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Walk the walls of Dubrovnik with a local! - Free guided tour

Duration: 1h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Marko
Registered on November 14, 2022

Hey there! I'm Marko, a local of Dubrovnik. I live inside the Old town (only 1000 people actually do!) so I consider myself privileged. I can't wait to show you around - this is my hometown, I grew up here and I know it inside out. I have a degree in journalism and public relations. So, when you go on a walk with me, you will be my public and I will be relating the history of my city!

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Tour description

Welcome everybody to this unusual walk along the walls of Dubrovnik!

Join me for a guided tour of the northern half of the city walls and you'll hear about cannons, medieval warfare, military engineering, smart diplomacy, and the struggle to survive!

We'll have nine stops along the way where you'll learn about the old Republic of Ragusa, the ancient Dubrovnik city-state, and how we protected our freedom and remained independent for 450 years, facing powerful rivals like Venice and the Ottoman Empire.

We'll cover the history of the walls, how they were built, and how they defended the city throughout the centuries. We'll also talk about the 1991 war in Croatia and the attacks on Dubrovnik.

As a local, I'll even show you my street - you can see it from the walls! (yes, I live inside the Old town ;) All the while you'll be able to enjoy amazing views of the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea.

This walk is a one-part guided tour, one-part do-your-own-thing: I'll leave you halfway through the walls, but enriched with new knowledge you can continue on your own! Feel free to take as many photos as you want, and walk the rest of the walls at your own pace... Just enjoy! 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ul. Svetog Dominika bb, 20000, Dubrov...
    Ul. Svetog Dominika bb, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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    I will be waiting in the corner of the square in front of Revelin fort, overlooking the Old harbour, by the cannon. I will be holding a red and white flag. See you there!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    St. Luke's Tower

    We'll enter the walls here. Make sure you have your Dubrovnik Pass ready on your phone so that we can skip the line for tickets!

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Revelin

    We'll talk about Revelin fort, one of five main fortifications that protected the city.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Dominican monastery

    We'll see the oldest monastery in Dubrovnik, established in the early 13th century.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    St. James' Tower

    This is where I'll tell you about the recent history and the attacks on Dubrovnik in 1991.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    St. Catherine's Tower

    This is where we'll dive into the history of old Dubrovnik and our rivalry with Venice and relationship with the Ottoman Turks!

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Minčeta Tower

    We'll climb up to the highest point of the walls for the best views!

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Dubrovnik Old Town Basketball Court

    You'll see the most amazing outdoor basketball court in the world, below the city walls and above a 16th century gun foundry!

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Gornji Ugao Tower

    This is where we'll discuss the structure of the walls, how they were built and the engineering behind it.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    St. Francis' Tower

    This will be our final stop! We'll say our goodbyes here, after having a little quiz at the end, just so that I know that you actually learned something along the way, before you continue on your own! ;)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Geri-Lynn 29 May 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Great tour. Right mixture of stories, facts and figures. I think walking the wall with a guide is so much better. I never would have learned as much.
Sanne 07 May 2024
Maastricht

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great time with Marko! He had a lot of interesting information and kept us engaged with questions. We would 100% recommend this tour.
roberta 06 May 2024
Rome

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Marko è persona cordiale, simpatica, preparata e coinvolgente. Appassionato della sua città, riesce a trasmettere un grande entusiasmo. La visita è davvero interessante e il punto di vista della città dall'alto è meraviglioso!
Sinead 24 Apr 2024
Straffan

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Excellent tour of the walls with Marko who had excellent knowledge & a lovely way of communicating. We were lucky to be the only people on the tour & he made it a very entertaining & enjoyable experience!
L J 09 Apr 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
It’s definitely very informative and lots of history behind the walls. I really enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend taking this tour with Marko.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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