7. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls 2 Walk Combo Ticket
For those wanting to truly experience the best of Dubrovnik, this tour package combines 2 enjoyable walks. The first 1.5-hour walk takes you through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town, where you can discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city.
Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, D’Onofrio’s Fountain, Orlando’s Column, and Rector’s Palace. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.
This 1.5-hour walk will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.
The second walk takes you on an exploration of the walls and wars in Dubrovnik. For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was not only protected by the diplomatic skill of its leaders, but by the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and defensive walls surrounding the city held firm.
This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges faced by Dubrovnik, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls.
Take in the breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress, were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This 2-hour walk is an undoubted highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history.
Please note that the two tours run according to schedule, not necessarily one after the other. At the time of booking you choose the time of the first tour. You can inform the tour guide on the day of the tour if you'd like to take the second tour.
1. Discover the Old Town (1.5-hour tour) runs daily:
May - Jun & July at 10 AM, 12 PMAugust at 10 AM, 3 PMSeptember at 10 AM and 6 PMOctober at 10 AM
2. Walls & Wars (2-hour tour) runs daily:
August 1-19: 9:15 AM, and 5:30 PMAugust 20-31: 9:15 AM & 5 PMSeptember at 3:30 PMOctober at 12 PM