Learn why Dubrovnik is called the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ on this tour of the city’s Stari Grad, or Old Town, and its thick centuries old city walls. See the monasteries and churches, the palaces and the burgher houses, learn the history behind them, and stroll the streets with your guide. Hear about daily life in Dubrovnik during the Middle Ages, as well as, during the battles in the early 1990s. Then ascend to the walls, getting great views of the city and the sea. This Combo is a great way to get two tours—of the city and the walls—at one discounted price.
Explore Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with your local guide
See Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace and the Church of St Blaise.
Visit Dubrovnik's ancient city walls and see Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower
Discover the Fort Lovrijenac independently, the only fort physically separated from the City Walls
Dubrovnik Old Town: Stroll the limestone-clad streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town with your guide while getting a deeper sense and knowledge of history during this walking tour. Get an insider’s view of the sites and landmarks in this stunning city: learn the story behind Onofrio’s Fountain, the circular structure that local often quench their thirst at. See the Franciscan Monastery and its restored Pieta sculpture, as well as, one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. Then move down the Stradun, the main pedestrian way in the Old Town, to the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, today the home of the state archives. Here you’ll also see the City Bell Tower, the Rector’s Palace, Orlando’s Column and the Church of St Blaise, the patron saint of Dubrovnik. Expect to be wowed and dazzled your guide regales the city’s history to you. Dubrovnik Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour: Navigate the city walls with your local guide and hear amazing facts and history about the thick 80-foot (25-meter) walls on this walking tour. Learn the history of the imposing 12th-century walls (entrance fees not included) and learn about some of the invasions and invaders the walls have stopped. Slowly walk around the walls, getting magnificent views of the Old Town and the shimmering blue Adriatic Sea. Get a sight of Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower. And then finish the tour at Fort Lovrijenac, the only fort that belongs to the city walls but is physically separated from them.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jul 2019
An excellent presentation of the history of the place by Davor , displaying a good sense of humour -- an enriching experience.
This combo tour was the best tour I have ever experienced!! The guides were so enthusiastic, knowledgable and added with their own living experiences of this particular area bought the history of this magical place alive - Well done - highly recommend you👏👏👏
ld Town and Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour
, Jun 2019
Excellent tour. Both tours were taken by very knowledgeable guides who made it very interesting. There are many tours available but would definitely recommend these. They are both the right length of time and with a decent amount of time in between to do other things in the old town, like lunch.
5 Stars for the Ancient City Walls walking tour / 2 Stars for the Old Town walking tour. General feedback and advice is below.
Skip the Old Town Historical Walking Tour and just purchase the Ancient City Walls Historical Walking Tour. Much of the information presented on the Ancient City Walls tour was repeated on the Old Town tour but the views from the Ancient City Walls were much better. You'd only miss a few things by only buying the Ancient City Walls tour and the items you'd miss can easily be done or discovered on your own with a guidebook or by purchasing the 9 museum pass.
- We did the 5:00 pm tour and it was definitely the best choice. The temperature was cooler, there was a bit of a breeze, and the views as the sun was setting were great.
- We had a great guide who kept everyone moving but still allowed us enough time to snap photos and appreciate what we were seeing.
- The commentary provided by our guide offered valuable and timely information about the sites we were seeing.
Things to Know:
- The Ancient City Walls are a popular tourist attraction for a reason. They're beautiful in their own right, have wonderful views, and offer a great opportunity to hear about Dubrovnik's history but yes, they are crowded. You will be among many other tourists on their own and in groups.
- It takes about 2 hours to walk all the way around the walls.
- Make sure you know if your tour includes the admission prices for the walls or if you will buy that separately on-site.
- Stay toward the front of your group, near your guide whenever you can. The headsets only work within a certain range so if you fall behind you'll miss a lot of the information and just listen to a lot of static.
- The places selling drinks and desserts on the walls are really overpriced. I'd skip them and get something elsewhere if you can wait until after the tour ends.
- Wear shoes that are suitably comfortable for walking. You'll be standing or walking for at least 2 hours.
- Bring a hat or at least sunglasses. Wear sunscreen too. It's very sunny up on the walls and there is extremely limited shade.
- Don't throw out your admission ticket to the walls. You have to show it again halfway through the tour.
My wife and i were so delighted joining the tour , guided by Marco, to understand how and why Dubronvik had to build the Wall that way. He even explained to us the civil war in 1991. It was a very interesting tour that you couldn't afford to miss when you travel in Croatia.
Brilliant tour of the Old Town with Marco in the morning, a true Croatian with excellent English. Knowledgeable and very engaging with the group. Afternoon tour of the walls was ok, spoilt a little by the headset coverage. Worth doing as well though !