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Last updated: 16 March, 2024
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

For dazzling views over Dubrovnik’s old town rooftops and the Adriatic, this 2km stroll around the battlements is an absolute must.

Among the best-preserved city fortifications in the world, they date back to the 13th century but were reinforced when the Ottoman Turks threatened in the 15th century.

Standing up to 24m high and 6m wide, they have deterred would-be aggressors for many centuries, but today they’re a major tourist attraction.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 hour

Getting there & doing it

There are several access points to the walls in the old town, but the main entrance is at the beginning of Stradun, just inside Pile Gate. Audio guides in English are available to hire at the entrance if you want some commentary, though most people simply stroll and enjoy the views.

When to do it

The walls get extremely busy during peak season (July-August) and are exposed to the full summer sun, so avoid hiking them in the middle of the day.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Ancient City Walls & Wars Walking Tour

Dubrovnik

Ancient City Walls & Wars Walking Tour
Discover what makes Dubrovnik so special on this historical walking tour of the city’s ancient walls. Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in the world, and its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. On this captivating historical tour, learn the interesting history of this walled city from your knowledgeable local guide as you wander around Dubrovnik's City Walls and see Fort Revelin, Minceta Tower and other Dubrovnik landmarks.

Price: €25

Min age: 0

Rating 4.83 / 5 [992 ratings]

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Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount

Dubrovnik

Combo: Old Town & Ancient City Walls - 2 tours at a discount
2 tours at a discount! Discover the best of Dubrovnik on a combined tour of Dubrovnik's Old Town and ancient city walls. With your local guide, explore Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Orlando's Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector's Palace and the Church of St Blaise. Then, explore the city ancient walls and see Fort Revelin and Minceta Tower. As you wander around Dubrovnik, learn the interesting history of this walled city from your knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy two bestselling product at a discounted price! P.S. Please keep in mind the schedule of the tours, they don't necessarily run one after the other. Please be aware that this is a shared group tour and entrance tickets for the city walls are not included!

Price: €43

Min age: 0

Rating 4.80 / 5 [571 ratings]

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Dubrovnik Cable Car Ride, Old Town Walking Tour plus City Walls

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Cable Car Ride, Old Town Walking Tour plus City Walls
Save on two must-experience Dubrovnik tours with a Super Saver that combines a Mt Srđ cable car trip with an Old Town and city walls walking tour! Ride up in the cable car with a guide, and gaze down at the glorious Dalmatian Coast and city of Dubrovnik from the peak of the famous mountain. Ride back down into the city and explore Dubrovnik's Old Town with a tour guide and UNESCO-listed city walls on your own, discovering the history of top city attractions such as Sponza Palace, Church of St Blaise, Minčeta Tower and more. The city walls portion of the tour is self-guided and not a part of the guided tour. Travelers will be provided the city walls entrance tickets at the end of the guided tour.

Price: €109

Min age: 0

Rating 4.53 / 5 [472 ratings]

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Dubrovnik City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik City Walls Sunset Guided Tour
Join us on a tour which will fully immerse you into true Dubrovnik's essence - the becoming of our unique and mesmerising city walls. Whichever brochure, add or pamflet you see about Dubrovnik, the spotlight will illuminate only one landmark in most occasions, the amazing city walls of old Ragusa. This is your one of a kind opportunity to find out about Dubrovnik and Croatia - their foundations, growth, zenith, fall, communism, recent war from 1991 and current times. Our guides will captivate you with their stories while you'll have so many photo opportunities you probably won't move your finger from the shutter. Our groups are smaller, our guides are local, they have an official license and they are fun. Also, visiting the walls will be a moderate workout since there are about 1.000 stairs, but just like with anything in life - if you want great photos and tales to tell after your holidays, it's worth putting a little bit of effort into it :)

Price: €25

Min age: 0

Rating 4.93 / 5 [46 ratings]

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City Walls of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

City Walls of Dubrovnik
This is a small group tour, maximum 8 people in a group so it is very private experience. If you are a family or friends of more then 8 people, you can request from me booking more then 8 people of course. If you dont like spending time with large groups this is perfect for you! Please be aware that ticket for city walls is extra fee 250kn ( you can pay in cash or credit card) and we will buy it at the entrance. Our meeting point will be Large Onofrio's fountain at the beggining of main street Stradun. We will show you the best locations to get best photos of Dubrovnik, we will hang out with local cats and see colorful narrow streets. We hope you will experience Dubrovnik like a local and fall in love with its hidden gems and terracotta roofs! :)

Price: €45

Min age: 1

Rating 4.95 / 5 [43 ratings]

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