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Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

1. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

2. Dubrovnik: Game of Thrones Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Dubrovnik and see an iconic location from Game of Thrones on this engaging phone game. Discover Onofrio's Fountain, West Harbour, Ethnographic Museum, and more. Start the game at Ploce gate. Take the role of a soldier fighting against invaders. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2.5-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Gradac Park.

Dubrovnik: City Walls & Military History Small-Group Tour

3. Dubrovnik: City Walls & Military History Small-Group Tour

Meet your local tour guide on the square in front of fort Revelin, near Ploče city gate. Get to know your fellow travelers and then follow your guide to the city walls! Once you buy the ticket at the entrance, you'll climb up and immediately enjoy the first breathtaking view of the Old harbor. Listen to your guide as they explain the importance of maritime activities, seafaring and trade in the old times of the Dubrovnik Republic and how important it was to have the Old harbor protected from enemy attacks. Discover fort Revelin and how it guarded the eastern approach to the Old town for centuries. Walk along the northern stretch of the walls and learn about medieval warfare, bows and arrows, stone boulders and siege tactics. Stop on one of the towers and hear about the relations Dubrovnik Republic had with the Ottoman Empire. As you will have learnt on this tour, Dubrovnik always put diplomacy in the first place and rarely resorted to actual fighting. The climb on top of Minčeta fort will surely be one of the highlights of your tour: take-in the views of early-morning Dubrovnik basking in the warm sun! Listen to your tour guide explaining about the great Italian architect Michelozzi who contributed to the construction of this remarkable fortress. Learn about the old gun foundry and just how many cannons there used to be on the city walls. Mid-way along the walls you'll have a brief photo stop; the view of the Stradun, Dubrovnik's famous main street, will be amazing! Continue along the western stretch of the walls and hear about forts Lovrijenac and Bokar and how they protected the Pile gate. Did you know that Lovrijenac fort at certain places has walls up to twelve meters thick? Walk along the southern stretch of the medieval walls of Dubrovnik, and discover both the oldest as well as the youngest section of the wall. Learn about the historical relations that Dubrovnik Republic had with Venice and the longstanding rivalry between the two competitors in maritime trade. This two-hour small-group tour covers the military history of the old Dubrovnik Republic and explains in-depth the construction of the walls and the city's defenses. It also focuses on the diplomatic efforts to ensure the survival of the ancient city-state of Dubrovnik in between the political giants of the time - Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Your tour guide will gladly answers your questions and help you to gain a better understanding of the city's complex history. Upon completing the full circle on the city walls you can choose to get off the walls at the same place where you entered to continue discovering the Old town, or, if you want, go on another lap, now enriched with the knowledge of the place!

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What people are saying about Revelin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 273 reviews

The guide was really helpful and was answering all our questions. She showed us everything and explained the history of the walls of Dubrovnik. This tour was a great experience and I highly recommend it!!The view was amazing and i am glad i have learnt some parts of Dubrovnik’s history!

Des(h)a was an amazing guide. She shared so much about the history and the culture. She answered questions. And was super engaging. The sights and the sunset views were of course incredible. Highly recommended!

Highly recommend this City Wall walking tour while in Dubrovnik. And our guide Desa is excellent. Her patience, knowledge and friendly personality made the experience even more memorable.

Fantastic tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The tour was interesting yet relaxed. An excellent time of day to walk the walls. Not too hot and didn’t feel too busy.

Very good guide Michaela . Knowledgeable and informative. Small tour of 5 people