Dubrovnik's City Walls

DBV-380 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | See Special Notes

from $89.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Pile Gate and Old Town  Pile Gate and Old Town
  • City Walls and Maritime Museum City Walls and Maritime Museum
  • Maritime Museum

You will see:

  • Franciscan Monastery and Pharmacy Franciscan Monastery and Pharmacy
  • Dominican Monastery Dominican Monastery

Strenuous Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Max. Group Size: 45

Tour Overview

Departing from your ship, your motorcoach takes a panoramic route so you can capture the true splendor of one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean. After a brief photo stop, you'll continue to the infamous ancient city walls surrounding the Old Town, part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dubrovnik dates back over a thousand years, and was known as the Republic of Ragusa before it was overthrown by Napoleon in 1808. It once rivaled Venice in its importance to world culture. The city walls you see were constructed mainly during the 12th to 17th centuries in order to protect the city-state's freedom, and of course, its safety. They are considered to be amongst the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, since no hostile army ever breached them during this time period.

Many consider walking the walls an essential Dubrovnik experience. The views during the 1.2-mile walk are unmatched, with breathtaking scenes both inside and outside the walls. You'll start on the walls' northern portion. As you stroll along them with your guide, you can see the sparkling blue waters along the seashore and the historic 15th-century buildings in Old Town. After walking for 30 minutes, you'll stop at the Maritime Museum, located in St. John's Fortress in the ramparts' southeast corner. The museum is full of artifacts like scale models of famous ships, surprisingly accurate ancient maps, knives, dueling pistols, antique coins, and treasures of Dubrovnik's nautical past.

After your museum visit and some refreshments, you'll continue your guided walk along the southern portion of the walls for another half hour. By now, you'll be ready to start exploring or shopping on your own. You'll have an hour of free time to do as you wish to complete your memorable day before returning to your motorcoach and your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Passengers are required to carry a government issued photo I.D. with them when going ashore. The tour may operate in reverse order,or the order of the sites visited may vary. Photography is not permitted inside any of the historic venues. This tour involves climbing many steps up & down during the course of the tour. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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