Dubrovnik's City Walls

4 hours | Dubrovnik | DBV-380
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Points of Interest

  • Franciscan Monastery and Pharmacy
  • Dominican Monastery
  • Pile Gate and Old Town
  • City Walls and Maritime Museum
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

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.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for photo stop of Dubrovnik's Riviera

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walking tour of the northern part of the City Walls

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

A visit to the Maritime Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Refreshments at the Mimoza restaurant in Pile Square

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour of the southern portion of the City Walls

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Free time in Old Town

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10