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Discover Dubrovnik's Rich History on an Archaeology Walking Tour

 

Are you bored with the typical touristy stuff in Dubrovnik? We've got you covered with a unique and awesome private walking tour that mixes archaeology, history and sports! We'll show you the most amazing basketball court ever, located on top of a 16th century gun foundry. Plus, we'll take you on a tour of the secret tunnels of Minčeta tower, which were used as bomb shelters during the Croatian war in '91. But wait, there's more! You'll also get to explore the western bulwark of the city walls and the fort Bokar, which has great views of the Adriatic Sea. And the best part? You won't have to fight through the crowds to see these hidden gems.

We invite you to escape the crowds, be different from others and explore with us the secret tunnels of Minčeta tower, the fascinating archeological site of the medieval gun foundry in the upper corner tower and the western bulwark of the walls. Choose this unique private walking tour that we’ve designed to take you on a very unusual and non-touristy walk along the still-undiscovered parts of Dubrovnik city walls. Hundreds of people walk the walls of Dubrovnik every day, but only a dozen discover their secret corners!

You will see how the brilliant Florentine architect Michelozzi designed and developed the gun holes in mid-15th century to protect the city of Dubrovnik from possible Ottoman Turkish attacks. We’ll show you the upper corner gun foundry museum, an archaeological site where back in the day cannons were made for defense of the city. You’ll hear about 15th century warfare and political affairs of the old Dubrovnik Republic, a small city-state that struggled to survive between Venice and the Ottoman Empire.

This private walking tour is for the history and archaeology lovers out there and for all those who want a truly unique, non-touristy and unusual experience of Dubrovnik. This is a two-hour private tour led by a professional licensed tour guide and a local of Dubrovnik who will share with you the intriguing facts and stories from the old days, but also explain the recent history of Dubrovnik and the war in the early 1990s, that saw the city under siege and bombarded, whilst the people took shelter in the very same tunnels of Minčeta tower that you’ll get to explore on this tour.

Be different from other people and book this unusual private walking tour of the non-touristy section of the city walls to discover the hidden and still quiet parts of Dubrovnik. There’s only eight spots on this unusual tour, so act fast - choose your preferred date on the calendar and book now!

Tour features & benefits:

 

  1. Escape the crowds: Get away from the tourist crowds and discover a non-touristy part of Dubrovnik
  2. Play basketball under the Minčeta Tower: Shoot some hoops above a 15th century gun foundry for the most unusual and memorable experience
  3. Discover secret tunnels: Explore the old casemates of the western bulwark of the city walls
  4. Visit the underground museum: Learn about the old gun foundry at an underground archaeological museum in the upper corner tower of the walls.

Prices, duration and schedule for 2024:

  • 150 Euros per tour
  • the tour takes two hours and is capped at a maximum eight guests
  • departs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10am (morning tour option) and 4.30 pm (afternoon tour option) from April 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024
  • This tour is available on request only, upon availability check. Use the calendar to check the dates and times and make a reservation request.

Please note:

The tour price does NOT include the entrance fee for the tunnels of Minčeta tower. This is included in the ticket for the city walls and we recommend you buy them beforehand. This is to be paid separately, by cash or credit card, and it costs 35 Euros per person. We recommend getting the Dubrovnik Pass as it includes the entrance to Minčeta tower.

Watch the video we made to get a taste of the things you'll discover on this tour! 

More great tours:

If you want to walk the main city walls, do it with a guide! We also have our City walls tour which expands on the military history of Dubrovnik and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the great views over the Old town.