City Tour War Tour Dubrovnik

A walking tour where you'll find out about the turbulent 20th century in Dubrovnik. In 80 years, five different regimes controlled Dubrovnik, including the fascist Ustaša - Croatian movement and communist Yugoslavia under Tito. The communist regime fell apart during the brutal Croatian Homeland War and Dubrovnik wasn't spared.

On the contrary, the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was bombed and sieged for the first time in its centuries-long history. Relive those difficult times in the very streets where it happened with the help of photographs. These were taken by brave people who risked and even lost their lives to raising awareness of the terror that shook Dubrovnik in the 1990s.
Price
185HRK per person
Duration
2 hours
Destination
Dubrovnik
Travellers
1-20

Find out more about War in Dubrovnik: Life under siege

Take a 2-hour tour on the fall of Communist Yugoslavia, and the Croatian fight for independence in the disastrous Homeland War.
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A walking tour where you'll find out about the turbulent 20th century in Dubrovnik. In 80 years, five different regimes controlled Dubrovnik, including the fascist Ustaša - Croatian movement and communist Yugoslavia under Tito. The communist regime fell apart during the brutal Croatian Homeland War and Dubrovnik wasn't spared.

On the contrary, the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was bombed and sieged for the first time in its centuries-long history. Relive those difficult times in the very streets where it happened with the help of photographs. These were taken by brave people who risked and even lost their lives to raising awareness of the terror that shook Dubrovnik in the 1990s.
Highlights
  • Learn what was life in a town under siege like
  • Learn of the bombings exactly where it happened and see the damage, still visible on the architecture
  • Hear personal stories of people who survived the war and the ones that didn’t
  • 80+ wartime photos and videos
Tour Dates and Times
Apr 1st to Oct 31st every day at 4 pm
Nov 1st to Mar 31st no tours
Destination
Dubrovnik
Departure Location
In front of the Orlando's Column at Luža Square
Return Location
Memorial Room of the Defenders of Dubrovnik, Old Town Sponza Palace
Additional Information
Tour language: English Booking information: Instant confirmation How to recognize the guide: Follow the orange umbrella Price: 185HRK / 25€ per person
Price includes
  • Guidance by a certified local guide with 500+ tours experience

War Tour Dubrovnik requires a booking, so please book your spot tour in advance. Feel free check out our TripAdvisor reviews and do not hesitate to contact us with any question you might have.

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Luza Street in front of Orlando's Column

Meeting point where you will be introduced to Dubrovnik and the beginning of Croatian Homeland War
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Stradun

The relations between Croatian, Serbian and Montenegrin people in Dubrovnik are becoming tense.
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Large Onofrio's Fountain

The war begins, Dubrovnik is under attack.
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Ivo Grbić Palace

Dubrovnik is under siege but the people don’t give up.
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Orthodox Church

How to justify attacking a UNESCO Site? Propaganda!
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Gundulic Square

A day in life under siege: bombings, alarms, shelters, shortages.
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Dubrovnik Cathedral

Life goes on even under siege: food, fishing, schools, work, weddings.
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Port of Dubrovnik

6th of December: When all hell broke loose
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Sponza Palace

Young man’s life for a photo

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Memorial Room of Dubrovnik Defenders

The ones we thank for being free.

More about this tour

Sign up for the tour and meet your guide In front of Orlando's Column, Luza street for a 1.5-hour War Tour of Dubrovnik. The fall of communist Yugoslavia ended with the Croatian Homeland War.

The war spread all over Croatia. Dubrovnik, a town under UNESCO World Heritage protection, based its income on tourism. There was no military base nor soldiers in Dubrovnik. There was no reason and no excuse to attack Dubrovnik. Yet, the attack happened and it was brutal. Dubrovnik was under siege for months, without water and electricity.

Around 50 000 people were hiding from bombs falling all around the Old Town. It is time to hear their stories, both of those that survived and those that didn’t. Highly educated guides, with the help of over 80 wartime photos and videos, will take you on a stroll through the 1990s war and life in a town under siege.

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