We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Save

A Story About the War Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 1-hour walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town with your guide
  • Gain insight into the Balkan Peninsula’s complex 20th-century struggles
More
A Story About the War Walking Tour
From US$14.13
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
DEFAULT
US$14.13
Overview
Learn of the struggles faced by Croatians during times of war on this 1-hour Dubrovnik walking tour. Explore Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town and listen as your guide sheds light on the Balkan Peninsula’s troubled past. Gain insight into the roots of Croatia’s 20th-century wartime history and learn how the struggles are perceived by Dubrovnik’s locals today. With personal accounts from your guide, hear stories from Dubrovnik’s ancient and modern history, and piece them together to gain understanding of the state of the nation and its people in the modern era.
What to Expect
At the very start of the 20th century the Balkan Peninsula was perceived as 'the restless corner of Europe'. Many who endeavor to explain what was actually going on feel that the deep, underlying reasons were not easy to understand.
The historical background will help you to see how recent conflicts have laid their roots in the past. Find out some of the misconceptions people had about the recent war, what it was like to live in a besieged town, and how everything returned back to normal. First-person accounts by your guide, stories from the ancient and modern history of the region, all in the spectacular setting of the Old Town, will give you a deeper insight into the true nature of Dubrovnik and its people.
Reviews (73)
1 - 5 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Excellent guide and tour

1 hour went to fast. Guide Ivana was telling us a story that was both historical and personal. She captured us completely and it was easy to travel back in time.

5  Thank Pernilla S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great informative tour

Thanks Ivana, really enjoyed the tour and learning more about the conflict and how it affected Croatia and Dubrovnik in particular. Ivana had awesome knowledge and was a great guide. Cheers Mark

1  Thank 364nicola
MaroC1978, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Ivana will be very happy to read you liked her tour. Best regards, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik Walking Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago
Unmissable

Don't let the title put you off - this is a fascinating and poignant insight into quite recent dramatic events in the streets you walk through, brought to life by Ivana, who tells the story from the perspective of her & her family. It's a...More

3  Thank rich963
Maro C, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Rich, Thanks for sharing your experience with Ivana's War Tour. She will be happy to hear you liked her tour and tips. Kindest regards, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik Walking Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ivana was great guide!

Recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about how Dubrovnik was affected during the breakup of Yugoslavia. Ivana was great and knowledgeable, plus she has personal histories during the war time. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone visiting Dubrovnik.

2  Thank Rio R
Maro C, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rio, Thank you for your excellent feedback! We are happy to hear there are still kind people who appreciate a great tour and rate it with 5*. I'll tell Ivana about your review. All the best, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik Walking Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago
A personal perspective on the war from Ivana our guide

Ivana really knew her stuff and gave an excellent personal insight into the war, combining an informative oversight of the history with some personal accounts of life in Dubrovnik. Great value and we didn’t walk far so it wasn,t even a hike.

1  Thank wood1350
Maro C, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Ivana will be delighted to hear you enjoyed her tour. We wish you all the best for the rest of your stay in Croatia. Best regards, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik Walking Tours

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from A Story About the War Walking Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines