Should we walk Dubrovnik Walls ?

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#21
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Originally posted by DrivesLikeMario
Can you get tickets at the Ploce Gate though? Thanks for the info. to those of you above that helped.
Yes.

If entering the 'old town' from the Pile Gate, simply walk the Stradun towards the marina and take a left where it ends. The view of the old town is not to be missed from atop the Minceta Tower(the highest point along the wall).

There is an ATM @ the main bus station located right next to the ship (if docked in Gruz Harbor). It's a simple process to grab a few Kunas, as well as purchase an all day bus pass there. Easy Peasy.

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We loved it and would recommend it to anyone able to navigate the steps and walk for a good hour or so. There are spots you can take a break to have a drink or snack or just sit.


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Originally posted by paul929207
It is a climb to get up the steps to the top. Probably 20 or 30 steps. After that it is a lovely walk around. There are places you can stop and sit for a bit. There are also places you can go back down along the way. So if it is too much you can end early.

We enjoyed it and were mid 60's and about 70 when we did it.
x2 on this. IMO, the best part of the walk is the section overlooking the sea. You can climb the wall right as you enter the city and walk along the southern section then exit. The views out to sea and overlooking the old town are fantastic.
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Originally posted by Skai
Yes.

If entering the 'old town' from the Pile Gate, simply walk the Stradun towards the marina and take a left where it ends. The view of the old town is not to be missed from atop the Minceta Tower(the highest point along the wall).

There is an ATM @ the main bus station located right next to the ship (if docked in Gruz Harbor). It's a simple process to grab a few Kunas, as well as purchase an all day bus pass there. Easy Peasy.
Thanks so much for the help!
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I can't imagine going to Dubrovnik and not walking the wall. We only walked half way (on the sea side) but the views were amazing. Be sure to look for the Buza Bar. It is well hidden but quite unlike any place else we have ever stopped for a drink. In the afternoon we caught a ferry over to Cavtat and had a nice seafood lunch. Enjoy your time in Dubrovnik!
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Originally posted by Tedferg
We will be on a five hour tour, Mt Sdr, Catvat, Dubrovnik Old Town guided tour - then free time in Old Town. We are four active mid-70s and wonder if it is worth the effort to walk the walls. I have read that it takes 90 minutes and best to get there early before crowds. We would not ne there until mid-afternoon.

We can make a game time decision but thought it would be nice to have your input.
What month will you be in Dubrovnik? I have done the wall twice. My suggestion would be to skip your tour and take taxi from ship to old town. There is plenty to do in Old town to include walking the wall. Most cruise lines offer bus service to and from old town. You can walk from the ship to old town; it's about a mile; but if you're going to walk the wall, suggest taxi or ship sponsored bus
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Originally posted by Tedferg
We will be on a five hour tour, Mt Sdr, Catvat, Dubrovnik Old Town guided tour - then free time in Old Town. We are four active mid-70s and wonder if it is worth the effort to walk the walls. I have read that it takes 90 minutes and best to get there early before crowds. We would not ne there until mid-afternoon.

We can make a game time decision but thought it would be nice to have your input.
If you have the time, then definitely do it. Great vistas from around the city, but make sure you are up to the steps and it is early enough in the day to avoid the masses.
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#33
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AF1 - May 2nd - we have committed to the tour and think it will be worth it, though your advice for bus/taxi DIY is good.

Grego - one of us had hip replacement but is mostly steady on her feet - are the steps really difficult ?

Sofiefluerie Agree - 'Dubrovniklady' on Ports board said they now accept Euros.

Edit: I went to Dubrovnik Card site for details.
#34
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Originally posted by Tedferg

Grego - one of us had hip replacement but is mostly steady on her feet - are the steps really difficult ?

Edit: I went to Dubrovnik Card site for details.
I'm not Grego but I walked half the walls (the water side) on October 15 after having my right hip replaced on June 21 and my left on July 12. I used a cane for stability. When the ticket takers at the bottom of the steps saw me they told me to go up as slowly as necessary. I wouldn't have wanted to try it if the steps had been wet but dry they were no problem. As soon as you get to the top of the steps you are rewarded with a gorgeous view.

I'm glad you went to the Dubrovnik Card site. If you decide to do Dubrovnik entirely DIY, it also includes public transportation.
#36
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You can spend quite a bit of time in the walled city. There are a couple great churches; one which was bombed during the 1990's and there are marks in the wall of the church; walking the wall is great, shops for exploring; plus some neat cafe's that face the water. I have visited a winery, also an aquaduct which was pretty neat
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#38
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Originally posted by Wishing on a star
Sounds like the wall is a big highlight.
I have never done anything quite like that!
I will have to research how to walk a section of the wall, and which section.
Not sure I want to try the entire thing!
It would take over two hours if you walked the entire wall. There are some beautiful sights from the wall. The sea just below. Last time I walked the wall the Croatian water polo team was practicing in the water just below me. It was neat
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#39
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This is a picture of the walked city. It is quite a large wall going around the city
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#40
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This is inside the walled city; the Dome in background is one of the churches.

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