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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.
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Dubrovnik Walking Tours
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.
  • 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
  • Listen as your guide shares personal perspective on the fighting
  • Hear how Dubrovnik has risen to become one of Croatia’s most attractive cities
  • Learn how the war has affected Dubrovnik’s inhabitants and see how the city has risen in the modern era
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Educational and interesting

We joined Ivana on 'The Story of the War' tour as I was interested to learn about the conflict in the '90s. The tour was really good, Ivana delivered the story in a non-biased way and I found it very interesting. She brought the information...More

3  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 3 days ago
Tour guide related personal & family experiences

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Ermina, and learned so much about the background of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. She remembered the war from her childhood and told us about damage to her grandmother's home in the old part of the city....More

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MaroC1978, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. A Story About the War is not our most popular tour, but, we do it because people who do this tour think it is great. Ermina will be glad to hear you liked her presentation...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour about the war

Ivana provided a very insightful and interesting tour about the history and war on Croatia in the early 90’s. The tour was one hour, and well worth the 90 kuna.More

2  Thank Geraldine O
MaroC1978, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Geraldine, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with our tour. A Story About the War is a very specialized tour and not so many people are interested in this topic. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Croatia! Best regards, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
War Walking Tour

Our guide Ivana really knew everything about the war in Dbrovnik. This tour and Ivana is highly recommended.

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MaroC1978, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wilfried, Thanks for sharing this. Ivana will be delighted to hear you would recommend her tour to the other travelers. Kind regards, Maro Carevic Dubrovnik Walking Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago
Top quality informative and interesting walking tour

Ivana is an excellent guide with a real knowledge and enthusiasm for her subject. She started the tour with an interesting and informative overview of the background which led to the most recent conflicts. . Ivana’s retelling of her family’s memories and experiences of the...More

2  Thank diannuccia
MaroC1978, Owner at Dubrovnik Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Diannuccia, First of all, thank you for joining A Story About the War tour. Most people prefer "lighter" tours on their vacation. We believe it is important to keep sharing the information about the recent war with the world. Thanks for your kind review!...More

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