Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The City of Dubrovnik is buzzing with life all year around. The astonishing beauty of the marble-clad Old Town is only to be found within the city walls. It is always full of people in the squares, in the small alleyways, in the cafés, and in the bars. The clean beaches and the crystal-clear blue water surrounding the city walls of Dubrovnik captivate the visitor with their charm.
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    Top sights in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Old Town

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    Konavle Valley

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    Lovrijenac

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    Walls of Dubrovnik

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    Lokrum

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    City Harbor, Dubrovnik

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    Roland's Column

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    Stradun

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    Best Things to Do in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is a must-see city! Set against a backdrop of a cobalt blue sea, the old town walls have protected its architectural treasures in a pretty package for centuries. Once visiting this gem on the Adriatic coast, you’ll promise to return again.

    Stradun
    Paved in limestone that shimmers like water in the sunlight, the pedestrian street from the 11th century runs through the heart of the old town and is popular day and night.

    Dubrovnik Cathedral
    Dedicated to St. Blaise, today’s 18th-century Baroque structure stands on the site of previous cathedrals. A gold-plated arm, leg, and skull of the saint are in the treasury.

    Dubrovnik Synagogue
    Located on Ulica Žudioska (Jewish Street), it’s the world’s oldest Sephardic synagogue still in use and dates to 1408. It’s also the second oldest in Europe, the one in Prague is the oldest.

    City Walls of Dubrovnik
    The construction of the wall to encircle the city started in the 9th century. It underwent further enhancements, including the addition of 15 forts, in the 15th century.

    Lovrijenac
    Built upon a rock 121 feet above the sea, the fort dates to the early 14th century. The inscription over the entrance reads: Freedom is not sold for all the gold in the world.

    Koločep
    Also known as Kalamota Island, this tranquil spot is a quick trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters or a paddle by kayak through the Blue Cave.

    Planning Your Dubrovnik Visit

    How many days to spend in Dubrovnik?

    Of course, not everyone has a week to spare, but to truly appreciate what Dubrovnik has to offer, we recommend spending at least four days there. This will let you take in the major sights, with enough time left over to kick back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

    Getting around

    You’ll only need your own two feet when visiting the attractions in the old town. At first it may seem like a complex maze to navigate, but it’s fun to explore. You’ll find one side of the Stradun is flat, while the other side is steep in parts. Buses 1A, 1B and 1C run regularly between the old town and the main bus station.

    Is Dubrovnik safe?

    Dubrovnik is considered to be a safe city for everyone, so it is perfectly safe to walk the streets of all city areas during the day or night.

    Good to know

    Language

    Croatian

    Currency

    Croatian Kuna (kn)

    Country Code

    +385

    Time Zone

    UTC (+01:00)

    Best time to visit

    The cruise ships and ‘Game of Thrones’ fans flood the city from May to August. Its best to visit during the late Spring when you can wander the city freely and the weather warm but not yet at peak heat. Keep in mind the boats to the islands are infrequent during the off-season.

    What people are saying about Dubrovnik

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great tour of Dubrovnik, inc info for GoT
    Great tour of Dubrovnik including lots of information on the filming and locations of Game of thrones. Our guide was Joseph who was very informative and enjoyed teaching us about the Game of Thrones information. He didn’t rush the tour and there were just enough people to make sure it ran smoothly. To begin with, there were too many people and they split us into groups of 2. It was a good time of day to do the tour at 11 am, a bit can imagine it would be too hot in the summer months to so it at this time. I had a great day and would definitely recommend this tour.

    Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour reviewed by Michelle

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Local knowledge and passion – early to beat the crowds
    We met our guide Monika for an early morning walk to avoid the large tour groups. Monika was articulate, passionate and humorous in her description of this beautiful city. Her input enriched the understanding we had already gained after a few days in the town. We learned history – both old and more recent – which is very rich and was delivered with a personal and local flavor. We also gained some insight into life in this old town on the current day. I would highly recommend this tour to ensure a full appreciation of the old city of Dubrovnik.

    Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour – Small Group reviewed by KIM

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An excellent tour with a wonderful guide
    A perfect start to our short break. We were shown all the main city sights and given a detailed, often humorous, history of the town. Marco, our guide, was a star – relaxed, funny, very knowledgable and personable. He interacted so well with everything in the group-young and not so young! The supplied headset meant that you could hear clearly everything being described. A highly recommended tour for all ages

    Dubrovnik: 1.5-Hour Old Town Guided Walking Tour reviewed by Eric

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Adam is the secret highlight of the tour
    We had the pleasure of seeing Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls via Laus Tours. The pick up was uncomplicated and well communicated and the minivan was just big enough to allow for the group to get to know each other. There was plenty of time in both places to roam around and see all your heart desired. The highlight of the tour, however, was our guide Adam. God knows how he comes up with his jokes but he made the whole bus belly laugh throughout. No matter what topic you throw at him, he’ll have something to say about it – and it’s always well researched. A walking encyclopedia/stand up comedian, we would take any tour anywhere as long as it’s led by this little legend. Highly recommended!

    From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour reviewed by Karl

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