Things to do in
Dubrovnik

Live your Game of Thrones fantasy in this majestic spot. Be enthralled from the ancient city walls to the ocean.

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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

1. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

2. From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

Depart in the morning and cruise to your first stop, Lopud. It is an island of beautiful sandy beaches, fortresses, churches, and monasteries rich with different types of valuable artwork. The boat will bring you to the main village, from here you can walk to the unique bay of Šunj at the opposite side of the island as you have 3 hours of free time. Next, head to Šipan, the largest island with many vineyards and olive orchards. There are numerous monuments on the island as well as over thirty churches, a few monasteries, and villas that you can discover during your free time here. Your last stop is the island of Koločep. Visitors to this island become besotted by its tranquility, smell of thick pine woods, crystal clear sea filled with fish and clams, and its sandy beaches. Along the way, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to try the fish menu with abundant vegetables from a family garden as well as homemade healthy olive oil. Meat lovers won't be disappointed as well. Your thirst will be quenched by Croatian white wine and homemade red wine. A fish (grilled fish + potato salad), meat (grilled chicken fillet + potato salad), or vegetarian menu is offered.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

3. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

4. Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

Hang on tight for an exciting zipline tour in Dubrovnik and enjoy taking 2 zipline rides. Feel your adrenaline rush as you see panoramic views of the old town and surrounding landscape. Meet your guide and start your tour with a panoramic drive to Mount Srdj, overlooking Dubrovnik's old town. During your drive, witness what made the mountain a place of cultural importance to the locals and why its name is embedded in the history books of the city. Reach the top and have a briefing with your zipline guide. Afterward, familiarize yourself with the equipment and try ziplining on a short training course. Once the group is ready, take 2 rides down the zipline lines with a breathtaking view of Dubrovnik's old town, the sea, and the surrounding landscape. Safely follow your guide as they take you through the whole experience and take you back to land.

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

5. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

Your full-day trip begins by sailing to Koločep, an island covered with pine forest and home to a picturesque fishing village located on the bay. Next your cruise continues on to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fishing port that’s home to the 16th-century villa of the Skočibuha family. Your last stop is the island of Lopud, a place with a long naval tradition and home to many famous captains and sailors. Enjoy a walk along Lopud Bay to the Franciscan monastery and the Gjorgic-Mayneri Park that dates back to the 19th century. There will also be a bar stocked with a wide variety of drinks and wines available for purchase. Finally, there will be time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches. Select when booking for the following food options for lunch: • Fish menu• Meat menu• Vegetarian menu• Children's menu

Dubrovnik: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center

6. Dubrovnik: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center

Hop aboard a convenient shared transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik city center. Transfers from the airport are linked to flight arrivals - each bus departs the airport approximately 30 minutes after each flight arrival. Customers can alight at either the Old Town of Dubrovnik, or at the main bus station in Gruž. Buses back to the airport depart from Dubrovnik city center 120 minutes before each international flight, and 90 minutes before each domestic flight. Buses depart from the main bus station in Gruž and make one stop in Dubrovnik (cable car bus stop) before continuing to Dubrovnik airport.

Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Group Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Group Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel or apartment, depart Dubrovnik and travel by air-conditioned vehicle along the beautiful coast of Croatia. Head north along the coastal road and pass the pretty seaside villages of the Adriatic Sea. Get panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands and stop for a coffee in the town of Neum. Wander the cobblestone streets of the bazaar on arrival and experience the city's multi-cultural and multi-faith vibe on almost every corner. Admire the slender minarets of the Middle Mosque and the ornate wooden balconies of the everyday houses. Enjoy some authentic food in one of the local restaurants before making your way to the Kravice Waterfalls. Marvel at the tufa cascades of the Trebižat River, and then depart In the late afternoon for the return trip to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

8. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

Set sail on the glittering sea for a scenic journey from Dubrovnik around Croatia's breathtaking coast. Relax with refreshing drinks on deck as you admire panoramic views of Croatia, picturesque caves, and beaches. Stop at the famous Blue Cave where you can jump into the water to swim or snorkel. Next, visit three more caves before relaxing on Šunj's sandy beach for an hour — one of the most famous beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the striking blue waters of the sea that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

9. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s electric atmosphere.

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

10. Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Immerse yourself in the city of ‘King’s Landing’ with a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sights, as seen in Game of Thrones. Explore Westeros’ capital city with local guides, who will take you to the most famous filming locations and let you in on the secrets of its production. Instantly recognize where parts of the story played out while your guide shares anecdotes and shows you iconic images from the series. Visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress (Red Keep) and admire the seemingly endless fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. See the Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and was pelted with dung or put yourself into the shoes of Cercei as she was taking her walk of shame through the city. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories and as your guide may well have been a Game of Thrones extra or stand-in and have the opportunity to take a photo on the famous iron throne!

Frequently asked questions about Dubrovnik

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Dubrovnik?

    You can see the major attractions within the walled city in two full days, but consider Dubrovnik as a base to explore the surrounding area on some day-trips. This option also allows you to enjoy spending more time in the old town in the evening.

  • 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.

  • Where to stay in Dubrovnik

    Staying within the old town is an ideal place to be, but suggested areas outside the city walls include Lapad and Ploce, the later being a bit hilly with nice views over historical Dubrovnik.

Good to know

  • Language
    Croatian
  • Currency
    Croatian Kuna (kn)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +385
  • 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.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 13,807 reviews

Despite the guise Robert and us being unable to initially find each other ( directions could be updated ) we had a fabulous tour . Robert was amazing , very attentive and incredibly knowledgable and wanted to make sure we had the best trip we could. He lengthened the trip duration to enable us to view the most incredible sunset above Dubrovnik and even dropped us off at our hotel instead of the original pick up place to save my weary feet . This trip was made by Robert because of his level of information and interest . Such good value for money when the cable car on its own almost costs as much as this full trip and all you do is go up and down Mount Srd - we saw more than we would have done with the cable car and learned all the history too . Fantastic

It was a lovely experience indeed.Deena,our tour guide was very knowledgeable explaining everything about the tour. A liitle bit strict on the timebut it’s okey.Just bring some cash like kuna,euro,pounds or dollars because most of the shops esp for souvenirs don’t accept cards. We really enjoyed this tour. Highly recommendable to explore Mostar,Pocitelj & Medugorje. You can bring your own food & drinks if you want to save but their foods are cheaper than in Dubronik.

The guide Pero was incredible. His knowledge of every aspect amazed us. We were 4 (2 couples from same family). He attended to all our needs including making my hubby feel reassured due to his fear of heights. So professional. I would recommend this tour to anyone and you will be very lucky if you have Pero to escort you. Anna

Marco was great. Very friendly, he answered all our questions and told us a lot about the history of the country. Recommend.

Nice excursion. The super friendly guide and the extraordinary sites we met Super recommended