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: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

1. 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

2. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

3. 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.

Dubrovnik: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City Center

4. 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: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

5. 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!

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

6. 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

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

7. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Dubrovnik from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

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

9. 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: Panorama Zipline Tour

10. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Dubrovnik

What top attractions are a must-see in 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 14,177 reviews

Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

10/10 would recommend. Doris was an incredible tour guide/photographer/comedian, she was so knowledgeable about Dubrovniks history and Game of Thrones and beautifully intertwined them both throughout the tour. The tour brought us to the filming sites for Blackwater bay, the red keep and the shame steps as well as the gardens of Qarth finishing with the Iron throne. Though the tour is 3 hours, if you get the boat to Lokrum to see the gardens and throne, you can actually make a full day out of the Island of Lokrum with lovely Restaurants, beautiful gardens and really nice swimming spots. 100% worth a go if you’re into GoT and want to see/learn more about Dubrovnik!

Very knowledgeable guide, very informative and helpful. My partner and I now have better understanding into the history of Dubrovnik upon visiting museums etc...

Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We were also told some interesting insight into the history and caves of Dubrovnik.

It was fantastic. Really knowledgeable guide and great locations.