Top attractions 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a stunning view of Dubrovnik's waves of terracotta rooftops punctuating an endless, azure blue sea, take the cable car up to this mountain top rising over 1300 feet.
The lush botanical park in the town of Trsteno boasts a Renaissance residence, Neptune Fountain, and aqueduct. The two Oriental Plane trees at the entrance are 500 years old.
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.
With boat service every 30 minutes from Dubrovnik, the island is a great getaway for the day. There are hiking trails, plenty of peacocks wandering around and places that serve lunch.
The island is famous for its white wines and some say the birthplace of Marco Polo. Blessed with great architecture and history - the town of Korčula will certainly enchant you.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
The tour itself and the guide were both excellent. The sights you visit are stunning and really worth the trip through the no-so-fun borders. The waterfalls at Kravice are simply spectacular. Shame you don't get to spend longer there. The downside of the trip is that the organisation of pick-up locations is very confusing and you spend the early hours of the day (6.40am pick-up time!) asking random people if they are either on the same tour as you or if they are the right guide (as there are loads of guides milling about the Pile Gate all doing the same sort of tours in various languages for various companies. Clearer information well ahead of your trip would be much better but they only send details around 24 hours beforehand so you have to keep an eye on your emails during your holiday. However, once your on the coach / minibus it's worth it.
We visited Budva, Kotor and Perast all of which were beautiful and travel worthy destinations. It was a door to door service, picked up (7.15am) and dropped off (8.30pm) at our hotel. Lydia our guide was delightful and very knowledgeable and informative with the right balance of quiet periods. Her restaurant recommendation in Budva was not good (sorry Lydia) - whilst the staff were lovely, the food was not. It was a very hot day and the aircon was practically non-existent. It seemed to be retro fitted and consisted of ugly pipes visible through a hole in the panel above your head which wasnt ideal but would have been OK if effective. All in all a lovely day out in a breathtakingly beautiful country. Only downsides were air con and that the journey to first destination Budva was 4 hours!
So pleased we took the tour, loved Mostar with is vibrant atmosphere, lots of little shops and restaurants at great prices compared to Dubrovnik. Wear flat shoes as the Bridge is very slippery & the town has rounded cobblestones. Go down to the river area to get great photos of the famous bridge. The waterfalls at Krevace were stunning but it was so very busy / only a short stay there but enough for a break & photo opportunities. Our guide was lovely & gave lots of information & explained about Bosnia-Hercegovina, we would definitely recommend
Overall impressed with the website, signup experience, gear provided, and the guides. Also good email responses to questions. A bit disappointed that huge rolling waves prevented going all the way around Lukrum Island, but plenty of time at (crowded) Betina Cave, with mask and snorkel provided, was a nice reward. Apple, banana, and wine afterward, all good and appreciated. Liked the unhurried pace, got nearly the 3 hours expected.
The tour was amazing, highly recommended . Try to book this trip in morning of your first day in Dbv as waves could be so rough in the afternoon. In some cases, this activity will be cancelled due to sea/waves condition. The good thing is, they offer re-scheduling or full refund-not bad either way. The footballer tour guide and the other guy were amazing. Additionally, these chaps will feed you with lots of fruits but and water.