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The 10 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

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

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
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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

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

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.

Mt. Srđ
Photo: Kate@Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Mt. Srđ

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.

Trsteno Arboetum

Trsteno Arboetum

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.

Koločep

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.

Lokrum

Lokrum

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.

Korčula

Korčula

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.

Planning Your Dubrovnik 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

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 encyclopaedia/stand up comedian, we would take any tour anywhere as long as it’s led by this little legend. Highly recommended!

Great tour with engaging guide. Loved the reference photos too!

I really enjoyed our tour with Joseph. He had a lot of fun information on the show and tried to steer our group so that we'd avoid the crowds. It was nice that he also had a book of photos of scenes from the show so you could see the locations in context on the show. I also liked that he'd throw in some history on Dubrovnik as well, so we learned a little bit more about each spot. Overall a great experience! We did this tour in the afternoon in October, so I'd recommend bringing sunglasses and wear some sunscreen since a lot of the spots were in direct line of the sun at that time. Also, there are a few stairs on this tour, but that's just how Old Town is set up :-)

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 Josiph 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. Was a good time of day to do the tour at 11am, bit can imagine it would be too hot in the summer months to so it at this time. Had a great day and would definitely recommend this tour.

Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour Reviewed by Michelle, 15/10/2019

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 flavour. We also gained some insight to life in this old town in the current day. I would highly recommend this tour to ensure a full appreciation of the old city of Dubrovnik.

brilliant guided tour by Davor, fascinating history

Davor was our guide...he spoke brilliant English and his knowledge of the city and its rich history was fantastic. Very Happy to answer our questions and led us through the maze of Dubrovnik’s beautiful old town like a real professional. His guide was informative, very interesting and his fun personality made it an even more memorable experience...would absolutely recommend this tour and if you can request a guide, I’d go for Davor every time...thank you!