Top Tours & Activities 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.
- CurrencyCroatian Kuna (kn)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+385
- Best time to visitThe 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.
Things to Do in Dubrovnik
Top Attractions in Dubrovnik
- 1Dubrovnik Old Town
- 2Walls of Dubrovnik
- 3Konavle Valley
- 4Elafiti Islands
- 7Lopud Island
- 9Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun)
- 10Minceta Fortress
- 12Roland's Column
- 13Trsteno Arboretum
- 14Dominican Monastery and Museum
- 15City Harbor, Dubrovnik
- 16Dubrovnik Cathedral
- 18Franjo Tuđman Bridge
- 19Dubrovnik Synagogue
- 20Bell Tower, Dubrovnik
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What People Are Saying About Dubrovnik
The tour obviously operates every day. The tour guide is just doing his jobs shown no much enthusiasm and not quite informative. But I know it is really quite depending on the combinations of the tour members. That's good if you are just looking for a normal day tour. But if you would like to have a hyper-active tour guide with a lot of talkings, I think you should spent more times to look for other options. But overall, this tour met my expectations.
Just enough history and view is stunning of old town...then go eat at Moby Dick...fresh caught fish/seafood that day!
Jelena took us round the fort of st Lawrence and the old town and pointed out where all the scenes were filmed and from what viewpoint. Ok, a lot of CGI was used, but it was great to see where key scenes were filmed and to be tested on our knowledge in a friendly way. I saw loads of other (busier) tours but not seeing that they offer anything better. We've done a similar tour in Belfast and thought that this was better as you see more real locations at first hand. Would recommend.
Interesting tour with a great guide who brought the city's history,especially the war years.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and her English was faultless. She knew her subject and I would recommend her without hesitation.