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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

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

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.

Photo: Matt Zimmerman@Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Really enjoyable and professional. Highly recommended

The company dealt with poor weather conditions very efficiently - I got a text in the morning and was able to reschedule for the next morning. Our guide, Tonka, was really friendly and accommodating. She was happy to answer any questions and told us about the history of the islands in a way that wasn’t boring. We also had several stops at caves for pictures, snorkelling and cliff jumping.

Dubrovnik 3-Hour Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 15/06/2018

Interesting, informative, and beautiful.

On Tuesday the 12th of June 2018 at 07h30, our adventure began! Anna our guide was very knowledgeable, caring and lovely. Our driver was excellent. We had stops for coffee and were given comfort stops as well, yet we still had enough time to explore Mostar and to taste the local foods. We had time to take a swim at the Kravice waterfalls which were beautiful. HOWEVER we do wish that we could have spent more time swimming at the waterfalls.... but we do realise that distance is extremely far and we also had quite a few border posts to get through. It was a great day...time and money WELL spent and historically eye opening as to what atrocities the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina had to endure during the war between 1992 and 1995! Thank you Anna ....well done... and thank you to the Adriatic Explore Company as well!!

Great exercise, very affordable and Dado was great!

I am afraid of the water but the sea kayaks were stable and easy to steer. Our guide Dado was really informative and friendly. I would do this again for sure! Great family outing.

Dubrovnik: 2.5-Hour Kayaking Tour Reviewed by Therese, 01/06/2018

Great tour. Informative and interesting. Loved it!

Great tour for GOT fans and everyone else too! Our guide was lovely and very friendly. Loved every minute!

Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour Reviewed by sheena, 30/05/2018

A wonderful overview of the city, visually stunning and great info!

Marco was very informative and combined historical narrative with good humour. We did the walk on our first morning here and it was a great introduction to a beautiful city.