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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.


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.


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.


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.

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

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    Croatian Kuna (kn)
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    UTC (+01:00)
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  • 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

Andrea, the guide, made a big difference.

I think there are many tours out there going to the same place. What makes Laus Tour stands out is its guides. We were lucky to have Andrea. She is very patient, knowledgeable, and nice which makes a huge difference. We learned a lot about the many sights we saw. She made everyone feel very comfortable. My fiancee is pregnant and they did what they could to make sure she is comfortable and we are grateful for that.. The driver is excellent handling the long ride and curves. The drive there and back is long so expect that, 5-6 hours in total. Overall, it was a great trip and we would recommend it.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/17/2018

Awesome guide: Funny stories and interesting content :)

We did our tour with Josip and we enjoyed it so much. I normally don't put reviews, but he deserves it. He was attentive and solved the issue of that day -one guide was sick, so he had to cover our whole huge group- in an excellent way. His stories were funny, entertaining and full of content. Because of the big number of people we got a bit delayed, but he voluntarily prolonged the tour so we would not miss any of the content. I would 100% recommend him as a guide.

Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour Reviewed by Maria Pau, 07/15/2018

Very smart guide who made it the tour enjoyable.

It was an amazing experience. The tour of Game of Thrones also gave us an insight into the history of Dubrovnik and Croatia in general. The guide Dora, my namesake was a smart lady, who made our tour even more fun and exciting.

Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour Reviewed by Dora, 07/14/2018

It's a nice day out on the water, but be prepared for a workout !

This was an enjoyable day out on the water with Dubrovnik Walks tour company. It was quite the workout kayaking around the entire island of Lokrum. It was also quite a surprise seeing the nude beach enthusiasts on one side of the island as we paddled by. They didn't see to mind us. Our guide Juraj was great. He even introduced us to a small sea urchin that we could hold as a photo op if you wanted. The secluded cave beach stop was shared with at least 4 other tour companies, so it was overly crowded. I would like to have an option to choose a single vs double kayak. For those of us who hardly ever kayak, I think a single would be easier than a double. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to get out on the water. There were a few stops for breaks and to wait for people to catch up and you could jump in the water if you wanted. It was worth the price paid. I would do it again.

Sea Kayaking from Dubrovnik with Snack Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/13/2018

Excellent. Friendly staff, good tour guides and extremely knowledgabl.

Only booked this activity because my daughter is an avid watcher. So more for her than me. Throughly enjoyed it. The guide was so knowledgable about Dubrovnik and game of thrones that I have finally watched the very first episode and will watch more when I return to the UK. Thumbs up all round. There is one hitch. The trip starts on a boat and sails to the old town. Then a guided tour round the old town. It's a 30 minute walk back to the car if you are driving.

From Dubrovnik: 2-Hour Game of Thrones Tour & Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/13/2018