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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

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

Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand

This walking 2 hour tour required average fitness - we took the 3.30 tour luckily, because it was very hot and finishing at 5.30pm was perfect. We moved at a good pace around the top of the city walls as the very informed guide gave us a 1000 year history of the defended city. The information was easy to understand. There were a few other walking tours at the same time, so you couldn't linger too long to take photos (views were stunning) because it was easy to lose your guide and her speaker system would break up. But no problem in keeping up (were in our sixties and reasonably fit). Although the heat in June takes some getting used to - there was some shade but you had to look for it, and we were high enough to catch a small breeze. Some steps were quite deep, most were ok. Wear good tread on your footwear because of odd shiny steps. Also best not to do this tour when getting darker or wet. If you do Game of Thrones tour first you get discounted entry to the city walls.

Amazing dinner and historical walking tour all in one!!

10/10!!! This was a highlight of the trip because our guide Ana was a rockstar. She knew everything about the city and the food. She was super approachable and fun to hang out with. It's rare to be able to talk with a local for 4 hours. The food was delicious and I felt we got more than our money's worth. It was just awesome!

Dubrovnik Gastronomy: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tour Reviewed by Jillian, 06/19/2017

Nice, very interesting and safe day trip!

The guide and th driver were very professionals. I enjoyed the experience of traveling to Bosnia and visiting the three places we went.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Full-Day Tour from Dubrovnik Reviewed by Gabriela, 06/18/2017

Excellent tour guide and excellent set up!

It was very well organised the tour guide was charming and he had a microphone and we all had earpieces linked up to him. It was all very clear Very good!

Dubrovnik: 1.5-Hour Old Town Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by sally louise, 06/17/2017

Excellent service, on time, would use again & recommend to others

We booked the shuttle service from Dubrovnik airport to our hotel- driver was there waiting for us, it was a fabulous drive with great views. We hadn't booked the return journey, but two days before the end of our holiday, I decided to book. I did have to also make a phone call to GetYourGuide as the booking confirmation I received was showing a pick up from the airport again and I wanted a pick up from the hotel. However this was very easily sorted & a further confirmation came. Again the driver was on time, lovely smooth drive to the airport- great service & I would use again & recommend to others. Thank you

Dubrovnik Airport to Dubrovnik Shuttle Transfer Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/16/2017