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About Dubrovnik

Sailing into the beautiful 12th century Croatian walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the great cruising experiences.

 

The spectacular Old Town - with its pretty harbour, towering ramparts, creamy stone pavements and red-roofed buildings - is crammed with architectural wonders like Onofrio's Fountain - constructed in the 1430s - and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery, home to a wonderful statue of the Piéta carved in 1498, and the world's oldest pharmacy (est. 1391). TV fans will be in their element, as Dubrovnik is also the home of King's Landing from the hit series Game Of Thrones.

 

Visit the magnificently Gothic Sponza Palace and the 18th century Baroque Church of St Blaise, Dubrovnik's patron saint.

 

And, when you have had your fill of sightseeing, you will find pretty restaurants and cafés tucked away on Dubrovnik's narrow side streets - worth exploring as they also contain offbeat shops and art galleries.

 

Lacework, oil paintings and ceramics are good buys but take plenty of cash with you, as some shops do not accept credit cards.

 

Shore excursions in Dubrovnik

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Best of Dubrovnik

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the most historic sights in this beautiful medieval city.

Your tour begins with a coach drive to the coastal highway for a panoramic view of the city walls, ancient rooftops and picturesque surroundings.

Continue with a walking tour of the city, which is on UNESCO’s List of World Patrimony due to its exceptional beauty and rich cultural heritage. This ancient town, surrounded by strong ramparts and fortresses, is a treasure-trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, which has been well preserved over the centuries.

The pleasant walk will take you past the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, with visits to the Dominican Monastery and the Cathedral.

The Sponza Palace, Church of St Blaise, Bell Tower and Fountain of Onofrio will all be viewed from the outside.

There will be free time for independent sightseeing and shopping before returning to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The majority of this tour is on foot, over flat, smooth surfaces, although there are steps at the museum entrances. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. The walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

Cable Car and Cavtat

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Take a cable car to the top of Srdj Hill for a majestic view of Dubrovnik Old City, before visiting the charming town of Cavtat.

The original Dubrovnik cable car was built back in 1969 and was used by visitors and the locals who wanted to enjoy a magnificent view of Dubrovnik Old City and the surrounding area. Until the war in 1991, more than 2½ million people were transferred to the top of Srdj Hill. After its destruction in the war, it remained in disrepair until it was restored and reopened in 2010.

A brief transfer by coach will take you to the lower station to board the cable car. As you glide upwards, enjoy the surrounding views of the Croatian countryside before reaching the top. Take time to see the spectacular view of Dubrovnik City unfold before you.

After your cable car ride, continue eastwards by coach through the lovely countryside and onto Cavtat, the southernmost town in Croatia. Situated in a bay, encircled by 2 peninsulas, few places offer such harmony of Mediterranean flora, emerald sea and architecture, whilst cherishing a rich cultural and historical tradition.

Enjoy free time to explore Cavtat independently before the return drive to the port.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, cable car and on foot. Walking is at your own discretion during the free time at the top of Srdj Hill and in Cavtat. Long queues may be experienced at the cable car station, due to the popularity of this attraction. Due to local parking regulations, passengers may be required to walk approximately 200 metres from the bus parking area to the cable car station; this would also involve negotiating around 40 steps.

Sunset Cruise and Old Town

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a scenic cruise with the sunset as your backdrop – the perfect way to end your day in Dubrovnik.

Step aboard a wooden style boat, for a wonderful sunset sail. Once on board, you’ll cruise along Dubrovnik’s coastline passing in between the Lapad Peninsula and the lush green islet of Daksa. You’ll also see the famous Elafiti Islands and Petka Hill.

As the day draws to a close, relax with a glass of champagne and watch the sun fade behind the horizon.

Upon your approach to the Old Town, you’ll pass the Monastery of Dance and the stone Fort of Lovrijenac, before the imposing city walls come into view.

Disembark in the Old Town, and enjoy some free time to enjoy a stroll along the marble paved streets or relax over a drink at one of the local bars or restaurants.

During your return cruise, you’ll have a wonderful view of the floodlit city walls.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by boat and on foot. A visible sunset is dependent on favourable weather conditions. Depending on where the tour boat is berthed on the day, there may be a short walk between the ship's berth and the tour boat. If the tour boat is docked further away, you will be transferred by coach. There are several steps to negotiate onto the boat. Sunset times vary; therefore this may be experienced on the return journey.

 

A selection of cruises to Dubrovnik

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