We want to ensure you only have the best possible experience when visiting this medieval gem! It’s historic flare, alluring charm and cultural wonders are all things you simply can’t miss. So we’ve compiled a few of our favourite shore excursions for you to try out on your next stop in Dubrovnik. Take a look – and prepare for a day of fun-filled exploration!
Adventure seekers will be in their element when they realise glorious Mount Srd is at their disposal. If you don’t fancy the hike up this iconic mountain – which stands proudly watching over Dubrovnik – you can take a cable car to the top. Sit back and relax as you soak up the breathtaking views. At 415 metres above sea level, you’ll see the beauty of the Adriatic from the highest peak. On a clear day, you can witness a huge sweep of the Dubrovnik coastline, taking in Lokrum and the Elafiti Islands which are in fact 60km away! There’s also a fortress right at the very top – a great opportunity to learn about the Napolean defense back in 1860.
A must-see once you land in port – the iconic city walls are the symbol of Dubrovnik, and shouldn’t be missed. These impressive stone walls surround the Old Town of the city, providing a historic backdrop that has been famed in popular TV series’ and blockbuster movies. You’ll spot plenty of Dubrovnik hot-spots whilst on your walk, too – there’s so much Croatian beauty all in one place. You’ll see the legendary Bell Tower in the distance or if you walk towards the sea, you’ll arrive at the Bokar Fortress which dates back to the 15th century. Of course, as you’re tackling the sea walls you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the glittering ocean – the perfect way to spend a summer’s day. Your wonderful walk will take you along the city harbour – a beautiful spot to grab a bite to eat!
Wine lovers will be over the moon with the opportunity to spend either half a day or a full day wine tasting. Your day will be combined with delightful Dubrovnik scenery as you sample the local produce. Meet the wine makers themselves and have a tutored tasting whilst indulging in some tasty oysters. You’ll be treated to a three-course lunch at a traditional Croatian restaurant and visit two picturesque vineyards. You’ll only be in a small intimate group making your wine extravaganza more personalised. You’ll also get to witness the authentic village atmosphere – it’s the ultimate cultural adventure.
Rafting Adventure on the River Tara
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and get wet and wild with this river rafting thrill, taking on the rugged waves of the River Tara. Once a UNESCO-listed Heritage Site, you’ll enjoy all the stunning scenery from your raft. Battle the class III level rapids from the largest canyon in Europe and navigate your way through cascading waterfalls and the Durmitor mountain. You’ll be guided through the waves by an expert who’ll also provide you with all you need to know about the areas you float through. You’ll uncover the history of the natural springs, ancient monasteries and old water mills. You’ll get the chance to feast on a hearty lunch of excellent local delicacies and spend some time getting to know the island yourself with a bit of free time in the afternoon. It’s truly a unique way to get a feel for the heart of Dubrovnik.
If you don’t fancy exploring the city centre and you consider yourself more of a sun worshiper or water baby – then Elaphiti Island is a must! You’ll find yourself surrounded by forests and hills – the nearby little villages are laid back, relaxed and offer the perfect place to stop and have a bite for lunch. Spend the day island-hopping all 13 amazing spots, known for their outstanding beaches. The three main islands are Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan – they’re the ideal place to base yourself for the day. We recommend cooling off by snorkeling your way through the shimmering Adriatic – the perfect way to round a day off in this Croatian corner of the world.
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