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From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravica Waterfall Day Trip

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravica Waterfall Day Trip

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Immerse yourself in the city of ‘King’s Landing’ with a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sights, as seen in Game of Thrones. Explore Westeros’ capital city with local guides, who will take you to the most famous filming locations and let you in on the secrets of its production. Instantly recognize where parts of the story played out while your guide shares anecdotes and shows you iconic images from the series. Visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress (Red Keep) and admire the seemingly endless fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. See the Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and was pelted with dung or put yourself into the shoes of Cercei as she was taking her walk of shame through the city. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories and as your guide may well have been a Game of Thrones extra or stand-in and have the opportunity to take a photo on the famous iron throne!

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable island-hopping adventure to the stunning Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep with our exclusive day trip from Dubrovnik. Discover pristine beaches, historical churches, lush vineyards, and serene olive groves at your own pace, all while indulging in exquisite Mediterranean delicacies. Opt for our convenient hotel pickup service and enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle straight to the harbor. Once there, step aboard our luxurious boat with air conditioned saloon and prepare for a breathtaking cruise along Dubrovnik's picturesque coastline. Your first destination is the enchanting island of Lopud. Here, you have the freedom to explore as you wish. Bask in the sun on the idyllic shores or visit the renowned sandy beach at Šunj Bay. For the more adventurous, hike along the island's car-free roads to uncover untouched natural beauty and historical treasures, including ancient fortresses and the Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, we set sail to Šipan, the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago. Disembark and immerse yourself in the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves, a true feast for the senses. Your final stop is the tranquil island of Koločep. Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or take a leisurely stroll through the aromatic pine forests before we make our way back to Dubrovnik. Throughout the cruise, enjoy in high quality Croatian wine, water, and a variety of soft drinks. Savor the taste of homemade olive oil and the finest homegrown vegetables, offering you an authentic Mediterranean experience. For lunch, delight in a choice of fish, chicken, or a vegetarian menu, all accompanied by a delicious potato salad. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey. Book your island-hopping cruise today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Optional Boat Trip

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Optional Boat Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time in the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, join your tour host at the meeting point for a relaxing drive back to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and on the seas near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several on-sea stops at points of interest along the way. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes of free time at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and rest at its popular cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills and Dubrovnik's first quarantine zone. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

Join your local guide and take a walk through Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and discover how the city became one of the most prosperous and advanced of all the historic maritime republics. As you step through the gates of Dubrovnik’s old city, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning near Pile Gate, at the storied western entrance to the Old Town, your local guide will lead you to Dubrovnik’s most significant historical landmarks (you won't enter any churches or museums). See Large Onofrio's Fountain, Orlando’s Column, Rector’s Palace, and many more. Take in the beautiful sights, and listen as your guide shares mesmerizing stories and remarkable facts from over 1,400 years of Dubrovnik’s dramatic history, including the classical period of the Republic of Ragusa.  This tour will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. You will learn about the city’s impressive economic, social, and cultural achievements over the centuries, and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant ambiance. Please note that this tour is suitable for everyone! Important Notes: - Meeting Point: "Dubrovnik Walks" - Brsalje 8, Dubrovnik (orange umbrella) - Tour End Location: Near the Old Town port, Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Start your journey in Dubrovnik and enjoy a less than 2-hour drive with your English-speaking driver. Discover the scenic routes of Croatia and across the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, stop at the Kravica falls, one of the best-kept secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls created by the river Trebizat provide a relaxing background for swimming and picnics in summer. Then, continue to your next stop, the city of Mostar. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town. Then marvel at the Old Bridge that crosses the river Neretva. Finally, stop at the medieval town of Počitelj, before going back to Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Dubrovnik: Lokrum Island Game of Thrones Tour

Visit iconic Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, such as King's Landing, Blackwater Bay, and the Red Keep, and even get a photo on the Iron throne. The tour starts with a short walk to the first filming location, which is known in "King's Landing" as Blackwater Bay. It's one of the major settings where several scenes were shot. Your tour guide will show you screencaps and teach you about the filmmaking process of GoT. Next, climb up the staircase to the "Red Keep“ to enjoy a beautiful view over the Adriatic Sea and Old Town Dubrovnik. Afterward, it's time to enter the gates and stroll the streets of the King’s Landing. Out of many locations, the staircase of the Great Sept of Bailor is a particular highlight. Fans will recall that Cersei’s walk of shame was filmed here, one of the most pivotal moments in the show.  For the big finale, you will jump on the ferry to Lokrum island. This beautiful oasis just outside of Old Town was the setting for the city "Qarth". In season two, it was the city Daenerys found shelter in after the death of Khal Drogo and after getting lost in the desert. The finale and highlight of the tour is a visit to the throne room in the Benedictine monastery for a picture on the Iron Throne. Afterwards you can stay on the island enjoy some nature. It offers opportunities for swimming, hiking, cliff diving as well as restaurants and bars. Ferry is leaving every half hour/hour (depending on the time of the season) and the crossing takes only 15 minutes.

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the beauty of Croatia's Adriatic island on this full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off and sit down to a mouth-watering lunch onboard the boat. Relax with access to unlimited acholic and non-acholic beverages while you sail.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and transfer to a spacious boat. Embark on your sailing adventure and admire views of the city on your way to the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan. Spend free time on each of the islands where you can take a nature walk, chill out on the beach, or go for a swim through the crystal-clear waters. In Lopud, and Šipan, you can admire the red-roofed, stone houses that are traditional in the area.  Find out about the history and culture of Croatia along the way. Savor a fresh lunch with chicken, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Pair your lunch with a drink from the boat's open bar. Return to your accommodation in Dubrovnik at the end of your boat excursion. 

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What should I do on my first trip to Dubrovnik?

On your first trip to Dubrovnik, you should definitely explore the historic Old Town and visit the impressive city walls. The Old Town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list back in 1979 and is replete with historical treasures, ancient churches, and charming alleyways. A stroll along the city walls is one of the best things to do in Dubrovnik, as you have breathtaking views of the historic center and the Adriatic coastline. Just avoid the midday heat as there is little shade along the 2-kilometer route — in the morning is perfect, and there are fewer crowds.

What are some hidden gems to see in Dubrovnik?

Betina Cave Beach is a hidden gem along the scenic coast of Dubrovnik. It's concealed in a cove and can only be reached by sea, either by boat or kayak. Dubrovnik's cliff bars are a must-visit for those in the know, too. Located on the cliffs directly below the city walls, they're perfect for cocktails and unparalleled sunset views. Adventurous types might want to skip the bars and head here for cliffdiving.

How much time should I spend in Dubrovnik?

For purely sightseeing, two days in Dubrovnik are sufficient. If you also want to enjoy the beaches and take trips to places like Mostar or Kotor, plan for at least a week. Among the most impressive beaches is Banje Beach, located right next to the Old Town, with almost surreal colors and breathtaking views. Sveti Jakov Beach is slightly off the typical tourist routes and has a picturesque rocky backdrop. There are stunning beaches on the nearby Lapad Peninsula, with a wide variety of bathing spots and watersports opportunities.

What food is Dubrovnik known for?

Dubrovnik is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine. Notable culinary highlights include fresh seafood platters with mussels, fish, and squid. Another famous dish is peka, in which meat or fish is slow-cooked with vegetables and spices in a cast-iron pan under a bell-like cover. Olive oil, seasonal vegetables, and regional herbs play a vital role in Dalmatian cuisine, particularly in Dubrovnik. Cevapcici, which are grilled minced meat rolls, are popular in the city too.

What is the best way to get around in Dubrovnik?

Exploring the car-free Old Town of Dubrovnik is only possible on foot. The narrow streets and historical landmarks can be easily reached. Outside the Old Town, especially for shorter distances, Uber is a practical and cost-effective option for convenient and quick transportation to various places in and around Dubrovnik.

What are the best months to visit Dubrovnik?

The best time to visit Dubrovnik is in May and June when temperatures are typically pleasantly warm but not excessively hot — ideal conditions for sightseeing and beach days. Crowds are also not as overwhelming as in the peak months of July and August. Additionally, the surroundings are still lush and green, making the landscape around Dubrovnik particularly charming.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Dubrovnik?

The Old Town of Dubrovnik, also known as Stari Grad, is unquestionably the best neighborhood to visit. This historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the heart of the city. The Old Town is renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture, ancient city walls, charming alleyways, historic churches, and cultural landmarks like the Rector's Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Here, you'll find the authentic pulse of Dubrovnik, adorned with cozy cafes, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Don't miss the local market right by the cathedral known as Gundulićeva Poljana.

What are the best neighborhoods for food?

The Old Town plays host to most of Dubrovnik's culinary highlights. In addition to the restaurants and cocktail bars on the main streets and squares, don't miss the side streets where a wealth of gastronomic treasures are hiding, like cozy local cafes and taverns serving delicious food at more affordable prices, including fresh seafood and regional delicacies.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Dubrovnik?

The Lapad Peninsula is one of the best options for a perfect stay in Dubrovnik. Here, you'll find several beautiful beaches, a wide selection of top-notch hotels, and the historic Old Town can be easily reached by bus or taxi.

What's are 4 insider tips for a person traveling to Dubrovnik?

• Parking: Finding a parking spot at short notice can be tricky and expensive. Plan in advance where you want to park and consider using public transportation or Uber to get into the city center.

• Uber and Taxis: Taxis are convenient transportation options in Dubrovnik, especially for shorter distances. Ensure that the taxi meter is on when using a taxi, or use Uber.

• Price comparison: Prices at restaurants and bars as costs can vary significantly. To avoid unpleasant surprises, always take a look at the menu first.

• Book early: If you want quality accommodation, book it well in advance, as the best hotels and vacation rentals can fill up quickly.

What are your favorite GetYourGuide experiences in Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack
Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour
Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour
Dubrovnik: Panorama Zipline Tour

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The day trip is very well organised and totally worth it! First we visited Perast for 1.30 hour (a very beautiful small village. you can optionally visit the island there) and then Kotor for 3h where the agency had already arranged for us a small tour with a local guide! Such a beautiful place you should not miss!! Our guide Sandra was very friendly and available always for any question so we thank her! She will give you all the advice you need for the place you are visiting. She also did the besr she could on the border crossing. We waited about 30-40minutes each time. The driver was very careful on the road!

I greatly enjoyed my time in beautiful Drubrovnik The guide and the driver contributed to make this trip a nice memory. We had experienced thunderstorm during our way and upon our return however Ivan was always with a smile and got us on our destination on time. I would highly recommend this tour to friends and family

Josh, our tour guide was friendly, informative and fun! The waterfall was such an amazing view, we could've spent slightly more time there. Mostar was beautiful and we had some great food there - a huge meat platter for great value. You just have to keep your belongings safe on you as there are pickpockets about here!

From Ireland and thought it was one of the best trips I’ve been on! Driver was deadly! Guide was good craic! The only suggestion I would say it for guide to bring a big umbrella or sign so we know where she’s heading! Thanks a million to bus driver and your guide!

It was a nice taster day trip & spent our free time in the palace. Danielle our tour guide was absolutely lovely and so informative 👍