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Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

1. 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 near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. 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 at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives 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 Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

2. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Dubrovnik from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour

3. 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 walls, you will be taking a step back in time, losing yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this culturally influential city. Beginning at 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 electric atmosphere.

Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

4. Montenegro including 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 pick-up 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: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

5. Dubrovnik: Walls and Wars Walking Tour

For centuries, the prosperous port city of Dubrovnik was protected both by the diplomatic skill of its leaders and the walls and fortifications surrounding it. Facing constant threats from powerful enemies, the leaders and the defensive city walls held firm. This historic 2-hour walking tour will focus on the defensive and political challenges Dubrovnik faced, and its struggle to survive as a small independent republic. A local guide will bring you to the top of Dubrovnik’s fortifications and lead you around the mesmerizing city walls. Take in breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s port and Old Town, and visit landmarks vital to the political and defensive history of the city. Your guide will reveal why places like the Revelin Fortress, Minceta Tower, and Lovrijenac Fortress were essential structures in the protection of Dubrovnik’s people and prosperity. This tour is a highlight of any visit to Dubrovnik and will give you a thorough background on the essential role Dubrovnik played in the civilized world’s history. After this tour, you will understand why was Dubrovnik was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. Please note that because of the stairs, this tour is not suitable for everyone.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

6. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

Explore the incredible Montenegro coast for a day. Cross the border to the Bay of Kotor and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Learn the ancient legacy of Kotor and take the scenic route to Boka Kotorska bay. Drive back through Herceg Novi and along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Depart from Dubrovnik by bus and enter Montenegro. Appreciate the turquoise blue coastline, littered with islands as you drive toward the Bay of Kotor. Stop in the city of Perast, known for its fresh sea air, and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Head onward to the city of Kotor and learn the ancient roots and history of this special place. Allow the beauty to take over during your free time, and explore the city as you please. Return on the completely panoramic road that passes through Boka Kotorska bay, where you'll catch a ferry to the other side. Catch a ride through Herceg Novi to the border, and finish with marvelous views of the Dubrovnik Riviera.

Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

7. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts.  Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture.  Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town.  Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Dubrovnik: Private Elaphite Islands Speedboat Tour

8. Dubrovnik: Private Elaphite Islands Speedboat Tour

This private excursion by speed boat allows you to visit and explore the Elaphite Islands in the comfort and privacy of your group without time limitations and according to a suggested and flexible itinerary.  On your way to the islands you will enjoy a panoramic cruise around the Dubrovnik reefs surrounded by the crystal clear Adriatic sea. First you will visit Island Koločep. This island has beautiful beaches, luxuriant vegetation and two settlements. It is free of cars, surrounded by beautiful palm, orange and olive trees. It will surely take your breath away! The tour continues towards Lopud, the second largest of the Elaphite Islands. There you will visit the famous sandy beach in southern Dalmatia called Šunj. After a nice swim and some relaxation, take a ride to the other part of the island. You will have free time to explore and enjoy in the historical monuments like small pre-Romanesque churches and the local park known as the former garden of the villa from the 19th century. The next island is Šipan, the largest one of the Elafiti group. Characteristics of this island are luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation and citrus fruits. Stop in the old port of settlement, Suđurađ, where you can have lunch in a local tavern with local food specialties. Afterwards, spend your free time on a nice walk exploring the old summer houses of Dubrovnik nobility. On your return to Dubrovnik, enjoy the cruise with a speed boat and stop at one of the islands for a spot of swimming.

Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

9. Montenegro Coast: Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Visit the Bay of Kotor, Kotor’s old town, and charming Perast on a small-group tour. Travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes coach as you explore the coast of Montenegro. The adventure begins after crossing the Montenegro border, starting with a drive around the spectacular Bay of Kotor. Arrive in the UNESCO-protected old town of Kotor – at one time the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town and to walk part of the impressive fortification complex.  The final stop on the tour is the small city of Perast. Discover the charming baroque architecture during Venetian rule on the Dalmatian coast.

Korčula Day Trip with Wine Tasting

10. Korčula Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Enjoy the most relaxing day trip from Dubrovnik, and the chance to explore the best of unspoiled Croatian countryside in only one day. Don't miss the chance to meet one of the best preserved natures in Croatia. Enjoy the unforgettable scenery, beautiful coastline, and picturesque vineyards, and discover the best Croatian red wine region and birth place of the famous traveler Marco Polo. Firstly, you will take a 1-hour drive to the north to the Pelješac peninsula. On the way there, you will see the countryside of Dubrovnik and be able to enjoy the view of wonderful nature and the Adriatic sea. Ston, the medieval town whose history dates back as far as the 14th century, is the first place you will visit on this tour.  Here stands the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5 kilometers), with narrow quiet streets, noble ancient houses and traces of ancient cultures scattered around. After visiting Ston you will drive to the port of Orebić,  where you'll take a boat to the island of Korčula. On the way to Orebić again you have chance to enjoy the beauties of unspoiled nature of the best Croatian red wine region. When you arrive to Orebić, you'll have a 20-minute long boat drive to the island. When on Korčula, you'll have time to visit the charming old town on the island, St.Mark Cathedral, the famous Marko Polo house, enjoy lunch on the sea promenade, or go swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea. When arriving back to the peninsula, you will stop at the winery for a wine tasting, and the lady there will tell you all about the best Croatian red wines. After the wine tasting, you'll drive back to Dubrovnik where the tour ends with a complimentary drop off at your hotel.

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Brilliant kayaking experience on the Dubrovnik coast! Our guide was very patient and lovely. He explained everything so well and made even the nervous kayakers feel at ease. We got a bag full of fruit and water which was appreciated! They have barrels to take your bags and photos in etc, so you don’t have to worry about your stuff getting wet. My favourite part was kayaking close to Lokrum island and then stopping at the hidden beach cave. We had a swim there and it was insanely beautiful! It can only be reached by kayak or boat so this was a special treat. Turquoise and warm waters. I just wish we could have had more time there! Definitely recommend this activity, you’ll have so much fun.

Easy process to book and clear communication from beginning to end. Comfortable air conditioned bus. Organised tour leader and nice coffee stop. Perast, Lady of the Rock island and Kotor all great places but needed extra time on the island, only had 20 mins which was not enough time to visit the church properly. Cruise boat excellent and fantastic views, a must do.

Very good support, doing this excursion outside the high season is a good idea, it's pleasant. Ana and the driver were very friendly. It is a very well organized excursion. We had taken the boat tour and it is well worth it, I highly recommend it. We even had the chance to have a guide who spoke French for the visit of Kotor. I recommend this excursion.

Favor was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He shared so much interesting information and fun facts with us. His narrative kept us captivated throughout our tour. The group size of 6 was perfect.

Very knowledgeable guide who seemed to love his home town and genuinely want us to know about its fascinating past both historic and recent. An essential part of the visit to Dubrovnik.