Top 10 Things to do in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – the city that is more popular than the country. The architecture, the history, the gastronomy, the travel industry, it has everything that a tourist could possibly want from a tourist destination. Due to its popularity, it can get very crowded and sometimes it’s good to have a helping hand when learning about the city and the surrounding area. The city offers many day tours to help tourist learn about the city and the nearby region, and give you the possibility to easily explore it in the short time you are here. The tours are mostly concentrated about the city of Dubrovnik itself, boat tours to the nearby islands, wine tours (since the region has very good wineries) and other tours to no so distant cities like Mostar, Budva, Međugorje and Ston. Here is our top recommendation of the available activities in Dubrovnik.
Take a Walking tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has a very rich history. To come to Dubrovnik and not learning some interesting facts about the city and some very cool stories that happened in the city would be such a shame. We cannot recommend this enough. Join one of the many offered walking tours and learn the small things that make this city great. Take a look at the walking tours in Dubrovnik.
Take a Boat tour to Elaphite Islands
The closest islands to Dubrovnik are the beautiful Elaphite Islands. They consist of 13 small islands that in total have a population of 850 inhabitants. Taking a boat tour there is a great way to experience the Croatian rugged coastline and have an opportunity to have a swim in the crystal clear sea that the islands offer. Take a look at the boat tours to Elaphite Islands from Dubrovnik.
Visit Korčula Island
Korčula is one of the most history and tradition filled island in Croatia. Among many stories that surround the Island, one of the most notable is that it’s believed that Korčula is the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. The main city of the island named also Korčula, has around 6.000 inhabitants and it’s one of the best representations of a small Croatian seaside city. Visit Korčula by one of the offered tours from Dubrovnik.
Another great option for a day tour if you would like to see a bit of a different culture. Mostar - the city divided into two parts, the Muslim and the Christian, only connected by the old bridge (how the city got its name “Stari Most” -> Old Bridge). It hides a very interesting story including the destruction and the rebuilding of the bride. Take a look at all tours to Mostar from Dubrovnik.
Explore the National Park Mljet
Mljet is the only single island that is a National Park. The most amazing thing about it is that there is lake on the island that has an even smaller island on it, which has a very nice and famous monastery. Take a boat tour to the island, and one more boat tour to the island on the island. Take a look at all the tours to National Park Mljet from Dubrovnik.
Take a Wine tasting tour of the region
The whole region around Dubrovnik is famous for very good wine, and not just good, but one of the best in the world. The problem why these wines are not so popular in the world is that the production capacities are limited so you are not able to buy them in very much places around the world, but every year the wineries get more awards for the fantastic wine. If you like wine, regardless weather you are an expert of just a casual drinker, we suggest taking one of the many offered wine tours around the area, especially the ones going to the Pelješac peninsula. Take a look at all wine and winery tours form Dubrovnik.
Visit the city of Ston on the Pelješac peninsula
The city of Ston is popular for 2 things: the magnificent 5 km defensive stone wall, and oysters. So there is no doubt what should you be doing there, have a history lesson walking on the wall which includes more than 40 towers and 5 fortresses, and then later stop in one of the many restaurants and have some oysters, either fresh with just a sprinkle of lemon or on the grill, and of course, add a glass of the fantastic wine from the Pelješac hills. Take a tour to Ston and Pelješac from Dubrovnik.
Visit the Bay of Kotor and other Montenegro coastline
Dubrovnik is very close to the border of Montenegro, so this might be a good opportunity to visit another country while you are staying in Dubrovnik. Montenegro is getting very popular tourist destination as well and if you have the time, we suggest you go and spend at least one day there. View all the day tours to Montenegro from Dubrovnik.
Take a Game of thrones tour
If you are a fan of the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones” that this is a must! Dubrovnik is actually the real-life representation of Kings Landing, and most of the scenes that occurred in Kings Landing where shot here. Many agencies offer game of thrones tours where they take you to the places where the scenes where filmed and show you screenshots of the scene and the episode where you can see the same scenery. They also give you additional historical background of every place you visit so you might consider taking just this tour to learn about the rich history of Dubrovnik while still having a feeling you are walking around Kings Landing. Take a look at all the Game of Thornes tours form Dubrovnik.
Rafting on the river Tara
If you are an adventurous type, you can consider going rafting on the river Tara in Montenegro. The scenery is so amazing that we consider this rafting one of the best rafting we offer on our entire website. This is also accompanied with the fact that World Rafting Championships are held on this river. Rafting in general is not so difficult, meaning that anyone can do it regardless of your age or physical strength or stamina, so if you ever wanted to try Rafting, this is the time. View all rafting tours to river Tara from Dubrovnik.
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What payment options are available for booking tours and activities in Dubrovnik?
There are 2 options to pay for a booking in Dubrovnik:
- Pay by credit card - all tours in Dubrovnik can be paid with an online payment by credit card. We accept most major credit cards: VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, DINERS, DISCOVER and AMARICAN EXPRESS.
- Pay in cash - some of the tours & activities that we have in offer in Dubrovnik allow you to make a reservation online without a credit card and pay in cash on the day of the tour to the guide or driver. Here you can view tours in Dubrovnik that you can book without a credit card.
How much in advance should I book tours in Dubrovnik?
In most cases it's advisable to book a few days before - almost all tours still have availability 2 or 3 days before departure. In a lot of cases tours still have availability even a day before but there are a few tours that get fully booked even weeks in advance.
What are the most popular locations and attractions worth visiting outside and near Dubrovnik?
Here are the top recommended destinations outside Dubrovnik that you can visit in one day:
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What are the most popular attractions and locations that you can visit in Dubrovnik?
Here are the most popular attractions visited in Dubrovnik:
- Elaphiti Islands
- Main street Placa, Stradun
- The Large Onofrio's Fountain
- The Small Onofrio's Fountain
- Sponza Palace
- Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- Game of Thrones - Dubrovnik filming locations
- Orlandos Column
- Franciscan Monastery
- Lovrijenac Fortress
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What are the cancellation terms and conditions for tours in Dubrovnik?
For most tours you are free to cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the start of the tour. Some tours might have a stricter policy and they are described on the tour listing. To cancel a tour please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What if the tour gets cancelled by the tour operator?
Sometimes tours get cancelled due to unforeseen reasons, such as bad weather, an attraction being closed for maintenance or other similar situations. In such cases you might be offered to join the same tour on a different date or to join a similar alternative tour if available. If no alternative tours will be suitable for you, you are entitled to a full refund.
How to book tours and activities in Dubrovnik?
Most tours are available for booking online on our website. Booking online is the easiest way to research, book and enjoy the best activities in Dubrovnik. If you will have some issues with our online booking process you are welcome to send an email to email@example.com
Our guests personal experiences on Dubrovnik tours
Booking process perfect as well as communication with the organizer. Meeting pick up late but driver (I had same driver for several excursions including Montenegro and Mostar) is excellent and very kind person. Unfortunately I don't remember his name, he is tall and has a beard :) the bus was new and modern and our guide Anet was brilliant, very professional, a lot of attention for us, and her voice on the micro was amazing. Just one point I could not hear very well sometimes in the bus as I was at the back and with the noise of other people and AC the volume was not high enough. The tour is highly recommended, thank you very much!
Agnès B., Spain
On excursion: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Group Tour from Dubrovnik
Good trip with plenty of time to explore Korcula. Rosa our guide give us bunch of information and was very hepful .Smooth drive through with testing vines were we got a good lesson about production in Peljesac .We are happy we did it .
Willie L., United Kingdom
On excursion: Korčula and Pelješac Group Tour from Dubrovnik
We had a lovely day touring around Montenegro. 2 adults & 2 children. Our guide Sonja was lovely very informative and helpful. We were at the wrong entrance to the hotel for pick up & she came to find us so we didnt miss our trip. Perast is the prettiest village i have ever seen. The visit to our Lady of the rocks exceeded all our expectations. I highly recommend visiting this place. The scenery in Montenegro is stunning. In Kotor we had a lovely guide give us a tour for an hour and then we got to explore the old town on our own. Amazing place. The border crossing went well both ways and no hold ups. Great trip and we all really enjoyed our day out. It's good value for your money.
Margo P., Ireland
On excursion: Montenegro Highlights Full Day Tour from Dubrovnik