Taking a part in one of many Dubrovnik tours is the only way to comprehend such a rich historical and cultural offer of Dubrovnik. The most of Dubrovnik sights are difficult to understand in depth without a professional guidance.
Here are some proposals of some of the best guided tours of Dubrovnik’s old town and its nearby neighborhood to enhance your stay in this ancient town.
Probably the visit of the old town will be the first and most important tour for all tourists who are in Dubrovnik for the first time.
Walking Dubrovnik Tours
Dubrovnik walking tour is for those visitors who want to enjoy all the main sights and explore unique architecture and interesting history of this beautiful city.
Taking a walking tour or guided walk around Old town is a good idea especially if you intend to spend very short time in Dubrovnik. These walking Dubrovnik tours are usually combination of guided walks around the old town or including the visits of Dubrovnik city walls.
If you want my opinion I suggest you to combine this kind of tours with sea kayaking tour around the Old town in the morning , leaving walking tour for late afternoon if possible. Try to avoid midday city wall walks as in the summers it can be pretty hot.
There are several daily walking tours, two or tree morning walks as well as couple of afternoon ones are a standard offer. Usually tours are available from March to end of October.
You can book in advance all walking tours starting but you can take part of of them, just showing up in front of Big Onofrio’s Fountain (entering the old town from Pile gate). From there (you’ll see a red umbrella of Dubrovnik walking tours ) starts all 1 hour tours every daily at 10:00, 12:00, 13:30, 17:00 and 18:30 in English!. The price is 90 Kuna (12 Euro).
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Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Tours
Many of Dubrovnik city’s sights were used as sets for the Game of Thrones series, including the iconic King’s Landing. If you’re a keen Game of Thrones fan, you will find yourself in paradise and feel like you’ve walked right into the show.
Recommended day trips from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is rather a small town. After a day or two you’ll see all major sights but after you are done with exploring the town, there are many interesting day tours from Dubrovnik.
Below you’ll find some of most popular Dubrovnik tours in a day, worth your time and money.
This archipelago of dozen island, located northwest of Dubrovnik is a great getaway spot from Dubrovnik July and August hustle and bustle. One this tour you’ll visit only three of inhabited islands, Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan, known under the name Elafiti that derives from Ancient Greek word for deer, which used to inhabit the islands in the past.
Montenegro Dubrovnik tours
Dubrovnik is the bast starting point to visit Montenegro. A day trip to Montenegro is quite enough to visit the prettiest part of this small country, the Boka Kotorska, a fjord-like bay in southwest part of Montenegro, with two medieval towns of Kotor and Perast.
You can visit Montenegro on a self-drive trip, or you can book a small group Montenegro day tour from Dubrovnik.
I highly recommend a day trip to Peljesac, after Istria, the second largest peninsula along the Adriatic coast. It takes an hour drive to reach Peljesac from Dubrovnik.
An unforgettable day tour for all tourists wishing to taste some of the best Croatian red wines, to swim at some of the nicest beaches in Croatia, or to taste one of the finest Croatian seafood. (fresh oysters).
One of the recommended Dubrovnik tours is Ston and Peljesac peninsula day trip with wine tasting (Plavac mali wine).
Did you know that the famous Dubrovnik has a twin called romantic Korcula ‘A Little Dubrovnik’. This small romantic town is on the same name island and offers the same medieval charm that his older and more famous brother has.
The visit of hometown of Marco Polo is one of the most interesting tours from Dubrovnik. It’s just two hours away from Dubrovnik by boat. Check prices and info on this 10 hours island of Korcula with wine tasting day trip from Dubrovnik.
You can visit Korcula town on your own taking fast catamaran line managed by local maritime company G&V Line.
Mljet island National park
Mljet island, the greenest Croatia island and national park since 1960 is another destination worth visiting from Dubrovnik.
It’s only an hour drive to Prapratno, a small ferry port on Peljesac peninsula, where you take a ferry to cross over to Sobra on the Mljet Island. Crossing takes another 45 minutes.
If you don’t like to drive yourself to the island, you can take a catamaran line from Dubrovnik Gruz harbor or join to small group Dubrovnik tours to Mljet Island.
Mostar and Medjugorje day tour
A town set on the river Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar is famed for its old bridge, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Present time town was established in the 15-century and it still boasts interesting Ottoman culture architecture.
From the city of Mostar, you should visit, Međugorje, a Catholic pilgrimage where virgin Mary made an apportion.You can visit these places, on your own, hiring a car or join the full-day tour from Dubrovnik.
Konavle valley is a perfect alternative if you want to avoid the summer crowds in Dubrovnik and to discover Dubrovnik’s golden valley countryside, as it’s often called this area.
This southernmost region extends from Cavtat to the Montenegro border in the south, while in the north borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Konavle attracts lots of tourist during the high season offering its visitors much slower pace than vibrant Dubrovnik.
This region is particularly interesting for all kinds of activities which are closely associated with pristine nature and local traditions. Here are a few activities and Dubrovnik tours you might consider in Konavle valley:
Trsteno is a small village just 20 km north of Dubrovnik, a home of a beautiful Trsteno Arboretum, the oldest monument of garden architecture in Croatia.
As the oldest arboretum is one of Dubrovnik’s top tourist attractions. It was built by the wealthy and powerful Gozze family in the late 15th century to house the plants and seeds they brought back from their travels.
Since the place was used as a set for a popular HBO series – The Game of Thrones, more and more tourist visit the sight. Many travel agencies offer an upgrade tour of city walks and arboretum for Game of Thrones fans that last up to 5,5 hours.
I hope I’ve helped you find some day trips from Dubrovnik that fit your style and budget.