Playwright George Bernard Shaw once said: “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik.”
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.
DAY 1: CABLE CAR
If you are suffering from jet lag or just decide to have a mellow first day, take a 4 minute cable car ride to the top of Srd Hill and be rewarded with breathtaking views of Dubrovnik. An adult round-trip ticket = 170 kuna (approximately 25 US$ / Euros).
DAY 2: WALK THE WALLS
The Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls surrounding the city. With numerous additions and modifications throughout their history, they have been considered to be amongst the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages, as they were never breached by a hostile army during this time period. In 1979, the old city of Dubrovnik, which includes a substantial portion of the old walls of Dubrovnik, joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Be there early to avoid the crowds and the harsh summer sun! The walk is 1 940 metres and lasts between 1 - 2 hours. Tickets for an adult are approximately 35 US$/ Euros and can be purchased online.
After your walk you will have plenty of time to explore the city and have lunch at LAJK Restaurant (see below).
DAY 3: CRUISE TO THE ELAFITI ISLANDS
The Elafiti islands are an archipelago situated close to and slightly northwest of Dubrovnik. There are six islands in the archipelago, not including any small islets, although the three main ones to visit and stay on are Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Two of the three islands, Kolocep and Lopud, are entirely car-free, which means they’re an excellent place to base yourself on if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik. There are plenty options to take a full day islands cruise including lunch with prices starting at approximately US$40 per adult.
DAY 4: VISIT BEAUTIFUL CAVTAT
Cavtat is a pretty seaside village just 15 kilometres south of Dubrovnik. It can be reached by bus, but we recommend the boat trip for just 80 kuna return from the old harbour in Dubrovnik. Relax next to the waterfront and enjoy a fine lunch at Posjedon
WHEN TO VISIT DUBROVNIK: The absolute best time to visit Croatia--when crowds are smaller, the weather is ideal and ferries to the islands are still frequent- is May, early June or September.
ACCOMMODATION: Stay in the old city or in Lapad, a peaceful peninsula away from the hustle and bustle
SLEEP AT APARTMENTS MORE
Apartments More are located in the very centre of the Old City of Dubrovnik, in two renovated stone buildings. The apartments benefit from being uniquely situated in two flat side streets just 15 meters off the Stradun – Dubrovnik's vibrant main street (pedestrian area) - with easy access to all local attractions, sights, restaurants, cafés and shops, which all make Apartments More an ideal base to explore the Old City centre, as well as nearby islands and towns.
SLEEP AT HOTEL MORE
Hotel More, a luxury 5-star boutique hotel in Dubrovnik, located in peaceful Lapad Bay, one of the most beautiful sites in Dubrovnik. The hotel view of calming green pines, of Mediterranean vegetation abundant with colors and scents, of the glaring azure sea, of rocky cliffs - those eternal stone guards and memorable sunsets, will astonish any traveler and guest.
SLEEP AT VILLA FILAUS
Located in Dubrovnik and nestled in the stunning Lapad Bay, Villa Filaus has always attracted the attention of curious passers-by. Built in 1931, this villa is considered to be one of the most beautiful villas in the city. It has retained its original appearance, and the lavishness of its front façade evokes all the beauty and splendour of times past.
SLEEP AT AMILA PANORAMA
Amila Panorama offers accommodation in Dubrovnik, 1.9 km from Lapad Bay. The apartment offers 2 bedrooms and opens to a balcony with sea and city views. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area for guests convenience.
EAT AT LAJK RESTAURANT
This charming restaurant is located in the center of the old city, on a street where the oldest Dubrovnik restaurants are. You can enjoy local food and wine while being surrounded by historical monuments and stone walls.
EAT AT RESTAURANT MORE
Restaurant More is a la carte restaurant that offers typical dishes of the region, as well as many international dishes. With carefully selected wines from their wine list, fish dishes, seafood and meat, you can enjoy the unforgettable moments on the restaurant terrace with a beautiful view of the sea.
PLAY AT CAVE BAR MORE
Cave bar More envelops guests with a sense of unsurpassed beauty, where soothing tunes provide a relaxing backdrop for drinks. The special ambiance of the natural cave and Cave bar More, together with the beach area, provides an ideal spot for organising various events. Its special charm offers the perfect place to socialize at any point of the day, all while sinking deeper into an inviting sofa and sipping your favourite drink or cocktail.
PLAY AT KAJAN EXPERIENCE
Dubrovnik Guide & Tours is a travel agency based in Dubrovnik region. It has been established in order to provide travel experiences with guided trips in Dubrovnik and beyond with customised tours throughout Croatia and region offered to exclusively small private groups and individuals.
PLAY AT SMILEY TOURS
Smiley Tours offers you a wide variety of excursions in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Smiley Tours offers trips to Dubrovnik, Ston, Konavle, Peljesac, Korcula, Budva, Kotor, Mostar, Pocitelj, Medjugorje and Trebinje. They have private tours, gastro tours, panorama tours, day tours, half day tours, boat tours and jet ski rents.