Discover Dubrovnik with us on our guided group holidays to Croatia’s most stunning city.
Dubrovnik’s famous City Walls were built between the 13th and 16th centuries and are still completely intact despite the city being under siege for nearly eight months during the 1991 Croatian War of Independence. The walls are over 2km long and 25m high with no less than 16 towers. A walk along the walls, which takes about 2 hours in its entirety, is a must for any trip to Dubrovnik. On our holidays to Dubrovnik, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to walk the walls at leisure.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik is known for its cobbled streets, red-roofed buildings and towering defensive walls. Wandering through the dazzling streets and squares of the Old Town is a great way to spend a few relaxing hours. At night the town is buzzing with activity, and visitors can enjoy a drink outside at one of the numerous bars & cafés and watch the world go by. On our trips to Dubrovnik, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to explore the Old Town’s historic sites or pick up beautiful local art and handmade items in the city’s quaint shops.
This beautiful gothic cathedral located in the centre of Dubrovnik’s Old Town was famously funded by an English King, Richard the Lionheart. On his way back from the Third Crusade, the King’s ship was caught in a terrible storm off the coast of Croatia, and he vowed to God that if his ship reached dry land, he would build a cathedral on the spot. Today, the cathedral houses the relics of St. Blaise, the patron saint of Dubrovnik, as well as numerous paintings and works of art.
The Elaphite Islands are a small group of largely uninhabited islands just off the coast of Dubrovnik. The name Elaphite comes for the Ancient Greek word for “deer” and was named for the large herds of deer that inhabited the archipelago. The first mention of the islands was in the first century AD, when the Roman Geographer Pliny the Elder described them in his 37 volume Historia Naturalis. On our trips to Dubrovnik, we’ll have the opportunity to take a boat trip out to explore a few of these beautiful unspoilt islands.
The island of Lokrum is a densely wooded nature reserve with a spectacular botanical garden and the remains of a Habsburg fortress. The Fort was built in the shape of a five-pointed star by the French army in 1806, and from the top there is an impressive panoramic view overlooking the island and the city of Dubrovnik. The island is just a ten-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik Old Town and can be booked locally. On our holidays to Dubrovnik, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to explore the island at leisure.
Dubrovnik is a holidaymaker’s dream, boasting stunning architecture, spectacular views, pristine beaches, beautiful weather and fantastic food. But beyond the beauty of the city lies a rich history dating back to the 7th century. Once the capital of a maritime republic that rivalled Venice, Dubrovnik has been an important seaport for centuries. On our holidays to Dubrovnik, we’ll explore some of the city’s most famous and important landmarks including the Dubrovnik Cathedral, City Walls and charming Old Town. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit some of the nearby islands just off the coast of Dubrovnik, including the pristine Elaphite Islands and the lush island of Lokrum. Whether you’re interested in spending a week-long holiday in Dubrovnik or just visiting for a day or two before moving on to other incredible cities, we have a variety of holiday options to suit your needs.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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