Dubrovnik Travel Guide

We've outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next holiday to Dubrovnik.

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George Bernard Shaw said "those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik" and Lord Byron referred to it as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic.' It's one of the beautiful cities you are ever likely to visit.

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Food and drink in Dubrovnik

 Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac.

Dubrovnik Travel Guide FAQs

Can you give a brief history of Croatia?


Throughout history, modern-day Croatia has been under the rule of various empires and dynasties, including the Romans; there is still evidence of the ancient Roman times such as the amphitheatre in Pula and Diocletian's Palace in Split. It was under the control of the Ottomans, Venetians and the Habsburgs, later becoming part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century. After WW1 the country became part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and then after WW2 it became known as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a communist regime led by President Tito until his death in 1980. Soon afterwards the country began to break up which resulted in a period of wars during the 1990s. Croatia officially became independent in 1991 and whilst the infamous war greatly affected tourism during this dark time, this little country has since emerged to become one of the top destinations in Europe.

Do I require a holiday visa to travel to Croatia?


All EU/EEA nationals must present their valid passport on arrival in Croatia. A visa is not required for EU passport holders. For information on visa requirements for non-EU citizens, we recommend you contact the Croatian embassy or consulate in your country of residence. UK citizens can find further information by visiting www.gov.co.uk

Is Dubrovnik safe?


Dubrovnik is very safe, but as with any destination you should always be vigilant and take care of your personal belongings. Take advantage of the safe at your hotel, leave your valuables and passport there.

I have walking difficulties, is a holiday in Dubrovnik suitable?


For all our tours we have an activity level guide to help you decide which holiday suits you best. For specific advice regarding our Dubrovnik tours and to discuss any special needs, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist.

Can hotels in Dubrovnik provide meals to suit my dietary requirements?


When notified in advance, Travel Department can inform our Dubrovnik hotels of your dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan foods. Please note that choices may be limited compared to the offering found in hotels at home.

Is Dubrovnik a good holiday destination?


George Bernard Shaw famously said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik." This part of Croatia is a wonderful holiday destination if you’re looking for a combination of history, culture, beautiful weather, relaxing at your scenic seaside base or do some of your own independent exploration. 

Useful Links

  • For up-to-date information regarding entry into Croatia please see: www.dfa.ie
  • Official Croatian Tourism Board: croatia.hr

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