Dubrovnik Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Dubrovnik
Welcome to Dubrovnik, home to a glorious fortified old town that is considered the most beautiful in the Adriatic, perhaps even in all of Europe.
Appropriately known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik’s old town is one of those places you have to see to believe. Backed by sweeping limestone cliffs and flanked on three sides by the brilliant blue Adriatic, the old town’s setting is second to none.
The city’s main draw is undoubtedly the UNESCO-protected walled old town, which was settled in the 7th century and has miraculously emerged through the centuries unscathed. Game of Thrones fans will no doubt recognise the old town, which is by far the most beautiful on the Adriatic. The port area of the city, in the north, is also worth exploring, with several bars and restaurants on the waterfront.
The old town is accessible through four dramatic gates, and its cobbled streets are lined with cafés, restaurants, churches and museums, hunched around old squares and fountains. It’s main thoroughfare is paved with marble that has been polished by the feet of millions of visitors over the centuries.
Dubrovnik is located on Croatia’s Adriatic coast and enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and average temperatures around 25 to 35°C. Storms and rain are common during summer, and the high temperatures often last until the autumn, albeit with more chance of rain. During winter, temperatures hover around 10°C. It is best to visit during early or late summer (April and May/ August and September) to avoid crowds.
Things to do in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a great base for excursions and boasts a fascinating range of day-trips, including to neighbouring Montenegro and Bosnia, and to several Croatian islands, including Mljet and Lokrum. Here's what to do during your holiday.
The Cathedral-Treasury church of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, medieval walled city (it is on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979) and Lokrum Island (nature reserve).
Old town and harbor of Dubrovnik Croatia.
Aerial panoramic view of the old town of Dubrovnik with famous Cable Car.
Dubrovnik famous Onofrio's fountain.
Food and Drink in Dubrovnik
Croatian cuisine tends to be heavily influenced by nearby countries, together with those that have historically ruled the country, including Italy, Austria, Hungary and Turkey.
Typical Croatian dishes include fresh seafood, pizza, Istrian ham salad, black risotto, barbecued lamb and grilled sardines, all of which you’ll find to be readily available in Dubrovnik, along with an abundance of international cuisine.
First trip to Dubrovnik? Here are a few questions you might have.
Is Dubrovnik expensive?
As it’s very popular, the old town can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to food and drink. You’ll find plenty of cheaper dining options away from the old town, toward the port area of the city. Accommodation prices also tend to vary based largely on their proximity to the old town too.
Where can I fly direct to Dubrovnik from?
Several airlines fly direct to Dubrovnik from London Gatwick and Stansted. The flight time is between 2 and 3 hours.
How big is Dubrovnik?
Dubrovnik is a relatively compact city, stretching for a few miles along the coast. The port area is in the north of the city, with the old town – by far the city’s most popular area – to the south.