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The 10 Best Dubrovnik Tours

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Dubrovnik Old Town Tours

Most Dubrovnik tours focus on exploring the historic Old Town, as this is the beating heart of the city. Walking tours plunge you deep into the labyrinthine streets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, whisking you off on a journey through time.

These city tours take in popular spots like the Franciscan Monastery and D’Onofrio’s Fountain, as well as Orlando’s Column and the dramatic entrance gates that punctuate the ancient city walls.

Free walking tours are also available and are a great way to see the sights while keeping tabs on your budget. You simply pay what you think the excursion was worth.

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Kayaking Tours around Lokrum Island

Take to the water on a kayaking tour and experience the city from a new angle. The turquoise waters and hidden coves make exploring this part of the Dalmatian coast a truly memorable day out.

On these active Dubrovnik tours, you’ll paddle to the beautiful Lokrum Island, which lies just 600 meters from the walls of the Old Town. Once on dry land, you can stretch your legs on the forest trails, keeping an eye out for the wildlife that has made this islet home.

Cool off with swimming and snorkeling from the shore, before returning to Dubrovnik with your well-earned explorer stripes.

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Dubrovnik City Walls Tour

You can’t leave Dubrovnik without walking along the famous city walls, and by taking a tour you’ll gain a real insight into the city’s legendary history. Stretching for over a mile on an uninterrupted journey around the Old Town, the walls offer dazzling sea views as well as glimpses into hidden backstreets.

You’ll come across fortresses, towers, and bastions during your stroll and will learn how these fortifications kept prosperous Dubrovnik safe from her enemies during turbulent times. Most tours last a couple of hours and focus on the defensive and political struggles faced by the city through the centuries.

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Boat Cruises from Dubrovnik

Sitting right on the Mediterranean coast, Dubrovnik is a haven for water sports. While kayaking and jet ski trips are heaps of fun, it’s the boat tours that will really get your soul singing.

You can visit several of the offshore islands, including the Elafiti archipelago which boasts pristine beaches, olive groves, and nature hikes. The best part is perhaps the snorkeling, which is a delight in the crystal-clear waters beneath the warm Croatian sun.

There are themed “Game of Thrones” boat tours, as well as excursions to the ethereal Blue Cave, and sunset sailing adventures. Private tours are also available for those looking for a truly exclusive experience.

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"Game of Thrones" Filming Locations Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister as you check out some of the iconic filming locations from the epic drama, “Game of Thrones”. This is understandably one of the most sought-after Dubrovnik tours and a must for anyone who has ever wanted to visit Westeros.

You’ll get to sit on the Iron Throne, explore the Red Keep, and stand in the very spot where the King’s Landing riots took place. Other highlights include seeing where Cersei began her “Walk of Shame” and hearing behind-the-scenes secrets from locals who performed as extras in the production.

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Mount Srd Cable Car Ride Experience

One of the best views of Dubrovnik is from the top of Mount Srd, which looms above the city and overlooks the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Intrepid explorers can hike to the summit, but most people like to enjoy a leisurely cable car ride instead.

Your ascent begins in the Old Town, and you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views as you travel slowly up the craggy mountainside. The red rooftops come into their own when viewed from afar, and the surrounding hills add a touch of magic to this Mediterranean scene. Enjoy free time at the top to soak up those colorful Dalmatian seascapes.

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Elaphite Islands Tour from Dubrovnik

These Dubrovnik tours are perfect for anyone who wants to escape the crowds and the heat of the city while chilling out in a Mediterranean paradise. The picturesque Elaphite Islands of Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep are your destination, and there will be plenty of time to explore on foot.

Monasteries, fortresses, and villages are the stars of the show, with vineyards and sandy beaches being the icing on the cake. Sightseeing cruises by yacht and speedboat are both up for grabs, with plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkeling in sheltered lagoons. Lunch is included so you can spend a full day out on the water.

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Buggy Safari Tour in Dubrovnik

Up the action with a buggy safari on one of these fast-paced Dubrovnik tours. Strap in and hang on as you hurtle along backcountry tracks across the slopes of Mount Srd. You’ll be in safe hands with your expert driver who will stop at key viewpoints for photos and a breather.

During your ride, you’ll power through valleys and over hills in your quest for the perfect Dubrovnik panorama. Once at the top you’ll be treated to showstopping 360-degree views of the mountains and coastline!

Buggy tours are a great way to get in touch with nature and enjoy a slice of the stunning Croatian countryside.

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Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Day Trip

It’s easy to visit Mostar on a day trip from Dubrovnik, and who doesn’t like ticking a new country off the list too? You’ll cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and spend the day exploring the ancient city of Mostar.

Top billing goes to the beautiful Stari Most, a bridge spanning the Neretva River that connects the two sides of the city. You’ll wander along cobblestone streets and check out the bazaar, before admiring the mosque minarets that make the skyline so striking.

Your final stop is the cascading Kravice Waterfalls site, which is hidden in an emerald forest and provides the perfect backdrop for a summer swim.

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Kotor Day Tour from Dubrovnik

Explore the charming, fortified town of Kotor on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro during a day trip from Dubrovnik. Characterized by dramatic limestone cliffs and overlooking the Bay of Kotor, this medieval old town can be visited by land, or by sea.

You’ll drive through the countryside, or sail down the coast, on your way to Kotor. As beautiful as the journey is, it’s the town itself that will take your breath away.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with ancient monuments, and you’ll enjoy a walk through this former Venetian port before tucking into lunch at one of the traditional cafes overlooking the bay.

Planning your visit to Dubrovnik

About Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik has firmly established itself as one of the jewels of the Adriatic, thanks to its sun-kissed streets, emerald waters, and laid-back coastal vibe. Sitting within the protective embrace of the imposing city walls, this fortified Croatian city is one of the best-preserved in the world.

Fresh seafood suppers, mysterious caves, and tiny islands combine to make upscale Dubrovnik stand out from the crowd. By day you’ll be exploring the Old Town or adventuring along the coast by kayak. Then, as day turns to dusk, it’s time for a dining experience at one of the trendy restaurants, and sunset strolls along the waterfront.

Good to know before arriving

Dubrovnik gets very crowded during July and August, so for a quieter visit, come outside these months. The sea is warm enough to swim in between May and October, and prices are cheaper in Spring and Fall too.

Most people tend to stay in the atmospheric Old Town, but those on a budget should head to the Gruž harbor district, which has excellent transport links back to the center.

Walking is the best way to explore inside the city walls, but if you want to hit the beaches and coast outside the town, buses depart regularly from the Pile Gate.

Places and experiences that cannot be missed

Once you’ve ticked off the main Dubrovnik tours it’s time to see the city a little differently, whether that’s on a thrilling jet boat ride or a scooter excursion.

Fresh, local seafood dominates the restaurant scene in Dubrovnik, so make sure you try some during your visit. For a fully immersive culinary experience, food tours and wine tastings are a fun way to get to know the real Dubrovnik.

For a change of scenery, day trips to Korcula Island, the medieval settlement of Ston, and the old town of Split are easy to arrange.

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