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About Dubrovnik

Sailing into the beautiful 12th century Croatian walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the great cruising experiences.

 

The spectacular Old Town - with its pretty harbour, towering ramparts, creamy stone pavements and red-roofed buildings - is crammed with architectural wonders like Onofrio's Fountain - constructed in the 1430s - and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery, home to a wonderful statue of the Piéta carved in 1498, and the world's oldest pharmacy (est. 1391). TV fans will be in their element, as Dubrovnik is also the home of King's Landing from the hit series Game Of Thrones.

 

Visit the magnificently Gothic Sponza Palace and the 18th century Baroque Church of St Blaise, Dubrovnik's patron saint.

 

And, when you have had your fill of sightseeing, you will find pretty restaurants and cafés tucked away on Dubrovnik's narrow side streets - worth exploring as they also contain offbeat shops and art galleries.

 

Lacework, oil paintings and ceramics are good buys but take plenty of cash with you, as some shops do not accept credit cards.

 

Shore excursions in Dubrovnik

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Taste of the Adriatic

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 4½ hours

Discover the delights of Dalmatia, immerse yourself in Croatian traditions and savour local food and wine.

Fancy getting a feel of Croatian traditions and sampling the flavours of rustic food and wine? Visit picturesque, off-the-beaten-track spots and immerse yourself in the local culture of an enchanting country on this tour.

Gaze out at the spectacular views as you drive along the Adriatic coastline towards the charming village of Orasac. Settle in at the house of the Dubelj family estate and discover the secrets of olive oil making. The time-honoured traditional methods used here date back to times when horses powered the mills. Sample the oil along with refreshments of locally made ham, cheese, and rustic salad and bread, accompanied by a glass of wine.

Small-but-mighty Ston is known as the oyster capital of Croatia and is often referred to as a ‘mini Dubrovnik’ due to the magnificent defensive walls that surround the town. Explore the cobbled streets at your own pace before enjoying a delicious dessert with a drink of your choice at a local restaurant.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 15 minutes of walking required on this tour as well as around 10 steps to negotiate.

Beach Break and Old Town

Activity mediumRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 5¼ hours

An opportunity to relax and soak up the sun at Sveti Jakov Beach, followed by some free time to explore the Old City.

A scenic boat ride takes you past the island of Lokrum, towards Sveti Jakov Beach. During the journey you’ll pass by the Fort of St Lawrence, before sailing along Dubrovnik’s old city walls.

Sveti Jakov Beach is a pebbly beach, and one of the most attractive beaches in Dubrovnik, due to its wonderful view of the Old City of Dubrovnik, as well as Lokrum Island.

Upon arrival you’ll be offered a welcome drink, before being shown to you complimentary beach chair. Enjoy approximately 3 hours at your leisure, to relax in the sun and cool off in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Afterwards, your boat will transfer you to the Old City, where you’ll have around 1 hour of free time to explore the medieval walled city, before returning to the pier by coach.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by boat and coach. This tour is inclusive of a beach chair, umbrella (per 2 passengers) and a complimentary drink. Passengers are reminded to wear swimwear, and to take a towel and sunscreen. The boat transfer to Sveti Jakov Beach takes approximately 45 minutes. Please note that the beach at Sveti Jakov is pebbly, therefore waterproof shoes are recommended. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that may offer watersports; these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

Best of Dubrovnik

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the most historic sights in this beautiful medieval city.

Your tour begins with a coach drive to the coastal highway for a panoramic view of the city walls, ancient rooftops and picturesque surroundings.

Continue with a walking tour of the city, which is on UNESCO’s List of World Patrimony due to its exceptional beauty and rich cultural heritage. This ancient town, surrounded by strong ramparts and fortresses, is a treasure-trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces, which has been well preserved over the centuries.

The pleasant walk will take you past the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery, with visits to the Dominican Monastery and the Cathedral.

The Sponza Palace, Church of St Blaise, Bell Tower and Fountain of Onofrio will all be viewed from the outside.

There will be free time for independent sightseeing and shopping before returning to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The majority of this tour is on foot, over flat, smooth surfaces, although there are steps at the museum entrances. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. The walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

Cable Car and Cavtat

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3½ hours

Take a cable car to the top of Srdj Hill for a majestic view of Dubrovnik Old City, before visiting the charming town of Cavtat.

The original Dubrovnik cable car was built back in 1969 and was used by visitors and the locals who wanted to enjoy a magnificent view of Dubrovnik Old City and the surrounding area. Until the war in 1991, more than 2½ million people were transferred to the top of Srdj Hill. After its destruction in the war, it remained in disrepair until it was restored and reopened in 2010.

A brief transfer by coach will take you to the lower station to board the cable car. As you glide upwards, enjoy the surrounding views of the Croatian countryside before reaching the top. Take time to see the spectacular view of Dubrovnik City unfold before you.

After your cable car ride, continue eastwards by coach through the lovely countryside and onto Cavtat, the southernmost town in Croatia. Situated in a bay, encircled by 2 peninsulas, few places offer such harmony of Mediterranean flora, emerald sea and architecture, whilst cherishing a rich cultural and historical tradition.

Enjoy free time to explore Cavtat independently before the return drive to the port.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, cable car and on foot. Walking is at your own discretion during the free time at the top of Srdj Hill and in Cavtat. Long queues may be experienced at the cable car station, due to the popularity of this attraction. Due to local parking regulations, passengers may be required to walk approximately 200 metres from the bus parking area to the cable car station; this would also involve negotiating around 40 steps.

Charming Cavtat and Dubrovnik

Activity lowShopping

Duration: 4 hours

An ideal combination of panoramic views, a visit to the charming resort of Cavtat and free time in Dubrovnik.

A drive high above the old town of Dubrovnik allows you to stop and capture the picture-postcard views. The route then continues through the lovely Zupa Valley, the beautiful eastern part of the Dubrovnik Riviera, and the picturesque resorts of Kupari, Srebreno, Mlini and Plat.

The lovely little town of Cavtat, the southernmost town in Croatia, is situated in a bay between 2 peninsulas and is one of the oldest cities in this part of the Adriatic. Few places offer such a harmony of lush Mediterranean growth, emerald sea and new architecture, whilst cherishing a rich cultural and historical tradition.

Enjoy free time to explore this pretty town at your leisure. Perhaps stroll along the palm-lined promenade, wander around the pretty town centre, or browse the shops.

Upon your return to Dubrovnik, you’ll have approximately 1¼ hours to explore the city independently, before returning to the pier.

Essential information

There is a walk of approximately 300 metres from the coach drop off point to Cavtat town centre. All further walking on this tour is during independent exploration and therefore the amount undertaken is optional; however please note that some of the ground surfaces are cobbled and uneven. There is a charge to use the public toilets.

 

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