Explore the glistening city of Dubrovnik, with its turquoise waters, archaic walls – and the world-famous filming locations from Game of Thrones. Find a fusion of ancient and modern settings. Or ride the cable car to the top of Srđ Mountain, for views across the apricot-rooftops and the Dalmatian Coast – it’s time to visit Dubrovnik.
Wander through the mighty Pile Gate, the gateway into the Old Town. Make your way up onto the medieval city walls to meander around the citadel and soak up the fresh sea air and story-telling scenery. Stand in the footsteps of your favourite characters from smash-hit television shows and films, perfect for snapshot moments. Pick up a delicious ice cream in the Old Town, then amble down to the port, along the shipyard arches, to soak up the rocky coastline. Whether you’re looking for a cultural weekend break, or a sizzling summer holiday, Dubrovnik is a year-round destination. Choose from our selection of Dubrovnik hotels and book your flights to Dubrovnik now, to see it for yourself.
Wander through Dubrovnik and discover the beauty of the Old Town. See the marble-paved squares, cobbled streets and coral-coloured rooftops, then take a stroll along the medieval city walls. Visit the morning markets and smell the scent of honey and herbs, explore the Baroque Churches and Old Port. Stay close to Pile Gate at the Hilton Imperial and relax at the terrace bar, after spending days out and about. Alternatively, The Pucic Palace is a boutique hotel in the heart of the Old Town, surrounded by a sensational selection of shops, cafes and bars – just a 10-minute walk from Banje Beach.
Looking for a more relaxed pace? Take a break on the southernmost tip of Dubrovnik’s Riviera, in the charming town of Cavtat. Savour the secluded Mediterranean bays – take a dip in the turquoise waters and explore the harbour, lined with fragrant cypress trees. Reach this dazzling destination by boat, bus or hire car – it’s around a 30-minute drive from the heart of Dubrovnik. Stay at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat, on a cliff-edge overlooking the town, with two sublime beaches. Or stay at Remisens Hotel Albatros, a seafront retreat with plenty of water sports to choose from.
Venture southeast from the centre of Dubrovnik and arrive to Srebreno by car in around 20-minutes. Mlini is just an extra 10-minutes along the coast. Soak up the tranquillity of these small, idyllic seaside villages – stroll along the waterside promenade which connects Srebeno and Mlini – take a break and soak up the picturesque views, then pop into a restaurant or café to rejuvenate. There are luscious Mediterranean parks, a variety of sports and tantalising culinary dishes to try, in the oasis of the Dubrovnik Riviera. Stay at the luxurious, family-friendly Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, where you can relax between days visiting the Old Town. Perfect for couples, the boutique Hotel Mlini is a perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle.
Just along to the northwest of Dubrovnik is Lapad. With its green spaces, beaches and calm bays, it makes a great place for family holidays or couples who just want to unwind. You can enjoy walks with stops at cafes and spend days by the Adriatic Sea. Book a beautiful boutique break at More, situated along the Bay of Lapad. Visit the Cave Bar More for a drink, complete with stalactites. Or stay at the Dubrovnik Palace, where every room has a sea view. Soak up the scenery of Petka Hill, the National Forest and sweeping Adriatic coastline.
Make a visit to the Adriatic’s sixth largest island, Korcula, by ferry. The journey from Dubrovnik ranges from 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes, with the best services running in the summer. With its dense emerald forests and rocky beaches, surrounded by glistening sea, this isle is a Croatian sanctuary. There are a few quiet coves with sandy bays, but the pebbled shores are just as beautiful – the best time to swim is in the summer, when the waters are warmer. Known as Little Dubrovnik – Korcula Town is the main resort on the island, offering a brilliant variety of cafes and restaurants, serving up fresh seafood and delicious local wine. If you love being active on your holiday, there are plenty of cycling and mountain biking paths to ride throughout the year.
Just at the northern tip of the Lapad peninsula is Babin Kuk, a leafy and quiet neighbourhood, with plenty of walking paths and parks. It’s a great area for families and couples, with Dubrovnik’s longest beach – Copacabana Beach – offering an array of water sports and cafes serving up flavourful local ice cream. Enjoy a resort experience when you stay here and venture to the cultural centre by bus, on a short ride to the Old Town. Book a stay at the sensational Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel for a luxurious break. Alternatively, unwind at the opulent Royal Blue and take a dip in the outdoor rooftop pool.
If you’re looking for a calming Croatian break away, the Elafiti Islands are a short ferry ride from Dubrovnik’s Gruz harbour. The three inhabited islands Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan offer spectacular retreats for that real holiday feeling. Both Kolocep and Lopud are car-free and Sipan only allows private vehicles, which means walking and cycling is a must. Explore the beautiful walking trails on the islands and venture through luscious forested hills. Stay at the Lafodia Sea Resort for island tranquillity. It’s easy to reach Dubrovnik by boat from here, when you fancy a cultural excursion. If you can, walk across the island (in around 30-minutes) to Sunj beach on Lopud island, the only sand beach on the island. Or stay on Sipan island at the Hotel Bozica for a simple and rustic break. Add private transfers to your island booking, providing land and sea transportation from Dubrovnik airport.
Explore more on your next trip and hire a car. Start your holiday with a few nights in Dubrovnik, then cruise to the south and cross the border to Montenegro. Soak up the views on this scenic adventure and choose between a coastal or inland drive – either way, your eyes will feast on the beautiful landscapes. Once you reach Montenegro, you’ll discover a small, relatively untouched country. But with its rolling peaks, breathtaking coves and friendly people, it’s a must-visit. On your way, stop at the Bay of Kotor, where the mountains come right to the waterline, around this fjord-like bay – creating a dramatic backdrop to the surrounded city. Stay along the Gulf of Kotor in Tivat at the waterside Regent Porto Montenegro for a couple of nights and stroll around the glistening harbour of yachts. Alternatively, book a break at the Iberostar Grand Perast for a few nights and spend a day in the spa.