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How to Spend a Cruise Break in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations in the Adriatic and has earned its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It looks out over the sparkling blue Adriatic Sea and panoramic views of its magnificent landscapes. Many Cruise stops stop at Dubrovnik, however many cruisers simply sit on the stunning beaches.

There are plenty of exciting things to see on shore:

Dubrovnik’s Ancient City Walls

You can’t visit Dubrovnik without taking the time to walk the historic city walls and checking out the ancient forts. The views are spectacular including panoramic views of the sea, mountains and even the old town, quite a sight from above. It takes a couple of hours to walk the length of the wall and it’s best to do this in the morning or evening because it can get extremely hot during the middle of the day. Make sure you take a bottle of water around with you. Along your walk you’ll find cozy cafe’s and restaurants where you can also stop off and enjoy a nice cool drink.

Old Town

Old town is one of the most popular areas in Dubrovnik; filled with charming side streets, beautiful views and many lovely experiences to enjoy. At the end of the old city walk you’ll find rocky beaches where you can work on your tan with the sparkling Adriatic breezes cooling your skin. At the port area you’ll find several restaurants, bars, shops and cafes serving all kinds of treats including everyone’s favorite, ice cream!


Stradun is one of the most photographed streets on the planet and you’ll find it in the middle of old town. This charming street is known as the “heart and soul” of Dubrovnik. You can enjoy an unhurried walk along its marbled stone path and get a one of a kind glimpse of life in this remarkable city. You’ll find a variety of fun cafes and shops along the way where you can relax and take your time exploring all its unique places.

Park Orsula

Park Orsula is nestled on a high cliff 200 meters above sea level and is the home of St. Orsula church that dates back to the 14th century and which was restored in 2003. Today this beautiful park hosts a variety of musical festivals, concerts and other special events. Don’t worry, you can visit anytime you like when you spend your holiday weekend in Dubrovnik.

For a unique view of old town and Dubrovnik, the city offers a cable car ride that travels up into the magnificent hills to the top of Srd Mountain which is the perfect way to get a feel for Dubrovnik. When it comes to photo opportunities, this view of old town and the surrounding landscapes won’t disappoint! You’ll see some of the best views of the area and will get the chance to create a photo journey that will be the envy of all your friends and family.

This is a guest post by Rhys Wynne of Hotel in Dubrovnik. Find out more things to do in Dubrovnik on his website. Photos sourced by Rhys Wynne.

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