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Step into Dubrovnik and you step into another world...

With early, red-roofed buildings clustered together in the old town and the cathedral, churches and palaces enclosed by the medieval city walls, it’s easy to see why the city has been called the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.

Restored after the 1991 civil war, the old city – now an UNESCO World Heritage site – lies on the Dalmatian coast looking over the Adriatic and island of Lokrum.

Along the coastline is the Dubrovnik Riviera, dotted with attractive beaches, villages and islands.

The village of Mlini (named after the milling that took place there) lies about 10 kilometres from Dubrovnik. Enjoy a stroll along the promenade, perhaps pausing for a coffee or to browse the shop, or take a bus to Dubrovnik. Then again, you could visit the Konavle Valley or cruise the beautiful Elaphite Islands.


Things to do

Dubrovnik cable car

Just outside the old town walls you can take the cable car to the top of Mr Srđ offering panoramic views of the old town, the island of Lokrum and the Adriatic sea.

Explore the old town

There are two ways to explore Dubrovnik's old town. You can wander through the intricate streets taking in its old monasteries, beautiful palaces and discovering various restaurants and bars hidden away. Alternatively, you can see the town from a height by walking the town's wall. You can access the perimeter from a number of checkpoints in the town and, although it includes a number of stairs to get there, it is worth the 360 degree views. The perimeter is approximately two km long and will need two hours to explore the full circle. Although it closes just before darkness it is also a spectacular spot to watch the sun go down over the Adriatic.


As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.


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