George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. It really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.
But whatever we and others say, our words do not give justice to this dazzling place. So come soon and see it with your own eyes!
As mentioned, the Old Town and its many sights (including the well-preserved city walls along which you can walk) is one of the top attractions here. The Old Town is also famous for Stradun (also known as Placa), the main thoroughfare – one of the greatest pleasures for many visitors is to have a drink in one of the nearby cafes and watch the world go by, whilst they themselves are being watched by the city patron, St. Blaise, or Sveti Vlaho as the locals call him.
If you are visiting in the summer, do not miss the world-renowned Dubrovnik Summer Festival, with music, theatre and dance performances.
Information on Dubrovnik
Read up on the city at our pages below:
Scrollable, searchable map of the city
A truly fascinating history, including its time as the Republic of Ragusa
- Getting to Dubrovnik
Flying to the city – and other means of transport!
- To and from Dubrovnik Airport
Details and how to travel from and to the airport and the Old Town and the rest of the city
- Public Transport in Dubrovnik
Getting around the city and nearby by bus, taxi, cable car, and boat/ferry
Where to stay
Read up on the top sights here, including must-sees!
- Guided Tours
Some of the guided tours of the city that you can enjoy
Some of the best restaurants to try when you’re there
- Bars & Clubs
Enjoy a tipple or two in the best bars and clubs
Annual festivals and festivities
Visiting this tiny island that’s very close to Dubrovnik – perfect for an afternoon visit!
- Day Trips from Dubrovnik
Where to head to on a day trip, including Lokrum, Cavtat, the Elafiti islands and Mljet
- Day Trips to Montenegro
Ideas for day trips to Kotor, Herceg Novi and Budva
- Day Trips to Bosnia & Hercegovina
Information on day trips to Mostar and Medjugorje
- Take a look at our photos! The Dubrovnik Walls Walk gives an idea of what you can see as you walk on the Old Town Walls, whilst we also have Photos of Dubrovnik and Photos of Dubrovnik 2.
Visiting Dubrovnik on a day trip
Visit Croatia Recommends If you’re looking for an organised excursion from Split, Omis or Makarska, Sunspot Tours offer small group or private tours from these coastal towns direct to Dubrovnik. This highly-rated company can organise private and flexible tours for individuals, families or small groups using impeccably maintained vehicles with friendly drivers. Alternatively, you can also book yourself onto a small group tour with other travellers – these tours use small minivans, so no large and crowded tour buses here! Ultimately, Sunspot Tours can offer fully customisable tours to Dubrovnik – contact them to find out what they can do for you.
Getting Around Dubrovnik
There is a good bus service in the city (see routes and timetables at the Bus Terminal website) and you can also get around by taxi. Uber also exists in Dubrovnik.
To get between the Airport and the town centre (or vice versa), see our special page on To and From Dubrovnik Airport.
The area code is 020.
The tourist Office is at Svetog Dominika 7, 20000 Dubrovnik, tel: +385 (0)20 312 011, email: email@example.com.
- Dubrovnik Tourist Board website
- Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board website
- Taxi Service Dubrovnik
- Book tours from Split, Omis or Makarska to Dubrovnik with Sunspot Tours
- Urban storage network Stasher has a number of locations in Dubrovnik for anyone looking to store luggage. They have low daily rates, 24/7 customer service and full insurance!
- Read about New Year’s celebrations in the city by Graham Amiss