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Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

After your ship comes in to Dubrovnik, head to Old Town for this guided walking tour of Stari Grad, literally ‘Old Town,’ in Croatian. This tour is a great primer and introduction to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the streets of Old Town, which are covered in white limestone, as you and the guide immerse yourselves in the stunning historical section of town.
  • Soak up the atmosphere of ancient Dubrovnik, as you explore the narrow streets of Old Town
  • Visit the Cathedral of the Assumption and Onofrio's Fountain
  • English-speaking guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Gruž, Dubrovnik new port
9:30 AM

Please arrive 5 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Gruž, Dubrovnik new port
This is a shore excursion that should not be missed. Begin at Pile Gate where you’ll learn that it’s one of three entry points into the city through the walls, which were first constructed first in the 12th century but with several modifications through the years. 

The first stop on the tour is Onofrio’s Fountain, a large circular structure that is the terminus for a 7.5-mile (12-km) aqueduct. Have a drink of the fresh water from the many faucets on the tank and then walk over to have a look at the Franciscan Monastery, with its beautiful Gothic courtyard, among many other great works of art inside. 

Continue walking down the Stradun, one of the widest and certainly the most fashionable streets in town, until you reach the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace. Learn the history of this stunning building and then walk on to see and learn about Orlando’s Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector’s Palace and the Church of St Blaise, named for the city’s patron saint. Continue across the main square, where you will visit Dubrovnik's Cathedral of the Assumption, a Baroque church built in the 18th century after an earthquake destroyed the original one.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Dubrovnik port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Port Gruz
Meeting point in front Elite Travel Port Office
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Town
Dubrovnik Old Town weave the story of its history and its present into the splendid fabric of fine architecture and magnificent city walls.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Church of Saint Blaise
Church of saint Blaise.
Pass By:  
Stradun
Enjoy the moderate tempo of your walk as you stroll down the main thoroughfare of Stradun, all the way to the Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace, where you will discover a fine synergy between governance and faith which kept Dubrovnik afloat as the independent Republic of Ragusa for 450 years.
Pass By:  
Dubrovnik Cathedral
Dubrovnik cathedral
Pass By:  
Sponza Palace
Starting from Pile square on the eastern side of Dubrovnik Old Town, embark on a walking tour through the maze of narrow streets, lively piazzas, and stunning palaces like Sponza and churches like St. Blaise.
Stop At:  
Port Gruz
Drop off
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • WALKING INFO
  • Tour includes moderate walking activities.
  • In Dubrovnik guests will have to walk approximately 500 meters over cobblestone and flat terrain, and take up to 50 steps.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elite Travel LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Best of Dubrovnik.

Traveler Tips


  • "The meeting place is about a 10 minute walk after the exit if the port." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Fabulous tour of Dubrovnik.
Sue G
, Aug 2019
Great guide who had a passionate love for her country and history. The meeting place is about a 10 minute walk after the exit if the port. Turn to the right and walk past the bus station and then about 10 minutes.
star-5
A great tour of the city by a local...
KARI H
, Aug 2018
A great tour of the city by a local. Would have been nice to have more free time, so we just took a taxi back to the ship instead of the ride provided by the company.
star-5
We really enjoyed this tour. The...
Katrina T
, Apr 2018
We really enjoyed this tour. The guided portion of the tour was great with a lot of great information. We appreciated that at the start of the free time the guide let us know that if we didn't want to go back to the ship right away we didn't have to. We really wanted to walk the walls and this worked out perfectly for us since we ended right at the entrance. This was a great alternative to the busy ship excursions offered.
star-3
It was my impression that the tour...
onishkoh
, Jan 2018
It was my impression that the tour company does not have a lot of experience. The pick up arrangements were very poorly described. As it turned out, there were several entrances to the port of Dubrovnik with the sign that said Port of Dubrovnik on each them. The tour company did not specify near which one of these signs we were to meet or that there was more than one of them, so we waited near the one were our ship docked for a long time. Then I needed to make a couple of phone calls to get hooked up with our driver and a guide Elvis. Their office on the phone said that we had to go and look for them, but they did not give clear instructions. They said they could not come and pick us up because there were people from other ships/locations, and they needed to wait for everyone in a central location. When we finally met up with the driver and the guide, they had no one on the bus. So, this was very frustrating! The company did not do any homework in terms of finding out that all the people on the tour were from one ship, and that they could just pick us up in one location, or at least give us clearer instructions where to meet. In addition, it was a rainy day, which made walking around and looking for the mini-van only more difficult. The tour itself turned out to be pretty fare, although we had better ones. The city of Dubrovnik was absolutely beautiful, and I wish we had a better tour guide to explore it with.
star-5
Guide was great and we learned and saw...
kim919lehmann
, Oct 2017
Guide was great and we learned and saw a lot of Old Town. Great experience.
star-5
Excellent tour, good service, glad I...
Fred B
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour, good service, glad I took this private tour instead of the ships group tour.
star-2
The tour began with a private drive...
Ted I
, Sep 2017
The tour began with a private drive the top of the mountain to take a picture of town. Nice photo ops. Didn't know this was going to happen. When back to town to meet up with the rest of our group of eight. Tour consisting of walking through the old town with guide pointing out interesting buildings and facts. Could've spent more time walking around versus listening to the Tour guide. Tour did not go on the walls around town. Walked that on own. Guide was ok but not easy to hear. Would do it on you own with guidebook
star-4
We had a little walk from the ship...
Mark D
, Oct 2016
We had a little walk from the ship to find the tour guide, but fortunately someone answered when we called to direct us to where we needed to be. We were driven, in a minivan, up the highway overlooking the town for a marvelous view, then back down into the old town for a walking tour. Impressive medieval buildings.
star-4
The tour operators were polite and...
Nirmala S
, Jun 2016
The tour operators were polite and on time, took us on the scenic route of he city and the old town and then left us within the walled city to stroll around, we were picked up on time to be transferred to our cruise ship, verypleased
star-4
A part of our tour was just for the...
Robert B
, Jan 2016
A part of our tour was just for the two of us, and then we join a group of about 10 folks. We enjoyed when we could hear the tour operator tell of the history. Dubrovnik is a scenic town worth a visit.

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