If you are planning a trip to Dubrovnik, then you are definitely in the right place.  I am desperate to visit this Croatian city after my sister went to a wedding there last year.  She fell in love with this Mediterranean jewel of the Adriatic sea, so I asked her to share with me what she loved about it.  The food and shopping were quite high on her list, especially if you have a love of jewellery or a passion for pizza.  The locals believe they even outshine Italy when it comes to this popular dish.

In between eating, shopping and great holiday accommodation, there’s plenty to see and do in and around this historic city.  Here are our personal recommendations:

Game of Thrones Dubrovnik Tour

With so many fans of the hit TV show flocking to Dubrovnik to see where it was filmed, many of you will be interested in a Game of Thrones tour of the city.  There are plenty of walking tours you can join that will take you to the Docks of King’s Landing and the House of Undying while sharing with you snippets of gossip about the stars of the show.  If you want to explore the sights at your own pace, google will help you find the Game of Thrones landmarks in Dubrovnik and you will be able to enjoy some of the other landmarks the city has to offer at the same time.

Visit the Lokrum Islands

If you want beautiful beaches and unspoilt landscape take the boat taxi to the Lokrum islands.  This island is popular with both locals and tourists and taxis are busy during the high season.  Despite the the crowds, there is enough room for everyone on the islands beaches.  Time your return journey right, and watch the sunset over the Old Town for one of natures delights.

Walk the Walls

If you are a first time visitor to Dubrovnik, exploring the city walls is a must.  Audio guides are available from the office to talk you through the 300 metre long ring of fortifications.  Enjoy the stunning roof top views over the city and stop at the cafe bar to enjoy views over the Adriatic sea.  If you haven’t got much time on your hands, you can see the city walls in around an hour.

Visit the Elafiti Archipelago

There is no denying that Dubrovnik can get busy with tourists, so if you are looking to escape the crowds take a foot passenger boat from the main harbour to Elafiti.  Boat tours are also available with packages including lunch and various stops to enjoy swimming in the sea and the isolated beach coves.

Take the Dubrovnik Cable Car

For a truly breathtaking way to enjoy the views over the city and the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic, take the Dubrovnik Cable Car.  At the top you can enjoy exploring the Imperial Fort built by Napoleon built in 1812.  If you are looking to enjoy a romantic treat while in Dubrovnik visit the Panorama Bar & Restaurant for some exquisite local cuisine while soaking up more of those breathtaking views.

Perfect Self Catering Accommodation

To make the most of your experience in Croatia, the Sun Gardens Dubrovnik Resort offers you the perfect mix of great quality accommodation and an excellent range of holiday facilities along side a beachfront location over looking the Elafiti islands.  After a busy day exploring the city and soaking up the sunshine, Sun Gardens provides the perfect sanctuary to relax and unwind, and all just 20 minutes away from the famous Old Town of Dubrovnik.

If you only have 24 hours in Dubrovnik, I recommend reading this post by Travel with Meraki.

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  1. I really want to visit Croatia and in particular Dubrovnik. I’d love to do the walking tour but I’m unsure if our young son would enjoy it so we may need to visit twice!

  2. I haven’t been to this part of the world but it would be lovely. The cable car sounds very exciting and I would always choose self-catering too.

  3. Just on-line bank points out … love the photos! I try to find out by considering various other photos, as well.

  4. Croatia is on my travel bucket list. The cable car looks great. I bet the views are stunning x

  5. I am a huge fan of Croatia, it’s one of my favourite places to go on holiday, so I was excited when I saw this. I’ll be posting in Croatia, too because I highly recommend it!

    Dubrovnik is a beautiful city that you’ll love even you visit and when I go back I’ll check out some of these recommendations I haven’t yet tried.

    I’d also recommend taking a trip to Mljet Island, which is a stunning National Park! ?X

  6. Looks like heaven – like the sound of ‘The Walls’ – the colours are gorgeous x

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