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Explore Dubrovnik In One Day

Many of you will visit Dubrovnik on their Mediterranean cruise voyage and therefore needs to explore this beautiful city in only one day. Also for many travellers Dubrovnik is only one stop on their Croatian holiday.

Below you will find our recommendations for what not to miss while in Dubrovnik.

Here are a few top tips on sightseeing in Dubrovnik - the smart way.



Walk along Dubrovnik's famous city walls

A walk along the city walls is a must-do when visiting the city of DubrovnikA walk along the city walls is a must-do when visiting the city of Dubrovnik

Once you find yourself in Dubrovnik, don't skip walking along its famous City walls. The walk takes around 1.5 to 2 hours and gives you opportunity to see the most city landmarks.

There are 3 entrances to the walls, but the main is situated at the beginning of Stradun (from Pile Gate). A visit to Lovrijenac Fortress is included in the ticket. For saving time and money, buy Dubrovnik Pass which allows you free entrance to the City walls. To help you to make the most of your walk, check out our useful guide for visitors.

3 Most Popular City Walls Tours

Dubrovnik City Walls Sunset Walking Tour

Walls and Wars Guided Tour

Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour



Take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Srdj

An amazing view from the top of Mount SrdjAn amazing view from the top of Mount Srdj

Are you ready to enjoy stunning views of Dubrovnik's Old Town? Then head to Cable car station (5 minutes from Stradun) and take a 3-minute ride to the top of Mount Srdj. Once there take your time and see the city and the area from above, take some amazing photos and have a meal or refreshment in the restaurant you will find there. This is the most popular spot for enjoying the sunsets over Dubrovnik.

Check out our useful guide on taking Cable car ride.

3 Best Ways to Reach Top of Mount Srdj

Take Panorama Zipline Tour

Join Buggy Safari Tour from Dubrovnik

Take E-Tuk Tuk Tour from Dubrovnik



Exploring the Old Town's Street and Squares

Tourists walking on the main street StradunTourists walking on the main street Stradun

One of the best ways to get to explore Dubrovnik in one day is just to stroll down Stradun then wander through streets and squares of the city. On every corner you will find beautiful palaces and churches, small galleries and rich museums.

Take your time and explore souvenir shops offering a range of local products like jams, liqueurs, olive oils, sweet delicacies and natural cosmetics. Visit open market on Gundulic's Square offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, olives and honey.

Don't miss opportunity to taste delicious local food and wines in one of the numerous restaurants throughout the city. When you are enough of walking, sit down at one outdoor cafés, sip the drink and watch people passing by.


3 Best Ways to Explore the Old Town

Dubrovnik: Hidden Gems and Highlights Private Walking Tour

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Dubrovnik Private Family Friendly City Tour



Paddle along the city walls to Lokrum island

The kayakers paddling along the City wallsThe kayakers paddling along the City walls

Ready for a unique experience of Dubrovnik? Then you should join one of many sea-kayaking tours that departs from the small bay near the Old Town.

On these tours you will paddle along the City walls to the island of Lokrum, where you will explore hidden caves and rocks. Next, you will head to Betina Cave for swimming and snorkeling and having a snack. Choose from morning, afternoon or even sunset options and enjoy every moment.

Check out all available tour here and book easily online.

3 Most Popular Sea-Kayaking Tours

Adventure Dubrovnik: Guided Sea-Kayaking Tour with Snack

Lokrum Island and City Walls Tour by Kayak

X-Adventure Sea-Kayaking Half-Day Tour



Taste delicious Dubrovnik cuisine

While in Dubrovnik don't skip opportunity to taste delicious local food and wines. The cuisine of Dubrovnik is based on seafood and seasonal vegetables, but will find also some tasty meat dishes. 

Throughout the city, you will find numerous restaurants offering authentic Dalmatian meals. Choose from a variety of tasty food such as grilled fish, octopus salad, black risotto, tuna steak or delicacies such as prosciutto and cheese etc.

You should also try great Croatian wines from Peljesac peninsula and Konavle region.

3 Top Dubrovnik Food Tours

Dubrovnik Gastronomy: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tours

Flavors of Dubrovnik Food Tour

Dubrovnik Deep Red Wine Tour of Peljesac






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