Dubrovnik Area

Dubrovnik Area holidays

Around dreamy Dubrovnik and its neighbours, days of sightseeing and island-hopping adventures give way to evenings of waterfront wining and dining. Taking centre stage is Dubrovnik’s swoon-worthy Old Town, with its network of ancient alleys, pretty piazzas and terracotta rooftops all wrapped up in grand stone walls. But out of town, secluded coves, fragrant pine forests and handsome harbours are ripe for exploring. And that’s before we get started on the emerald islands – each one with its own standout scenery, alongside plenty of culture and lots of local cuisine to boot. Fancy venturing further afield? Day trips to Montenegro and Bosnia are even on the cards…
Hotel Cavtat
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  • London Stansted, Thu 14 Apr 2022
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Hotel Cavtat

Cavtat, Dubrovnik Area

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  • Seafront
  • Rooftop infinity pool
  • Central location
  • Beautiful views
  • Excellent service
Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel
Indulgent Escapes
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  • London Stansted, Thu 07 Apr 2022
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Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel

Dubrovnik Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik Area

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  • Perfect for adults
  • Beachfront
  • Stunning sea views from all guest rooms
  • Excellent spa
  • Easy access to Dubrovnik Old Town via local bus
Hotel Croatia
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Hotel Croatia

Cavtat, Dubrovnik Area

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Based on 3838 reviews

  • Stunning location
  • Great spa
  • Direct access to sunbathing platform and sea
  • Exquisite sea views
  • Excellent dining options
Hotel Albatros
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  • East Midlands, Sun 25 Sep 2022
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
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Hotel Albatros

Cavtat, Dubrovnik Area

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Based on 384 reviews

  • All Inclusive option
  • Great range of facilities
  • Children's club
  • Seafront location with stunning views
  • Transport to Old Town Dubrovnik available nearby
Rixos Premium Dubrovnik
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Rixos Premium Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

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Based on 500 reviews

  • Modern style
  • Recently refurbished
  • Stunning sea views
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Spa facilities
Hotel Astarea
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  • East Midlands, Sun 23 Oct 2022
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Hotel Astarea

Mlini, Dubrovnik Area

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Based on 1485 reviews

  • Direct access to the beach
  • Great outdoor pool area
  • Public transport available to Cavtat and Old Town Dubrovnik
  • Magnificent sea views
  • 150m from Mlini resort centre
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Language

Croatian

Currency

Croatian Kuna

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£4/35 kuna a bottle

3 course meal

around £30/250 kuna

Flight times

3-3.5hrs

The best of both worlds

A Dubrovnik holiday delivers two getaways in one. Dubrovnik Old Town offers a picturesque city break while peaceful Cavtat is perfect for a relaxing retreat in the sun. And there are many islands to hop across to. Mljet gives you lush green forests and two saltwater lakes to hike around, while the Elaphiti Islands are not to be missed.

Explore more

Dubrovnik lies close to the southern borders of Croatia. That means you’ll be in day trip distance of Montenegro. It’s a stunning country with five national parks and some chic beach resorts. You could just as easily pop across the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina to see stunning Ottoman palaces and deep canyons.

Medieval Dubrovnik

Lord Byron described Dubrovnik Old Town as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a gem of a city, with terracotta rooftops, medieval walls, cobbled alleyways and a glistening waterfront. Plus, there’s no shortage of stylish boutiques, bar and restaurants, especially down at the harbour.

Cavtat

Cavtat, the dreamy harbour town, is conveniently placed for getting around Croatia’s Adriatic coast.

Lapad Holidays

Dubrovnik Lapad

Right next to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, along the Croatian coast, the Lapad peninsula is a breath of fresh air in amongst its maze of terracotta roofs.

Babin Kuk Holidays

Dubrovnik Babin Kuk

Tucked away on the north-western tip of Dubrovnik, Babin Kuk is a great base for epic days of exploration.

Mlini

Neatly positioned between Dubrovnik (just a 20-minute drive away) and the pretty town of Cavtat, Mlini ticks all the boxes for a traditional Croatian retreat.

Dubrovnik Old Town

Dubrovnik’s charming Old Town is a cobweb of UNESCO-stamped landmarks and historic marvels, only 4km south of the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Korcula Island

This idyllic island is a hit with families, thanks to its lively, medieval port town and handful of secluded beaches.

Srebreno

While fishing and farming dominate local life, you’ll find go-slow Srebreno a haven of seaside swimming and mountain conquering.

Sipan Island

The largest of the Elaphiti Islands, Šipan is loaded with bright blue views whichever way you turn.

Orebic

Snoozing on the southside of the Pelješac Peninsula, Orebić is a stunning resort that exudes charm.

Lopud Island

A sleepy, car-free island covered in pine forest, groves of lemon trees, sandy bays and terracotta-topped houses – you’ll find lush Lopud just a ferry ride away from Dubrovnik.

Orasac

With a history of old origins and invading pirates, there’s a lot for keen explorers to unearth in Orašac.

Dubrovnik Gruz

Just a stone’s throw from Dubrovnik Old Town, the suburb of Gruž is a charming base for exploring traditional Croatia.

Beaches

The beaches around Dubrovnik are pebbly, in the main, and many are blessed with spectacular views of the city. There are a clutch of sand-and-shingle beaches in easy distance from the Old Town. If you crave a really sandy beach, head to the isle of Lopud – it’s home to a curve of powdery golden sand.

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Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach

Dubrovnik Babin Kuk, Dubrovnik Area

Enjoy beautifully clear water, perfect for swimming and water sports, and gorgeous views at pebbled Copacabana Beach. Kids will love the waterslides and adults can rent kayaks and jet-skis or try parasailing....
Banje Beach

Banje Beach

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

Popular Banje Beach is the closest to the Old Town and boasts beautiful views of the city walls, as well as plenty of fun water sports like jet ski and water tube rides. Sample traditional cuisine at the...

Sights

Uncovering the history of Dubrovnik will be a true delight. On every corner you’ll stumble across another piece of the puzzle. There are churches, cathedrals, gardens and more – each offering a unique little insight into Dubrovnik’s colourful past. Don’t forget your camera – there’ll be loads of photo opportunities along the way.

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Lokrum Island

Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik Area

For an oasis of tranquillity just a 15 minute boat ride from Dubrovnik's Old Town head to beautiful Lokrum Island, known for it's great natural swimming spots. Visit the 15th century Franciscan monastery, meet...
Marco Polo House

Marco Polo House

Korcula Island, Dubrovnik Area

World-renowned merchant, writer and traveller Marco Polo was reputedly born in Korčula and you can visit his alleged birth place in the Old Town. Although currently not much more than a ruin, plans are...

Activities

Sporty types will have loads to choose from in the way of activities. There are plenty of water sports on offer across the area, or if you prefer your feet firmly on dry land then you can’t beat a walk around the Old Town. Its iconic white buildings and orange roofs are instantly recognisable.

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Cable car

Cable car

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

Ride the fun, modern cable car up to the top of Srd Hill for breathtaking panoramic views of the Old City of Dubrovnik and the deep blue Adriatic, studded with picturesque islands. Visit the museum in Fort...
Game of Thrones tour

Game of Thrones tour

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for the King’s Landing city in Game of Thrones. Join a unique tour to explore key filming locations such as Lovrijenac Fortress and St Dominika Street - the...

Eating and drinking

Fresh fish and seafood is the focus of much of the cuisine along the coast, perfectly accompanied by a glass or two of Pošip, the light white wine from the island of Korčula. The Italian influence is also strong throughout the region, so you’re never too far away from a pizzeria.

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Seaside promenade

Seaside promenade

Mlini, Dubrovnik Area

Dine on tasty fresh seafood in the traditional stone-built restaurants called konobas that line Mlini's seaside promenade, like the popular Konuba Lanterna. The cafés and restaurants here stay open till late...
360 ̊Restaurant

360 ̊Restaurant

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

Enjoy fine dining at the modern and elegant 360 ̊Restaurant, in the Sveti Luka bastion on the city walls with stunning views over the port. The Mediterranean-flavoured cuisine is meticulously sourced and...

Shopping

Visit Dubrovnik’s open-air markets to pick up traditional delicacies like rose liqueur and lavender honey. As well as little boutiques selling handmade red coral jewellery, there’s a good selection of designer shops, and a few malls outside of the centre featuring familiar high-street names.

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Pile Gate

Pile Gate

Dubrovnik Old Town, Dubrovnik Area

This landmark gate marks the entrance to the Old Town and with its impressive stone structure, it certainly stands out. You can buy tickets to tour the city walls just inside the gate, as well as exploring the...
Artisan boutiques

Artisan boutiques

Dubrovnik Area

The shops dotted around Dubrovnik's Old Town are the best place to pick up local products, from wine and Rakija to olive oil and dried lavender - the morning market in Gundulićeva Square is a great place to...

Nightlife

Dubrovnik’s Old Town comes to life as the sun goes down. Bars and taverns line the cobbled streets, partygoers flock to the clubs around the Pile Gate, and stylish parties light up the beach bars. The nearby resorts have their own scenes too, whether you want an elegant nightcap or to dance until the sun comes up.

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Try the famous local wine

Try the famous local wine

Orebic, Dubrovnik Area

The Peljesac Pensinsula is one of Croatia's most renowned wine growing regions. Take a tour of the cellar at the Korta Katarina Winery and taste the award winning Plavac Mali and Posip wines whilst enjoying...
A quiet night by the sea

A quiet night by the sea

Stikovica Zaton, Dubrovnik Area

Zaton is so laid back it's almost horizontal, so for buzzing nightlife you're best off heading to the bright lights of Dubrovnik, but there are some great restaurants and along the waterfront where you can...
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