Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic


Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic

A city built in 7th century with red-tiled rooftops, pine and cypress shaded hills, sapphire water surrounding the Old Town Dubrovnik walls stuns with both its architecture and scenery. Comprising an immense system of forts, bastions and walkways that offer beautiful views and making the city a living museum.

 Dubrovnik is without a doubt one of the Europe’s most fashionable destination. Shrouded in history and preserved since 13th century the Old Town provides great escape and distraction from everyday business. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate all year round and almost 50 direct flights from all over Europe and it’s easy to see why is such a popular choice to visit.

In this article as your Balkan DMC, we give you TOP 3 tours that you should not miss while visiting Dubrovnik.

1.The real Game of Thrones

Dubrovnik is increasingly becoming popular of filming fictional and historical TV series such as Game of Thrones. If you are a fan of this TV series, everywhere you turn in the old city of Dubrovnik you will find a spot where the show was filmed.

Fan or not, we recommend you dive into an unforgettable experience of GoT as you will also learn about the fascinating stories of Dubrovnik history and interesting tidbits and gossip from behind the scenes about sets and actors as some of the guides were Game of Thrones extras, stand-ins, and members of the production crew.

You can experience the real King’s landing in tours that can last up to 8 hours or if you are in a bit of a hurry there are mini one-hour tours that are very informative and enjoyable.

2.Cable cars Srđ

Srđ cable car was build 1969 and it was first and only cable car on Adriatic at the time and for years it was a symbol of Dubrovnik. It was destroyed in a war 1991 but rebuilt in 2010 and since then everybody can enjoy the view from 416 meters of height. There are 2 cabins working through out the day and they operate with 30 passengers at a time. Almost 4 minutes ride to the top of the Srđ mountain where you can find a “Panorama” restaurant and enjoy lunch or coffee with a breathtaking view.

Check out this video and see for yourself where you can get the best snapshot of Dubrovnik.

3. Efaleti islands

An archipelago situated close to Dubrovnik, called Elafiti islands (Elaphiti), consists of 3 main islands Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep. Two of them (Lopud and Kolocep) are entirely car-free which make them excellent escape from hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Efaleti Islands are easily accessible by local ferries but there are a lot of tours offering catamarans and other types of ships. One really stands out, 16 th  century-style galleon ship complete with a crew dressed up in period costume. Ship Karaka offers one of the best experiences, with capacity of 195 passengers, tours last up to 9 hours during which you will get time to swim, snorkel and sunbathe. All of that while enjoying lunch inspired by local cousine and admiring beautiful architecture of the islands.




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