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Dubrovnik tours and excursions

Dubrovnik tours

Walking tours

The tourist office organises walking tours of Dubrovnik’s Old Town taking in all the main sights. Tourist agency Atlas has private tours of the Old Town as well as Game of Thrones filming locations.

Tel: +385 20 323 887; +385 1 2415 611
Website: http://www.tzdubrovnik.hr/lang/en/index.html

Boat tours

From June to September, boats leave from the Old Port for the Elaphiti islands of Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, as well as the island of Lokrum and the village of Cavtat along the coast. Dubrovnik Boats operates services to the Elaphites. Tirena, a wooden galleon ship, also organises sunset cruises.

Tel: +385 98 757 890; +385 20 358 200
Website: http://www.dubrovnikboats.com

Dubrovnik excursions

Montenegro

The small mountainous nation of Montenegro is close enough to be managed as a short side trip. Its rugged mountain range leaves enough space for a string of seaside towns and villages. The historic town of Kotor is a justifiably popular tourist spot, resembling a more workaday version of Dubrovnik.

Tel: +382 77 100 001.
Website: http://www.montenegro.travel

Dalmatian islands

Dubrovnik makes a good base for exploring the southern Dalmatian islands. One of the most visited is the lush green jewel Mljet, much of which is a national park. Hire a bike and circle the network of paths and lakes. The smaller Elaphite islands (Koločep, Lopud and Šipan) are worth a visit too.

Tel: +385 20 744 041.
Website: http://www.np-mljet.hr
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Hotel Excelsior

This 198-room hotel in São Paulo, with its mammoth convention centre, flatters beyond its 4-star billing. The rooms behind Excelsior's art-deco frontage are plain and businesslike, yet excellent value. Wi-Fi is free, rooms come with LCD TVs and there is a bar and fitness centre onsite. The location is also close by downtown Praça da República with nearby cultural icons such as Teatro Municipal and Edificio Copan. Staff speak English and can help book tickets and tours. Breakfast included.

Hotel Neptun

It would be a shame to stay in Dubrovnik without waking up with a sea view. Hotel Neptun has recently been renovated to ensure an unforgettable stay in the Babin Kuk peninsula overlooking Elaphiti Islands. Choose one of the 91 rooms or suites and make the most of Croatian summer.

 

ZigZag Apartments Dubrovnik

These stylish apartments scattered around the Old Town and priced very reasonably, won’t break your budget. Light, airy, with a plenty of sunshine, you will be close to all the hot sports, restaurants and bars.

 

Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Set in luxuriant gardens, this family-friendly all-inclusive resort on the Babin Kuk peninsula is only a few minutes’ walk from the pebbly beach. Many of the modern light-filled rooms come with sea views and balconies, and there’s a separate children’s pool as well as a large outdoor pool.

Hotel Stari Grad

With only eight rooms, this smartly decorated boutique hotel in the Old Town offers a more intimate experience than the huge Lapad resorts. The tastefully furnished rooms don’t have views to speak of, but the fifth-floor terrace has a superb rooftop restaurant and is a great place for breakfast.

Old Town Hostel

A wallet-friendly option offering a selection of dorms and private rooms, the Old Town Hostel has a great Old Town location. It offers extras such as free Wi-Fi and free breakfast and its owner Mike is a well-liked character.