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Discover Dubrovnik - 7 Nights
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Located in between rugged mountains and a sparkling sea, Dubrovnik boasts stunning architecture and spectacular views. Add in the beautiful weather, great food and friendly locals and it is easy to see why this corner of Croatia’s Adriatic coast is quickly becoming a serious alternative to traditional Mediterranean destinations. The city has a rich history dating back to the 7th century and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

On this 7-night break you will be able to spend lazy days at your scenic seaside base and enjoy guided sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and a visit to the beautiful coastal town of Kotor in Montenegro*. A full day’s boat trip takes you to the Elaphite Islands with lunch and entertainment on board. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy walks along the historic city walls and to sightsee at your own pace. Come and see for yourself why Lord Byron decided to name Dubrovnik ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’. 

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates.

*Please note that in the event of continuing delays at the border crossing, Montenegro may be replaced with an excursion to Korcula. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)    
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy. 
Climate

The Croatian climate is characterised by warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe. 

Food & Drink

Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 13.00kn 
  • Beer: 20.00kn 
  • Glass of wine: 22.00kn 
  • Main course: 75.00kn 
  • Soft Drink: 15.00kn 
  • Bottled Water: 6.00kn 
  • (€1 = 7.5 HRK approx)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Read our Dubrovnik Travel Blog 

April’s Fools Day by Josip Novakovich

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

Interception by Nathan Meyer

Holiday highlights

Dubrovnik's City Walls 

These were built between the 13th and 16th centuries and are still intact despite the 1991 bombings during the Croatian War of Independence. The walls are over 2km long and 25m high with no less than 16 towers. A walk along the walls is a must for any trip to Dubrovnik. 

Dubrovnik Cathedral  

The cathedral houses the relics of St. Blaise, the patron saint of Dubrovnik, as well as numerous paintings and works of art. 

Dubrovnik Old Town 

Wandering through the dazzling streets and squares of the Old Town is a great way to while away a few relaxing hours. Explore the warren of marble-paved and cobbled streets and pick up some beautiful local art or handmade items in the little shops before enjoying an Italian style ice cream. At night the town is buzzing with activity, it’s a great time to sit with a drink outside one of the numerous bars & cafés and watch the world go by. 

Lokrum Island 

This Island is a densely wooded nature reserve with an interesting botanical garden and the remains of a Habsburg fortress. The Fort was built in a shape of a five-pointed star by the French army in 1806, and from the top there is an impressive view of Dubrovnik and the island itself. It is a ten-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik Old Town and a visit can be booked locally. 

Elaphite Islands 

The boat trip is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this trip for many of our customers. As well as enjoying the unspoilt islands by sea, you will disembark a couple of times over the day to enjoy a stroll around these largely uninhabited islands. The on board entertainment is legendary and is a fantastic way to enjoy the Adriatic.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Croatian Kuna (HRK)    
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check with their embassy. 
Climate

The Croatian climate is characterised by warm and dry summers and mild winters. Dubrovnik ranks amongst the sunniest towns of southern Europe. 

Food & Drink

Traditional dishes not to be missed include smoked ham and cheese and seafood lovers will find it hard to resist dishes like Dalmatian octopus salad, black squid ink risotto, shellfish and grilled sardines. Dubrovnik also offers a large selection of wines. The winegrowers of the place are proud of the quality of their red wines, the most famous of which is the Plavac Mali, which owes its name to the typical dark grape that grows in the nearby peninsula of Peljesac. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: 13.00kn 
  • Beer: 20.00kn 
  • Glass of wine: 22.00kn 
  • Main course: 75.00kn 
  • Soft Drink: 15.00kn 
  • Bottled Water: 6.00kn 
  • (€1 = 7.5 HRK approx)
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Read our Dubrovnik Travel Blog 

April’s Fools Day by Josip Novakovich

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

Interception by Nathan Meyer

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Croatia

Morning/Afternoon

Travel to Croatia

Depart on your direct flight to Dubrovnik, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Plenty of information will be provided, to help get your holiday up and running! 

Day 2 - Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Morning

Discover Dubrovnik

Take a half day tour of Dubrovnik with your expert local guide, to learn of the city’s remarkable history and discover its important monuments and sites. Entrance to the Franciscan Monastery and City Cathedral are included.  

Afternoon

At Leisure

The afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Perhaps you could take the cable car to the top of the Srd Hill where you can take in some breathtaking views of the Old Town. Your guide would be delighted to recommend some other hidden gems for you to discover. 

Day 3 - Boat Trip to the Elaphite Islands

Full Day

Boat Trip to the Elaphite Islands

After breakfast you will meet your guide who will accompany you on a full day's excursion around the Elaphite Islands. This archipelago is largely unspoilt and is literally named the "Deer Islands' after the Roman Geographer Pliny the Elder mentioned them in his 37 volume Historia Naturalis in the first century AD.  You will be served lunch on board and entertainment will be supplied by a traditional Croatian band who will play local music as well as other popular favourites.  (Note that in the rare case of unsuitable weather, this excursion may be re-scheduled to a different day).

Day 4 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Revisit Dubrovnik and explore its pearly streets.  There are monasteries, churches and museums to discover, as well as delightful cafes and excellent shops.   Chat with your guide during the previous day’s tours and pick up some tips and information on how to make the most of this fabulous location.

Day 5 - Montenegro

Full Day

Montenegro

After breakfast today you will set off for a full day excursion to the neighbouring country of Montenegro. After crossing the border you will travel across the fjord-like bay of Kotor to visit one of two artificial islets off the coast of Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks, and its quaint Roman Catholic Church.  Continue on to the pretty coastal town of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site - the exotic scenery along the winding coastal road is breathtaking. On arrival your local guide will take you on a tour of the town and the Old Port, with its surrounding fortifications built during the Venetian period. Afterwards, you will have free time for lunch and to explore at your own pace before travelling back to your hotel in Dubrovnik. *Please note that in the event of continuing delays at the border crossing, Montenegro may be replaced with an excursion to Korcula.

Days 6-7 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Two free days to relax at your hotel and explore your enchanting surroundings at your own pace.  Enjoy a dip in the clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic, try some delicious local specialities in one of the many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants or take in some shopping and sightseeing in Dubrovnik’s atmospheric Old City.

Day 8 - Return Home

Morning/Afternoon

Return Home

Time to bid farewell to Dubrovnik.  Transfer from your hotel with guide assistance to the airport for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

"I was more than impressed."

It was my first time to travel with the Travel dept., and I was more than impressed. I met some great people... Our Tour Guide Suzanne was exceptional, her knowledge about the areas we visited was super.. The tours were amazing.. Thanks again for a great Trip.

Marian Gargan, Dublin. May 2014
"I look forward to travelling again with your company."

Home safe and well after a fantastic holiday in beautiful Dubrovnik settings. Added to this value was the excellent guide we had Suzanne. This lady is excellent in every way, knowledgeable, organisational ability, confident and smiling. Suzanne was really the anchor to our trip and is an ideal person, a real role model for this job... I look forward to travelling again with your company and referring others.

Kevin Martin, Tyrone. May 2014
"Enjoyable tour"

Just wanted to tell you how good our Tour Guide-Suzana- was. She was such a relaxed person and this naturally made our Tours enjoyable. Another good point was that she gave us Information as we needed it.

Fionnuala Lumley , Dublin. May 2014
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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Tirena 3

Surrounded by captivating vistas and immersed in a lush forest of green pines and olive trees, Hotel Tirena has been welcoming our guests since 2007. Choose from three beaches and swim in pristine blue water just a short stroll from the hotel, or take a ten minute bus ride to see... read more read more read more

Surrounded by captivating vistas and immersed in a lush forest of green pines and olive trees, Hotel Tirena has been welcoming our guests since 2007. Choose from three beaches and swim in pristine blue water just a short stroll from the hotel, or take a ten minute bus ride to see all that the city of Dubrovnik has to offer. In the evenings, watch the sun go down as you sip a drink by the pool. The hotel's themed events and show-cooking provide the chance to discover Croatian culture and food.

The majority of rooms have balconies, however, to secure a balcony a supplement applies. Please note that balcony rooms do not guarantee sea view, an additional supplement applies for sea view (limited number available).

Hotel address
Hotel Tirena
Iva Dulčića 36


Dubrovnik
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Hotel Komodor 3

Hotel Komodor enjoys an enviable location, just 50 metres from the beach and a 5 minute walk from Lapad Bay promenade. Relax on the sun terrace, take a dip in the outdoor pool or enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant to finish your day. Each room is comfortably furnished with mod... read more read more read more

Hotel Komodor enjoys an enviable location, just 50 metres from the beach and a 5 minute walk from Lapad Bay promenade. Relax on the sun terrace, take a dip in the outdoor pool or enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant to finish your day. Each room is comfortably furnished with modern amenities. The Old Town of Dubrovnik can be reached in 10 minutes by the local bus, which offers a frequent service.  

Hotel address
Hotel Komodor
Masarykov Put 5
Dubrovnik 20000
Croatia
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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