Dubrovnik Holidays: an Overview

Visitors have long been enchanted by the beautiful medieval city of Dubrovnik, recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Dubrovnik has a remarkable history: an independent, merchant republic for 700 years until it was occupied by Napoleon, the city grew immensely wealthy through trade with Turkey and India in the East and had representatives as far afield as Africa. Modern Dubrovnik is not only beautiful, but chic and cosmopolitan with a lively nightlife.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Fully restored to its former glory after the horrors of the bombardment in the 1990s, the Adriatic gem of Dubrovnik is one reason Conde Nast Traveller voted Croatia 'the 21st century destination'
  • Watching the sun set over the city and the Adriatic from the top of Srd Hill, reached by riding a funicular from the Old Town, is a must-see on a Dubrovnik holiday

Luxury Dubrovnik Holidays: the Detail

Narrow cobbled alleys line the main pedestrian street, the Stradun, and evenings are spent listening to live bands and free opera recitals, sipping drinks in local bars, or eating in restaurants lining the harbour.

The walls that surround the city form an ideal walking tour, with cosy cafes perched precariously on the rocks, and this is the ideal spot from which to see the sun setting over the nearby Elaphiti Islands.

Stay in one of Dubrovnik's five star hotels with prime seafront location and views across to the city and the Elaphiti Islands, or at the Pucic Palace, the only good hotel actually within the historic old town. Alternatively, there are some excellent value private apartments in Dubrovnik that we know well and can book for you. Dubrovnik also makes an excellent base for exploration of the Elaphiti Islands on a sea kayak safari.


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A note on price

The best hotels in Dubrovnik can cost in excess of £420 per night in high season, and are booked up early, but the prices are lower in May and September. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 7°C / 44°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.2 inches
Flight from London

2:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr


Top picks for Dubrovnik

Sea Kayaking the Dalmatian Coast

Sea Kayaking the Dalmatian Coast

Dubrovnik

The Elaphiti Islands, forming part of the Dalmatian Coast, run in a chain parallel to the mainland and form the perfect aquatic playground for exploration by sea kayak.

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View from Hotel Bellevue, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel Bellevue

Dubrovnik

The modern Hotel Bellevue is set on the cliffs above Miramare Bay, just outside the old town of Dubrovnik.

Where to stay

Pucic Palace

Pucic Palace

Dubrovnik

The best - and virtually only - place to stay within the city walls.

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Hotel More, luxury hotel in Croatia

Hotel More

Dubrovnik

Hotel More is a small seafront hotel situated on the Bay of Lapad, just a couple of miles from the historic centre of Dubrovnik.

Where to stay

Sun Gardens

Sun Gardens

Dubrovnik

Tucked into a hillside overlooking the Adriatic sea beyond, Sun Gardens provides top quality service and a haven of fun filled activities for children, within easy reach of the beautiful UNESCO heritage town of Dubrovnik.

Where to stay

The lobby area at Villa Orsula, luxury hotel in Croatia

Villa Orsula

Dubrovnik

Originally built as a private home, Villa Orsula is a luxury boutique hotel housed in a 1930’s Mediterranean villa within stunning landscaped gardens, and is one of our favourite boutique hotels in Dubrovnik.

Where to stay

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