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Exploring Dubrovnik on a cruise; here's the best shore excursion

Updated: Jan 27

Opt for the best time in Dubrovnik with the customizable shore excursion


Dubrovnik: A Port of Call


Explore the best of Dubrovnik with Dubrovnik Shore Excursion

Dubrovnik stands out as the premier Croatian destination featured on cruise ship itineraries. Major cruise companies operating in the Mediterranean consistently include Dubrovnik in their schedules. While most vessels make a day-long visit lasting around 10 hours on average, some, of course, stay for shorter timeframes. For the majority of cruise visitors, this is their initial encounter with Dubrovnik, but often not their last. Though their decision to visit Dubrovnik may not have been the primary motive for choosing their voyage, it frequently evolves into the highlight of their journey.


Visitors often express admiration for the city's captivating blend of history, impeccably preserved ancient quarters encircled by formidable walls, breathtaking scenery, and diverse topography. Moreover, the prevailing sense of safety and cleanliness, coupled with the friendliness of the locals, invariably elevates the Dubrovnik experience to the pinnacle of their cruise adventure.


Dubrovnik Shore Excursion



During their visit to Dubrovnik, cruise ships typically dock at the port of Gruž, with a few anchoring near the Old City. UNESCO's Old City is the primary draw for Dubrovnik's inclusion in cruise itineraries, making a visit to this historical area a must. Most cruise visitors opt for guided tours in larger groups organized by the ship, while some explore independently upon arrival. Those desiring a more immersive and meaningful experience choose personal interactions with locals on private excursions.


Drawing from our past interactions with cruise ship visitors and insights into their preferences, we are committed to providing an enriching experience that goes beyond the typical tourist visit.

With this in mind, we've crafted an excursion that not only includes the must-see highlights but also offers authentic one-on-one encounters, allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture through its cuisine and wines.


Our recommended private Dubrovnik Shore Excursion is a comprehensive 8.5-hour adventure, beginning and ending at the cruise port. However, recognizing potential time limitations, the excursion is customizable to accommodate your schedule, budget, and preferences, ensuring you maximize your experience during your one-day visit to Dubrovnik.




As mentioned, some cruise ships anchor in proximity to the Old City, with shuttle boats organizing transfers to the Old City Harbour. Our Dubrovnik Shore Excursion is tailored to accommodate such scenarios.


For a personalized itinerary based on your preferences, don't hesitate to reach out; we will be happy to help you plan an unforgettable experience in Dubrovnik.

To learn more about us visit our home page.

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