Explore Old Town at your own pace for as long as you wish, perhaps walking atop the medieval walls, visiting historical churches and browsing the many boutiques.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at Pile Gate, the primary entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, an area so culturally significant that it has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site. From this point, you will explore on your own.
For an excellent overview of Old Town, you might climb the stairs and walk atop the remarkably thick, 13th-century walls. The full circuit is over a mile, but it’s worth every step, as the ever-changing views of the sea and medieval Old Town are stunning.
You can also expect to see several imposing fortresses such as St. John’s, which guards the entrance to the harbor. The Maritime Museum occupies part of the fortress and presents the area’s maritime heritage through artifacts and documents.
Old Town’s main street, the Stradun, is just as captivating. Meandering along you might pass the ornate Cathedral of the Assumption, the 16th-century Sponza Palace, and the polygonal Onofrio Fountain, which supplied Dubrovnik with water for more than 500 years.
When you get hungry, use the supplied voucher for a traditional, crepe-like pancake at Cele Dubrovnik Gourmet & Lounge. Another voucher for the cable car will take you to the top of Srdj Hill for a sweeping view of Old Town. When you are finished exploring, simply take the shuttle bus back to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion during the stops. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. This tour uses shuttle buses for transfers to the Old Town and back to the ship. Each guest will get a map (showing how to move around the Old Town and way to the cable car) with voucher for pancake and bottle of water and a cable car return ticket. Make a note of the last shuttle bus back to the ship. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.