After departing from the pier, you will soon pause for photos at the Franjo Tudman Bridge, the most expensive bridge in Croatia. Named to honor the country’s first president, the suspension bridge is a beautiful, modern structure that offers sweeping harbor views.
Continuing along the coastal road in an open-air vehicle known as a tuk-tuk, you will soon ascend Srdj Hill, which offers a different perspective of Dubrovnik. Napoleon’s soldiers built Fort Imperial here in 1812 because of the strategic location and view of the sea.
You will then enjoy a meandering ride down to Pile Gate, an ancient entrance that leads to a welcoming square in Dubrovnik’s medieval Old Town. Arriving here, you’ll commence a guided walking tour along the main street, commonly known as the Stradun. 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.
Following your guided tour, you may choose to extend your exploration of Old Town by walking the ramparts of the medieval city walls, which date to the 13th century. The full circuit is a little over a mile, but it’s worth every step, as the ever-changing views of the sea and Old Town are stunning. If you prefer, there are plenty of places to shop or grab a bite to eat. When you are ready to return to the ship, there is a shuttle available to transfer you back.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes approximately 75 minutes of easy to moderate guided walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during the stops or following the conclusion of the tour for those who elect to remain in town. There will be some steps, uneven and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those who suffer with vertigo or have walking difficulties. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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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.