Day 4 | Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrive to Dubronovik in the early morning. Emblem of the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik is magnificently positioned on a rocky spur. History is sovereign here, in this ancient city now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel surprised by the proportions of La Placa, the central drag through the city. The sheer width of it can be explained by the fact that it straddles a former lagoon. The elegant houses along La Placa are built in the legendary travertine stone. At Pile gate, be greeted by the statue of the patron saint of Dubrovnik, and admire the coastline as you walk along the ramparts. But what’s inside Fort Saint John, adjoining the outer walls? A maritime museum and an aquarium featuring rare fish from the Adriatic.
*Today choose between five optional excursions:
- City Walls & Lokrum Island Kayaking: Set off on a tour that skirts the city’s famous city walls by kayak, taking in fortresses, caves and islands along the way. Row between the forts of Bokar and Lovrijenac, then leave the forts behind and steer a course round the city walls to Lokrum. Finally, stop at the island for refreshment, and enjoy some time at leisure to discover the island or have a swim.
- Adriatic Sea Adventure: Board an inflatable zodiac boat in the Old Town Port and cruise along Lokrum Island. Continue with a cruise along the Lapad Peninsula passing close by the Grebeni Lighthouse towards Kolocep Island. Cruise to the outer side of Kolocep Island for snorkeling in the Modra Spilja cave, then proceed towards the other side of Kolocep Island. Then, choose between a short tour of Donje Celo village or swimming on a sandy beach. Finally visit Lopud Island, which has a very popular sandy beach. A guided tour allows you to discover this island, followed by time on the beach for swimming.
- Konavile Biking Tour: This bike-tour leads you through an oasis of cypress, vineyards and olive groves, as well as villages that still reflect the traditional culture of old Dubrovnik. Start your adventure with a one-hour scenic drive from the port to the village of Zastolje where bikes are waiting for you. Your fist stop is at the old mill Divanovi where you are welcomed with dry figs, cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto, natural juice, coffee and cake. Go back to your bike and head to the wine tasting facilty Martinovic, located in Zasjotlje. Return to Dubrovnik after the wine tasting.
- Republic Monuments and City Walls: This walking tour takes you into the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 17th-century Cathedral, with its rich treasury, gold and silver relics. Discover the Rector's Palace where you can admire its first class collection of artifacts, furniture, and arms. Then it is on to the Maritime Museum situated in the fortress Sveti Ivan where you can discover the maritime affairs of Dubrovnik and Croatia as a whole. Reach the top of the wall and walk along half of the wall's length. See the gorgeous Minceta Fortress, St. John`s Fortress, and Bokar Fortress. The charming red terra cotta roofs of Dubrovnik`s old houses spread out before you.
- Brubronovik Walking Tour & Cable Car: The pleasant stroll through the streets of this medieval town begins in the old port of Dubronovik. Start the tour with a visit to the Franciscan Monastery whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites of the city. After visiting the monastery, head to the Cathedral a place that houses one of the finest collections of golden and silver relics in Europe. Continue your visit with the Dominican Monastery and its collection of Renaissance paintings. Finally, stop at the Dubronovik cable car and take a ride up to the top of Srd hill from where you can admire Dubrovnik Old town, Elaphite Islands and Lokrum.