How to Spend 1 Day in Dubrovnik
Get to know the compact city of Dubrovnik in one day, complete with adventures by land and by sea. Learn about the history of the Old Town from a guide, set out on a sea kayaking adventure, and watch the sunset from the deck of a yacht. Here are a few ways to spend one memorable day in Dubrovnik.
Morning: Old Town and Game of Thrones
Start your day with an on-foot exploration of Dubrovnik’s medieval Old Town. Visitors with an interest in the HBO series Game of Thrones may want to opt for a walking tour that includes several recognizable settings from the TV show. Other walking tours set out through the Old Town and also stroll along the top of the city walls. Several combination tours also include a cable car ride to Mt. Srd for panoramic views over the city’s rooftop and out over the sea beyond. Those arriving by cruise ship may want to maximize time with a shore excursion and cable car journey.
Afternoon: Sunshine and Sea Views
A visit to Dubrovnik wouldn’t be complete without a view of the city from the sea. Cool off with an afternoon boat tour and explore the coastline beyond Dubrovnik. Choose between a private boat cruise to the scenic Elaphite Islands or get some exercise with a snorkeling adventure (some tours combine an Old Town morning walking tour with afternoon snorkeling). Alternatively, you can take a guided kayak trip alongside the city’s medieval walls.
Night: Sunsets and Dinner Cruise
The evening offers another opportunity for getting out on the sea. Climb aboard a 16th-century replica ship for a sunset sail, including sparkling wine and a Dalmatian buffet dinner. Take in views of Dubrovnik and neighboring islands as darkness begins to fall. A private charter on a speedboat or yacht is also available for those seeking a more intimate experience. Visitors looking for some evening exercise may want to opt for a sunset sea kayaking and snorkeling adventure, once the heat of the day has passed.