When you offer the wide variety of day trips from Dubrovnik that we do, it’s inevitable that some are more popular than others.
Here’s the top 5 (in no particular order) most popular excursions enjoyed by our guests on their Dubrovnik vacation.
Where West meets East meets North meets South. Truly a crossroads. Named for the keepers of its iconic bridge, reconstructed after the war of the early 90s. This is a city of poetry, a city of stone and sleepy, narrow winding streets. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries thanks to favourable geographical conditions and a sound economic climate. Experience the sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques. You’ll need a full day for this tour, which includes transport, entrance fees and a local guide. Don’t forget your passport – Mostar is over the border in Bosnia & Herzgovina.
Montenegro is one of the last undiscovered secrets. Located less then one hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Enjoy the drive around the Kotor Bay with its numerous small settlements; stop in Medieval Kotor to soak in the typical Mediterranean lifestyle; continue high up into the mountains to visit Cetinje, once the seat of the Montenegrian rulers; stroll around in Budva, the ancient town which is today a lively tourist resort. All this and much more what makes Montenegro a must see day trip. You’ll need your passport for this trip too as you’ll be crossing a national border.
A day without wine is like a day without sunshine! Luckily the Pelješac peninsula offers both and much more. You do not have to be a connoisseur – no matter what your level of wine knowledge is you will go home with a greater appreciation for the importance of wine. A sunny landscape, bounteous grapes and a newfound freedom make the Dalmatian coast the perfect place to explore some excellent yet-to-be discovered wines. And there is no better place to do it than the Pelješac peninsula. Find out for yourself why already the old Romans said: “In vino veritas” In wine there is truth!
Is the island of Mljet Homer’s Ogygia? Some people say that Homer, while describing the enchanted island of Ogigia, Ulysses and the nymph Calypso, had the island of Mljet in mind. True or not – this island is today certainly a paradise for those who enjoy untouched nature and absolute tranquility. The main attractions of the island are two saltwater lakes completely surrounded by a lovely thick forest. Enjoy a boat ride on the larger lake and visit the small island of St.Mary with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. There will be plenty of time for swimming, strolling around the lakes or having lunch in one of the charming local restaurants.
What better way to see some islands than by boat? The Elafati Islands are idyllic green islands, with gardens full of oranges and lemons and lovely seashore landscapes, charming and picturesque villages with harmonious architecture of holiday houses; old seaman’s houses and little votive churches. Visit all three Elaphite islands and enjoy a lunch of grilled fish and wine while being serenaded by local musicians.
Next week I will share our top 5 active day trips.