Discover & Escape 10.03.2015

Spring Bucket List In and Around Dubrovnik

Not another insider’s guide, we promise!

Sometimes it helps to take an outsider’s perspective on what makes a destination special. Beauties is in the eye of the beholder, so behold the favourite spots, activities and selected secrets that are “just right” for your spring break in Dubrovnik:

The classics 

1. Take a walk around the Old City Walls

This should be on everyone’s to-do list and it’s no secret why. Climb the centuries-old fortresses originally designed to protect the city, and admire the rooftop view of the UNESCO-protected Old City.

TIP: It is easier to enjoy historical sites from high above before the temperatures hit their usual summer peaks; in the hot summer months, plan your city walls tour for early morning or late afternoon hours. 

2. Aim high from the scenic Cable Car

For a truly picture-perfect moment, dare to reach serious heights with the popular Cable Car.
Departing year-round, at one-hour intervals each day, this scenic car has become a Dubrovnik must in the last few years.

TIP: Mornings are best to avoid crowds and ensure best views and optimal photo-moments (for selfies, of course).

The INs

3. Be spotted sipping a latte at Dubrovnik’s most fashionable terrace cafe

Hotel Excelsior’s Piano Bar offers THE best views of the Old City. Enjoy the spring sunshine with a light Adriatic breeze humming from the sea directly in front of the hotel. 

TIP: Wear a pair of dark shades so you can scan the area for celebs.

4. Have a memorable meal at the posh Victoria Restaurant

Victoria Restaurant is among the most-visited culinary addresses in Dubrovnik, with an extensive wine list featuring select vintages from around the world. 

TIP: Enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner at the nearby Victoria lounge.

The OUTs

(… don’t get us wrong, we mean the OUT of town’s)

5. Be taken away by Croatian wine

Take a day trip to some of the most renowned wineries of South Croatia, located on the Pelješac Peninsula. Enjoy wine tastings and incredible vistas from the family estate vineyards. 

TIP: On the way to the wineries, stop by the town of Ston to visit family-owned oyster farms and seafood restaurants.

6. Take a day tour of Konavle, the countryside of Dubrovnik

Explore the contrasts and exceptional beauty of this rural region. The mountains and valleys are spotted by green hills and naked stone. This area is peaceful and serene, perfect for relaxing in nature. Slow down and breathe in the clean air, stress-free surroundings and the good-old fashioned way of life.


TIP: We would do it on a motorcycle, or at least a cabriolet.

Have a personal favourite of your own that didn’t make our list? 
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