Holidays in Dubrovnik have long been a favourite with British travellers, and it is easy to see why. The city’s unique mix of medieval architecture, bustling nightlife and gorgeous coastline, tucked away in southern Croatia, is just two hours from the UK - meaning this magical city and its many hidden treasures are closer than you think.
If you are looking for a sunny holiday or city break destination, then a trip to Dubrovnik in the summer can offer you all of the Vitamin D you need. Enjoy temperatures in the high twenties as you sail out to tiny islands or explore secluded beaches along the coastline, and when you need to cool off, relax and refresh yourself in the gorgeous cafes and quaint bars.
But whatever the weather, the 13th century ramparts of Old Town are always fascinating to visit, and make your Dubrovnik holiday feel like a step back in time. From there you can enter the city through either the Pile or Ploce portals, leading to countless restaurants and the popular shopping district of Stradun. With every twist and turn through cobbled streets you will find hidden alleyways, quaint shops and traditional Croatian bars, where you can mingle with the locals and experience the famous nightlife.
If you want to get a great view of this amazing and picturesque city then why not take a ride on the cable car from downtown to the hilltop at Mount Srdj, where you are blessed with stunning panoramic views over Dubrovnik. At night, music spills out into the streets from jazz clubs, while the vibrant nightclubs around the harbour entertain locals and tourists until the early hours.
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There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Dubrovnik. Catch some rays on the main Banje Beach located by the Old Town it has a cafe and restaurant and is adjacent to the fashionable East West Beach Club. Take a walk around the walls of the Old Town. Catch a shuttle boat from the port to idlyllic Lokrum Island or enjoy a cruise along the Croatian coastline. Try your hand at watersports, with sea kayaking a favourite or enjoy the landbased pursuits of mountainbiking, horseriding, hiking and climbing. Discover Dubrovnik's historical past at the Visia Dubrovnik 5D Teatrum attraction with the help of holograms, lasers and videos. The siege of the 1990's is sensitively captured on film at the War Photo Limited gallery. Don't miss the Old Pharmacy Museum and the Franciscan Monastery in the Old Town.
Dubrovnik comes to life in the evening when the sun goes down. Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants of the Old Town and then choose from a good selection of bars, lounges and nightspots, perfect to dance to the early hours. Escape the crowds and relax on one of the rooftop terraces with a quiet drink with a view!
The streets of Dubrovik and it's Old Town are lined with lots of cafes and restaurants. Freshly caught fish and seafood feature on many menus, with pasta and rissotto popular choices too. You can also enjoy international cuisine including French fusion, Italian and Mexican. Locally made wines make a perfect accompaniement to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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