Dubrovnik Guided City Break

Port of Dubrovnik from the walls
Duration: 3 nights
Type: European Centre Based

A Guided City Break to the stunning city of Dubrovnik with an HF Holidays’ leader is the ideal way to explore the Pearl of the Adriatic. Explore the Old Town, encircled with 16th century city walls, and many of the well-preserved buildings including Sponza Palace, Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik Cathedral and Rector's Palace. Enjoy the limestone-paved Stradun (or Placa), lined with shops and restaurants and visit the neighbouring island of Lokrum. Take a cable car journey to Mount Srd for spectacular panoramic views over the city and coast.

Holiday Highlights

  • The well-preserved buildings in Dubrovnik Old Town including Sponza Palace, the Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace
  • The tranquility of the island of Lokrum
  • Cable car journey to Mount Srd for panoramic views over the city and coast

What’s included

  • A full programme of sightseeing
  • The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ leader
  • Good quality and centrally located accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • Bed & breakfast

Trip Notes

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Highlights of the sightseeing programme include:

The sweeping Stradun, or Placa

Dubrovnik’s main pedestrianised thoroughfare passing right through the heart of the Old City was formed when the narrow channel that separated the Slavic settlement of Dubrovnik on the mainland from the Roman settlement on the island of Raus was filled in during the 12th century. Nowadays this smooth walkway links the two main entrances to the city.

Two kilometres of city walls

Join our leader for a walk along the city walls to see the best views of the terracotta rooftops and the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The city walls up to 12m thick and 25 m high are a stunning sight. Almost 2 kms in length they are the best preserved in Europe. These defences were built between the 8th and the 16th century and during this time they were never once breached. (Please note, there are about 400 steps during the course of the city walls walk and only one escape route).

Lokrum

The neighbouring island of Lokrum is perfect for some shady woodland walks or exploring the botanical garden. There is also a ruined monastery, or you may wish to walk up to the ruined hill fort where you will be rewarded with a wonderful view of Dubrovnik.

Mount Srd

Journey by cable car for spectacular views of the Old City, islands and Adriatic Sea. This gives another perspective of the City is taken from the top of Mount Srd – a cable car will take you to the hill top and another rewarding panorama of the Old City, the Adriatic Sea and the islands.

The Grand Hotel Park - Dubrovnik

Grand Hotel Park is a 4-star hotel located close to Lapad Bay, just 3km from the Old Town.

Rooms

The hotel's 244 modern and spacious rooms are equipped with:

  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Mini-bar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi

Facilities

The Hotel has a:

  • 24 hour reception
  • Wellness & Spa
  • Souvenirs
  • Room service
  • Laundry and ironing services
  • Currency exchange
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Gym

Food & Drink

Our holidays at Grand Hotel Park are on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

Breakfast

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant.

Lunch (payable locally)

Lunches can be bought during the day in local cafés or shops - or you may prefer to make up a small packed lunch. Your leader will advise you of the options each day.

Evening meal

In the evenings enjoy group dining at carefully selected restaurants or dine independently if you prefer. Your leader will be happy to offer suggestions and advice.

Drinks

The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Your Evenings

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before a leisurely meal, either independently or with your fellow guests.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events.

Getting to The Grand Hotel Park - Dubrovnik

Find out more about this location including travel details and room types.

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What to Bring

Suggested Kit List

As you’ll be carrying your own luggage at airports and between your transport and hotels we recommend you try to keep your luggage to a minimum. These items are a general suggestion of what to pack for an active outdoor and walking holiday; depending on your destination, you may need more of some things and less – or none! – of others. You’ll know best what you prefer to wear when out walking or while taking part in other outdoor activities.

  • Walking boots (worn in), with good ankle support and spare bootlaces
  • Walking socks
  • Walking sandals
  • Lightweight fleece, waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved light coloured shirts with collars to protect from the sun.

Your clothing should ideally be pre-treated with insect repellent and in-built sun protection (available from specialist clothing stores such as Rohan, Cotswold Outdoor).

  • Warm fleece, scarf/buff hat and gloves
  • Torch
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Sun protection – sun hat, sunglasses, high factor sunscreen and lip protection
  • Water bottle – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Lightweight survival bag
  • Small/medium rucksack (30 litre) and a liner or cover to keep contents dry
  • Insect repellent
  • Universal travel plug
  • Personal first aid kit including: personal medication, tissues, plasters, blister kit, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, Imodium, rehydration sachets

Essential Equipment

  • Passport (and copies)
  • booking confirmation
  • insurance cover note
  • HF Holidays’ registration form

Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.

Optional Equipment

  • walking (‘approach’) trainers
  • trekking poles
  • camera
  • umbrella
  • binoculars

Please note that your HF Holidays’ leader reserves the right to refuse to take any guest on a walk should they consider that a lack of suitable clothing/footwear may affect safety.

Guest Reviews

Duration:
3 nights
Type:
European Centre Based

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