Dubrovnik Guided City Break
Revel in this bustling seaport city, with its cobbled streets and hidden squares
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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.
- 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
- 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
Grand Hotel Park is a 4-star hotel located close to Lapad Bay, just 3km from the Old Town.
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Our holidays at Grand Hotel Park are on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant.
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.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
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.
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.
Dubrovnik Guided City Break
Each day our experienced leader will lead you on a sightseeing walk exploring the different areas of the city. Although you should expect to spend most of the day sightseeing by foot, we will use some local buses during the programme.
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).
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.
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.
Admission fees: Most admission costs are not included in the cost of the holiday. You should allow around 270 Kuna for the entrance costs, although reductions on admission costs are often available for students and senior citizens.
Local transport: During this City Break the sightseeing programme will involve the use of local buses. You can purchase a 3 day Dubrovnik card for 250 Kuna, allowing free entrance to various visitor attractions and use of public transportation.. Your leader will provide further information on arrival in Dubrovnik
In the evenings: This holiday is sold on a Bed and Breakfast basis. However, your leader will make arrangements at local restaurants should members of the group wish to eat together. You will find that most guests enjoy dining together but the choice is yours. If you do choose to dine independently, your leader will be happy to offer suggestions and advice.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and fly from Heathrow to Dubrovnik airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 30 minutes to the Grand Hotel Park.
Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option.
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:
We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Dubrovnik airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £9.50. Some City Break itineraries can involve sightseeing on your arrival day, depending on flight times. If you travel independently and arrive after the HF Holidays' flight, you may miss some of the first day's activities.
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
Deirdre has worked for HF Holidays since 2003 leading walking and sightseeing holidays in Europe as well as Guided Walking Holidays in the UK. She has taken her interest in walking, history and European culture further by leading City Breaks, especially in Venice and Dubrovnik, where she really enjoys using her language skills to enhance guests’ enjoyment of their visit.
Christine has been an HF Holidays Walking Leader since 2005 and spends much of her time exploring the UK and Europe. She particularly enjoys leading sightseeing and city breaks where she shares her enthusiasm of its culture and the arts with guests. She has previously led holidays in Sorrento, Dubrovnik and Venice and she looks forward to revealing to you each region’s stories through its culture, its history and its people.
Dates & Prices
|14 May 2019||DULCL - Dubrovnik City Break - Without Flights||4||£569.00||Book Now|
|21 Sep 2019||DULCL - Dubrovnik City Break - Without Flights||3||£509.00||Book Now|
Prices are per person
- Single room supplement: £24 per night (Apr), £48 per night (Sep)
- Extra night: £50 per person (Apr), £80 per person (Sep)
- Allow approximately 450 Kuna for entrance fees and local transport
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person