Cruises to Dubrovnik Croatia

“Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik” so wrote the famed British playwright, George Bernard Shaw when he first visited the town.

Dubrovnik: A crossroad between East and West

Jump on board on of MSC's Europe Cruises to the Dubrovnik Croatia and discover Europe. Croatia is a country of spectacular landscapes with a stunning coastline. Dubrovnik is the capital of South Dalmatia, in Croatia and reputed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. MSC is offering some of the Europe cruise deals around for cruises to Dubrovnik Croatia.

“Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik” so wrote the famed British playwright, George Bernard Shaw when he first visited the town.

Dubrovnik is the capital of South Dalmatia, in Croatia and reputed to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Many writers and holiday-makers remain enthralled by its charm and the town is fondly known as both the Adriatic Pearl and the Slav ‘Athens’. Anyone who has the chance to visit at least once will surely agree.
If you’re a first time visitor, why not get to know Dubrovnik better and join our city tour – it’s a wonderful way to spend the day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship and you can be certain to enjoy the best deals on Dubrovnik’s top sights and attractions.

Otherwise we recommend taking advantage of our other excursion packages and exploring Dubrovnik’s environs; with a stunningly rugged coastline soaring above crystalline turquoise waters, a boat ride to St Jacob’s beach will allow you to experience this exquisite coast at its best.

For a true taste of the region, make your day away from ship slightly different and witness folk traditions laid on in the local village of Konavle.

Whether you’re sampling fresh local food and wine, wandering the city walls or basking in the Dalmatian sun, Dubrovnik represents a real treat along your Mediterranean cruise vacation.

Cruise to Dubrovnik - Croatia - Northern Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


The ships dock at the Port of Gruz, approximately 2.5 km northwest of Old Town. It is about a 10 minute taxi ride from the port to Old Town.

Port average temperature

The climate along the Dubrovnik Region is a typical Mediterranean one, with mild, rainy winters and hot and dry summers. However, it is perhaps distinct from other Mediterranean climates because of the unusual winds and frequency of thunderstorms.

The Bura wind blows uncomfortably cold gusts down the Adriatic coast between October and April, and thundery conditions are common all the year round, even in summer, when they interrupt the warm, sunny days.

The air temperatures can slightly vary, depending on the area or region. Typically, in July and August daytime maximum temperatures reach 29 C, and at night drop to around 21 C. More comfortable, perhaps, is the climate in spring and autumn when maximum temperatures are typically between 20 C and 28 C.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

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 DUB01 - CITY TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Best seller  Enjoy Dubrovnik in all its historic splendour with this excursion that takes you through the narrow streets and along the ramparts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the city and admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary – a masterpiece of stone with an interior adorned with Venetian paintings. The town was given its original name “Dubraca”, meaning “grove of the oak”, by the Slavs. You will admire the Rector’s Palace, seat of the government and residence of the Prince (Rector) of the Dubrovnik republic. The building was constructed in the late Gothic style by Onofrio de la Cava, an architect from Naples who also built the waterworks and the two public fountains in Dubrovnik. Continue with a visit to the Monastery of St. Francis which boasts a magnificent cloister; the Monastery also houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, which opened in 1317. At the end of the walking tour you will have free time to explore the old city at your leisure before returning to the port. Please note: there may be some queues at the parking area when returning from the old town to the ship, equally there may be restrictions on shooting videos or taking pictures inside the Rector’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monastery. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 DUB02 - THE TRADITIONS OF KONAVLE & DUBROVNIK (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Recommended for families  Best seller  Scenic bus drive to the Konavle Valley around Dubrovnik where you can enjoy great views of the Adriatic Sea and the beauty of the traditional villages. We will visit the village house of the Novakovic family which houses a small regional ethnological collection. From here you can set off for short walks in the surrounding countryside, pet the animals or pick fruits directly from the orchard - a wonderful day of relaxation and a chance to immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of nature. Afterwards we will enjoy a live performance of local Dalmatian music and song, accompanied by folk dancers in traditional Dalmatian dress. We will sample the local liqueurs and wine before enjoying a typical meal of smoked ham, home-made bread and cheese. Return to Dubrovnik where a short guided walking tour of the old town will conclude the excursion. Please note: you may find some queues at the parking area when returning from the old town to the ship.Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $71.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 DUB04 - ST. JACOB'S BEACH (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Drink included  Recommended for families  Spend a day off the ship at one of Dubrovnik’s most popular beaches. Your excursion will begin with a sailing trip along the old town of Dubrovnik followed by a 45-minute walk alongside the city walls. You can admire the prettiest corners of this Croatian town before boarding the boat for St. Jacob beach with free time to relax in the sun or to swim. Sun umbrella, beach chairs, welcome drink and one additional beverage is included. Please note: the excursion operates from June until the end of September. Water-sports may be available on request. Bar and restaurant available at the beach. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $72.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


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 DUB05 - HISTORIC DUBROVNIK (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Your tour of historical Dubrovnik begins at the old gates of the city and will take you on a journey back in time, giving you a chance to learn about the history of ancient “Dubraca” and admire the impressive architecture of Dubrovnik’s old town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. After enjoying some breathtaking views of the old town, the nearby island of Lokrum and the Adriatic Sea as you walk around the city ramparts, you will then head for the Stradun, Dubrovnik’s main street, to see some of the city’s key sights, including the Rector’s Palace, the Maritime Museum and the Rupe Ethnographic Museum, which is housed in a now-restored former granary dating back to the late 16th century. Please note: there may be some queues at the parking area when returning from the old town to the ship; also, shooting videos or taking photos inside the Rector’s Palace and the Rupe Ethnographic Museum. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 DUB06 - SPORTS ON ELAFITE ISLANDS (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Possibility of swimming  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Board a motorboat and cruise the peninsula of Lapad and sail past the old city walls. Admire Dubrovnik old town from the water and take this opportunity to snap some great pictures. Continue to the outer side of Kolocep Island for snorkelling in the Modra Spilja Cave. The excursion will continue to the other side of the island of Kolocep, to Donje Celo which has a beautiful and very popular sandy beach. You will enjoy free time to relax in the sun, to swim and to ride on tuba through the beautiful bay of Donje Celo. Light lunch and drink will be served at the Vila Rose restaurant before returning to Gruz port. Please note: the excursion operate from June until the end of September. Children from 7 years of age allowed to participate in the excursion; not recommended for guests with physical problems. Snorkeling gear provided. Boat owner acting as skipper, guide and snorkelling instructor in English.

Price per person $190.00 Adults $133.00 Children

   


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 DUB09 - DUBROVNIK AND ITS OLD CITY WALLS (approx. 3.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Start the tour with a coach transfer to the magnificent historical centre of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous city walls, a series of towers, bastions and fortifications surrounding the entire historical centre and port. Built in the 12th century to defend the city against invaders and then modified in the 13th and 14th centuries, Dubrovnik’s 1,940m of walls are considered some of the most beautiful and best preserved in Europe. You will have some free time to do as you please following a short guided visit to other parts of the historical centre. Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes, hats and sun protection are recommended. You may find some queues at the parking area when returning from the old town to the ship. Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $55.00 Adults $39.00 Children

   


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 DUB11 - CROATIAN COUNTRYSIDE, WINE TASTING & BIKE RIDE (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Tasting included  Leave the port and reach the hill overlooking Dubrovnik’s old town where a first short stop is scheduled for picture-taking. Next board your coach and enjoy a 1-hour drive to Gornja Dubravka where you will pick up your bike and start your exploration of the Croatian countryside through the Konavle region with its cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves and traditional villages. Your first stop will be at an old mill in Šapro where you can feast on dry figs, cheese, Dalmatian dry-cured ham, fresh fruit juice, coffee and cake as well as have a chance to sample the olive oil made at the mill. Suitably fortified, the next bike leg takes you to Brajkovic for a wine-tasting session. The tour concludes with your return to Dubrovnik by coach and with a short visit of the old town. Return to the ship. Please note: please wear comfortable trousers, a short-sleeved shirt, sports shoes and sunscreen, and take water with you. The itinerary may change to suit the group, weather or similar. Adjustable tour bikes of different sizes will be provided. The bike route is gently downhill on proper roads.

Price per person $90.00 Adults $63.00 Children

   


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 DUB18 - DELUXE VISIT TO DUBROVNIK: CITY TOUR & CABLE CAR: approx. 4 hours - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Drink included  Cultural  New  Rising up behind the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, is Srdj Mountain, your first stop on this tour of extraordinary views and mediaeval fortifications. A cable car ride – an experience in itself – will take you to the top, where you can then look forward to a stunning panorama of Dubrovnik, the archipelago, the town of Cavtat and, on clear days, even Italy in the distance. To add to your enjoyment of these breathtaking vistas, a drink will be served in a mountainside bar. Leaving Srdj behind and taking the cable car back down, you’ll move on to Dubrovnik’s world-famous city walls. Totalling nearly 2 km in length, an unbroken chain of fortresses, towers and bastions securely girdles the city, preventing the ingress of enemies in times gone by. Starting at the main street of the old town, you’ll first be taken on an orientational walk before some time will be yours to spend as you please in this special place. A shuttle bus ride back to your ship then brings your tour to a close. Please note: at the discretion of the cable car operators, the service may be suspended entirely in the event of strong winds for reasons of safety. Guests are recommended to wear light clothing, sunscreen and a hat as well as to take a bottle of water during the summer months. There may be some queues at the parking area when returning from the old town to the ship and at the cable car.

Price per person $90.00 Adults $63.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.