• Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Get off your ship and see the most of the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by booking this fun, info-packed guided shore excursion. Enjoy jaw-dropping views from atop Mt Srđ, the tall rocky mountain that towers over Dubrovnik’s Old Town, and then stroll the streets of the ciyt with your guide, stopping at the town’s famed sights and landmarks and learning about the intriguing history of Dubrovnik.

Highlights

  • Dubrovnik shore excursion by cable car
  • Enjoy stunning views over Dubrovnik from the cable car ride up Mount Srd
  • Walking tour through Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • English-speaking guide
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Explore Dubrovnik by Cable Car

Get double the fun with this shore excursion by booking this combo tour. The tour begins when you leave Dubrovnik’s port and head to the cable car station. Ascend to the top of Mt Srđ, a 1,352-foot (412-meter) mound that affords for incredible views of the walled Old Town and the crystal blue Adriatic Sea. On a clear day, you can see as far as 37 miles (67 miles) out into the Adriatic. 

Take an hour or so to drink in the view and then head back down to the Old Town to begin the second phase of the tour. With your local guide by your side, you'll hit all the best sights in the city, starting with Onofrio’s Fountain, a large circular structure with faucets that was the terminus for the 7.5-mile (12-km) aqueduct that flowed drinking water into Dubrovnik. Then walk over to the nearby Franciscan Monastery that houses a recently restored Pieta sculpture and one of the oldest still-functioning pharmacies in Europe. 

After learning about the history of the monastery, slowly make your way down the Stradun, a wide — by Old Town standards — limestone-clad pedestrian street. As you pass the narrower intersecting lanes look up at how high each street climbs before being met by the 12th-century walls. 

When you reach Sponza Palace, on the other end of the Stradun, stop and listen to your guide regale you with historical facts and anecdotes about the pretty Renaissance-era palace, which houses today the vast state archives. 

Other sites you’ll see include the Rector’s Palace, Orlando’s Column, the city cathedral and the Church of St Blaise, a sanctuary dedicated to Dubrovnik’s beloved patron saint. 
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Dubrovnik port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

JoAnn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Dubrovnik was very picturesque and we loved how this tour highlighted its features. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did her best to maneuver us through the crowds and find us shade so she could talk about what we were seeing. Initially she did not pace the tour for the slowest members as Dubrovnik is hilly, sidewalks are not very wide and it was extremely hot so some people petered out quickly. The wall is not for the faint of heart but worth it. I recommend it over what was being offered through the cruise ship for more money.

pbshaw13

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Tour guide was very funny and shared all the history of her city with us. She showed us how to take the bus back to our cruise ship for much less then the cab fare.

Jeff W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great place to see with a guide. The history is amazing. Our guide was so knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. highly recommend

Garber1533

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Dubrovnik was a like a step back in time, great guide, good insight, and very clean. Took the cable car up and the views where spectacular. Seen where Game of Thrones was being filmed, and walked the fort walls with great camera shots everywhere. Highly recommend.

Sarah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great guide

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was an excellent tour. Latka the tour guide was wonderful. She has a great sense of humor and made sure the group stayed together and on time.

Margaret G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Was a great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. Didn't get to ride cable car due to weather but great tour!!!

lisafmusso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Beautiful views from the cable car and nice walking tour of the city.

Dave United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our young lady guide was excellent. She led the small group at a comfortable pace, and took care to choose stopping places where we could enjoy shade and relative quiet whilst she pointed out places of interest along the way and explained the ancient and recent history of the city.
At our designated start time, Dubrovnik was hit by a heavy rain shower. Our guide happily re-scheduled the tour an hour later to ensure that the weather improved, and then gave up her own time afterwards to ensure that we still got the full time and value. We were delighted by her consideration and commitment.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a wonderful time in Dubrovnik. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The cable car ride was fun and provided spectacular views from the top. The Old town was incredible beautiful and had so much history and so much to see. Loved the atmosphere and sitting at the Buzo bar. Excursion was well worth it and we enjoyed it very much. Just loved Dubrovnik....a hidden gem!

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