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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik from lookout
Dubrovnik from lookout


Introduction

Dubrovnik is a medieval walled city on the Adriatic coast.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock approximately 2 miles northwest of Dubrovnik at the port of Gruz. There is a long pier that can accommodated multiple ships at once. Shuttles may be provided to Dubrovnik or you can walk (35 min), take a public bus, or a taxi (approx €10-15). Since Gruz is a ferry and bus terminus also, you will find many facilities and options for getting to old town. Some cruise ships anchor and tender directly to the old town. Port schedule available here http://www.portdubrovnik.hr/girica1.php The checkboxes are for the month. Select all to see the full year.

Cruise Ships Docked at Gruz

Gruz Port

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Tender Pier Old Town

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Money and Tipping

Croatia's currency is the Kuna (HRK). Euros are widely accepted in Dubrovnik but you may get a bad exchange rate and change in Kuna. There is a currency exchange booth on the main street outside the cruise terminal and the post office will also exchange money. A small (5-10%) tip is appreciated when dining in restaurants.


Local Transportation

If the shuttle from Gruz is not free, you can take a public bus to the Pile Gate (western entrance of Old Town). Buses 1A, 3, 6, 9 go to the Old Town (verify destination as Pile Gate) but you can only take the 1A or 3 back. Fare is 15 Kn from driver (exact change, local currency) or 12 Kn from a kiosk (May 2014). Journey takes 25 minutes and a daypass is 30 Kn. Buses leave every 25 minutes from the bus stop near the cruise terminal building. The tourist shop across from the cruise terminal may sell bus tickets and accept euros.

If you plan on seeing a couple of museums and using public transit, consider buying a Dubrovnik card at the tourist info office across from the cruise terminal. The card is valid on the buses and includes entry to museums and city wall for the day. You can prepurchase online and pick it up at the Tourist Info office at Gruz port or outside Pile Gate. http://www.dubrovnikcard.com/

Hotels

Search hotels in Dubrovnik here

Sights

  • City Walls - you can walk all the way around the city walls. Ticket counter and entrance are on opposite sides of the Pile Gate. Entry 100 Kn and includes the entry into the fort by the Pile Gate outside the walls. Credit cards or local currency only.
  • Big Onofrios Fountain - 15th Century fountain by the Pile Gate
  • Franciscan Monastery - houses a Romanesque cloister and the third oldest pharmacy in the world
  • Rector's Palace - former palace now houses the city museum
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car - Provides great views of the old town. Exit from the northeastern gate and head uphill. http://www.dubrovnikcablecar.com

Shopping & Restaurants

Shops and restaurants are abundant in the old town and in the port area. There is a large Konzum supermarket next to the pier in Gruz. In the commercial buildings just east of the park in Gruz, there is a smaller Pemo supermarket.

Have a drink at Cafe Buza. Follow a sign that says cold drinks and enter through a hole in the wall on the southeast side of the Old Town. Just wander up the stairs (on the right side of Stradun coming from Pile gate), until you hit the city walls, and then walk all the way down.)

Post Offices

There are post offices in Gruz (on the main street but north of the terminal building) and in the old town near the House of Marin Drzic. Look for a yellow HP sign and trumpet symbol. Some locations are open Saturday morning but all are closed Sundays.

Internet

Try cafes and restaurants for wifi.

Maps (right-click to save)

Dubrovnik Area

Dubrovnik Map

Old Town

Dubrovnik Old Town Map

Weather

Dubrovnik Weather Forecast

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