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Dubrovnik Holidays

Dubrovnik Holidays,

Croatia

Sitting on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in the far south of Croatia, Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful tourist resorts in the Mediterranean. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has kept its authentic character while offering visitors a fabulous experience.

Once rivalling the mighty Venice, Dubrovnik is and always has been a hugely important maritime trade centre. With a rich cultural heritage that was kickstarted in the Renaissance period, today its harbour is lined with exclusive cafés and restaurants, while its Old Town is packed with cobblestone streets and bristling towers, palaces and squares. A package holiday to Dubrovnik with Qatar Airways Holidays transports you back in time to a period when art, culture and mathematics were all the rage, while still giving you that 21st-century experience complete with luxury accommodation and award-winning restaurants.

  • Stroll around the Old Town and take in landmarks such as Roland’s Column, a memorial to the legendary medieval knight. Visit in the summer and you’ll be able to see the opening of the Summer Festival, where the city flag makes a journey around the squares and cobbled streets of the Old Town.
  • For a true taste of Gothic architecture, head to Sponza Palace, one of the few Renaissance buildings that survived intact after the 1667 earthquake.
  • Relax with a coffee and pastry at one of the cafés that line Placa Stradun, the very heart of the Old Town, before wandering around the independent boutiques and stores.
  • Take a virtual tour of the entire city with the Visia Dubrovnik 5D Theatrum, where VR technology can let you see some of the most important historical sites, all in a single afternoon!
  • Relax on one of Dubrovnik’s beaches, such as the expansive Lapad Beach, fringed with shady trees and with plenty of facilities, or play a game of Beach volleyball on Banje Beach.

Dubrovnik Holiday Packages

Holiday packages to Dubrovnik with Qatar Airways Holidays introduces you to a destination that’s relaxed, cultured, and full of surprises. Knowing that everything from flights to accommodation and transfers is all taken care of by us means you can focus on discovering the delights of this historic location. Stroll around museums that take you back through the ages and chart the heritage of this ancient city, or experience the city’s highlights in Virtual Reality, blending 16th-century atmosphere with 21st-century technology. Perfect for couples looking for a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Dubrovnik is charming and captivating.

If taste is an essential part of your holiday experience then Dubrovnik offers gourmet food with a uniquely Eastern European/Mediterranean crossover. While not as spicy as other cuisines, you’ll find the food full of flavour and deeply satisfying. Make sure you finish your meal with the silky smooth dubrovacka rozata, a caramelised vanilla custard pudding that’s flavoured with raisins, almonds and candied orange peel. Dubrovnik is full of premium quality restaurants where you can taste some of the freshest fish dishes, and for connoisseurs, there’s always something new and exciting to try.

Dubrovnik Holidays FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Best time to travel

With hot summers and cool winters, the best time to travel to the city is during June and July, when the rainfall is at its lowest. Temperatures range from 21-28°C during the summer months, and down to around 7-12°C during the winter. Spring and autumn see temperatures that are in the low to mid-20s, making out-of-season trips to the city a great way to dodge both the heat and the crowds of high summer. Snow is very rare, and you’ll rarely see the thermometer dip anywhere near freezing, even during December and January.

Travelling to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is around 20km to the south of the city, with excellent transport links to and from the airport to the central hotels. Book your package holiday to Dubrovnik with Qatar Airways Holidays and you can be certain of a comfortable, stress-free flight, where professional, friendly crew take care of everything for you from the moment you step onboard to the moment you land.

Getting around

The best way to explore the Old Town is on foot, although fully expect to get lost at least once as it’s a maze of tiny streets and alleyways. The city is pedestrianised, but be aware that some of the streets are quite steep. If you have mobility issues you may want to bear this in mind and plan your sightseeing accordingly. Outside the Old Town, the best way to get around is by bus. To explore further afield, car rental firms have offices throughout the city, including at the airport.

Good to know

Time Zone

Central European Time UTC+1

Languages

Croatian, English, Czech

Dialing Code

(+385) 20

Electricity

220 Volts at 50 Hertz

Currency

Croatian Kuna

Dubrovnik Holidays Experiences

  • Look out for the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, a celebration of the rich culture of the city, and featuring more than 2,000 artists, musicians and dancers from around the world. The festival goes on all summer, so you’re bound to catch a few shows.
  • See the city from the Dubrovnik Cable Car, for a genuinely breath-taking view of the entire city.
  • Take a boat trip and explore the coastline, heading for the Elaphite islands. You can either choose a guided tour or charter a yacht yourself and take a slow sail along the coast to Mljet and Korcula.
  • Catch a concert or film night at Lazareti. Formerly an old quarantine hospital, it’s now a cultural centre that has showings, events and concerts on all year round.
  • Lace up your hiking boots and head up Mount Srđ, for a stunning view of the city and surrounding countryside. At the top, you’ll find Fortress Lovrijenac, which has defended the city from attacks for hundreds of years.