Dubrovnik is a popular cruise port. There are 2 possibilities. Either you dock in the new Port Gruz, 1.5 km from the historical center and highlights, or your cruise ship anchores in the bay of Dubrovnik and you come ashore by tender boat.
Both options are quite ok. In the first case, you have the advantage that you don't need a tender boat. In the second case, you have the advantage that you come ashore in the old port, near the historic center. Where exactly you will dock is difficult to predict and depends on the traffic in port and the size of your cruise ship.
During a cruise vacation to Croatia, Dubrovnik is often on the program. The Pearl of the Adriatic is beautifully located along the Eastern Mediterranean and offers great possibilities. Cruises to Dubrovnik are therefore very popular.
The new Dubrovnik cruise terminal is located at Gruz district. It's about 30 min walking from the old city center. Inside Dubrovnik cruise terminal you can find:
a big supermarket is just outside the cruise terminal
the nearest ATM machine is located at bus station (few steps away from cruise terminal)
Language in Dubrovnik
The language in Dubrovnik is Croatian, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Dubrovnik
The currency in Dubrovnik is Kuna (HRK, kn). You can find ATM’s along the city. The nearest ATM machine is located at bus station (just few steps away from cruise terminal)
Opening times in Dubrovnik
Opening times differ a lot around Croatia, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Friday
from 8.00h - 19.00h
Saturday from 9.00h - 14.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Mount Srd is a big mountain near Dubrovnik where you will have a stunning views over the city and the bay . It's easy to reach by cable car.
Sponza Palace is a harmonious Gothic and Renaissance palace with baroque elements. Palace is dating from 1272
Place Street is a the central street of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It's about 300 meters long with many shops, restaurants and cafes
Dubrovnik Cathedral is a Romanesque cathedral from the 12th - 14th century. It was a luxury basilica with many sculptures
Church of St. Blaise
Church of St. Blaise is a church from 1715. It was built by the Venetian architect Marino Gropelli
City Walls are dating from the 7th century and have 4 ports
It's quite easy to get around Dubrovnik. If you dock at Port Gruz it's about 30 minutes walk to the historic city center. You also have good transportation options by public bus, shuttle bus or taxi. If your cruise ship anchores in bay, you come ashore by tender boat and you are just a couple of meters away from the Old Town.
Dubrovnik is quite a big city along the Dalmatian Coast, but you will find most highlights within the walled Old City. It's nice to stroll along the small streets, shadowy alleys and the paved main street lined with restaurants, shops and bars. Just outside the city walls you can take a cable car up to Mount Srd from where you have some breathtaking views over Dubrovnik, the islands and the bay.
Dubrovnik has a typical Mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and wet mild winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 27°C and 31°C and between 3°C and 7°C in winter.
You can discover Dubrovnik on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Dubrovnik
The Tourist Office is located at Pile near the entrance of the walled city. You can ask for information or a free city map.
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Dubrovnik: