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Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

1. Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

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Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

2. Dubrovnik: City Walls Tour for Early Birds or Sunset Chasers

A stroll around Dubrovnik’s city walls is a must-do for every visitor to Croatia. The best way to see it is to come before everyone else does — so join this tour to get to the city walls as soon as the gates open, on either a shared or private tour. As you walk, learn from your guide about how the wall was built, sprinkled with exciting legends and funny tales.   After climbing some steps, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the main street Stradun and the skyline of the Old Town. Walk along 2 kilometers of the wall to enjoy beautiful landscapes of the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the skyline that still speaks of the splendor of a town that was a wealthy republic for 450 years. Six meters deep in some places, the walls are dotted with forts looking out to both sea and land. Your tour ends on the highest point along the wall, the top of Minceta Tower, where the view is not to be missed.

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Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

3. Montenegro including Boat tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

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From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

4. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Tour with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by coach to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Dubrovnik from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

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Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

5. Dubrovnik: City Walls Sunset Guided Tour

Join a guided walking tour and traverse the famous city walls of Dubrovnik, a beautiful reminder of distant medieval times. Marvel at breathtaking views as you walk the 2-kilometer wall surrounding the town and see for yourself why the Old City of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik has preserved its city walls despite changing trends that once suggested any types of fortifications are obsolete and redundant. Admire the terracotta roofs and narrow streets from above. In addition, enjoy the clear vista over the Adriatic sea, revealing just about any boat on the horizon. This view explains why the city was successfully defended for centuries. The town survived many wars, including the recent Homeland War from 1991-1995, but Dubrovnik was renewed in a manner that the damage is not visible. Find out why the city of Dubrovnik has inspired artists, writers and photographers as you explore the ancient Mediterranean city and wander along the elegant walls.

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Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

6. Dubrovnik: Old Town & City Walls Private Walking Tour

Discover one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Dubrovnik Old Town and the city walls surrounding it reveal the unique history of this place, spanning over 1400 years. This private tour starts with a walk around the walls, which are 2 kilometers long up to 40 meters high. See beautiful views and hear fascinating stories from your guide. Medieval houses, towers, fortresses, and a stunning landscape awaiting you. One of the highlights is climbing the Minceta Tower, offering the highest viewpoint from the city walls. The second part of the tour takes you through the Old Town, to stroll the stone cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will visit the most impressive and exciting places this area has to offer. On Stradun, the main street in the Old Town, you have the chance to feel the pulse of this city. Every narrow side street has a different story to tell. At the end of this private experience, you will know everything you need to about Dubrovnik, and more.

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Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Early Bird Walking Tour

The tour begins at the first light of the sun as you walk through a maze of narrow streets while the town is still sleeping. Departing from the main entrance gate next to Amerling Fountain, the first stop is for the magnificent view at Fort Lovrijenac where you’ll get an introduction to its rich history. The walk continues over the shiny main street Stradun that you can only see empty this early in the morning. Get a real feel for its beauty and hear about the many legends and curiosities to get a more picturesque presentation of the city’s history. Using side streets known mainly by the locals, the tour covers all the highlights of the city including St Blaise's Church and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Take the opportunity to experience the life of the citizens living in the Old Town before the tour finishes, just as the crowds start to emerge.

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Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls with Turkish House Visit

8. Mostar and Kravica Waterfalls with Turkish House Visit

Depart Dubrovnik and journey along the coast of the Adriatic Sea by luxury minibus. Stop for a coffee (at your own expense) in the seaside town of Neum, and then continue to the beautiful Kravica Waterfalls to marvel at the dramatic tufa cascades of the Trebižat River. Continue to the historic city of Mostar and take a guided walking tour on arrival to see sights such as the rebuilt 16th-century Stari Most (Old Bridge). Learn more about the city's cultural diversity and admire the minarets of the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque and Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque. Look inside the Turkish House (Kajtaz) to get an insight into what a traditional dwelling looked like and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch at your own expense before the return journey to Dubrovnik.

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Old Town Dubrovnik Walking Tour

9. Old Town Dubrovnik Walking Tour

On this walking tour, you will get an overview of the entire history of Dubrovnik from the 7th century onwards. The tour will take you through the city walls and through the entire Old City of Dubrovnik, where you will see all of the historical sites, as well as important areas for the locals. This tour will not only teach you about the history of the city, but it will also tell you the untold stories of curious events. Your local guide will also show you all the best places to shop for souvenirs and typical Croatian products, as well as point you in the direction of the most delicious traditional food served in the city. 

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Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

10. Dubrovnik: Old Town Walking Tour - Small Group

This walking tour offers Dubrovnik's original history from its founding all the way through present day - but a little spice has been added with great legends and amusing curiosities. Visit beautiful spots, and be exposed to mysterious, enchanting, and unique tales. Get to know the man who protected the city from an attack by the Venetians centuries after his death. What does time mean to inhabitants and how accurate is it? Get to know places where good luck is challenging you and the misfortune awaits you. Here you can find out more about Dubrovnik experience a different side of the "Pearl of the Adriatic“. Your local guide will be glad to give you useful information and tips for the rest of your stay in Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Dubrovnik

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An excellent trip in a day to Bosnia and Hercegovina. The pick up is on time and everything was very smooth. Marija, our guide was awesome and after this trip to Bosnia we ended up doing another trip with her to Kotor in Montenegro. One advice, hop on to this trip if it is Marija, you won’t regret it. You get to see the wonderful Cravica waterfalls and spend a couple of hours enough to discover Mostar and have delicious food (quite cheap) and so lots of shopping

Please book this excursion, if in Croatia. Montenegro was like visiting a fairytale land. My guide Alex was the best. I’m glad I got to have him as my guide. He drove his comfortable vehicle safely, he was courteous and I felt like he was enjoying the visit just as I was. You have to take your passport because you have to cross the border. I’m glad I took advantage of the opportunity.

Excellent experience with our wonderful and knowledgeable guide Marija who is quite passionate of what she does and did an excellent job. This is indeed a unique opportunity to discover another country in a nutshell and to know about the rich history of this region. I would strongly recommend her and thanks a lot for everything :-)

Mario was a great guide! Funny, professional, and gave a well-rounded tour about Game of Thrones and how it fit into the wider picture of European history and the impact it had on Dubrovnik.

Great tour from Mario, informative and funny - thanks for being flexible and for answering all my burning questions!