Shore Excursion Dubrovnik: itinerary
A short bus journey from the port, our Dubrovnik shore excursion begins at Pile Gate. Built in 1537, it was one of four gates leading into the city and was once closed and locked every evening. Passing inside the city walls is the main pedestrian street of Placa, more commonly known as Stradun.
Next up is the Dominican Monastry, built around the same time as the city walls. The 14th century Gothic-Renaissance-style structure seems more like a fortress than a church.
We’ll then stop by the Cathedral of the Assumption. The original basilica was extended in the 12th century, supposedly funded by Richard the Lionheart after surviving a shipwreck nearby on the island of Lokrum. The Roman Catholic cathedral we see today was completed in 1713 and has four Corinthian columns which flank the facade.
There’s lots to fit in on this three hour tour which stops at Sponza Palace, St. Blaise’s Church and Onodrio Fountain.
No shore excursion of Dubrovnik would be complete without a walk down the street of Puca. One of the most beautiful walkways of Dubrovnik, this leads us to our final stop at the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Not your average church, the complex is home to a still functioning 14th century pharmacy. Some 20,000 books are also on site, housed in the 17th century library.
Before we return to the ship, our Dubrovnik shore excursion finishes with a stroll through the ancient streets.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations