Dubrovnik, Croatia

Location

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of Dubrovnik. Lying 216 km (135 miles) southeast of Split and commanding a jaw-dropping coastal location, it is one of the world's most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. Your imagination will run wild picturing what it looked like seven centuries ago when the walls were built, without any suburbs or highways around it, just this magnificent stone city rising out of the sea.In the 7th century AD, residents of the Roman city Epidaurum (now Cavtat) fled the Avars and Slavs of the north and founded a new settlement on a small rocky island, which they named Laus, and later Ragusa. On the mainland hillside opposite the island, the Slav settlement called Dubrovnik grew up. In the 12th century the narrow channel separating the two settlements was filled in (now the main street through the Old Town, called Stradun), and Ragusa and Dubrovnik became one. The city was surrounded by defensive walls during the 13th century, and these were reinforced with towers and bastions in the late 15th century.From 1358 to 1808 the city thrived as a powerful and remarkably sophisticated independent republic, reaching its golden age during the 16th century. In 1667 many of its splendid Gothic and Renaissance buildings were destroyed by an earthquake. The defensive walls survived the disaster, and the city was rebuilt in baroque style.Dubrovnik lost its independence to Napoléon in 1808, and in 1815 passed to Austria-Hungary. During the 20th century, as part of Yugoslavia, the city became a popular tourist destination, and in 1979 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the war for independence, it came under heavy siege. Thanks to careful restoration, few traces of damage remain; however, there are maps inside the Pile and Ploče Gates illustrating the points around the city where damage was done. It’s only when you experience Dubrovnik yourself that you can understand what a treasure the world nearly lost

Dubrovnik, Croatia Itineraries

15 Nights

An Extended Journey of Grecian Myths & Adriatic Melodies

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Explora I
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Piraeus
Destination Port Fusina
Itinerary
Piraeus, Vólos, Thessaloníki, Kavalla, Istanbul, Istanbul, Piraeus, Páros, Fiskárdo, Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj and Fusina

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Departure Date
27 Jun 24
15 Nights

An Extended Journey to the Adriatic Riviera

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Explora I
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Piraeus
Destination Port Marghera
Itinerary
Piraeus, Vólos, Thessaloníki, Kavalla, Istanbul, Istanbul, Piraeus, Páros, Fiskárdo, Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj and Marghera

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Departure Date
27 Jun 24
79 Nights

Grand European Sojourn

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Seven Seas Voyager
Region World-wide
Departure Port Lisbon
Destination Port Lisbon
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Lisbon, Porto, Vilagarcía de Arousa, La Coruña, Bilbao, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Lorient, Lorient, Concarneau, Brest, Saint Peter Port, Honfleur, Zeebrugge, Antwerp, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Tilbury, Newhaven/Edinburgh, Invergordon, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Belfast, Dun Laoghaire, Waterford, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Gijón, Tangier, Melilla, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Cannes, Porto Santo Stefano, Salerno, Taormina, Crotone, Kotor, Igoumenítsa, Argostoli, Monemvasía, Piraeus, Ermoupoli, Syra, Santorini, Pátmos, Skíathos, Bozcaada, Istanbul, Istanbul, Mykonos, Piraeus, Santorini, Gythio, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Trieste, Rijeka, Valletta, Civitavecchia, Naples, Livorno, Saint-Tropez, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Mahón, Menorca, Málaga, Portimão and Lisbon

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Departure Date
28 Jun 24
7 Nights

Highlights of Southern Italy

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Emerald Sakara
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Civitavecchia
Destination Port Dubrovnik
Itinerary
Civitavecchia, Sorrento, Amalfi, Giardini Naxos, Gallipoli, Otranto, Monopoli and Dubrovnik

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Departure Date
29 Jun 24
7 Nights

Mediterranean Enchantment

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Emerald Azzurra
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Dubrovnik
Destination Port Piraeus
Itinerary
Dubrovnik, Kotor, Sarandë, Corfu, Parga, Cephalonia, Itea and Piraeus

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Departure Date
29 Jun 24
28 Nights

Mediterranean's Iconic Shores

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Viking Jupiter
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Istanbul
Destination Port Barcelona
Itinerary
Istanbul, Istanbul, Çanakkale, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete, Piraeus, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Fusina, Fusina, Fusina, Sibenik, Bari, Crotone, Messina, Naples, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Livorno, Monte-Carlo, Marseille, Marseille, Murviel-les-Montpellier and Barcelona

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
21 Nights

Adriatic & Mediterranean Sojourn

Cruise Line Viking Ocean Cruises
Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Viking Jupiter
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Istanbul
Destination Port Civitavecchia
Itinerary
Istanbul, Istanbul, Çanakkale, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete, Piraeus, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Fusina, Fusina, Fusina, Sibenik, Bari, Crotone, Messina, Naples and Civitavecchia

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
14 Nights

Ancient Adriatic Treasures

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Viking Jupiter
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Istanbul
Destination Port Fusina
Itinerary
Istanbul, Istanbul, Çanakkale, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete, Piraeus, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Fusina and Fusina

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
12 Nights

Istanbul to Venice

Cruise Line SeaDream Yacht Club
Cruise Type Ocean
Ship SeaDream I
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Istanbul
Destination Port Venice
Itinerary
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Santorini, Itea, Parga, Dubrovnik, Hvar Island, Sibenik, Rovinj, Piran and Venice

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
17 Nights

Star Collector: Adriatic Old Towns & Aegean Islands

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Wind Spirit
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Athens
Destination Port Venice
Itinerary
Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Pátmos, Santorini, Monemvasía, Náfplion, Athens, Monemvasía, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Hvar Island, Zadar, Rovinj and Venice

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
7 Nights

7-Day Balkan Jewels

Cruise Line Seabourn
Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Seabourn Encore
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Dubrovnik
Destination Port Piraeus
Itinerary
Dubrovnik, Kotor, Gallipoli, Sarandë, Zakynthos, Náfplion and Piraeus

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Departure Date
30 Jun 24
12 Nights

Mediterranean Odyssey

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Cruise Type Ocean
Ship Viking Sea
Region Mediterranean
Departure Port Barcelona
Destination Port Chioggia
Itinerary
Barcelona, Barcelona, Marseille, Monte-Carlo, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Split, Chioggia and Chioggia

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Departure Date
01 Jul 24