Dubrovnik Discovery Day Trip from Split or Trogir

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Dubrovnik Discovery Day Trip from Split or Trogir
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Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik, cultural metropolis and the most remarkable medieval walled city in Croatia , an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the scenic route along the winding coast to Dubrovnik and stops at several overlooks for amazing panoramic views of the Dalmatian islands. Dubrovnik tour will provide you an interesting insight of its historical importance and opportunity to see Sponza Palace, St. Blaise Church, limestone Stradun street and much more accompanied by a local tour guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Split, Croatia
Country:
Croatia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
See availability
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Step back in time on a history tour
Excellent value for money
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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After meeting your tour guide in the morning at the Split promenade or at your hotel or in Trogir, you'll start our full day experience of the fabled city of Dubrovnik, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sit back and relax as you embark on a 3 h drive with our air-conditioned coach. Enjoy the scenic route along the new highway and as we slowly move to the coastal road it opens up the amazing panoramic views of Dalmatian islands and the wonderful delta of the river Neretva with the endless fruit and vegetables fields which represent the main living economy of this beautiful area.

You will arrive to Dubrovnik, legendary city known as 'Pearl of the Adriatic' before noon. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our professional tour guide who is a local resident with years of experience whose passion for the city will be evident as you walk these ancient streets and marvel at the rich architectural ensemble all around you. Your guided tour lasts for about an hour and a half with the start at the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun, the splendid main promenade street of the Old Town.

Keep walking to the Franciscan Monastery, whose cloister is one of the most magnificent sites in the city and then to the house of the oldest pharmacy in Europe opened in 1317. A little further is Sponza Palace, notable for its portico with columns and elaborate stone carvings which today houses the State Archives. Your tour ends with a visit to the Cathedral which was built on the ruins of a 12thC church but then destroyed by the great earthquake of 1667. Having experienced the most important parts of the Old Town, you will have four hours of free time to go back and explore its hidden corners by yourself. Feel free to climb the stairs to the walls that allow you to walk around the Old Town from high up on its ramparts; or take a cable car for a stunning view of the famous red tile roofs and the sea. Dubrovnik is yours to discover!

After a day spent in Dubrovnik, join your group for a drive back to Split or Trogir where you will finish your tour on the original departure point.

Itinerary

06:45 / 07:30        Pick-up and departure from Trogir / Split

11:00 – 12:00      Dubrovnik sightseeing tour with a local guide

12:00 – 16:00       Free time in Dubrovnik

20:00 / 20:30        Return to Split / Trogir
*Voucher check in Split: 7:20 am

Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted  due to the  traffic or bad weather conditions.

Inclusions

  • Transport with comfortable air-conditioned passenger van or mini bus
  • Official English speaking local tour guide
  • Road tolls and parking
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Point

1: Split, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia
2: Portal Bus Excursions Meeting Point, Ul. Kardinala Alojzija Stepinca 44, 21220, Trogir, Croatia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. Guests are solely responsible for having valid documents during the tour.
  • Here are few items you may need to make your time on the excursion the best of all: Comfortable walking shoes or sandals and daily-casual outfit. Out of summer time we recommend to wear closed comfortable shoes and warm sweater.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Brilliant day trip to Dubrovnik with a fantastic guide and friendly driver. Including a fascinating walking tour of the city which is essential
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Do not think any words here will convey what an awesome place / setting Dubrovnik is. So much history and magnificent buildings all in one place. A walk along the city walls is a must. The drive from Split and return is long, but we had breaks and for the sheer sights of Dubrovnik, well worth the drive. Our guide Roko, was wonderful to, knew all the facts and figures and gave us tips on what do do and were to go etc. Driver (sorry cannot remember his name) was brilliant to. And loved the 60's/70's/80's background pop music. Only downside I could imagine is the huge numbers of people at peak vacation time, but early June was perfect.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This is a fantastic tour and well worth the 7-8 hours of travelling via mini bus! Igor is a great guide with wonderful knowledge, humour and advice. His knowledge and the lovely weather made the travel pass by effortlessly. There is enough time while in Dubrovnik to tour the walls and have lunch and Igor will guide you to the entrances to the walls. He was well organised regarding the border crossings as well which sped up a possibly frustrating experience. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Thank you so much to our driver Tiho and the guide Igor. They were both fantastic. From welcoming us onto the bus they were both so friendly and created a fun atmosphere. They were both so informative whilst on the bus on the long drive through Bosnia and Herzegovina and when we arrived in Dubrovnik, Igor took us on a walking tour of the old town. He shared lots of information and was easily able to answer any questions from the group. Both of them were excellent throughout the whole day. Definitely a recommended trip!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Me and my girlfriend booked this excursion and visited Dubrovnik during our week holiday to split. It was great! The place itself is beautiful and I will never forget it. The way the trip was ran was without fault! Our tour guide Igor was very knowledgeable and was keen to make sure you got everything out of your visit. He made recommendations of where to go and what to see, even advising of the best spots to take pictures. The driver (sorry I forgot his name) was very safe on the roads so I wouldn't worry. Although the coach journey there an back was relatively long, it didn't feel that way. Igor would speak to everyone during the trip and give background information of the history of each location, making it an enjoyable journey! As it says in the information on the excursion, don't forget your passport as you have to go through Bosnia to get to Dubrovnik. Also, make sure you take enough money with you as Dubrovnik itself is quite expensive. It costs 200Kuna each to walk the walls and it was around 300kuna to have a meal. Honestly though, 100% Worth it! Thank you
• Submitted 13 May 2019
This was an excellent day trip. Our guide, Andrew, was a wealth of information on local and national history. He took the time to explain everything during the trip and answered all questions.
• Submitted 07 May 2019
This was a great trip We will recommend to everyone. Relaxed, fun, lots of food provided and rink. 3 Opportunities to swim
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
It's our 1st time to visit Dubrovnik, booked it via Viator, and Portal Tours travel Agency which was excellent! Our tour guide Igor and Andrei were absolute gems and fantastic! Igor gave us valuable and concise history and info about the city and its surrounding parts of the Old Town with a great sense of humour in betweens. It rained hard for an hour during our ocular tour but that did not stop our family from exploring the beauty of the city walls. Expect stunning views over the Old City walls and the Adriatic Sea. The entrance to these walls were a bit expensive 150 Kuna for 1 person but it's all sooo worth it! The views and the whole experience that is one for the books and unforgettable! Thank to Igor and Andrei again for making our Dubrovnik trip an amazing one!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2018
For this tour we had the same guide we had had on another tour the previous day. The tour guide's name was Igor and he was a great guide and made both our day trips thoroughly enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable about the city being from Dubrovnik himself. We learned a lot during the walking tour and then had a sufficient amount of free time to explore the city on our own. It is a long day but we would highly recommend this tour as it is a great way to discover Dubrovnik if staying in Split.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Our tour guide was superb!! He spoke numerous languages and offered interesting facts about Croatia during our bus trip to and from Dubrovnik. What an excellent asset to have for your company and our tour!
• Submitted 23 Jul 2018
Long day on a the bus but our tour guide Igor was excellent and very entertaining so they ride went by quickly and the bus was very comfortable and safe with well spaced stops. Dubrovnik was simply spectacular and the tour was excellent with the right combination of history, local lore, and pop culture yes, Game of Thrones. We were lucky that that day there were not a lot of cruise ships in the port so the amount of people there was not overwhelming. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
My brother and I went on this day trip during our time in Split and it was one of the best things we did on the holiday! The tour guide, Boran, was absolutely brilliant - very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. On the way to Dubrovnik your guide will tell you about Croatia, Dalmatia and about the history of the areas, the wine, the food, the traditions etc. The bus is air conditioned and quite comfortable, which is good for the ~3 hour journey. But don't worry, you won't be going non-stop for 3 hours! We first stopped off in Bosnia-Herzegovina (you must pass through a ~20km stretch of Herzegovina to reach Dubrovnik (which is why the passport is so important!)). There is a store there where you can buy refreshments, wine, souvenirs etc. and they accept Croatian kuna, Euro, Bosnian marks. Once through the borders it's another hour and 30 minutes or so to Dubrovnik. Be warned, Dubrovnik is the most expensive city in Croatia due to the massive amounts of tourists. You'll be dropped off at the Western Gate and the guide will give you a walking tour which lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes roughly. After that you will be free to explore the city and surrounding are at your leisure. They have boat tours running to small islands around Dubrovnik, or you could do the city wall walk (cost us roughly 20 euro to walk it), or there are Game of Thrones location tours, whatever strikes your fancy. When all that is done, you get back on the bus for the return journey, through the two border crossing again. On the way back to Split, we just chatted to Boran and
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Very knowledgeable tour guide. We learned so much, on the trip down from Split, about the history of the region. Very worthwhile trip!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2018
Igor was a true gem!
• Submitted 10 Jun 2018
This was a brilliant trip, the guide was so knowledgeable and providing a wealth of information throughout the day. We stopped in Bosnia for a quick break and the view was breath-taking. Dubrovnik was amazing, we had a walking tour provided by our guide who showed us some interesting places and gave us a great experience. Also had some good tips for eating in Dubrovnik which made our visit a little cheaper also. Overall an enjoyable experience and credit must be given to the tour guide.
• Submitted 08 Jun 2018
Beautiful city, its a must see in Croatia but has a very tourist and commercial vibe to it. GOT fans should look into bringing an extra 150 kuna to walk the wall that is used to film a lot of the city. Its a long drive but worth it because you go along the Adriatic coast. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and insightful, giving us all kinds of information and tidbits about Croatia and the many cities we drove by- from history, to culture, to food, to wine, and many more. The tour guide definitely made the trip worthwhile.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017
This is a long day trip through fascinating countryside, including a foray into Bosnia-Herzgovinia! Igor our tour guide and Tiho the coach driver were friendly, helpful and entirely professional. The ride to Dubrovnik is characterised by the beautiful coastline of Croatia and some amazing surprises such as the floating gardens. Once in Dubrovnik, Igor introduced us to the town, made some useful recommendations and then left us to our own devices for a few hours. This gave us ample time to climb the city walls and view dubrovnik from a new perspective. For Game of Throne fans, the City has some recognisable features and lots of related souvenirs!. A great experience and highly recommended.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Igor, our guide, was extremely nice and knowledgeable about the history and all the places we visited together. Tiho - our driver - very experienced driver, funny, and accommodating. Very nice day trip!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
It was a long day filled with fun and adventure. Igor and Tiho were a perfect team to provide us with a tour we will never forget. They kept us safe and entertained.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Igor was great guide and Tiho is very good driver. We like the tour very much. Igor and Tiho are working with travel agency Portal.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2017
Travel from and back to Split was made comfortable by jovial driver Tiho. Guide Igor was pleasant, informative and helpful and is an excellent story teller. Dubrovnik is breathtakingly beautiful. Walked around the beautiful streets and took a cable car ride not included to the top to admire Dubrovnik from the hill. Some walked around the walls of the city. The stop at Ston on the way back was lovely as well. This trip should be treated like a taster menu for Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik deserves few days on its own. But if your short on time and are based in Split, this is a good way to see Dubrovnik.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
The tour was well conducted. Ivan the driver and Igor the guide were very helpful and had a great sense of humor. Igor had exceptional knowledge of the places we visited and a good command over the language.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
The tour was great, Igor our guide was funny and informative. We had plenty of free time to explore on our own. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Split, Croatia
Country:
Croatia
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
See availability
Highlights:
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Step back in time on a history tour
Excellent value for money
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors