So you have finally arrived to Dubrovnik!
Let us get you started
Dubrovnik needs little or no introduction at all. It is a world-known jewel by itself, fantastic for cultural and eventful visit, a historic stroll or simply as a night out.
Here are just a few simple practical information once you arrive to our property and go to City for a visit.
How to reach the City & where to park
It would take you around 15 minutes to reach Dubrovnik from Villa La Vagabonda by car. It is a nice drive via seaside road that goes through other little towns/villages as you pass by.
You can enter the City first at the Port and then secondly to the City Center (Old Town). Here, close to the Old Town is the City's public garage, and it is the most convenient solution for parking. You then need to go on foot for about 5-10 minutes by stairs (downhill).
Regular bus lines go from Orašac to Dubrovnik approximately every hour. Some lines come closer to the Old Town, while the others go to other parts, from where you can easily take a city bus to reach the Old Town.
We can provide you with taxi phone number, so you can easily arrange transportation, or we can do it for you.
Some tips on visiting the Old Town
Old Town's monuments and sights are greatly explained in many guides and books so we recommend Lonely Planet or TripAdvisor.
As for a visit, let us give you few tips:
When visiting the City Walls in summer, do it as early in the day as possible, or closer to the evening. Bring water with you, as the walk lasts around 90 minutes, it depends on your pace and love for photography.
To visit museums and monuments, get Dubrovnik Card. It is a great way to pay less for more!
Old Town is a completely pedestrian zone.
You can go outside the walls and still have Old Town experience: visit the Fort Lovrijenac, get the cable car to Srđ (with unmistaken panoramic view of the City, or take a boat from the Old Port to visit the island of Lokrum, a natural reserve and historic landmark.
Is Dubrovnik only Old Town?
Of course not. Dubrovnik has specific architecture and position, and other parts of the City are interesting to explore as well around. Some other parts of interest include:
Dubrovnik Beaches - Babin Kuk, St. Jacob's Beach, Banje
Lapad Bay - a promenade for having coffee or a lunch
Gruž Market - fresh produce, fish and flowers make this lively and interesting to visit.