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Add some leisure to your business trip with private guided tours in Dubrovnik


by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Peter S.

Last updated : Oct 22, 20228 min read

Itinerary Ideas

Business trips commonly don’t leave much room for leisure, but in the event that you find yourself on a business trip to Dubrovnik, you no doubt will be yearning to squeeze in a bit of time for a tour of the Old Town and its many historic buildings and structures. Croatia has a long and deep history, and structures dating back several hundred years still exist to this day. The Old Town has great charm, with its fantastic walls, amazing views of the Adriatic Sea, and of course a plethora of delicious restaurants and shopping options. What a pity it would be to pass through town without finding time for a brief tour if not more. To help you get around smoothly and make the most of your precious time, we strongly recommend taking a private guided tour for a more personal view of the city.

Just a few hours

blog imageThe main business district of Dubrovnik is located a couple of kilometers to the northwest of the Old Town. That means that even if you are staying in a hotel in that area, the classic Old Town sightseeing spots are only a short distance away. A private guide may be able to pick you up or recommend the most practical and efficient mode of transport to get you to the Old Town. The great thing is that it is located within a really compact area, so even with only a few hours to spare, you can take in many of the sights. Recommended are some of Dubrovnik’s classic historical structures such as the baroque St. Blaise Church, the Renaissance Sponza Palace, and the gothic Rector’s Palace - now a history museum. There are the domed structures of Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Bell Tower, the latter of these being constructed in 1444 as a symbol of the Free State of Ragusa, as Dubrovnik was formerly known. There’s also Onofrio’s Fountain, built in 1438 at the completion of the city’s aqueducts. 

For a truly impressive memory of Dubrovnik, a private guided tour of the famous walls would be just the thing. The walls surround the city and stand atop limestone cliffs. The views from the walls are akin to classic fantasy scenes, and in fact several locations around town were used for the filming of the smash hit TV series, Game of Thrones. From the walls you’ll have a grand view over the Old Town, the Lovrijenac Fortress, and the Adriatic Sea, the walls themselves dropping down to the cliffs and waves below like curtains of stone. 

With so much to see and relatively little time, it’s a good idea to figure out what you’d like to do prior to your visit. This way you won’t be scrambling about with a map in hand trying to see as much as possible at the last minute. Don’t forget that your GoWithGuide personal guide can help you plan your trip and fill you in on as much history as you care to hear about. 

Your day off

blog imageIf you’re fortunate enough to have a whole day off, you’ll be able to enjoy much more of the city than you could with just a few hours. With a whole day off, you can take your time to see all the sightseeing spots mentioned above at a much more leisurely pace. Take time to visit the Rector’s Palace museum, do some shopping on the limestone-paved Stradum, and enjoy a leisurely tour of the city walls with more time to walk around and take in the sights. Sunset is a great time to be on the walls as the low sunlight makes the town glow, the sun gradually disappearing beyond the sea.

If you aren’t worried about your evening running late, you might also wish to ride the cable car up Mount Srd from where you will have a spectacular view of the city and sea below. At Panorama Restaurant you can relax with a meal as the sun sets and the city lights come on. To make sure everything on your day off runs smoothly, a private guide can organize the itinerary of your choosing, and not only see to it that you get everywhere you want to, but can also take care of ticket purchases or reservations in advance. Make your leisure time count! 

A week or more

blog imageLet’s say Dubrovnik is a place you’d really like to have time to enjoy, and you are able to arrange to have several days off during your business trip. Now things really open up for you. First of all, if you desire to take your time learning about the history of the city and spend a relaxing time touring the Old Town, then a full two days just for that should leave you quite satisfied. Don’t forget to include that cable car ride up the Srd! As mentioned above, several Game of Thrones filming locations can also be found dotted around town, so if that’s of special interest to you, your guide can see to it that you get around to all of the settings.

On one of your days, you should head over to Lokrum Island. You can join a boat tour or, for the more adventurous, a kayaking tour. Paddle your way below the cliffs and walls of the Old Town, then head over to the island. Some tours will take you to caves around the coast for a stopover where you can enjoy snorkeling and cliff diving. There’s also an old monastery on the island, a visitor center, and a botanical garden! You can surely enjoy a whole day just visiting Lokrum Island. 

With a couple of days still open for discovery and adventure, how about a trip down the coast to marvel at the gorgeous scenery of Montenegro? See the classic view of the Montenegro stone bridge or the island churches of Sveti Dorde with their mountainous backdrop. A visit to Montenegro makes for an incredible day trip or overnight stay.

At last, two more classic sightseeing spots near Dubrovnik are the Dervish Monastery of Bragaj Tekke, located near the historic town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Kravice Waterfalls. The monastery sits below a vertical cliff with a river flowing out from a cave. The multiple waterfalls of Kravice are around 25 metres (80 ft) tall and surrounded by lush forest, the water cascading majestically down into wide pools below. Both these locations require a couple of hours of travel, but if you have enough time, they will surely be worth the effort. The town of Mostar itself also features plenty of beautiful and historic scenery.

Seasoned business travelers

blog imageFor those looking to do something a little different than the usual sightseeing, we haven’t yet said much about the boat cruises available around Dubrovnik. There are a variety of options, such as the Elafiti Island tours (with lunch) or the Montenegro boat tours. For that extra touch of the spectacular, why not set sail aboard a 16th century wooden ship? The Karaka will make you feel like a nobel seafarer of ages past while you enjoy a feast of Dalmatian cuisine, taking in the views of Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island from the Adriatic Sea. There are also dinner/sunset cruises with champagne - truly a marvelous way to wrap up your stay in Dubrovnik!


blog imageOne of the reasons Dubrovnik is a wonderful place to visit is because it’s very easy to enjoy the city and surroundings during both short and long stays. Even if you only have a casual interest in its history - the charm of the city’s unique architecture, its impressive walls, the idyllic sea, and picturesque mountains gives any traveler more than enough to do. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine! 

The more time you have, the more of this fantastic region you can take in. Why not take the first step toward turning that dream into reality today? Your personal guide is waiting to hear from you!

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Dubrovnik Tour Guide - Ana B.

Ana B.

5.00 / 5
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Dear travelers, I’m a local certified guide for Dubrovnik and its surroundings. I’m in love with history, languages, gastronomy, and travels. I'm also mum of two little kids so I don't have a lot of free time :) but when I do, I enjoy reading, trying new recipes, doing yoga and pilates. My work experience includes guiding in Dubrovnik (old town, city walls, cable car, island Lokrum), Elafiti islands, the island of Korčula, Pelješac peninsula, Konavle Region. Our country is small but has a lot to offer and I always do my best to present it in the best way, to balance information and interesting facts about the history and everyday life. Looking forward to meeting you ! Salut, Je suis une guide local certifiée pour Dubrovnik et ses environs. Je suis passionnée par l'histoire, les langues, la gastronomie et les voyages. Je suis également maman de deux petits enfants, donc je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps libre :) mais quand j'en ai, j'aime lire, essayer de nouvelles recettes, faire du yoga et du pilates. Mon expérience professionnelle comprend le guidage à Dubrovnik (vieille ville, remparts de la ville, téléphérique, île de Lokrum), les îles Elafiti, l'île de Korčula, la péninsule de Pelješac et la région de Konavle. Notre pays est petit mais a beaucoup à offrir et je fais toujours de mon mieux pour le présenter de la meilleure façon possible, en équilibrant les informations et les faits intéressants sur l'histoire et la vie quotidienne. J'ai hâte de vous rencontrer !                                                                                                                                  

Dubrovnik Tour Guide - Mihaela D.

Mihaela D.


Hello everybody! My name is Mihaela and I am a local certified tour guide for Dubrovnik county. Dubrovnik is my hometown and I am a big history lover. I have a master degree in Public Relations and have studied history, philosophy and media. Well I really like talking ;)! My whole life I've been working in tourism. I really enjoy in meeting new people and their culture. As somebody who studied history and have been living in Dubrovnik I am more than happy to share my knowledge and local insights with you. Currently I am a PHD student for information and communication science! I have also worked as an assistant on University of Dubrovnik (I guess I just like explaining things to people!). Also as a big fan of Game of Thrones I will take you through the streets of King's Landing and share with you all the behind the scenes details. I will offer you different kind of tours so you can pick history, Game of Thrones, panorama sighseeing or just mix all together! My wokring experience is covering Dubrovnik county reagion so with me you can visit anything you want. Well.. I consider myself as a bookworm :)! In my freetime I love to read books, travel around the world and spend time with my family, friends and ofcourse my baby cat Čombo :). And I love spending time by watching my favourite TV shows ofcourse. What is the most important thing for me is that I want you to feel like home when you come in Dubrovnik. I dont see my tourists as clients, I see you as my friends who I havent seen in a while! Anyway, looking foward to meeting all of you!                                                                                                                                  

Split-Dalmatia County Tour Guide - Frane V.

Frane V.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

Greetings from Croatia to all the new and past visitors of this alluring part of Europe... Make your vacation a beautiful memory to think of when life gives you a ton of headaches to worry about. Take advantage of it and seize the priceless cultural and natural Croatian heritage - discover the endless beauties and classic tales that go with it... Frane (Frah-neh) is my name and I've been a licensed guide for the last 15 years: cooperating with many tour companies, and always open to new challenges. As a history professor in Croatia, my passion is history, and it's significate to the effects of modern life. My tours throughout Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro are all private with me as a driver/guide with private transportation. A family crossover (up to 4 participants) and if you are a small group, I will arrange sizeable and comfortable transportation with a professional driver. I'll be delighted to be your local connection with the outstanding legacy that Croatia has to offer in this time when tourism has to rise from its own ashes. Let's make a change together.                                                                                                                                  

Dubrovnik Tour Guide - Darko Š.

Darko Š.


Dear travellers, My name is Darko and I was born and raised in Dubrovnik, where I have spent my whole life, so I can say that I am a true Dubrovnik local. Since 2004 I have been working in tourism and as a real outdoor person I can say that being a licensed tourist guide in Dubrovnik County gives me the chance to say that all of these historical sites, landscapes, nature that used to be my playground are my office today !!! If you are interested in exploring my hometown area, it's tradition, history, culture, food, landscapes, off te beaten paths and much more on a completely private tour, created just for you and your travel companions, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to meet you and show you my hometown area on the way just a true local can... See you in Dubrovnik !!!                                                                                                                                 

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