5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Dubrovnik and Cavtat

Swap the cruise port for beautiful Dubrovnik and the coastal town of Cavtat on this private, half-day shore excursion. After meeting your very own personal guide off your ship, you’ll travel to a scenic spot above red-roofed Dubrovnik for panoramic views of the city and Adriatic Sea. Then, continue to Cavtat, whose history dates back to the 6th Century BC, and spend some time strolling along its pretty seafront boulevard before returning to Dubrovnik for a tour of the medieval Old Town.


  • Private shore excursion to Cavtat and Dubrovnik’s Old Town
  • Explore the picturesque seaside town of Cavtat
  • Discover the Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • Take stunning pictures from a panoramic viewpoint
  • Private tour with local guide allows for a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Dubrovnik and Cavtat

Dubrovnik Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Dubrovnik and Cavtat

Your private Dubrovnik shore excursion is a great way to see Dubrovnik’s wonderful Old Town, plus get out of the city for a look at another Adriatic coastal town. Your tour starts with a panoramic drive down the coast to the small seaside town of Cavtat. On the way, stop at a marvelous lookout point, where you will have gorgeous photo opportunities of Dubrovnik and the coast.

In Cavtat, your private guide will tell you some interesting facts about the town, whose history dates back to the 6th century BC. Cavtat boasts a lovely scenic promenade; take a walk along the seafront and have a cup of coffee in one of the many pretty cafés.

After Cavtat, your tour continues with a walking tour through the Old Town of Dubrovnik. See the Franciscan Monastery, containing a restored sculpture of the Pieta and a gorgeous cloister dating back to the 14th century. Or visit Sponza Palace, which now houses the State Archives. Other highlights on this tour include Orlando’s Column, the City Bell Tower, the Rector’s Palace and the Church of St Blaise, the city’s patron saint. Your guide will regale you with stories and facts about Dubrovnik and its history and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

You will also have one hour of free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. Don't worry about getting lost in the narrow streets; your guide will help you out with directions and advice.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Dubrovnik port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Our tour guide was fantastic , the people here are humble , kind and have incredible pride in their country. The city behind the walll was amazing, cavtat was a beautiful resort town which gave you. A real feel of how the locals enjoy their summer days.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an outstanding tour. The vans met us right on time at the ship and provided a great sightseeing day for our group of 14. I definitely would use this agency again. We have found that Viator uses different local travel groups and some are great and others not so much.
We really enjoyed the visit into the countryside to Cavtat at the beautiful little seaport town. The little church there was a nice surprise. Dubrovnik's old city was a very pleasant surprise. It reminded me a lot of the walled old city on the Island of Rhodes. Our guide was excellent and answered all of our questions. A nice day that we would do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

There were four of us on this tour. The guide, Lydia, was excellent and made the whole experience very interesting. We enjoyed our day in Cavtat and Dubrovnik.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

what an amazing place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Our tour guide was very pleasant to be with, extremely informative. She was always responsive to questions and made every effort to make sure we saw and she explained about important sights. Our guide shared the history of the area with us. We were very comfortable with her and appreciative of her effort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Our family of four had an excellent, stress-free experience on this private tour.
Our guide, Petra, and driver Mara(sp?) were consummate professionals.
They picked us up in a large late model van at our ship,
and we took a scenic ride to the nearby town of Cavtat.
Cavtat was as we had read about- quiet, picturesque, very clean and beautiful.
After a short tour there, we were given free time to wander about.
We were then given a walking tour of Dubrovnik. Lots to see, and loads of history.
Free time was spent getting local fare for Lunch.
Petra has a wealth of knowledge, and was a very pleasant guide.
She did not rush, was patient with any questions, and her English was perfect.
You get what you pay for here.
We highly recommend this tour!
T. Kester and family, New York USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our tour was on a Sunday and we could not telephone the Viator office as requested to confirm the meeting point. Eventually another tour operator phoned our guide and brought her to meet us at the Port Office. We set off in a black mercedes along the beautiful coastal road towards Cavtat, stopping for photographs at a picturesque location, and proceeded along the journey, learning the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik in particular. Our guide was very proud of the history of her country and answered our many questions. At Cavtat we were given free time to enjoy this gorgeous, unspoiled small coastal port. We strolled for over an hour along the waterfront, in and out of two churches, up and around the hillside bordering the sea. Cavtat was spotlessly clean and it was evident that the townspeople took great pride in keeping it this way. The walkway was magnificent, with the restaurants and shops set back a little. They were handy but not in your face. Quaint eating places and ice cream shops mixed with quality souvenirs stretched the length of what appeared to be the promenade or focal point of this lovely place. There was no rush at Cavtat and we met up with our guide at the precise spot she left us. We then headed back the way we had travelled, viewing the coast from the opposite side of the road until we reached Dubrovnik's Old City, complete with city wall, gates and mote. Our guide gave us a lot of interesting history, including the invasion, the city fire and the sacrifice of the city's defenders. Later we visited the museum honouring the defenders, as well as two of the old city churches. She even explained the three Croatian costumes worn by the girl dolls in the shops. She led us around many notable areas before leaving us to wander on our own for an hour before meeting up outside the city gates for transportation back to our ship. This tour was certainly worth the money. Cavtat and Dubrovnik's Old City were both wonderful places to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Excellent. Tour guide was very interesting and went out of her way to make sure our tour was fascinating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent guide...beautiful city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Very good. thank you.

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