"Pearl of the Adriatic" and UNESCO World Heritage Site
The dramatic location of Dubrovnik – between the mountains and the Adriatic – is trumped only by the glorious Old Town itself, wrapped in 2km of majestic medieval walls. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, until 25th August, adds to the culture of this city, offering film, dance, classical music and art events. Dubrovnik is a fairytale city, every bit being as magical as Bruges or Venice. The old town looks like a giant Bastille, surrounded by ramparts 2 km long and up to 25m high. There is no motorized transport beyond the main entrance, the Pile gate, just a warren of baroque churches and stone houses with honey-colored roofs. It is a center for most exciting wine region in Croatia.
Although a summer-oriented destination, Dubrovnik offers plenty of entertainment all year round. The cultural season is centered on the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, but there is also the Libertas Film Festival which now takes place in April. Some clubs, restaurants and hotels are summer-only. For most people, the best months to come here are May-June or September-October when the days are sunny and the sea warm enough to swim, and hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions are open but without the crowds. During peak season, July-August, Dubrovnik is full of the tourists who visit the Summer Festival and want to enjoy the glitzy night life. Low season, November-April, can be lovely with almost guaranteed good Mediterranean weather.
At Winerist, finding the perfect wine tours and experiences to enhance your holiday is what we do best. See below for our top picks of the region from short, gourmet tours of the city, to full-day activities, like cycling around vineyards with an expert guide and a sumptuous picnic. The choice is yours…
We’ve teamed up with some of the best wineries in the region to bring that extra special something to your visit. From centuries-old Châteaux to brand new wineries at the cutting edge of production, we’ve got winery tours to suit every palate and personality.
Whether you’re after a quaint little local bolt hole for the night or the full, wine spa and hotel experience complete with michelin-starred restaurants, here are our hand-picked partners to make sure that your stay is pitched exactly to your budget and tastes.