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7 Romantic Things to do in Dubrovnik

Croatia has become one of the world’s top spots for romance-seeking couples, and Dubrovnik is one of the most romantic cities of all. In fact, some have called the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” the most romantic place in the world, with its stunning sea views and cobbled streets lined with medieval architecture, encircled by soaring stone walls. A perfect destination for a Croatia honeymoon.

Dubrovnik Old Town Street
Sunset over Dubrovnik

Wander Through the Old Town

With the Old Town oozing romance, simply strolling the smooth cobblestone streets, getting lost in the narrow alleyways, is something you’ll have to do while in Dubrovnik. If you want something to aim for, visit the magnificent Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace. Built in the late 15th-century, it was once the residence of Dubrovnik’s elected rector, but today it serves as a Cultural History Museum. You’ll see grand portraits in lavishly restored rooms, ornate staircases, elegant décor and coats of arms, getting a sense of how the wealthy lived during the period. If you visit in the summer, you may be able to catch a live concert here too.

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Watch a Sunset from the Top of Mount Srd

There are few things more romantic than watching the sun melt into endless blue of the Adriatic Sea, and Dubrovnik offers one of the best vantage points. There’s a cable car that will bring you to the top of Mount Srd which rises to 1,352 as part of the Dinaric Alps mountain range. Hop on for a ride to get a bird’s-eye view of the red-tiled rooftops in the historic centre, the sea, and Lokrum Island. When the sun goes down, a burst of orange, red, pink and purple hues appear before it takes its final dip.

Sip Croatian Wine

Just a short drive from the centre of Dubrovnik will bring you to mountainous Peljesac, renowned for its red wine produced from the indigenous Mali Plavac grape. You’ll find many highly acclaimed wineries throughout the region, with the most popular Matusko in Potomje, Korta Katarina in Orebic and Bartulovic in Prizdrin. Spend the day walking through the vines, visiting wine cellars and tasting rooms, or under the Mediterranean sun with a picnic and a glass. If you want someone to chauffeur you around, there are plenty of private wine tasting tours to consider too. Give our team a call on +44 208 004 2345 to organise something special.

Elaphiti Islands
View of Lokrum island

Kayak to Lokrum Island

For an active, scenic adventure, join a kayaking trip and paddle the crystal-clear blue waters to Lokrum Island. The views of Dubrovnik’s City Walls are breathtaking from here, and you may be able to peek into a sea cave and stop in one of the hidden coves to swim or snorkel among the marine life. Once on the island, you’ll be able to explore its lush nature reserve where peacocks and bunnies roam, find a smooth, flat rock to sunbathe or visit the 11th-century Benedictine monastery. Book an evening tour and you can enjoy the sunset too.

Walk Atop the City Walls

The City Walls are an impressive sight, but you can enjoy stunning romantic views from atop them too. They stretch for nearly 1.5 miles around the historic centre, bringing a panoramic view of the sea and nearby islands on one side, and the UNESCO-listed squares, cobbled streets, and centuries-old buildings on the other. Along the way, there are places to stop and relax with a refreshing drink while gazing out at the Adriatic.

Join a Home Cooking Experience

There are practically an endless number of fantastic restaurants in Dubrovnik, but if you want a unique and romantic dining experience, enjoy an authentic meal with a local family. As a special highlight of your Croatia honeymoon or romantic trip, you’ll be taken to a traditional home for an enchanted evening learning firsthand what Dalmatian cuisine is all about. A multi-course meal will be prepared and accompanied with the fabulous local wines. If you’d like, you can join your host in the garden to help pick fresh ingredients for the mouthwatering dishes that will be prepared, and even help out in the kitchen too.

Hop on a Private Boat to the Elaphiti Islands

A private boat trip to the Elaphiti Islands will allow you to leave the tourist crowds behind for a tranquil island experience. Cruise across the glistening cobalt waters, enjoying the salty sea breeze and the feel of the sun kissing your skin while surrounded by the breathtaking Croatian scenery. Itineraries can be customised to accommodate your particular interests – if you need advice, your skipper will be happy to help. Relax on the soft sandy beaches, enjoy a refreshing dip in a secluded bay or explore the grand mansions. With no vehicles permitted here, there’s a wonderfully serene, magical atmosphere, perfect for a romantic liaison.

To book any of these experiences or for inspiration for your Croatia honeymoon, give our expert travel planners a call on +44 208 004 2345. 

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