Dubrovnik is a popular destination of travel amongst European travellers, whether it be for business or leisure purposes. Located in Southern Croatia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the city is the ideal place to enjoy a getaway holiday in Southern Europe.
If you’re interested in going to Dubrovnik, you may be wondering how to get there and what requirements are needed to enter the country. You may also wonder how to best prepare your trip, or how to make the most out of your stay there. Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Read along to find out all there is to know about travelling to Dubrovnik, and all about how to spend the best package holidays in the city! Our experts will guide you through the most important tricks and tips to a successful stay in Southern Croatia.
Step one: prepare your trip to Dubrovnik
Check entry requirements
This goes without saying, the first thing to do when booking a stay somewhere is to check entry requirements. If you’re an Irish or European citizen, there are no Visa requirements to enter the country. Just make sure you have a valid passport. No minimum passport expiry date is required, although it should be valid for the entirety of your stay in the country.
Please note, if you’re planning to stay in the country over three months, you are advised to register for a temporary stay at a local police station.
Stay in touch with your consular or diplomatic representatives
Get known to your consular and diplomatic representatives when travelling to a foreign country to be alerted in the event of major news or events. If you’re an Irish citizen, you may follow the Irish Embassy in Croatia on Twitter and Facebook. You may also follow the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice Twitter page. For all other nationalities, check out your local embassy’s website!
Get yourself a European health insurance card (EHIC)
This is a must-have if you’re a European citizen: the European health insurance card! The EHIC allows you to access local health insurance in any EU member state for free, so make sure you have yours before you leave in the event of any health hazard! For Irish citizens, get yours here.
Save emergency contact information
Let’s hope you don’t run into any emergency situations during your stay in Dubrovnik, but one can never be too sure. Save this useful contact information on your phone in case you need them, don’t thank us.
- General emergency services: 112
- Police: 192
- Fire brigade: 193
- Ambulance: 194
Please note: the country-specific dialler code in Croatia is +385. Make sure to save this information.
Good news! As of 1st January 2023, Croatia is now a member of the Eurozone, so you can travel to Croatia from Ireland or the EU without having to change currency! All major credit or debit cards are accepted in the country’s main establishments (hotels, restaurants, shops), but be sure to have some cash on you at all times for smaller institutions. No worries, you’ll find lots of ATMs in Dubrovnik.
Step two: book your trip to Dubrovnik
When it comes to booking your trip abroad, things may become a hassle. Luckily for you, Trazler’s smart platform makes things a whole lot easier for you, helping you book your trip from A to Z, and all in one place! Here’s how to get started.
Fill in your travel details
Trazler’s online booking platform is the easiest and quickest place to get your travel booked. All you have to do is to fill in your travel details. Pick your outbound and inbound flight dates, your chosen airports, and the number of people you’re travelling with, and you’re good to go! Travelling from Dublin to Dubrovnik is as easy as that!
Don’t worry about the rest, we’ve got your back
The good thing about Trazler is that you don’t have to sort out complementary travel bookings, we’ll do the entire process for you, in just a couple clicks. Fill out what you need, and compare all options from a variety of:
- Flights and trains;
- Hotels and stays;
- Car rentals.
Our platform is easy to use so you’ll be able to check out all of your travel options in a glance, check it out now!
A couple other travel tips when booking your stay
Our experts at Trazler have a variety of other tips and tricks when travelling abroad, here are a few:
- Book ahead! This can help you save up to 40% on your overall travel cost.
- Travel over the off-peak season! You can get up to 50% off on your trip, plus you’ll enjoy a much less crowded Dubrovnik.
- Fly midweek and either early morning or late evening. This will help save a lot as well!
- Consider booking a transfer flight. Although this may be a little annoying, you might be able to save big on your overall travel costs!
Step three: discover all there is to do in Dubrovnik
Have a stroll in Dubrovnik’s old town
The old city of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site and is a must-see in Croatia! Spend some time strolling about Dubrovnik’s narrow cobble-coloured streets, wander about and get lost in some of the prettiest view spots of the city.
Enjoy the relaxing seafront coastline, and explore the hidden bars and restaurants to get yourself some rest!
Influenced by Byzantine and Venetian heritage and culture, the old city is the place to start if you’re visiting for a cultural trip!
Don’t miss Fort Lovrijenac
Fort Lovrijenac is located on the very outskirts of the westernmost wall of the old city of Dubrovnik. Well known for staging the “Red Keep” in the popular TV show Game of Thrones, Fort Lovrijenac is a must-see to get breathtaking views of the Adriatic sea and the old city. Be sure to check it out!
Hop onto the Dubrovnik cable car to get to Srd Hill
Next stop: Srd Hill! How do you get there? Simply hop onto the iconic Dubrovnik cable car to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and its surroundings! Opened back in 1969, the cable car is the ideal transportation means to get you to Srd Hill to enjoy a nice meal or drink, where you’ll be able to see panoramic views of Croatia and the Adriatic up to 60 km around on clear days!
Make the most of your package holiday and sail from island to island
Dubrovnik’s Adriatic coastline is filled with picturesque islands. Make the most of your package holiday and get yourself at sea! Sailing from one island to another is easy from Dubrovnik’s cruise port, where you’ll be able to find out all the information you need about getting to neighbouring islands. The major Elafiti islands include Sipan, Lopud, and Kolocep, three beautiful places where you’ll see some of Croatia’s most enjoyable landscapes!
Get to the Elafiti islands by boat to see some of Croatia’s most enjoyable landscapes!
Don’t miss out on the Dubrovnik summer festival
If there were one cultural event that you could not miss in Dubrovnik, then that would definitely be the city’s famous summer festival! Organised every year between the 10th of July and the 25th of August, the Dubrovnik summer festival gathers over 70 outdoor venues from all cultural genres, including classical music, theatre, opera and dance! Book your tickets now to be sure to get in!
Enjoy the sun and the sea at Banje Beach
If you’re going to the Adriatic to get away from the Irish weather and enjoy a warm Southern European summer, then Banje Beach is the way to go! Located only a couple minutes walk away from the Dubrovnik city walls, Banje Beach is the ideal place to enjoy the Croatian sun and the Adriatic Sea.
Relaxing on the pebble beach, diving in the clear water, or enjoying various water sports such as kayaking or jet skiing are amongst the most popular attractions at Banje! Don’t miss out on this!
Enjoy typical Dubrovnik cuisine
Last but not least, you can’t enjoy a trip in Dubrovnik without tasting typical local cuisine. Take a seat at local Croatian restaurants to enjoy food from a variety of seafood risotto, including our very own house favourite: the black risotto made with cuttlefish ink.
Enjoy grilled octopus and a glass of wine at sunset hour, and don’t forget to taste Rozata, Dubrovnik’s popular creamy caramel cake!
Travelling to Dubrovnik from Ireland or mainland Europe is pretty straightforward. Get started by preparing your trip, checking entry requirements, and saving useful contact information. The good news, you’ll be able to pay in euros, so no need to exchange currencies!
Next step to your Dubrovnik business or leisure trip, book your tickets! Fill in your travel details, and that’s as easy as it gets with our smart online booking platform at Trazler. Save yourself some hassle by booking with us!
Finally, enjoy a couple recommendations and unmissable things to do in Dubrovnik. From the old town to the surrounding islands, enjoy the city’s picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views, and don’t forget unmissable cultural events and delicious traditional food! Get started with Trazler now!