I'm planning a trip in Europe this summer (by car or inter rail) and I've been reading and searching for information about many places, trying to figure out what I really want to see. I saw some pictures of Dubrovnik today and I was impressed. I wonder if any of you has been there, and what did you think of it.
Yup, it's a wonderful place and i can highly recommend it. Only problem can be it just get's overrun with tourists in summer, but that's par for the course in any city like that. If you have time, i'd recommend spending a few days island hoping down the coast as well.
I've never been there but after coming across some information on it about a month or so ago, I've definately added it to my list of places to go. It looks GREAT.
Does anyone know of the cheapest way to get there from...say...Italy? I'm tyring to put together a RTW trip and I'm looking into jumping over to Dubrovnik from Italy then up through Hungary and Austria.
I have plans for a trip at the end of this month. The cheapest way I found to get there is flying into Italy and taking the ferry. My trip will begin in Rome and take the ferry from Bari to Dubrovnik on Jadrolinija Lines. They also run a ferry from north Croatia (close to Trieste, short trek through Slovenia required) south to Dubrovnik. Also, there are plenty of privately owned residence to book a room in the area. This is a very helpful site http://www.dubrovnik-area.com. A rail system is not really feesable right now. There is a coach/bus line, but the ferry is supposed to be a better view though a little longer travel time. Here is the web site for Jadrolinija http://www.jadrolinija.hr. Every contact I have had with them has been very helpful and friendly. They were recommended to me and their ships seem to be in good condition.
Hope you decide to make the trip - I would like to compare stories!
Thanks for all the information, I'm looking forward for my vacations, hope I can make it to Dubrovnik.
This last summer I´ve been to Croatia.
I´ve done Rome-Ancona (something like 2 1/2 hours by train) and then by ferry to Split. Incredible city, worth to see.
Of course, from Split to Dubrovnic lots of buses everyday.
And you´ll always find cheap (but not allways very clean) private accomodation. (ZIMMER/SOBE)---> At the begining it´s almost a nightmare.
tiago...you mentioned in the begining you might go by car...I have a car and am planning a road trip...looking for people to join me.
Dubrovnik is just beautiful.
I visited some years ago (about one year before the conflict started in fact). I know it was severely damaged during the fighting but from what I've seen they've done a remarkable job of repairing the city.
Even though it gets swamped with tourists it's one of those placed you just have to see if you can - a bit like Venice!