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Escorted Rail Tours to Dubrovnik

An artistic Croatian city on the Adriatic Coast

A number of our Croatia holidays visit Dubrovnik which was founded in the first half of the 7th century by a group of refugees from Epidaurum, today's Cavtat. They established their settlement at the island and named it Laus. Opposite that location, at the foot of Srd Mountain, Slavs developed their own settlement under the name of Dubrovnik (named by "Dub" - a type of wood). The settlements were separated by a channel that was filled in during the 12th century, and since then the two settlements have been united.

At that time the city walls started to be built as a protection from different enemies - Arabs, Venetians, Macedonians, Serbs, etc. - who wanted to conquer Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik thrived in medieval times as Ragusa, a rival to imperial Venice. Citizenship was bestowed upon the skilled and the entrepreneurial. Much was destroyed in the earthquake of 1667, and later the city was overrun by the Habsburgs and Napoleon. However, Dubrovnik retained a strong sense of identity and artistic prowess.

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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro

Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoiled beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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13 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Classic Croatia & Adriatic Cruise

Be dazzled by the islands and cities of the sparkling Dalmatian Coast. Sample the delights of Split, the natural majesty of Mljet National Park and the eternal splendor of Dubrovnik before experiencing Dalmatia's most delightful beach and absorbing the quaint charm of Hvar. This cruise takes you through the beauty and brilliance of these coastal delights.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Premium Venice & the Dalmatian Coast

From romantic Venice, we sail across the Adriatic to explore the beautiful cities along the Dalmatian Coastline. Our ports of call include some of Europe's most enchanting fortified towns, pretty fishing villages and ancient ports, including Kotor in Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Mali Lošinj in Croatia and the Slovenian town of Piran.

Departs in September 2017.
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Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean

Combining culture, exploration and sightseeing, this wonderful Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Jade begins and ends in the romantic city of Venice. We explore the Dalmatian coast visiting Dubrovnik and Split, head to the ancient city of Athens and enjoy time at sea to make the most of the ship's excellent on board facilities.

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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro Fly:Rail

Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

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Premium Grand Voyage - Venice to Nice

Enjoy a truly grand voyage through some of Italy's most exulted locations as we sail aboard the MV Aegean Odyssey. Marvel at Venice's shimmering lagoon adorned by marble palaces and stately piazzas, experience Dubrovnik's charm and watch Mount Etna's monolithic glory approach as you sail towards Sicily. See the eternal grandeur of Rome and Florence on a cruise that inspires at every turn.

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Exploring Dubrovnik
Protecting the city-state through centuries of trade and torment has been St. Blaise, whose statue stands over Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old town. From here, you can walk right around the towers and bastions (entrance 30kn) of the high city walls, which takes about an hour.

At ground level, take a walk from Pile Gate down Stradun to the old harbour. You'll first come across the Franciscan monastery. Although rebuilt after 1667, the cloister is a Romanesque original from the 15th century. On the other side stands the dome of Onofrio's Great Fountain, built around the same time. Nearer the old harbour, the baroque Church of St. Blaise stands across Luza Square from the elegant Sponza Palace, formerly the Ragusa Mint. Inside you will find the Memorial Room of the Dubrovnik Defenders, with pictures of all those who died during the 1991 bombardment.

Also near the harbour are the Rector's Palace, the seat of government in the old republic; the Cathedral and Treasury; and the Dominican monastery, where the museum holds a few Titians and an 11th century Bible. The nearest beach is Lazareti, just past Ploce Gate; another, with more family-orientated attractions, can be found at Lapad, a short bus ride from Pile Gate.

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