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melly 08-14-2007 09:45 AM

http://images8.fotki.com/v154/photos...33/wave-vi.gifHello everyone,
Should we buy an excursion or is this port in walking distance to the ship?someone mentioned walking the wall?Can someone tell me anything about this?Can we walk there?How to get tickets?thanks so much if you have any suggestions. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

Raoul Fiebig 08-14-2007 10:00 AM

melly,

there are two ports in Dubrovnik:

1.) the main port (Gruz) where your ship is either docked or at anchor (if there are more ships than available berths, which happens fairly often). While you can walk over to the old town from there, taking a taxi or a shuttle bus (which some cruise lines offer) is probably a better option as it leaves you with more time in the old town.

2.) the old town where your is at anchor. The tender station is right by the old town and everything is within easy walking distance.

fruby 08-14-2007 03:58 PM

Hello,

Dubrovnick is a wonderful port to visit.

Even if you are not of the Jewish faith, a visit to the Dubrovnick Synaygouge is very interesting because of its history and cultural significance (walk up the stairs and see where the women sat).

But the most interesting thing to do in Dubrovnivck is to walk on top of the old city's walls. This is an unbelievable travel experience because from the top of the walls you look out to the Adriatic and over the city.

Wear comfortable shoes when you visit the fascinating city. As for transportation you should check with the ship's staff when you get on the ship, because some cruise lines have shuttles. You can do your own research and see this city on your own.

Hope that this helps.

Fred

melly 08-14-2007 05:40 PM

Thank you for the information.Do you know how to get tickets to walk the walls,and cost of tickets?

andrewj 08-15-2007 11:58 AM

The walls run for about 2km in total around the old city. There are several different places where you can get access to the wall (I remember signposting indicating where to go). One place is at the end of the main shopping street - if you are tendered ashore, you arrive at one end of the shopping street and the access to the wall is at the other end of this interesting street (about a 5 minute walk). You can buy a ticket as you enter the wall. The cost 2 years ago was a couple of Euros (even though they don't officially use the Euro you can use it in Dubrovnik). You can get off the wall at any of the several entry points. Best part is along the sea front.

Enjoy it - it's a great experience.

melly 08-15-2007 02:46 PM

http://images7.fotki.com/v157/photos...xthumbs-vi.gifThank so much.

operafan 08-19-2007 06:37 PM

Just got back from Eastern Med cruise and loved Dubrovnik.

I took a cab each time from the port to the old town. Holland America wanted $15 per person round trip; the cab was 10 Euros for entire cab (we got 4 people in it) each way, a much better deal.

DEFINATELY walk the wall. I think it cost 8 Euros and took over an hour to walk, If it's hot (it was 100o+), bring water and a hat!

I agree with the other poster: Visit the synagogue.


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