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.
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.
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.
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.