From Saturday, July 9th until Sunday, July 17th
[FREE] Dubrovnik city walls walk exclusively with name-tags, for participants coming the weekend before the course and/or staying for the weekend after the course. The city walls are considered to be one of the most grandiose fortification monuments in Europe and are an example of how fort architecture developed. There are three entrances to the city ramparts: on Stradun by the Pile gate, by Fort St. Johns and by Fort St. Luke, Od sv. Dominika street. Working Hours: 8:00-19:30h (8am-7:30pm)
[FREE] Boat ride to Island of Lokrum exclusively with name-tags, for participants coming the weekend before the course and/or staying for the weekend after the course. Lokrum is a nature reserve and a special forest vegetation reserve just 15 minutes’ boat ride from the Old Town port. You can also visit the small Game of Thrones museum there and you can check out does it hurt to sit on the throne. (schedule)
[FREE] Entrance to the Dubrovnik Museums for all participants exclusively with name-tags. These include: Cultural History Museum (Rector’s Palace): 9:00-18:00, everyday; Maritime Museum (Fort St John): 9:00–18:00, Mondays closed; Ethnographic Museum (Rupe/The Holes Granary): 9:00–16:00, Tuesdays closed; Exhibitions “Early Medieval Sculpture in Dubrovnik and environs” and “Revelin- Archaeological Research/Spatial Development/Foundry” (Revelin Fort): 10:00–16:00, Wednesdays closed.
Sunday, July 10th: “Dubrovnik Night” – live open-air concert, 22:30h
[FREE] Traditionally, after the opening ceremony of the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival on Sunday, July 10th, in organization of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourism Board, there’s a concert on Stradun (main street of The Old Town). Every year, in cooperation with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, an appealing concert begins at 22:30h in front of St. Blaise Church, after the great firework, for all Dubrovnik residents and their guests. This year, join for the great party with greatest Neno Belan & Fiumens Band (Croatian pop-rock) hits and enjoy the unique atmosphere of “Dubrovnik Night”.
Monday, July 11th: “Dubrovnik Smart City” – presentation & ice-breaker, 19:00h
[FREE] City of Dubrovnik Development Agency has offered to present to the course participants a comprehensive Dubrovnik Smart City project, in order to extend smart solutions to the entire city area of Dubrovnik. It will be arranged in the Restaurant Mimoza, along with a dinner and a drink for course participants.
Tuesday, July 12th: Evening in Babin Kuk, 21:00h
[OPTION] Carpeted with shrubs and trees, Babin Kuk peninsula at the northern end of the Lapad peninsula provides more of a resort experience than a cultural or urban experience. The southern end of Babin Kuk contains Dubrovnik’s longest beach, the Copacabana, a pebble beach that is well-equipped for a day of sun and sea. There is a lovely coastal walk around the eastern side of the peninsula that ends around the Orsan Yacht Club at the foot of Lapad. The walk is particularly enchanting at sunset. There is an option to arrange dinner in Pivnica Dubrava. If you take the local bus Libertas no. 6 and go all the way to the last stop, you’ll be at Babin Kuk.
Wednesday, July 13th: Game of Thrones walking tour, 17:00h
[OPTION] There is an option to arrange Game of Thrones walking tour (1.5-2 hours), but the price depends of the group size: 3-15 people 180 Kuna (24 EUR), around 20 people 135 Kuna (18 EUR), and 40 people and more 100 Kuna (14 EUR); all prices per person. The sign-up sheet will be distributed on the first day of the course.
Thursday, July 14th: Fi(ni)sh your HRP, 21:00h
[OPTION] Need to finish the final presentation and report for your HRP? First you should gather some strength from seafood and simple fish dishes, meals that could be found on the tables of local fishermen families decades ago. There is an option to arrange dinner in Tavern Lokanda Peskarija, nested under the city walls of Dubrovnik in the picturesque ambiance of the old city harbor. From its terrace you can enjoy magnificent view of the St. John’s fortress.
Friday, July 15th: Farewell hangout at Danče beach, 18:00h
[FREE] Nearest to the course venue is Danče beach, behind the convent, where water polo club Jug originates. There you will mostly find locals enjoying the sunny day or playing water polo as a part of the Wild league. The beach itself is made of rocks and concrete terraces and there is no natural shade on it. If you are going to Danče, bring your own parasol or avoid staying there when the sun in at it’s peak. There is a small drinking place with affordable prices of local beer, wine and juices for you to enjoy.
Saturday, July 16th: Island of Lokrum – boat excursion, 9:00h
[FREE] Cursed island, rich in legends, natural reserve with experimental botanical garden, some say this is the closest thing to Mysterious Island of Dr. Moreau. Free boat ride to Island of Lokrum for all participants exclusively with name-tags. Lokrum is a nature reserve and a special forest vegetation reserve just 15 minutes’ boat ride from the Old Town port. You can also visit the small Game of Thrones museum there and you can check out does it hurt to sit on the throne. (schedule)
There are many exciting ways one can explore Dubrovnik’s rich history, beautiful natural setting and stunning architecture or one can just chose to relax and soak up the unique Mediterranean atmosphere of the old city. Nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Croatia and the Mediterranean.
To help decide from many options that are available, one can get in touch with one of the reputable travel agencies in Dubrovnik or visit some of the many dedicated web sites. Only a short trip away from Dubrovnik Port by ferry are some of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic such as Mljet, Korcula and Lastovo.