Dubrovnik Old Town & City Walls Tour

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As proposed in the Conference schedule we invite you to experience the pearl of the Adriatic coast and its extravagant history built in the the Old city itself and famous Dubrovnik city walls. This unique opportunity will dazzle you with its beauty and way of life Dubrovnik has.

• DATE:                                   Wednesday 14.05.2014
• DEPARTURE POINT:               Hotel Croatia, Cavtat
• DEPARTURE TIME:                 16:00
• DURATION:                             2 to 2.5 hours
• PRICE FOR PARTICIPANTS:     25 EUR per person


TOUR INCLUDES:

• transfer from hotel Croatia to Old Town Walls and back at two departure time at 08:00 and 16:00;

• professional experienced tour guides;
• entrance fee to Old town walls;
• experience of the set of Game of thrones where Kingslanding came to life.

Admire the impressive architecture and discover the history that made Dubrovnik famous. Explore magnificent monuments, buildings and palaces, including the City Walls, one of the most famous and recognizable features of Old Town Dubrovnik. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, runs uninterrupted for 1940 meters encircling the city, consisting of a series of forts, bastions, casemates, towers and detached forts.


City Walls of Dubrovnik, one of the most harmonious and best preserved municipal walls on the Mediterranean. They protected the freedom of Dubrovnik Republic for centuries. They surround the entire Old City with their 1940 meters of length and up to 25 meters of height. The whole City Wall complex was built from the 8th until the 16th century, consisting of an inner and outer section. There are five bastions, 3 circular and 12 square and rectangular towers, two corner towers, and one huge fortress. Place where famous Game of Thrones series was filmed. Walking along the city walls you will enjoy breathtaking views over Old Town Dubrovnik, Island Lokrum and the Adriatic sea.



Hotel Croatia - special offer

EnergyCon 2014 will take place in Hotel Croatia Cavtat, located across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik. Hotel Croatia Cavtat is the leading five-star resort and conference hotel in the South Adriatic, nestled in a forest and surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation.

Special rates for the participants have been arranged:

Double room - bed and breakfast - 125.00 EUR
Single room - bed and breakfast - 115.00 EUR


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The reservations can be made here by filling out the given form:

Accomodation


All flight and accommodation inquiries and tourist arrangements, are handled by our partner, the travel agency Ulix.


Hotel has reserved a limited number of rooms for the participants and the reservation requests will be served on a first come, first served basis.
To avoid potential problems with accommodation, we strongly recommend making reservations at the earliest possible convenience.


The location of the Hotel Croatia is shown in the map below.
Hotel Croatia (5*)
Address: Frankopanska 10, 20210 Cavtat

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Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. An ancient city of about 30.000 inhabitants is located in the far south of Croatia. Dubrovnik's reputation and attractiveness are based on its rich culture, history, beautiful clean sea and gastronomical offer. The Old town, with numerous highly valuable churches and other sacral objects, the city walls, and fortresses, testifies to its rich history and is considered a living monument. Dubrovnik became one of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
History
Legend says that the city of Dubrovnik was founded in 8th century, but because of inconclusive evidence its history cannot be traced before 10th century. In late 12th century older settlements were joined into one urban unit by a city wall complex. dubrovnik old map In 1358 Dubrovnik liberated from Venetian rule, which was crucial to the successful further development. Golden age was the period of the Dubrovnik Republic (RESPUBLICA RAGUSINA) in 15th and 16th century when Dubrovnik was the most significant maritime and mercantile center of the Adriatic, alongside Venice and Ancona. Dubrovnik Republic had no army of its own. Its defensive mechanism was diplomacy and maintaining neutrality in international conflicts. In that period Dubrovnik reached magnificent levels in its urban and architectural development, literature and poetry, science, art and many other fields. 17th century was a critical for Dubrovnik Republic due to the general crisis in Mediterranean maritime affairs and the catastrophic earthquake in 1667. In 1808, Napoleon dissolved the Dubrovnik Republic and in 1815, at the Vienna Congress, Dubrovnik region was joined to the other parts of Croatia.
Sightseeing

There is a great number of places to visit in Dubrovnik. Whether you love history, architecture, sea, nature or you are a gourmand, there are plenty of options to choose from. city walls


Architecture and historical sites
Click here to see picture and short description of some most popular architectural and historic sites like City Walls, Stradun, Onofrio Fountain, City bell tower, Sponza Palace, Church of St. Saviour, Cathedral of the Assumption, Dominican Monastery, Srd-Panorama and Museum, Lazaretto and Old city harbor, Fort Lovrijenac, and so on.


Nature and beaches
Dubrovnik and its surroundings consist of many beautiful beaches and places for those who love nature and beautiful landscapes. You can visit them in your own arrangement or through banje beach organized trips, - e.g. boat excursions. The town is surrounded by verdant Mediterranean vegetation, many olive tree plantations and vineyards, lemon and orange trees. The air is enriched with scents of laurel and rosemary which grow around them.

Croatian sea is known for its cleanliness and quality. According to the European Commission and European Environment Agency, it is ranked at the very top of the table, right after Cyprus, followed by Malta and Greece.


Click here to see some of most popular beaches and natural attractions.
Gastronomy
Dubrovnik was a big merchant and cultural Mediterranean center visited often by travelers who brought various spices and herbs as well as new ways of food preparation. Today, there are many restaurants in Dubrovnik, offering a great variety of dishes.
Most of them offer traditional Dalmatian cuisine, which contains mostly fish and seafood. Clean, rich and unpolluted sea provides great variety of fresh fish, mollusks lunch fish (octopus, squid, cuttlefish), crustaceans (shrimps, lobsters) and shellfish (mussels, oysters, date-shells). These are prepared in many different ways but mostly with olive oil, vegetables and self-sown herbs found near the sea. This is why this cuisine is considered to be very healthy, besides being extremely tasteful.
There are also some restaurants offering freshwater delicacies. River Neretva flows near Dubrovnik and its delta is famous for numerous orchards and vegetable fields. River Neretva is rich with eel, frog and fish. Each species can be prepared using some of the famous gastronomical recipes of the area.
If you prefer meat, then you should visit some of Dubrovnik restaurants that serve continental food. Some of specialties are lamb, especially boiled or baked on an open fire, Green Menestra – mixture of fresh green and yellow cabbages with mixed meat (prosciutto, lamb and sausages), roast beef, Dalmatian stew (Pašticada) with gnocchi, domestic prosciutto with olives and goat cheese.
All of this should be accompanied with top quality Dalmatian wines that have been highly esteemed since ancient times. vine Some of the most rewarded are Dingač and Postup from Pelješac, Pošip and Grk from Korčula, as well as Dubrovnik’s Malvasia from Konavle, Marastina from the island of Lastovo, and last, but not least – Prošek, a sweet dessert wine to make the experience complete.
Many of these restaurants will also make something special per your request. There are many places where you can order international cuisine, including French, Mexican and Chinese. Fast food restaurants, pizzerias and small restaurants serve simple Dalmatian food and dishes of other cuisines.
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