Greetings from Croatia’s premiere destination on the coast! Dubrovnik may have been overrun with cruise passengers around midday every day, but it still felt like a vacation from the vacation. The trick is to stay a few nights to enjoy the fortified city in the morning and evening in relative peace. For Game of Thrones fans, this is where they do a lot of the filming.
Travel tips: Dubrovnik posts a calendar online of how many cruise ships and passengers are scheduled to be in port each day; if you have flexibility, plan your arrival on less busy days. Also, be prepared for higher than average prices for this region (the downside of mass tourism).