Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

Excursions from Dubrovnik

If you are based in Dubrovnik, make sure you take time to see more of Croatia with a journey inland or along the coast, starting right from your hotel, our Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens.

Day trips to nearby islands and sights 

Ask at the hotel reception about recommended day trips and prepare to be amazed by the beauty of Croatia’s marvelous nature.

This natural reserve with rich botanical gardens and a former Benedictine monastery is just a short boat ride away from the city’s Old Town. Here, you can enjoy secluded rocky beaches partially covered with the shade of ancient pine trees as well as activities such as biking, hiking and pristine nature. 

Within this archipelago of 13 islands only 3 are inhabited. The cruise takes place in a beautiful replica trading ship from Dubrovnik and along the way you will discover hidden sandy bays with lush green forests.

Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti islands. At this peaceful destination, you can really enjoy the silence and soak up the sun. It is filled with former summer residences of old Dubrovnik nobles as well as numerous churches, monasteries, and gothic and renaissance summer residences.

The most interesting island in this group is Lopud, with its unique sunny cove and the famous beach Šunj. Its red tinted sand and shimmering blue water has inspired travelers for centuries.

Most of the island of Mljet is covered by a thick pine forest and is a National Nature Park with 2 salt-water lakes – Malo and Veliko Jezero.

Ston & Pelješac
This exclusive excursion gives you a real taste of the region. Start with sampling local oysters in Mali Ston, and then tasting some of the wines from the Pelješac region, renowned for its Plavac Mali, a local take on Zinfandel.

Island of Korčula
Discover the hometown of Marco Polo, the world-famous trader and explorer, who traveled the world 3 times over. The town of Korčula on the island of Korčula is where the Polo family has been living since the 13th century. This is one of the most charming Dalmatian islands, where you can see the traditional sword dance, Moreška.

Sunset Riviera Cruise
This excursion includes a pleasant panoramic boat ride in the area surrounding Dubrovnik, between the Elaphiti islands.

This area offers a scenic journey through cane fields, wet meadows, sand beaches, karsts and caves, as well as one of the most important Christian sanctuaries in this part of the world. The best time to visit is in August, during the celebration of the Assumption of Our Lady.

Explore the beautiful untouched nature of the Neretva Valley and the ancient town of Mostar, in the neighboring country Bosnia and Herzegovina. This cultural old town has countless winding backstreets and mosques. Magnificent remains from Austro-Hungarian times, such as the gymnasium and city baths, add to the grandeur of this beautiful city.