3/21/2014

Spring Bucket List In & Around Dubrovnik

Not another Insider's guide, we promise!
Sometimes it helps to take and outsider's perspective on what makes a destination special. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so behold the favorite spots, activities and selected secrets that are "just right" for your spring break in Dubrovnik:


THE CLASSICS


1. Take a walk around the Old City Walls
This should be on everyone's to-do list and it's no secret why. Climb the centuries old fortresses originally designed to protect the city, and admire the rooftop view of the UNESCO-protected Old City.
TIP: It is easier to enjoy historical sights from high above before the temperatures hit their usual summer peaks. 

2. Aim high from the Scenic Cable Car
For a truly picture-perfect moment, dare to reach serious heights with the popular Cable Car.
Available year-round, in one hour intervals each day, this scenic car has become a Dubrovnik must in the last few years.
TIP: Mornings are best to avoid crowds and ensure best views and optimal photo-moments (for selfies, of course).



THE INs

3. Be spotted sipping a late at Dubrovnik's most fashionable terrace cafe
Hotel Excelsior's Piano Bar offers THE best views of Old City. Enjoy the spring sunshine
with a light Adriatic breeze humming from the sea directly in front of the hotel.
TIP: Wear a pair of dark shades so you can scan the area for celebs.

4. Have a memorable meal at the posh Victoria Restaurant
Victoria Restaurant is among the most-visited culinary addresses in Dubrovnik. Renowned executive chef Thierry Caruel – who cooked at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding – fuses Mediterranean and international flavours to create exquisite masterpieces. The extensive wine list features select vintages from around the world.  
TIP: Ask about the signature dish Darme of Turbot Croustillannt - Served with asparagus, langoustine, clams, fricassee of chanterelle mushrooms and champagne creamed sauce





THE OUTs

6. Be taken away by Croatian Wine at Korta Katarina
Take a day trip to one of the most renowned wineries of South Croatia, located on Peljesac Peninsula. Enjoy wine tastings and incredible vistas from the family estate vineyards.
TIP: Ask about the special 7-course tasting menu where every delicious item is pared by one the award-winning wines from the KK estate. 

7. Take a day tour of Konavle, the hinterland of Dubrovnik.
Enjoy exploring the contrasts and exceptional beauty of the predominantly rural region preserving the ancient traditions of the area. The mountains and valleys are spotted by green hills and naked stone. This area is peaceful and serene, perfect for relaxation in the nature.
TIP: Slow down and breath in the clean air, stress-free surroundings and the good-old way of life.



Have a personal favorite of your own that didn't make the list?
Let us know in the comments or through social media!


3/10/2014

Spring escapes, mini-breaks and more
















 "Location, location, location!" - is a phrase we are only too familiar with, especially when it comes to holiday planning. The new millennium, however, emphasizes the importance of another commodity, namely Time. Along with finding your dream location, holiday shopping is all about timing...be it for the perfect deal, greatest value, best flight connection etc.

With that in mind, we invite you to start dreaming early!
Spring is around the corner, and with it a chance to plan a mini-holiday before the crowds set in.

Spring in Dubrovnik is a special time when you can truly take in the quiet beauty of the Old city and the clarity of the Adriatic sea, all the while enjoying the fresh scent of mimosa trees in bloom.

For your perfect spring city escape to Dubrovnik, we've created a shortlist of our best deals:

1. SPRING SUITE DREAMS - Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Starting at 200€ per night, enjoy luxurious nights at the sea view Executive Suite, breakfast included. For extended stays of 4 nigths and more, we'll throw in a complimentary return transfer to/from the Dubrovnik airport.

2. DUBROVNIK DELUXE - Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
The ultimate sightseeing package! Get a three day stay for two, access to every major cultural sight Dubrovnik has to offer, a personal guide to show you the around the city and more!
Prices from €267 per night.

3. DUBROVNIK AT A GLANCE - Grand Villa Argentina
Enjoy Dubrovnik to the fullest with this 3 night package including breakfast, Dubrovnik Card allowing access to most important cultural sights AND a access to the popular Dubrovnik Cable Car!
Prices from €157 per night 

All offers redeemable through our website: www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com/en/special-offers/
For more on Dubrovnik in Spring visit http://experience.dubrovnik.hr/
For flights to Dubrovnik visit Croatia Airlines at www.croatiaairlines.com