Exploring Dubrovnik: Your Complete Guide to the Dubrovnik Pass

Are you planning a trip to the enchanting city of Dubrovnik? Heard about the Dubrovnik Pass but unsure if it suits your travel plans? Let’s explore if it’s the key to saving you both time and money.

Dubrovnik Pass: All you need to know

What is Dubrovnik Pass?

Dubrovnik Pass is a tourist card that provides free access to various attractions, free local public transport and many discounts on different tours and activities in Dubrovnik. The pass includes 1-time free entry to the City Walls (Lovrijenac fort is also included), Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik Natural History Museum, Franciscan Monastery Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum, House of Marin Držić, Archaeological Exhibitions,  Dulčić Masle Pulitika Gallery, The Pulitika Studio & Bukovac House.

It can be a convenient way for visitors to explore Dubrovnik’s rich cultural heritage and attractions while saving money on entrance fees and other expenses.

Is Dubrovnik Pass worth buying?

Even if you are planning on visiting only the city walls, it can be worth buying the pass. The price of the 1-day pass is 35 euro, the same as the ticket for the City Walls, except the pass also includes 24 hour free public transport (regular daily bus pass price 5.3 euro), and is activated from the moment you first use it in the bus. Included in the price are also museums, galleries and discounts for other popular attractions. More about the discounts the pass includes later in the text. 

The Dubrovnik Pass is great to have for all history buffs, culture enthusiasts and everyone looking to explore Dubrovnik’s rich cultural heritage and stunning attractions. Please note the pass is valid for a single entry only. That means, unfortunately, if you buy the 3 day or 7 day pass, you will not be able to revisit the city walls or any other institutions included in the price.

The Dubrovnik Pass might not be a good option for travellers who have already experienced the Dubrovnik city walls or have little interest in exploring the cultural sights. Dubrovnik Pass also might not be as valuable for children for example, as the price for city walls is 15 euro for kids aged 7-18, and free of charge for kids under 7.

If you are on a budget, or wish to only enjoy the sun and the sea, you might be better off not buying it. If you like the idea of public transport thats included with the pass, you can buy the local bus pass for 1 day (5.31 euro) or for 3 days (11.95 euro). 

How much does the Dubrovnik Pass cost?

The price of the Dubrovnik Pass depends on the number of days you purchase it for. 1 day pass costs 35 euro. 3 day pass is 45 euro. 7 day pass is 55 euro. 

Kids under seven get free entrance to museums and galleries, when accompanied by an adult holder of Dubrovnik Pass. Older kids, teens and students pay the same price for Dubrovnik Pass as adults (no price discounts). 

Difference between Dubrovnik Pass types?

1 day pass is valid for 24 hours upon activating. 3 days pass is valid for 72 hours upon activating. 7 days pass is valid for 168 hours upon activating.

Dubrovnik pass is activated with the first visit to any cultural institution or by picking up a bus ticket for public city transport. That means you can buy the 3 day pass as early as April, even if your holidays are not until June, and only when you first use it the 72 hours period starts. 

Different discounts apply to different pass types. Read more about the specific discounts that are included in the pass in the sections below. 

Unlocking Adventures: Top 9 Activities with the Dubrovnik Pass

GOT or Dubrovnik inspired Escape Room

Engage in the ultimate Game of Thrones activity & save Dubrovnik’s alter ego King’s Landing. It is definitely the most thrilling GoT experience you can have in town, and must-do for any fan. 

For those interested in exploring more about the history & culture of the place, we recommend Dubrovnik legends, a game inspired by true facts & events from the times of Dubrovnik Republic. This unique experience is a perfect blend of fun, team challenge and educational component, as you learn more about the significance of this fascinating tiny state-town.


Guided Tours of Old Town (history, GOT, food)

Dubrovnik Bucket List specialises in offering historical walking tours, Game of Thrones tours and a Wine & Dine tour. Dubrovnik Pass holders get 20% discount for cash and 10% discount for online payments. See more info about the tours on their website.

Guided city walls tour

Dubrovnik Local Guides offer 20% discount for online bookings of their Dubrovnik City Walls Tour.  The tour is organised in small groups (maximum 8 guests) and lasts 2 hours, which means you will have a more personal experience. The tour does not include City Wall tickets. More info on their website

Boat tours, wine tasting, full day tours

Dubrovnik Coast Online offers a selection of half and full day excursions: Blue Cave & submarine tunnels by speedboat, wine tasting in Konavle, gastronomy tour, full day Mljet island tour with boat, full day Montenegro tour, full day Mostar & Kravice waterfalls tour. They also offer private transfers from/to the airport, to Mostar/Sarajevo, to Split/Plitvice/Zagreb and Kotor/Budva/Podgorica. 

Dubrovnik Cabrio Bus Sightseeing Tour

Dubrovnik Cabrio bus departs from Pile, and takes you over the bridge, stops in Gruž, Hotel Lapad, Post office Lapad and Hotel Palace. Buses go every 2 hours, starting from 10am up to 19:30 (las bus). You can get in on any of the 5 stops along the way. The bus tour takes around 1h 20 minutes.

Dubrovnik Food Story

Dubrovnik Food Story is a blend of history and gastronomy with a friendly atmosphere. They offer different good food tours in small group setting (2-12 people). The meals are authentic, fresh and local. They also have a special tour for wine lovers and those willing to enrol in a traditional cooking class. Find out more on their website

Dubrovnik with an Archaeologist

Experience Dubrovnik history with an experienced archaeologist. Discover the secrets of military architecture, metallurgy, weaponry, trade, and church history as you explore Minčeta fortress, an underground foundry, and the city walls. Find out more

Variety of boat tours, land & wine tours

Rewind Dubrovnik by boat ​offers a range of private boat tours to Mljet island, Ston, Elaphiti Islands (with Blue Cave visit), underwater scooter safari, wine tour to Elaphiti, private Dubrovnik sunset tour. They also offer Dubrovnik Food & Wine tour, Jewish tour of Dubrovnik, zipline tour and many others. Full list and description of the offer are on their website.

Karaka Historical Cruise Ship

Karaka ship is a historical replica vessel that offers various cruises and tours in Dubrovnik. It’s designed to resemble the traditional sailing ships that once plied the waters of the Adriatic Sea. The Karaka ship provides a unique experience for visitors to explore Dubrovnik’s coastline, nearby islands, and filming locations from Game of Thrones. Their offer incudes: Game of Thrones Cruise and Walking tour, Dubrovnik Republic cruise and walking tour, Panoramic cruise around Old Town Dubrovnik by Karaka, Elaphiti island cruise. 


Discovering Heritage: Cultural Experiences with the Dubrovnik Pass

Dubrovnik City Walls

The Dubrovnik City Walls offer stunning panoramic views of the city and the Adriatic Sea, providing a unique perspective of Dubrovnik’s beauty and history. Walking along the walls also allows visitors to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walls are impressive and among the best-preserved fortifications in Europe, and are definitely a must-do in Dubrovnik.


Rector’s Palace

Visiting the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik offers a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history as the seat of government during the Republic of Ragusa. It showcases the elegant architecture of the Renaissance period and houses a museum with exhibits on Dubrovnik’s political and cultural heritage

The Franciscan Monastery

The Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik is a must-visit for its stunning architecture, serene ambiance, and rich history dating back to the 14th century. It houses one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and features a beautiful cloister, library, and museum with valuable artifacts and artworks.

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum in Dubrovnik provides an insightful journey into the city’s seafaring history, showcasing maritime artifacts and exhibits that highlight its rich naval traditions. As a major maritime republic, Dubrovnik (then known as Ragusa) had a powerful navy that played a crucial role in its trade dominance and diplomatic relations with other Mediterranean powers. It was one of the world’s foremost maritime forces of that time, and its naval strength was integral to its success as a city-state.

Etnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum in Dubrovnik offers a glimpse into the cultural heritage of the region, showcasing traditional crafts, costumes, and artifacts. While it may not be as well-known as some other attractions, it provides valuable insights into the rich history and customs of the area, making it worth a visit for those interested in cultural exploration.

War Photo Museum

War Photo Limited is a museum in Dubrovnik dedicated to showcasing the impact of war through powerful and poignant photography. It features exhibitions that document the realities of conflict, providing insight into the human experience during times of war.

Dubrovnik Natural History Museum

The Dubrovnik Natural History Museum offers a glimpse into the region’s diverse natural environment, showcasing its flora, fauna, geology, and ecology. If you have an interest in nature and want to learn more about the local biodiversity, it’s definitely worth a visit. It is a good place to visit with kids, especially until September 2024, when they have a special exhibition on animals. 

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, also known as the Dubrovnik Summer Games, is an annual cultural event held in the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It takes place from mid-July to mid-August and is one of the oldest and most prominent festivals of its kind in Croatia. The festival features a diverse program of music, theater, dance, and other performing arts, with performances held at various historic venues throughout the city, including the Dubrovnik Cathedral, Rector’s Palace, and open-air stages in the Old Town. The festival attracts both local and international artists and audiences, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Dubrovnik and providing a platform for artistic exchange and expression.

Folk Ensemble Linđo

Folklore Ensemble Linđo is a unique cultural brand of Dubrovnik, which represents a rich traditional culture, musical and dance heritage of the Dubrovnik region and Croatia. Linđo is actually favourite and best-known folk dance in the areas of Dubrovačko Primorje, Župa and Konavle. It is definitely worth seeing. 


Lazareti is a complex of historic buildings in Dubrovnik that once served as quarantine facilities. Today, it’s a cultural center hosting various events, exhibitions, and performances, contributing to the vibrant arts scene of the city.

Red History Museum

Explore modern Croatian history through the lens of the socialist Yugoslav system and its impact on society, politics, culture, and economy. The museum aims to examine, valorize, and showcase the social, design, architectural, and artistic heritage of that period through occasional exhibitions and interpretation in a contemporary context.

Love Stories Museum

This is a unique attraction that explores love through various exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. The museum welcomes contributions from visitors who want to share their own love stories or mementos. This museum is unique as it allows you to become a part of the exhibition.

Savor Every Bite: Dubrovnik Pass for Foodies

Nestled on the beautiful peninsula of Lapad, Dubrovnik offers a compelling alternative to the bustling Old Town. With its serene beaches, plentiful activities, and a range of accommodation options, Lapad beckons travellers seeking a more relaxed and convenient stay.

In this guide, we’ll explore why choosing Lapad for your Dubrovnik stay is the best decision you can make.

Arsenal – Restarant & Coffee House

Popularly called gradska kavana by the locals, it is a very trendy place to have coffee & cake while overlooking Stradun. Behind the coffee house is also a restaurant with big terrace overlooking the old harbour. This is one of the upscale restaurants, with excellent service and delicious food. 

Lokanda Peskarija Restaurant

Great seafood restaurant with decent portions and prices in the Old Town. It has a big terrace overlooking the old harbour and sea view. The food is usually fresh and tasty, staff knowledgeable and helpful. 

Mea Culpa Pizzeria & Trattoria

Great pizza place that even the locals visit & enjoy. You can’t go wrong with pizza. 

Konoba Nava

Very good local restaurant with good prices & tasty food. 

Taj Mahal Old Town & Hotel Lero

Serving traditional Bosnian cuisine that is very flavourful and filling, it is not recommended if you are on a diet 🙂 Seriously, everything is delicious, there is an abundance of meat and different traditional salty pastries on the menu. 

Choose between 2 locations: Taj Mahal Old Town (Michelin recommended) & Hotel Lero. The latter is a bit bigger, and easier to get a table. You get discount on the menu and wine list. 


Restaurant Poklisar

Mediterranean restaurants with live music every day. Located in the old port, can get quite busy.

Chihuahua Cantina Mexicana

Mexican restaurant in Lapad bay, close to the beginning of the beautiful promenade. It is cosy and far away (3km) from the hustle and bustle of Old Town. One of my favourite restaurants as a vegetarian who doesn’t eat seafood.

Nature Lovers: Explore the Outdoors with the Dubrovnik Pass

Lokrum Nature Reserve

Lokrum is a small island located 10 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik Old Town. It is a picturesque island, known for its lush vegetation and clear waters. It is a perfect escape from the city crowds and heat, good for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation away from the hustle.
Designated as a nature reserve, it offers scenic trails, secluded beaches, botanical gardens and many peacocks walking around. Game of Thrones fans will love taking their picture on the original Iron Throne used to film the show, while history buffs will enjoy visiting the King Richard Lionheart Museum, who supposedly shipwrecked here.

Mljet National Park

Mljet Island, located 1 hour north from Dubrovnik, is a peaceful place with beautiful nature. It is actually the greenest island of Croatia, and part of it is a National Park. It has green forests, clear water, two saltwater lakes and the legendary Odyssey Cave. It’s perfect for people who want a quiet getaway and enjoy hiking, biking or just being in nature. 

Dubrovnik Pass exclusions

Dubrovnik Pass does not include the cable car, trip to Lokrum (discount available for multi-day passes), Red History museum entrance (discount available), War Photo Limited (discounts available), and Homeland War Museum. 

There are also other interesting attractions that are valuable to see but not included in the ticket, such as: Sponza Palace, the Cathedral and its treasury, Dominican Monastery, Saint Blaise Church.

Dubrovnik Pass also does not include bus tickets to Cavtat or other out-of-town locations.  Only local, city transport is included.  

Where can I buy the Dubrovnik pass?

The Dubrovnik Pass can be purchased online on the official Dubrovnik Pass website or at various tourist information centers (Dubrovnik Tourist Board Pile, Gruž & Lapad) throughout the city. Additionally, many hotels and travel agencies in Dubrovnik offer the pass for sale to their guests.

After you buy the pass, you receive a QR code that you use to enter to different attractions or receive discounts.

You can also download the accompanying app. Dubrovnik Card App gives you information about attractions and offers in Dubrovnik. It shows you attractions and offers near you (if you enable notifications and Bluetooth) so that you don’t miss anything Dubrovnik has to offer .


What's your favourite thing to do with Dubrovnik Pass?

Whether you opt for the Dubrovnik Pass or not, the city’s beauty and charm are bound to captivate you. Enjoy your stay and soak in the enchanting atmosphere of this historic gem on the Adriatic coast.

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