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Shore Excursion Points of Distinction:

  • Professional English-speaking experts to guide you through your journey.
  • Peace of mind in knowing that your excursions are carefully selected by skilled vacation planners.
  • A staff of experienced, excursion specialists expertly plans each tour and is dedicated to maximizing your time in each port.
  • Travel with premier, licensed and insured, tour companies aboard the best available, climate controlled luxury transportation.
  • In addition to our group departures, you may choose the Executive Collection – customized, private tours with highly personalized service.

GREEK ISLES & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Shore Excursions

Oceania Cruises shares our guests' passion for new discoveries and that has led us to create an award-winning program of shore excursions that explore the most historical, cultural and artisitic gems of all our destinations.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

A Day At the Beach

Tour Code: DBV-009
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Embarking your boat, sail towards the beach where you will enjoy a chance to relax and bask in the sunshine. En route, you will pass the island of Lokrum, the Fort of St. Lawrence and Dubrovnik's City Walls. Built between the 12th and 16th centuries, the City Wall is approximately one-and-a-half miles long and boasts four fortresses and 33 bastions. The isle of Lokrum has its fair share of history as well. The first written record of Lokrum was in 1023 in connection with the founding of the Benedictine abbey and monastery. According to legend, Richard the Lion Heart was cast ashore here after being shipwrecked in 1192.

Arriving at the beach, it's completely up to you how to spend your time. Perhaps you'll choose to swim in one of the cleanest seas in the world, sunbathe on the pebbled beach or just soak up the atmosphere from a comfortable spot in the shade. For your convenience and comfort, sun umbrellas and chaise lounges will be available.

Nothing goes better with a day at the beach like a light lunch to be served on the beach.

Following your time at the beach, you'll return to the Old City port by boat, where you may explore Dubrovnik's Old City on your own, with your guide indicating where to find your shuttle bus for your independent transfer back to the pier and your awaiting ship.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian in order to participate. It is recommended that guests wear a swimsuit, cover-up, hat and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. As you may get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items should be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items are the responsibility of the guest. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cavtat & the Walled City

Tour Code: DBV-003
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

A drive through the countryside surrounding Dubrovnik reveals a traditional side of Croatian life that is quite enchanting. As you tour the village of Cavtat, which was once a prosperous Greek and Roman colony, you'll notice a proud reverence for the old methods, whether it involves fishing or making handicrafts. You can almost feel time slow down as you wander the seaside promenade and quiet streets on your own.

Returning to the walled city of Dubrovnik, history is still prominent as you explore the heart of this medieval stronghold. Your walking tour here begins at the landmark Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old city and the beginning of its famous main street, the Stradun.

Along the way we visit the Franciscan Monastery, which houses the oldest still working pharmacy in Europe,opened 1317. Numerous works of art and old equipment from the pharmacy are also on display. In addition, will we visit the Dominican Monastery with its finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many local and Italian masters, the highlight is a painting by Tizian.

After the walking tour of Dubrovnik, enjoy free time to browse the shops and further explore the old town at your own pace.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour which involves moderate walking and 15 steps to climb.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Chairmans Choice: Cavtat & the Walled City

Tour Code: DBV-CC1
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 1/2 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Delight in the wonders of historic Cavtat and medieval Dubrovnik on this Chairman’s Choice tour has been exclusively re-designed for Insignia’s inaugural return to the Oceania fleet.

Your excursion begins in the walled city of Dubrovnik, where you will find history is still prominent in the heart of this medieval stronghold. Your walking tour here begins at the landmark Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old city and the beginning of its famous main street, the Stradun.

Along the way you’ll visit the Franciscan Monastery, which houses the oldest still working pharmacy in Europe, opened 1317. Numerous works of art and old equipment from the pharmacy are also on display. In addition, you will visit the Dominican Monastery which houses the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many local and Italian masters, the highlight is a painting by Tizian. Following your walking tour of Dubrovnik, you’ll have some free time to browse the shops and further explore the old town at your own pace before rejoining your coach for the drive to Cavtat.

Traveling through the countryside surrounding Dubrovnik reveals a traditional side of Croatian life that is quite enchanting. As you tour the village of Cavtat, which was once a prosperous Greek and Roman colony, you'll notice a proud reverence for the old methods, whether it involves fishing or making handicrafts. You can almost feel time slow down as you walk along the seaside promenade and quiet streets.

An added feature of your Chairman’s Choice tour is an inviting buffet lunch at the charming Galija Restaurant which overlooks Cavtat Bay. After lunch, enjoy some free time to stroll about before returning to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual, weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatian Culinary Experience

Tour Code: DBV-011
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Departing the pier, enjoy a scenic 30-minute journey through several quaint villages as you make your way to the charming bayside town of Cavtat.

In addition to offering a treat for the palate, today's excursion also provides a treat for the eye, as Cavtat is a delightful place graced by Mediterranean flora, picturesque architecture and the emerald sea.

At Galija restaurant, one of the town's finest eateries, you will gain insights into Mediterranean cooking under the tutelage of an expert chef. Don your apron and cooking cap and help prepare a delicious lunch, which will feature dishes such as prawns sautéed in honey, grilled calamari with feta cheese stuffing, and flambéed bananas with vanilla ice cream. A selection of local wines will also be served. Further enhancing your meal are the views afforded by the restaurant's beautiful terrace overlooking the bay.

If you crave a chance to explore Cavtat independently, you are in luck, as you will have the chance to do some independent exploring before rejoining your group for the transfer back to the pier in Dubrovnik.

Please note: There is minimal walking on this tour, mainly at the guests' discretion during free time in Cavtat. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Discovery Walks Tour of Dubrovnik

Tour Code: DBV-004
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

There is no better way to get acquainted with a city than on foot. With lightweight audio players and a detailed map this Discovery Walks program offers an easy walking tour of the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, at your own pace.

The Discovery Player is a full-stereo iPod which will allow you to explore the area's historic sights. The headsets or earpieces provided allow you to listen to all the facts and history of this memorable city while walking through the streets at your own pace. Simply consult the customized map to find each location and then go to the indicated number on the player for a detailed description of the site and its history.

The Discovery Player is yours for the day, so you can go as fast or as slow as you'd like. Follow the suggested Discovery Walks route or set out on your own adventure, moving about the city with ease following the detailed map and audio directions.

With more than 20 of the city's most important points of interest programmed into the player, your exploration of Dubrovnik's intriguing walled city is limited only by your personal wishes. From the liveliness of the city's most famous promenade, the Stradun, to the rich treasures and history of the cathedral and the imposing strength of the city's defensive walls, your Discovery Walks stroll through the ancient city of Dubrovnik will be the highlight of your visit to this wonderfully historic city.

Please note: Guests will need to complete a Program Equipment Receipt and present a photo ID (such as a driver's license) when picking up their Discovery Player. Additionally, any iPod(s) not returned to the ship's Destination Services Desk in good working order will be assessed a Lost/Damaged item fee to the guest's onboard account in the amount of $200.00 per iPod.

The cost of the tour does not include a transfer to, from or around Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik & the Croatian Riviera

Tour Code: DBV-002
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Begin with a scenic drive through fertile Konavle Valley, stopping for a light snack of traditional specialties at a local restaurant. Then it's on to the enchanting seaside resort of Cavtat. Once a prosperous Greek and Roman colony, it is now more relaxed and quite charming, making it a preferred destination for the area's many yachtsmen. Enjoy walking along the beautiful seafront promenade, browsing in the shops, and enjoying the view from a seaside café.

A picturesque drive then takes you to the Old Mill Ljuta before returning you to the heart of Dubrovnik, the main street known as the Stradun. So many of the city's attractions are right here, including several monasteries, and the elegant 16th century Venetian Gothic Sponza Palace, once the city's customs house and notable for its fine courtyard columns and elaborate stone carvings. Dubrovnik's famed symbol of freedom, a carved figure of an armored knight, adorns the Orlando Column in a nearby square. At the end of your walking tour, you will have time for shopping or exploring other sites within the walled city.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour which involves moderate walking. This tour provides a wonderful overview, but does not include interior visits in the old town.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Diving Experience

Tour Code: DBV-014
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 6 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Your tour begins when you board your minibus at the Dubrovnik pier and head out on a short coastal drive to the Mlini seaside resort. The Dubrovnik diving Aquarius is a great new diving center located on the Dubrovnik Riviera in the idyllic village of Mlini. The dive center is located on a small peninsula surrounded by a small harbor and nice beaches. Fully equipped with tanks, masks, fins and snorkels, the diving center has all the equipment you may need for a great diving experience, or you can bring your own personal gear. Divers will need to show their PADI certification in order to participate on this tour.

Following a great day of diving in the Adriatic Sea, your minibus will take you back up the coast to Dubrovnik and your awaiting ship.

Please note: This excursion is limited to certified divers who have been on a dive within the last two years. Certified divers must present a valid C card in order to participate and will be required to sign waiver in order to participate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests should be in good physical condition. Swimwear under a cover-up and flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua socks are recommended. The minimum age to participate is 18 years old. A waiver is required in order to participate in this tour and those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

East Meets West: Mostar & the Old Bridge

Tour Code: DBV-019
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 10 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Your day begins with a drive inland through the lush Neretva Delta area en route to the Bosnian city of Mostar. The entire area is peppered with the remnants of cultures and civilizations that have shaped the multi-faceted society found here today.

Initially, you'll drive along the coast to Neum-Bosnia and Herzogovina's only toe-hold on the Adriatic. From there, you'll head east, through the picturesque Neretva River Delta and over the highway to Mostar. This lovely city, bisected by the Neretva River, grew up under Turkish rule and developed a flourishing economy in its role as an important trade center on caravan routes. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the graceful single-span Old Bridge is a startlingly beautiful landmark, as well as a moving tribute to the people's determination to rebuild their lives after independence.

During your visit, you won't want to miss the the loud, colorful bazaar where traditional handicrafts are sold, and the chance to step inside a mosque to see Islam in practice. A visit to a typical Turkish house offers an enlightening glimpse into the simplicity of life in southern Bosnia. There will be free time afforded here to do some exploring on your own and purchase lunch.

Rejoining your group, you'll head back down the valley, stopping at the fortress-town of Po?itelj. Perched on a hillside above the river, the town has become a respite for artists and a well-preserved example of eastern architecture.

Please Note: This tour includes a significant amount of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps, inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Full Day Car

Tour Code: DBV-C08
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 8 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 2 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

Tour Code: DBV-M08
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 8 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 12 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Full Day Van

Tour Code: DBV-V08
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 8 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 6 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Half Day Car

Tour Code: DBV-C04
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 2 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Half Day Minibus

Tour Code: DBV-M04
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 12 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Executive Collection Half Day Van

Tour Code: DBV-V04
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

PRICE is per vehicle

This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

Capacity: 6 guests

PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Highlights of Dubrovnik

Tour Code: DBV-001
Tour Length: 3.45H
Tour Effort: Moderate

Your tour of this lovely medieval city begins with a panoramic drive to an elevated viewpoint where magnificent Dubrovnik and its Riviera spread out before you. It sets the stage for the wonders below, which you will soon reach via the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old walled city and the beginning of its main street, the Stradun.

On your walking tour, you will visit the Dominican Monastery & Church with the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many of the local and Italian masters, the highlight is a painting by Tizian. The Cathedral is built on the remains of another one built in the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by an disastrous earthquake. Today its treasure contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe.

As your walk continues, you will pass the elegant 16th century Venetian Gothic Sponza Palace, once the city's Customs house and notable for its fine courtyard columns and elaborate stone carvings. In the adjoining square stands the Orlando Column with a carved figure of an armored knight, the symbol for the city's freedom. Afterwards, enjoy free time to browse the shops or explore further on your own.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour which involves moderate walking and 25 steps to climb. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Oceania Exclusive - Cavtat & the Walled City

Tour Code: DBV-003OE
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Oceania Exclusive Tour

For those travelers who prefer an added measure of intimacy and flexibility, we are pleased to offer our new Oceania Exclusive tours. With a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum capacity of just 16 guests, each tour benefits from a higher level of personal attention and the added flexibility and agility that come from traveling in a small group.

Oceania Exclusive tours are available for a specially selected number of tours in almost every port we visit, in every corner of the world.

A drive through the countryside surrounding Dubrovnik reveals a traditional side of Croatian life that is quite enchanting. As you tour the village of Cavtat, which was once a prosperous Greek and Roman colony, you'll notice a proud reverence for the old methods, whether it involves fishing or making handicrafts. You can almost feel time slow down as you wander the seaside promenade and quiet streets on your own.

Returning to the walled city of Dubrovnik, history is still prominent as you explore the heart of this medieval stronghold. Your walking tour here begins at the landmark Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old city and the beginning of its famous main street, the Stradun.

Along the way we visit the Franciscan Monastery, which houses the oldest still working pharmacy in Europe,opened 1317. Numerous works of art and old equipment from the pharmacy are also on display. In addition, will we visit the Dominican Monastery with its finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many local and Italian masters, the highlight is a painting by Tizian.

After the walking tour of Dubrovnik, enjoy free time to browse the shops and further explore the old town at your own pace.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour which involves moderate walking and 15 steps to climb.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Oceania Exclusive - Highlights of Dubrovnik

Tour Code: DBV-001OE
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Oceania Exclusive Tour

For those travelers who prefer an added measure of intimacy and flexibility, we are pleased to offer our new Oceania Exclusive tours. With a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum capacity of just 16 guests, each tour benefits from a higher level of personal attention and the added flexibility and agility that come from traveling in a small group.

Oceania Exclusive tours are available for a specially selected number of tours in almost every port we visit, in every corner of the world.

Your tour of this lovely medieval city begins with a panoramic drive to an elevated viewpoint where magnificent Dubrovnik and its Riviera spread out before you. It sets the stage for the wonders below, which you will soon reach via the Pile Gate, the main entrance to the old walled city and the beginning of its main street, the Stradun.

On your walking tour, you will visit the Dominican Monastery & Church with the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in Dubrovnik. Among many of the local and Italian masters, the highlight is a painting by Tizian. The Cathedral is built on the remains of another one built in the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by an disastrous earthquake. Today its treasure contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe.

As your walk continues, you will pass the elegant 16th century Venetian Gothic Sponza Palace, once the city's Customs house and notable for its fine courtyard columns and elaborate stone carvings. In the adjoining square stands the Orlando Column with a carved figure of an armored knight, the symbol for the city's freedom. Afterwards, enjoy free time to browse the shops or explore further on your own.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for this tour which involves moderate walking and 25 steps to climb. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Panoramic Dubrovnik & Countryside

Tour Code: DBV-021
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

Venture into the enchanting countryside south of Dubrovnik, passing several villages before stopping at an old mill, where you will discover a traditional way of life.

Depart from the pier for a leisurely drive that follows the southern Dalmatian coast. Although leaving Dubrovnik behind, you will still catch glimpses of its medieval walled Old Town, which juts provocatively into the sea. This part of Croatia is stunningly beautiful and punctuated by craggy bluffs, hidden coves and panoramic views of the aqua-blue Adriatic.

Ahead, perched on a wooded peninsula, lies the small harbor town of Cavtat, a less crowded, more serene version of Dubrovnik. Backed by brooding mountains, it too exudes history through its cobbled streets and red-roofed, centuries-old buildings. Originally settled by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C., Cavtat is best known for its magnificent Renaissance-style Church of St. Nicholas, which graces the waterfront.

Traveling into the fertile Konavle Valley, you will stop at an old stone mill powered by the Ljuta River. Here, you will discover how locally grown corn and flour were milled using traditional methods. This part of Croatia is also known for its production of wool and silk, which was usually hand-embroidered into clothing.

While at the mill, you will also enjoy a traditional Croatian snack of smoked ham, cheese and homemade bread, accompanied by a glass of the characteristic wine produced here. Following your visit, you will transfer back to the pier, following a scenic route.

Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Panoramic Dubrovnik, Village Life & Wine

Tour Code: DBV-005
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Easy

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik." Today, he may very well add that Dubrovnik is the place to come for all those who wish to renew themselves and their faith in human nature.

Begin with a scenic drive to the Stradun, the famous main street that runs through the heart of the Old Town. Here, your experienced local guide will start you off with a lovely walking tour of this utterly charming city. A prominent and historic community located on the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik was founded by joining two small settlements. One is located on a rock to the south of today's city and Dubrava, a settlement at the foot of Srd hill. At one time, a strip of wetland separated the two parts of the town, but the land was reclaimed in the 12th century, serving to unite the city around a plaza which is today known as the Placa or Stradun. Later, two harbors were built on each side of the isthmus, and the prosperity of Dubrovnik has long been based on sea trade. As you make your way through this jewel of a city, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will understand why it has gained the nickname of "Pearl of the Adriatic." Following your escorted walking tour, free time will be allowed to further explore on your own before it's time to rejoin your coach and travel to the Konavle Valley.

After a picturesque drive through the countryside, you'll arrive at the village of Komaji where you'll visit a local vineyard and winery owned by the Crvik Family. A unique opportunity awaits you here to taste some of the finest wines from this region and meet wine producer, Mr. Andro Crvik who will give an informative presentation about his wines and wine producing in this area of Croatia. Continuing on from here, it's a short drive past several other quaint villages to the delightful town of Cilipi where you'll stop at a typical country home. Here, you'll meet the Novakovics family, who have lived in their traditional home for many generations, producing grape brandy, olive oil and wine in the same manner that their ancestors did. Before returning to the pier in Dubrovnik, your gracious hosts will treat you to a tasty snack of local favorites that can only be experienced in the real homes of these villages while being entertained with some traditional "Dalmatian" music and songs performed by a group of local musicians and singers.

Please note: This tour consists of moderate walking activities and is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Hats and comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Riviera Cruise, Cavtat & Old Town

Tour Code: DBV-016
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 6 1/4 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Your tour begins from the pier with a drive over the new panoramic road to a viewpoint where views of Dubrovnik and its Riviera can be enjoyed. Continuing on, you'll make your way to the picturesque seaside resort town of Cavtat, which was the Ancient Roman City of Epidaurus. Over the years, this picturesque town has been a favorite destination for sailors and yacht enthusiasts. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to take a walk along the seafront promenade or enjoy a coffee in one of many cafes located along the coast.

Next, you'll board a motorboat and depart Cavtat, sailing along the eastern coast of the Dubrovnik Riviera back to Dubrovnik's Old Town Harbor. From here, you'll continue with a guided walking tour of the area before making your way to the Nautika restaurant where you'll be treated to lunch. Located on Pile Square and protected by the fortresses of Bokar and Lovrijenac, this charming restaurant with its two terraces above the sea will offer you magnificent views as well as tasty local specialties.

Following lunch, you'll make your way back to the pier, along the way visiting the Franciscan Monastery whose cloister ranks among the most inspiring sites of the city, the oldest still working pharmacy in Europe (opened 1317), and the Cathedral which is built on the remains of another one built in the 12th century that was destroyed in 1667 by an disastrous earthquake. Today, the Cathdral's Treasury contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver in Europe.

Please Note: This tour includes a significant amount of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps, inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. In the case of inclement weather or sea conditions, the boat ride between Cavtat and Dubrovnik will be replaced with a coach transfer. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. On days when the Monastery is unavailable, guests will visit the Rupe Museum instead.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Riviera Cruise, Old Town Highlights & Cable Car

Tour Code: DBV-015
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 6 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Boarding your tour boat, you will set-off on a cruise along the Croatian Riviera, passing along the Lapad Peninsula and further on, the magnificent City Ramparts which look very impressive from the sea side.

Your scenic cruise ends in the Dubrovnik Old Town Harbor where you will find yourself at the beginning of Dubrovnik's most famous street - the Stradun. From here, your local guide will lead you through the charming streets of this remarkable town. A visit will be made at the the Cathedral whose treasury contains one of the finest collections of gold and silver pieces in Europe.

Following your guided walking tour, you will have some free time in the Old Town before rejoining your group for lunch in one of Dubrovnik's charming restaurants. After lunch, continue on foot with your guide toward the Cable Car Station, situated in the vicinity of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to the Cable Car Station, you will board the cable car and travel to the top of Srd hill, where you will be treated to a panoramic view of Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Afterwards, you'll descend by cable car and then make your way back to the pier by coach.

Please Note: This tour includes a significant amount of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps, inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Snorkeling Experience in Dubrovnik

Tour Code: DBV-017
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 6 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Your tour begins with a short transfer by minibus from the Dubrovnik pier to the Mlini seaside resort. The Dubrovnik-diving Aquarius is a great new diving center located on the Dubrovnik Riviera in the idyllic village of Mlini. The dive center is located on a small peninsula surrounded by a small harbor and nice beaches. Fully equipped with masks, fins and snorkels, the diving center has all the equipment you may need for a great snorkeling experience, or you can bring your own personal gear. The dive center has a pier for boarding your boat and it will be fully equipped with safety and first-aid gear and life jackets.

After enjoying great day of snorkeling in the Adriatic Sea, your minibus will be waiting to transfer you back up the coast to Dubrovnik and your awaiting ship.

Please note: Participants should be good swimmers and be in good physical condition. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Swimwear under a cover-up and flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua socks are recommended. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. A waiver is required in order to participate in this tour and those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Silk Tale

Tour Code: DBV-020
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Silk is one of the oldest textile fibers known to mankind. During the Roman Empire, it was sold for its weight in gold. In Konavle Valley, near Dubrovnik, women keep alive the ancient craft of silk production, not for profit but for the sake of tradition and this excursion gives you the unique opportunity of not only learning about the history of silk and observe this cultural endeavor, but also produce your won silk thread.

Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll make the scenic drive to the Konavle region. The silk thread produced here is mostly used for embroidering the beautiful national costume of the region. In the 1990s, during the war in Croatia, the Konavle Valley was occupied by hostile forces and many of its houses were sacked and burned down. Along with the houses, hundreds and hundreds of handmade national costumes were lost. At the conclusion of the war, the women of Konavle decided to start from scratch so that they could leave a piece of their beautiful heritage for future generations. They started making the costumes even when they were still refugees. Several volunteer groups were formed to help with this endeavor.

Today, you will not only observe these women as they explain and demonstrate the whole process, from cocoon boiling, to thread reeling, dyeing, plying, reeling, weaving, and embroidering, you'll also be able to produce your own silk thread in this same age-old, traditional manner. The thread you produce will actually be used later to embroider new costumes.

Afterward, enjoy the hospitality of a host family in the village and connect with some of this ancient country's profound cultural values before rejoining your coach and returning to the pier in Dubrovnik.

Please Note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking; however, the venues are generally not wheelchair accessible and therefore; wheelchair guests are discouraged from participating in this tour. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Story of Dubrovnik

Tour Code: DBV-012
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)
Tour Effort: Strenuous

Begin with a brief coach transfer to the lower station of the Dubrovnik Cable Car. Built in 1969, the cable car was used by visitors and locals alike for a chance to take in beautiful views of the city and surrounding area. When war came in 1991, the cable car was destroyed and remained in disrepair until its recent restoration.

Arriving at the top of Srdj hill, disembark the cable car and enjoy a short orientation before proceeding to the nearby war museum, where you will learn about the 1990s invasion of Croatia by the Serbs and Montenegrins.

After a pleasant stroll and refreshments enhanced by the majestic views, you'll take the cable car back down the hill and then walk to the Ploce Gate, the eastern entrance to the Old City, where you'll begin your walking tour of the city. View the Dominican church, the 15th-century Rectors Palace, the Church of St. Blaise, and the Cathedral, which is built on the remains of the old Cathedral that was destroyed in the earthquake of 1667. Another highlight you'll view is Sponza Palace, notable for its columned courtyard with elaborate stone carvings.

Next, discover the Croatia of 1,500 years ago with a memorable visit to the 5D Visia museum. Here, you will be mesmerized by a multimedia presentation that tells the story of the arrival of the Croatian people and the founding of Dubrovnik.

Take advantage of some free time to further explore Old Town Dubrovnik on your own, before it's time to rejoin your group and return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes extensive moderate to strenuous walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are stairs and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Walled City & Artists' Visits

Tour Code: DBV-013
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 6 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Leaving the pier, your coach travels along the city's Riviera to Pile Square. Since the old city center is not accessible by motor coach, you will proceed from here by foot.

Walking down the main street of Dubrovnik, step back in time to the period when the city was an independent republic. Learn about local history as your guide points out city highlights, such as Franciscan's Monastery, the Dominican Monastery and Rector's Palace. At the store called the House of Dubrovnik, your guide will offer an interesting explanation of old city customs.

Your guided tour will end with a visit to the "Atelier Romana," home of one of the most distinguished contemporary artists of Dubrovnik, Romana Milutin Fabris. Enjoy her brilliantly colorful paintings of the local scenery while sipping a traditional Croatian welcome drink.

Following your visit, enjoy some time to further explore the ancient streets on your own. Then, it will be time to re-board your coach and journey to the village of Mihanici, viewing the hamlets of the Konavle Valley en route. Arriving in Mihanici, you will appreciate its genuine village atmosphere. For a memorable look into what makes Mihanici and the region special, visit the home of painter Mijo Sisa Konavljanin, a self-taught artist who was born in Konavle.

Meet the talented artist and be treated to a glimpse of his gallery. Then, sip a glass of homemade brandy before savoring a lunch of traditional specialties at the Sapro country estate.

Having enjoyed a real taste of Croatia, you'll return to Dubrovnik and your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Walking the City Walls

Tour Code: DBV-018
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 3/4 hours)
Tour Effort: Moderate

Leaving the pier, your guide will first lead you to the Pile Gate, where your special walking exploration of Dubrovnik's Old Town and its wall begins.

The old city of Dubrovnik and its walls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its ramparts are remarkable intact. The circumference of the walls cover over 1.5 miles and serve to embrace the environs of this historic old city.

Ascending the stairway (approximately 50 steps) at the Pile Gate, you'll reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along its length. Along the way, you'll see the Minèeta Fortress, St. John's Fortress, Bokar Fortress and the Maritime Museum which presents the historic maritime heritage of the local area with an array of artifacts and documents from antiquity to present day.

Reaching the Stradun, the center of Old Town, you will have approximately one hour of free time to explore the town independently before boarding your coach for the return transfer to the ship.

Please Note: Total walking on this tour covers approximately 1-mile, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are steps, inclines and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests who wish to visit the Maritime Museum while on the tour will need to pay the entrance fee separately. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.