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Rent a car in Dubrovnik and discover this gorgeous, popular resort by the sea in the Czech Republic. The setting of King's Landing in Game of Thrones, its Old Town is a marvel to behold. Plus, with car hire in Dubrovnik, you'll be able to explore the length of the nearby coast and even take day trips to other stunning countries. You'll see so much more than the average traveller here, and appreciate why this city by the Adriatic Sea is so special to visit.

It's your choice: Where to go in Dubrovnik

There are plenty of things to do in Dubrovnik no matter where you stay, and a car will set you up for seeing everything the surroundings have to offer. Stay in the Old Town and you'll be at the heart of many of the city's best sights, including the Dominican Monastery and the walls surrounding the quarter. Lapad is a quieter, green neighbourhood which sits next to the gorgeous, mighty Velika and Mala Petka Forest Park. There are many wonderful places to eat at here, and you'll get away from the busier areas. The Babin Kuk quarter is ideal for easy access to many of the region's most splendid beaches, including the large and popular Cobacabana. Meanwhile, Cava Beach here gives a more secluded feel and is perfect for enjoying a drink in the sun as you watch the waves.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

The Dubrovnik Game of Thrones connection has put it on the world radar in recent years, and there are plenty opportunities to get close to the familiar settings from the show. Many of the visitor centres in the Old Town have information on guided tours, which will show you all the best settings. Drive to Port Gruz, a glamorous locale which was a popular retreat for the city's wealthy inhabitants in the 19th century. You'll recapture this ambience as you admire the boats and eat at wonderful Dubrovnik restaurants. Roland's Column is one of the enduring symbols of the city, sitting below the City Bell Tower in a charming setting on Placa Street. It's in the Old Town, along with the Gothic-style Sponza Palace which has long served as a vital commercial centre in Dubrovnik. Be sure to try the Dubrovnik cable car too for picture perfect moments above the great city.

Important info about Dubrovnik

The local cuisine is undoubtedly one of the greatest pleasures of visiting this city. Focused around fresh seafood, you can savour the tastes of seafood platters including various locally caught fish and mussels. Oysters are another favourite, especially when washed down with Korčula wine from the region. Ston cakes are a curious dessert made with pasta as a filling, yet are absolutely delicious and worth seeking out in the local bakeries. Of course, renting a car in Dubrovnik allows you to get out and see the dazzling surroundings of the city. The dramatic cliff views out across the glistening blues of the Adriatic, as well as the lush local parks and forests, will inspire you on your trip. Temperatures remain warm virtually year round with the thermometer rarely dropping below 10°C even in the middle of winter. Highs of 30°C or more are common in the middle of summer. Spring and autumn can be an ideal time to visit if you'd prefer to beat the crowds and avoid the intense heat.

Weather in Dubrovnik
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Country Croatia
Language Croatian/English
Currency Euro
Time-Zones CEST
Country Code +385

Good to know

There are a number of bays for parking in Dubrovnik near the Old Town, as well as an underground garage at Zagrebačka ulica. Gruz Port has a number of free parking areas to make use of. In terms of driving regulations, you'll drive on the right and overtake on the left in the Czech Republic. Documents you'll need to keep on you are your driving licence, passport or national ID card, proof of insurance and rental registration. You'll also need to keep a first aid kit, high-visibility vest, headlamp beam deflectors and a warning triangle handy. Seat belts are mandatory and 90km is the usual speed limit, or 130km on motorways, unless otherwise specified. If breathalysed, any blood alcohol content is forbidden and so, as always, it's best to completely avoid alcohol when driving.

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What to visit in the surroundings of Dubrovnik

This is a gorgeous city set in a beautiful location, so you'll want to get out and explore the area when you rent a car in Dubrovnik. Split is a three-hour drive to the north, another alluring coastal destination which is particularly popular for sailing and beaches. If you're interested in including another country on your trip, Mostar in Bosnia is just a two and a half hour drive from Dubrovnik, with medieval architecture and the chance for adventures such as rock climbing. Shkodra in Albania is four hours away, and is famous for its grand religious buildings such as Shkodër Orthodox Cathedral and the Ebu Beker Mosque. Each of these fabulous and exciting destinations can be reached easily by car. With your Dubrovnik flight booked, you can start planning how you'll see all these inspiring destinations on your holiday.

What to bring to your friends from Dubrovnik

There are many locally produced products you can bring back as a souvenir or gift from Dubrovnik. They're sure to delight your loved ones or remind you of a fabulous trip. Local wines are affordable and of excellent quality, whether reds or whites, such as those grown on the nearby sun-drenched islands. Lavender is a more novel gift reminding you of the smells of the fields surrounding Dubrovnik – and it's easy to transport home. Crafted goods such as bags, hats and shoes are often of very good quality and are easy to find at the small boutiques in the Old Town. You may come across spicy Becherovka liqueur in the bars and restaurants on your trip, another top gift idea.