Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
Look for a sign that reads "Cold Drinks with the Most Beautiful View," pointing up a terraced street. It will lead you to this scenic bar-an actual hole in the wall-where café tables are spread out among tiny footholds in a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Be careful: only a thin iron railing shields you from the drop-off.
Of the 17 churches in Dubrovnik's Old Town, this tops the list for its Baroque dome and three soaring naves. Titian's polyptych The Assumption hangs behind the main altar, and a treasury holds 200 relics, some of which date back to the 11th century.
The Gothic-Renaissance residence now houses the Museum of Dubrovnik, whose collection includes artifacts-old coins, coats of arms, and furnishings-from the city's prosperous past. Look for the rare statue of Saint Blaise by 15th-century Croatian sculptor Ivan Duknovic.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.