Incentive Travel Destination Guide: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, in Croatia, is known as “The Pearl of the Adriatic” and has it all; beautiful sea, medieval architecture, exotic islands and lots of history! Located in the region of Dalmatia, the city is currently used as a set for the popular Game of Thrones city of “King’s Landing”. Dubrovnik is an ideal incentive travel destination and we go into detail as to why below.

5 top reasons
• Medieval architecture: Old Town and City wall a must to see!
• Easy going to walk around
• Safe
• Beautiful beaches & island
• Extraordinary open air activities to do

Weather
A mix of humid subtropical with a Mediterranean climate, Dubrovnik has a summer feeling throughout the year!
The coldest month is January and the warmest August. Winter activities are not applicable and Summer activities are ideal from May until October. Their rainy period is November and December and should be avoided during this time for incentive travel trips.

Month | Average Temperature (c)
January – 18.4 | February – 24.1 | March – 23 | April – 26.3 | May – 32.9 | June – 35.7 | July – 36.3 | August – 38.4 | September – 33.5 | October – 30.5 | November – 25.4 | December – 20.3

Flight
Non-stop flights depart from London Gatwick (operated by Monarch, British Airways and Norwegian Air) as well as Stansted (via Easyjet) and take about 2.5 hours.

Where to Stay
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
A 5-star luxury hotel set in a historic building close to the City Wall entry, this is the perfect location and service you are able to find in town!

Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel 5*
A beachfront hotel that won the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2016 and the Tripadvisor 2016 & 2017 Travellers choice award will certainly make your group stay unforgettable! The only downside is that hotel is not as close to the Old Town as Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik.

Activities
The Buggy Safari experience
After taking the cable car, the buggy safari is an exhilarating experience of mountain exploration and beautiful views of the new city. We recommend to bring an extra t-shirt…..& don’t forget wipes too since you will get dirty, but it’s worth it, we promise! Groups from 10 – 100 are able to enjoy the activity together.

Kayaking Sunset experience
A 3-hour experience with a beautiful backdrop, this is a must do in Dubrovnik! The calm water means this activity is an easy-going undertaking for any visitor. Possible to be done at any time, the best time is a summer time start at 5pm to be able to take in the breathtaking sunset. Groups from 4 – 300 are able to do this wonderful experience at once.

Wine tasting at D’vino Wine Bar
This special wine bar has a great selection of local wines as well as fantastic tapas food & friendly staff that entertain your group during your visit. The sommelier has a genuine passion for wine and is a local which makes the difference when looking for an authentic experience of Croatian culture. We recommend to have a relatviely small group if you decide to try wine tasting so your guests can all be in the same group (4-14 people). If this doesn’t suit your group size, you can hire the whole bar for 50 people.

Fine dining at Panorama Restaurant, 1836 Dubravka Restaurant & Nautika Restaurant
Great local food is certainly a must on any incentive trip and these 3 restaurants all belong to the same chain that will wow your group. All restaurants have a unique location and the food is superb and varied.

Best group size
Small groups from 10 to 300 attendees will make the most of this superb destination with outstanding landscape and activities!