- Q: What is the weather like in Dubrovnik?
A: The weather in Dubrovnik is typical to the Mediterranean climate. Warm to hot summers, with mostly mild and rainy winters. July is the hottest month in Dubrovnik with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F) and the coldest is January at 4°C (39°F). November gets the most rainy days. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 25°C (77°F). To best prepare yourself for your trip, it is recommended to check the 10-day weather forecast for Dubrovnik. Please click at the following link
- Q: Is it safe to travel to Croatia/Dubrovnik?
Croatia and Dubrovnik are perfectly safe destinations for travellers to visit and explore, even at late hours at night. Pickpocketing, theft, robbery and other crimes are almost unheard of, except in the larger capital city Zagreb. Be extra careful when travelling in crowded local buses or in crowded areas, especially at popular tourist attractions where there are many local and foreign tourists. You can safely walk in any town during the day and at night, but as with anywhere in the world, stay alert and use common sense. Lock your belongings and important documents somewhere safe, and do not keep any valuables in plain sight.
- Q: Do I need a passport or visa to travel to Croatia?
A: Yes you do need a passport to travel to Croatia. However, a visa is not required, unless your visit extends a period of 90 days. If you do not have a passport, please make sure you get one. If you have a passport, make sure to check the expiration date. Some of the regulations have recently changed. It takes longer for the US government agencies to issue passports, so give yourself at least 3 months to apply for new, or to renew the one you have. Current regulations require that your passport be valid for the entire duration of your trip and at least 6 months after your return date. If you’re not an American citizen, you may need a travel visa. Check with your country's Croatian embassy or your own country's travel requirements.
- Q: Is there a lot of walking or other physical activities on an average day?
A: While there is a good bit of walking in and around cities, beaches, vineyards, and more, Captivating Croatia Tours are flexible enough so that, if you find necessary to skip some of the activities, you can do so without a problem. If daily physical activity is a concern, you should contact Captivating Croatia Tours directly, so that we can address your concerns. In general, be sure you have comfortable footwear and clothing for walking and standing at various times throughout the day.
- Q: What type of food should I expect to find in Croatia?
A: South Dalmatian people enjoy a tasty variety food and quality wines. The Dubrovnik region is no exception, and is swimming in rich gastronomy. Enjoy a variety of fish caught fresh from the Adriatic Sea, charcuterie platters featuring thin slices of smoked Dalmatian ham and aged cheeses, savor meat stew often served with hand made gnocchi, and more Croatia specialties. The flavors are reminiscent of those found in other Mediterranean nations, such as Italy and Greece, but with a distinctly Croatian flair.
- Q: Will I have a problem communicating in English?
A: Most people in Croatia are fluent in English. If you stick to the main tourist areas, communicating in English will not be a problem. But, if you want to embrace the culture and win a few brownie points, learning a few basic words in Croatian is something the locals will appreciate.