Explore, experience, enjoy

When you decide on Dubrovnik as your holiday destination you have a wide choice of options for activities and excursions. At the Berkeley Hotel we know that not all travelers are the same so it’s impossible to list all the activities which would be to everyones liking. Our friendly team is on hand to provide you with information and assistance in choosing and organizing activities whatever your taste or budget. Check out our Berkeley Blog where we will include information on various places to see and things to do.

Old Town of Dubrovnik

The historic Old Town of Dubrovnik is the main reason many choose to visit Dubrovnik. The small town surrounded by large medieval walls is a must see for all travelers who appreciate history and culture. Wandering through the maze of small streets and walking on the city walls you will be amazed at how well the town has been preserved throughout history.

Throughout the Old Town guests can visit museums, local art exhibitions as well as famous local churches and monuments.

A cable car operates from next to Old Town (Ploce) up to Mount Srd where you can experience breathtaking views over Dubrovnik.

The Old Town is less than 2.5km from the Berkeley Hotel and can be easily reached by local bus service which operates frequently from Gruz harbour.

Boat excursions

There is no better way to explore the surrounding Dubrovnik archipelago than hiring a private boat with skipper and visiting the islands at your leisure.

At the Berkeley we have a choice of motor boats which are available for half day or full day excursions in Dubrovnik.

Fairline Phantom 40 – luxury and style

Our luxurious motor yacht which can seat up to 12 people and is ideal for families and friends looking to spend the day island hopping. Offering large amount of outdoor space with flybridge, sundeck and outdoor seating you’ll make the most of all your time on board. Inside the boat is equipped with 2 cabins and 2 bathrooms, kitchen, fully stocked bar and coffee machine, LCD TV and DVD, stereo/CD player and more.

Max. 12 people

Quicksilver Activ 675 Sundeck - perfect choice for island hopping

This modern and powerful motor boat is just what you are looking for to spend a relaxing day island hopping. The boat has a huge front sundeck area (2m in length) which is ideal for stretching out in comfort and taking in the rays.

Available for half day or full day excursions. Prices include boat hire, skipper, fuel, use of snorkelling equipment, bottle of wine/champagne.

Length: 6.75m
Max. 6 people

Half day excursion (4 hours) from 230EUR

Full day excursion (8 hours) from 290EUR

Fishing excursions

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or a beginner, head out with our experienced fishing team on our specially designed big game fishing boat. Our boat ‘True Dream’ (Wellcraft Coastal 33) is equipped with all of the latest fishing equipment including the latest Shimano rods and reels.

The boat is available only for private fishing excursions for half day or full day trips and includes all fishing equipment and bait.

Half day fishing excursions (4 hours) from 625EUR

Full day fishing excursions (8 hours) from 1000EUR

Berkeley Hotel guests are entitled to 10% discount on fishing excursions.


Elaphite islands

Elaphite islands are true jewels of the Dubrovnik archipelago. This chain of islands between the Peljesac penninsula and the Lapad penninsula used to be a favorite destination for Dubrovniks aristocrats during the time of the Dubrovnik Republic. The remains of old churches, summer residences and basilicas are scattered all over the islands.

The Elaphite islands consist of a large number of reefs and rocks as well as eight islands and five islets: Daksa, Kolocep, St.Andrija, Lopud, Ruda, Sipan, Misnjak, Jakljan, Kosmec, Golec, Crkvine, Tajan and Olipa. Only three of the islands (Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan) are inhabited.

With their well preserved natural beauty and pristine clear waters, they are the perfect getaway from the city crowds.

How to experience it:

Take a local ferry operating in the morning (returning in the afternoon) fron Gruz harbour (5 min walk from the hotel) and explore on your own. If choosing local ferries we recommend you visit the island of Kolocep or Lopud.

Local agencies operate 3 island cruises which visit Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Price includes lunch on board boat. More information and prices are available at hotel reception. During the summer months these cruises can get very crowded so consider other options if you’re looking for something more relaxing.

Alternatively, hire a private boat with skipper. At the Berkeley Hotel we have our own selection of boats available for hire. Guests staying at the hotel are entitled to special discounted prices.

Ston & Peljesac Peninsula

The small town of Ston is located on the Peljesac Peninsula and is the location of the Ston Walls (the second longest city walls in the world after the Great Wall of China). The walls were recently restored and were re-opened in 2009.

This region is a gastronomical delight. In the waters nearby Ston there are oyster and mussel beds which deliver the best oysters and mussels in the Adriatic region (if not even in the wider Mediterranean region). However, the seafood is not limited to just oysters and mussels, and the restaurants in this region are well known for great seafood dishes.

Not only is the seafood great but the the Peljesac Penninsula is also becoming famous for its wines. Some wineries provide wine tasting while others require for all bottles opened and tried to be purchased.

The hotel is able to organize wine tasting excursions which include a stop at Ston to visit the town followed by wine and olive oil tasting at a local winery. Guests are also able to stop off at Ston or Mali Ston for lunch/dinner before returning to Dubrovnik.


The island of Korcula is approximately 2 hours drive from Dubrovnik and is seperated from the Peljesac Penninsula by the narrow Peljesac channel.

Korcula (town), located on Korcula island, consists of a magnificent coastal Old Town surrounded by walls and towers. Once in the Old Town, you will immediately recognise the Venetian architectural influence. The Old Town which is focused around St. Marks Cathedral also has various gothic, renaissance and baroque palaces which use to belong to Korcula`s aristocrats.

How to experience it:

Guided group tours operate throughout the week and include English speaking guide, 1 hour tour of Korcula, brief stop at Ston and brief stop at local winery.

Book a car with driver (english speaking) to take you on a private tour. This allows you more flexibility and comfort. Driver is also able to stop at Ston and local winery for wine tasting. Generally tour guides are not included in the price but can be arranged additionally.

Rent a car and explore on your own. Drive through the Peljesac penninsula to get to Orebic, and then catch a car ferry across to Korcula. Ferries between Orebic – Korcula operate frequently. On your way you can make a stop at Ston and one of the local wineries.

Mljet island

Mljet is the most beautiful and greenest of all islands located on the Adriatic Sea, and is regarded as one of the most attractive and most interesting cultural – historical pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is year by year becoming more popular among tourists from all over the world for its wonderful scenery.

The settlements of Polaca and Pomena are connected to the inland lakes by a system of forest paths. At the center of a large inland lake is another smaller island which houses a monastery and church.

Swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and walking through thick shades of forests will make your day on Mljet unforgettable.

How to experience it:

You can reach Mljet National Park by Nona Ana catamaran (fast ferry) from Gruž Harbour (5 min walk from hotel). Note that this catamaran only operates during the summer months.

Alternatively, hire a private boat with skipper. At the Berkeley Hotel we have our own selection of boats available for hire. Guests staying at the hotel are entitled to special discounted prices.

Lokrum island

Island of Lokrum is located in front of the Old Town, a great choice to spend a whole day or half day enjoyng the sun and sea. Because of its proximity to the Old Town it is also a great half-day getaway.

Lokrum island houses a monestary, fort which overlooks Dubrovnik and botanical gardens. It also has an inland salt lake (Dead sea) in which many visitors like to go swimming. Perfect place to find your own small cove to go swimming and relax. Lokrum also has a naturist beach.

There is a restaurant on the island which serves light lunches.

How to experience it:

Catch a bus into the Old Town then catch a ferry from the Old Town port across to Lokrum. The ferries operate frequently back and forth.