Last Updated: 18th Jun 2014

<p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/95.jpg" class="rightwise" title="Dubrovnik old town classic pic" alt="Dubrovnik old town classic pic" /></p> <p>The historic fortress town of Dubrovnik is perched on a rocky outcrop jutting into the Adriatic Sea on the crystal clear waters of the Dalmatian Coast, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/croatia">Croatia</a>.</p> <p>A hidden gem of the touring world for many years, the town has shot to prominence over the past decade to become one of the worlds most desirable sea-side holiday locations and is well known as the &#8216;Pearl of the Adriatic&#8217;.</p> <p>The clear water along the coast reveals shades of blue and green that have to be experienced to be understood while the winding, steep, totally pedestrianised streets of the Old Town create a cool, totally relaxed atmosphere.</p> <p>A <a href="/contikipedia/articles/dubrovnik-cruise-croatia">cruise</a> off the coast of Dubrovnik is offered as an optional excursion on tours visiting the city.</p>