We're in Dubrovnik on a cruise stop (Monday, April 22) and fortunately it is one of the longer stops as we'll be in Dubrovnik until 22:00h. I'm aware when cruise ships are in town, it is "wall-to-wall" people. In the morning we're planning on taking a bus from the cruise port to the Lapad area (I hope I've got the name right), the peninsula to the northwest of the historic city. If the guidebook I have is up to date, I think Bus 4 runs from the cruise port and onto the peninsula. Once there, I'm assuming we can transfer to Bus 6 and/or 9 to see more of the area, and then travel on 6 or 9 into the city. As our ship arrives at 9:00h, after a couple hours riding/walking the peninsula, we plan to arrive at the historic city around 13:00-14:00h and spend the afternoon and evening there. This plan leads me to several questions:
- Do the bus routes I've noted 4, 6 and 9 run where I think they run and can a day-pass be purchased on the first bus we board that would be valid for our time in Dubrovnik (Also, is there an ATM near the cruise terminal where we can get local currency)?
- Does our itinerary make sense, e.g. morning away from the historic center, afternoon and evening in the center?
- Recommendations for lunch in the Lapad Babin Kuk, Boninovo or Pile areas?
- Recommendations for dinner in the historic city?
- What would be the best time to avoid a long queue for the gondola to Srd?
Thanks for any recommendations.