We'll stop at Dubrovnik on a cruise April 2019. Has anyone taken a small group (say 4-10 people) tour of Dubrovnik that they would recommend. We'll be in port from 9:00 hr to 22:00 hr. Also, we'd prefer to have dinner in the city rather than on the ship and any restaurant recommendations would be appreciated.
I can't recommend a small group tour; I took a larger group tour in June 2018 that was good - but probably larger than what you are looking for. However, I HIGHLY recommend Kotun restaurant in Dubrovnik (its in the RS Croatia/Slovenia book). My meal was a lovely seasonal salad, then black pasta with sweet peppers and little shrimp. Great service, lovely setting. I got there early, but reservations are necessary later in the evening.
The walled part of Dubrovnik is so small that it's easily navigated without the need of a tour guide (the main drag is probably less than 1/2 mile from end to end). With 11 hours to spare, you'll have time to see just about everything, but look up closing times of major attractions such as the city walls, cable car, etc, so that you can pace yourself accordingly.
I can't recommend a restaurant since it has been years since I've been to Dubrovnik. All I remember is very high "tourist" prices.
Hopefully this will help identify the highlights:
We were in Dubrovnik last week at the end of our RS "The Best of the Adriatic Tour." We took an outstanding walking tour with the delightful Roberto de Lorenzo. He is featured in RS Croatia & Slovenia Guidebook. It was a very informative 2+ hours. firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile 091-541-6637. He can tailor a tour to your interests.
Our favorite restaurant in Dubrovnik was Kazbek. Mediterranean cuisine. We ate in the gorgeous courtyard. Lovely ambience, great service and delicious food. We had a wonderful appetizer, grilled Tuna, vegetable and a luscious chocolate soufflé and ice cream. The wines were also excellent. It was a memorable last evening in this amazing city.
Kopun and Azur both great restaurants in Dubrovnik. . . . both recommended by RS
Both are hard to find, but get a map and ask . . . worth the effort!