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Dubrovnik with 2 kids under 10?

My wife and are planning a trip to the Dubrovnik area in the second half of June 2016 with our two kids, 7 & 8 yrs old. Our plan is to explore this area for one week before spending time with family in Romania.

Interests: Explore old cities, hike, beaches, eat, drink wine

Questions:
1) Where to stay- Dubrovnik and or one of the islands?
2) Hotel/VRBO etc?
3) Transportation to explore-rent a car, public transportation or hire a local tour guide for various day trips etc?
4) Family friendly suggestions-beaches, hikes, museums, restaurants etc
5) Transportation to Romania- Cheap airlines? Train

Thanks in advance!

Posted by
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Dubrovnik's closest train station is a 4 hour bus ride away in Split. You should fly. Use kayak.com or skyscanner to find cheap flights.

Posted by
1710 posts

I like Dubrovnik and it would be fun to stay there. There's also a lot of small towns nearby (one that's nice is Cavtat) but I enjoyed staying in Dubrovnik. There's a beach directly adjacent to the old town area. We're not beach people so we didn't try swimming there. If you have an entire week, you definitely have time for 2 or even 3 nice day trips. You'll have to do a little research to figure out which ones interest you and it will obviously depend on the interests of your children, as they're pretty young. We used this tour guide for two long day trips during our time in Dubrovnik. He'll help you plan trips or simply drive you around to places of your choosing. He's really great. He drives safely and his car is large enough for your entire family. http://www.dubrovnikrivieratours.com

We stayed in an apartment there. It was very inexpensive and quite nice. Right in the middle of town. It looks like it's about $90 per night now, but I think it's too small for you. It's perfect for 2 adults and 1 child but would be a tight fit for 4 people. https://www.flipkey.com/dubrovnik-condo-rentals/p227743/