Flights to Dubrovnik: Flights to Croatia from the UK
Flights to Dubrovnik from which airports in the UK?
Over recent years, the historic city of Dubrovnik has grown to become one of the most popular summer-sun destinations for British holidaymakers, rivalling even some Spanish or Greek resorts.
UK Flights to Croatia
From London, it's possible to get to the Croatian port from both Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports.
International flights to Dubrovnik from the south of Britain also depart from Exeter and Southampton.
At the same time, holidaymakers also have the option of flying from Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool and Edinburgh, while frequent direct services also depart from Belfast International Airport.
Airlines flying from the UK to Dubrovnik
Both British Airways and Croatia Airlines operate just one route each, with their services to Dubrovnik from the UK departing from London's Gatwick Airport.
Meanwhile, easyJet, Monarch and Thomsonfly also operate services from Gatwick – among other airports - with this competition helping to ensure that airline ticket prices remain relatively low all year round.
Also offering direct cheap flights to Dubrovnik from the UK at present are Flybe, Jet2.com and Flyglobespan, with the latter currently the only carrier offering services from Scotland
Where is Dubrovnik in Croatia?
The Croatian city of Dubrovnik is located on the coast of the Adriatic, right at the bottom-most tip of the country.
Its location, alongside its stunning architecture and rich history prompted Lord Bryon to refer to the city as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', a name which has stuck until today.
In spite of its proximity to the border, Dubrovnik has long been known as the home of the Croatian language as well as its national culture.
Given the brevity of flights between the UK and Dubrovnik, no stopovers are necessary.
However, many holidaymakers fly into the city before slowly making their way from hotel to hotel – often by cruise liner – before flying home from another Adriatic or Mediterranean city.
Things to see and do in Dubrovnik
Due to its excellently-preserved historic centre, Dubrovnik enjoys World Heritage Site status, with most of the major attractions within walking distance of the city's major hotels.
While simply wandering aimlessly through the streets running off the main thoroughfare of Stradun is undoubtedly a highlight in itself, most tourists make the effort to check out the Sponza Palace, which dates back to the Renaissance - as does the nearby St Saviour Church - St Blaises's Church and the city's stunning Baroque cathedral.
During the summer months, the imposing city walls and the adjoining Minceta Fortress are teeming with tourists during the day, with the crowds then taking in the city's excellent al-fresco dining, as well as its many bars, in the evening.