West Territory of Old Dubrovnik Republic-shore excursion
This is the tour where you may try some of the best Croatian wines, Olive oils and oysters, in the same time as you enjoy in unspoiled nature, unpolluted crystal clear blue sea, picturesque landscapes and historical heritage. With this tour we will visit the Arboretum Trsteno, a 500 year old aristocratic estate with the biggest and oldest monument of garden architecture in Croatia. After that, the tour takes us to the medieval town of Ston with Mali Ston and the longest preserved wall in Europe, approx. 3. 5 miles long, which is connecting those two little tower towns that use to protect the Peljesac peninsula of intruders. Economically and strategically this was very important part of territory of Old Dubrovnik Republic.
Beside all other goods the most important were the ancient salt pans, which are still producing the salt in the old traditional way, same like the centuries ago and it is one of the best sea salts in Mediterranean. After that we will visit the greatest wine region in Croatia, Peljesac.
After collecting you on your preferred location in Dubrovnik, we are going to drive towards Trsteno Arboretum, those medieval gardens belonged to the Gozze family which were Dubrovnik wealthy aristocrats. From there we will drive through small villages of Dubrovacko Primorje to Mali Ston and Ston with connecting wall.
We will make a stop in Ston to have a short walk and see famous Ston walls and salt pans. After that we will proceed to drive through the Peljesac peninsula towards Potomje which is the center of wine region with most famous wineries in Croatia.
We will make a stop in one of them and after that take a drive through Dingac wine hills over beautiful hidden bays with unspoiled little beaches back to Ston.
Optional in Ston or even better Mali Ston you may take a lunch break and try some of the Bay of Mali Ston famous oysters.
Return back to Dubrovnik goes above the main road, over upper old Napoleon road through Dubrovacko Primorje villages with great view over Elaphit Islands.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
This tour should start latest five hours before the sunset.
Personal car (up to four passengers), air conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 HRK - Fees for entrance to Arboretum and Ston walls, tasting oysters and wine.
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Zdenko is excellent!