Dubrovnik (half day)
A scenic drive takes you to the city of Dubrovnik, which, although badly damaged during the civil war, has been superbly restored to its former glory, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Town is crammed within ancient walls, and as your guide tells you the varied and colourful history of this magical city, you will walk along the famous old streets, and view sights such as St Blaise’s Church, the Onophrian Fountains and Sponza Palace.
Please remember to bring your passport with you for a border crossing into Bosnia and Herzegovina en route.
Konavle Valley (half day)
An area of cypress, laurel and pine trees, charming Konavle is justly proud of its reputation for fine embroidery work.
This tranquil valley has a relaxing atmosphere, and you can see an old Konavle home, taste some olive oil and take photographs from a viewpoint on the ridge. Continue to the village of Mikulići, where you have the opportunity to visit an Illyrian tomb which is more than 3000 years old.
You will also be able to purchase traditional goods, such as Konavle embroidery and local paintings.
In addition to the above, the following excursions are included on standard holidays of 14 nights or longer:
Trsteno Gardens (half day)
The village of Trsteno lies between the sea and the fertile mountains, and is characterised by stone houses around a lovely village square. It is home to a magnificent arboretum, which has a famous pair of giant plane trees, each with a trunk over three metres in diameter.
This arboretum was once part of the formal gardens around a Renaissance noble family’s summer residence.
Glimpses of Peljesac (three-quarter-day)
Discover historic Ston, a walled town of Roman origin. Ston’s pentagonal fortifications are among the most impressive in Croatia. The town was strategically positioned to guard its old saltpans.
This beautiful town is steeped in history and its impressive churches and buildings are made up of various architectural styles. The main square, Placa, offers an idyllic setting.
You also visit a small local olive oil estate, Frankovic, which is more than 300 years old. You can taste the olive oil with olives and anchovies and also homemade cheese and prosciutto with a glass of local wine and grappa.