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Dubrovnik Extension

Historic Old Town, Wine and Oyster Tasting, and Medieval Ston

Overview

Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” is a dazzling late-medieval walled city of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Set on a rocky peninsula and surrounded by the cobalt waters of the Adriatic, this UNESCO World Heritage Site brims with culture, history, and an incredible sense of the past. On this four-day extension, enjoy the expertise of a local guide as you discover Dubrovnik’s enchanting Old Town, take a cooking class in the Konvale countryside, and marvel at the walls of ancient Ston. Sample regional delights along the way including fabulous wines, farm-fresh cuisine, and oysters plucked straight from the sea.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Explore Dubrovnik

If you’re arriving from our Croatia group journey, take the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Those arriving from our Montenegro journey will be transferred by land to the hotel. After meeting your guide and checking in, enjoy lunch in Dubrovnik’s charming Old Town, followed by a two-hour guided tour of the city. Walk along cobbled streets and visit Baroque churches, historic monasteries and palaces, marble-paved squares, and the ancient walls that have protected the city for centuries. Head outside of the city for a panoramic trail hike where you can watch the low light of the sunset change the colors of the old stone buildings. Dinner is on your own and your guide will be happy to make recommendations. Overnight at your hotel…BL

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Day 2
Cooking Class in Konvale

Learn to prepare local Dalmatian specialties and enjoy warm Croatian hospitality at a farm in the Konavle countryside where organic vegetables, grapes, and Mediterranean fruits (wonderful figs!) are grown. You’ll tour the property, pick some of the fruits and vegetables for your meal, and sample some of their homemade wines and liqueurs. After the class, enjoy a family-style lunch. Return to Dubrovnik for some free time and dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel…BL

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Day 3
Medieval Ston

This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to the enchanting medieval village of Ston, nestled on a bay at the base of a mountain on the Peljesac Peninsula. Ston, which was a military fort in medieval times, still sports well-preserved defensive stone walls (known as the “Great Wall of Croatia”). Enjoy a walking tour in the city and along the bay of Ston, and continue to a local winery in nearby Ponikve to sample some of the region’s ruby-reds and excellent rosés. Head out on a short sailboat ride in the bay where oyster and mussel farms thrive. Stop in a picturesque spot for an oyster tasting and lunch. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Dinner is on your own, and your guide can help you choose from the many wonderful options. Overnight at your hotel…BL

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Day 4
Depart

After breakfast, head to the airport for your homeward-bound flight…B

Details

Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1300  
Arrive: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Depart: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Lodging: 3 nights hotels
Meals: 4 breakfasts and 3 lunches
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Walking
Trip Level:

Cultural explorations and walking tours