We believe the best way to experience local culture in Croatia is through Croatia food tours. The Wine & Oysters tour from Dubrovnik is about exploring the Pelješac peninsula. The peninsula is well known as the best “wine-producing” region in Croatia. During the tour, you are presented with two main activities, Private Wine Tasting and Private Oyster Tasting. Indeed, you can relax on a private boat and enjoy the finest oysters in Croatia. Next, you will be inspired by timeless stories leading Croatian winemakers “Grgurević and Miloš”. We will visit the family house and winery as well, meet the owners and listen to stories from firsthand winemakers. This tour is definitely something you don’t want to miss.
Only an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik s located Pelješac peninsula, known as the “Croatian Wine empire”. This tour combines beautiful scenery with a sample of the best local wines. Our tour starts in the morning, your driver will be meeting you at your hotel or private accommodation address in Dubrovnik. Next, we drove northwest alongside the Adriatic coast. We’ll pass the villages of Orašac, Trsteno, Salona and Elaphiti islands to our side. During the drive, our experienced driver will explain to you the history, culture and food of the area. Arriving in Ston, your driver will be leaving you at the entrance to the town. It’s famous for the longest stone wall in Europe (5.5 km), salt cultivation farming, and oyster growing farms since Roman times. Interesting are the ancient salt pans that were in use during the Dubrovnik Republic. Salt is still produced here.
We continue our tour to the village of Mali Ston, where we will meet our friend and fisherman Dubo. Indeed, you can relax on a private boat and enjoy the finest oysters in Croatia. A short drive from Ston you will get on the private boat to visit an oyster farm with a small oyster grower and taste oysters pulled straight from the sea for you. They will be matched with homemade wine too. Let your experienced guide immerse you into the history and culture of this area, and explain to you about oyster farming in Croatia.
Next, we will take you on a one-hour ride through the wine-growing region of “Dingač”. You will get a great insight into the local life and traditions from your driver. We will drive through the spectacular scenery of vineyards, olive orchards, valleys, and slopes. The highlight of the trip is a visit to a local winery “Grgurević”. The production of grapes and wine in Janjina has been a family tradition for many generations. Production is based on the indigenous variety of Plavac Mali. In the local winery, we will taste 4 different wines (white, orange, rose & red wine) and domestic delicacies such as; Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, family produced domestic olive oil & bread. Vineyard tour with the winery owner itself!
Finally, we are going to have lunch in one of the local restaurants. At the seaside promenade in Mali Ston, in the medieval salt storage room, there is a restaurant called “Bota Šare”. Homemade bread, grilled fish, stews, risottos & homemade desserts of this region will impress you and return to the past glorious times of this region. The drive back to Dubrovnik is on local roads seeing the charming Pelješac countryside. We can guarantee return to Dubrovnik smiling and happy!
Next, Tiho is our most experienced driver-guide. For years, he has been working for agencies as a chauffeur catering for tourists, business, VIP, and state protocol guests. For this reason, he has been perfecting his driving skills and in various related fields ever since. In General, he is passionate about his work and says that he sees each guest as special. Of course, nothing is too much trouble to ensure the best service possible.
Marin has been passionate about driving ever since he passed his driver’s license. For this reason, he has been perfecting his skills ever since. As a result, he has gained a great deal of experience in driver-client relations. Indeed, he has been to every corner of Croatia and the Balkans and is also very familiar with the region. After all, he found every driving assignment as an opportunity to learn something new and finds enormous pleasure in doing what he does.
During his career as driver-guide, Božo has learned that successful results require hard work and responsibility. In the first place, he is fluent in English and very passionate about his work. Straightaway ready to help, advise information about every important thing along the route, and provide flawless customer service. Indeed, holds two safe driving licenses and safety is also his priority on the road. Finally, when the guests arrive safely at the destination, Božo says it is his best award.
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