EXPERIENCE SOUTH-EAST COUNTRYSIDE & RIVIERA
- Feel a “real taste” of the most southern part of Croatia
- Drive through the largest valley in the region
- Old villages, traditional smokehouses, water mills…
- Learn & Discover old traditions, local crafts & gastronomy
- Entrance to the medieval fortress
- A traditional small home museum visit
- A short walk through a forest along a river stream
- Local drink/ coffee refreshment in a traditional environment
- Walking tour of the picturesque town of Cavtat
TIMING AND TRANSPORTATION
Duration of the tour is approx. 6 hours with all the stops. In addition, the tour experience could be adjusted to your time schedule and budget since we are providing our tours exclusively to individuals and small groups.
Transportation is organized in a private vehicle ( up to 3-4 people ) or in a van ( up to 7 people ).
For the bigger groups, up to 16 people feel free to contact us as well.
Please contact us for the best price.
For the bigger private groups, feel free to contact us as well.
Old Town View Point
We will drive towards the south-east from Dubrovnik. On the main Adriatic road, we will make a short stop overlooking the Old Town.
- Pile near Dubrovnik, Croatia
Along the coast, we will be passing villages of Župa Dubrovačka until we reach Čilipi village. Severely devastated during the war in the ’90s, now it has been reconstructed and is back to life. We will have a short stroll through the village and share the story about the history, present and local life traditions.
- Crkva Svetog Nikole, Čilipi, Croatia
Drive through Villages - Gruda Village stop
Later we will continue our ride through the lower part of the valley where you will be able to see a traditional way of building dwellings with old chimneys used as smokehouses. We will have a beautiful view over the valley as we are coming towards the village of Gruda. We will make a stop in one of the local houses and see a family heritage displayed. This experience is like coming in in someone’s basement or attic where a family history of a region is on display.
- Općina Konavle, Gruda, Croatia
A Medieval Fortress
We continue our drive through a valley until we reach a middle-aged fortress located in a nearby village of Dunave. It looks magnificent and it has been a border and important stronghold during the 15-16 century. For more than 300 years it has been completely forgotten. It offers a stunning view of the valley from the other side and the fortress itself has been renovated. We will enter the fortress and have a walkthrough. Some amazing stories are hidden behind the fortress walls.
- soko near Gruda, Croatia
Afterwards, we are coming down nearby a beautiful river source, where we will pass near old mills and have a short stroll through the forest. With an effort of the local people some of those mills have been reconstructed and today they are a great example of everyday life as it looked like not long ago. The way people ironed and softened different type of materials back then is quite amazing. We will make a short break to have a local drink.
- Konavoski Dvori, Ljuta, Croatia
Drive through Upper Valley and Cavtat
We will continue our ride along the upper valley. An interesting story is about to follow in Mihanići village where there is an old railway pathway built at the beginning of the 20ct. connecting the towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the coast of Montenegro. It was abandoned in the late 60’s. We will drive down from the valley and reach the small town of Cavtat which is the gem of the southern part of the region. We will have a short tour through the town and free time for you to explore the town with the possibility to have a lunch on your own on a beautiful promenade.
- Cavtat, Croatia
Transfer back to a starting point
The tour experience will finish at the assigned point. If you would like to add to your experience Dubrovnik Old Town by foot tour afterwards, it could be arranged additionally.
- Gruž Market, Obala Stjepana Radića, Dubrovnik, Croatia