This relaxing half-day tour is the best way to experience the culture, history and domestic products of the southernmost region in Croatia. After visiting Dubrovnik's natural highlights and best photo-points like spring of river Ombla, Franjo Tuđman bridge and Mt. Srđ, we will continue south along the coastline while your guide explains the history of our city and the importance of our next stopping point – the small town of Cavtat and ruins of ancient Epidaurum. Spend some time exploring Cavtat before we drive further south into the fertile Konavle valley and see why it has traditionally been the number one food producing region for southern Croatia. We will make a stop at Konavoski Dvori to see old mills that were turning raw produce into exportable goods for over 500 years. We will visit the source of Konavle's natural irrigation system, the River Ljuta, which is Croatian for “Angry”. We will look up at the tallest peak in southern Croatia, Sniježnica, which comes from the Croatian word for “snow”. We will even see a medieval watchtower from 1391 named “Sokol” after the Croatian word for “hawk”. Each of these natural and man-made landmarks were important in writing the history of Konavle, but they are equally important in keeping cultural traditions alive. For the end of tour we will visit small fishing village Molunat with beautiful sandy beach where you can take a swim. Because this is a completely private tour, we are on your schedule. Set your own pace for the day, starting with pick-up at your hotel/cruise ship, and your guide will help you choose a restaurant to best fit the appetite and budget of your group.
Itinerary: In morning hours, when you are ready, our driver will pick you up at arranged point and you will start with 2h drive around most significant landmarks in area; spring of river Ombla, Franjo Tuđman bridge, fort Imperial on Mt. Srđ and Cavtat where we have 30min break with walk through old town. Tour continues with drive towards inland of Konavle, Sokol fortress. Before visit to Sokol grad we will first visit river Ljuta spring and mills in Konavoski dvori. Upon arrival, during 30min visit of medieval tower, you will get real insight in life in remote guard point during Ottoman’s threat. This stage we will finish in small coastal village Molunat. In a fishing village with beautiful sandy beach. Here is suggested place to have a late lunch and to swim in crystal clear sea. At the end of day we return back in Dubrovnik.
Duration: 6h 30min
Included:Personal driver/guide and air-conditioned vehicle, pick-up and drop-off at your cruise ship/accommodation, entrance fee and visit to Fort Imperial (Homeland War museum) on Mount Srđ, entrance fee and visit to Sokol Tower, Old Town audio self-guided tour of Dubrovnik (13 languages available) upon your choice.
Not included: Meal at a restaurant of your choice.
Type of service: Private
Transportation method: VW Sharan for 1 – 4 person, Opel Vivaro van for 5 – 8 person, MB Sprinter minibus for 9 – 19 person