With this tour we will have visit to botanical garden in Trsteno, follow the old Napoleonic route into the rocky hills north of Dubrovnik and make a stop to the tiny village of Majkovi. Here you can taste some of the best domestic products our region has to offer: homemade cheeses, local olives, delicious dried meat, freshly baked bread, domestic honey made by our hosts, and of course a wide variety of homemade liquor and Croatian wine. You will visit a traditional „Kuća meda“, to learn how the honey is produced, and if you absolutely love it you can purchase a jar to take home! Continuing along the high Napoleonic road you will enjoy a majestic view of the Elaphiti islands as we descend into Ston, at the base of Pelješac peninsula. Ston was one of the first urban planned towns in Europe, it is home to the oldest working salt factory in Europe, the second largest stone wall in Europe (called the “Great Wall of Ston”) and some of the tastiest oysters in the Adriatic. During our walk through the town we will visit town's treasury. Few brave tourists are interested in walking the walls, which span 5.5 kilometers of steep hillside, but if you prefer to take a swim, drink a coffee, or sample fresh oysters, your guide will be happy to accommodate. On the way back to Dubrovnik, we can't wait returning to Majkovi for an extravagant homemade meal in the traditional Croatian style called “ispod Peke”. Our hosts in Majkovi will begin preparing it for you in the morning; fresh goat cheese, vegetables from the garden and homemade dressing for salad, young goat or lamb selected for the occasion and slow cooked all day under a large iron bell, or Peka. Seafood menu includes octopus or grilled fish. There can be no better way to finish off the day than enjoying a meal which is better than you could get in any restaurant in town.
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Traditional way of food preparing 'Peka' includes welcome drink 'rakija', meat menu slow cooked veal/lamb with side dish potato and vegetables, home-made wine and dessert.
CasEllie: „A lady at the marina reception recommended this restaurant. We didn't know what to expect, but Matteo the waiter/part-time chef/cuisine/chauffeur came to get us and told us about the area as he drove us up into the hills. The restaurant is in a small village - a beautifully restored building holding an olive press. The whole family is involved in the preparation and serving of the meal. The only choice we had to make was whether we wanted meat or fish. We went for meat - delicious lamb AND perfectly cooked steak. We were welcomed with aperitifs, then shown upstairs to our table. Only a few tables there, so book ahead! Every course, from starter through to desert was exceptional and beautifully presented. Everyone was very welcoming and you felt that you had come to dinner as a valued guest of the family. A very special experience that was definitely the best meal we had in Croatia. Brilliant value for money.“ Read more
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Traditional way of food preparing 'Peka' includes welcome drink 'rakija', 3oysters/person seafood menu octopus/fish with side dish potato and vegetables, homemade wine and dessert.
manuelaciasc...: „Here we had the best food during our whole week of holiday in Croatia. Home-made dishes with the most delicious fresh fish and dairy products, such as goat cheese and ricotta. Matteo is very kind and always helpful, for both service and any information you might require about your journey. When you leave this restaurant you cannot help but thinking "I definitely want to return here!" If you're planning to stay anywhere near this place, don't miss it!“Read more
Itinerary: With this tour you will first have opportunity to visit Trsteno botanical garden which is situated 30min drive on north. During a 45 min visit you will see why the founder of garden chose this place for escape from the city. When we leave the garden we will have 20min drive to village Majkovi where you will see 300 years old family house and taste local delicacies; rakija, cheese, honey and wine. At this moment you can order dinner from our host to be prepared for us when we come back from Ston. However, we continue our journey towards medieval town Ston. In Ston area we will see salt pans which produce salt from ancient times, visit town's treasury and have walk through old town for 30min. From Ston we are going back to Majkovi for a dinner.
Duration: 6h 30min
Included:Air conditioned vehicle and English speaking driver/guide, pick-up and drop-off at your cruise ship/accommodation, entrance fee for Trsteno botanical garden, entrance in „kuća meda“, entrance fee for towns treasury in Ston, meat/seafood menu in village house and Old Town and City Walls audio self-guided tour (13 languages) upon your choice.
Not included: Entrance fee for city walls
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