Dubrovnik City Tour and Panorama

Developing its merchant fleet activities all over the Mediterranean and farther, Dubrovnik rose to one of the strongest merchant navies during the 16th century. This city of glorious past was the seat of a small, but powerful state, the Dubrovnik Republic, which maintained its independence for 450 years.   Discover its old city, included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List, surrounded by mighty walls and fortresses, well preserved over the centuries. Our walking tour takes us to Stradun, the elegant main street with Onofrio`s Fountains, Franciscan Monastery with the Old Pharmacy, Orlando`s Column, Church of St Blaise - the town’s patron saint, Cathedral and other sights.   Our tour finishes with a panoramic drive through Dubrovnik surroundings, which offers magnificent view of the old city with Lokrum and the Elaphite Islands in the background.

Dubrovnik Countryside

 Join us for a great half day experience in the beautiful Konavle valley, situated only 20 km from Dubrovnik, where we would enjoy hospitality of our 3 hosts who would introduce us with the traditions of this beautiful wine growing region.  Our first destination is Čilipi where you can wander through this picturesque village. Afterwards we visit a 400 years old family house in the village Poljice, where our host will explain the traditional process of making olive oil and home made brandy. Afterwards we will taste home made herb brandy while enjoying the stunning view over Konavle valley. Our next stop is located by the river Ljuta, in the picturesque protected landscape, where our second host will show us his amazing estate while telling us a story of old, traditional ways of life in Konavle valley. A short walk through the nature would take us to old gathering place – water powered mill. There we will get to see how flour was once produced as well as another traditional craft - wool processing. For tasteful and juicy meal we will visit the local tavern where our third host is waiting with a delightful, traditional "under the iron bell" lunch made with local ingredients, right next to crystal clear river.

Dubrovnik Legends

 Old Town Walls, Fort Lovrijenac, Fort Bokar, Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace... All the places that Dubrovnik is known for. But is Dubrovnik just that? Is everything revealed at first sight? Isn’t there more depth to Dubrovnik? Yes there is! Explore Dubrovnik in a different way - through its legends. Learn of the Lovrijenac Fort curse, defence against invaders and about the Freemasons Secret Society, which was developing alongside the Illuminati Society. Hear the story about St. Blaise, the protector of Dubrovnik, and visit the sight of Dead Bell to learn about its significance. Discover Dubrovnik’s hidden gem locations, places known by its beauty that only locals know about. Enjoy getting to know Dubrovnik a bit differently than other visitors do.

Famous Filming Locations

Fans can now relive scenes from the show and movies by visiting some of its most popular locations. Visit shooting locations across the Old Town of Dubrovnik as well as at Lokrum Island and Trsteno. With an expert guide at your side, you’ll get to know the fictional cities of King's Landing, the gambling city of Canto Bight and Nottinghamshire while exploring the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Dubrovnik.  Only a few hundred meters off the coast of Dubrovnik lies the green and lush Lokrum Island, 10 minutes by boat from the Old Town Port. That small island opposite Dubrovnik is actually Qarth, which is located on the continent Essos. As well as Daenerys’ magical experiences, the above-mentioned House of the Undying is located in Quarth. Afterwards we will visit green gardens of King’s Landing, the Arboretum located in Trsteno, a small village right by the sea around 10km north of Dubrovnik. The lush garden has an aqueduct leading up to a fountain with a Neptune statue, vine-covered pergolas, a belvedere, pavilions and rich flora. Many scenes in which Varys and Tyrion wonder through the outdoor parts of the palace to plot and exchange secrets were filmed in the Trsteno Arboretum.

Green River & Lost City of Narona

 Just 1,5 hour driving distance from Dubrovnik lays unspoiled, beautiful area of Neretva river delta known by its flourishing fauna and flora as well as ancient and unique historical and cultural sites.   Our tour takes us to the Natural History Museum in Metković that has unique collection (opened from 1954.) of more than 340 stuffed birds which makes it one of the biggest collections of its kind in Europe.   Our second stop would be Archaeological museum Narona in the village of Vid. There, we could see the remains of a Roman temple – the Augusteum – and 17 marble statues, both outsized and in natural height.   After an unforgettable historical treat we will board a traditional Neretva boats called „trupice“ that have been in use for ages for fishing and transportation. Sailing through the Neretva Valley would uncover various hidden beauties of both local fauna and flora. Our final destination is a very attractive location next to the river bank where we would have lunch and enjoy local cuisine.

Medieval Fortresses of Ston & Korcula

Discover the charming little town of Ston with its 5-kilometre long walls and the island of Korčula - the hometown of Marco Polo, the famous world traveller. Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and the old salt ponds where the salt is still produced the old way.   After Ston we will drive along the Pelješac Peninsula, stopping at a local winery to taste some of the famous local wines.   The tour continues with a drive to Orebić where we take a ferry for Korčula. After the sightseeing tour you will have enough free time to visit the house where one of the greatest world travellers, Marko Polo, was born in 1254. At the age of 17 he went on a long journey to China. Marko Polo was the first person who introduced Europe to the developed and powerful Chinese civilization and discovered many achievements, among which were pasta, paper money, oil as a mean of energy, many different spices and rich fabrics of different kinds and colours. On our way back we will visit a local restaurant and have clams tasting with a glass of local wine.

Montenegro Blue

Surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters, a fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean.   After passing Risan, once the seat of the Illyrian queen Teuta, we will arrive in Perast, a hometown of many captains. There we will visit the man-made islet of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela). Upon returning home safely, seamen dropped rocks and sank old boats filled with rocks in this place and gradually created the islet as the foundation for the church.   Our final destination is the town od Kotor where a local guide would take us on a walking tour whose highlight is Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun that is included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List.

Montenegro Light

Your exploration begins in the Bay of Kotor. Surrounded by rising mountains reflected in the crystalline waters,it is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Mediterranean. We’ll drive along the bay, passing the scenic town of Risan and picturesque Perast, the birthplace of many sea captains. We’ll also visit the town of Kotor, which offered a safe harbour for seafarers. You will see the streets of its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by medieval walls and fortresses. On the way back, we’ll catch a ferry across the Bay of Kotor so you’ll have more chances for scenic snaps.

Mostar - Traces Of Orient

Having experienced different historical development over the centuries, this area has remained the meeting place of cultures and religions, with traces clearly visible today.   Drive to Neum along the coast, then inland through the picturesque Neretva River Delta up to Mostar. On our way to Mostar we stop at the fortress-town of Počitelj, a well-preserved example of oriental architecture, perched on a hillside above the river. During the Turkish rule, the city of Mostar was developed on the banks of the river as an important trade centre on caravan routes. We tour the old city of Mostar,  included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 2005, with its graceful single span Old Bridge, beautiful Tabačica Mosque and the colourful Bazaar with traditional handicrafts.

The story about the war

1991 was the worst year in history for the city of Dubrovnik. That was the first time ever the city was attacked and although it was severely damaged its beauty never faded. One of the most important dates of 1991 was St Nicola's day, December 6th, when the city was bombed for more than 10 hours continuously. That was also the day when Croatian army stopped the enemy army on their way to conquer the Mediterranean jewel. The symbol of the war and the defence stands still on top of the hill Srdj, fort Imperial. We will meet at Pile gate and take a short walk to Dubrovnik's cable car lower station. Just 3-minutes ride to the very top of the hill Srd from where you will have one of the most beautiful views on the Old Town of Dubrovnik. We will visit a war museum installed inside Fort Imperial, the fort built in 1809 when the Dubrovnik Republic signed the French ascendancy. Still wounded by countless shelves the symbol of defence is teaching us about the strength and willingness to protect and save the one we love. Maps, hand grenades, flags, photos and a short movie of the attacks on Dubrovnik are very emotional so don't forget the handkerchiefs. After the visit to the museum, you will admire even more the view of the city that was brought up from the ashes just like a Phoenix. The short cable car ride back to the Old town and we will take a stroll down the narrow streets to explore the city centre with numerous symbols of the greatness of once most important city-republic on the Adriatic coast. This is not how you had it in mind? Contact us and we will arrange the tour according to your ideas! 

Treasures of Dalmatia

On our way to Ston we will make a stop at the village of Orašac and visit a family house where the host will present us the traditional mill. One of highlights of our excursion is Ston with its 5-kilometre long walls, a town built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular layout of streets and squares. Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and mussels that we recommend you to taste in one of the local restaurants. Another landmark of Ston are its old salt ponds where the salt is still gathered the old way. We continue to the Arboretum in Trsteno with a 15th century summer residence of the Dubrovnik patrician family Gucetić-Gozze surrounded by a beautiful Renaissance garden. Enjoy a view from its pavilion over the islands or take a walk to the baroque Neptune’s Fountain immersed in the luxuriant subtropical vegetation of magnolia, black bamboo, laurel, eucalyptus, palm and camphor trees. Trsteno is also famous for its two giant 500-year old plane trees.