- Private day trip to Peljesac Peninsula from Dubrovnik
- Visit the fishing town of Ston to see the Great Wall of Croatia
- Head inside Ston’s old salt factory to learn about the pure salt harvested in the area
- Travel along scenic coastal roads and stop at family-run wineries to sample Peljesac wine
- Learn about the region’s incredible fresh seafood and sample mussels or oysters, if you wish
- Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
What You Can Expect
After roughly an hour on the road, arrive in Ston and stretch your legs on a walking tour of the pretty coastal town. Pose for pictures by the so-called Great Wall of Croatia – Ston’s major claim to fame – and hear how it is said to be one of the world’s largest fortified city walls. The Peljesac area is rich in natural resources, with salt and wine lauded as the peninsula’s biggest exports, so visit the town’s old salt factory and hear tales about the pure salt harvest.
Enjoy a break for lunch in town (own expense) and then return to your minivan to continue your tour. Travel along the undulating coastline of Peljesac Peninsula and, in between gazing at the turquoise Adriatic Sea, stop at three family-run wineries to sample their wares. Plavic mali is the region’s principle grape and, while your wine samples vary on each occasion, chances are that you will taste several made from the ubiquitous grape. Snacks such as artisan cheese and bread are often served alongside the wine.
If you want to learn more about southern Dalmatia’s cuisine, then perhaps swap one of your winery visits with a seafood-tasting session at coastal fish farm. Sample fresh local oysters or mussels while learning about the region’s renowned fishing heritage.
After exploring the region and sampling its fine produce, return to your minivan and travel back to Dubrovnik. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your Dubrovnik hotel.
My wife, Evelyn, arranged this tour for my birthday, which happened to be a day when our Croatia tour had a free day. Our driver, Vlado, was experienced, capable, fluent in English and a delightful guy. It was a beautiful day and beautiful scenery. We bought a few bottles of wine which we put to good use hosting a group party for the other 12 adult members of our tour group. The wine was delicious, but our lunch was even better. We also enjoyed slurping oysters fresh from the sea at a little place Vlado took us to in mid-morning.
Excellent tour. Guide was well informed with driver good and careful. Wineries visited were very friendly and informative about Croatian wines and winegrowing. A very good experience.