Cavtat & Konavle countryside tour

Cavtat & Konavle countryside tour

Duration 5 hours

Only half hour drive from Dubrovnik, it is the whole other world – vast and fertile field of Konavle, Snijeznica – Snow mountain from where medieaval Dubrovnik ladies got their ice from even in the hottest summer days, small villages with houses oriented towards the sun and bound together for better isolation and protection, 500 year old mills and wool fulling facilities all restored and water powered the same as centuries ago, horseback riding, wine tasting, great local traditionally prepared organic food – this is all Konavle.

The tour starts by picking guests up in their hotel/port and driving down the Adriatic coast, passing villages of Srebreno, Mlini, Plat when guests would see beutiful scenery but also some scars (burned and damaged buildings, hotels) from the 1991-1995 Homeland War. Continuing to Cavtat (23 km/14 miles from Dubrovnik).

  • OPTION 1 – visiting the medieval city of Cavtat: St.Nicolas church, Our Lady of the Snow monastery, 19. Ct sea promenade, mauseoleum of Racic Family (spectacular sight but includes 160 steps walk)
    Continuing trough Konavle valley we have severel options: up to the guests to combine what they like:
  • OPTION 2 – visiting one/more local vinaries, listening the story about Konavle wine growing and tasting home made liquers and wine.
  • OPTION 3 – visiting restored 16ct. Watermill and wool fulling facility system in a beautiful surroundings alongside Ljuta river, seing water mill deomonstration by charming hosts dressed in their traditional clothes, and trying some of the local sweets, liquers and juice.
  • OPTION 4 – visiting traditional 19 ct household, hearing about life in the past, local legends accompanied with some wine, liquer, prosciutto and cheese in a cosy atmosphere of KONOBA – place where villagers used to store barrels of wine and dried prosciuttos, playing cards and singing songs deep into the night.
  • Konoba Konavle

    Konoba Konavle

  • OPTION 5 – Visiting Soko tower -16 ct fortification system, completely restored, served to protect locall villagers from attackers from the north and east!
  • OPTION 6 – trying some of the famous croatian traditional dishes (veal and lamb cooked and rosted under the iron bell) in one of the local households – on the mountain of Snijeznica or at idyllic settings alongside Ljuta River.
  • OPTION 7 – Paintball in adventure park in Konavle
  • OPTION 8 – witnessing the demonstration of silk productions (Konavle has 500 year tradition of cultivating silk bugs and producing finest silk best seen in their traditional dresses) by a lady that does it for decades – exclusive, only for small groups!
  • OPTION 9 – Pasjaca beach or Cavtat beach free time, ideal for visitors arriving in hot Summer months

After half or full day in Konavle tour heads back to Dubrovnik (around 25-40 min drive depending where we drive) – drop off at hotel/apartment/port.

Suggested departure: 09:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What to expect

Depending how you want to tailor your tour: you can expect everything ranging from low to high physical activity, great gastronomy, and unique experiences (watermill restored area, silk production).
Tour fit for: all ages
Level of difficulty: low (everything except climbing Racic mauseoleum and Soko tower-fortress), middle (Racic mausoleum, Soko Tower)

Important notices
Croatia has its own currency, Croatian Kuna…EUR or USD are NOT widely accepted. Do contact us if you have any questions regarding money, exchange rate or exchange offices! Bigger restaurants accept credit cards, small local households offering fresh home made food do not accept credit cards.

Dress code

comfortable, casual – bring a hat if it is summer time since sun can be quite strong
Note: If you have any allergies, medical conditions, or other difficulties that may affect your tour, do consult us beforehand so that we can tailor perfect tour for you.

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