Walking and wine tasting holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Child prices: 30% off adult price. Seasonal trip discount of 10%
Description of Walking and wine tasting holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia
This fabulous eight day holiday in Dubrovnik blends two of our favourite holiday pastimes, walking and wine, alongside chances to explore the picturesque Peljesac Peninsula situated right in the heart of southern Dalmatia, close to the border with Montenegro.
The rural Konavle landscapes just to the southeast of Dubrovnik are ideal for grape growing with local towns and villages inviting hikers to leave surrounding trails in favour of an afternoon spent tasting regional reds and local liqueurs alongside dried figs, smoked hams, cheeses and locally grown fruit and olives.
As this holiday in Dubrovnik is designed for small groups as well as couples and individuals its possible to enjoy either a guided or a self-guided version with hiking trips, sightseeing tours and guided wine cellar visits providing the perfect introduction to the southernmost tip of Croatia.
Autumn is an ideal time to take a holiday in Dubrovnik as grape harvesting and olive picking will be in full swing and temperatures will be far more comfortable for hikers looking to get out and explore on uncrowded country trails.
|Day 1:||Touch down in Dubrovnik airport where you'll be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation in the centre of Dubrovnik.|
|Day 2:||This morning you'll be invited on a guided sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik's historic town centre before enjoying an afternoon exploring the nearby Lokrum Island as part of a self-guided itinerary which includes a visit to the island's wonderful botanical garden.|
|Day 3:||Today you're off to Sipan Island, the largest of the Elaphiti archipelago, for an all day self-guided hiking expedition that features many of the island's historic old castles against a landscape of agricultural fields and fishing villages.|
|Day 4:||After the walking there's the wine and today you'll be treated to a guided wine tasting and lunch at a local cellar in the medieval walled village of Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula. This is a truly beautiful setting to enjoy some of the flamboyant local reds with a guided sightseeing tour of Ston making for a really fascinating highlight.|
|Day 5:||Today's all about the hiking with the lush green valleys of Konavle providing the ideal setting for a self-guided walk along the Ljuta River where you'll be able to discover the ancient water mills and shaded pine forests close to the border with Montenegro. A trip to the coastal town of Cavtat adds to the cultural attractions with numerous places to eat along the harbour providing the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the world float by after a good day's hike.|
|Day 6:||A combined guided sightseeing and wine tasting tour provides the backbone to your last day of organised activities in Croatia with a visit to Dubravka village, via a scenic drive through the hillsides of Konavle, opening up more of the country's absorbing medieval past. After learning more about the area's 15th century fortifications you'll head to Radovcici village where you'll be introduced to a local family who are famed for their production of regional reds and fruit liquors as well as tasty dried figs, smoked hams and delicious Croatian cheese and olives.|
|Day 7:||Your penultimate day in Croatia is free for you to explore under your own steam with optional hiking trips on Mount Snijeznica or over the border in Montenegro definitely worthwhile if you're still feeling fit and active.|
|Day 8:||Bid farewell to the wine cellars and walking trails of southern Dalmatia as you're transferred to Dubrovnik airport and your flight home.|
3 Reviews of Walking and wine tasting holiday in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Reviewed on 11 Jul 2022 by Michael LavinBeautiful country, friendly people. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by Elizabeth RhodesReally enjoyed it. Hosts and tour guides were all friendly, helpful and reliable. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Oct 2017 by Mary HoolahanThe day we spent in Dubrovnik old town was wonderful. We also really loved the little town of Cavtat. Read full review
Planet and peopleWe try to do our contribution of preserving the environment and save it for future generations. We emphasize principles of responsible and sustainable travel in each level of our business: "Minimize the bad and maximize the good impacts of tourism to protect the environment and socio-cultural diversity as well as achieving positive economic results for the local community".
Tourism is not just about traveling, meeting people, different cultures - we have to see tourism as one of the world's largest industries too. Besides positive impacts, modern tourism can have negative environmental and socio-cultural impacts on: water, natural beauty of the country, beaches and islands, plants, birds and animals, traditional ways of life and cultural heritage. Principles of responsible travel can sustain destinations and local communities for the future.
Our efforts are present in following aspects of our business:
- We provide tours for small groups (up to 16 people), with small groups we can minimize negative and maximize positive effects of tourism in environments (irrespective of location: an island, beach, sea, national park or urban region).
- As transportation is very important in tourism, we support the idea of green transport; cleaner vehicle options which helps areas to stay cleaner.
- Seasonal pressures: we do marketing campaigns to spread guests throughout all seasons (spring, autumn or winter) not just through summer.
- Wherever possible we use accommodation providers which support efforts of good environmental practices such as recycling and conservation of water and energy.
- Using local employees, guides, accommodation providers and transportation services, we ensure that financial benefits remain in the local community.
- We employ local people, our accommodation is mostly provided in local run guest houses, cottages, or apartments; Our guides educate and inform guests on the tour about local culture, history, habits.
- On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services.
Our environmental policy
- We used recycled paper. We recycle all our waste paper (brochures, etc)
- Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.
- We support different local ecological associations and our staff was directly involved in afforestation (planting of pine trees in Dubrovnik area after fire disaster in summer 2007).
What you can do:
- Be informed about the cultural customs and environmental pressures on Croatia.
- In many places fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so use a minimum for showering and washing, especially when you are on islands, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.
- Turn out the lights or air condition when you leave your room, use the public transport as much as you can, minimize your waste generally
- Pick up your litter, never leave any trace in nature, when you are in rural areas please stay to the trails and don't damage or take any plants or flowers.
- Remember that your travel destination is someone home.
- Try to learn and use some Croatian worlds for example: dobro dosli - welcome.