Day Tour

Off the Beaten Path (6 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Off the Beaten Path (6 Hours )

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



This morning meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby for a private tour of Konavle region, Dubrovnik countryside. The region of contrasts and exceptional beauty, mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone; inclines down to the cozy coves of small fishermen villages.

First you will visit the magnificent fort of Sokol Tower. Built on the stone under cliffs that rise above Dunave village, overlooking the fertile valley of Konavle, Sokol Tower has stood proudly and defied turbulent centuries as a silent witness since Illyrian times. In the Middle Ages the fort was run by local masters, and they were Serbs or Bosnians until 1420 when the fort and Konavle were taken over by Dubrovnik Republic. The inhabitants of Dubrovnik used it as a fortress to protect the inhabitants during the Ottoman attacks. Then, when truce was ratified with the Ottomans, Sokol lost its defensive role. Following the Great Earthquake, when a severe crisis ruled Dubrovnik, the Republic abandoned Sokol Tower in 1670. Forgotten every since, it only recently opened its doors to visitors in its full glory.

In the small Konavle village, surrounded by cypress and pine trees, you will meet a local artist for a private presentation of local silk production and embroidery. For centuries, the region has been renowned for the production of silk yarn, used for the decoration of national costumes, notably female. With time, it has developed its own artistic language transforming into something more than simple decoration. Every woman of Konavle had to rear enough silkworms to produce her own yarn for her personal embroidery. It would be her only accessory and part of her personality. During this unique presentation your hostess will treat you with a piece of traditional cake and homemade tea.

Your last destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. Like many Dalmatian towns, Cavtat began as a Greek settlement, called Epidaurus, and later became a Roman colony. At the beginning of the 7th century, Avars and Slavs invaded Cavtat and destroyed the town. Refugees from the town formed another settlement - Dubrovnik. Since those times, Cavtat has always been inseparably bounded with the history of Dubrovnik. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town – its cobbled streets with traditional red-roofed houses, narrow stairways and charming promenade along the shore. Your walk will take you to the top of the hill, where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family, a work of Ivan Meštrović, the most prominent Croatian sculptor. Afterwards, your guide and driver will take you back to Dubrovnik.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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By: Italy 2017

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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