Meet your driver and guide at Dubrovnik port for a private tour of Peljesac peninsula, just a short drive away from Dubrovnik. Known as one of the best wine-growing regions in Croatia and a seafood mecca, it offers a real feast for the taste buds.
Your first stop is the village of Ponikve, home to the small family-run winery of Frano Milos. A charismatic owner, passionate about his wines, makes some of the best organic wines in Croatia in a traditional way. The winery grows only Plavac Mali grapes, the most famous Croatian indigenous variety, related to Zinfandel. Today you will take a tour around these stunning vineyards, followed by wine tasting of their best local wines.
Your next destination is Mali Ston, a quaint bay sheltered by intact nature and famous for the original European delicacy – succulent oysters! Known as the aphrodisiac since the Roman times, oysters are truly a one-of-a-kind delight for all food lovers. You will enjoy an oyster farm tour with your host, a local farmer, who will take you for a private boat ride around the bay. You will learn how the oysters are grown and taste them fresh from the sea! Then, on his private island, under the shade of pine trees, he will make you a special treat: mussels alla buzzara. Relax and savour this traditional Dalmatian dish prepared with nothing but olive oil and local herbs, all topped with homemade wine.
On your way back to Dubrovnik, you will stop for a walking tour around the small town of Ston. Once an important military fort of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston is now a charming town with impressive 5 km-long medieval walls. The walls used to protect precious salt pans that contributed to the wealth of Dubrovnik Republic. With over 4000 years of history, and still in use today, Ston salt pans are among the oldest in the world. Your guide will take to visit the salt pans, as well as impressive Ston city walls for the perfect ending to your exploration of Peljesac.