Venture into the enchanting countryside south of Dubrovnik, passing several villages before stopping at an old mill, where you will discover a traditional way of life.
Depart from the pier for a leisurely drive that follows the southern Dalmatian coast. Although leaving Dubrovnik behind, you will still catch glimpses of its medieval walled Old Town, which juts provocatively into the sea. This part of Croatia is stunningly beautiful and punctuated by craggy bluffs, hidden coves and panoramic views of the aqua-blue Adriatic.
Ahead, perched on a wooded peninsula, lies the small harbor town of Cavtat, a less crowded, more serene version of Dubrovnik. Backed by brooding mountains, it too exudes history through its cobbled streets and red-roofed, centuries-old buildings. Originally settled by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C., Cavtat is best known for its magnificent Renaissance-style Church of St. Nicholas, which graces the waterfront.
Traveling into the fertile Konavle Valley, you will stop at an old stone mill powered by the Ljuta River. Here, you will discover how locally grown corn and flour were milled using traditional methods. This part of Croatia is also known for its production of wool and silk, which was usually hand-embroidered into clothing.
While at the mill, you will also enjoy a traditional Croatian snack of smoked ham, cheese and homemade bread, accompanied by a glass of the characteristic wine produced here. Following your visit, you will transfer back to the pier, following a scenic route.
Please note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.