3 Wineries in 3 Countries Day Tour
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Bosnia, Montenegro, Croatia – wine tasting in awarded wineries in each of these countries? Done in one day? At a relaxing pace with knowledgeable driver guide with sommelier diploma?
Not just that it is possible, but it is one of kind amazing way to visit and learn about other countries through their wine. Guided exclusively by Ivo or Stjepan (learn more about them), you will get a chance to visit 15ct Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bosnia and try wine that monks make in their cellars. It will be followed by visit top notch Montenegrin winery with walk through the vineyards and latter tasting with breathtaking views of Kotor Bay. We will round the tour up with visit and tasting at Croatian most southern wine region – Konavle, tasting local Dubrovacka Malvasija white wine and red wine as well.
Tour begins by us picking you up at your hotel/apartment in Dubrovnik and driving around 15 minutes to Bosnian border (5-20 min border waiting time) and into Bosnia. As we will be driving through the rugged terrains of Bosnia, our guide will introduce you with its history, people and food and wine.
After 45 min ride we will stop in town of Trebinje for a short sightseeing of Trebinje farmer’s market and Old City Center. After 15 minutes ride from Trebinje we arrive at 15.ct Orthodox Monastery of Tvrdos. Centuries of monk wine production have been interrupted by Turkish invasion in 17.ct but monastery survived and production continued from 1990ies in old 15ct.cellars. Short walk through monastery and old cellars will be followed by wine and brandy tasting (4 varieties including indigenous Vranac and Zilavka wines with accompanying cheese and bread).
The drive continues for about 20 min to the Bosnian – Montenegrin border (border waiting time 5-40 min) where we will cross into Montenegro and drive down the mountain slopes stopping along the way fro great panoramic views of the the Kotor Bay. Just as we touch the Montenegrin coast we arrive at Savina estates where wines are grown from Venetian times.
By strolling through their vineyards and cellars you will learn the story about winery and Obradovic family from London that made it all come true. Tasting of their premium wines is done on the winery terrace with spectacular views accompanied by home made corn bread, olives and prosciutto.
You will never want to leave this terrace but we have to continue along the Montenegrin coast to Montenegro-Croatian border (border waiting time 5-45 min) and cross into the most southern region of Croatia – the valley of Konavle. In the middle of the valley we will stop at family winery producing wine and owning vineyards for many generations for a wine-tasting and to listen their interesting family stories. Another wonderful scenic location, and most important, local Croatian awarded Dubrovacka Malvasija white wine. Your host will be also an owner of the winery that gonna serve and explain their passions to you and will perfectly wrap up this intense and interesting day.
For those who feel hungry and want to continue with authentic home made food experiences, we will gladly take you to some of our hidden gems in the area for late lunch in beautiful settings. For those who want to go back to the city, we have a relaxing 30 min drive back to Dubrovnik before we drop you off to your hotel and say farewell.
*checkpoints on the map
08:30 hotel pickup in Dubrovnik (E*)
09:00 crossing border to Bosnia
09:30 short stop in Town of Trebinje
10:30 arriving at 15ct Orthodox monastery of Tvrdos (B*)
11:30-12:30 driving through Bosnia to Montenegro
12:30 arriving to Kotor Bay (Montenegro) at Savina winery (C*)
13:45 – 15:00 crossing border to Croatia, arriving at Konavle family winery (D*)
16:00-16:30 driving back to Dubrovnik E* (possible stop for traditional lunch – add 1:30h to the tour)