Bosnian Wine Private Half Day Tour

At a glance

Bosnia Wine Tour

Region

Herzegovina

Type of Tour

Private Tour

Duration

Half Day

Group Size

2 to 7

No. of Meals

1 x snack, 1 x full course meal

Wineries Visited

2

Wines Tasted

app. 10

Availability

2:00 PM, all 2022
Tvrdos Wine Cellar BiH

Trip Summary

What better way to experience a new country but through its people, food and, of course, wine. This is the tour where we combine history, culture, gastronomy and great wines.

At relaxed pace with short driving distances this is your chance to visit another country, go deep in the 15.ct monastery Cellars of Tvrdos Orthodox monastery and taste monks’ wine, followed by a great photo view point at the monastery of Herzegovinian Gracanica. Next is a private family winery where you will have a chance to talk to the owner and try their wines in their household with some authentic accompanying snack. We wrap it all up with visit to small village of Tuli and a delicious 3 course meal with local wine. You will have the chance to try local specialties like veal and lamb under the iron bell or wild river trout.

Located less then 35 km from Dubrovnik (22 miles) Trebinje area in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a world of its own, completely different than the coastal area of Dubrovnik Riviera. Limestone hills, small fertile pockets of land following the river flow, flocks of sheep and goats grazing and endless vineyards will immediately capture your imagination.

Trip Details

Departing Dubrovnik we come to Bosnian border in 20 min (expect 5-20 min border waiting time) and after a short drive though inlands of Bosnia and across Friar’s Field we reach the city of Trebinje.

We start by driving up to the top of Gracanica hill above Trebinje for great panoramic views of the city so that your guide can explain the geography of the area and show you all the spots that you will visit during the tour. A visit the Orthodox monastery of Gracanica standing at the top of the hill is also possible (free of charge).

 

We drive a further 5 km away to the 15ct Orthodox monastery of Tvrdos where monks have been producing wine for centuries until they blew up the monastery when it was about to be taken over by the Ottomans in 19ct. We will visit their ancient cellars and taste some of their best white and red wine. Your guide will explain about the wine and the current hard working monk life-style.

After tasting monk’s wine, it is time to visit a small family owned production and winery. In recent years, a number of families have become known for their dedication to wine making and their friendliness and hospitality. We will visit one of these families, where you will hear their life stories and the challenges they faced while building their small business. Sure, you’ll taste their wines paired with home made bread, cheese, and prosciutto.

Finally we move 6 kilometers (4 miles) out to the hills beyond Trebinje to village of Tuli. There we stop in a family owned restaurant serving traditional domestic Bosnian food. We will have 3 course lunch accompanied with home made wine and liqueurs.
After dinner, we drive back to Dubrovnik (around 40-60 min drive depending on border crossing) and you will be back in the hotel/apartment, just after sunset.

Itinerary

14:30* Dubrovnik departure (F*) (please bring your passport)

  • *Upon request we can move the tour to morning hours

15:15 arrival Gracanica hill for panoramic views (C*)
15:45 arrival Tvrdos monastery (B*)

  • visit and tasting at ancient cellars (no short trousers or skirts allowed when entering monastery)

16:30 drive through center of Trebinje to one of the local family wineries (D*)

  • 16:45 – 17: 25 Trebinje local family wine production facility visit and tasting (accompanied with home made prosciutto and cheese)

17:30 – drive to Tuli village restaurant (E*)

  • 17:40 – 19:10 – 3 course lunch at family restaurant with drinks

19:15 – 20:00 – drive to Dubrovnik

What is included

  • air conditioned vehicle (MPV or minivan)
  • licensed tour guide/wine expert
  • visits and tasting at 2 wineries according to the schedule
  • visit to Gracanica hill
  • cheese, bread, prosciutto snack
  • 3 course meal with drinks at Tuli village
  • hotel/apartment pick up/drop off

Not included

  • optional trips (Trebinje market place, Srdj Mountain)
  • bottles of wine to take home
  • gratuities (optional)

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How to book this tour

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  • 20% deposit should be paid by PayPal in EURO, and the outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
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