Ston Walls, Oysters and Wine – Private Half Day Tour

At a glance

Ston Wine & Oysters tour

Region

Ponikve

Type of Tour

Private Tour

Duration

Half Day

Group Size

2 to 7

No. of Meals

5 oysters & assorted bites

Wineries Visited

1

Wines Tasted

app. 6

Availability

9:00AM, 2:00PM all 2022
Oysters - Ston Bay

Trip Summary

You are on the fast pace and what to maximize your experience in 4 hours. Than this is the tour for you. Let our local fisherman take you with his boat to his oyster beds where you will try most delicious oysters accompanied with his home made wine. Let your experienced guide immerse you into the history and culture of this area, explain you about the oysters and wines paired with them.
Visit one of the family owned Peljesac wineries and learn about their wine production, visit their cellars, taste their wine and liqueurs. Take a relaxed orientation tour with your guide through gothic center of Ston and learn about its huge defensive walls and rich merchant history.

Trip Details

Our tour starts from Dubrovnik (port or hotel) and we drive northwest alongside Adriatic coast. We’ll pass villages of Orasac, Trsteno (known for its beautiful Arboretum botanical garden) and Slano, with Elaphiti islands to our south side. During the drive our experienced driver/guide will explain you all about history, culture and food of the area in a relaxing and informative way.

 

After 50 mins drive we cross to Peljesac peninsula and stop in small town of Mali Ston. Our friend – local fisherman and retired military colonel (who our guests absolutely adore)is waiting with his boat and we take a ride together to his oyster beds, followed by oyster tasting on site accompanied with his home made fresh white wine. You get to see how mussels and oysters grow and take photos with oyster lines full of live oysters. Mali Ston Bay is protected from all winds, so sea is always calm – nobody ever got sea sick!

15 min scenic drive from Mali Ston through Peljesac vineyards to village of Ponikve famous for its Plavac Mali wine (cousin of Californian Zinfandel). We are stopping at family boutique winery for presentation and wine tasting. You will have a chance to talk to the owner and see their cellars as well as taste their white and red wines as well as fruit liqueurs they produce.

10 min drive back to the town of Ston town. Medieval place is famous for its great city walls – second largest preserved fortification system in the world, its charming Gothic center and its salt pans. Salt was major money generator in medieval times (salt was very dear and in high demand in those days). We will do a short walking tour of Ston, and a short free time to buy some souvenir, coffee or another glass of wine (there is a great wine bar in Ston offering most of Peljesac red wines by the glass).

50 min drive back to Dubrovnik – end of tour.
*There is a possibility to stay for lunch (contact our agency for details)

Itinerary

* checkpoints on the map

14:30 hotel pickup (E*), drive to Peljesac (09:00AM pick-up also available)
15:20 Mali Ston arrival (B*)

  • 15:30-16:10 joining our fisherman for oyster picking at his oyster beds. Tasting of oysters and wine on fisherman’s boat

16:10-16:20 drive to family owned winery at Ponikve village (C*)

  • 16:20-17:00 winery visit and wine tasting (with local liqueurs)

17:00-17:10 -drive back to Ston (D*)

  • 17:10-18:00 short walk in Ston, possible free time for coffee/glass of wine/souvenirs

18:00-18:50 drive to Dubrovnik (E*)
18:50 drop off at your hotel/Old Town

What is included

  • Air conditioned vehicle (MPV or minivan)
  • English speaking knowledgeable driver guide
  • Private boat ride to oyster beds – oyster tasting experience
  • Wine tasting (total 5+ different wines)
  • Visit of Ston Old Town

Not included

  • Optional lunch/dinner stop in Ston (ask for details)
  • Bottle purchases in wineries
  • Diver/guide tip/gratuity (not mandatory)
  • Ston city walls tickets -if you choose to climb them
  • Bottle of local top quality sparkling wine to pair with oysters (additional 20 EUR per bottle – winery net rate)

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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
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from us