A foodies' delight, this half-day excursion along Dubrovnik Riviera introduces you to its gastro traditions: olive oil and salt production.
There are a few places today intact by centuries passed and the historic olive oil mill in the village of Orasac is certainly one of them. Just a 20-minute drive from Dubrovnik, you will witness an ancient production where the horse pulls the grinding stone, pressing precious oil from olives. Glorify this moment further with some homemade prosciutto and cheese from oil and then head out to the town of Ston. At the entrance to the peninsula of Peljesac, a 5-km-long stone walls of Ston protected its historic salt pans. Today, salt production is still a thing and, if visiting during summer, you will witness this production.
Departure from the hotel according to the plan.Discover the best of Dalmatia, the region on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, often synonymous with Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
Orasac is a larger settlement located above the Adriatic motorway, 14 km away from Dubrovnik. It is famous for its votive church dedicated to the miraculous Virgin Mary of Orasac, built in the 15th century, and for the Arapovo Palace, called Soderini, built at the beginning of the 16th century. You will visit a local household and enjoy a demonstration of olive oil production, followed by snacks and wine.
Ston is a small fortified town, about 54 km north-west of Dubrovnik, well known for it’s medieval walls that encircle the town itself. It is also well-known for its oyster production as well as for its saltworks in the near vicinity that has been producing sea salt for centuries.
A return to Dubrovnik in the early evening.
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
Gruz Port Lapad Post Office Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik Hotel More Dubrovnik Hotel Dubrovnik Palace Hotel Uvala Hotel Ivka Hotel Lero Grand Villa Argentina Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel Hotel Astarea Villas Plat Remisens Hotel Epidaurus Remisens Hotel Albatros Cavtat Bus Stop Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only) Air-conditioned vehicle Expert guide Food tasting (snack) Demonstration of olive oil production Entrance fee to the Saltworks in Ston
Tips and gratuities Personal expenses City Walls in Ston entrance fee
What do I need to bring?
There is a possibility of visiting the city walls in Ston. The entrance fee is not included in the tour price and has to be paid extra on the spot.
Refund if cancelled at least 1 day before the event
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