Ston Oyster Tasting Tour from Dubrovnik
Taste the freshest oysters and mussels in a private tour to Ston, tailored for true seafood lovers. A small boat will take you to oysters and mussels farm to see how they are being cleaned and farmed. Walk the medieval town of Ston to admire its magnificent defensive walls and visit a salt factory. On our way to Ston, we will make a stop at Trsteno to visit the oldest botanical garden in the world, established by a local noble family in the 15th century. On the way back, you will enjoy a ride with scenic sights and a stop at the spectacular viewpoint overlooking the Elaphiti Islands, to take some beautiful panorama photos. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel/cruise ship and you will head to Ston in a comfortable, fully air-conditioned vehicle. After about an hour and a quarter of drive you will arrive to the pear in Hodilje from where you will take a small boat that will take you to oysters and mussels local farm, to see how local farmers farm them. Finally, we arrive to island of Ostrog, where our hosts will wait for us, with fresh oysters right out of sea, ready to be served. They will also prepare a traditional Croatian dish made of mussels, called "Buzara". This gastronomic delight will be complete with domestic Croatian wine. Approximately 2 hours later we will head to Ston and your driver/guide will take you to the city and reveal you some history during half an hour walking tour. You will also visit salt pans where you can see the production of salt that hasn't been changed for two thousand years. If you wish, we can take a coffee break at one of the cafes on the main square or take a swim at the nearby sandy beach. On the way back to Dubrovnik, we will stop at Trsteno Arboretum and spend there about one hour. This garden is full of exotic plants because the family which established it in the 15th century requested from all the ship captains to bring back seeds from their journeys all over the world. The garden was also used for shooting some of the scenes in the popular Game of Thrones series. Before heading back to Dubrovnik, you can refresh yourself at the beach situated near the pear of Trsteno. When we arrive to Dubrovnik, your driver will take you back to your hotel/accommodation or cruise ship.
Things you should know about this activity
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking. May be operated by a multi-lingual guide. Included in the price: English speaking driver/guide, hotel/accommodation pickup and drop-off, fully A/C comfortable touristic vehicle and insurance, live commentary on board, boat tour of oyster farm in Ston with lunch (5 oysters/person, homemade wine and a traditional meal of mussels called “Buzara”), entrance fee and visit to salt pans in Ston and a walking tour in Ston, entrance fee and visit to botanical garden Trsteno.