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Cavtat & Konavle Tour

Our trip continues inland to Konavle valley and the village of Gruda where we will become acquainted with the silk production and the significance of Konavle embroidery. Along with an overview of traditional manufacture, function of the households and the way of life, you will learn about the importance of decorations on national costumes and some interesting facts about a caterpillar’s puberty.

1 day tour

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

  • Departure from a previously agreed-upon location
  • Arrival and walking tour of Cavtat
  • Visit to the Vlaho Bukovac house
  • Embroidery presentation in Gruda
  • Homemade lunch in the hillside

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This tour takes us some 20 km south of Dubrovnik to the Konavle region – a unique geographical area of abundance. We start with Cavtat, a small, picturesque harbour town that is historically inseparable from Dubrovnik, as back in the 7th century the end of Cavtat meant the beginning of Dubrovnik. Re-established in the Middle Ages, today it stores charming examples of art and architecture interlaced with the local way of life. Walking along the seaside promenade of Cavtat, you can admire the works of Vlaho Bukovac, a cosmopolitan modern Croatian painter, whose former house has been turned into a museum. Tucked away from the main promenade, the house exhibits his works and the time in which they were made. Proceeding towards the northern end of the promenade, we encounter the Franciscan Monastery and the elaborate Račić Mausoleum situated on a steep hill at the tip of the Cavtat peninsula.

Our trip continues inland to Konavle valley and the village of Gruda where we will become acquainted with the silk production and the significance of Konavle embroidery. Along with an overview of traditional manufacture, function of the households and the way of life, you will learn about the importance of decorations on national costumes and some interesting facts about a caterpillar’s puberty.

 We conclude the tour deep in the hills on the other side of the valley, in a local family-owned tavern where we will have a delicious meal baked under a thick metal bell covered with hot coals, locally known as the PekaPeka dish with some domestic wine and a nice view of the valley will round up this experience.

DEPARTURE
RETURN
Dubrovnik, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
organization, insurance and VAT
Licensed English speaking tour guide
Entrance tickets to the former house of Vlaho Bukovac, Racic Masoleum, silk production and Konavle embroidery presentation
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Homemade lunch in a local tavern
NOT INCLUDED
Tour moderation, supplement for tourist guides in other languages upon request.
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”
PERIODYear round
TOUR STYLEArt, Heritage & Gastronomy tour
DIFICULTYEasy
CHILD FRIENDLYNo
FOODLamb and/or veal and/or chicken with vegetables prepared in a traditional way, under the lid (peka).
BEVERAGESWater provided; domestic wine along with lunch.
WHAT TO BRINGSunglasses, camera, hat and sun screen (in summertime).
AVAILABLE OPTIONSWith prior notice, during the visit to the embroidery, we can organise a silk-making workshop.

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA