A Taste of Life Ashore

Creative Culinary and Contemporary Lifestyle Shore Excursions in Europe for Discriminating Cruise Ship Guests

CROATIA

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DUBROVNIK: Our Exclusive Insider’s Full Day Coastal Tour

This morning your English-speaking guide and driver will be waiting to meet you on the pier at 9:00 a.m. to begin your excursion to the Peljesac Peninsula by private vehicle.  Explore the countryside and villages in a way that is impossible to do on a large bus tour and experience an area best known for its vineyards and oysters, farmed in the town of Ston.  Your private guide will share insights on both the history and contemporary life of local residents, truly an “Insider’s View” of Croatia.

Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ston before embarking on a traditional fishing boat for a private tour of an oyster farm.  During the tour, sample the oysters made famous during the Roman Empire for being a great aphrodisiac. From this vantage point, it’s possible to appreciate the medieval architecture of the Ragusan Republic.  First colonized by the Greeks, later by the Romans and Byzantines and in the middle Ages often changed hands between the Venetian and Ragusan Republics, the peninsula shares a similar story with other coastal settlements.  Ston was once a military fort and more than 3 miles of walls extending from Veliki Ston, the historic center of the town, to St. Michael’s Mount and to Mali Ston remain today. The 41 towers, 7 bastions, and 2 forts make this one of the largest and most intriguing defensive structures in the Adriatic region.

Continue on to the wine cellar of the Matusko Family to enjoy a private wine tasting of Plavac Mali and Dingac wines. The Matusko winery specializes in high-quality wines from the Mali Plavac grapes grown on the peninsula and the Korcula Island.

Price per person: $875.00 USD (based on 2 people traveling together)

YOUR TOUR OF CROATIA INCLUDES:

  • Private vehicle / driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing noted in the itinerary
  • Taxes

  

DUBROVNIK: Our Exclusive Insider’s Half Day Coastal Tour

This morning your English-speaking guide and driver will be waiting to meet you on the pier at 9:00 a.m. to begin your excursion to the Peljesac Peninsula by private vehicle.  Explore the countryside and villages in a way that is impossible to do on a large bus tour and experience an area best known for its vineyards and oysters, farmed in the town of Ston.  Your private guide will share insights on both the history and contemporary life of local residents, truly an “Insider’s View” of Croatia.

Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ston before embarking on a traditional fishing boat for a private tour of an oyster farm.  During the tour, sample the oysters made famous during the Roman Empire for being a great aphrodisiac. From this vantage point, it’s possible to appreciate the medieval architecture of the Ragusan Republic.  First colonized by the Greeks, later by the Romans and Byzantines and in the middle Ages often changed hands between the Venetian and Ragusan Republics, the peninsula shares a similar story with other coastal settlements.  Ston was once a military fort and more than 3 miles of walls extending from Veliki Ston, the historic center of the town, to St. Michael’s Mount and to Mali Ston remain today. The 41 towers, 7 bastions, and 2 forts make this one of the largest and most intriguing defensive structures in the Adriatic region.

Price per person: $575.00 USD (based on 2 people traveling together)

YOUR TOUR OF CROATIA INCLUDES:

  • Private vehicle / driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing noted in the itinerary
  • Taxes

SPLIT: ‘Real Life’ Experience in the Croatian Countryside

This morning your English-speaking guide and driver will be waiting to meet you on the pier at 9:00.  Begin your excursion with a walking tour of this quaint seaside town.  Stop along the way to visit some of the lesser known, but wonderful boutiques and shops, off the tourist route.  Please let your guide know if there is anything specific you would like to look for or see.

Travel overland by private vehicle a short distance to a small local village to discover the elegance of Mediterranean cuisine as you are welcomed to lunch in the home of a local family.  Enjoy a traditional homemade aperitif such as travarica or prosecco with dried figs.  Lunch will be served using home grown produce, olive oil, local spices and fresh local ingredients.  Experience the traditional way of life in Split while forging new friendships and engaging in pleasant conversation with your host over a glass of Croatian wine.

Price per person: $825.00 USD (based on 2 people traveling together)

YOUR TOUR OF CROATIA INCLUDES:

  • Private vehicle / driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing noted in the itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Taxes

 

KOTOR: An Insider’s look at the Lakes and Villages of Montenegro

Your English-speaking guide will meet you on the pier this morning for a private scenic drive to visit the beautiful and rarely-visited seaside town of Virpazar, well off the beaten track.

Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Skadar by private motor boat to the old fishermans’ village of Rijeka Crnojevica situated on banks of the lake.  Continue on towards Njegoci, a quintessential Montenegrin village.  In Njegoci enjoy a sample of local delicacies including local honey wine, accompanied by homemade cheese and prosciutto.

If you wish, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, “Stari Most” (Old Bridge) in Rijeka Crnojevica (on a direct payment basis) before returning to the ship later in the afternoon.

Price per person: $825.00 USD (based on 2 people traveling together)

YOUR TOUR OF MONTENEGRO INCLUDES:

  • Private vehicle / driver
  • English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing noted in the itinerary
  • Taxes

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  • CROATIA
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  • RUSSIA
France
  • FRANCE
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  • TURKEY
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