This morning your guide and driver will meet you at your cruise ship and will take you to the southernmost tip of Croatia. You may begin with a stop in Cavtat, the ancient Roman Ephiderium, dating back to the 6th Century BC. In this typical Mediterranean town you may visit the gallery of the Nicola monastery, where paintings and sculptures from 15th century along with objects made of church silver are on display.
Continue your journey to Konavle, one of the most traditional regions in Croatia and the southern Dalmatian countryside. This is where many of the old ways of life, clothing and culture continue to exist. Konavle is also known for its excellent cuisine and we recommend having a late lunch or early dinner at the restaurant Konovaski Dvori, a traditional southern Dalmatian restaurant located on the banks of the Ljuta river. (Cost of meal is not included).
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Today you will visit the winery of Niko Karaman, a local enologist who is quickly making a name for his tiny operation. He’s known for dry wines and exquisite sweet Prosek (dessert wine) that he makes from rare indigenous grapes. His wines have already been awarded the title of World’s Best Dessert Wine in 2009.
Continue on to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic city center. You will see all the highlights of the city, including the main square, Church of St Blaise and the Rector’s Palace. Your guide will also take you into the Dubrovnik Cathedral and its treasury famous for its ancient relics including a fragment of the cross on which it is believed that Jesus was crucified. If you are interested, you may also visit the Sephardic Synagogue, one of the oldest temples in Europe.
Dubrovnik, like many cruise ports, is filled with shops containing jewelry, souvenirs, clothing, perfume and more. You will have time to browse at leisure. Do not forget to visit one of the delicious gelaterias before departing. This afternoon, meet your driver at a prearranged location for your transfer back to the cruise ship or to the tender port.