Private Bosnia Food & Wine Tour From Dubrovnik

  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration app. 6 hours, start time 2:00PM, all 2022
  • Instant Confirmation, with only 20% deposit paid by PayPal in advance
  • Private Pick-up (type your address in booking-form)
  • Physical rating: Light (light walking, nothing too challenging)
  • COVID-19 measures: all vehicles are regularly sanitized and all drivers are fully vaccinated. Conditions for Foreign Nationals entrance to Bosnia are explained here
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Tour Highlights

  • HERCEGOVACKA GRACANICA – learn about Orthodox religion and visit its monastery
  • TREBINJE OLD TOWN – bustling Austrian squares, alleys and Farmers’ market
  • TVRDOS MONASTERY – wine-tasting in 17ct cellars and monastery visit
  • RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT/BREWERY – tasting of local bites: cheese with walnuts/ kaymak cheese, homemade prosciutto, fried dough balls + locally brewed beer or wine (3 glasses per person)
  • TULI VILLAGE – Traditional restaurant with homemade food in authentic village atmosphere
  • 2 course LUNCH – selection of meat, fish or vegetarian home made dishes with drinks

 

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Located less than 35 km from Dubrovnik (22 miles) Trebinje area in Bosnia and Hercegovina is a world of its own, completely different than the coastal area of Dubrovnik Riviera. Limestone hills, small fertile pockets of land following the Trebišnjica river flow, flocks of sheep and goats grazing, and endless fields of vineyards will capture your imagination instantaneously.

Departing Dubrovnik we cross the Bosnian border in 20 min time and after a short drive overlooking the islands in front of Dubrovnik and through the Friar’s field we reach the town of Trebinje. We start by driving up to the top of Gracanica hill above Trebinje for great panoramic views of the city. Here, our guide can explain to you the geography of the area and show all the spots that you will visit during the tour. A visit to the Orthodox monastery of Gracanica standing at the top of the hill is also possible.

We drive a further 5 km away to the 15ct Orthodox monastery of Tvrdos where monks have been producing wine for centuries until they blew up the monastery when it was about to be taken over by the Ottomans in 18ct. We will visit their church and ancient cellars and taste some of their best white and red wine accompanied by cow cheese cured in olive oil by the monks. Your guide will explain the wines and the current hard-working monk lifestyle.

After tasting monks’ wine, we will drive down to the center of Trebinje town, where your guide will take you on a short historical walk through its Austrian (19ct) and Turkish (18ct) Trebinje center. We will stop in the heart of the fortified Turkish Old Town in a small restaurant by the flowing waters of Trebišnjica river where we will taste their cheese with walnuts/kaymak cheese, homemade prosciutto, and fried dough balls, paired with their home-brewed beer or local wines (Zilavka, Vranac, Rose) overlooking ducks and geese swimming by.

Ultimately we will get back in the vehicle and drive 8 kilometers (5 miles) out to the hills beyond Trebinje to the village of Tuli. There we stop in a family-owned restaurant serving traditional domestic Bosnian food. We will have 2-course lunch accompanied by homemade wine and liqueurs. Lunch will include a selection of their locally grown meat (lamb or veal), fish (trout), or vegetarian, and one of their delicious desserts (homemade apple pie or Turkish baklava). Lunch will be paired with family homemade white or red wine or locally produced (bottled) beer with fruit liqueur or grappa or Turkish coffee at the end.

After dinner, we drive back to Dubrovnik (around 40-60 min drive depending on border crossing) and you will be back in the hotel/apartment, just after sunset.

Itinerary: (Example)

* Check points on map

  • 14:00 – Dubrovnik departure – F*
  • 14:50 – arrival Gracanica hill for panoramic views – C*
  • 15:15 – arrival Tvrdos monastery, visit and tasting at 17t cellars – B*
  • 16:15 – historical walk through Old Town of Trebinje – D*
  • 16:35 – the small restaurant at Trebisnjica riverfront (snack and wine/beer tasting)
  • 17:30 – drive to Tuli village restaurant – E*
  • 17:40-19:10 – 2 course lunch at family restaurant with drinks
  • 19:15-20:00 – drive to Dubrovnik – F*

What is included?

  • Our vehicle with experienced English speaking driver guide throughout the whole journey
  • Visit and wine tasting at Tvrdos monastery
  • Visit to Gracanica hill
  • Cheese, bread, prosciutto snack with beer/wine tasting in Trebinje
  • 2 course meal with drinks at Tuli village
  • Private hotel/apartment pick up/drop off

What is not included?

  • Souvenirs
  • Bottles of wine to take home
  • Gratuities (optional)

Important

  • Due to Covid19 epidemic all guests must have a Covid19 Vaccination Card, or Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test (not older then 48h), or EU Covid passport for entrance to Bosnia and Herzegovina and for return to Croatia
  • Guests need to have valid passport/visa with them at all times during whole duration of the tour
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina currency: 1 KM (1 convertible mark = 0,50 EUR) – EUR is accepted in most stores
  • Those who want to enter Tvrdos monastery must obey a dress code, no bare shoulders, shorts or mini-skirts
  • Later return to Dubrovnik is possible during Summer months due to border and traffic conditions
  • For up to 3 persons we use mid-size car, while for 4 and more persons we use 8 seater van

How to book this tour

  • Use booking form to check availability, prices, and book your tour
  • 20% deposit is required at the time of booking by PayPal
  • The outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail
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Day trip of wine tasting to Bosnia Herzegovina with Goran
pgbWisonsin
July-2019

Goran, our guide was waiting for us at the cruise port. We headed across the Croatian border to spend the day tasting wine and local food in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Great day in a wine country
ferspratt
November-2018

Our driver Ivo was amazing! we had a beautiful day out in Bosnia – he not only drove us but we also got a full history lesson.

Herzegovina Wine Tour
atomcitygirl
October-2018

We had a fantastic time and so happy we went on the tour. Goran was happy to explain a brief history of the region. The variety of places we visited was amazin: a monastery,

Bosnian Wine Tour
RobbieB
October-2017

My friends and I took the Bosnian Wine Tour by Dubrovnik Day Tours and could not have been happier. It was a private tour, picked up at our accommodation in Cavtat


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