Private Bosnia Food & Wine Tour From Dubrovnik

  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration 6 to 7 hours, start time 02:00PM, all 2024
  • 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)
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Tour Highlights

  • HERCEGOVACKA GRACANICA – learn about the Eastern Orthodox religion and visit its church
  • TREBINJE OLD TOWN – bustling 19. ct. Austrian squares, alleys, and Farmers’ market
  • TVRDOS MONASTERY – monastery visit and wine-tasting in 17.ct monks’ cellars
  • FAMILY OWNED WINERY IN TREBINJE – chatting with a local wine maker and tasting of local bites: cheese / kajmak cheese, homemade prosciutto, fried dough balls + wine (3 glasses per person)
  • TULI VILLAGE – Traditional restaurant with homemade food in authentic village atmosphere
  • 2 course LUNCH – selection of meat under the iron bell, trout, or vegetarian homemade dishes with drinks and dessert

 

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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 colorful patches 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 you the geography of the area and show you all the spots that you will visit during the tour. A visit to the Orthodox church of Holy Annunciation standing at the top of the hill is also possible.

The tour continues with a 5 km drive to the 15.ct Orthodox monastery of Tvrdos (with remains from 4. ct. AD)  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 monastery church and ancient cellars and taste some of their best white and red wine. Your guide will explain to you about the wines and the current hard-working monk lifestyle.

After tasting monks’ wine, we will drive down to the center of Trebinje town, where you will take you a short historical walk through its Austrian (19ct) and Turkish (18ct) Trebinje centers.

Short drive away,we will stop in family owned winery close to river Trebišnjica where you will taste their traditional cheese / kaymak cheese, homemade prosciutto, and fried dough balls, paired with their local wines (Zilavka, Vranac, Rose).

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 at a family-owned restaurant serving traditional domestic Bosnian food. We will have 2-course lunch accompanied by homemade wine or grappa. Lunch will include a selection of their locally grown meat (lamb or veal), fish (trout), or vegetarian dish, 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 and homemade grappa or Turkish coffee at the end!

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

Itinerary: (Example)

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  • 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 – family winery visit and chat with the owner (snack and wine 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 wine tasting in Trebinje family owned winery
  • 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

  • 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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Testimonials

Bosnian wine tasting
Christine N
September 18, 2023
Miho was a fantastic guide. We appreciated his local knowledge . The wineries and people we met along the way on the Bosnian wine tour gave us new insights. The wine was fantastic too!
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Say yes to Dubrovnik day tours
Navigate259664
August 18, 2023
Awesome day trips with The Doria group. We did a local guide in Dubrovnik city center, a food and wine tour in Bosnia (amazing!!!) and a day trip to Montengro. In addition to the tours being awesome, Dubrovnik day tours was also really flexible with our group.
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Outstanding wine tour with Mijo
Kristina H
July 18, 2023
We had a great all-day experience on this tour. Our guide, Mijo, was outstanding. His English was exceptional and the history he shared, both personal and about the countries was intriguing. We stopped at three wineries and the last one was so great we even purchased wine and olive oil despite not wanting to check our luggage. A MUST-DO!
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Great Experience
Luke C
October 4, 2022
The Bosnia food and wine tour was fantastic - a great chance to explore a very interesting region only a short drive away and have lots of delicious food and wine included. Miho was a superb guide with great knowledge of the region,
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told us lots of fascinating facts and stories, and, as a family with additional needs, he was really understanding and accommodating of our situation which meant a lot to us. We would thoroughly recommend this and Dubrovnik Day Tours to anyone planning to explore the region.
If you like good food, wine and culture – this is highly recommended…
Whit
September 5, 2022
Had a wonderful time in Bosnia on the wine tasting tour - the three of us and Ivo! Ivo was very knowledgable and truly excellent company - one of the best tours, if not the best, I have arranged overseas! Thanks so much - from Jay, Lucy and Corrine!
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Day trip of wine tasting to Bosnia Herzegovina with Goran
pgbWisonsin
July 22, 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.
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It was a beautiful drive through the countryside. We stopped at a Monastery to taste and then a delightful little garden tasting room that was owned by a local Bosnian, who grows grapes and makes his own wine. The wine was delicious and something we will never be able to purchase stateside. After tasting we stopped at a lovely local restaurant for an amazing ethnic meal where we tasted kaymak for the first time. Goran spoke perfect English and shared so much information with us. If you have been to Dubrovnik before and want to do something different or just want to escape the crowds of the city, I highly recommend this tour. It was a lovely day learning about someplace new.
Great day in a wine country
ferspratt
November 22, 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.
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all wineries were different form each other and each had its special items. My favorite was the small family winery. They served some prosciutto that they smoked themselves and the wine was fantastic. The wine pours are very large, so be ready to eat and rink a lot! I would highly recommend this tour!
Herzegovina Wine Tour
atomcitygirl
October 22, 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,
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a family wine maker's home and a family-run restaurant and cellars. The home made prosciutto/meats and cheeses and food in the family restaurant were outstanding. Goran was also happy to share with us favourite local restaurants, dishes and wine bars. Some of which we've already visited and some of which we are visiting tonight! We would highly recommend the tour to friends who would visit Dubrovnik.
Bosnian Wine Tour
RobbieB
October 22, 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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and returned there at the end of the day. Our driver, Ivo, was both professional and friendly. He was full of knowledge and nothing was too much trouble for him. We were to go on a Montenagro Tour a few days later but unfortunately ill health prevented us from going. We would all thoroughly recommend Dubrovnik Day Tours, they were professional right from the booking, (thank you Josip) through to the tour. It was a wonderful day and one of the highlights of our visit to Dubrovnik.
Bosnia Wine tour / Montenegro Day Tour
Bertle2000
April 22, 2017
Dubrovnik day tours really made our 4 day trip to the area special. We were picked up from the airport at lunchtime by Ivo who took us on the half day wine tour to Bosnia.
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The highlight for us was actually the family winery. Small but with really very good wines, especially for the price. A Decanter silver and bronze award supported this. The cheese was quite moreish too. We also liked the winery where we ate but just preferred the family one. ivo is a real font of information about everything Croatian and really made the trip. Goran drove us to and from Montenegro very safely. When we had a 90 minute wait at the border (new EU rules came in in April) he was able to tell us a lot about the history of the area in a clear and informative way. Kotor and Budva are both impressive sites, and different in their own way, but for us Dubrovnik steals the gold medal.

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