MAGIC OF TRSTENO AND STON
TRSTENO & STON
Renaissance gardens and the oldest salt ponds in the world
Half - day tour
On our way to Ston we will make a stop at the village of Orašac and visit a family house where the host will present us the traditional mill.
One of highlights of our excursion is Ston with its 5-kilometre long walls, a town built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular layout of streets and squares. Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and mussels that we recommend you to taste in one of the local restaurants. Another landmark of Ston are its old salt ponds where the salt is still gathered the old way.
We continue to the Arboretum in Trsteno with a 15th century summer residence of the Dubrovnik patrician family Gucetić-Gozze surrounded by a beautiful Renaissance garden.
Enjoy a view from its pavilion over the islands or take a walk to the baroque Neptune’s Fountain immersed in the luxuriant subtropical vegetation of magnolia, black bamboo, laurel, eucalyptus, palm and camphor trees. Trsteno is also famous for its two giant 500-year old plane trees.
Departure from the hotel according to the plan.
10:00 - Departure from Dubrovnik
10:30 - Arrival to a family house in the village of Orašac. Presentation of the olive oil production by the owner in traditional way, followed by tasting of the olive oil and cheese
11:30 - Departure towards Ston
12:30 - Arrival at Ston, short guided tour followed by the visit to the salt ponds, presentation of gathering salt and free time
14:00 - Departure towards Trsteno
14:30 - Sightseeing of Arboretum
16:00 - Departure towards Dubrovnik
16:30 - Arrival to Dubrovnik and transfer to the hotels
Price: 390 Kuna per person - approx. 51 EUR
Included: Transfers, guide, entrance fees, cheese and olive oil tasting are included in the price.