Private Taste Of Dalmatia

Explore the beauty of the Dalmatian coast and treat your taste buds on this private foodie tour. You will stop in the village of Orasac, where you will watch the production of olive oil. You will then explore the town of Ston for a stroll in this beautiful seaside town famous for its oysters.

Your delicious adventure begins with a beautiful and panoramic ride along the Adriatic coastline, which separates the Italian from the Balkan Peninsula. As you reach your first stop in the small village of Orasac, you will participate in the production of olive oil the old-fashioned way. Be provided the wonderful opportunity to taste some of the most delicious homemade cheese and smoked ham and wash those down with fine, local wine.

After visiting the village of Orasac, continue your journey of discovery towards the small town of Ston, which is considered the oyster capital of Croatia and where one of the largest defense walls in Europe was erected. This Great Wall is 1200 meters (3937 feet) long and was built to ensure protection from neighbors. The medieval wall was of great importance because it defended the saltworks, the shellfish farm and the city itself.

After visiting Ston, enjoy a leisurely walk along the seaside in the town of Mali Ston. The bay of Mali Ston abounds in plant and animal life. It is suitable for the intensive development of mariculture, fish, and shellfish, making the oysters of Ston particularly famous. With a magnificent view on the oyster and mussel farms, have the opportunity to taste the famous oysters taken out of one of the purest seas in the world.

Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to be introduced to one of the most magical places in the world when you book this very exclusive and private tour today.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 2 or 6 guests maximum. Groups with more than 6 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

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Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural, Cuisine
 
Tour Duration
6 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Just outside the security area on the pier if your ship is docked. If your ship is at anchor, your tour will depart from the tender pier shore side.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverages
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. For those wishing to visit any churches, remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
 
Restrictions
All guests must carry an original photo I.D. when going ashore. Photocopies are not accepted. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years. Guests must be able to walk over cobblestones and uneven surfaces, inclines and steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.