Attendees of ASTA Destination Expo will have the opportunity to explore some of the biggest attractions around Dubrovnik with half and full-day sightseeing tours. These tours are free and are available to all attendees until capacity fills.
Half-Day Sightseeing Tours: Saturday, December 5th
Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Attendees will depart from our host hotel by bus and arrive at the newly opened Cable Car Station located within the vicinity of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Upon arriving, you will load into a cable car and experience the panoramic view of Dubrovnik from the surrounding Srd hill. From here you will be offered a bird's - eye view of the greatness of the entire city and surroundings of the centuries-old Dubrovnik rooftops which you will never forget. Upon return to Main Station, your tour guide will lead you on foot to the Old Town of Dubrovnik for the walking tour and free time.
The walking tour will open the doors to one of the largest and most luxurious open-air museum towns in existence. The famous Croatian tourist center awaits you, encircled by its monumental stone ramparts, which have preserved and enhanced Dubrovnik’s spirit of Renaissance. Stari Grad - the old city of Dubrovnik and its medieval walls have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Parts of the walls date from the 13th century. The walls were completed in the 13th century. The ramparts are intact and encircle the old city with a circumference of more than a mile and a half. Ascending the stairway at Pile Gate, you will soon reach the top of the wall where your guide will lead you on a walking tour along its entire length. You will see the gorgeous Minčeta Fortress, St. John`s Fortress, Bokar Fortress, and the Maritime Museum. Reaching the Stradun, you will come to the very center of the Old Town and will have the opportunity to explore the town on your own before joining coaches for the return transfer back to the hotel.
Game of Thrones Tour from Dubrovnik
Enter the city of the Iron Throne, meet the streets where the Targaryens, Starks, and Lannisters used to walk. Climb the fortresses and walls that were attacked by the Baratheons, take a walk on the shores of the Blackwater bay and experience life in the capital of the 7 kingdoms.
After visiting the Old Town of Dubrovnik, this tour will take you to the gardens of Kings Landing where Magarey Tyrell and Sansa Stark became friends, where Lord Baelish and Lard Vayrs confront their plots and where Oleanna Tyrell took a role in the Games for the Throne. On this tour you will visit the Lovrijenac fortress, Dubrovnik city walls, walk the streets and parks of this ancient city where the filming of the famous HBO series Game of Thrones took place.
Full-Day Sightseeing Tours: Sunday, December 6th
Ston and Peljesac
At Ston, see Croatia's oyster farms and marvel at ancient salt pans still in use today. Take a trip through time to discover picturesque Dalmatian villages, magnificent vineyards and see where famous Croatian oysters come from. In the town of Ston, you'll see the defensive walls and salt pans of Croatia's "oyster capital" before proceeding to the small town of Mali Ston for a light lunch including local seafood specialties. Sample red and white Peljesac peninsula wines at two famous wine cellars.
Into the Countryside
Discover Cavtat and the Eastern coast of the Dubrovnik Riviera! Stopping off to visit the Crvik family vineyards for wine tasting, your scenic drive will take you to a viewpoint from where magnificent scenes of Dubrovnik and its Riviera can be enjoyed. You will then continue onto the picturesque seaside resort town of Cavtat. Over the years, Cavtat has become a favorite destination for sailors and yacht enthusiasts. Enjoy some free time to take in the beautiful promenade or relax with a drink in one of many cafes located along the coast.
Back onboard your coach, your scenic drive continues along the eastern coast of the Dubrovnik Riviera towards Komaji Village to visit the Crvik Winery. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the owner Andro Crvik, who will then lead you on a tour of the family wine cellar. Mr. Crvik will share his experiences in the production process and invite you to participate in a tasting of his wines accompanied by homemade bread and cheese. After the tasting, go for dinner in one of the famous households for a taste of local homemade food.
Three Countries in One Day
Imagine visiting 3 countries in one day! Staying in Dubrovnik allows you to explore the surrounding borders of Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Wake up in Croatia, visit Herzegovina in the morning, have a late lunch in Montenegro and go back to Croatia for dinner. This tour will reveal the best of them all.
After breakfast at your hotel, we will venture to Trebinje. The small town of Trebinje is situated very close to Dubrovnik and only a 40 minute drive away. This town has an abundance of small honey producers, but also a beautiful green market in which you will have the chance to visit and taste local products. From there we will continue to Kotor, driving through small villages and mostly uninhabited parts of Herzegovina until we cross the border of Montenegro. On arrival to Kotor, we will partake in a guided tour of this beautiful fortified city and have free time to enjoy lunch. We will then return to Croatia in the late evening hours.