PRIVATE DAY TRIP
Ston Walls & Arboretum
From stone Walls to green Gardens ...
From Stone Walls to Green Gardens
PRIVATE EXCURSION TO STON FROM DUBROVNIK | OYSTER FARMS | TRSTENO - ARBORETUM PARK
A private excursion to the ancient town of Ston in a luxury vehicle is a pleasant escape from the busy city of Dubrovnik and an opportunity to visit Ston’s City Walls and Arboretum – Medieval Botanical Garden. Located at the very beginning of the Peljesac Peninsula, this historical town is famous for several reasons and thus a popular destination for private tours. First, its ancient walls dating back to the 14th century, are the second longest walls in Europe (5mi / 8 km) and stretch over 5 kilometers around the town. Second, it is also home to 2000-year-old salt pans, which are still used in production today. Lastly, it has some of the most delicious oysters around.
The tour departs from Dubrovnik and begins by visiting several old churches and exploring the town’s magnificent architecture, prior to climbing a section of the Walls of Ston open for visitors. These walls with over 20 towers continue to dominate the hill above Ston today. The city walls represent an impressive review of this town’s past. Ston was, in fact, among the first areas in Europe built according to a town-planning project. After visiting the walls and making a short stop to view the salt pans, the journey continues with Ston’s oyster farms. Due to a unique ecological balance, the Gulf of Ston is home to a variety of oysters that have died out elsewhere in the world. Fortunately, there are delicious local restaurants where this delicacy can be enjoyed, along with many other Dalmatian specialties.
Following lunch, the tour continues to the village of Trsteno, home to some of the oldest examples of medieval garden architecture in Croatia. Acknowledged as one of the finest gardens in Europe with over 300 exotic trees and plants, the Arboretum is over 500 years old and was even used for filming the famous HBO series, Game of Thrones. Here, there will be an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery, including the manor, pavilion, aqueduct, Baroque fountain, and 60-meter-tall Plane trees, before returning to Dubrovnik where the tour ends.
Departures & availability
Available March through November
Departing Every Day
Starting Point: Dubrovnik and its Surroundings
Pickup & Drop-off: Hotel / Accommodation
Recommended Time of Departure: 9 am
Flexible, in accordance with your driver
What to wear & bring
Casual Wear, Comfortable Footwear, Camera
Lunch Not Included
Recommendations and Reservations for Restaurants Available Upon Request
currency & shopping
Local Currency: Euro (EUR)
optional services (not included)
- Professional Tour Guide (Available in Multiple Languages)
- Entrance Fee for Ston’s City Walls
- Entrance Fee for Ston’s Ancient Saltworks
- Entrance Fee for Arboretum Park
- Special Requests
prices & booking
Group Up to 3 PersonsBasic Tour - Price Per Group (Vehicle)
Luxury Sedan Mercedes E Class
Group Up to 7 PersonsBasic Tour - Price Per Group (Vehicle)
Luxury Van Mercedes V Class
Basic Tour Includes:
Visit of Ancient Town Ston it’s Saltworks & City Walls, Visit of Medieval Arboretum in Trsteno
Hotel / Accommodation Pickup & Drop-off, 1 Bottle of Water Per Person, Professional English-Speaking Driver, Passenger Insurance
Passport Not Required. No Border Crossings!
Optional Services Must be Scheduled in Advance
This Tour Can be Customized
Payment Upon Arrival Available