CG RENAISSANCE GARDENS & THE LONGEST CAVE IN EUROPE

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Set off on a trip to some of the nicest natural sites in the Dubrovnik area on this private tour, perfect for the entire family. Visit a renaissance botanical garden and one of the longest caves in Europe as you traverse the Dubrovnik area and cross the border to beautiful neighbouring Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Trsteno botanical garden, part of an old summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy, will take you back to a time very different from today, when Dubrovnik merchants and sailors brought plants from all over the known world to plant them in the gardens of the noble families. This garden gained fame recently as one of the filming locations for HBO’s Game of Thrones series.

After the garden you will cross the border into Bosnia & Herzegovina (passports mandatory!) where you will visit a true natural wonder – Vjetrenica Cave. This, one of the longest caves in Europe, today draws people who marvel at its beauty and come here to cool off during the summer as the inside temperature is always constant.

Before returning, enjoy a lunch of delicacies from Herzegovina in a fantastic nearby restaurant set in an old train station. The scenic ride back to Dubrovnik will make a perfect end to a morning well spent.

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Tour Duration: 5.5hrs

ITINERARY

09:30                    pick up
09:30 – 10:00     Drive to Trsteno botanical garden
10:00 – 10:45     Short tour of the Botanical garden
10:45 – 11:30     Drive to Vjetrenica cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina (passports required)
11:30 – 13:30     Tour of the cave and lunch
13:30 – 15:00     Scenic drive to Dubrovnik with photo stop en route
15:00                    tour ends

Highlights

USEFUL TIPS

Bring comfortable shoes and preferably a hat or cap if doing the tour on a hot day. Water bottles are a good idea.

PRICE INCLUDES

English speaking local guide, entrance fees to Trsteno Arboretum garden, entrance fees to Vjetrenica Cave, 3 course lunch featuring local delicacies, private transportation throughout.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Lightly Active: mostly travelling by van, some rough terrain to negotiate inside the cave, long trousers and sturdy closed footwear advised, winding roads

Route

  1. Dubrovnik