(Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2011) Today, Gulliver Travel organized the first SCENIC TRAIN RIDE THROUGH KONAVLE VALLEY for the 2011 Season, that was prepared as a part of Gulliver’s excursion offer for the Dubrovnik region. The excursion was organized in cooperation with winemakers Andro Brajkovic, Ivo Vodopic, Ivo Karaman, water and stamp mills Djivanovic and the Franciscan Monastery in Pridvorje.
This excursion is new in the Dubrovnik area offer, because it represents the winemakers and traditional craftsmen from Konavle area in an original manner through the ride on the tourist train for the first time. The special added value of this project lies in the development of the Konavle area in the sense of tourism, through including a greater number of participants. The first excursion was organized for travel agents, and regular excursions start at the beginning of June and will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The excursion is aimed at both, domestic and foreign tourists, and it is designed as a half-day excursion.
We would like to stress that the measures of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia within the project Meet Croatia also had a great role in the realization of this project, as well as measures of the Croatian Tourism Board through the project of 2011 Promotional Campaigns.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCURSION: Experience the spirit of tradition and the true country atmosphere on a unique excursion with a tourist train that goes through the Konavle vineyards. After visiting the first wine cellar experience Konavle through the ride on the tourist train through the vineyards of this rich region. You will be able to see the historical way of flour making in the village Ljuta where you will visit the watermill and only several meters away you will be introduced to another traditional craft – wool production. The next three wine cellars (vineyards) will let you taste some of the best wines in this part of Croatia, and the farmer’s brunch will be an especially interesting experience; bacon and onion served in a traditional manner, like the old Konavle people used to serve it while working in the field. The excursion will end in the Franciscan Monastery in the village Pridvorje.
This year, with the above described excursion Gulliver Travel also includes another five new excursions: UP AND DOWN (visit to the Vjetrenica Cave); SUNSET CRUISE (dinner and cruise on the Karak); SEA KAYAKING DUBROVNIK (kayaking around the city walls); KONAVLE BIKING (bike ride through Konavle); ELAFITI (visit to Elafiti with the lunch in a newly renovated tavern Vrbova and a swim in the Vrbova Cove). The news this year is also that we presented the excursions in two separate brochures – one with the offer of “standard” excursions and the other with the offer of active type of excursions.