NCM invites you to take advantage of your visit to Dubrovnik by exploring this wonderful and historical city and its surroundings! You can sign up for the below excursions when you register for the meeting or add them on to your existing registration.
Please note, minimum numbers are required to run all three tours. Should the minimum numbers not be reached, individuals will be contacted.
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Old Town Sightseeing Tour
15:30 – 18:30 (approximately)
Cost: $50 per person USD
Includes coach transportation, licensed guide, and water
Interested in seeking a cultural experience in Dubrovnik? After a short transfer from the hotel to the Old Town, discover the Old Town in a small group accompanied by licensed guides. There are many beautiful cities in the world, however the people of Dubrovnik claim their city to be the most beautiful. Famous English poet Bernard Shaw spent some time in Dubrovnik in 1929 and after that he wrote “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. Dubrovnik is on UNESCO’s list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, it is a treasure of architectural and cultural masterpieces, well preserved over centuries. The tour includes some free time to explore Old Town before returning to the hotel via coach bus.
Game of Thrones Tour
15:30 – 18:30 (approximately)
Cost: $65 per person USD
Includes coach transportation, licensed guide, bottle of water, and entrance fees/tourism tax
When the US production company behind the Game of Thrones series picked Dubrovnik as the setting for the capital city of Westeros, King’s Landing, they could not have chosen better. The Old Town in so stunningly striking that it seems to have leapt directly from the pages of George R.R Martin’s addictive series of novels and it is no coincidence that Dubrovnik was also a capital city in its own right – of the now extinct Republic of Ragusa.
On this tour, guests will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and pelted with dung and the Lovrijenac fortress where the unsuccessful attack on King’s Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place. The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac fortress where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll, with Tyrion uttering the immortal phrase that will be shared during the tour.
Konavle Tour and Tastings
15:30 – 19:00 (approximately)
Cost: $80 per person USD
Includes coach transportation, licensed guide, entry fees to various locations, snacks/treats, and wine tasting with cheese and liqueur
Croatia’s crystal-clear sea and beautiful coast are well known in the world, but Croatia also offers a beautiful countryside where many traditions are still alive and where wine cultivation is one of the oldest and most developed way of life. This tour will take place through Konavle, the most southern region of Croatia, which has always been closely connected with Dubrovnik through its history of commerce and way of life. During this tour, the group will stop at different locations for special tastings and experiences during which guests can meet the locals who are keeping the traditions of the region alive.
The tour will include a visit to an authentic water mill where guests are welcomed by staff in national costumes offering small refreshments including typical liquors, figs, and almonds. In addition to the possible demonstration of the water mill, guests will also see a fully reconstructed fulling mill, demonstrating the process of pounding textiles, a crucial step in making the national costumes and other clothes over the past 500 years.
The second stop will include a visit to the family run winery, Brajkovic, surrounded by green slopes and vineyards. The Brajkovic family traditionally cultivates indigenous varieties of grapes and produces high quality red and white wines. Guests will have the option to taste the variety of wines and learn about the traditional way of wine growing in the region. Croatia is well known as one of the 10 best wine regions in the world with much of the production being white wines. The Konavle region is home to the Dubrovnik Malvasija, a well-known dry white wine that guests will have the option to taste.