We are looking for a private transfer from Dubrovnik to Orebic with a plan to stop for lunch in Mali Ston and the Matusko Winery. Can anyone recommend a company? We do not want a "tour"; just a driver willing to make a couple stops for us. We are coming from Dubrovnik (not the airport) and some private transfers only pick up from the airport. We are renting an apartment in Korcula, so plan to hop the foot ferry from Orebic to Korcula. We are four adults. Thank for any help you can give us!
We always use Korkyra ( www.korkyra-Dubrovnik.com). Have used them the last 3 times we wanted to go to Korcula from Dubrovnik and back. Always on time and they all speak English. Reasonable rates.
Check out Dubrovnik Riviera Tours. We had them take us from Orebic to Dubrovnik with a wine tour of the Peljesac, so reverse of what you are doing. We stopped at three wineries, had a driving tour with commentary by the knowledgeable driver, and a lovely lunch stop.
Sorry this isn't answering your question directly, but have you considered driving? Croatia is downright relaxing compared to driving in Italy.
You will get good service from all local tour/transfer companies, send your schedule to a few of them to get the best deal. Our choice was excellent and inexpensive, http://www.cheapdubrovniktours.com/
Thank you so much! All of your responses are very helpful! I contacted Korkyra first. They had a good price, but have an agreement with one particular winery so won't go anywhere else unless you pay them extra for an additional stop. Dubrovnik Riviera Tours also already got back to me. I have read a lot of good things about Petar Vlasic. He offered 185 euros for what we're asking for and sounds very flexible. We have not heard back from cheapdubovniktours yet, but I'm sure we will. The owner of Matusko suggested we just hire an Uber. Any thoughts on that?
I chuckled about your comment regarding driving in Italy, as that is EXACTLY why my husband refuses to drive on this trip! I think he is convinced anywhere in Europe will be just as harrowing!
We booked with Petar from Dubrovnik Riviera Tours. He is giving us 2 hours in Mali Ston and Ston for lunch and sightseeing, and 45 minutes at Matusko Winery, which is perfect! He was extremely accommodating and put together exactly what we're looking for!
Can you give me any feedback about our two hours in Mali Ston? We will be eating at Katetanova kuca, but I assume it won't take us two hours to eat. Will this give us any time to explore the wall or should we be asking our driver to give us more time there? What can you tell me about walking the wall? From Ston to Mali Ston? Thanks so much!
Two hours is probably a very relaxed lunch but if want to include walking the wall you probably will need more time. I strongly recommend the wall walk. Please note that it is straight up then more or less level until you descend in Mali Ston. If you are in good shape you will not be slowed down too much by the ascent. However no matter what condition you are in you will be slowed down by the scenery and photo ops. It is truly stunning. There is very little if any shade so if you are doing this in the midst of summer, it may take a while because of the heat. We did this in January and did not have weather issues.
You may want to look at at Grgic or kortA Katerina vineyards. Both have excellent wines and stunning views. KortA Katerina had a new tasting room which really made for a great experience. Both wineries are very near Orebic and need reservations.
Thank you so much, Nick! We will be there in late May, so hopefully not too hot, but we will be sure to bring water. I watched a video and my biggest concern is the height. The rest of my family will be fine, but as I've gotten older (ugh!) I am more afraid of heights. I understand you can walk the wall around Ston and then decide whether or not to continue on to Mali Ston. Is that correct? I figure at that point I can decide whether or not the drop offs will bother me too much. Any feedback or insight is appreciated. Thanks for your great suggestions of other wineries. I'll check them out!
I am challenged by heights and had little problems here. There may have been one spot that I was slightly uneasy but it was just one area and not bad at all. You can turn around at any time and go back from the point that you started at street level. The weather on May should be mild but not the summer time heat of July. I would bring a bottle of water but no need to pack a lot. I just wanted to make the point that you will be exposed to the sun and may want some water if it is warm.