Bites and sites Lopud food tour
Celebrate your love of tasty Mediterranean dishes prepared with locally sourced organic ingredients on this guided walking tour. Taste some of Lopud’s traditional meals prepared on a small farm with their homegrown vegetables. Choose between meat-based or vegetarian and vegan dishes. Your perfect Lopud meal will be served after you’ve wandered through Lopud’s streets guided by certified tour guide Rosy. She has some juicy stories on the island’s past and presence to tell.
Type: tailor-made private tour
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Price: EUR 79 (food excluded)
Group size: up to 15 people
Included: certified guide
map of Lopud island
Optional: transfers, food and drink (the price of farmer’s family dinner depends of your choice of menu)
2. Franciscan Monastery
3. Hotel Pracat
4. Lopud museum
5. St Jerome church
6. The Chapel of the Crucified Redeemer
7. The Church of St. Nicolas
8. The Grand Hotel
9. Farmer’s Family Dinner
Lopud Food Tour Highlights
Enjoy relaxing atmosphere of late afternoon, when most visitors leave with the last ferry and this small island comes back to its usual slow-paced lifestyle. Our path will take us down the Lopud bay with plenty of stories to be told and hidden spots for perfect sunset photos to be discovered. Once your appetite increases, we’ll take you on a small family-owned farm on the other side of the island will a small golf car. You will learn how homemade liqueurs and house wines are prepared and combined with a wide diversity of local tastes.
You can choose between meat, vegetarian and vegan menu. Also, please let me know if you have any allergies.
1. MEETING POINT
We will start our Lopud Walking Tour at the mulberry tree, where your guide will show you the beating heart of Lopud life, both during the old ages and today. Firstly, you will hear how Isola di Mezzo (the island in the middle) became a part of a powerful maritime force of The Dubrovnik Republic and changed its rulers since then. Secondly, you will find out why this 4,6 square kilometers large island has 35 churches and chapels, nine monasteries, and significant nobility’s summer residences. Moreover, you will discover how they fought the pirates that wanted to steal their huge treasure, and much more.
2. FRANCISCAN MONASTERY
The Franciscan monastery hides many exciting stories which shaped the life of the islanders. It was a center of island defense against pirates, a place where friars developed elixir for long life and a secret garden’s home.
3. HOTEL PRACAT
We’ll stroll down the promenade to the old building, former Hotel Pracat, built on top of a 9th-century chapel. Many intriguing legends have been formed around the hotel. It’s a great stop to have a chat about life on Lopud during Yugoslavia.
4. LOPUD MUSEUM
The next stop is Lopud square in front of the museum, which unfortunately hasn’t been open to the public since the Homeland War. However, the story around the museum and the square on which it stands is a curious one. It will take you through time to golden Dubrovnik Republic times when Lopud was famous for shipbuilding and trading, wine and olive oil production, fishing, and crafts. You’ll also learn how to use an old sun clock, which may come handy if all the clocks on the island suddenly stop or you want to impress a special someone.
5. St Jerome church
As we stroll further along the promenade, you’ll hear stories of not only the past but equally exciting present life. Absorb the atmosphere and discover how locals enjoy their feel-good lifestyle and long coffee breaks on the central waterfront. It will take us to 17th century St. Hieronymus chapel, which is a prime example of how the wealthy Lopud inhabitants spent their money.
6. THE CHAPEL OF THE CRUCIFIED REDEEMER
Miho Pracat, one of the greatest islanders until this day, built this church. He lived an exciting life as an adventurer and donated his wealth to Lopud and Dubrovnik Republic. There are many stories and fascinating legends about him that we will walkthrough. The church itself still plays a role in the life of Catholics on Lopud Island.
7. THE CHURCH OF ST NICOLAS
Our next stop is the marvelous church of St Nicolas. You will discover that it is not only a piece of art but also a place where the most famous islanders read the very first book and acquired skills to navigate the sea.
8. THE GRAND HOTEL
We will unravel the astonishing story about the Grand Hotel. It assemblages a dash of impressive architectural innovation, controversial story of WWII, and causes of today’s decaying condition. At the same time, it will come to light its influence on the islander’s everyday life.
9. FARMER'S FAMILY DINNER
We will spend an evening in the family atmosphere discovering exciting palette of local flavors on a typical family farm. All ingredients are organic and come directly from farm. Being born and bred on the island, your hosts, now grandparents, also have many exciting stories to tell.