Atlas. Atlas organizes one-day excursions from Dubrovnik to neighboring countries (passports required). In Bosnia-Herzegovina, you can visit the pilgrimage site of Medjugorje, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in 1981, or Mostar with its Turkish-inspired Old Town and reconstructed bridge. Or take a day-trip to Budva and the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Tours can be booked directly with Atlas, at the main tourist information center near Pile Gate, or at Travel Corner in Gruž. 012/415–611; www.atlas-croatia.com.
Secret Dalmatia. One of the pioneers in custom-made tours in the region, Secret Dalmatia organizes upmarket itineraries around Southern Dalmatia and Montenegro with a focus on local experiences, food and wine tastings, and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Their superhelpful and friendly team can organize private or small-group tours. 091/567–1604 ; www.secretdalmatia.com.
Tureta Travel. This boutique travel agency offers personalized day trips and multiday itineraries around Southern Dalmatia and other parts of Croatia. These tours are particularly useful for reaching off-the-beaten-track areas and organizing local experiences, such as cooking classes in Konavle and wine tours of the Pelješac Peninsula, with a bit of sailing or sea kayaking thrown in. This should be your first call if you want a bit of help planning your trip. Odranska 1, Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, 10000. 095/252–1992; www.tureta-travel.com.