Dubrovnik Day Tours. The friendly locals who operate this company bring more than a decade's worth of guiding experience, plus a lifetime of living in Dubrovnik, to their great-value private tours. They operate wine and oyster excursions to the Pelješac Peninsula as well as day trips to Konavle, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. They also do walking tours around Dubrovnik, including a fun Game of Thrones tour with swords and props. Highly recommended is the 3-hour Dubrovnik Above and Beyond tour, which includes a drive up Mt. Srđ for a viewpoint that rivals the Cable Car, and a comprehensive city tour that incorporates history, local knowledge, and personal experience. Obala Stjepana Radica 2, Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska. 098/175–1775; www.dubrovnikdaytours.net.
Piknik. For a unique foodie experience, order a Piknik. You'll get an insulated backpack thoughtfully stocked with gourmet Croatian goodies, and a map to the best secret beaches or panoramic viewpoints where you can enjoy it. You can join in on a guided hike to the best trails around Konavle or up Mt. Srđ to watch the sunset. Keep in mind that twenty-four-hour notice is required for a Piknik. www.piknikdubrovnik.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. www.secretdalmatia.com.