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Discover Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit

1. Discover Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit

Start your journey to the island of Korčula exploring a small town called Ston, one of the best fortified towns in Europe, town famous for its production of mussels and oysters. After a pleasant journey the peninsula Pelješac will surprise you with its vineyards, breathtaking views on the small bays and islands. Discover narrow streets, the unique St. Mark's Cathedral built in Venetian style, numerous well-preserved palaces and the birthplace of famous traveler Marco Polo. Finish your journey visiting a winery and tasting local wines and brandies.

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Korčula & Pelješac: Wine & Culture Experience from Dubrovnik

2. Korčula & Pelješac: Wine & Culture Experience from Dubrovnik

When it comes to Croatian winemaking, the stunning Pelješac peninsula and the beautiful island of Korčula are two destinations not to be missed. The scenic peninsula of Pelješac stretches out like a green finger into the Adriatic Sea. Picturesque vineyards cling to rocky slopes dotted by the thick Mediterranean vegetation. A short ferry ride brings you to a beautiful island steeped in history – the island of Korčula. A trip to these jewels of the Croatian coastline makes for a magical day where you will be awestruck by the region's natural beauty while having the chance to sip exquisite local wines. The Pelješac peninsula personifies the best of the Mediterranean – a spectacular coastline and wild interior, hidden coves and beaches, vineyards, oyster bays, historic towns and villages, delicious food, and great wines. A short ferry trip brings you to the magical island of Korčula and its fairy-tale like walled town. The walled city, birthplace of Marco Polo, was first mentioned in the 10th century and every pristine stone has its own special history. This tour offers two spectacular destinations in one day all combined with exceptional cuisines and fine wines, making for a perfect day trip from Dubrovnik. And as the Croatian saying goes “A day without wine is like a day without sunshine”.

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Lumbarda: Sunset Kayak Tour

3. Lumbarda: Sunset Kayak Tour

An evening kayaking your starting from Tatinja Bay in Lumbarda. After meeting your guide and completing a 20 minute safety briefing and training session in the sea you will begin with the tour. You will visit an island famous for its quarrying history, and another one which is a home to a beautiful monastery from the 14th century complete with beautiful wild deer roaming around. After that you will paddle to the most beautiful sunset spot in the area to enjoy the calming red sun dropping into the sea. Whilst enjoying the sunset you will be able to enjoy some amazing homemade white wine called GRK that can only be found in the Lumbarda region, whilst snacking on homemade canape sandwiches complete with cheese and salted anchovies.

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Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit (private)

4. Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit (private)

One of the most romantic island cities in Croatia, Korcula island is one of the top destinations for tourists that cruise the Adriatic. According to legend, it was founded by the Trojan hero Antenor, and was home to the Mesolithic and Neolithic peoples who first settled on this island. Most famously known to be the birth place of traveler Marco Polo in 1254, Korcula is now the second most populous island on the Adriatic, filled with historical and cultural heritage. Ston is the first stop after departing from Dubrovnik. With well preserved city walls which once protected the town during the medieval times, Ston is a charming town with rich history. An optional visit to the ancient salt-works before continuing on the Peljesac peninsula will allow for an interesting stop on the tour. Enjoy the beautiful green scenery, vineyards and blue bays along the way before arriving to Orebic to embark on a boat ride to the magnificent island of Korcula. Once in town, visit the cathedral, city museum, and the house of Marco Polo. Followed is free time to walk through the Old Town and its abundant souvenir shops, and have lunch at a tavern of your choice serving many delicious Dalmatian specialities. After saying good-bye to this marvellous island, there is one last stop to be made on your return, as the Peljesac peninsula is known as one of the most famous Croatian wine regions. Enjoying in an extraordinary wine tasting is a delightful ending to the journey as you continue back to Dubrovnik.

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Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

5. Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

A tour to explore history and nature through a kayaking experience around the little islands in front of Lumbarda. Your stops will include some of the old quarries dating from Antiquity to later ones on Vrnik which are a testimony to the continuity and tradition of quarrying until this very day. Your next stop will be an old Franciscan monastery on island Badija which had a turbulent past but managed to maintain it's beauty throughout the years. Throughout the duration of the tour, you will be able to stop for relaxation and swimming breaks dependent on the groups wishes.

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Dubrovnik: Day Tour to Korčula

6. Dubrovnik: Day Tour to Korčula

On this tour, experience how the past and the present become one on the magnificent island of Korčula, which has been populated since prehistoric times. After departing from Dubrovnik, make your first stop in Ston a historic fortified town surrounded by the 2nd longest wall in the world, first mentioned in the 13th century. The town layout is famous for its herringbone pattern, which allows air to circulate through the streets, but protects the town from strong winds. Learn about how building outside the city walls was forbidden until the 18th-century. Next head to the Korcula Old Town to experience an ancient culture and admire views of the crystal clear sea and sunny beaches. Take a chance to see the Cathedral of St. Mark, probably the most important building in the Korcula Old Town. It is built in Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in the 15th-century in the place of another church from the 13th-century. Find out how the church was built by local masters and craftsman of stone masonry who were well known in the Renaissance and Baroque era. During the tour, you will have the chance to taste fresh oysters from the sea, and sample some of the finest local wines at a winery. 

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Korčula & Ston Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

7. Korčula & Ston Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

Depart Dubrovnik on this full-day sightseeing tour of the island of Korčula and Ston, and discover one of the most prominent islands of the Adriatic and the second longest city wall in the world. En route, take in the panoramic scenery of the vineyards of the Pelješac peninsula, as well as some beautiful old country settlements. Stop at Ston to see the old salt flats. The town was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic, where the defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture. The outer walls run a full 3 miles (5 kilometers), extending as far as Mali Ston on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus. Continue to Korčula, a medieval fortified town on the oval peninsula that stretches deep into the Peljesac Channel. The town has two ancient entrances - Sea Gate, and Land Gate - and was built in the shape of a fish bone to reduce the impact of wind and sun. Wander the narrow streets, exploring sights such as Pjaceta Square, the Cathedral of St. Mark, and the Venetian Arsenal with its restored Tower Rampada. According to legend, Korčula is the birth place of Marco Polo, and you can also visit the house where he is thought to have been born.

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What people are saying about Korčula Island

Great experience. The island of Korcula is beautiful. We made the first stop in Ston and we had time to take a walk and have coffee, then they left us 3 hours free in Korcula, where we could enjoy their coves and food. Finally, we stop at a winery to do a wonderful tasting of regional wines and spirits. Highly recommended.

We liked the tour alot! The serenity, the sense of duty, the competence and the specialist knowledge of Boris were 1A. There was a lot of laughter and, in addition to the many impressions, we also made new friends! Great thing for open people who want to experience something new. Have fun :) Thank you Boris!

Fantastic experience. Boris is an excellent tour guide (and kayak coach). The tour is perfectly timed for catching the sunset with visits to three islands. Finished off perfectly with a delicious picnic of Canapés and local wine from Boris himself. Definitely recommend!

Andrew was really nice and friendly to us. He was able to put us at ease from the start. This experience is really cool. I recommend for people wishing to visit Korcula.

We had a very good time with Boris. He’s very professional and kayak are very good ones. It was fun and very interesting about Croatia. I highly recommend this activity