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Korčula & Pelješac: Wine & Culture Experience from Dubrovnik

1. 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”.

Peljesac Peninsula & Korcula Island Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

2. Peljesac Peninsula & Korcula Island Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

Your sightseeing starts as soon as you depart from Dubrovnik when your tour takes a short break on the Dubrovnik Bridge for a scenic view of the town. You will then continue along the Adriatic Coast, learning about various points of interest along the route. When you reach Ston you will enjoy sightseeing and free time. Ston is famous for its old salt flats and for having the second longest city walls in the world (after the Chinese walls). After sightseeing free time, the tour continues towards Orebić. Along the way, you will take in the panoramic scenery of the famous vineyards of Peljesac peninsula. Discover beautiful countryside and old settlements while listening to commentary on the wineries of Peljesac and on the area's mussel-breeding. In Orebić the tour boards the boat to Korčula. The island of Korčula presents a unique contact with the beautiful nature, and a thousand-year-old cultural tradition and history. You will have an opportunity to visit the birth house of Marco Polo, the church of St. Marco and many other monuments. Return to Orebić by boat and proceed to Potomje. Upon arrival in Potomje you will visit one of the most famous Croatian wineries. Your tasting will include famous wines as well as domestic brandy and liquors in the company of an expert from the winery. The tour returns to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

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.

Korčula Yellow Taxi Catamaran: Hop-On Hop-Off

4. Korčula Yellow Taxi Catamaran: Hop-On Hop-Off

The Yellow Taxi Catamaran and the Hop-On Hop-Off service is an ideal way to explore the archipelago in Korčula. The ticket is valid all day long and you can get on and off your modern and safe catamaran as often as you want. This tour operates throughout the whole day and you can choose any time to start your tour either in Korčula town (east port) or Lumbarda center. There are two different routes, the first one is Korčula, Badija, Vrnik and Lumbarda, and the second is Korčula and Stupe Moro Beach. You can combine the routes or make up your own itinerary - the choice is yours. Your friendly booking staff in Korčula and Lumbarda will give you all additional information and service. Your stops are: Badija Island: Badija Island is the biggest island in the whole archipelago and offers lots of possibilities. On the island you will find a monastery from the 15th century with an integrated museum. If you like architecture and culture you will be impressed. For those who like to swim and snorkel, you can explore the back of the island, where you can find your own small bay or a beach. If you like to be more active you can use the trail which surrounds the island and take a 50-minute walk or a 25-minute run. You can also climb up to the peak where you can find the old St. Catherine Church which is now an old ruin. During the high season there is also one restaurant that operates on the island. Vrnik Island: Whilst in Vrnik you can find amazing small beaches and also a fine restaurant called 'Arts Club', which offers local dishes and is located in a former school building. Along with the restaurant, you can also explore the replica of the old classroom as well as order a tour guide. Lumbarda: Lumbarda is a small village and a municipality located on the Eastern tip of the Island of Korčula in Croatia, 7 kilometers away from the town of Korčula. A road passing through a picturesque area of pine woods and olive groves connects these two places. Lumbarda is surrounded by sandy vineyards and wineries. You can also visit famous sandy beaches such as Vela Pržina, Bilin Žal and Tatinja, all reachable in walking distance. Stupe and Moro Beach: Stupe Island and Moro Beach Restaurant can easily become the highlight of your entire holiday. Stupe Island is located within an amazing blue lagoon and offers all you need to spend a perfect beach day. Enjoy the excellent restaurant and a beach bar, rent a sunbed or a SUP, and don’t hesitate to get on the famous water swing. Explore the underwater sea life and snorkel around the island and nearby islets.

Discover Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit

5. 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.

Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

6. 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.

Island of Korcula Day Tour from Dubrovnik

7. Island of Korcula Day Tour from Dubrovnik

Marco Polo has a vast historical heritage traveling more than 15'000 miles and inspiring generations pioneers to discover unknown lands. Other explorers before him had changed the geography of the world – Marco Polo changed its history. Interestingly, many sources suggest that Korčula is the town, where he was born around 1254! The island of Korčula undoubtedly holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands. It is full of legends, tales and monuments - more so than any other island in the Adriatic sea. Once we arrived on the island, we will start our day trip, by discovering the picturesque old town of Korcula, the main town of the Island. It is a unique experience to walk in the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces, of what is considered to be one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers, the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. After our sightseeing trip in the old town of Korcula, you will have some free time for lunch. After lunch, you shouldn't miss out swimming in the crystal clear water of the island's the beautiful beaches. On our way back to Dubrovnik, we will make a stop in one of the well known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula, in order to sample some of the excellent local wine.

Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit (private)

8. 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.

Korčula & Ston Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

9. 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.

Dubrovnik: Day Tour to Korčula

10. 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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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 224 reviews

Great trip all the way around. Had an early pickup at our hotel (Sheraton Dubrovnik). Let on time in a very comfortable Mini bus with 24 seats. Our driver was an expect getting us to each location ahead of schedule. And, our guide, Hannah, was exceptional---well organized, very knowledgeable, interesting and quite proficient in English. the cruise to Korcula, old town orientation walk and wine tasting were highlights. we definitely recommend this excursion ..well worth the price!

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

Very nice experience. We had a good time with our guide.

A well organized trip, beautiful landscapes, good wine