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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.

Korčula and Pelješac Wine Tasting - Day Tour from Dubrovnik

2. Korčula and Pelješac Wine Tasting - Day Tour from Dubrovnik

Marco Polo has a vast historical heritage traveling more than 15000 miles and inspiring generations of pioneers to discover the 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 a 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 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 Korčula, the main town of the island. It is a unique experience to walk along the narrow streets and among the 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 saved their best works for their hometown. After a sightseeing tour of the old town of Korčula, 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 beautiful beaches. On our way back to Dubrovnik, we will make a stop in one of the well-known wine cellars on the Pelješac peninsula and sample some of the excellent local wine.

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 & Pelješac: Wine & Culture Experience from Dubrovnik

4. 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”.

From Dubrovnik: Guided Tour of Pelješac & Korčula

5. From Dubrovnik: Guided Tour of Pelješac & Korčula

Embark on a guided tour through the Croatian coastline to Ston and Orebić. Enjoy a boat ride to Korčula. Stop at the Pelješac peninsula for wine tasting. Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the coast to Pelješac peninsula. Stop for a short break in Ston, a place known for its saltworks and the second-longest city walls in the world. Make your way from Ston towards Orebić. From Orebić, set sail to Korčula. Surrounded by dark pine forests, this magnificent island was called Korkyra Melaina (Black Korčula) by ancient Greek settlers. Visit its main settlement, a stunning medieval walled town. Enjoy free time to explore the magnificent Island of Korčula. In addition to all the beautiful views, you will also enjoy the absolute best of Croatia's wines. On the way back to Dubrovnik, stop at Pelješac peninsula. Here, visit local wineries. Taste a selection of the region’s finest wines. Soak in views of rocky ridges and sweeping valleys.

Korčula: Cooking Class and Lunch

6. Korčula: Cooking Class and Lunch

This is a culinary tour comprising a hands-on cooking class, a homely lunch, and a lot of fun. You’ll learn how to prepare a traditional type of pasta – the Žrnovo macaronis, typically served with a beef sauce. We’ll show you how to make the dough and how to roll out the macaronis, and then… roll your sleeves up! You first chop the dough into small pieces and then wrap them around a wooden stick rolling a macaroni. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but if you try, you’ll be proud of yourself, and you won’t be able to stop laughing. After the cooking class, you’ll have your lunch, by which we mean, the one you have just cooked! And you will not want to leave the table.

Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit (private)

7. 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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What people are saying about Korčula

Very nice excursion to Korkula with plenty of free time on site to visit the charming medieval town and immerse yourself with delight in the transparent water. Special mention to Paolina, our guide who speaks French to perfection and accompanied us with kindness and availablity.

It was a very pleasant trip with our friendly guide. The group itself wasn’t big, 8 people including our guide. We had a lot of free time and the winery was excellent! Tasted a lot of wines and the glasses were bigger than expected honestly.

really relaxing day trip to Korcula with lovely stops in Ston and a family fun winery. Beautiful scenery on the bus ride, very interesting information provided by the guide. Would recommend.

We had a fantastic time! The town is amazing medieval and the wine was delicious!

Excellent guide tom Beautiful island Thank you so much