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Peljesac Peninsula & Korcula Island Day-Trip from Dubrovnik

1. 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.

Discover Korcula from Dubrovnik including Winery Visit

2. 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

3. 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.

Korčula: Culture and History Walking Tour

4. Korčula: Culture and History Walking Tour

Carved out of local limestone, mostly in the 15th and 16th centuries, Korčula Old Town is a harmonious example of the Gothic-Renaissance whole. This walking tour embraces the entire Old Town, goes into the secret corners, and traces little by little the history of the town pointing out the key elements of its ingenious urban construction. Starting at the Land Gate, your tour guide will lead you through narrow streets where laundry is hung out to dry, to the main square where St. Mark’s Cathedral is squeezed. As you stroll, you’ll see cats that already outnumber the inhabitants of the Old Town. You’ll learn about the strategic position of the town, and where all that limestone was hauled from. You’ll get to know that Korčula formed part of the Republic of Venice, and that Marco Polo, a celebrated Venetian, was born in Korčula. You may not believe it. But once you hear your guide's story, you’ll change your mind. Finally, you’ll visit All Saints’ Church which guards a 15th-century polyptych painted by the most respected Dalmatian artist of that time – Blaž Jurjev Trogiranin. You’ll enter the seat of All Saints’ Brotherhood where Byzantine Icons are on display, and you’ll also see the wax candles that brothers carry in their processions. On this Korčula walking tour you’ll discover that this is where you should be living.

Lumbarda: Sunset Kayak Tour

5. 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

6. 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”.

Korčula: Healing Nature Walking Tour With Honey Tasting

7. Korčula: Healing Nature Walking Tour With Honey Tasting

This is a walk through a forest with gorgeous views over the Old Town. You’ll be carried away to an oasis of peace and quiet, you’ll intoxicate yourself with oxygen, and you’ll do something that your health will thank you for. The walk is not demanding, and it will be led by a tourist guide who is a nature enthusiast. First, you’ll walk along the sea leaving the town behind. Then you’ll walk under the shade of pine trees leaving the asphalt behind. And lastly, you will not walk – you’ll just sit on a stone and chat, with the song of cicadas in the background. In the forest, on a hill, you’ll be surprised by the Forteca tower, built at the beginning of the 19th century by the British. A little further on, you’ll discover Naplov, a clearing formely used for collecting rainwater. The 101 step ascent to St. Antony Hill, is lined with cypresses, and will reward you with a beautiful view over Korčula’s archipelago. The icing, or rather the honey on the cake will be meeting a local beekeeper, where you’ll peek into a full beehive, and hear about the sweet curiosities of the bees’ life. Of course, you’ll get to know how honey is made, what propolis is, and who royal jelly is produced for…

Korčula: Hiking Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Boat Ride

8. Korčula: Hiking Tour of Pelješac Peninsula with Boat Ride

The Pelješac Peninsula seems barely connected to the mainland. Situated in the extreme south of Croatia, surrounded by islands and the sea, it can be easily confused for an island. Or even for a mountain range rising from under the sea. This hiking tour starts with a boat - you’ll cross the channel from Korčula to Kučište, a small village on the Pelješac Peninsula that will surprise you with its big houses. At the end of the village, you’ll start to climb a flight of steep steps between houses and their colourful gardens, then, further on, you’ll come out onto the main road. After a little bit of the asphalt – sorry, there is no other way – you’ll continue on a narrow path that gains height steadily through the arid rocky landscape. The path leads to Bilopolje hamlet, offering magnificent views across to Korčula Town. From here, you’ll follow a wide dirt road to reach the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels. If you look backwards – a rugged mountain, if you look forwards – a captivatingly beautiful coastline, and now take a look downwards – woods of pine trees and cypresses… – this all comes together in this hiking tour. The hiking tour continues in the direction of the Church of Our Lady of Carmen. You'll passe vineyards enclosed by dry stone walls… and the last part of this hike includes a smooth descent towards Orebić, a town of sea captains. There, you'll catch a public boat to return to Korčula Town.

From Dubrovnik: Guided Tour of Pelješac & Korčula

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Korčula

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4.4 / 5

based on 310 reviews

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.

Very well organized tour. Guide was knowledgeable and provided excellent information and advise. Highly recommend the tour and tour company

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

Korcula is beautiful. A visit to the vineyard will be unforgettable. Really worth

A great trip to Ston and Korcula. The wine tasting was also excellent.