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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”.

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.

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.

Lumbarda: Half-Day Kayaking and History Tour

4. 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.

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.

From Dubrovnik: Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting

6. From Dubrovnik: Korcula Island Tour with Wine Tasting

Korčula’s records of time date back to the Neolithic period. Legend says that Korčula was home to the beautiful Greek mythology hero – Korkyra. It is even said that Korčula is named after her. These days Korčula presents a combination of stunning nature and impressive history. It is known for beautiful beaches and it is even called “Croatian Santorini”. Korčula counts thousands of years of culture, history, and tradition! Hundred years old olive trees, vineyards, fruit and vegetable productions assure you that you will eat good and local food in Korčula. Memories on the great Croatian singer Oliver Dragojević, who was born in Korčula, keep lovely Dalmatian music and atmosphere on every step. Highlights of the tour: On the way from Dubrovnik first stop is Ston where you get to enjoy a cup of morning coffee. In an hour of free time in Ston you can walk the narrow streets, see the walls of Ston or meet some of the local shellfish farmers. While passing the salt pans, we continue to Orebić, where we cross the Pelješac channel to reach the island. On the way from Orebić to Korčula you get to enjoy the views on surfers and kiters! Once you get to the island, you first do a short tour of the city, followed by three hours of free time. In the free time you can enjoy the colorful, charming streets, go for a swim in the crystal clear sea or enjoy the local cuisine. On the way back, we make a stop in one of the Pelješac wine shops where you get to try excellent local wines. You can buy some souvenirs, even wine, and after all, enjoy the beautiful ride through the wine region back to Dubrovnik.

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.

Korčula & Ston Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

8. 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

9. 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. 

Dubrovnik: Korčula Island Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

10. Dubrovnik: Korčula Island Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Korčula’s records of time date back to the Neolithic period. Legend says that Korčula was home to the beautiful Greek mythology hero – Korkyra. It is even said that Korčula is named after her. These days Korčula presents a combination of stunning nature and impressive history. It is known for beautiful beaches and it is even called “Croatian Santorini”. Korčula counts thousands of years of culture, history, and tradition! Hundred years old olive trees, vineyards, fruit and vegetable productions assure you that you will eat good and local food in Korčula. Memories on the great Croatian singer Oliver Dragojević, who was born in Korčula, keep lovely Dalmatian music and atmosphere on every step. Highlights of the tour: On the way from Dubrovnik first stop is Ston where you get to enjoy a cup of morning coffee. In an hour of free time in Ston you can walk the narrow streets, see the walls of Ston or meet some of the local shellfish farmers. While passing the salt pans, we continue to Orebić, where we cross the Pelješac channel to reach the island. On the way from Orebić to Korčula you get to enjoy the views on surfers and kiters! Once you get to the island, you first do a short tour of the city, followed by three hours of free time. In the free time you can enjoy the colorful, charming streets, go for a swim in the crystal clear sea or enjoy the local cuisine. On the way back, we make a stop in one of the Pelješac wine shops where you get to try excellent local wines. You can buy some souvenirs, even wine, and after all, enjoy the beautiful ride through the wine region back to Dubrovnik.

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What people are saying about Korčula

Boris was a fantastic guide! I recommend going on a kayak trip with him. He even finished the trip with homemade treats. The only thing I would say is that this trip could have been much shorter. We were too exhausted at the end (and I have 2 very fit teenagers ages 15 & 18). The trip ended up being over 5 hours. We thought only about 2.5 hours, so we were not mentally prepared for that long.

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.

Wonderful experience and absolutely recommendable. Perfect for everyone who is into Kayakin, History and Culture. Boris and Ivka are very likable and thoughtful of the groups individual needs and interests. 6/5!

It is a must do!! Boris and his wife are the real deal. I had so much fun, it was so beautiful and I learned a lot!

One of the best experiences! Highly recommended, excellent guide - MUST DO on Korcula.