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Visit two historical rich and important towns north of Dubrovnik with this informative and intriguing day trip. Explore the 14th-century of Ston, famous for its miles of medieval walls and some of the most delicious oysters you’ll ever taste. Then board a boat in nearby Orebić to visit Korčula Island, reportedly the home of Marco Polo. Stroll the streets of the walled Korčula Town, sample wine at a local winery and learn the history of the each place you visit.
Day trip to Ston and Korcula Island from Dubrovnik
Enjoy a walking tour of the fortified medieval village of Ston and have free time to sample local oysters (own expense)
Tour Korcula Island, and visit Marco Polo's birthplace and St Marco Cathedral
Take in views of the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the Peljesac Peninsula
Sample local wines and liqueurs at a Croatian winery (included)
Watch the city vanish as you head north on this exciting guided day trip from Dubrovnik, heading for the lands north of the city. Stop on the contemporary bridge on the way out of the city for a photograph and a panoramic view of the new port, Gruz, and then continue on, passing through small seaside villages.
Arrive in Ston and learn some of intriguing historical facts about the small town: that its walls, some of the longest in Europe, marked the northern border of the erstwhile Dubrovnik Republic and connected the town of Ston to the more diminutive Mali Ston (Little Ston). Hear how the town boasts some of the best oysters in Europe and that even Roman emperors used to request the oysters to be delivered all the way to Rome. Take some time to stroll the streets and sit down at a restaurant to enjoy a snack, including some oysters (at own expense) before continuing on to vineyard-laden Orebić.
Board the boat to cross over to Korčula Island and enjoy the brief ride through the Adriatic Sea. In Korčula Town, stroll the narrow cobbled lanes of the walled town, supposedly once the home of Marco Polo. Locals may be convinced of this fact, but no one really knows for sure where Mr Polo was born.
After exploring Korcula Town, head back to the mainland and ride in a comfortable vehicle to Potomje, home to one of the Dalmatian Coast’s most notable wineries. Sample some local wine, get a tour of the grounds, and then head back to Dubrovnik, enjoying the rustic countryside.
Journey to some of the most beautiful places in Croatia on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy pickup at your hotel, and then take in views of the city as you make your way out of it.
When you arrive in Ston, learn interesting facts about the 14th-century town while enjoying a sightseeing tour from your minivan, after which you’ll have free time to explore more on your own. Wander around Ston's medieval walls that circle the whole town, and have a refreshment or sample the local delicacy -- oysters -- at a local bar (own expense).
Continue towards Orebić, taking in the beautiful panoramic scenery of the vineyards and old settlements of the Peljesac Peninsula as your guide tells you about the peninsula’s wineries and mussel-breeding.
In Orebić, board a boat and admire the striking blue color of the Adriatic as you make your way to Korcula Island. Wander around the streets of Korcula with your guide and see how nature, history and local culture merge together
Wander around the streets of Korcula with your guide and see how nature, history and local culture merge together. Next, visit Marco Polo's supposed birthplace, St Marco Cathedral and other historical landmarks. Have free time to explore more on your own and have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense); then meet your guide and return to Orebić by boat.
Back on your comfortable minivan, admire the Croatian countryside on the drive to Potomje, where you will visit one of Croatia’s most famous wineries. After a guided tour of the winery, enjoy a wine tasting, as well as samples of brandy and liqueur, accompanied by a sommelier.
Finally, relax on your vehicle and admire more views of the landscape and Adriatic Coast on the drive back to Dubrovnik.
I booked late the evening before and despite calling to make sure my name would be on the list, my name wasn’t on the list in the morning however the guide was very professional and called HQ and got me on another company's Tour doing the same itinerary. Ston was great. Just enough time, if you walk st a good pace, to climb the wall. Korcula is beautiful and very photogenic. The wine tasting was good, a variety of wine and liquors.
We chose this day trip from Dubrovnik over Montenegro or Bosnia so we wouldn’t have to deal with a border crossing, however at this time of year don’t think that would have been much of a problem. There is a lot of time driving with one hour in Ston and about three hours in Korcula. We were picked up at 07:20 and back at 17:30. The roads are very winding so could be a problem for some. The island of Korcula is quiet and lovely and we were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day. Our driver gave lots of information on the drive but you are on your own outside. I meant to take my guidebook pages which would have been helpful. Wine tasting on the drive back was very nice.
A full day tour along the Croatia coast with a stop in Ston and time on Korcula island.
, Sep 2018
The bus ride along the coast from Dubrovnik to Ston, and then on to the site to the boat launch to Korcula island was just lovely. The stop at Ston was useful for bathroom break and coffee -- really not much to see there. No organized tour was given. The boat ride and time on Korcula island were nice, but our guide, Doris, did not give any organized tour of the island, did not even accompany us to the main street of the town, and did not point out any restroom facilities. She simply showed us a map and we were left on our own. We're glad we did this excursion, but I would skip Ston and hope to get a more engaged tour guide. Wine tasting stop was excellent!
Ston is amazing but very small so not as lot to do but well worth visiting for an hour or so. But Korcula is brilliant and we wish we had had more time to explore as it felt like by the time you had lunch, you were having to head back to the ferry.
Enjoyable day outside of Dubrovnik. Ston was interesting but only 45 minutes so not much time to get far across the walls and see the town and it would be great to extend the time spent here a little. 3 hours in Korcula was sufficient with opportunity to take a nice lunch and enjoy the sea views. Wine tasting was brief but the folks there are well organised and you get 6 wines to taste before a walk around and departure. It's worth stating that this is not a guided tour although our driver was very friendly and provided observations and tips on what to visit at the locations.
This was a lovely tour filled with history and culture. There was free time to explore Ston and Korcula. Our guide gave us excellent suggestions of activities, shops, and restaurants to try. The winery is lovely with all local wines unique to the area. This tour was a great way to introduce yourself to Ston and Korcula, and we found many reasons to come back and explore more!
I went in late October. Pretty much everywhere in both Ston and Korcula was closed. Very disappointing and surprised the tour was offered at thE time considering. Even the Marco Poli museum was closed. The only good part was the wine tasting and the wonderful driver.
An exceptional tour with wonderful views of the coastline and many of the islands of Croatia. Our first stop was at Ston, a medieval town where we stayed for an hour to walk round and take refreshments. There was insufficient time to walk part of the wall from which we would have been able to take photos as there was a lot to fit into the day.
From there we moved to Korcula Island where we had more time to explore. This is a fascinating place and we were able to walk up the bell tower to get some splendid views. There are plenty of places to eat.
The wine tasting gave us a chance to sample both red and white wine produced in Croatia. The vineyard is noted mainly for its red wine but also produces some very acceptable white wine as well.
Our driver, Chris, made this a most enjoyable fun day out and I would thoroughly recommend this tour.