• Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 62.28 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
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.

Highlights

  • 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)

What You Can Expect

Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting

Ston and Korcula Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

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.

Customer Reviews

Jan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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.

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great trip highly recommend. Korcula is fun to walk around and see the history, Marco Polo museum is there. Views from the restaurants are great. Driver was alot of fun.

Janine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great day. Plenty to see and also lots of free time.

Fiona R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

transport -- first class ,we were a very small group -- to the boat -- the Island tour could have been better with personal audio, but we had plenty of time to wander on our own.The town is quaint and easily explored. Enjoyed inexpensive lunch with good views .Stop into the small Museum and skip the Marco Polo hype.

Gerald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Perfect weather day for it and the oyster stop was certainly a a great way to end the trip.

Liesl G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was amazing!

Terence N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

A relaxed day but plenty to see and do.Ston is beautiful well worth visiting for,the wall alone.Korcula is very pretty friendly and beautiful food.Our guide was excellent plenty of info about what to see and do and lots,of insight into the history ect.Plenty of time to explore on your own.Punctual pick up,from hotel.Thank you,for,a great day.

Linda USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Our guide, Alex, was very good! He stopped at all the picturesque points for a photo stop. We also stopped in Ston for about 45-60 minutes. The choice was to walk part of the walls, go to the salt area, or have a coffee/pastry. He gave us a brief overview of Korcula Island but said that he wasn't able to go into the Old Town. Since it was early in May and some attractions were closed, he asked if we wanted to shorten our time in Korcula and eat in Mali Ston. Everyone agreed, so if you wanted to eat the oysters, that was an option. We also stopped to try the wine tasting at Matusko Wines which was fun to do.

Nathalie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

One of the best tours I ever had ! The chauffeur picked us up at our hotel very early and drove us to our first stop in Ston, a medieval city of another age, specialized in salt lake production and surrounded by city walls. Then We took the scenic drive to the port of a little town opposite to Korcula Island and enjoyed a trip on a charming boat enabling you to take amazing pictures on your slow arrival by sea to the Island. Once there our local guide gave us some historical and religious facts about Korcula and then we had enough free time to enjoy some visits museums and souvenir shops and lunch at one of the rare opened restaurants it was the last day of the season. The photos we took were absolutely stunning and the weather summer like in the last days of October. Then we caught the boat back to our parked minivan and we drove to a local vineyard for à Wine testing event. It sounded a little too long to us and our teen ager but our trip fellows were delighted. We had the opportunity to buy wine, olive oil and liquors. Then our chauffeur drove us back to our hotel and if we were exhausted we were also marveled by the beauty of nature and cities we had visited in such an enjoyable way. Gabriel our chauffeur and guide from Bosnia was very nice and knowledgeable. He took great care of the group.

Ilkka R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Antoni was the best driver! He made the whole trip interesting and fun. I bought sea salt at Ston. We loved Korcula. Beautiful stop. Take your swim suit. There is time to swim. Wine was a good stop but did not buy anything.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message