Enjoy the beauty of Pelješac peninsula and visit the home town of Marco Polo on this private day tour. Base tour includes 30min visit of town Ston where you will see second longest wall in Europe and the salt pans where salt has been processed and exported in the same way since Roman times. Continuing along Pelješac toward the tip of the peninsula, you can see vineyards where best Croatian wines are produced and perhaps taste some. From town of Orebić we take ferry to Korčula, the second most populated island in the Adriatic. Your guide will explain the geography and the history of this island, which is known for a delicious white wine called Pošip. Explore old town with guided walk by your driver/guide, spend some free time inside the walled old city of Korčula and take ferry boat back to Orebić in afternoon hours. Because this is a completely private tour, you can choose extra charged additions: to visit salt pans and town treasury in Ston, to visit the famous St. Mark's cathedral with its Museum of Icons or to make an extra stop along the way for oyster tasting.
In this tour there is option to get an extra hour in Korčula town, in cooperation with your driver/guide, if you take ferry leaving at 15:10 from Korčula.
Ston salt pans and museum
Add 20min in Ston to tour
Your visit to Ston can be expanded on 50min with entrance into 52 salt pans, where you can grab a handful of salt and take it to your kitchen. In Ston town’s treasury, representative examples of stone ornaments can be seen.
Add 30min in Drače to tour
The region of Ston is best known by oysters and mussels farming. You certainly shouldn’t miss opportunity for a brake and to taste fresh oysters and have glass of wine along the way. 5 oysters and glass of wine per person included.
St. Marco Cathedral
Add 30min visit to St. Marco to tour
Cathedral of St. Mark is the center of religious life, and one of the most important and most beautiful monuments in the old town of Korčula. It was built in the 15th century on the site of a Romanesque church from the 13th century. In its construction have been engaged local masters who were known from Dubrovnik to Venice. Entrance to the cathedral, where the statue of St. Mark the Evangelist, the patron saint of Korcula, the work of Bonino from Milan at the beginning of the 15th century. On the wall behind the main altar is a large painting depicting St. Mark Bartholomew and Jerome, the first translator of the Bible into Latin. There is also the icon Our Lady of the 14th century, which is believed to saved Korčula from the Turks in 1571.
Wine Tasting in Matuško Cellar
Add 30min wine tasting in Matuško celler to tour
During drive through picturesque landscape of Pelješac peninsula you will see vineyards, many small villages and family owned wineries and it would be hard to resist the temptation of wine tasting at one of the wineries along the way. Matuško cellar is the best choice. 3 glasses of fine wine per person included.
Itinerary: Departure time of this tour is determined according to ferry time table and according to optional extras you may want to have. Our driver/guide will pick you up at your place of stay and start with 2h 30min drive towards Orebić. We will have 30min break in Ston complemented with walk through the town and coffee on the main square. Optional is 20min visit to salt pans During drive through picturesque landscape you will see vineyards, many small villages and family owned wineries before we arrival in Orebić port. On the way optional is oyster tasting in on-shore farm in village Drače. A boat drive across the channel takes 15min, we will be dropped off right in the old town and we’ll start with a 40min walking tour through the old town. During our walk we will visit walled old town of Korčula and optional is visit to famous St. Mark's cathedral with its Museum of Icons. Some free time and lunch are planned till 3pm, when we take ferry back on mainland and heading back to Dubrovnik. On the way back you can chose some of the optional extras like wine tasting in Matuško cellar.
BASE TOUR: English speaking driver/guide and air-conditioned vehicle for entire day (additional languages available upon request), pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/cruise ship, 30min walk through Ston old town, round trip ferry boat tickets from Orebić to Korčula island and 45min walk through Korčula old town.
STON SALT PANS: entrance fee to salt pans and town’s treasury in Ston and 20min visit,
OYSER TASTING: 5 oysters and glass of wine per person,
ST. MARCO CHATEDRAL ADDITION: entrance fee for St. Mark’s cathedral and museum of icons,
WINE TASTING IN MATUŠKO CELLAR: 3 glasses of fine wine per person and visit to cellar included
Not included: other than specified
Type of service: Private
Transportation method: VW Sharan for 1 – 4 person, Opel Vivaro van for 5 – 8 person, MB Sprinter minibus for 9 – 19 person