Korcula is Croatia’s most picturesque island and also among its less frequented. Korcula is brimming with olive groves, vineyards and quaint villages. Its greatest claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of Marco Polo, which is why numerous places and things named after him. The town center offers sweeping romantic views of the ocean and sun-worshipers will revel on a journey to Orebic across the Peljeski Channel to stretch out on a wide, sandy beach or explore nearby Badija Island with its Franciscan monastery.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 14 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 6 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Walking Tour of Korcula

    Stroll the cobbled streets of Old Town, a culturally important section of Korcula that reveals the town’s history through distinctive architecture and enlightening museums.

    After a short walk from the pier, you will soon reach the heart of Korcula, a medieval city with streets cleverly designed in a herringbone pattern to allow sea breezes to circulate freely. Founded by the Greeks and ruled by the Venetians until the 10th century, the town especially flourished between the 13th and 15th centuries, and some of that architecture still remains.

    The fortified walls surrounding Old Town are from that time period, as are parts of St. Mark’s Cathedral. Built by local and Italian stonemasons, the limestone cathedral bears Gothic and Renaissance influences. Its slim bell tower is a landmark seen from throughout the town. The highlight inside is the painting by Italian master Tintoretto near the altar.

    For a more in-depth historical perspective, you will browse the town museum in the Gabrielis Palace. Exhibits trace cultural milestones from prehistory to the present with collections devoted to traditional crafts, shipbuilding and stonemasonry. There is even a page from the Statute of 1214 detailing the laws of the city and Korcula island.

    You will also stop at the Museum of Icons, where you may see a 15th-century triptych of The Passion. The collection of Byzantine religious icons painted on gilded wood is also noteworthy.

    Later, while returning to the pier, you will pass the house where Marco Polo was supposedly born.

    Please note: This tour is entirely on foot, over paved surfaces and cobblestone with number of steps. Cobblestone is slippery when wet, so please take extra care. Flat comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Please cover knees and shoulders entering religious venues.

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  • Private Family Visit At Lumbarda Village

    Enjoy a taste of local life and sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine during this private home visit with a typical Croatian family in Lumbarda Villiage.

    Depart the pier in historic Korcula for the brief drive to Lumbarda for a private home visit with a Croatian family. Upon arrival, your gracious host and hostess will greet you at the entrance to their home, and welcome you inside. Your hostess has prepared an assortment of local delicacies for your enjoyment, including goat cheese, smoked ham and salted fish accompanied by local wine, liquors and herb brandy. Take a stroll through the charming house and garden filled with Mediterranean fruit and vegetable plants, and see a variety of home animals that include a donkey and goat. During your visit, your hostess will prepare dough to make a local pasta dish, makaruni. She'll invite guests to help her prepare this popular local fare for all to enjoy.

    Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to Korcula and the ship.

    Please note: Upon arrival in Lumbarda, guests need to walk approximately 300-yards to reach Village Home and approximately 15 steps to climb.

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  • Korcula Riviera Cruise

    Sail along the eastern tip of Korcula Island, stopping in a number of small villages, which by the end of the cruise will paint a diverse, wonderfully detailed portrait of the area.

    After departing from the pier in a boat ideal for sightseeing, you will begin a leisurely cruise through the channel that separates Korcula from the Peljesac Peninsula. Before long you will stop in Orebic, a beach-blessed village on the peninsula directly across from Korcula town.

    Backed by gently rolling foothills, Orebic hugs the shoreline, making it easy to find your way around. While meandering the streets, you might shop, browse the maritime museum or sip a glass of local wine at an outdoor café.

    Back at sea, you will admire a different side of Korcula Island as you cruise toward the village of Lumbarda near the eastern tip. Along the way, you will pass Majsan Island, known for its pre-historic archaeological site, and then tiny Vrnik Island, where much of the white limestone used to build Lumbarda was quarried.

    Your introduction to Lumbarda begins with a cool beverage at the Hotel Borik, which was once the summer palace of a noble family. It still offers beautiful, panoramic views of the sea and Peljesac Peninsula beyond.

    During free time that follows, you might take a relaxing stroll and observe daily life in Lumbarda. The village has long been regarded for traditional shipbuilding, and the boats in the marina are a testament to those skills.

    Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair due to boat configuration. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Those guests who wish to swim can bring along beachwear and a towel. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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  • Croatian Vines & Wines

    Sail to the Peljesac Peninsula, a prime region for grape growing, and sample several characteristic Dalmatian wines at two esteemed wineries.

    After departing from the pier in a boat ideal for sightseeing, you will begin a leisurely cruise through the channel that separates Korcula from the Peljesac Peninsula. Before long you will stop in Orebic, a beach-blessed village on the peninsula directly across from Korcula town.

    Backed by gently rolling foothills, Orebic is a wonderfully natural setting surrounded by pine and cypress forests, which you will drive pass on the way to Trstenik. This lovely area is also known for cultivating native Dalmatian grapes such as Posip and Plavac mali in the fertile bowls between the mountain ridges.

    You will have the opportunity to sample several wines produced from these outstanding grapes at the Grgic winery. Established in 1996 by famed Napa Valley winemaker Grgic Vina, the small winery focuses on quality rather than quantity, as you will discover in the cellar by sampling a white Posip with vanilla aromas and a fruity red Plavac mali.

    Continuing on, you will soon reach Bartulovic winery, where you will enjoy a Dalmatian lunch in the traditional konoba-style dining room. The exact dishes and appetizers will be determined the day of your arrival and chosen to pair beautifully with the accompanying wines. The winery produces a notable Plavac mali, as well as a dry white Rukatac.

    Following this culinary experience, you will retrace your route back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair due to boat congiruation and multiple steps at the wineries. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Layered, casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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  • Korcula Island Tour

    Explore several distinct towns and villages throughout the island, ranging from artistic Vela Luka to inland Smokvica, where you will sample several wines characteristic of Korcula.

    After departing from the pier, you will travel west across the island passing farmland, vineyards and forests along the way. The founding Greeks named the island for its dense forests, calling it Black Corfu, which later became Korcula. It is still one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea.

    Upon arriving in coastal Vela Luka, you may meander about as you please during free time. It’s a highly creative community with boutiques and galleries full of paintings and crafts by local artists. The town of Blato in the island’s wooded interior is equally appealing. Here, you will browse an ethnographic museum displaying folk costumes, tools and embroidery.

    The nearby village of Smokvica is also inland and surrounded by hills that protect it from cold winds. The conditions are ideal for growing olives and grapes, both of which have flourished here for centuries. While in Smokvica, you will stop at the family-owned Toreta Winery for a sampling of several wines with characteristics unique to the area.

    The Posip grape is native to Korcula and produces white wine that is intensely aromatic and often imparts flavors similar to that of figs and dried apricots. You may also sample a red wine made with Plavac mali grapes, which are related to Zinfandel. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking and/or standing and there is approximately 45 steps to negotiate; therefore, this tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Order of sights visited may vary.

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  • Leisurely Korcula

    Admire the gorgeous scenery and small villages of eastern Korcula Island while driving to Lumbarda, where you will enjoy free time to wander about as you please.

    After a brief walk from the pier, you will settle in for a meandering drive across the island, pausing for photos at a lookout above the pebble beach on beautiful Pupnatska Luka Bay. From this vantage point, the view should be spectacular, especially if it’s a clear day.

    More gorgeous scenery awaits you inland, as you drive through the village of Pupnat, one of the oldest on the island. Relics that pre-date Roman times have been excavated here. The ancient stone houses covered with stone-slab roofs also offer a glimpse into Pupnat’s past.

    Nearby Zrnovo is equally enchanting and dates to the Middle Ages. It too features an abundance of dry-stone houses and stone churches. Farming is more prevalent here, but the city is best known for its stonemasons, much like Pupnat.

    Beyond lies Lumbarda, which the Greeks founded as an agricultural settlement nearly 2,500 years ago. Your introduction to the village begins with a cool beverage at the Hotel Borik, which was once the summer palace of a noble family. It still offers beautiful panoramic views of the sea and Peljesac Peninsula beyond.

    During free time that follows, you might take a relaxing stroll and observe daily life in Lumbarda. The village has long been known for traditional shipbuilding, and the boats in the marina are a testament to those skills.

    Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to both make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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  • Korcula Wines & Olive Mill

    Sample the characteristic olive oil and wines produced locally and gain a greater understanding of their production by touring the groves and vineyards at two wineries.

    After a brief walk from the pier, you will begin a picturesque drive west across Korcula, passing farmland, vineyards and forests along the way. The founding Greeks named the island for its dense forests, calling it Black Corfu, which later became Korcula.

    Upon arriving in coastal Vela Luka, you will visit Uljara Zlokic, a family-owned olive oil mill. Olives have been grown on the island for well over a thousand years, and the two most prominent local species impart a pleasantly sharp taste to the resulting oil.

    While touring the olive grove and mill, you will see how the olives are processed and gain insight into the production of the oil. The methods haven’t changed enormously over the generations, as you will discover in the museum-like exhibits of ancient tools and oil presses.

    Afterwards, you will sample the distinctive olive oil produced here.

    Then, you will travel to nearby Crnja Luka for another wine tasting at the Bacic family estate. Following an introductory tour of the grounds, you will settle in to the cellar to sample some locally produced ham and cheese and several of the estate’s wines. The wines will reflect the characteristics of the region and taste all the more authentic as an accordionist will serenade you with traditional Croatian songs. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair due to boat congiruation and multiple steps. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Layered, casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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  • Korcula Village Experience

    Take a scenic route to the village of Lumbarda, where you will enjoy a wine sampling and traditional Dalmatian meal at a country estate owned by the Bire family.

    After a brief walk from the pier, you will drive toward the eastern tip of Korcula Island, where you will soon find Lumbarda. Founded by the Greeks in the 3rd century B.C., the village has long been known for traditional shipbuilding.

    More recently, wine production has flourished in Lumbarda and the Bire family estate is a fine example. Your visit here begins with a leisurely stroll through the grounds, orchards and vegetable gardens. Stone and native materials have been used throughout, so the entire estate blends beautifully into the natural setting. It couldn’t be more peaceful.

    The highlight of your visit will be a leisurely lunch and wine tasting in the cellar. The entrée will most likely be a dish of tube-shaped “makaruni” pasta, a specialty made on Korcula Island. Mrs. Bire will detail each step of how the pasta is traditionally prepared.

    A selection wines from the estate will accompany the meal. You can expect to sample a Grk made from a native grape variety. It should have a pleasant, tart finish, which refers to its name, as “Grk” is the Croatian word for tart. Bire Estate also produces an outstanding wine from native Plavac mali grapes, which is typically full-bodied and well-rounded.

    Following this culinary experience, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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