Korcula Adventures Off the Beaten Track Tour 8 days/7 nights
Explore secluded bays, idyllic beaches and hidden coves on a classic Private Croatia Cruising holiday.
Most Croatia small ship cruise holidays involve a lot of rushing around, with limited mooring times and early departures. This trip takes a different, far more relaxed approach. Instead of staying overnight on the boat off the various islands, you’ll be based in a central location on Korcula. Accommodated at a stylish, spacious and luxury Private villa with superb amenities, you’ll take daily trips out to renowned islands destinations such as Dubrovnik old town, Vis, Hvar,Brac, Peljesac peninsula and Mlijet Island National Park aboard a fast and comfortable luxury private yacht.
Designed for travelers with a passion for the sea, the sun and excellent Dalmatian cuisine, this tailor-made tour has the additional benefit that itineraries can be curated to suit your own interests, and both arrival and departure dates are flexible, in contrast to most Croatia cruise packages which falls on a weekend only.
Staying on Korcula in a private villa that’s a short walk from the sea and Lumbarda village, you’re just a 30-minute sail away from Mlijet National Park, an island paradise perfect for hiking, swimming, and snorkeling. In the other direction, you have the alluring Vis, with its famous caves, Peljesac peninsula famous as wine empire, Hvar and Brac with its historic architecture, pristine scenery and laidback lifestyle making it a popular haunt for the jet set crowd.
You’ll also take a private guided tour of Dubrovnik, ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, its old town a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most sought-after travel destinations.
Start every day right with private breakfast on your villa’s open balcony, enjoying languid Dalmatian lunches on the sunny Yacht deck every day and the company of a friendly, professional crew. This is Croatia small ship cruising, done right.
On all of the evenings, we will escort you to the best and secret gem restaurants of Korcula to tray island venue cuisine starting from Organic prepared homemade food at simple Agrotourism places all the way to the cream de la creme of the top Mediterranean Korcula old town Restaurants.
- Arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to any day of the week to fit in with your ideal flight dates.
Croatia islands Out of Beaten Tracks – Itinerary
Welcome to Marco Polo Island -Korcula
Welcome to Korcula Marco Polo Island. From Dubrovnik or Split Airport. Arrival to Dubrovnik airport and Private chauffeur 20 minutes transfer to Cavtat- a small charming medieval town with a harbor where your Captain and Private Motor Yacht* is awaiting. Welcome aboard drinks and refreshments, followed by fresh fruits, seafood canapes and cold platters of homemade delicacies.
After the reception on motor yacht enjoy exhilarating 90 minutes ride to Marco Polo island – Korcula, and be docked on the private jetty of our Main Villa. Alternatively, if your flight arrives in the late afternoon you can choose our Mercedes Benz Van private chauffeur transfer firstly to a famed Seafront restaurant Kapetanova Kuca in Mali Ston on Peljesac peninsula.
Accommodation in one of our Private Boutique Villas only 50 meters from the clear blue sea in Lumbarda village. Private Welcome dinner is being served in our main Captains Villa. Late get together and hand out of Agenda about our Week yachting itinerary.
- * Motor Yacht transfer is performed only if your party is more than 6 guests and it depends of the wether condition on a particular transfer day as well. Our experienced Captain will keep you informed a week before travel commencing date via email.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Lunch, Welcome Dinner
Mljet Island & Odysseus Cave
Mljet Island-National Park. Enjoy full breakfast on our Villa Balcony overlooking the stunning Lumbarda village bay and Adriatic sea.
After breakfast, your Captain will escort you to our Main Villa Private jetty and make a short briefing about safety, introduce you to amnesties of our Motor Yacht and our Private trip to top Croatian National park Island Mljet. For most people, Mljet is an island lost in the open sea, and the island is indeed hard to reach. But do not let this landscape – mentioned in the stories about Odyssey and St. Paul, as well as Benedictine monks, remain a secret for you.
Island Mljet is a place where we will discover an Odysseus cave and its rare natural phenomenon. The interior of the cave and the sea within are illuminated with an indescribable silver-blue light. The rays of the sun passing into the cave through a small crack in its ceiling are reflected in the water below, creating incredible light effects. There we will snorkel, swim or sunbathe and admire Adriatic fishes. Last but not least delicious Dalmatian lunch is waiting on our Motor Yacht in peaceful bay served by your own Captain.
Upon Return from Odysseus adventure afternoon on your own and then you will have a special private treat in Lumbarda village famous Seafront MORE Restaurant.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch on Yacht, Private Dinner in Restaurant MORE Lumbarda Villiage
Lastovo Island – Park of Nature Preserved
Lastovo Island-Park of Nature. Today we embark on a Private fabulous trip to the stunning Lastovo island, home to a prestigious WWF-listed nature park, along with a breath-taking coastline and quaint historic town.
Lastovo is a small speck of emerald green situated amidst the vast open seas of the shimmering Adriatic. As one of Croatia’s most isolated islands, it makes the perfect escape for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature and discover a landscape virtually untouched. The day will encompass plenty of opportunities to sample the pristine nature and beautiful traditional architecture, along with adventure activities and a plethora of fresh food and quality wine, all sourced directly from the local farms, vineyards and crystal clear seas.
You’ll enjoy a 40-minute cruise to this island paradise aboard our powerful motor yacht. Once on Lastovo, we’ll spend the day with private Van tour to Lastovo Villiage followed by private lunch in Porto Roso top-secret family run Restaurant. You’ll also learn more about the island’s history through a guided tour of Lastovo village and a visit to the ex-Yugoslav military submarine tunnel.
Late afternoon on your own at the Villa and private dinner this time is being served in the hart of Korcula old town most exquisite Restaurant ADIO MARE near 14 th century St. Marko Cathedral
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch in Porto Roso Restaurant on Lastovo, Private Dinner in Korcula Old town ADIO MARE Restaurant
Dubrovnik Old Town by Yacht
There is no better feeling than waking up in your villa, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and knowing that today we cruise towards the UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.This private Yacht excursion is perfect for those guests seeking privacy, exceptional comfort and personalized service as part of their Dubrovnik experience.
Once in Dubrovnik, you’ll spend the day learning about the city’s fascinating history, admiring the gleaming orange rooftops from the ancient walls and touring the major architectural attractions, all in the capable hands of an expert guide. But the excitement doesn’t end upon leaving Dubrovnik! On the return journey, we make a stop near Elafiti island where your Captain will serve a mouth-watering four-course lunch whilst anchored in a peaceful bay. They’ll also be plenty of time to swim and relax before the exhilarating ride back to Korcula island. Private Dinner is being served in PUPNAT village hidden gem – Agrotourism PAGAR .
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch on Yacht, Private Dinner in PUPNAT Village and PAGAR Agrotourism
Peljesac Peninsula Wine Empire
The Peljesac peninsula has long been renowned for its excellent wines and stunning vineyards. On this Private hedonistic trip, you’ll have the chance to visit three of the very best wineries of the peninsula.
Departing in the morning from Korcula Island we start the day with a 20-minute private boat cruise from our home base in Lumbarda village. We then head across to Orebic on the Peljesac for a tour of the Korta Katarina winery – a wine lover’s dream come true. Located in the small coastal town of Orebic, Korta Katarina is the oldest winery of its kind in southern Croatia. The KK winery, wine bar, Villa Katarina (with a grand opening coming in May 2018) and vineyards are perched on the edge of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and provide breathtaking views across Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast.
Considered one of the most stunning coastlines in the world, the Dalmatian Coast’s Dingac and Postup regions (part of the Peljesac Peninsula) and the region of Cara (on Korcula island) provide world-class conditions for producing Korta Katarina’s award-winning wines. After wine tasting and a break sampling delicious fresh Dalmatian cold cuts, we take to the road in our premium Mercedes Benz van heading towards the next delight on the list: the fantastic Matusko Winery.
Many taverns and wine cellars open their doors to visitors, but it’s hard to beat the level of expertise, passion and sheer quality on offer here. Originally a small wine-tasting cellar seldom visited by tourists, Matusko has now developed into one of the largest and best known Croatian wine-tasting destinations, exhibiting its quality produce at wine and tourist fairs far and wide.
Last but not least, is the world-famous Grgic Hills Winery in the lovely village of Trstenik. Grgić Vina was established in 1996 by the legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Croatian-born Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, along with his daughter, Violet Grgić. Dedicated to the art of winemaking, Mike seeks to produce only the finest wines from native Dalmatian grapes and concentrates on crafting two of Croatia’s very best varieties: Plavac Mali (red wine) and Pošip (white wine).
The winery is located in Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula and boasts a spectacular view over the Mediterranean Sea.
Following our whirlwind winery tour, we depart via yacht and head towards a well-kept secret seafront restaurant Extravaganza near Loviste village to sample the best oysters in the region. Tonight dinner is being served in the village of Pupnat and its Micheline star recommended Tavern MATE.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch in Loviste Villiage Extravaganza Restaurant, Private Dinner in Michelin star recommended Tavern MATE in Pupnat village
Vis Island; Komiža village, Blue Cave, Green Cave grotto and Stiniva cove
Today we explore the alluring island of Vis, with its beautiful caves, beaches and countless other natural treasures. We’ll embark on a tour around three of the most impressive caves, visit the well-hidden Stiniva cove, and discover the historic charms and rich culture of Komiza town.
Green cave: This cave is spacious (varying in depth from 3 to 5 meters) and is famous for the small cracks in the ceiling, which allow beams of light to come pouring in, illuminating the water and walls in spectacular fashion.
Stiniva Cove: Located on the south side of the island, this cove is characterized by a very narrow entrance, which eventually widens to reveal a stunning 30-meter wide pebble beach, flanked by perpendicular rocks towering up to 35 meters high. The cove is only accessible by sea, ensuring it remains beautifully unspoiled and free from crowds.
Bisevo’s blue cave: This portion of the Croatian coast is filled with magnificent caves, the most famous of which is the blue cave located in Baluni cove. Accessible only by small rowboat, the unique lighting effects in the cave cast shimmering blue and silver reflections all around, enchanting visitors from every angle.
We’ll return to Korcula by late afternoon, and the evening is free to spend as you wish.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, Mediterranean lunch on the yacht, Private Dinner in Restaurant FILIPPI by the Korcula old town city walls.
Brač Island , Golden Cape beach & Farewell Celebration
Enjoy an unforgettable Yacht experience at the famed Brac island golden cape beach
Bol is situated on the island’s southern side, at the foot of Vidova Gora (Vid Mountain) which is the highest peak on Brac island as well as the tallest point across all the Adriatic islands at 778 meters.
The Bol area stretches for kilometers along the spectacular coastline and features many beautiful beaches, among which is the world-famous beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). This beach is a unique natural phenomenon whose sandy peninsula extends nearly half a kilometer into the clear blue sea like a small tongue. It “grows” with the depositing and sedimentation of small gravelly pebbles around the underwater reef, and the tip of the beach is constantly changing its shape, attempting to conform to the will of the waves and gentle sea currents.
Today, it is a center for the island’s tourism and one of the most sought-after destinations in the Dalmatian Riviera. After swimming, snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding on this stunning beach, enjoy a delicious Dalmatian lunch aboard our luxury yacht.
This evening, join us for a celebratory farewell sunset private dinner on our Yacht, a well-kept local secret that makes the perfect way to end your stay in style.
Hotel: Respective Korcula Boutique Villa. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and private farewell sunset dinner on Yacht.
Bye, Bye Day
Enjoy a full breakfast in your villa one final time, then make the journey back to Dubrovnik or Split airports, either by fast catamaran service /tickets included/ or via our private chauffeur service.
Note: To enable us to coordinate our transfer services, we’d be grateful if you could provide your flight or onward departure details when booking.
Airport Private transfers
We offer guests a choice between the following transfers:
Private chauffeur service in our luxury Mercedes benz van, lunch stop included.
Motor yacht transfer, lunch and swim stop included.
Our Boutique style villas
Situated in a picturesque bay on Korcula island, our boutique-style villas are surrounded by pine trees and just a stone’s throw from the seashore. We’re located in the small fishing village of Lumbarda, famous for its sandy beaches and close proximity to dozens of small islets which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sea kayaking.
For a Tailor Made Signature Holiday packages stays you can choose one of our Three Boutique style Villas:
Korcula island Pearl two spacious 100 m 2 suites for up to 4 adult person each and spacious outdoor pool
Korcula Island Sunrise a especially designed family Villa for family of 4 adults and 4 kids
Captains Villa with 3 spacious Special designed suites:
Two person 60 m 2 Honeymoon Suite
Four Person 90 m2 Deluxe Anniversary suite
Five person 100 m 2 Top floor Penthouse suite
Each suite consists of double bedrooms with private bathrooms, an airy open plan living area, modern kitchen, and private balcony complete with gorgeous ocean views.In the villas grounds you’ll find a range of facilities free for your enjoyment. These include an al fresco dining area, open-plan patio bar, barbecue facilities, large Jacuzzi, multi gym and table tennis facilities, as well as a private jetty overlooking the ocean. You’ll also have free use of our mountain bikes, sea kayaks, free use of quality rental car and wireless internet. There are also plenty of comfortable sofas for relaxing in the shade and a spacious balcony that’s the perfect spot for a chilled out evening dinner.
Thanks to the mobility, comfort and cruising speed of up to 30Nm/h of our luxury motor yacht, all of Croatia’s top Adriatic destinations are within easy reach of our base on Korcula island. Our yacht is a Targa 44, made in Finland in 2012. It features a 1000 HP engine powered by a Rolls Royce water jet system, and is widely renowned as the 4X4 of the ocean. Our yacht boasts an open deck space which can accommodate up to 18 guests, including a fly bridge and plenty of room for sunbathing. On board, you’ll also find modern kitchen facilities and a cosy cabin with two toilets and a shower.
On Korcula island we believe that eating well is just as important as any adventure activity. Once you’ve tried the wonderfully fresh, mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine for yourself, you won’t blame us!
As part of our packages, you’ll enjoy a full breakfast and al fresco lunch on each day of your stay, along with one large farewell dinner aboard our yacht. We’re fans of raw food, vegetarian cooking and, of course, plenty of fish! So you can expect plenty of seafood, pasta and salad dishes, along with copious amounts of homemade cheeses and fresh fruits.
Evening meals are not included, but on most nights we do provide free transport into Korcula’s Old town and to a number of the island’s very best restaurants. With one of the largest populations of any Croatian island, Korcula offers a fantastic range of dining experiences, from fine dining establishments to great pizza places, charming seafood restaurants to agro-tourism ventures. The island is also famous for its wines, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some of the most renowned local varieties.
Beautiful Experience in Every Way This was a perfect travel experience. The itineraries posted by Korcula Adventures, and reviews by those I read all sound "too good to be true" - but, it really is all true! To be able to get on a nice yacht, see a National Park, swim in a cool places (in turquoise, super clear water), see Old Towns, be fed well and then be able to come "home" every afternoon to a killer villa with views of the Adriatic Sea is just amazing! And this is what Zoran, his wife, Blaza, and his great crew provided to myself, my college grad daughter, and my sister and her family. We had such a great time, and we were given everything we needed, including a rental car as part of the package. Lumbarda is such a nice quiet area with some really good restaurants on the island of Korcula; but with the car, we could drive to Korcula town and the Old Town with lots of activity and tons of great restaurants, too. Every morning, we were provided an excellent breakfast (Continental, plus Croissants or Crepes, and eggs any way we wanted). We had lunch either on the Yacht during our excursions (bread with a dip, fresh vegetables, cheese and prosciutto platters) or taken to a local restaurant for seafood, or a delicious home cooked lunch at the Captain's Villa. All of the crew were just great. Our Villa was beyond fantastic...gorgeous outdoor living area overlooking the sea! I can't say enough. The Peninsula and the island of Korcula, and all the activities that are available are just fun things to experience. And, Korcula Adventures makes it all so easy and perfect to enjoy - and be able to come "home" every day!
Croatia islands Out of beaten Tracks Options
- Private Luxury Airport transfer
- Arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to any day of the week to fit in with your ideal flight dates.
- Accommodation in a Private Boutique Style Villa on Korcula island
- Full board meal option: 7 breakfast services, 7 lunch services,6 private dinners
- Korcula Island and old town private tour
- Private yacht experience to Mljet Island and Odysseus cave,
- Private yacht cruise to Lastovo Island park of Nature Preserved
- Private yacht cruise to Peljesac peninsula and Three famous wineries visit: including Grgić Hills, Matuško and Korta Katarina
- Private yacht cruise to Vis island and a visit of Blue and Green cave grotto
- Private yacht cruise to Brač island and famous Golden Cape beach
- Six Private dinner service in six most vibrant & Exquisite Restaurants on Korcula island,
- All national park entrance fees, professional tour guides and skippers
- Your own Free high-quality car & your own free speedboat, during the entire stay
- Free use of High-quality mountain bikes, sea kayaks, and SUP boards,during the entire stay
- International airfare to/from Croatia
- Personal insurance
- Kids minimum 12-year-old
- No wheelchairs or late pregnancy