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“Nice day trip with right tour organiser”
Review of Korcula Old City

Korcula Old City
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US$72.85*
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Private Tour: Korcula and Ston Day Trip from Dubrovnik with Wine Tasting
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US$364.70*
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Private Full-day Tour of Korcula from Dubrovnik
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

A small town with lots of charm. Croatians believe this is where Marco Polo was born but the Italians dispute this. Still, it's a pretty little place for a stopover. And an overnight stay or two if you need to have a break from rigorous travelling. A popular cruise stop, day tours from Dubrovnik gets here in about 3 hours. The tour I took with Select Dubrovnik indicated that it's a ferry crossing from the mainland to the island. That's very deceptive because what you actually take is a smallish boat with about a 14-15 passenger capacity. It takes about 20-35 minutes and can be quite rough, uncomfortable and wet. The tour agency did not mention this. But the worst thing is that no life jackets were provided. I don't know if all the other tour operators use this means of getting their passengers across. If so, they need to provide some kind of water proofing gear and make sure life jackets are worn or at the very least within reach of all passengers. You can hear gasps from some of the people in my group during the crossing. Some, including me, got cameras wet.

The Korcula Island tour is usually accompanied by a stop in Peljesac for wine tasting on the way back (around 3:45 p.m). This was another blemish for Select Dubrovnik. The wine tasting stop was done on the way to Korcula - at 11 a.m! You can imagine some people were not too happy especially because no one was informed about this until we were all underway on the bus.

So check out your tour organiser as thoroughly as possible. Ask questions.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Visited Korcula Old City on a cruise of the Adriatic and although it is not a large place this is more than made up for by the quaintness of the streets and buildings, all set within ancient walls.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We arrived by yacht and stayed at the ACI marina. What a beautiful town, bustling with atmosphere and great restaurants

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I'm definitely in the minority here, but after visiting places like Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split, etc., Korcula was pretty much a step down for me. In just a couple of hours you can cover just about everything there is to see here. There are a couple of little museums and a church in the town center, and that's about it. You can circumnavigate the Old Town area in about 10 minutes, and that's if you're walking slowly. One of the draws here seems to be the making and selling of jewelry made from red coral. This little industry is legal here and strictly regulated, but being a snorkeler and scuba person, I think coral should be left in the sea where it belongs.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I really loved it here. The old city is beautiful and it is small and easy to get around. I thought it was worth the visit. I stayed for 3 days. Plenty of places for great photos and a lot of nice restaurants. Many need advance bookings. They push the Marco Polo thing big time but it was of little interest to me personally.

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