We (Rachael and John) moved to the beautiful Island of Korcula in Southern Croatia in 2010. We love to share the best bits of the island with as many people as we can and created a range of wine and food centric tours to do so.
Korcula was a three night stop during a backpacking tour of Europe, which seems like many years ago, but this time was not enough. So after several trips to see what else the amazing country of Croatia had to offer and re-visiting Korcula many times, our mind was made up. We decided that we had found the perfect place to live and work in a field we could truly be passionate about. Leaving behind our 9 to 5s (more like 7 to 7s) in England, we started a new life in our favourite place to offer a service we wish we had as travelers.
We are often asked why we moved to Croatia. Of course for the sun, but we wanted to live a much more relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle.
Korcula boasts so much outstanding natural beauty and is home to fantastic people - many who produce some of the Island's most delicious delicacies and some of the country's best wines. So we created a business that allows us to enjoy days out showing travellers a fantastic time: meeting locals, enjoying the best of the island's produce, and absorbing the culture in magnificent surroundings. We like to create a relaxed and fun environment and are not shy when it comes to indulging in the tour's highlights (a'hem wine) with our guests!
Some more about us...
Rachael enjoys reading, writing and organising fun family activities for seasonal holidays such as Christmas.
John likes playing poker, football, and cooking.
Together we love to continue exploring the island and the country. We love good food and of course wine.
We have a son named Kortez who speaks Croatian better than us.
We once appeared on HouseHunters International!
We’ve also been featured in a number of blogs and written articles for other bloggers and websites. You can see a full list of where else we’ve appeared here.
“We had an amazing lunch on the boat which was prepared for us while swimming. Many holiday excursions can feel a little impersonal and aloof, but our day of snorkelling and wine tasting was the very opposite. I definitely recommend this tour.”
“We had THE BEST time on our tour with John! He was accommodating and easy to communicate with. It felt like we were meeting up with a friend that lives in Korcula. We loved riding bikes through the gorgeous scenery and the work we did on the bikes made the food and wine that much better!”
“Excellent tour with Rachael exploring Korcula. She took us to local producers who shared their homemade products with us, including honey, cheese, lots of wine, and many more. She felt really connected with the locals and enjoyed our interactions together. By the time the tour ended we were stuffed! Highly recommended to other travelers who are looking to get out of the old town and taste lots of fresh and local products.”
“We had a great time enjoying the wine tasting with Rachael. We learnt a lot about the local wines, which all tasted absolutely incredible, and they were very generous with the amounts! We went to two different vineyards and tried a wide range, and also got a chance to walk through the vineyards. Rachael was really friendly and such a good tour guide. We would definitely recommend this for others!”
“My husband and I loved every second of this tour!! John was our tour guide and he is such a pro! He knows a ton about the island, the wine, and is SUPER fun to hang out with! Our group of 9 all bonded during the gorgeous ride, and really got to know each other during the tastings. This tour has it all – exercise, wine, relaxing and lots of laughs!”
After receiving five consecutive Certificate of Excellence awards from TripAdvisor, we became Korcula's first tour operator Hall of Fame winners in 2019.
We have created authentic tours for you to experience Korcula as locals. We only work with producers who share the same passion for their products, as we do for our tours.
When you book with us directly, you get the best possible price. We work closely with local producers to ensure the best prices for you and them.
We (John & Rachael), run every one of our tours and take no greater pleasure than sharing in the experience we have created for you.