Eat your way from Ljubljana to Skopje via Motovun, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Split, Korcula, with stops in Montenegro and Macedonia.
If it’s a gourmet feast you want, a gourmet feast you shall get! This food-inspired escapade through Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia includes visits to salt pans, a truffle farm, wineries, fishing villages and more. Discover why Istria is considered one of the world's leading producers of quality olive oil; eat mouth-watering, slow-cooked meat cooked Dalmatian-style under a metal bell; and raise a glass of refosk (Slovenian wine) or slivovitz (plum brandy) and shout ‘zivjeli!’ to the simple, home-style cuisine this region is famous for.
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Explore the major foodie regions of Istria (prsut ham, olive oils, wine, truffles) and Dalmatia (sheep’s milk cheese, lamb, maraschino cherrys)
Delve into the diverse world of food that lies beneath Slovenia’s fairytale landscape, and find out why this country has more than 20 distinct culinary regions
Get to know some of the emerging heroes of the Eastern European wine scene – teran, refosk, grk, marastina, and kurtelaška bijela (and try to pronounce them after a few glasses)
Discover why the Balkans are the next big thing in food – drink boza, rakija and wine, and taste pinjur, makalo, bieno cheese, ckembe corba and more in this adventurous foodie destination
Learn how to make the regional specialty of pastries with local village women in Janche
Meet a local beekeeper and get the buzz on honey in a bee master class
Taste one of the newest players on the world wine scene – sample Macedonia’s finest drops with a celebrated local expert
Explore a world hams and cheeses in a centuries-old smokehouse, and olive oil in local farm outside of Kotor
This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of this region's cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
The Croatian coast is also very hilly and mountainous, so many steps are a feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines, so packing light is recommended. Also, stone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however it will exclude 3 nights during Homestay visits
This trip stops in Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania while travelling between Slovenia and Macedonia. No additional visas are required.