Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

13 Days | Savour Slovenian and Croatian delicacies, indulging in wines, pasta and ocean-fresh seafood 

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Journey through Slovenia and Croatia on this 13-day adventure that puts your tastebuds front and centre. Travel through the Slovenian countryside, stopping to learn local secrets that perfect their most famous and beloved dishes. Then, make your way to Croatia, where you’ll sample some of the freshest produce and finest seafood in the region and meet the people responsible, from Benedictine nuns to truffle hunters and oyster farmers. Taste local delicacies, from hand-rolled pasta to sugary walnut cakes and some of the finest oysters in the world, harvested fresh and delivered straight to your plate. With a local leader who knows all the best spots, you can enjoy all the flavours Slovenia and Croatia have to offer.

Trip overview

Map of Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure including Croatia and Slovenia
Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Theme
Food
Destinations
Croatia, Slovenia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMZEC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore stunning landscapes, villages, towns and cities, immersing yourself in the culture of Split, Bled, Zadar, Rovinj and Motovun, and island hop out to Brac and Korcula.
  • Hunt for your own truffles, sip on glasses of local wine, taste cured meats and cheeses iconic to their regions, indulge in the finest ocean-fresh seafood and the world’s best oysters and savour local deserts that will set your tastebuds alight.
  • Dine with a local family in the village of Rakovica, experiencing a slice of life in Croatia and enjoying a home-cooked local dish.  
  • Learn how to make traditional Croatian delicacies like soparnik and zrnovo makaruni, before cooking and eating your creations.
  • Meet the people who create and produce regional delicacies across Slovenia and Croatia, from olive farmers to Benedictine nuns who grow fresh fruits and vegetables in their nunnery. 
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Slovenia and Croatia includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Slovenia and Croatia which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • The Croatian coast is very hilly and mountainous and stairs are commonplace. 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. The cobblestone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.
  • Summer temperatures can reach 40C/105F or higher in some areas, so 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.

Itinerary

Map of Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure including Croatia and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Public bus, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Guesthouse (1 night) Apartment (3 nights)

Activities
  • Bled - Kremsnita Tasting
  • Smartno - Wine tasting
  • Trebese – Organic farm visit & lunch
  • Motovun - Truffle Hunt and Brunch
  • Rovinj – Day Trip
  • Motovun - City walls
  • Rakovica - Home-cooked meal
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park Visit
  • Zadar - Nunnery & farm visit
  • Zadar - Local market visit
  • Split - Village cooking demonstration
  • Brac - Olive oil museum
  • Brac - Hrapoćuša cake tasting
  • Split - Old Town markets & culture tour
  • Zrnovo - Cooking Class
  • Peljesac - Wine tasting
  • Ston - Oyster tasting
Add on activities
  • Ljubljana - Sights & Bites Urban Adventure - EUR130
  • Ljubljana - Castle visit & funicular - EUR16
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - EUR5
  • Split – Highlights of Split Urban Adventure - EUR64
  • Split - Marjan Hill Hike - Free
  • Korcula – City Museum - EUR6
  • Korcula Island - Marco Polo Museum - HRK60
  • Dubrovnik - Discover Game of Thrones Filming Locations Urban Adventure - EUR69
  • Dubrovnik - 10 Museums ticket - EUR20

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.

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Graeme · Traveled May 2024
A very enjoyable trip to learn about the history, food and culture of this interesting area. Our guide was excellent. May was a good time to beat the summer crowds but a bit cool for most to go swimming.
Review submitted 25 May 2024
Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure
From
AUD $5,408