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Split to Skopje Real Food Adventure

14 Days | Embark on a tasting tour through Croatia and the Balkans

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Sample some of southern Europe’s finest cuisine on this 14-day adventure. Starting on the southern coast of Croatia, island hop your way from Split to Dubrovnik. Along the way taste hand-rolled pasta, sugary walnut cakes and plates of fresh seafood. Then, head inland and browse some of the Balkans’ best culinary offerings. Dine on homemade meals and share stories with your hosts in North Macedonia, meet the makers behind famous Njegusi smoked hams in Montenegro and sample the charcuterie of Croatia. With plenty of beautiful backdrops, these meals will be sure to stick in your memory.

Trip overview

Map of Split To Skopje Real Food Adventure including Croatia, Macedonia, Republic Of, Montenegro and Kosovo
Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Skopje, North Macedonia (Macedonia)
Theme
Food
Destinations
Montenegro, North Macedonia (Macedonia), Kosovo, Croatia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMZSC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a day trip to the island of Brac and indulge in the finest organic olive oils from the largest olive grove in Croatia, followed by a sugared walnut cake that has become ‘a protected item of intangible heritage’!
  • Experience an authentic taste of the Balkans and a look at local life when you dine in family homes in Ohrid, Lake Prespa and Dihovo.
  • See behind the scenes of local produce when you visit a centuries-old smokehouse, an olive mill, an apple farm and meet a local beekeeper for a honey tasting.
  • Learn how to make a hand-formed pasta shape in a local konoba, before cooking and eating your creation with lunch.
  • Visit iconic Croatian cities Split and Dubrovnik and explore the stunning landscapes and charming cities of the Balkans, discovering the legendary Rozafa Fortress.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The cuisine of Croatia and the Balkans 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 Croatia and the Balkans which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • This region 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 the region'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 Split To Skopje Real Food Adventure including Croatia, Macedonia, Republic Of, Montenegro and Kosovo

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Apartment (2 nights)

Activities
  • Brac - Olive oil museum
  • Brac - Hrapoćuša cake tasting
  • Split - Old Town markets & culture tour
  • Zrnovo - Cooking Class
  • Peljesac - Wine tasting
  • Ston - Oyster tasting
  • Lustica - Olive oil farm visit
  • Njegusi - Smokehouse visit & tasting
  • Shkoder - Rozafa Fortress visit
  • Prizren - Leader-led city tour
  • Pristina - Serbian barbecue lunch
  • Pristina - Leader-led city tour
  • Pristina - Gracanica Monastery visit
  • Debar - St Jovan Bigorski Monastery visit
  • Kuratica - Home-cooked dinner
  • Ohrid - Green Market
  • Prespa - Agriturismo visit & tasting
  • Prespa - Home-cooking demonstration
  • Dihovo - Home-cooked lunch
  • Dihovo - Beekeeper farm visit
  • Tikves - Wine tasting
  • Stobi - Stobi archaeological site
  • Skopje - Leader-led walking tour with traditional sweets
Add on activities
  • Ohrid - St Naum Monastery & Trpejca - EUR80
  • Ohrid - City tour and cruise - Minimum 2 passengers - EUR50
  • Bitola - Breakfast Ckembe Corba - EUR5
  • Bitola - Heraclea Lyncestis - EUR25

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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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Split to Skopje Real Food Adventure
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CAD $4,752