Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

11 Days | Eat your way from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik via Motovun, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Split and Korcula.

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Embark on an 11-day food inspired journey through Slovenia and Croatia and delight in the culinary mastery of this region, while seeing the history, culture and nature these countries have to offer. Visit salt pans, a truffle farm, wineries, fishing villages and so much more. Discover why Istria is considered one of the world's leading producers of quality olive oil, eat slow-cooked meat cooked Dalmatian-style under a metal bell, raise a glass of refosk (Slovenian wine) or slivovitz (plum brandy) with your small group, and shout ‘zivjeli!’ to the simple, home-style cuisine this region is famous for.

Trip overview

Map of Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure including Croatia and Slovenia
Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Theme
Food
Destinations
Slovenia, Croatia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMZE
This trip generates 46.63 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Tuck into a traditional home-cooked dinner in Rakovica – enjoy a hearty serving of traditional Croatian kotlovina which is a mixed meat dish, traditionally made in a cauldron with robust flavours and hints of spice.
  • Learn how to prepare local delicacies with hands-on experiences that include taking a cooking class in Ljubljana to indulge in Slovenian favourites, and learning how to make local hand-rolled pasta in a small village on Korcula.
  • Get to know the local producers of some of the best eats in southern Europe with a tasting tour and lunch at a family-owned restaurant in Piran and a special truffle hunting experience with an expert in Livade. Plus, visit a nunnery renowned for its preserves and take a tour of Old Town Split with a local foodie.
  • Explore the major food reg cions of Istria and Dalmatia to indulge in iconic delicacies like cured meats, olive oils, wine, truffles, cheese and more.
  • Discover the fairytale landscapes of Lake Bled, walk the boardwalks and wonder at the falls of Plitvice Lakes, experience the sparkling port-side city of Split and visit the lush Croatian island of Korcula – surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic.

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

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Public Bus, Ferry, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Apartment (5 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)

Activities
  • Ljubljana - Schnapps tasting
  • Bled - Day Trip by Public Bus
  • Bled - Kremsnita Tasting
  • Ljubljana - Slovenian Cooking Class
  • Piran - Tasting Tour and Lunch
  • Motovun - Truffle Hunt and Tasting
  • Rovinj – Day Trip
  • Plitvice Lakes - National Park Visit
  • Rakovica - Home-cooked meal
  • Zadar - Nunnery & farm visit
  • Zadar - Local market visit
  • Split - Old Town markets & culture tour
  • Korcula - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zrnovo - Cooking Class
Add on activities
  • Lake Bled - Parish Church of St Martin - Free
  • Bled - Castle - EUR15
  • Bled - Pletna Boat Trip - EUR14
  • Zadar - Archaeological Museum - EUR5
  • Zadar - Roman Forum - Free
  • Zadar - St Anastasia's Cathedral - Free
  • Split - Ivan Mestrovic Gallery - EUR12
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace Cellars - EUR7
  • Korcula – Hop on hop off boat - EUR20
  • Korcula – City Museum - EUR6
  • Korcula - Traditional Moreska Dance Performance - EUR18

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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 excludes Days 7 and 8 (Hotel) where you will be in shared accommodation 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.
3. This trip ends at 11am on Day 11 upon arrival in Dubrovnik. Please do not book onward travel arrangements commencing before 3pm on the final day of the trip.

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5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Craig · Traveled June 2023
Absolutely incredible experience and great time lucia was an amazing and inspiring guide can not recommend enough
Review submitted 20 Jun 2023

Christine · Traveled June 2023
The itinerary from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik provided great coverage of the area in a reasonable timeframe. The stops at lesser known places ended up being some of my favorites on the trip. The tour activities were unique and interesting - things that I would have not thought to do if I was designing the trip on my own (cooking classes, salt flats, truffle hunt, nunnery). I liked that our leader gave us an orientation tour of each destination and then we had free time on our own to explore. It was a good mix of structured activities and free time. Would recommend this trip to others.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2023
Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure
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CHF  3,845