Eat your way from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik via Motovun, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Split and Korcula.
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.
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, meet a Pag Island cheese maker 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.
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.
1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 5 (Guesthouse) and Day 6 (Hostel) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavor 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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