Ljubljana to Split Real Food Adventure

8 Days | Eat your way through Slovenia and Croatia, indulging in local and regional dishes

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On this eight-day journey through Slovenia and Croatia, you’ll dine on delicious local delicacies in some of the most beautiful places in eastern Europe. Make your way through the Slovenian countryside, stopping along the way to learn the local tips and tricks for perfecting their most famous and beloved dishes. Travel south into Istria, tasting local wines, fresh seafood and fruits and vegetables. Meet Benedictine nuns who make jams and preserves out of the produce they grow in the nunnery and explore the olive groves of an organic farm that preserves the traditional production methods. End it all over breakfast, overlooking the landscape that connects these two incredible countries, and leave this gorgeous part of the world full, happy and with memories (and recipes) to take home with you.

Trip overview

Map of Ljubljana To Split Real Food Adventure including Croatia and Slovenia
Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Split, 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
ZMZJ
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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 soparnik, a popular Croatian dish, prepared by a local family who regularly supplies the dish for events and festivals in town.
  • Meet the people who create and produce regional delicacies across Slovenia and Croatia, from truffle farmers to Benedictine nuns who grow fresh fruits and vegetables in their nunnery.
  • Explore stunning landscapes, villages, towns and cities, immersing yourself in the culture of Split, Bled, Zadar, Rovinj and Motovun.
  • Eat regional delicacies in the places they’re produced. Hunt for your own truffles, sip on glasses of local wine, taste the cured meats and cheeses iconic to the region and savour local deserts that will set your tastebuds alight.
  • 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 Ljubljana To Split Real Food Adventure including Croatia and Slovenia

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Public bus

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • Bled - Kremsnita Tasting
  • Smartno - Wine tasting
  • Trebese – Organic farm visit & picnic 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
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 - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split - Ethnographic Museum - EUR3
  • Split - City Museum - EUR4
  • Split - Cellars of the Diocletian's Palace - ALL7

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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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Ljubljana to Split Real Food Adventure
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NZD $4,515