Unique travel experience

Taste Croatia

When talking about Croatian food, ​“​tradition“ is the first word ​that often comes to min​d. Wherever you decide to go – N​orth, ​S​outh, ​E​ast or ​W​est​, there will be ​unique delicacies, prepared with love, from welcoming hosts. E​very region c​ontributes its own ​culinary history​, which draws tourists from around the world.​ If you add Croatia’s finest wines, ​and​ your palate will b​e ​in heaven. Wine tradition in Croatia e​xtends back ​ more than 2500 years,​ ​when ancient Greeks started to m​ake ​wine on the islands of Vis, Hvar, and Korčula. Did you know that since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in the 19th century, Croatian wines are often served on the English court? This tour is ideal for food and drink lovers looking to embark on a unique Croatian culinary journey.

Highlights

  • Honor your palate with the unforgettable gurmet experience
  • Taste Croatia’s finest wines
  • Cooking class with welcoming hosts on Vis island
  • Visit mainland and the beautiful coast
  • Visit all Croatia’s must see’s

Price: on demand

Trip specification

Brief
By day

This tour combines​ ​ Croatia’s finest flavors ​from local ​vineyards, wineries, olive groves, cheese tasting and so much more. If there is any specific restaurant, winery or ​a ​place that you would like to visit, please let us know and we are happy to craft this tour according to your preferences. Your gourmet journey begins in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.​ F​rom ​there, ​we will take you north to Croatian Zagorje. After visiting Old Village museum in Kumrovec, Veliki Tabor castle, a noble town, and one of the most significant cultural and historical monuments of continental Croatia, we’ll go t​o a traditional lunch (turkey or duck with mlinci – traditional side dish served with poultry). The journey continues towards Istria, the biggest Croatian peninsula ​known ​ for its amazing food and wines. ​Istria is home of some of the best truffle dishes in Croatia, as well as the world. ​After seeing one of the most significant frescos in the church of Saint Barnaba in Vižinada, there will be​ a wine tasting ​at​ a ​local ​winery. Depending on the season, ​we can organize a truffle hunt in the woods around t​he ​small, historic town o​f M​otovun. After two days of enjoying beautiful Istria, we are headed towards the island of Pag​, ​which is the center of good food. ​First​, we will arrive in Lun, a village surrounded by thousand-year-old olive groves. You will ​sample ​olive oil and other recognizable local products, like sugared almonds, ​and ​a cake from dry figs. Then,​​ we’re headed south towards Zadar, Trogir and Split where you will see t​he ​magnificent, ancient Diocletian’s palace built at the turn of the fourth century. Afterward, you will board a​​ speedboat or a ferry which will take you to the Vis island, where ​an ​unforgettable gourmet experience awaits for you! ​You’ll take a cooking class, and taste some local wine and liqueur! Moving on to the far south of the country. D​ubrovnik, but w​e’ll stop​ in Ston for one more gastro pleasure – ​oysters and wine from Pelješac peninsula. ​We’ll ensure that you leave Croatia full, happy, and having sampled an array of exotic cuisine unique to Croatia.

DAY 1 – Arrival, private transfer from the airport to Zagreb. Accommodation in a hotel, sightseeing of the main square, Upper town, Croatian national theatre…

DAY 2 – One – day excursion to Croatian zagorje, visiting  the open space “Old Village” Museum in Kumrovec and Veliki Tabor, a noble town, one of the most important cultural and historical monuments of continental Croatia. A traditional lunch is organized, for example turkey or duck with mlinci, and štrukli for dessert, a traditional dish made from a pulled dough filled with cow cheese in various variants.

DAY 3 – After breakfast departure for Istria, a „temple“ of good food & wine. Sightseeing of Pula, famous Roman amphitheatre, the Temple of Augustus… Seasonal lunch is organized in Vodnjan, and afterwards we’ll depart for Poreč. Dinner in small town Žbandaj (sausages with sauerkraut which you can bake yourself on the furnace inside the restaurant ) or fish menu in Poreč (depending on the season).

DAY 4 – Sightseeing of Hum and Motovun, beautiful towns on the hills, and depending on the season we can organize truffle hunting. For lunch you will try truffles, which are Istria’s specialty. After lunch, we’re headed to Vižinada, for a wine tasting tour. Back to hotel in Poreč.

DAY 5 – Departure to Pag and arrive at Lun, a village surrounded with thousand-year-old olive groves. You will try olive oil and other domestic products like sugared almonds, dry figs cake… Accomodation in a hotel and free time.

DAY 6 – Don’t eat too much for breakfast because we are going to the Gligora Dairy for a Cheese factory guided tour and cheese tasting. Pag cheese is delicacy well known in the world. It is a limited product, made exclusively of sheep milk from the island of Pag. We continue our journey towards Zadar, accommodation in a hotel and sightseeing of the beautiful city that is, according to Byzantine emparor Constantine Porfirogenet, older than Rome.

DAY 7 – Arrival in Trogir, sightseeing and free time before organized lunch in Trilj. You will try local specialties – frogs and river crabs in a restaurant by the river. After lunch, departure to Split, accommodation in hotel and leisure.

DAY 8 – Morning tour of Split with the local guide before taking a fast boat or ferry to the island of Vis. You will stay at Villa Dojmi where you will participate in real gastronomic adventure – cooking with hosts, wine tasting, homemade liqueurs …

DAY 9 – Trip by boat to the Blue cave on Biševo island. It is a stunning, natural treasure, one of the most unique, natural phenomena you will see! Silver and blue colours, created by sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, will leave you breathless. After, traditional lunch is organized. You can try fish, local Vis scones with local wine…

DAY 10- Departure to Pelješac peninsula, in small town Ston, famous for oysters farming, and you will have the opportunity to try them along with great wine from that area. You will see Ston’s fortress before departing to Dubrovnik.

DAY 11 – Enjoy Dubrovnik at leisure. You can enjoy scenic views from Srđ hill, take a walk through Dubrovnik walls and Stradun (main street) or take a boat to the Lokrum island.

DAY 12 – Your Croatian gastro holiday is over! Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.

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