Croatia: Small Group Culinary & Wine Tour

On our culinary & wine tasting tour of Croatia, you will indulge your palate with traditional cuisine & unique wines, starting in the “Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik” and ending in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.
  • Multiple Departures

    Oct, May 19
  • Duration

    9 days / 8 nights
  • Highlights

    Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, Cooking Classes, Rovinj, Zagreb
  • Notes

    Land Only
    Single Supplement: From $1,595
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Tailor Made

    This tour can be booked privately

From  $4,574
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Croatia: Small Group Culinary & Wine Tour 9 Days9D8 Nights8N

Discover the secrets of breathtakingly picturesque Croatia.  Hunt down the nation’s best homegrown ingredients and traditional dishes: truffles, olive oil, local prosciutto and cheeses, Dalmatian-style grilled fish and fish stew, meaty stews, and the famous custard pies. You will have the opportunity to taste top wines of the wine-growing regions and more…  Visit the main touristy towns like Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice, Zagreb; natural sites; coastal towns and other hidden gems of the country.

TOUR DATES:
October 10-18, 2018
May 8-16, 2019

 

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • Hotel accommodations, incl. tax
  • Rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Food & wine tasting
  • Truffle hunting demonstration
  • 2 Cooking Classes (in Konavle & Split)
  • Escort throughout
  • Private walking tours with entr. fee
  • Private transportation
  • Porterage (1 piece per person)
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Day

1

Wednesday: Arrive in Dubrovnik

Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival at the Dubrovnik airport, private transfers to the hotel for check-in.
Afternoon at leaisure or perhaps take the cable car to see the old town from above! Or stop at the Buza café bar, one of the most beautiful bars in Dubrovnik which is hanged on the cliffs right above the sea, with an amazing incomparable panorama of the open Adriatic. It is also known as the "hole-in-the-wall" (buza means “Hole”).
Your Croatia culinary adventure starts tonight with a welcome dinner at a Croatian restaurant in the heart of old town Dubrovnik.

Overnight:Dubrovnik (D).

Day

2

Thursday: Dubrovnik

Discover Dubrovnik through a 2-hour private walking tour of the Old Town, included on the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Sample local flavors, regional specialties & artisanal products (5 food tastings included).
In the early afternoon, take a short drive for a cooking class in Kameni Dvori village, a true Oasis of tastes and aromas. The dishes will be prepared without electricity and modern kitchen appliance, but with the help of a fireplace and water coming from the local well. The evening will end with a big dinner, which is the best opportunity to exchange new experiences.


Overnight at the Infante de Sagres Hotel.

Overnight:Dubrovnik (B, D).

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3

Friday: Dubrovnik, Split

Attend morning Services at the Synagogue. In the afternoon, meet your guide and start a walking tour of the old city, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1996. Visit the Cathedral, dazzling in its mixture of romantic and baroque elements, before descending to the Ribeira area where we find the characteristic quays restored in their ancient stone. Porto was well known among the Jewish traders during the Middle Ages and today there are remains of what was once a typical Jewish Quarter in the Middle Ages. Enjoy an afternoon sun-set cruise on the Douro river.
Dinner on your own

Overnight at Infante de Sagres Hotel.

Overnight:Split (B, L).

Day

4

Saturday: Split, Cooking Class

Today, we will immerse in a different culinary experience, at a cooking class at Silver Gate of Diocletian’s palace. Start at the Pazar vegetable market, and to the Peškarija, a fish market... On to your cooking class to prepare a delicious lunch which will be accompanied with Croatian wines. Usually you would prepare 4 to 5 different dishes based on fish, shells and shrimps, local vegetables, fruits and spices (homemade bread, carpaccio, risotto, homemade pasta, Gregada a traditional Dalmatian fish stew). A Dalmatian dessert will also be prepared.

Overnight:Split (B, L).

Day

5

Sunday: Plitvice National Park, Rovinj

Drive to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls and lush vegetation. Enjoy an electric boat ride on lake Kozjak and panoramic train rides. Continue to Istria. It is known for its truffles, vineyards and olive groves, as well as its Roman ruins and charming hill towns. Take a walking tour of the most romantic town in Istria - “Rovinj”. The narrow, winding, cobbled streets, crammed-together houses and buildings and picturesque squares will just take your breath away.

Overnight:Rovinj (B).

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6

Monday: Istria Truffle Hunt/Tasting

Today, explore Central Istria and participate in truffle hunting (appropriate outfit is required). Participate in a cooking class togehter wih Restaurant Zigante’s renowned chef, Damir Modrušan, in Livade. Prepare a three-course lunch: 1-Sheep cheese mousse with truffles; 2-Homemade pasta with truffle products and fresh black truffles; 3-Ice cream with truffles. This afternoon, continue on to the picturesque Medieval town of Motovun, one of the symbols of the Istrian inland. Return to Rovinj.

Overnight:Rovinj (B, L).

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7

Tuesday: Pula, Olive oil/wine tasting

This morning, drive to Pula. Learn the history of the 3000-Year-old city. Visit the famous Pula Arena (entrance included) - the sixth largest Roman amphitheater in existence, the Forum, the Temple of Augustus, the Twin Gate, and the Gate of Hercules. Depart for Olive oil tasting. Learn about the history of olive cultivation and phases of olive oil production today, Guided tasting of extra virgin olive oil in a specialized tasting room. On to Vina Matošević for tasting of authentic Croatian wines accompanied with tapas, cheese, prosciutto, Istrian Sausages, olives & bread.

Overnight:Rovinj (B).

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8

Wednesday: Zagreb, Zamobor

Depart Rovinj. Stop in the town of Samobor. Taste local specialies and/or wine. Upon arrival to Zagreb, a walking tour will feature the historic town, St. Mark’s church, St. Catherine’s church, the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Parliament and the Government Palace. Pass through Dolac market to medieval Capitol. Admire traditional architecture in Ban Jelačić square. Continue on your own, you can have a ride on the Zagreb’s blue tram or walk down the longest street in Zagreb - ilica, climb up the funicular to the upper town and visit the Lotršćak tower, Kamenita Vrata. Enjoy a Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight:Zagreb (B, D).

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9

Thursday: Breakfast, Return Flight Home

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being privately transferred to the Zagreb Airport for your return flight home.
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