For your Croatian gastro tour, the most important thing you need to bring is your appetite – and here’s why. Did you know that along with Croatia’s breath-taking scenery of islands, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and mountains, the country is also a dream for culinary kings and queens? Over eight days, we’ll take you from the Pearl of the Adriatic to oyster tastings in Ston. We’ll feed you in authentic taverns and make sure you enjoy the delicacies of the islands. We’ll bring you to Michelin star restaurants, go on truffle-hunting adventures, and taste all the wine we can along the way. Are you convinced yet?
The suggested itinerary starts at 4,000 EUR per person.
The final price of this custom tour depends on your group size, dates, final route and preferred level of comfort.
After checking into your hotel, you’ll have the chance to explore the stunning Old Town, wrapped by ancient walls, with the help of our trusted guide. Marvel at the city’s architecture, embrace the vibrant culture and immerse yourself in the history of Croatia’s most popular destination.
Be ready for us to whisk you away to the radiant Pelješac peninsula where you’ll flourish with Croatia’s best wines amongst gleaming vineyards that might just make your heart skip a beat.
No better way to begin the gastro tour of Croatia, we’ll visit three different family-owned and operated vineyards on the slopes of Croatia’s famous wine region, take a leisurely stroll on Croatia’s very own “European Wall of China”, and become masters of salt production and oyster farming in the town of Ston!
After our Konavle morning, we’ll head north to the Dalmatian capital, but not before a pit stop at the new Rizman winery which boasts breathtaking views of the Adriatic.
Here, we’ll taste 6 different wines belonging to the indigenous varieties of Plavac Mali, Pošip and Tribidrag, also known as a Zinfandel or Primitivo – the autochthonous Croatian variety.
Our day of wine, treats, and eats will end with an afternoon arrival in Split.
Here, we will discover the many flavors of the Dalmatian island, known for its thriving restaurants and distinctive wineries.
Our day will be spent tasting exquisite wines, homemade olive oil and the traditional cuisine of the island, enclosed by the eye-catching view of vineyards.
Here, you’ll encounter the gems of Dalmatian village life dating back hundreds of years, revere at the extensive botanical collection, and have the chance to enjoy and purchase traditional Dalmatian delicacies
After lunch, we’ll continue up north towards Bibich winery, located near the riverside town of Skradin (just a stone’s throw from National Park Krka).
From the Dalmatian capital to the town of Šibenik, a genuine gastro-experience awaits. Our day will continue at Pelegrini restaurant in Šibenik’s old town, where we’ll have the chance to delight in the delicious dishes of the award-winning restaurant, which also boasts a Michelin star.
More than satisfied, we’ll depart for Istria and check into Villa Meneghetti in the late afternoon.
Though it wouldn’t be a trip to Istria without one fine (and very traditional) detail… truffle hunting! Accompanied by a truffle-hunting dog, we’ll discover the charm of the region and intact nature while searching for the tasty treat.
The theme of lunch, as expected, will be truffles, washed down with sparkling wines.
Located near the small town of Buje, Kozlović Winery is enclosed by olive groves and stunning scenery, which is perfectly paired with their impressive range of wines. The Kozlović property represents the essence of Croatian wines, and will be an experience the wine connoisseurs in the group will remember forever.
Following Kozlović, we’ll sit for lunch at the Stari Podrum tavern, set in the picturesque valley of the Argilla river, under the Momiano castle.
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