Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia contains a wealth of historical and cultural sites with a large influence from their Greek, Roman, and Venetian past. Immerse yourself in the cuisine of this region with excursions ranging from truffle hunting in Istria, to tastings at family-owned wineries and visiting Ston to sample the most sought-after oysters in Europe.

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Tailor-Made Foodie Tour of Croatia

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Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia contains a wealth of historical and cultural sites with a large influence from their Greek, Roman, and Venetian past. Immerse yourself in the cuisine of this region with excursions ranging from truffle hunting in Istria, to tastings at family-owned wineries and visiting Ston to sample the most sought-after oysters in Europe.

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Overview

Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia contains a wealth of historical and cultural sites with a large influence from their Greek, Roman, and Venetian past. Experience truffle hunting in Istria, enjoy tastings at family owned wineries, and explore the thousand-year-old cobblestone streets and architecture in Split. Take in the medieval hillside town of Motovun and the waterfalls of the World Heritage Plitvice Lakes. Visit coastal Ston, its mix of fresh and salt water creating some of the most sought-after oysters in Europe. Wander the Old Town in Dubrovnik and learn how the city walls protected locals from the Middle Ages until their War of Independence in 1991.

Highlights Include

  • Sample freshly caught seafood at a family-run oyster farm in Ston.
  • Meet a local chef in the seaside town of Trogir for a market tour and five-course dining experience
  • Partake in a truffle hunt and wine tastings in Istria
  • Enjoy a traditional peka dinner at a family home in the cultural hub of Konavle.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Zagreb

Upon arrival at the airport in Zagreb, you’ll be met by your private driver and escorted to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Zagreb has some of the country’s most interesting museums, including Mimara and the Museum of Broken Relationships. (B)

Day 2 – Zagreb / Istria

This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of historic Zagreb, taking in Zagreb Cathedral and Saint Mark’s Church in the Upper Town before walking the gardens and plazas of the more Austrian influenced Lower Town. Then drive across the Istrian Peninsula for a stay at a local vineyard. (B)

Day 3 - Istria

Today enjoy a selection of culinary highlights from throughout the Istrian Peninsula. Begin at a local family farm for a truffle hunting experience followed by a tasting of the farm’s truffle products. Then stop at the medieval hilltop town of Grožnjan, where you will have time to explore the town on your own, and if you’re lucky, catch an impromptu performance from one of the town’s many artist residents. Finish your day at one of the region’s top wineries for a tour of the property and a tasting of several fine Croatian wines. (B)

Day 4 – Plitvice Lakes National Park’

This morning your driver will escort you inland to Plitvice Lakes National Park where you’ll meet with a local guide. Explore the walkways that wind through the waterfalls and take a short boat ride to the upper trails for a different perspective of the beautiful scenery. After the tour, transfer to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 5 – Šibenik

Depart Plitvice Lakes National Park this morning en route to the picturesque Dalmatian Coast. Along the way, stop at the family-run Vizzulin Winery to meet with the owners and enjoy a tasting of their wines and homemade charcuterie. With a full stomach, continue on to the charming seaside town of Šibenik, and check in to your hotel for the evening. (B,L)

Day 6 – Trogir

Experience Croatia’s local market scene and learn about their significance as social and cultural hubs. After departing Šibenik, join a local chef in nearby Trogir. Explore the green market and fish market as the chef explains how to find the best ingredients. Following your market visit, you’ll be taken to a private villa for an interactive five-course cooking experience, paired with local wines by an expert sommelier. End the day at your hotel in Split. (B,L)

Day 7 – Split

Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split dates to the 4th century and is considered one of the best-preserved Roman sites in the world. Today your expert guide will take you on a private walking tour of the complex including a visit to the Temple of Jupiter, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and a myriad of cobblestone side streets and plazas along the way. In the afternoon is at leisure to explore the historic town or make the short walk to Marjan Hill to enjoy the sunset over the Adriatic Sea. (B)

Day 8 – Ston/Dubrovnik

Depart Split for a scenic drive along the coast en route to Dubrovnik. Along the way, stop in the small town of Ston where the unique mineral content of its bay has provided a home for some of the most sought-after oysters in Europe. Visit a family-run oyster farm for a demonstration and a sampling of fresh oysters and mussels paired with local wine. Continue on to Dubrovnik where you will check into your hotel for the evening. (B,L)

Day 9 – Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s iconic walls have protected the city for centuries since the Middle Ages. Today, walk the walls with a guide as you learn the history of this World Heritage city. Explore the historic town and visit the Rector’s Palace, Church of Saint Blaise, and the Franciscan monastery before enjoying a cable car ride to the top of Mt. Srd for breathtaking city views. (B)

Day 10 – Depart for the U.S

This morning, take a private transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)