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Culinary trip to Croatia

Croatia is famous for its historic towns, picturesque islands, pristine nature, and a rich history and culture. The country is also renowned for its gastronomic delights. Tasting new food, encountering new ingredients, and enjoying local hospitality is one of the most delicious ways to experience authentic Croatian culture. From the cosmopolitan city of Zagreb to the shores of the Adriatic in Istria, you’ll be delighted by Croatia’s culinary traditions that have evolved over the centuries.

Zagreb’s food scene is varied and dynamic and includes traditional dishes and top gourmet offerings using fresh ingredients. Homemade pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and cured meats are staples in many Zagreb homes.

Istria produces some of the world’s best olive oil, remarkable wines and amazing truffles. The gourmet capital of Croatia, Istria is famous for its signature dishes and ingredients including seafood, oysters, cheese, Boskarin beef and aged prsut. 

Join us on a 5-day Croatian foodie adventure. Eat and drink your way through Zagreb and Istria with some of the best dishes in the country. Sample local delicacies as you explore the cities and towns, immersing yourself in the history and culture. With every bite, you’ll learn the stories behind Croatia’s distinct culinary traditions. Our culinary tour will satisfy your appetite for adventure, so come hungry!

        
          
            

This Trip is ideal for…

            
                  
  • Solo-travellers and groups seeking an incredible edible adventure
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  • Culinary enthusiasts who enjoy unique and authentic food experiences
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  • Foodies and amateur chefs who want to indulge in new Croatian flavours
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  • Everybody who loves truffles
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What we'll do in Croatia

Wine and Dine

Checked in... and time for the holidays to begin. Leave your worries at the door of the nearest cafe bar and sip away until evening, at seven we have a big treat in store! Surrounded by quaint buildings and breathtaking views of the city, dinner is waiting to be served. Enjoyed traditional dishes perfected, and served in a warm and modern style and toast your adventure with local wines and liqueurs. Sit back, relax and prepare yourself for a gastronomic experience.


OPTIONAL: After your taste buds have been intrigued why not go, and discover the "dark side" of the city, on a "Witch Tour" to expore the tales of the occult in Zagreb

City markets and country hospitality

Good morning! It's time to explore the markets and some of the finest locally produced food and wine on offer in this amazing city. Bubbling, creamy Strukli, air-dried prosciutto, roasted duck and a few glasses of wine.


We hope you're in the mood to indulge because it's time to hit the road to "Kezele Estate". Vineyards and a great meal with locally produced ingredients are waiting for you, far from the bustle of the city. In the evening, lounge back in the fresh air of the countryside with a glass of wine.

Istrian Excellence

After breakfast, it's time to delve into the culinary dynasty that is Istria. First stop, Zminj, for a tasting of local cheeses and of course wine, and then off to try some amazing locally produced salamis.

Afterwards we'll head to Pula, where we have a cooking class lined up for you. You'll work with the best ingredients, to prepare some traditional Croatian dishes with our Gourmet Experience Team. Once our bellies are full it's time for bed - or you can soak up the nightlife in Pula.

Wine, olives & cocktails

It's wine & olive day! After breakfast, we'll head to Chiavalon to try the best olive oil in the world. Next, we'll hit the Matosevic vineyards for a wine tasting. They have some great wines for us to try and some amazing salamis and cheeses to start the days' culinary adventure.

Back through the hills to Rossi vineyards, where we won't only be sipping wine - but also try their gin and cognac. Just after the fall of the evening, we will ascend to the quaint hilltop town of Buzet, check into our hotel, and spend a little time relaxing. We end the day with a truffle-themed dinner in Motovun.

Hunting truffles, brandy & goodbyes

You've indulged, enjoyed and relaxed, so grab your breakfast and get ready to go hunting now! Mark Twain once said "there's gold in them far hills", but we prepare truffles, to be honest. We will spend a few hours delving into the sunny meadows in order to uncover truffles and reward ourselves with an indulgent lunch.


After lunch, we are going to sample some wonderful sweets and grappa at Aura Distillery. After an exhilarating day, it's time to go back to Zagreb and part ways - with great memories and new skills.

Where we'll stay

In Zagreb, we’ll stay at a hotel with modern furnishings, which is ideally situated close to the historic city centre to provide ample opportunities for sightseeing. At the charming Family Estate Kezele, we will be welcomed into picturesque houses surrounded by the pristine natural outdoors. At Pula, we will stay at a modern hotel set within a gentle and picturesque landscape. In Buzet, we will spend the night at a boutique hotel nestled among old, stony streets, offering surreal views across the hills.

What's included

  • Accommodation in a boutique lodges and hotels
  • All meals including beverages
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour
  • A tour guide who will accompany you during the whole trip
  • Cooking classes
  • All the activities & tastings

Extra Information

Is your preferred date not mentioned in the above list? Please send us a request via email so we can check our availability for the date of your choice.

Looking for a custom made trip to this destination? We are happy to help you with a personalized itinerary depending on the number of guests in your group, your length of stay and your personal requirements.

Please note that the booking is only final once you received our confirmation via email. The trip only is confirmed after the minimum number of attendees (=6) is reached per group.

Sometimes we are unfortunately obliged to cancel one of our trips due to the fact that the minimum number of attendees is not reached or we cannot travel to this destination any longer due to safety regulations. We will, of course, inform you as soon as possible about changes to your travel schedule and inform you about the possibilities, other dates. You will be refunded for the amount of your pre-booked trip.

*Price depends on the number of people you're travelling with.

Read all the terms and conditions of our culinary tours.

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