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12-Day Gastronomic Tour of Croatia: Croatian Cuisine Exploration

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, Zagreb

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Life is filled with a plethora of delicious places to explore, and in a world where you have so many options for having an unforgettable, gastronomic adventure, it is sometimes difficult to choose where to go. That is why this custom-curated, 12-day gastronomy tour offers an elite adventure in Croatia amid a world of wonder, beauty, and intrigue. Beginning from the stunning shores of Dubrovnik, winding your way to Split, and stopping by Plitvice National Park and Zagreb, you will be provided with...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a delicious and romantic sunset sail off of the Dubrovnik shores, while dining on delectable Dalmatian dishes and watching the sun fade below the horizon
  • Spend a full day of discovering the sweet secrets of Croatian honey as you venture to an actual working bee farm and are led on an up-close tour of its inner workings
  • Explore all things wine and cheese and venture on an exciting evening truffle hunt that will be complete with a headlamp, professional hunting dogs, and an expert guide
  • Be regaled with fascinating foodie facts as you explore the Konavle Valley, where you will be told historical stories and given samplings of local fare that are specific to the region
  • Discover the delicious delights of Croatia’s capital city in Zagreb’s Upper Town while wandering among the famed Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, and more
  • Sip your way through a private wine tour in the stunning Peljesac Peninsula, sampling local blends and learning all about the production process of the region’s most decadent elixirs
  • Indulge in a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing world of olive oil on a private tour, which will include stops at luscious vineyards that will allow you to sample some of the best olive oils that are made onsite
  • Sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka, while enjoying a scrumptious feast that is filled with the most delectable Dalmatian dishes
  • Immerse yourself on a tasting tour and sail to the Elaphiti Islands, where you will bask in the sun as you cruise the gorgeous waters

Detailed Description

It is a well-known fact that food has always tied humans together, and its universal appeal and common bonding power are remarkably beneficial and enjoyable. There is perhaps no better way to experience this phenomenon than to have an authentic taste of it on a luxurious, 12-day gourmet tour through Croatia.

This custom-tailored adventure has been crafted with you in mind, and it caters to your impeccable and elite palette by offering nothing but the best gourmet experiences that this Eastern European gem gas to offer. If savory Dalmatian cuisine, fine wines, exquisitely aged cheese make your mouth water, then you will adore the delicious outings of discovery and fine dining that await your arrival.

Your 12-day gourmet excursion will begin in the seaside haven of Dubrovnik, where you will spend your first evening in Croatia dining aboard an authentic, 16th-century karaka replica on a sunset dinner sail. The following day will find you perusing the palette-pleasing treasures of the gorgeous Peljesac Peninsula on a full day’s wine tour.

Dubrovnik’s ancient Old City, which was made famous by HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be your next stop. Here, as you make your way through the mazes of side streets, narrow alleyways, and charming buildings, you will be amazed by the impeccably preserved landmarks of this unique locale. After exploring the mainland highlights, an island expedition to nearby Lokrum Island awaits you, and this is where you will end your evening with a delicious dessert and nightcap.

Also adding to the enjoyment of your time in Dubrovnik is a wondrous day of being regaled with fascinating foodie facts, myths, stories, and tales that are directly tied to the Konavle Valley. You will also spend a day of learning about and sampling local honey before delighting in a full day’s sail to the Elaphiti Islands.

Shortly after, Split will welcome you and invite you to explore its most exciting locales on an in-depth tour. You will then dive into the interesting world of olive oil to see what is required to create the perfect blend. Indulging in a private cooking class while cruising along the Adriatic on a yacht is also on your agenda in addition to enjoying a local favorite: an authentic Peka meal.

The day following your sail, you will venture to Plitvice National Park, and after exploring this waterfall-filled wonderland, you will enjoy an evening stop at the nearby Rastoke Village. Here, you will enjoy an authentic Croatian dinner at one of the village’s beloved taverns. The next stop on your journey will be Zagreb, which is where your first gourmet adventure will be a private walking tour of the Upper Town. As you visit its famous landmarks and gaze in awed appreciation at the beauty of its architecture and charming streets, you will fall in love with this country’s capital city. Culminating your first evening in Zagreb with a private cooking class that is hosted a master chef will be a perfect end to your initial day in Zagreb.

Your final day in Zagreb will find you on an adventure of discovery as you delve into the world of wine and cheese. After learning the histories of this dynamic duo and tasting the best local offerings, you will be provided with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partake in an actual evening truffle hunt.

Your luxurious accommodations have all been carefully handpicked for your ultimate enjoyment in mind, and private transportation has already been arranged to effortlessly transfer you to and from each desired destination. This adventure is also extremely flexible, so you can alter any part of it to better cater to your moods and desires once you are in Croatia. Your only concern for this entire Croatian vacation is deciding what to sample, see, and enjoy next.Looking for the best Croatia travel ideas? Consider browsing our Croatia travel reviews page.

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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