View of the port of Dubrovnik from the old city wall, Croatia

Best of Croatia Culture & Cuisine Itinerary in 10-Days

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Konavle Valley, Lokrum Island...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

If haute cuisine is what you are looking for on your dream vacation, then Croatia is the perfect destination for you. Offering nearly limitless gastronomic adventures, this up and coming European gem caters to even the most elite and discerning palettes. From the stunning shores of Dubrovnik to the bustling capital city of Zagreb, this custom-tailored, culinary adventure invites you to taste, see, and explore to your heart’s content. Prepare to be amazed and fully satisfied as you embark on this...

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Trip Highlights

  • Pamper your palette on a private wine tour of the Peljesac Peninsula, which will allow you to sample rare and local varietals
  • Sample local delights while strolling through Zagreb’s Upper Town
  • Delve into the history of wine and cheese before joining a truffle hunt, which is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Indulge in local delicacies as you explore the charming Lokrum Island
  • Learn from a Croatian master chef as you prepare a delicious Dalmatian dish before indulging the fruits of your labor
  • Embark on a sunset dinner sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka
  • Witness firsthand how olive oil is made and sample the best local brands

Detailed Description

Europe has long been the destination of choice for gourmands across the globe; however, not everyone realizes that nestled alongside the larger known locales of France and Italy is Croatia, which surprisingly offers some delectable options that will please even the most elite palettes. As you embark on this luxurious, 10-day tour, you will be introduced to the highlights of Croatia’s culinary delights. If perfectly nuanced wines, cheese that is aged to perfection, and mouthwatering truffles make your heart beat faster, then this tour has your name on it.

Your 10-day gourmet getaway begins in the world-famous city of Dubrovnik, where your first taste of Croatia will be complemented by the salty sea breeze as you board an authentic, 16th-century karaka for a relaxing sunset dinner sail. The following day will be one of discovery as you are whisked away on a full day’s private wine tour at the pristine Peljesac Peninsula.

You will spend the following day exploring Dubrovnik’s ancient Old City, wandering among the winding alleyways, and marveling at the magnificently preserved landmarks. An island jaunt to the nearby Lokrum Island will be included in your adventure, and here, there is a luscious dessert and nightcap that await you after day spending the day being regaled with wondrous tall tales, myths, and fascinating facts about the local delicacies and destinations of the Konavle Valley. Then, after learning about honey and sampling some of the most delicious varieties, you will be provided with the opportunity to indulge in a full day’s sail to the Elaphiti Islands.

Your next stop will be the seaside city of Split, where you will explore the highlights of this unique locale before enjoying an in-depth tour that delves into the inner world of olive oil. Upon departing Split, Zagreb will greet you with a plethora of gourmet adventures. Here, you will explore the iconic Upper Town and its famous landmarks, including St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, and Zagreb Cathedral before indulging in a private cooking class that will be taught by a local master chef. You will complete your time in Zagreb with a comprehensive tour that explores the amazing world of wine and cheese, which will be complete with samples of the best local brands. Your final night will be one for the books as you embark on an epic, evening truffle hunt that will include a private guide, headlamps, and canines that are specially trained to sniff out that perfect palate-pleasing treasure.

Each night’s stay has been carefully handpicked with your comfort in mind, and you will enjoy luxurious accommodations in each destination. Private transfers have also been prearranged, so all that you have to do is relax while you taste and see just how amazing Croatia can be. Read some Zicasso travelers’ Croatia travel reviews to gain further inspiration for your own trip.

Starting Price

$2,595 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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