When it comes to luxurious vacations, the sky is the limit, but when it comes to the most elite and extraordinary, gourmet getaways, Croatia is one of Europe’s most delicious destinations to visit. From exciting culinary adventures to scrumptious excursions to sip and savor, this unique adventure through Croatia caters only to the most discerning upper echelon of good taste. Prepare your palate for a cornucopia of culinary delights as you embark on this carefully curated, weeklong luxury tour...
Dubrovnik - Arrive in Dubrovnik and Embark on a Sunset Sail
Dubrovnik will be your first destination, and upon departing from your airplane, you will be met by your private driver who will whisk you away to your luxurious accommodation. After settling in, you will literally launch into one of the countries most dreamy and delicious sea scenes. After being driven by your private driver to the Dubrovnik docks, you will meet your personal chef, private captain, and cabin crew who will be responsible for wining and dining you for the rest of the evening. As if it could not get any more luxurious, you will set sail on an authentic, 16th-century karaka replica. As the salty sea breeze blows gently through your hair and your eyes take in all of the aesthetic delights of the surrounding Adriatic, you will indulge in a feast that will completely solidify Croatia in your heart as being the right choice for this gastronomic getaway.
As you satisfy your appetite with savory Dalmatian dishes and sip on multiple varieties of wine and champagne, you will marvel at the unmatched beauty of the Adriatic. While the sun sets and you watch the sky ignite in a kaleidoscope of colors, you will already be dreaming of what other wonders are in store for the next seven days. Upon your return to the docks, your private driver will be waiting to take you directly back to your luxurious accommodations, where you will enjoy an amazing night’s rest in order to be ready for tomorrow’s delicious adventure.
Dubrovnik - Pamper Your Palate on a Peljesac Peninsula Wine Tour
Dubrovnik – Explore the Old City and Island Hop to Lokrum Island
Dubrovnik – Be Regaled with Fascinating Food Tales in Konavle Valley
Zagreb – Witness Zagreb’s Secret Spots and Indulge in a Private Cooking Class
Zagreb - Delve into the World of Wine and Cheese and Join a Truffle Hunt
Zagreb – Enjoy an Authentic Croatian Brunch Before Heading Home
- Sample local wines as you are wooed by the romantic Peljesac Peninsula
- Stroll through Zagreb’s Upper Town while savoring local delicacies
- Uncover the History of Wine and Cheese and join an evening truffle hunt
- Sip wine as you wander among the ancient, walled city of Dubrovnik
- Concoct an authentic Croatian dish under the instruction of a master chef
- Embark on a culinary adventure to Lokrum Island
- Enjoy a sunset dinner sail on an authentic 16th-century karaka
Croatia has recently become somewhat of Europe’s darling when it comes to the hottest emerging vacation destinations. This should come as no surprise because the country has a wealth of offerings to please any vacationer’s specific tastes. Speaking of tastes, that is exactly what this custom-tailored, one-week adventure celebrates: Croatia’s culinary treasures. From local wines and artisan cheeses to mouthwatering truffles and more, embarking on this exciting culinary excursion is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Your gourmet getaway will begin in the beautiful, seaside enclave of Dubrovnik, where you will be provided with your first glimpse of Croatia’s stunning coast and the sparkling Adriatic Sea on an evening sunset dinner sail. You will then be whisked away on a full day’s wine tour of the picturesque Peljesac Peninsula.
Then, after spending the next day wandering around Dubrovnik’s Old City that is complete with its entirely-walled, pedestrian-only streets and iconic landmarks, you will enjoy island-hopping to nearby Lokrum Island. Upon touching foot on the shores of this truly special spot, you will admire the local sights and even indulge in a delicious and locally made dessert to end your day on a sweet note. The following morning, you will partake in an excursion to Konavle Valley, where you will be wined, dined, and regaled with fascinating facts, stories, and a plethora of myths that surround some of the region’s most notable delicacies.
The second half of your journey will find you attempting to taste your way through the culinary capital of Croatia in addition to its capital city of Zagreb. Upon your arrival, you will be able to explore the city’s iconic Upper Town along with Zagreb’s most famous landmark locales, including Dolac Market, Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, and more. You will end your evening with a private cooking class, which will include a master chef who will walk you step-by-step in whipping up a mouthwatering and authentic Croatian meal.
Your final day will be spent feasting on local wines and artisan cheeses while learning about the inner-workings of each, including a firsthand glimpse at just what goes into bringing these delicious delicacies from farm to table. As evening approaches, possibly the most thrilling excursion of your entire week awaits you as you embark on an exciting truffle hunt, which will be complete with headlamps, a professional guide, and sleuth-nosed canines.
After literally having your fill of Croatia’s absolute best culinary offerings, you will be entirely satisfied. In fact, you will most certainly be planning your return before even leaving Croatian soil and stepping foot on your return flight. With luxury accommodations provided in advance for each night of your stay in addition to private transfers already being arranged to bring you to and from every delicious destination, the only thing that you will need to bring to the table is your appetite and a hearty sense of adventure.
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$1,815 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.
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