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Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

From £2165 for 11 days
Trip Overview
Embark on an 11-day food inspired journey through Slovenia and Croatia and delight in the culinary mastery of this region, while seeing what these countries have to offer. Visit salt pans, a truffle farm, wineries, fishing villages and so much more. Discover why Istria is considered one of the world's leading producers of quality olive oil, eat mouth-watering, slow-cooked meat cooked Dalmatian-style under a metal bell, raise a glass of refosk (Slovenian wine) or slivovitz (plum brandy) with your small group, and shout ‘zivjeli!’ to the simple, home-style cuisine this region is famous for.
Essential Info
Starts: Ljubljana
Ends: Dubrovnik
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZMZE
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Croatia, Slovenia
What's Included

Meals

10 Breakfasts included
3 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle,Public Bus,Ferry,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights),Guesthouse (1 night),Boutique Hostel (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover why the Balkans are the next big thing in food – explore the major foodie regions of Istria (prsut ham, olive oils, wine, truffles) and Dalmatia (sheep’s milk cheese, lamb, maraschino cherrys)

•   Delve into the diverse world of food that lies beneath Slovenia’s fairytale landscape, and find out why this country has more than 20 distinct culinary regions

•   Taste some of the newest players on the world wine scene – teran, refosk, Marastina, and Kurtelaška bijela (and try to pronounce them after a few glasses)

•   Root out the reasons why Croatia has become the Italy of the East – world-class olive oil and truffles abound

•   Watch the catch of the day sail back to shore in the seaside village of Zadar

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 9th May 2020
Returning: 19th May 2020
£2,220pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 16th May 2020
Returning: 26th May 2020
£2,210pp
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Departing: 23rd May 2020
Returning: 2nd Jun 2020
£2,210pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Jun 2020
Returning: 23rd Jun 2020
£2,165pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Jun 2020
Returning: 30th Jun 2020
£2,165pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Aug 2020
Returning: 25th Aug 2020
£2,165pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Aug 2020
Returning: 1st Sep 2020
£2,210pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Sep 2020
Returning: 15th Sep 2020
£2,210pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2020
Returning: 29th Sep 2020
£2,210pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Zivjo! Welcome to Slovenia. Known as ‘Europe in Miniature’, tiny Slovenia has a huge heart and a wealth of diversity. Best known for hearty, alpine stews, goulash and sauerkraut, Slovenia also boasts wonderful cakes and strudels, not to mention the culinary treasures found in the coastal Karst region, including teran (wine), prsut (air-dried ham) and sensational olive oils. Picturesque Ljubljana is perfect for starting a food odyssey, with a surprisingly diverse food scene that– great local eateries, progressive modern restaurants, street food, cafes and cake shops. After an important welcome meeting at 6 pm, perhaps toast to your trip with a glass of Slovenia's national drink: schnapps (snopec in Slovene). This fruit-based liqueur comes in a variety of flavours, with the local favourite being viljamoka – flavoured with Williams pear. Your leader can then suggest a great place in the heart of the city to sample some delicious traditional dishes.
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