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The Balkans Real Food Adventure

From £1910 for 12 days
Trip Overview
Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the Balkans on a 12-day tour through Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Along your way, stroll through lush national parks, discover quaint villages and see some of the region’s most spiritual sites. Sip a traditional fermented drink – boza – for breakfast, picnic on the banks of the Treska River, master the art of the perfect pastry with the village women of Janche, indulge in a traditional Kosovan barbeque, dine on home-grown produce in the private garden of a Dihovo family and visit a centuries-old olive press outside of Kotor. With curated food and wine experiences plus an expert local guide leading the way, your Balkans Real Food Adventure will not leave you hungry!
Essential Info
Starts: Dubrovnik
Ends: Skopje
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Food
Trip Code: IZKZM
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
8 Lunches included
3 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights),Homestay (2 Nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover why the Balkans are the next big thing in food – drink boza, rakija and wine, and taste pinjur, makalo, bieno cheese, ckembe corba and more in this adventurous foodie destination

•   Learn how to make the regional specialty of pastries with local village women in Janche

•   Meet a local beekeeper and get the buzz on honey in a bee master class

•   Taste one of the newest players on the world wine scene – sample Macedonia’s finest drops with a celebrated local expert

•   Explore a world hams and cheeses in a centuries-old smokehouse, and olive oil in local farm outside of Kotor

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 25th May 2021
Returning: 5th Jun 2021
£1,950pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Jun 2021
Returning: 3rd Jul 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Jul 2021
Returning: 17th Jul 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Aug 2021
Returning: 4th Sep 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Sep 2021
Returning: 18th Sep 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Sep 2021
Returning: 25th Sep 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Sep 2021
Returning: 9th Oct 2021
£1,910pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th May 2022
Returning: 4th Jun 2022
£2,005pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Jun 2022
Returning: 2nd Jul 2022
£2,005pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Dubrovnik – a beautiful stone town surrounded entirely by fortifications. Although it experienced devastation in the early 1990s, the restored Old Town remains as charming as ever. With the sparkling water of the Adriatic in the background, Dubrovnik is picturesque, full of character and easily covered on foot. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today, but if you happen to arrive early, why not walk inside the city walls, or head further afield to one of the Elafiti Islands. There's Lopud – a quiet island with lovely hikes, clean beaches and castle ruins, sleepy Kolocep that has walks for every fitness level, and Sipan with its renowned wine and laidback vibes. After your important meeting, head on an included dinner with your group. Croatian cuisine varies between regions, but an unwavering favourite is the charcuterie. Traditionally created with pork, charcuterie involves using a lot of specially prepared meats, all of which showcase flavours specific to their preservation process. If the option’s there, definitely give it a try.
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