Croatia Food & Drink Experience - 8 Days

Indulge yourself on Croatia’s magical Dalmatian Coast. On our week-long tour, you will visit Dubrovnik’s wonderful walled city, swim at stunning islands with outstanding natural beauty, travel along the mountainous coast and last but far from least, explore the food scene in the enchanting city of Split.

We have put together a trip you will never forget, enabling you to get under the skin of one of Europe’s hottest travel destinations and all with a focus on Croatia’s delicious food and drink scene. Our carefully thought out itinerary ensures an experience unlike any other, with short travel times between destinations, several fun activities and plentiful tastings of the best food and drink the region has to offer.

Price                  €2170 per person (based upon 2 people sharing room)
No problem if you are travelling solo. Ask us about the single supplement price.

Group size         6-12

Dates                  20 June 2020 – 27 June 2020*

*If you are looking to book this tour for a group of six or more people, we may be able to arrange it for alternative dates to that advertised (subject to availability). A private tour price may apply. Please contact us for further details.

Day 1
Arrival Day - Dubrovnik food and drink walking tour

We start our tour in Croatia’s most famous destination, Dubrovnik. Following check in and a brief introduction, we start as we mean to go on with a walking food tour of Dubrovnik’s magnificent walled old town. With plenty of food and drink, this will be a great way to start enjoying your holiday and to get to know other travellers in the group.

Day 2
Dubrovnik to Korcula via the Peljesac Peninsular

After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, we head to Korcula Island via the Peljesac Peninsula, which is famed for it’s red wine and oysters. After a scenic ride to Mali Ston, we will stop here and take a walk along the stunning walls that connect it to it’s larger neighbour Ston. Once in Ston we revitalise ourselves with lunch including a starter of the world class local oysters. Following lunch we head further along the peninsular to one of our favourite wineries for a tour of the winery and tasting including some glorious “Plavac Mali” red wines, which the region is well known for.

After our wine tasting we will take a short boat ride across to our home, Island of Korcula, where you will check in and and spend the evening at your leisure.

Day 3
Day on Korcula - Morning on the water. Evening eating local speciality.

Feeling wonderfully rested, after breakfast we take to the water for a morning boating around the crystal clear waters of the Korcula archipelago. Stopping for swimming and snorkelling at 2 breathtaking spots, we then enjoy a fish lunch grilled for us on the boat washed down with our boat captain’s own family made wine.

After lunch you have the afternoon free before we reconvene for more fun and indulgence. This evening we will head out to the countryside and visit one of the island’s fantastic family run agroturism restaurants. Here we will sit down to a dinner of the region’s most famous and delicious dishes “peka”. Peka is a slow cooked meat dish with potatoes and vegetables. On our tour it is a mix of veal and lamb, cooked under a metal lid shaped like a bell over hot embers on the BBQ. Yum, all washed down with the owners own wine produce. We should sleep well tonight!

Day 4
Korcula to Mljet day trip and beer tasting

After breakfast, it’s back on the water as we take a short catamaran ride to the neighbouring Island of Mljet for a day exploring the glorious national park. We start by taking a stroll into the park, then we hop into 2 person canoes for a leisurely paddle across the lakes to the island monastery where we will stop for lunch. After lunch and exploring the island, we canoe back across the lakes. Enjoy free time relaxing and swimming in this truly special setting, before walking back to catch the catamaran to Korcula.

This evening we head out for a spot of beer tasting at the island’s only brewery. Here we will learn about the beer making process from the master brewer and try several of his beers, as well as a few of the country’s best offerings. All accompanied by a good dinner to compliment our beer.

Day 5
Korcula Wine Tasting & transfer to Omis

After breakfast and checkout, we are taking you on a wine tasting tour of the island. We first head inland to Smokvica to try “Posip” (a local white wine variety) at one of the island’s top producers. Next, we stop for lunch at one of the island’s best seafood restaurants right on the water, before heading to the village of Lumbarda to try the island’s other famous and delicious white wine, “Grk”. The wines, views and food today are all so good!

Later this afternoon we board another local catamaran and take a ride to the coastal town of Omis, nestled on the mountainous Makarska riviera. You have a free evening to enjoy the town.

Day 6
Omis Cetina river rafting and then hit Split

Following breakfast and checkout, today we are going rafting down the beautiful river Cetina. A drive up into the mountains above Omis takes us to the starting point where a full briefing will be given and we will meet our professional guide, before we set off on our steady ride down the river. No experience is required and with great spots to swim and some easy rapids along the way, this is a fun experience for all. At the end point of the tour is a good spot to grab lunch (not included) before we take our transfer to our final destination, Split. After check in you have some time to yourselves to explore the historic surroundings of the city before we get together for a tasty dinner at one of our favourite places in Split.

Day 7
Split city tour with cooking class then farewell dinner and drinks

Today we are going on a tour of Split’s incredible, historic city and it’s markets to buy ingredients. We then head for a cooking class with a top local chef to learn how to prepare and cook a traditional local dish using the fantastic produce the region and the sea provides. It will all depend on your preferences and what’s available in the markets. After our lunch you are free again to enjoy Split before we get together in the evening for our final celebratory dinner.

Day 8
Departure Day

After breakfast we will say our farewells to the group!

Price includes:

  • 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation in 3/4 star Hotels (price based upon 2 people sharing a room)
  • 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners. At least two drinks per person are provided with included meals
  • All transfers excluding airport transfer
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary

Price does not include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
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FAQs

Do I need to be in good physical condition for this tour?

The tour includes several activities that require some form of physical effort other than walking. Such as canoeing and rafting. We want all guests to participate in all activities so as long as you can do these, walk, swim if you wish and carry all of your luggage you should be fine.

Will there be a guide throughout the tour?

One of us – Rachael or John will be hosting you for the duration of the tour. Meeting you in Dubrovnik, enjoying every daily tour and meal with you and at all hotels apart from on Korcula as this is where we live.

What is the weather likely to be like?

We are arranging this tour to give us a good chance of sunny days without it being “too” hot. If the weather is typical for this time of year we should expect lots of sunny days and temperatures around 30C or in the mid 80’sF. But of course, there can be exceptions e.g. it could be a bit cooler and a bit rainy or really hot. +35C/90’sF.

What should I wear?

Lightweight comfortable clothes for the days. We are almost certainly in shorts and t-shirts by that time of year. For evening wear we are not taking you anywhere that has stuffy dress codes so whatever makes you feel good/comfortable. We recommend bringing a lightweight waterproof jacket just in case of rain.
For footwear comfort is again the key, most days will involve some walking but no hiking per se.

Rubber-soled swimming shoes make a lot of sense and can be purchased locally for times in the water. The coastline is rocky with a few urchins.

What is the tipping etiquette in Croatia?

Tipping is typical when paying for meals at restaurants at around 10% of the bill or more. Rounding up bills to above this level is normal. In cafe’s and bars tipping is not so typical but again rounding up the bill is what we recommend, within reason. We tend to tip if we have had satisfactory service at the bare minimum. Feel free to tip tour guides at your discretion. One of us will always be available for guidance.

What currency is used in Croatia? Can I pay for service by card?

In Croatia, cash is king and the local currency is Kuna. Many establishments only take payment in cash due to high credit card fees for companies. We recommend that you bring a payment card you can withdraw cash from and advise that you check you card provider’s fees in advance. There are an abundance of ATMs in most locations. We only recommend using ATMs at established banks as opposed to most you see around – these are machines that grossly overcharge you for their use, either with fees or by offering you a terrible exchange rate. Never use them.

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Important booking information:

We will email you to confirm that the tour is available, the total tour cost and to check that you wish to proceed with the reservation.

After you have confirmed you would like to book, we will send you payment information. Full payment details are included on the Terms and Conditions.

After the initial payment is received we will email you a Tour Booking Confirmation which includes full details.

Trip Facts

  • €2170 per person (based upon 2 people sharing a room)
  • 6 - 12
  • 20 June 2020 – 27 June 2020
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