Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

07/01/2023 through 09/25/2024
07/01/2023 through 10/08/2024
Intrepid Travel

Slovenia & Croatia Real Food Adventure

Embark on an 11-day food inspired journey through Slovenia and Croatia and delight in the culinary mastery of this region, while seeing the history, culture and nature 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 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.


  • Ljubljana – Schnapps tasting
  • Bled – Day Trip by Public Bus
  • Bled – Kremsnita Tasting
  • Ljubljana – Slovenian Cooking Class
  • Piran – Tasting Tour and Lunch
  • Motovun – Truffle Hunt and Tasting
  • Rovinj – Day Trip
  • Plitvice Lakes – National Park Visit
  • Rakovica – Home-cooked meal
  • Zadar – Nunnery & farm visit
  • Zadar – Local market visit
  • Split – Old Town Food and Culture Tour
  • Korcula – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Zrnovo – Cooking Class


  • Tuck into a traditional home-cooked dinner in Rakovica – enjoy a hearty serving of traditional Croatian kotlovina which is a mixed meat dish, traditionally made in a cauldron with robust flavours and hints of spice.
  • Learn how to prepare local delicacies with hands-on experiences that include taking a cooking class in Ljubljana to indulge in Slovenian favourites, and learning how to make local hand-rolled pasta in a small village on Korcula.
  • Get to know the local producers of some of the best eats in southern Europe with a tasting tour and lunch at a family-owned restaurant in Piran and a special truffle hunting experience with an expert in Livade. Plus, visit a nunnery renowned for its preserves and take a tour of Old Town Split with a local foodie.
  • Explore the major food reg cions of Istria and Dalmatia to indulge in iconic delicacies like cured meats, olive oils, wine, truffles, cheese and more.
  • Discover the fairytale landscapes of Lake Bled, walk the boardwalks and wonder at the falls of Plitvice Lakes, experience the sparkling port-side city of Split and visit the lush Croatian island of Korcula – surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic.


Day 1 Ljubljana
Day 2 Bled / Ljubljana
Day 3 Piran / Motovun
Day 4 Motovun
Day 5 Plitvice National Park / Rakovica
Day 6 Zadar
Day 7 Split
Day 8 Split
Day 9 Korcula
Day 10 Korcula
Day 11 Dubrovnik

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