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croatia culinary tour: explore the Culinary Pearl of the Adriatic

From ancient walled cities to glistening turquoise waters, Croatia is a country of contrasts. Eastern traditions mingle with European sophistication while a Mediterranean climate gives way to serene lakes and forested mountains. Meanwhile, the uniquely blended cuisine illuminates centuries of cultural influences and beckons you to explore on one of our sumptuous Croatia culinary tours.  

Journey to the far coast of the Adriatic, where authentic Dalmatian markets, ancient ruins, and classic hill towns await you. On our Croatia culinary tour, you’ll cook alongside welcoming locals whose home-prepared meals reflect a diversity of Italian, Turkish, Hungarian and Austrian styles. Along the way, you’ll dive into Croatia’s multifaceted heritage with a traditional truffle hunt, a boat ride to a private island, and excursions to some of Croatia’s most iconic cities and Roman ruins.

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Top Croatia Culinary Tour Experiences:

  • Food walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town
  • Visit to a private island to sample fresh oysters paired with wine
  • Croatian cooking class in a private home
  • Visit to a vibrant food market
  • Authentic truffle hunt, followed by a truffle cooking class
  • Delicious wine tasting in Istria

Our signature cooking classes, stellar local guides, and unique experiences provide the ultimate access to this uniquely exotic yet classically European destination. Find out why Croatia is known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” on one of our new culinary tours of Croatia, which are offered exclusively as a private trip year-round. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.


Croatian Cuisine

Croatian food derives its influences from a rich local history as well as the many surrounding regions and cultures. Mediterranean seafood along the coast blends seamlessly with rustic inland specialties, allowing the Croatia culinary traveler to experience a world of tastes in a single day. When you join one of our Croatia culinary tours, you’ll cook with locals, gather fresh ingredients for dinner from the market, dine in authentic Croatian restaurants, and enjoy regional delicacies like oysters, black risotto, and truffles. In Istria we’ll learn how Croatians use the land with a traditional truffle hunt and fantastic wine tasting.


Croatia Culinary Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Our Croatia Culinary Tour Begins in Dubrovnik

Today you fly to Dubrovnik. Check into charming, historic hotel. Welcome dinner at authentic Croatian restaurant.


DAY 2: Old Town Dubrovnik & Food Tour

Walking food tour of Dubrovnik. Afternoon and evening free to explore. Overnight in charming, historic hotel.


DAY 3: Oyster Tasting on a Private Island & Transfer to Split

Depart for Ston. Short boat ride to a private island for fresh oyster tasting. Continue to Split. Overnight in stylish, centrally located hotel.


DAY 4: Diocletian’s Palace, Market Tour & Cooking Class

Visit to Diocletian’s Palace. Peruse food market stalls to gather ingredients. Cooking class and dinner in authentic Dalmatian home. Overnight in stylish, centrally located hotel.


DAY 5: Plitvice National Park & Transfer to Rovinj

Full day excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Walk through the UNESCO site with local guide. Drive to Rovinj. Overnight in boutique hotel.


DAY 6: Istria Truffle Hunt & Cooking Class

Explore Istria with authentic truffle hunt. Truffle cooking class. Visit to hilltop town of Motovun. Overnight in boutique hotel.


DAY 7: Visit to Pula & Wine Tasting

Half-day excursion to Pula. Visit to ancient Roman monuments. Wine tasting at local wine estate. Overnight in boutique hotel.


DAY 8: Croatia Culinary Tour Ends

Private transfer to Pula airport for flight home.


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