This superb Croatia Foodie Tour takes you on an unforgettable gastronomy trip to all the best restaurants in Croatia. Learn all about its amazing history while tasting the Adriatic haute cuisine. Dine at the Michelin-star restaurants and explore other culinary gems this country has to offer.
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB
Arrival to Zagreb Airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at Zinfandel’s, an elegant restaurant recommended by Michelin Guide, a great way to kick start your Croatia foodie tour. Night in Zagreb.
Day 2: ZAGREB
Time to explore Zagreb. On a walking tour you will get to know all the most important sights of the Croatian capital. Your guide will take you through the cobbled streets of Gornji grad, the historic center of Zagreb and explain the fascinating history behind its buildings. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to taste bits of Croatian flavors – from farmer’s market produce to traditional dishes and desserts. Wash it down with local spirits, top quality wine craft beer. Free time in the afternoon to explore the town on your own. Dinner at the Michelin-star restaurant Noel. Night in Zagreb.
Day 3: ZAGREB – OPATIJA
Moving from Zagreb towards the coastal town of Opatija, the grandiose Adriatic resort which has been welcoming visitors for centuries. Take a walk along its elegant promenade, a favorite place of Austro-Hungarian nobility who used to spend their holidays here. In the evening you can enjoy dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant Draga di Lovrana. Night in the Opatija’s Riviera.
PENINSULA OF ISTRIA
After breakfast you will take a road trip thorough the interior of the beautiful peninsula of Istria, renowned not just for its breathtaking landscape, but also for the unique gastronomy. One of the key ingredients is the famous white truffle mostly used with local pasta. Visit the hilltop artistic towns of Motovun and Grožnjan, before ending your day at Rovinj, the jewel of northern Adriatic. Stroll through its narrow old streets before enjoying a dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant Monte, known for its almost theatrical presentation. Night in Rovinj.
Experience Croatian gastronomy on this super foodie tour
Day 5: ROVINJ – PLITVICE
In the morning transfer to Croatia’s most celebrated national park – the UNESCO-recognized Plitvice. A series of karstic lakes connected by even larger number of waterfalls creates an amazing landscape that gives you a feeling you entered another dimension. The park is huge and you will need at least three hours to see its most iconic parts. Dinner at one of the local restaurants. Night in the area around Plitvice.
Day 6: PLITVICE – ZADAR – ŠIBENIK
Transfer from Plitvice to the coast and get to know the rich heritage of the historic center of Zadar: the Roman Forum, the Church of San Donato, the Cathedral of Santa Anastasia, Kalelarga street and the city walls. Later your Croatia foodie tour continues to another coastal town – Šibenik with its famous St. James Cathedral (also part of UNESCO), built in the 15th century. Dinner at Pelegrini, awarded the title best Croatian restaurants several years in a row. Night in Šibenik.
Day 7: ŠIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT
Continue the Croatia foodie tour along the coast towards Trogir – a harmonious medieval stone village located on an island (also part of the UNESCO World Heritage List). It is famous as a museum-city for its well-preserved Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Later trasnfer to Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Your personal guide will show you around the old town, which used to be a retirement palace built in the 4th century by the Roman emperor Diocletian. Today the whole area is protected by UNESCO. Optionally you can also peek into its cellars or the adjacent buildings of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter. Dinner at one of the superb local restaurants. Night in Split.
Day 8: SPLIT – PELJEŠAC – KORČULA
Start the day by photographing the “European Chinese Wall” a spectacular fortress in the little town of Ston, located just at the foot of the Pelješac peninsula. Lunch at one of the local restaurants where you can also taste the famous Adriatic oysters and try the celebrated local wine. In the afternoon continue to Korčula, a historic town situated on the namesake island just off the coast. Dinner at the Michelin-star restaurant named LD, with romantic views of the sea. Night in Korčula.
Day 9: KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, transfer to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. The scenic route along the Dalmatian coastline is full of breathtaking views and is a strong contender for one of the world’s most beautiful road-trips. In the afternoon your local guide will take you around the magnificent historical town of Dubrovnik, another UNESCO-recognised sight in Croatia. Your tour starts at the Pile Gate and continues along the main promenade called Stradun. On the way you will pass elegant venetian-style palaces and a large Franciscan Monastery Complex which is known for housing one of the oldest still working pharmacies in the world. At the end of the promenade, you can admire the elegant Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace which today houses an interesting museum. Dinner at the 360 restaurant situated on the famous Dubrovnik City walls. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.
Day 10: DUBROVNIK – END OF TRIP
Breakfast. Free time before transfer to the airport for your return flight. Of course, you are welcome to stay a day or two longer if time permits.Send inquiry