It’s no secret to their European neighbors that both Slovenia and Croatia have a rich culinary landscape. They are quickly becoming synonymous with the foodie culture and slow-food movement and their wines are now bringing home awards & accolades on a regular basis. Many of these wine making traditions go back centuries, some to Roman times. In all corners of the land one can taste family recipes made with locally-grown produce, fresh in-season ingredients and served up with a lot of love.

 

While running small group tours to Slovenia and Croatia for the past 9 years, I routinely heard from guests how undersold the food and wine was. This new tour is designed to showcase the best food, wine and culinary traditions that these diverse regions have to offer. And there’s no better time of year to immerse in this culinary utopia than the harvest season. Most of the tourists have gone home, the leaves are turning color, vineyards are being harvested and the smell of wood stoves and heavenly aromas float through the cool air. This unique tour features a variety of home-cooked dinners, a few very special five-course meals, strolls in the beautiful wine country, ten wine tastings and an array of other tastings including honey, olive oil, jams, fruits and truffles.

 

But this tour is more than just enjoying great food, wine and spirits. It’s a one of a kind opportunity to sit down and talk with numerous owners, wine makers and local producers in their cellars, houses, restaurants, shops and mills. A special invitation into peoples’ place of work and passion. And while their is no shortage of savory dishes and wines, this tour turns a spotlight on the history, wine making traditions and culinary magic of these countries. Like with other Roads Less Traveled tours, a group size of six to ten guests lends itself to a more intimate travel experience that is served up with a genuine, personal touch.

Truffles, olive oil and goat cheese in the hill-towns and hamlets of Istria


Amazing five-course slow food meals set in Slovenia’s gorgeous wine regions


Tastings and visits to local wine makers and boutique wineries across Slovenia & Croatia


Adriatic sea breezes, antique houses and charming shops in Lovran and Rovinj

Accommodations are in small, characteristic, family-run hotels, pensions and farmhouses.We have four-star boutique hotels for Slovenia’s wine growing region of Jeruzalem and Croatia’s Kvarner region. In all other places we’ve chosen guesthouses and pensions in the countryside that provide guests with wonderful home-cooked dinners every night. All lodgings are en-suite.

Tour Dates

Tour Price

Tour Details

Tour Starts

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tour Ends

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Meals Included

11 dinners, 10 lunches, all breakfasts


10 wine tastings plus  unique tastings of olive oil, honey and truffle

Read more about the Skerlj farmhouse & family (from Slovenia’s Karst region)

 

Skerlj article from NY Times

Harvest Tour: Food & Wine of Slovenia and Croatia

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$3900 USD per person

October 23rd - November 3rd, 2015