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Gourmet Slovenia (9 Days)

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Gourmet Slovenia (9 Days)

ITINERARY PREPARED WITH LOVE AND DEEP PASSION FOR CROATIA AND EASTERN EUROPE!

If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality.

Don't just listen to what they say. Go. Explore. Enjoy.

The Republic of Croatia is at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. With more than a thousand islands off the Adriatic coast, Croatia is a “Jewel“ in the Mediterranean region.

Code: Zvonmir

DAY 1

Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is one of the most charming cities in all of Europe, and is filled with museums, theatre, historic sites, and many other attractions. Ljubljana lies halfway between Vienna and Venice, at the crossroads of different cultures, geographical regions, and historical developments. Its location within a convenient two-hour flight from almost all major European airports makes it an easily accessible destination. Ljubljana is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, reminiscent both of the Mediterranean and Central Europe, and is well-known as an extremely picturesque and green city. Particularly the historical city centre is full of outstanding architecture, a medley of styles from different periods in history, most notably the Baroque, bound together into one of the 20th century's most amazing total works of art by the famous Ljubljana-born architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik. Welcome dinner in restaurant in Old Town Ljubljana.  Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 2

After breakfast gourmet tour in Ljubljana. Just like you can’t judge a country by its single city you can’t taste Ljubljana in only one dining spot. You will enjoy tastes of Ljubljana at our foodwalks from one culinary heaven to the other. All located in the heart of downtown, they might remain hidden and overlooked – and it is these gourmet gems that this foodwalk take you to.

Through talking to the people behind tabletops – and enjoying their dishes! -, you will discover independently owned local businesses which use fresh, local, seasonal and mostly organic ingredients, their unique dishes and stories that differentiate them from the rest. But foremost you get to meet their – our! – love and knowledge about Ljubljana dining scene which has proven to be highly contageous. Meet the chefs who will be happy to share their success story and food with you. Sample their homebaked goodies, artisan chocolate masterpieces, superb seasonal dishes, third wave coffee and much more – from high end cuisine to lip-smacking comfort food, Ljubljana has it all. And it’s yours to discover. Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 3

After breakfast departure and tour to Postojna Cave. Welcome to the unique and spectacular underground world, Postojna Cave! Spend an hour and a half at this world famous attraction. You will be impressed with kilometers of rich cave forms, vast halls with stalagmites and stalactites, and the baby dragons that reside in the Caves. Board the unique underground train to cool off on a hot Summer day and see an incredible world. After Postojna Cave tour you will have exclusive lunch/dinner in one of the oldest restaurants in Slovenia. Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 4

After breakfast departure to Bled. Enjoy your stay at Bled in a unique way and discover three of Slovenian's most popular attractions in only one day. You will be picked up by a driver, who will bring you up to the wonderful Bled Castle. After visiting the museum and other places of your interest on the premises of the castle, you will have wine and food tasting. After tasting driver will take you to your second destination, the 1,6 km long Vintgar Gorge, where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and amazing nature while walking over bridges and galleries to the waterfall Sum. After this amazing walk you will step into a traditional "pletna" boat to reach your third destination of the day, which is the unique island in the middle of the lake. After Bled and Vintgar Gorge tour you will have lunch/dinner in Castle Bled. Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 5

After breakfast day trip on west of Slovenia.

Gonjače – Šmartno – Dobrovo – Medana

The trip starts at the lookout tower in Gonjače that fascinates with marvelous views over hilly Brda landscape all the way to the Adriatic Sea. A walk through the picturesque village of Šmartno takes us back into days when the village was an important military fort on the Austrian-Venetian border. Tasting of home cured ham and other local delicacies with a glass of Rebula wine, the indigenous wine of Goriska Brda area. Visit of the renaissance castle in Dobrovo with an exhibition of the wolrd famous painter Zoran Music. The last owner of the castle was count Silverio De Baguer, a Spanish diplomat. A short walk to one of the largest wine cellars in Slovenia. Overnight in Ljubljana.

DAY 6

After breakfast departure to Rovinj. On the way to Rovinj stop to explore Piran bay.

Visitors gather in Seča at the Fish Farm Base where they are briefly introduced to the fish farming works that take place on land. Then they board our pontoon boat, which enables our visitors to come so close to the fish farming pools that they can step on one.

During the 10 to 15 minute trip to the fish farm, the visitors learn about the local characteristics of the Piran Bay, Piran Salina, the Regional Park and fishing preserve. This is followed by a visit to the fish farm, demonstration of manual fish feeding, explanation of the particular fish farming methods used, presentation and history of the Fonda Piran Sea Bass brand. Fish farming and fish products are presented from the production, biological, tourist, marketing and sales point of view.

The visit continues with navigation through the mussel farming lines, explanation of mussel farming methods and the challenges facing fish and mussel farmers today. On request the boat then takes visitors into Canale Grande to the Soline d.o.o. headquarters, where they can enjoy the panoramic views from the terrace and visit the museum. Explanation of salt production methods and special characteristics (plants, animals) of the salina.

Return to starting point.

On the boat or at the base, there will be a degustation of raw Fonda Piran sea bass (carpaccio with Piran Salina flower of salt and homemade olive oil) and smoked sea bass along with a glass of locally produced wine and water.

Optional:

After Fonda Fish Farm continue Rovinj and check in hotel. In the evening departure to Bale to exceptional restaurant with self wine and olive oil production.

Overnight in Rovinj

DAY 7

After breakfast departure to Poreč and meeting with the local guide for sightseeing, The ancient Roman town of Poreč and the surrounding region are entirely devoted to summer tourism. Poreč is the centrepiece of a vast system of tourist resorts that stretches north and south along the west coast of Istria, attracting holidaymakers in their tens of thousands from June to September. There is a World Heritage–listed basilica, a medley of Gothic, Romanesque and baroque buildings and a well-developed tourist infrastructure, and the pristine Istrian interior is within easy reach. Learn all about the city wandering around the streets with your local guide. Poreč has one of the most magnificent early Byzantine churches in Europe called Euphrasius’ Basilica after Euphrasius, the Bishop of Poreč, who in the 6th century commissioned the building of a grandiose three-nave basilica on the site of an earlier church. In 1997, the entire complex of Euphrasiana (church, baptistery, atrium and the former Bishop’s Palace) was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In the afternoon meet with your driver and departure to Motovun, a city-monument, an ancient Istrian acropolis city situated on the top of a 277 meter-high hill whose current appearance originates from the Middle Ages, the 12th and 13th century. Vineyards are spread all around Motovun where the grapes for the famous Istrian wines Teran and Malvasia grow, while the Motovun forest, which spreads kilometres through the Mirna valley is the habitat for the famous underground mushroom called the truffle which is dug out in this area with the help of specially trained dogs. Dinner and wine tasting will be served in a local traditional restaurant. After dinner departure back to Poreč. Overnight in Poreč.

DAY 8

After breakfast departure to Pula, the largest town on the Istrian peninsula, and also a city where you can find sixth largest amphitheater in the world. Meeting with the local guide who will take you on a walking tour of Pula, and offer a unique insight into the 3,000-year-old history of one of the oldest towns in Europe. The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its 1st-century amphitheatre. Locally-known as the 'Arena', it is the sixth-largest amphitheatre in the world. This ancient structure's appearance belies its age and it is still used today for summer film festivals.
After Pula sightseeing, visit Olive oil Museum.

The Museum tells the story of olive growing and olive oil production in Istria through history up to present times, revealing the secrets of olive processing from the Roman period to the present day. You can discover all the aromas and tastes, as well as the chemical composition of Istrian extra virgin olive oil and learn how olive oil, together with the Mediterranean diet, affects your health. Every visit to the House of Istrian Olive Oil includes an oil tasting led by a trained person. You will learn how to recognize a top quality extra virgin olive oil, how proper oil tasting is done and which specific aromas to look for in an olive oil. In the afternoon embark on a boat, and enjoy panoramic boat ride during the sunset. The highlight of the evening will bee dinner on a boat served during the sunset prepared just for you based on your preferences. Overnight in Rovinj.

DAY 9

After brekafast departure to airport an fly out! Possible to connect with Venice as well for further explorations?

PRICE INCLUDES

 All transfers with professional English speaking drivers and Mercedes S-class or V-class o Airport pick up and drop off o Transfers between destinations o Transfer to and from the tours  Food and wine tour with hand-picked English-speaking guide in Ljubljana (2h)  Half day tour with hand-picked English-speaking guide in Bled (4h)  Entrance fee for Bled castle  Entrance fee for Bled church  Boat ride on Bled lake  Entrance fee fot Vintgar Gorge  Food and wine tour with hand-picked English-speaking guide in Goriška brda (4h)  Boat tour with hand-picked English-speaking guide on Fonda fisshing farm (2,5h)  City tour with hand-picked English-speaking guide in Poreč (1h)  Entrance fee and oil tasting in Olive oil museum in Pula  Boat ride and dinner on the boat with hand-picked English-speaking skipper in Istria region  All local taxes

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :

x International flights (possible to provide)
x Any suggested add-ons
x Travel insurance
x Meals not indicated in the itinerary
x Any other items not mentioned above

 

  Price:- From $4,562 per person sharing. Low Season. Please contact us for seasonal rates and availability 

 

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