Southern Croatia Food & Wine Trip

Southern Croatia Food & Wine Trip

$3650

Croatia & Its Over 7000 Islands Welcomes You....

Croatia is perhaps one of the most beautiful countries in the world, not only for its scenery but for its culinary richness. Croatia offers 1100 miles of coastline with varied landscapes of coastal towns, mountains, and hillside vineyards. Croatia is also the birthplace of the zinfandel grape, an indication of the quality of wine you will find. Wander with us for 8 days along the Southern Dalmatian coast of Croatia. This is a trip is for people who love to wander, eat & drink. We are going to several carefully picked vineyards throughout the Dalmatian coast and embarking on historic walks and food tours throughout several UNESCO world heritage cities. This trip begins in spectacular Dubrovnik for a few days of local food wine and culture in this famed walled city before meandering north through the famous Pelejšac peninsula, known as the ‘empire of wine‘. Then we are island-bound, hopping through the coastline to Korčula before arriving in the seaside city of Split. Finally, we head inland for a night in a traditional Croatian farm village and enjoy a peka dinner. The trip concludes back in Dubrovnik.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Trip Itinerary

This trip is 7 days and 8 nights long. It starts in Dubrovnik and makes its way North through the Pelejšac peninsula and via ferry to the island of Korčula.. After Korčula, the trip stops in the city of Split and the city of Imotski before arriving back in Dubrovnik via private transportation.

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia and ask anyone who has been there, it’s possibly one of the most beautiful in the world. That’s why millions visit this city each year alone. The old city is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage city and it won’t take you long to see why. We have a couple of days to soak it all in and are staying in Lapad, a charming neighborhood with its own beach. Dubrovnik has lots to offer the visitor from a walk around its defensive walls to a cable car to the hills above it. We have planned a culinary tour in the old city to welcome you to a long-standing love affair with seafood. We start and finish this trip in Dubrovnik so there is an option to stay an extra day!!
Pelejšac & Ston
Pelejšac is referred to as the ‘empire of wine‘ with acres and acres of vineyards along its 35-mile peninsula. Pelejšac is known for its high-quality red wines and arguably the best-called dingač. We have many planned wine stops here and will be spending 2 nights in the town of Orebić. On the eastern edge of Pelejšac is the beautiful walled city of Ston. Ston is the gateway to this wine region and well known for its cultivated salt. It is also where we are going on a private boat trip to learn how locals harvest oysters and mussels with plenty of samples and wine along the way.
Korčula
For a taste of a little island life, we are taking the ferry to Korčula. Korčula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands although, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not quite as popular. The locals’ event refers to the main town as “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces, and houses. We are here to explore its old town and have a wine lunch of pošip, a delicious white wine famous in this region.
Split
Split is Croatia’s 2nd largest city in Dalmatia and is equally as beautiful in its own right. It’s one of the only cities in the world where the old town is actually inside an ancient palace called Diocletian. The great location of our hotel makes it easy to stroll around the ancient city or relax at the Riva, Split’s boardwalk. Split also resides very close to some amazing wineries. We will visit some of my favorite vineyards called Bibich and Sladić. These producers make some fantastic local varietals in both red and white. Bibich is considered one of the best winemakers in Croatia. After Bibich, we will visit another special winemaker called Sladić, where they are going to prepare a special wine tasting accompanied by delights from their garden.
Imotski
The region of Imotski is one of the highlights of the trip. This town is on the edge of the border with the Bosnia border and is famous for its blue and red lakes and is virtually free of tourism, which makes for a unique experience. It also boasts a spectacular winery, one of the tour’s favorites where we bought over 35 bottles on our last trip. We are staying in a restored Croatian farm village high in the hills around the town and will dine on a traditional dish called peka. The property is quiet and gorgeous and will provide some much-needed downtime.

What's Included

Some Meals Included

This trip offers 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners. Some wine is included at meals.

Hotels Included

This trip offers 7 night accommodation and hotels range from 3-5 stars,

Some Transportation Included

Transportation within Croatia is included. Flights to Croatia form the USA are not included.

Included Excursions

- Oyster Boat Tour in Ston - Dubrovnik Food Tour - 3 Wine Tastings

$200 Towards Future Trips

All wanderers receive a $200 credit towards any future Adventure Gal trip.

Megan is your guide for this trip. She came here first in 2015 and again in 2016 and 2017. She came to the beaches and stayed for the wine. She led her first food and wine trip here in 2017.

The price of this trip is $3650 for each wanderer sharing a room. The price for couples is $7000. Single occupancy is $650.

This Southern Croatia Food & Wine Trip is designed for active wanderers. If you have questions about the physical specifics of this trip, please contact us. Trip prices are based on accommodation (4-star hotels) and an American tour guide for the duration of the trip. All trips will have an orientation (in person if geography suffices) for all guests approximately 4 weeks before departure.

Deposit Requirement: A deposit is required immediately with each booking request. A booking cannot be guaranteed without a deposit.

Deposits can be paid by check, Venmo or credit card. All credit cards are processed through Stripe. 

Trip Costs: This trip must be paid in full prior to 4 months start of trip. If trip fees are not paid within this time frame, trip deposits will be forfeited.

Refund Policy:  All reservations will incur a 10% non-refundable fee per person. This trip is only 50% refundable if the request is made within 3 months of departure. If a cancellation request is made after, no refund will be issued. This is due to the strict booking policies for hotels & transportation.

We apologize for any inconvenience of this policy. You can, however, transfer your reservation to another willing participant in the event you need to cancel. Just notify us if this is the case.

Tour Cancellations: This Adventure Gals Tour reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason and will notify each guest as soon as possible. All deposits and monies paid will be refunded 100% in such an event. This also applies to any cancellations due to Covid19.

These policies are strictly enforced due to logistical partners in-country and reservations made with local hotels and providers.

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