- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 22 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 15-99 yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-10674
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Learn how to prepare local delicacies with hands-on experiences that include taking a cooking class in Ljubljana to indulge in Slovenian favourites, and joining local village women in Janche for a class focused on making local flaky pastries.
- See behind the scenes of local produce when you visit a centuries-old smokehouse, an olive mill, an apple farm, go truffle hunting, and meet a local beekeeper for a honey tasting.
- Throughout your culinary escapade, explore the stunning landscapes of the region, discovering the fairytale landscapes of Lake Bled, the falls of Plitvice Lakes, the lush Croatian island of Korcula, spectacular Matka Canyon and stunning Lake Prespa.
- Experience an authentic taste of the Balkans and a look at local life when you dine in family homes in Rakovica, Ljuta, Ohrid, Lake Prespa and Dihovo.
- Try the most iconic foods of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, including smoked and barbecued meats, cheese, gjomleze and locally produced wine.
If it's a gourmet feast you want, a gourmet feast you shall get! This food inspired journey through the Balkans includes visits to salt pans, a truffle farm, wineries, waterfalls, national parks, fishing villages and so much more. Discover why Istria is considered one of the world's leading producers of quality olive oil, eat Dalmatian-style under a metal bell, raise a glass of Slovenian wine or plum brandy with your small group, and shout 'zivjeli!' to the simple, home-style cuisine this region is famous for. Indulge in a traditional barbeque in Kosovo, dine on home-grown produce in the private garden of a Dihovo family and visit a centuries-old olive press outside of Kotor. Experience next level hospitality on this unforgettable epicurean odyssey.
Day 1: Ljubljana
Day 2: Bled / Ljubljana
Day 3: Piran / Motovun
Day 4: Motovun
Day 5: Plitvice National Park / Rakovica
Day 6: Zadar
Day 7: Split
Day 8: Split
Day 9: Korcula
Day 10: Korcula
Day 11: Dubrovnik
Day 12: Kotor
Day 13: Kotor
Day 14: Prizren
Day 15: Janche
Day 16: Ohrid
Day 17: Ohrid
Day 18: Bitola
Day 19: Bitola
Day 20: Skopje
Day 21: Skopje
Day 22: Skopje
- Hotel (15 nights), Apartment (5 nights), Guesthouse (1 night)
- 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Private Vehicle , Public Bus , Ferry , Taxi
- An expert tour leader
- Ljubljana - Schnapps tasting
- Bled - Day Trip by Public Bus
- Bled - Kremsnita Tasting
- Ljubljana - Slovenian Cooking Class
- Piran - Tasting Tour and Lunch
- Motovun - Truffle Hunt and Tasting
- Rovinj – Day Trip
- Plitvice Lakes - National Park Visit
- Rakovica - Home-cooked meal
- Zadar - Nunnery & farm visit
- Zadar - Local market visit
- Split - Old Town markets & culture tour
- Korcula - Leader-led orientation walk
- Zrnovo - Cooking Class
- Dubrovnik - Welcome Dinner
- Konavle - Home-cooked lunch with wine tasting
- Konavle - Ljuta visit
- Njegusi - Smokehouse visit & tasting
- Lustica - Olive oil farm visit
- Prizren - Leader-led city tour
- Shkoder - Rozafa Fortress visit
- Pristina - Leader-led city tour
- Pristina - Gracanica Monastery visit
- Pristina - Serbian barbecue lunch
- Tetovo - Painted Mosque
- Debar - St Jovan Bigorski Monastery visit
- Janche - Cooking class
- Kuratica - Home-cooked dinner
- Ohrid - Green Market
- Prespa - Home-cooking demonstration
- Prespa - Agriturismo visit & tasting
- Dihovo - Beekeeper farm visit
- Dihovo - Home-cooked lunch
- Stobi - Stobi archaeological site
- Tikves - Wine tasting
- Matka - Matka Canyon boat cruise
- Skopje - Green Market
- Any international flights to Ljubljana and from Skopje are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 29 November 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 November 2023, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Is this trip right for you
- The cuisine in this region includes a lot of meat and seafood. For vegetarians and vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to this region which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
- The Croatian coast is very hilly and mountainous and stairs are commonplace. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines, so packing light is recommended. The cobblestone streets become very slippery when wet. Some people may find Croatia's topography very demanding.
- Summer temperatures can reach 40C/105F or higher in some areas, so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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