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Culinary Tour Through Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Croatia

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7 days | 6 nights

Culture and Cuisine on The Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast

Discover Dalmatia on this 7 day/6 night tour, which combines culture, history, authentic food, and high quality wines for an unforgettable Croatian experience. You’ll learn about, cook and enjoy Dalmatian cuisine, which is heavily influenced by its Italian ancestry and vicinity. This Mediterranean cooking style combines fresh vegetables, olive oil, seafood, lamb and other meats to create simple, flavorful dishes enjoyed by locals and gourmet travelers alike. Viticulture and winemaking in Dalmatia date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans but have enjoyed a revival in recent years, allowing you to visit some of the finest tasting rooms in Croatia. Additionally, you’ll have ample opportunities to take in ancient architecture, landmarks and places of cultural significance, as this region is full of well-preserved historic sites. To ensure a well-rounded experience, you’ll be given plenty of free time to explore during your adventure through Split, Šibenik, Korcula, Dubrovnik and the rest of the exquisite Dalmatian coast.

Culinary Tour Through Dubrovnik and Dalmatian Croatia

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VACATION INCLUSIONS
6 Nights Accommodation
Round-trip Airport Transfers
Daily Breakfast
Dalmatian Cuisine Cooking Class
Split City Tour
Trogir & Šibenik City Tours
Plavac Mali Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting at Korta Katarina
Visit to Ston City
Dinner in Dubrovnik
Ferry Transfer to Korcula Island
Konavle Agrotourism Cooking Class
Dubrovnik City Tour
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Tavern Pelegrini
"Best Restaurant Croatia 2015"
AVAILABLE DATES
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SAMPLE ITINERARY
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Day 1
Arrival in Split & Welcome Dinner Upon your arrival into the Split Airport, you’ll be taken to your hotel, where you can enjoy some free time to unpack and explore before dinner. Acquaint yourself with all the amenities of your lodgings for the next three evenings—the Radisson Blu. Once settled, you’ll be whisked into the heart of the city for your welcome dinner at Uje Oil Bar/Pikulece. Croatia’s first oleoteca (olive oil bar), Uje serves as a wonderful introduction to Croatian cuisine. The small menu is written daily and offers only what’s fresh and in season; you’ll enjoy traditional dishes made with local ingredients such as fish, lamb and of course, olive oil. Make room for bread, however, as it is the signature item at Uje Oil Bar, made with olive oil and baked fresh daily.
Day 2
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Market Foodie Tour | Cooking Class and Lunch with Master Chef | Split City Tour Today you will head into Split for an immersive cooking experience with a Croatian Master Chef. Visit a fish and farmers’ market to gather ingredients, while your Chef introduces you to the food and philosophy of Split. Awaken your senses as you uncover the magic of Dalmatian cuisine, working with your Chef to create your lunch. Once completed, sit down to enjoy your handiwork, paired with delectable Dalmatian wines. Next, add some history to your plate with a private city tour of Split. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour through time as you uncover the art, architecture and well-kept secrets of this historic city. Make your way through the ruins of Diocletian's Palace, a 1700 year-old wonder of Roman engineering that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site and also serves as a filming location for the intensely popular TV show, Game of Thrones. At the end of your tour, you’ll have the option to visit the world-famous Mestrovic art gallery, or be transferred back to your hotel to begin your evening of leisure. Dinner will be on your own this evening.
Day 3
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Trogir & Šibenik City Tours | Tavern Pelegrini Lunch - Best Restaurant in Croatia 2015 Today your explorations will be coordinated by private car service with guide. First, visit Trogir for a private walking city tour. This beautiful medieval town boasts many remarkable sights you’ll appreciate, including the Cathedral of St Lawrence. Constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, the bell tower is still standing and adventurous visitors can climb to the top to revel in awe-inspiring views. After a thorough examination of Trogir, journey on to Šibenik, where you’ll discover another ancient city by walking tour. During your tour, experience the Cathedral of St James—a spectacular fusion of gothic and renaissance art and a must-see for visitors to the Dalmatian coast. As your walking tours have certainly inspired an appetite, it’s fitting that your next stop is lunch at Tavern Pelegrini, voted best restaurant in Croatia in 2015. The tavern, located in the seven hundred-year-old Villa Pellegrini-Tambaca, sits alongside the Cathedral of St. James and serves inspired Dalmatian cuisine. Bold takes on traditional dishes put the restaurant on the map and flavor is at the forefront of their well-loved offerings. Return, satiated, to your hotel in Split for an evening of discovery on your own.
Day 4
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Plavac Mali Wine Tasting | St. Hills Winery Tasting and 3-Course Gourmet Lunch Today, enjoy your final breakfast in Split before venturing out to the Pelješac Peninsula, one of Croatia’s finest wine-growing regions. Here, you’ll visit St. Hills winery to learn about and taste Plavac mali, Zinfandel’s long-lost, Dalmatian cousin. The blazing Mediterranean sun fully ripens these indigenous little blue grapes while ocean breezes cool them, resulting in full-flavored wines of excellent acidity and gripping tannin. Pair your wine with an exquisite lunch, enjoyed in the winery’s restaurant, which bestows upon visitors wonderful views of the Pelješac countryside.
Ferry to Korcula | Hotel Korcula De La Ville (1 Night) For the next leg of today’s journey, head by ferry to the island of Korcula, the sixth largest and one of Croatia’s most treasured islands. Check in to your hotel for the evening and then head out to discover the town’s famed medieval squares, churches, palaces and landmarks, such as Marco Polo's house, where the explorer is said to have been born in 1254. This romantic hotel is steps from Korcula Town Museum and Cathedral of Saint Mark. Large Governor's Tower and Zakerjan Tower are also with 5 minutes. Newly renovated, the hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and fee WiFI in the public areas. Although you’re free to explore the area restaurant, we recommend you visit Restaurant Filippi, Lesic & Dimitri, or Adio mare Tavern for dinner. The combination of the food, wine and view will make for a memorable Korcula dining experience.
Day 5
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Wine Tasting at Korta Katarina | Ston Great Wall Spectacle This morning, enjoy some free time before your excursion to Orebic and the Korta Katarina winery. The first venue of its kind in Southern Croatia, the winery is perched on the edge of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and provides magnificent views of the Dalmatian coast. After wine tasting and snacks at Korta Katarina, take a short detour in the town of Ston, where you’ll see the world’s second longest wall (after the Great Wall of China). Originating from the 14th century and built in order to protect the city’s saltworks, the Ston city walls are a beautiful and unique spectacle to behold.
Dubrovnik Hotel Kompas (2 Nights) | Dinner at Restaurant Kopun Back on the road, continue to Dubrovnik, where you’ll spend your final two nights in style at the Hotel Kompas. Set into the hills of the picturesque Lapad Bay, Hotel Kompas boasts spacious, newly renovated rooms with balconies ideal for taking in the view. Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, toiletries, safe deposit boxes, private bathrooms, wifi, pool restaurant and bar. After checking in, there is a transfer to sit down to a three-course dinner and wine at Restaurant Kopun, located in the old town. Here, the Chefs take great care to present timeless Croatian recipes, handed down through centuries. Following a philosophy of simplicity, tradition and flavor, Kopun is representative of Croatian cuisine.
Day 6
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Konavle Cooking Class with Lunch | Dubrovnik City Tour After breakfast at the hotel, go by private car to your final cooking class in Konavle. Kicking off with welcome drinks and a telling of Konavle’s history, this class is your opportunity to make bread from scratch, which will complement your lunch. As you prepare seasonal ingredients, your hosts will answer all your questions and unveil the secrets of traditional Konavle cooking. After dining on the meal you created, return to Dubrovnik for a private city tour. The old town holds unmatched beauty and splendor, with ancient marble streets surrounded by carefully preserved ramparts and, further out, the sparkling blue Adriatic. After the tour, we recommend an optional visit to Dubrovnik City Walls or hill Srdj with cable car for a brilliant view of the city. Tonight, step out for dinner on your own. Try one of our suggestions—Restaurant Nautica, Proto or Posat, famous for lobsters—or find your own hidden gem to cap off your Dalmatia adventure.
Day 7
Morning Breakfast Buffet Each morning, relax and enjoy breakfast as you await the day's activities. The hotel serves a full international buffet breakfast to energize you for the adventures ahead. Savor fresh fruits, yogurts, breads and pastries, as well as cooked items. If long, leisurely breakfasts aren’t your thing, grab a quick bite and take a short morning stroll around the village.
Check-Out and Departure This morning, use the time during breakfast to look back upon your trip, and all that you’ve seen, tasted and experienced. Continue to reminisce during your private luxury transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport, then use your flight home to dream of all the ways you’ll share your recipes, knowledge and memories of your edible vacation in Croatia.
Radisson Blu Resort Split
This four-star resort offers contemporary style, designed to let the incredible ocean vistas take center stage. Guestroom balconies present stunning views of the Adriatic, and you will delight in resort-style amenities such as wifi, flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms, a gorgeous outdoor pool, and a lavish spa.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Currency is being quoted?
All prices are quoted in USD. The price quoted on the first page of a tour is always per person, double occupancy.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Is a Deposit required to book a tour or getaway?
Yes. We require a 30% refundable deposit for all our domestic (USA and Canada) getaways and tours, and a 50% refundable deposit for international destinations outside of the USA and Canada. Reservations made for destinations within the USA and Canada must be paid in full 30 days prior to departure. Reservations made for destinations outside of the USA and Canada must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or customerservice@epitourean.com to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Our full cancellation policy is stated in the Terms and Conditions when making your reservation. Cancellations with a full refund are allowed up to 31 days or more prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or up to 61 days or more prior to departure for international tours. No refund is allowed 30 days or less prior to departure for USA and Canada tours, or 60 days or less prior to departure for international tours.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Should I Purchase Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a Travelex travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228- 9792 and reference location number 06-0248.

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