Explore Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina from the perspective of their cuisines on this 7-day taste tour of Dalmatia. Visit beautiful cities, discover ancient history and sample delicious regional food and wines.
What to Expect
You will be welcomed at the airport before being transferred to a villa or hotel in the Split city centre. After arrival and a short break to relax in the hotel, you can look forward to a welcome dinner where you will receive all the necessary information about your tour and program. During dinner you will also receive your gift basket, compliments of the Taste Dalmatia program.
After breakfast you'll meet with your chef who will guide you through your culinary tour of Dalmatia. Before your cooking lessons you will visit the local market, a traditional place filled with Mediterranean scents and full of local character. For the first lesson you will learn everything about the basic ingredients and spices of Dalmatian cuisine. Everyone who attends the cooking lesson will receive a complimentary set of Dalmatian spices. After lunch, a sightseeing tour of Split will be organised which will include visits to Diocletian palace (a monument more than 1700 years old), Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. At dinner you will be served unique Dalmatian wines and learn which foods each best combines with.
The morning starts with breakfast, after which the tour will take you for excursions to the nearby cities of Salona and Trogir. Salona was the former capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. A theatre, amphitheatre, and former forum with temples are the most famous locations found on the archaeological site. After Salona you will proceed to Trogir, a town known as an open-air museum. UNESCO protected, Trogir is rich in architecture spanning from Greek and Roman times to the Middle Ages. In Trogir you will also visit its very famous fish market, filled with local fresh fish. Lunch will be organised in one of the restaurants, followed by a return transfer to Split.
Your day starts with breakfast after which you'll be taken for a full-day excursion to the stunning Krka National Park and the city of Skradin. Krka National Park is famous for its many breathtaking waterfalls and preserved nature. Skradin has been the central town of the entire area for almost 6000 years and is very famous for its olive oil. In the town you will visit one of the factories that produce this exquisite olive oil. After that, the tour will travel to the city of Sibenik, which is only 25 km from the National Park. Šibenik stands out among all Croatian towns along the Adriatic coast for its unique location in a picturesque and large bay, at the mouth of the Krka. Created initially as a fortification or a campus, beneath St. Michael’s Fortress, Šibenik was mentioned for the first time in 1606, in a document issued by the most important of Croatian rulers - the king, Petar Krešimir IV. Šibenik obtained its status of a town in 1298, when the Diocese of Šibenik was established. Lunch will be organised in restaurant in Sibenik followed by a short sightseeing excurion before returning to Split.
The day begins with breakfast, after which you will travel to the beautiful city of Mostar in Herzegovina. The city of Mostar is situated in a gorgeous valley bedded between the high mountains of Herzegovina. It is thanks to the river Neretva that Mostar was able to develop as a city in the desert-like landscape of Herzegovina. From its early days Neretva’s size turned Mostar into a trading centre of the region. The city is most well known however for its famous bridge. The Old Bridge was built by the Ottoman Empire in 1565. It was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who had succeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge. You'll spend the night in a hotel called Old Town. Here your hosts will meet you and provide culinary lessons while preparing lunch. From your top class chef, you will learn everything about the traditional cuisine of the region, after which lunch will be served. After lunch, sightseeing of the city will be organised. You will visit old Mostar Bridge, and the old part of the town. Dinner will be served in your hotel.
The day starts with breakfast, after which you continue with your trip to the city of Dubrovnik. Known as the jewel of the Adriatic, this perfectly preserved medieval fortified town has the longest city walls in Europe. On the way to Dubrovnik the tour will stop in the city of Ston, the region surrounding Ston is famous for its delicious oysters and salt. Local specialty dishes with oysters will be served for lunch. After lunch you will proceed to Dubrovnik, where sightseeing will be organised, followed by dinner in local restaurant.
Enjoy an early breakfast before your transfer to the airport.
- All transfers
- Entrance tickets
- Cooking classes
Know Before You Go
If you are interested in our tour, but would prefer an individual approach for one or two people feel free to contact us.