On this Croatia tour, dig into a traditional Dalmatian meal, sample local wines and olive oils, and learn all the culinary secrets of Split.
What to Expect
A little bit of history and a whole lot of food, this Split culinary tour will show you hundreds of years of heritage while feeding you until you’re full! You’ll head to the heart of the picturesque city, spying the UNESCO heritage site of Emperor Diocletian’s palace and walking the city’s promenade as you learn how locals live (and eat!) in the city of Split.
You dive into this Split food tour with a visit to the symbolic Queen of Dalmatia: olive oil! True Croatian royalty, Dalmatian olive oil’s intense green color and strong flavor are completely unforgettable, and it’s considered to be some of the best olive oil in the world! You will try a few different types of olive oil and we’ll teach you how to choose the best one. You’ll also get to pair your oil with flower of salt, acceto balsamico, and traditional Dalmatian bread. Delicious!
The other indulgence that Dalmatia is known for is wine — specifically, Zinfandel. Did you know Dalmatia is the original birthplace of the Zinfandel grape? Which means of course you have to sip this bit of heritage! You head to a wine bar where you can enjoy a glass while learning about the history of Croatian wine. Then it’s time for more food! You are heading to a local taverna for you to taste a typical Dalmatian plate — maybe some smoked ham (prsut), cheese, octopus salad, olives, or Adriatic anchovies. And, of course, an obligatory part of any Dalmatian's meal is a glass of wine!
You finish it all off with something very important to Dalmatians: coffee! Locals typically like theirs good and strong, and drink several small cups throughout the day. You are going to opt for one of the smoother versions: cappuccino with light foam, paired up with one more classic Split treat for dessert: cake with dried fruit. A totally sweet ending!
- Local English-speaking guide
- Food and wine samples
What's Not Included
- Additional food or drinks
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- Tips or gratuities for the guide
- Transportation to and from the meeting point
Beginning of the Riva (Promenade), near the mock-up model of Split city
Know Before You Go
Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to join this tour.