Gastro tour Zagorje, Zagreb, Istria

Zagorje, Zagreb & Istria 7-Day Gastro Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Taste traditional Istrian and Zagorje cuisine, prepared by yourself along with best Croatian chefs
  • Sample famous Croatian wines along with the meals that you have prepared
  • See the ancient city of Pula, rumored to be more than 3000 years old
  • Stroll around the lovely city of Rovinj
  • Discover “Croatia’s Vienna” at Varazdin
Discover the vineyards and wine cellars of Istria and Zagorje and learn how to cook traditional Croatian cuisine on a 7-day gastronomy tour. Visit markets and sightsee beautiful historic cities, including Varazdin, Rovinj and more.
What to Expect
This 7-day gastronomy tour will introduce you to a rich world of Croatian cuisine and artful wines. Visit local markets and vineyards while sightseeing beautiful historic cities. Learn how to cook an authentic meal with Croatian chefs and sample superb food in local restaurants.

Day 1
Transfer from Zagreb Airport to your villa or hotel in Zagreb city center. Upon arrival, and a short break at the hotel, you will enjoy a welcome dinner to receive all the necessary information about your tour and program. During dinner you will also receive a gift basket, complements of the Taste Dalmatia program.

Day 2
The morning starts with breakfast and a meeting with your chef. After breakfast you will visit the Zagreb market of Dolac, where you will learn everything about the groceries and spices that are characteristic of the area.

Take a tour around Zagreb with your guide and discover its centuries-old history and place at the center point of culture and science. Lying on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic Coast and Central Europe, the city has long been a center of trade and culture. Lunch will be served in one of the city restaurants, while the afternoon is free for you to explore on your own.

Day 3
After breakfast you will go to the city of Varazdin. A harmonious and intimate jewel, the charm of “Croatia’s Vienna” lies in its architecture and its atmospheric squares and lovely streets.

The buildings, museums, music and flowers of Varaždin continue to offer a relaxing break from everyday life. The city's rich history spans 8 centuries. It was home to the region’s wealthiest nobles, landowners, artisans and artists, especially in the late 1700s, when the city flourished.

You will take a sightseeing tour of the city and have an organized lunch in one of the most famous restaurants in the area, called Golden Goose. After lunch continue to Zlatne Gorice where you will taste some Croatian wines and visit the wine cellars of the winery.

Transfer back to Zagreb for an organized dinner.

Day 4
After breakfast proceed to the city of Rovinj, rising up on a peninsula. The limited space led to the construction of narrow buildings, streets and small town squares. Of particular interest are the characteristically designed chimneys. The town itself was declared a cultural monument in 1963.

You will prepare a traditional Istrian lunch in Rovinj, and enjoy the fruits of your lesson. In the afternoon you will go for a tour around the city, before returning for an evening dinner at your hotel.

Day 5
Today you will visit Pula, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia. Istria’s administrative capital since ancient times, it is connected to the legend of Jason and the Argonauts. According to Strabo - the most famous geographer of antiquity - Pula was founded about 3,000 years ago by the Colchidians, after they pursued the Argonauts and their leader Jason when he stole the precious Golden Fleece.

Pula then became a harbor of refuge for Colchidian fugitives, and a place of exile.

After your city tour, enjoy an organized lunch along with a tasting of the most famous Istrian wines. Return to the city of Rovinj for dinner.

Day 6
Your day starts with breakfast at your hotel, after which you will go to the city of Motovun. Situated in a fort 885 feet (270 meters) above sea level, it overlooks the wonderful Mirna River Valley.

Perhaps the most beautiful medieval town in Istria, within its vicinity lie ancient Motovun forests rich with truffles and sublime mushrooms. The local grapes produce the famous Istrian wines and you will visit wine cellars, along with an olive oil factory. There will also be a special emphasis on truffles.

After your city tour, dinner will be served in one of the local restaurants.

Day 7
Enjoy an early breakfast, after which you will be transferred to Zagreb Airport for your onward journey.

What's Included
  • Transfers
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Accommodation
  • Cooking classes
Meeting Point

Pick up at the Zagreb Airport.

What to Remember
• If you are interested in more private tour for just two people, or even one, feel free to contact us

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