Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure

11/27/2022 through 09/13/2023
11/27/2022 through 09/16/2023
Intrepid Travel

Slovenia to Macedonia Real Food Adventure

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.


  • Ljubljana – Zganje 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
  • Pag Island – Cheese Tasting
  • Split – Old Town Food and Culture Tour
  • Zrnovo – Cooking Class
  • Ston – Town Visit
  • Brijesta village – Small winery and restaurant (oyster tasting)
  • 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
  • Mavrovo National Park – Traditional Dinner
  • Janche – Cooking class
  • Debar – Mavrovo National Park Visit
  • Debar – St Jovan Bigorski Monastery visit
  • Kuratica – Home-cooked dinner
  • Dihovo – Beekeeper farm visit
  • Ohrid – Green Market
  • Dihovo – Home-cooked lunch
  • Stobi – Stobi archaeological site
  • Tikves – Wine tasting
  • Matka – Matka Canyon boat cruise
  • Skopje – Green Market


  • Explore the major food regions of Istria and Dalmatia to indulge in cured meats, olive oils, wine, truffles, cheese and more.
  • Visit the lush Croatian island of Korcula – surrounded by the sparkling Adriatic and full of local produce, you’ll have time to experience the cuisine and get some well-needed relaxation on one of its many beaches.
  • Get to know some of the emerging heroes of the Eastern European wine scene like teran, refosk, grk, marastina and kurtelaska bijela – and try to pronounce them after a few glasses!
  • Learn how to make the regional specialty of pastries with local village women in Janche, and meet a local beekeeper and get the buzz on honey in a bee master class.
  • Experience a world of hams and cheeses in a centuries-old smokehouse, and olive oil in local farm outside of Kotor.


Day 1 Ljubljana
Day 2 Bled / Ljubljana
Day 3 Piran / Motovun
Day 4 Motovun
Day 5 Plitvice National Park / Rakovica
Day 6 Pag Island to 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 Prizren
Day 16 Janche
Day 17 Ohrid
Day 18 Ohrid
Day 19 Bitola
Day 20 Skopje / Tikves
Day 21 Skopje
Day 22 Skopje

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