Food and Wine Tours
It’s hard to say whether the Dalmatian region is better known for its food or its wine, but one thing we know for sure – it is the perfect place to sharpen your taste buds. While many restaurants offer traditional dishes from the region, if you are looking for a truly authentic way to experience Croatian cuisine and local wines, you’re in the right place.
Croatia is a paradise for foodies and wine connoisseurs and is the homeland of some of the worlds best wine varieties. Like Zinfandel, for example, which has its origins in Kaštela near Split. With olive oil as the key to our cooking, delve into the best of Dalmatian cuisine with us.
What’s so great about Food & Wine tours?
Dalmatia is already the perfect region for your holiday, and there is no better way to discover it than by digging into the local cuisine. Our tours allow you to eat and drink your way through the different parts of the region, one adventure at a time, exploring the culinary heritage and cultural wealth of Croatian gastronomy together.
Split Day Trips gives you the chance to discover Croatian cuisine, wine, and local products through a selection of the best gourmet city tours, cooking classes, and wine tasting day-trips around the region.
In Split’s nearby region of Kaštela, you can find 11 grape varieties and delight in a traditional dinner in a wine cellar. You can even take a stroll through the vineyards and enjoy the region’s nature while tasting some of the best wines on offer. This is your chance to discover your passion for exquisite wines in the most authentic locations.
Must Taste Dalmatian Foods
EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL CUISINE
What are the must try dishes from the area. You must know that tourists after going home from their Croatian vacations take back memories not only of hospitable locals, nice beaches with clear blue sea or cultural heritage sites, but of exquisite cuisine and dishes they have tasted while staying there. We bring you the full list of must try foods of Dalmatia.
Must Try Dalmatian Wines
THE HOME OF ZINFANDEL
Even though Croatian wines are still making their way onto the world scene there are already a few worldly renowned wines coming from this region. Wines of Kastela, Hvar, Korcula and Peljesac are becoming increasingly popular and usually become the favorite wines of the people who taste them. Enjoy our comprehensive list of must taste Dalmatian wines
More than tours…
We want you to get the best local experience on your travels. Lucky for you, the Dalmatian region is the culinary epicenter of Croatia and is the perfect place to learn some of our centuries-old Dalmatian recipes. When in Dalmatia, it is a sin not to try the delicious Poljički soparnik, our beloved meat and seafood ‘under the bell’ known as ‘peka’ and fish prepared as you’ve never had before.
You’ll find that Croatian cuisine is fresh and full of flavor. SO, why not take part in a cooking class, visit the picture-perfect green markets in old historical towns, and explore the charming villages? Most of our dishes are based on ingredients you can find at local markets and are locally-grown. It’s time for you to roll up your sleeves, shop for ingredients accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced chefs, and immerse yourself in the best of Dalmatian cuisine.
Do you know how to pick out high-quality olive oil? Your holiday in Croatia is the perfect place to learn how to taste and understand the difference between authentic extra virgin olive oil and, well, everything else. You’ll have an opportunity to eat traditional meals using extra virgin olive oil made locally and surely savor every last drop.
Are you a fan of the outdoors? You can take a hiking tour through the hills and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding islands, complete with an unforgettable dinner in an authentic tavern. Revel in the peaceful countryside, dig into Dalmatia’s gastronomic delights in an old stone house and learn how to prepare food over an open fire high up in the hills.
ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT CROATIAN GASTRONOMY YET?
From the starter to the dessert, some elements are universal – and in Dalmatia, that is olive oil, red wine, and locally-sourced ingredients. While Croatia is a real feast for the eyes with its landscapes, beautiful coast and the Adriatic Sea, you’ll also find yourselves feasting on one of the best cuisines in the world.
What’s so great about Food and Wine Tours?
- We believe the best way to experience the culture is through food
- Advice you can trust: We believe in the locals
- We believe in authentic experiences
- More than tours: We want you to feel like you’re traveling with a local everywhere you go, and every time you’re on a tour
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