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Cooking Holiday in Slovenia

Enjoy hands-on cooking lessons with Brda local women, where you will learn to choose the finest ingredients and balance flavors to create Slovenian dishes. When you are not in the kitchen, you will be touring through the wonderful landscape, orchard and vineyards, exploring regional delicacies, enjoying daily tours of local and historic sites, and visiting the regions best wineries. Indulge your passion for food, wine and nature on this fantastic cooking and wine holiday in Slovenia!

Highlights

  • Three cooking classes
  • Discover the villages of Gonjae, tanjel, Tomaj
  • Taste of a wide selection of wines, including Lunar, Puro and Teran
  • Visit the town of Kobarid, that inspired Ernest Hemingway to write A Farewell to Arms
  • Tour the Dobrovo castle, a 2-story Renaissance structure from the 17th century
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals included

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this wine holiday in Slovenia, you will stay at the Vino In Turizem Stekar homestead, a 250-year-old house that has been involved in farm tourism for a quarter of a century. The doors of the wine-growing farm are open all year round, and guests are always welcomed.

Included excursions

Climb the tower at Gonjae

Drive to the neighboring Karst wine growing region and enjoy a short walking tour of Stanjel

Eat at a 400-year-old farmhouse in Tomaj, one of the most beautiful villages in the region of Karst

Have a day trip in the stunning Soa River Valley

Pass the poetic village of Medana and the medieval castle ruins at Vipole

Tour the Dobrovo castle, a 2-story Renaissance structure from the 17th century

Visit a prosciutto-drying cellar in Tomaj, martno, one of the best preserved medieval villages in Slovenia, and Ale Kristani winery, one of the 12 wine creators of the world

Visit the small, culturally protected village of Goe and the Cheese Museum in Kobarid, the town where Ernest Hemingway was inspired to write A Farewell to Arms

Location

Slovenia will be your home during this holiday. Once part of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia still flies under the radar as a tourist destination and remains a budget-friendly place for travelers. With fairy-tale castles, snow-capped mountains, an Adriatic coastline, and a thriving food and wine scene, the country has similar offerings to its neighbors, Italy and Austria.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming pool

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Pet friendly
  • Room cleaning
  • TV in the room

Food

During the holiday, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in a plethora of traditional Slovenian dishes. Sample Gorika Brda cooking, drink spirits and liqueurs made from diverse Slovenian fruits and herbs, relish traditional sausages and meat, and a taste large selection of Slovenian wines, including the famous Lunar, Puro and Teran.

Things to do (optional)

Climb Sabotin

Enjoy various activities on the river

Go for a walk or cycle among the blooming cherry trees of the farm

See the remains from the First World War (army guardhouse, long rows in the hill, officer's bath in the open field) at the top of the nearby hill

Spend some hours in the cities of Ljubljana, Trieste, Udine or edad

Take a one-day trip along the Soa river and walk along the path of peace

Visit the nearby Venice, Italy

Visit the Postojna caves

What's included

  • 3 cooking classes (approximately 3 hours each)
  • 4 wine tastings
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as indicated in the itinerary
  • Guided tours by locals and entrance fees
  • Local cheese tasting
  • Recipes and apron
  • Traditional spirits and liquors tasting
  • Transportation during the tour

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Ljubljana Joe Punik Airport (LJU), Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) or Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).

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