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4 Days Pampering Gourmet Tours in Slovenia

  • GourmeTravel, Trebinjska ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gourmet Break in Slovenia

We want you to relax on your daily toils and retreat into a world without worries, even just for a while. Experience charming Slovenia by tasting Slovenian top-class food and wine. Learn the secrets of raising Piran comber fish in an unpolluted environment and taste top quality fish specialties, together with sparkling wine which matures at the bottom of the Gulf of Piran. Discover the world class wines of the boutique wine region, Gorika Brda - the "Tuscany of Slovenia." Taste the delectable cheeses and olive oil straight from the producers themselves. Be rest assured, every tour is adjusted to your desire.

Highlights

  • Wine, cheese, olive oil tasting
  • Visit to a boutique family-owned fish hatchery
  • Visit local farm, winery, cheese maker, and olive oil producer
  • Visit the ancient coastal town of Piran
  • 3 gourmet dinners, 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights luxury accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Boutique accommodations

We focus on boutique accommodations, small family hotels, or guesthouses, which offer something more. Emphasis is laid on the coziness and genuineness of this type of accommodation. While some are traditionally furnished, others are modern. Apart from standard accessories (TV, bathrobe, mini bar), there are also high quality beddings, world trade mark cosmetics, etc.

Extraordinary accommodations

This is intended for those who are driven by curiosity and fond of adventure. Apart from that, you have comfort at a high level of quality. You can choose from a tree hut or sleeping on hay ricks, or camp in wooden huts - all with the comforts you are used to (WC, bath, open-air Jacuzzi), or even stay at a manor in the middle of a vineyard with modern and folksy furnishing.

Thermal spas in wine regions

Stronger emphasis has been put on thermal tourism during winter, enabling pampering in saunas, swimming pools, beauty treatments, massages, health tourism, and the like. You will find yourself in complete relaxation with these 4 or 5 star accommodations and spa facilities.

Day 1: Arrival, fish farm visit, food & wine tastings, excursions

  • A visit to a boutique family-owned fish hatchery.
  • A guided visit the ancient romantic town Piran.
  • Lunch in a small family run restaurant in Piran, famous for tastefully fresh seafood dishes.
  • Towards evening we continue to wine region Goriska Brda and settle down.

Day 2: Winery visit, sparkling wine tasting, Brda food tasting

  • A visit to a boutique lovely wine region Gorika Brda "Tuscany of Slovenia."
  • Wine tasting at wine grower's with a long family tradition in this branch and numerous wine awards.
  • Wine tasting of a sparkling wine
  • Supper (slow food) in one of the best tourist farms in Gorika Brda. We have traditional Brda food tasting at a tourist farm.

Day 3: Farm visit, olive oil & cheese production tour, food & wine tastings

  • We make a stop at a farm where the tasting of olive oil, wine, fruit- cherry, homemade jam, etc. takes place.
  • Cheese maturing underground (cheese tasting)
  • Lunch at the famous manor of innovative cuisine in Vipava, which is known for numerous Italian guests (slow food, Restaurateurs d'Europe).

Day 4: Departure

  • Departure home

Boutique fish farm visit, day 1

The visit starts in the stunning nature of the Gulf of Piran. Guests are then taken in boats to the fish hatcher basins. It is there that you will learn in detail how to reach the high gastronomic quality of the Piran comber in its eco-friendly environment. You will learn how to recognize fresh fish, how long it takes for fish to grow, and what the fish are fed with.

Boutique oil production tour, day 3

Slovenia obtained the protected designation of the origin for the extra virgin olive oil from Slovenia Istria and the Styrian-Prekmurje pumpkin seed oil. You will be shown the whole production procedure by oil producers and also be instructed on how to distinguish good from bad oil. If you come during the olive picking season, you can either take part in it or only observe the gathering.

Boutique farm and cheese production visit, day 3

We would like you to taste a little bit of Slovenian traditional cheeses and get acquainted with the cheese production process and the taste of our dairy products. A cheese produced by a member of Slovenian minority, which matures (70 meters) deep underground, using high quality milk, without artificial additives and preservatives. It has become renowned in Italy, where it is being served in luxury restaurants.

Soa Valley

The valley and its emerald Soa river received the EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) award in 2008. A part of the film, The Chronicles of Narnia, was shot on the Soa river. The valley offers numerous sports activities from rafting, climbing, cycling, fishing, to golf. There, one can also get valuable insight into the past, related to the Soa Front in World War I.

Ljubljana

This is the capital of Slovenia. In Ljubljana you can visit romantic bridges, the castle in the hill with a view of Ljubljana and its surroundings, Roman ruins, and a combination of buildings dating from different historical periods. Ljubljana has entered the competition for European Green Capital 2015, and it has been ranked as one of the four finalists.

Piran

The town of Piran is a coastal town, situated on a romantic promontory with a church and walls on its tip. Its narrow streets and alley ways remind us of the once powerful Republic of Venice, under which Piran was a part of its rule for a long time. Under Venetian rule, trade prospered and the production of salt flourished. The latter is still being practiced in a traditional and natural way.

Gourmet and traditional cuisine from Slovenia

Despite the fact that we are a small country, we can boast several titles and memberships listed in world-famous magazines, travelogues, and clubs. Slovenia offers to you restaurants and inns owned by members of Slovenian minority in Italy. We are also proud of a Slovenian restaurant owner who has received the one and only Slovene one Michelin Star. Be rest assured, restaurants and inns that you will visit have been chosen on the basis of best quality.

During your gastronomic adventure, we will visit establishments which have been awarded the brand mark Gostilna Slovenija. This is awarded to a certain few who meet the criteria such as having 80 % homemade, local, and traditional dishes and 75 % local to foreign wine ratio. They should also observe criteria regarding seasonal food offer, ecological food, products with protected geographical indication.

Every guest who visits Slovenia has to taste our traditional food. Native Slovenian foods include the Prekmurje layered cake, Idrija pasta squares, the Belokranjska pogaa. Traditional foods include the Krainer sausage, rolled dumplings, Nanos cheese, potica, braided yeast bun, Piran salt, Krainer mead, Prekmurje ham, Karst honey, and virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria.

For information about the booking conditions, please send GourmeTravel an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Gjork

    "The trip was wonderful. We found out some really interesting facts about Slovenia. Thank you for the organization and fulfillment of all of our wishes."

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  • Review by Herman

    "Thank you for a beautiful weekend in Vipava. We had a wonderful time in a unique accommodation with excellent food. I would like to highly commend the selected winemakers, which were excellent. It was really a great local experience."

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  • Review by Tara

    "Great culinary one-day trip to coastal wine region."

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  • Review by Roxana

    "I suggest the romantic getaway to everyone who would like to relax and enjoy in a good food and wine. We really had the great relaxing weekend."

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  • Review by Hannah

    "The whole tour was so well organized and everything ran smoothly."

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