4 Days Cooking Vacations in Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 Days Cooking Vacations in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik, Kardinala Stepinca #21, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

Croatia Wine Tasting and Culinary Tour

Unravel Croatia's secrets and customs while tasting local cuisine, visiting the best wineries, and preparing the food under the guidance of your chef. During this holiday, you will learn the fascinating local history, admire the amazing architecture, and walk through the streets lined with the cafés and first class restaurants. Learn about people’s habits, local customs, and culinary traditions, enjoy fine food, find out about history in an amusing way, and enhance your overall experience of Dubrovnik!

Highlights

  • Private cooking class
  • Join the Pelješac peninsula wine tour
  • Enjoy the Dubrovnik food walking route
  • Day trip to Pelješac peninsula and Elafiti islands
  • Visits and tastings in three different wineries
  • Airport and local transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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During this holiday, you will stay in a double room at the Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik. Some of Croatia’s leading interior designers contributed to Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik’s contemporary collection of 173 minimalist rooms and suites.

There are different types of rooms that include classic and comfort rooms with a balcony and superior, deluxe, premium, and executive suites with a sea view or balcony. Every one leads onto a spacious modern balcony and most get you a glorious sea view. Luxury touches include modern art on the walls, premium toiletries, plush bathrobes and slippers, and a 24-hour room service.

Each room features air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, direct dial telephone, dry cleaning service, en-suite bathrooms, exclusive toiletries, flat screen satellite television, and free Wi-Fi connection.

Day 1 - Dubrovnik arrival and foodie tour

You will meet your chauffeur at the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) for a private transfer to your hotel. You will hide from the crowds in a maze at the old town’s cobbled streets and listen to intriguing stories of life within the ancient walls.

In the afternoon, your foodie guide will take you to a private walking tour and unravel Dubrovnik’s secrets, talk about people’s habits, local customs, and culinary tradition. You’ll visit three different restaurants and taste a one-course meal paired with a matching glass of wine in each restaurant. You will arrive to an artisan patisserie for a sweet local desert and a cup of coffee at the end.

Day 2 - Wines and oysters on peninsula Pelješac and Elafiti islands by speedboat

During this day, you will take a tour through the Pelješac peninsula and Elafiti islands by speedboat. With Roman saltpans still being used and oysters farmed in brackish waters of Ston bay, there’s hardly a better invitation to a connoisseur to visit Pelješac peninsula. Yet, medieval walls and ramparts guard one of most important wine regions of Croatia.

You will learn about the local grapes of Plavac Mali sort produce full bodied, flavorful reds that are high both in alcohol and tannins, sometimes even of robust character.

After lunch, you will travel with your guide to the village of Prapratno where you will shorty stop for breathtaking views of Mljet Island, the emerald of the Adriatic and one of Croatia’s eight national parks.

Once you’ve had your fill of photos, you will board on a speedboat. Enjoy the private cruise along the Elafiti archipelago with stops in Suđurađ port on Šipan Island to enjoy a homemade olive oil tasting, Lopud Island for a visit to the monastery, and a walk along the seashore and Šunj cove to take a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Day 3 - Cooking class in Dubrovnik hinterland

The cooking class introduces Mediterranean flavors of southern Dalmatia and its traditional hinterland village lifestyle. Meet the locals and learn how to prepare seasonal homemade food.

After meeting in Dubrovnik, you will drive along the amazing coastline stopping on several panoramic points to take unique photos of Dubrovnik and its surroundings, with a visit to an old flour mill or an olive press instead.

Upon arrival to a beautiful rural villa, welcome drinks and snacks will be served. You may pick fresh vegetables for your cooking lesson straight from the garden! Depending on the season, you’ll prepare meals like lamb or veal cooked under the iron bell, zelena menestra which is green cabbage with dry meat, skewers on laurel sticks, smoked bacon, and goat cheese.

Prepare your meal over the open fire, dig your fingers into fresh dough, taste some olive oil, and blend it in rural ambiance to get the true feeling of Dubrovnik countryside. This tour is created to present local ambiance and authentic feeling of a life in the village.

Day 4 – Dubrovnik departure

During this day, you will have free time to explore the sights at leisure until your private transfer to the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).

During this holiday, you will enjoy several tours and visits through Dubrovink's historical places and restaurants. In the first day, you will enjoy a private walking tour where you will visit three different restaurants and taste one course meal paired with a matching glass of wine in each restaurant.

  • You will arrive to an artisan patisserie for a sweet local desert and a cup of coffee at the end.
  • Throughout the holiday, you will visit the Pelješac peninsula and the Elafiti islands by speedboat. You will visit the village of Prapratno where you will shorty stop for breathtaking views of the Mljet Island and enjoy the private cruise along the Elafiti archipelago with stops in Suđurađ port on Šipan Island. In the islands you will enjoy a homemade olive oil tasting.
  • At Lopud Island, you will visit the monastery, a walk along the seashore, and visit the Šunj cove to take a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

This holiday will take place at Dubrovnik, Croatia. You will stay at Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik and visit several spots of Dubrovnik. Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik lies in the extreme south of Croatia, basking in glorious Mediterranean sunshine for much of the year.

A fairytale fortress of beautiful Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance churches, aristocratic palaces, red-roofed townhouses, magnificent monasteries and fascinating history, it is almost impossible to feel anything but uplifted and inspired.

Poised adjacent the beachfront of exquisite Lapad Bay and its famous tree-lined promenade called Uvala, Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik is four kilometers away from Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval old town city center.

The most glorious panorama of the whole of Lapad Bay, its glistening clear waters, and unspoiled beaches greet you from vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the grand reception. The hotel features jogging paths and scenic walking routes along the picture-postcard peninsula adjacent to the hotel, plus tennis courts nearby.

Nearby places

  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), 24.7 kilometers
  • Dubrovnik downtown, 4.1 kilometers

This holiday includes daily breakfast, a wine tour with a roasted lamb lunch, and a street food Dubrovnik walking tour. During the walking tour, you will visit three different restaurants and taste a one-course meal paired with a matching glass of wine in each restaurant.

Explore Dubrovnik

Wander the bustling boutiques, markets and bars, enjoy freshly-caught seafood while gazing out to sea at sunset, walk along the iconic walls, or take a cable car up to Mount Srđ for the most spectacular views in all of Dubrovnik.

Today a UNESCO world heritage site, Dubrovnik's downtown and its towering walls rise above a 13th-century main street that literally sparkles in the sun.

No wonder so many consider Dubrovnik a precious gem. In fact, the origins of the Croatian language and its classic literature can be traced back here, and the city remains an epicenter of culture, art, music, and science.

All this, and surrounded by a brilliant-blue seascape, pretty beaches and idyllic islands. You can take a cable car panoramic ride over the town, where even the rainiest of days paints a beautiful scenery.

You can also look for the Goldsmith's craft, one of the oldest arts. Finding the right piece as a keepsake, in the right store, in the right hidden allies is a special part of the experience. Good luck searching!

In this holiday, you can enjoy a massage or body treatment at the Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik Spa for an additional cost. In between gloriously invigorating holistic health and beauty treatments, escape onto a lounger in our zen-like relaxation area overlooking the indoor freshwater pool. You can enjoy the following treatments:

Anti-stress back and leg therapy

Focusing on your legs and back, this massage will stimulate the circulation of the whole body depending on the difficulties that you are facing. At the end you will be covered with warm or cold compresses.

Energy clinic signature massage

This is the most popular form of massage for a deeply relaxing and balancing effect leaving the body soft, supple, and full of energy. The treatment tones the body, benefits ligaments, and sinews as well as blood circulation, lymph flow, and nerve tracts.

Energizing hydro power facial treatment

Plant ceramides, algae, vitamins, and hyaluronic fillers, complemented by 24-hour biological action of the enzyme and coenzyme Q10 will leave your skin with a feeling of exceptional freshness and visible regeneration.

  • 1 course meal and wine per restaurant at the food walking tour
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Day trip to Elafiti islands
  • Dubrovnik hinterland private cooking class
  • Pelješac peninsula wine tour
  • Local and private transfers from and to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
  • Street food Dubrovnik walking tour
  • Tastings in three different style wineries
  • Tureta Travel tailor made itinerary
  • Visit to the village of Prapratno, Suđurađ, and Šipan Island
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Spa treatments
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Tureta Travel will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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