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Foodie Cruise Croatia
Thrill your taste buds on this foodie cruise with delicious Dalmatian cuiseine and wines.
“Cooking demands attention, patience, and above all, a respect for the gifts of the earth. It is a form of worship, a way of giving thanks.”Judith B. Jones
This Foodie Cruise takes you on a journey through Dalmatian cuisine. It’s not just the food that makes Dalmatian Cuisine so special. It’s a combination of dietary and lifestyle habits that are traditionally rooted among the population of the Dalmatian region.
Is this Foodie Cruise for me?
The Mediterranean diet has been inscribed as an intangible UNESCO world heritage and Dalmatian cuisine is an inseparable part of the Mediterranean circle.
It’s a mixture of Italian, hints of Greek and French, and even Turkish cuisine. Dalmatian cuisine combines all these influences and creates some interesting but delicious dishes.
Learn how to prepare Dalmatian dishes or just enjoy all the delicacies prepared either by the hostess or local restaurant chefs. Take part in a cooking class, and taste Croatia’s best meals – fresh seafood, fish, finest meat prepared in various ways and discover some trade secrets.
- fresh preparation
- lots of fish and sea food
- olive oil, herbs and spices
- seasonal vegetables and fruits
- slow cooking or fast grilling
What’s included in this Package?
- 7-day cruise aboard a catamaran with all the fuel and marina berth costs
- skipper and hostess
- comfort package (final cleaning, outboard engine)
- airport pick-up service
- all excursions and adventure activities stated in the program
- breakfast and light lunch on board
- tourist tax of approximately 1,35 €/day per person
What’s the cost of this type of cruise? – Prices for Foodie Cruise package depend on the type of boat, period, and starting point.
They start from 7.200 € and don’t include meals, services, activities that are not stated in the package, and crew gratuities.
Obligatory foodie supplement of 1000 € per person. Covers -cooking class, sommelier experience or Military tour on Vis, and all dining experiences stated in the package.
Foodie Cruise Highlights
Learn from the experienced hostess about the Dalmatian and Croatian cuisine. Get all the trade secrets and find out how you can use them in your everyday diet. Enjoy the cooking class and wine tasting experience to expand your knowledge and view of Croatia.
Wine selection and restaurant recommendations
Apart from creating delicious cuisine – people in Dalmatia have been growing wine since the Greek colonized the shores. Let the crew give you some excellent recommendations regarding local wines and restaurants (taverns).
Dive into the world of sailing with our professional skipper. Learn the basics; knot tying, winds, sail raising, adjusting, anchoring, and docking. The skipper will surely gladly use extra pairs of hands, especially when docking or anchoring for the night.
FOODIE CRUISE CROATIA – ITINERARY SUGGESTION*
Day 1 – Saturday
Split (check-in) – Maslinica
Split – check in and meeting the crew, getting to know the boat, and safety regulations. Relax with some delicious appetizers and welcome cocktails and drinks. Skipper will be starting the boat and getting you safely to Maslinica on the island Solta. You are welcome to give him a hand and have your first sailing lesson. Discuss with the hostess about meal planning and your dietary requirements. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Martinis Marchi Restaurant and hotel.
Day 2 – Sunday
Maslinica – Bol
Sailing from Solta to the island of Brac. Admire the stunning Zlatni rat (Golden Cape) beach. Enjoy a nice walk through the pine forest or winding streets of Bol. Enjoy a light lunch on board with some seafood and help your hostess prepare it. Dinner in a local tavern with fresh lamb and other local produce.
Day 3 – Monday
Bol – Stari Grad
Early sail towards the sunniest Croatian island – the island of Hvar. Docking at one of the oldest Greek settlements in Croatia – Stari Grad, with the amazing Stari Grad Plain around it. It’s a system of drywalls erected by the Greeks that has sustained its original plan even today. The site is inscribed into the UNESCO Heritage list. Participate in a relaxed cooking class on the island of Hvar where you will learn all about the food, lavender, olives, and history of the island.
Day 4 – Tuesday
Stari Grad – Palmizana
You can join the hostess for the early morning grocery shopping or sleep in. The skipper starts sailing towards Pakleni islands, where you enjoy a diverse and abundant brunch. We recommend trying some SUP boarding and exploring the bays and beaches of this stunning archipelago. Or, snorkeling, or taking a walk on the paved and unpaved paths of the biggest island, St. Klement. You may opt for dining ashore, or let the hostess know if she needs to make some light dinner.
Day 5 – Wednesday
Palmizana – Vis
After a full breakfast, it’s time for the next stop on this Foodie Cruise – the island of Vis. The first Greek settlement in Croatia – Issa hides many secrets. Because of its strategic importance, it was isolated until 1990, and no foreigners were allowed on the island during Yugoslavia. Discover this exciting history on a Military Tour or become a sommelier for a day. Optional dining experience in the island’s inland or a light dinner on board.
Day 6 – Thursday
Tour de Vis (Stiniva, Ravnik) – Hvar
Skipper sails early with some highlite stops of Vis island. Such as the submarine dock, Stiniva beach, or Ravnik island. Getting to those places early in the morning is crucial if you want to avoid the excursion boat crowds. Enjoy a slow breakfast at either of the places. Setting course towards Hvar town after some swimming, snorkeling, and SUP boarding. Walk the streets of Hvar or climb the Fortica fortress to admire the view. Enjoy a light lunch on board and an optional dining experience in town.
Day 7 – Friday
Hvar – Split
The skipper starts sailing back to Split early in the morning. Swim stop on Brac island before heading back to Split. Enjoy your tapas brunch on board and avoid wasting food. Then head to the city and explore Diocletian’s palace from the Roman era still visible today, or the popular Game of Thrones series sites. Final dinner at Galija restaurant and pizzeria, where you are welcome to make and bake your own pizza.
Day 8 – Saturday
Late check-out till 9:00. If you have a late flight or departure, then explore the streets of Split on your own, or join a guided walking tour. If you have an earlier flight, then just relax while you wait for the airport pickup service.
* we reserve the right to change the route depending on weather and other unforeseen conditions – every effort will be made to provide similar services as the ones agreed in this package
CHOOSE YOUR BOAT FOR YOUR FOODIE CRUISE IN CROATIA
Browse our boat offer and choose an excellently equipped and stable Lagoon catamaran, an amazing performance X-Yachts sailboat for more interaction with the wind and waves, or a fast and comfortable motorboat.
This Family Vacation Cruise package can be tailor-made to your exact needs. Just let us know if you would like a different start base, route, or activities to try.