Taste of Slovenia– Grand Food Tour in Central Europe

A marvelous food tour in the Slovenian countryside is coming up in June, and Sylvia Onusic says there are a few openings still left–and she has extended the deadline for registering. I have selected just two days of the eight-day itinerary to show here. See the full itinerary and some of the menus here.

TRIGLAV HOTEL, 4* / (D) DAY 2 – MONDAY, 6 JUNE

  • 9.15 – depart by bus to Radovljica
  • 9.30 – visit to Apiculture Museum with guided tour
  • 11.00 – visit to Honey Bread Museum at  Gostilna Lectar
  • 12.15 –return by bus to Bled, time at leisure, stroll along the Lake, sample a  Kremsnita and coffee at a lakeside cafe.
  • 13.15 – lunch (optional)
  • 14.00 – depart to Lake Bohinj, a natural Alpine glacial lake, and Bohinj villages.
  • 14.30 – visit local farm,  cheese tasting  of local indigenous cheeses like “Mohant”
  • 16.00 – stop in Studor, a picturesque Bohinj village
  • 16.15 – visit to dairy museum in Stara Fuzina
  • 17.15 – visit Bohinj Sirarna (Cheese Producers) in Srednja vas, sample the indigenous cheese “Bohinski sir, “ and other local dairy products
  • 18.45 –visit Drago Kotnik in Cesnjice, a beekeeper who makes honey products and sparkling wine from honey;  honey tasting,  cakes, and wine tasting,  local music
  • 19.30 – dinner at “Gostilna Francka pri Hrvatu” in Srednja vas, featuring local cuisine                                          
  • Return to Bled
  • Overnight

TRIGLAV HOTEL, 4* / (B,D) DAY 3 – TUESDAY, 7 JUNE

  • 9.00 – depart to Postojna
  • 10.30 – visit Predjama  Castle    
  • 12.00 – depart to  the Goriska Brda region of Slovenia
  • 13.15 – wine and brandy tasting at Stekar Winery with fingerfood lunch
  • 15.00 – sparkling wine tasting at Bjana Winery
  • 16.30 – accommodation
  • 18.30 – visit to  estate cellar and wine tasting at Movia Winery with Ales Kristancic, »Magician of Movia«   and Founder of  »Slow Food Slovenia«
  • 20.00 – dinner at Movia Winery with Ales and Vesna Kristancic
  • Overnight

KOZANA BOUTIQUE HOTEL, 3*/ (B, L,D) DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY, 8 JUNE

  • 8.30 – depart to Stanjel
  • 9.30 – arrive Stanjel, walking tour of the town
  • 10.45 –Prosciutto and charcuterie tasting, accompanied by Teran wine at Boris Lisjak Winery in Dutovlje
  • 12.15 – depart to Goce
  • 13.00 – Slow Food lunch  at Cejkotova domacija
  • 16.15 – depart to Lipica
  • 17.00 – visit the stud farm, home of the Lippizaner Stallions
  •  See the full itinerary and some of the menus here.

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