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The Balkans Real Food Adventure

The Balkans Real Food Adventure

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the Balkans on a 12-day tour through Croatia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Along your way, stroll through lush national parks, discover quaint villages and see some of the region’s most spiritual sites. Picnic on the banks of the Treska River, master the art of the perfect pastry with the village women of Janche, indulge in a traditional Kosovan barbeque, dine on home-grown produce in the private garden of a Dihovo family and visit a centuries-old olive press outside of Kotor. With curated food and wine experiences plus an expert local guide leading the way, your Balkans adventure will not leave you hungry!

Activities
  • Dubrovnik - Welcome Dinner
  • Konavle - Home-cooked lunch with wine tasting
  • Konavle - Ljuta visit
  • Njegusi - Smokehouse visit & tasting
  • Lustica - Olive oil farm visit
  • Prizren - Leader-led city tour
  • Shkoder - Rozafa Fortress visit
  • Pristina - Leader-led city tour
  • Pristina - Gracanica Monastery visit
  • Pristina - Serbian barbecue lunch
  • Tetovo - Painted Mosque
  • Debar - St Jovan Bigorski Monastery visit
  • Janche - Cooking class
  • Kuratica - Home-cooked dinner
  • Ohrid - Green Market
  • Prespa - Home-cooking demonstration
  • Prespa - Agriturismo visit & tasting
  • Dihovo - Beekeeper farm visit
  • Dihovo - Home-cooked lunch
  • Stobi - Stobi archaeological site
  • Tikves - Wine tasting
  • Matka - Matka Canyon boat cruise
  • Skopje - Green Market
Highlights
  • Experience an authentic taste of the Balkans and a look at local life when you dine in family homes in Ljuta, Ohrid, Lake Prespa and Dihovo.
  • Get hands on with local village women in Janche for a cooking class focused on making local flaky pastries, and enjoy a cooking demonstration in Dolno Dupeni.
  • See behind the scenes of local produce when you visit a centuries-old smokehouse, an olive mill, an apple farm, and meet a local beekeeper for a honey tasting.
  • Throughout your culinary escapade, explore the stunning landscapes of the region, discovering the Painted Mosque, Matka Canyon, Mavrovo National Park and Lake Prespa.
  • Try the most iconic foods of Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, including smoked and barbecued meats, cheese, gjomleze and locally produced wine.
Interests
  • Culinary and Cooking
11 Nights Starting At
May 23, 2023 through June 03, 2023
Book by:
May 19, 2023 7:00 PM
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Prizren
Day 5
Janche
Day 6
Ohrid
Day 7
Ohrid
Day 8
Bitola
Day 9
Bitola
Day 10
Skopje
Day 11
Skopje
Day 12
Skopje
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Dates & prices
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May 23, 2023

to June 03, 2023

11 Nights from $2,395.00 (USD) Per Person
May 19, 2023 7:00 PM
June 06, 2023

to June 20, 2023

11 Nights from $3,155.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
June 16, 2023 7:00 PM
July 25, 2023

to August 22, 2023

11 Nights from $3,035.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
August 18, 2023 7:00 PM
September 12, 2023

to September 19, 2023

11 Nights from $3,155.00 (USD) Per Person
Various departures
September 15, 2023 7:00 PM
September 26, 2023

to October 07, 2023

11 Nights from $3,035.00 (USD) Per Person
September 22, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
May 23, 2023

June 03, 2023

June 06, 2023

June 20, 2023

July 25, 2023

August 22, 2023

September 12, 2023

September 19, 2023

September 26, 2023

October 07, 2023

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About Intrepid Travel
We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

Our leaders are born and raised in-country, and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s our thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, we’re sure you’ll find something you like. So let’s get started.

1. Real life experiences
What is travel but a search for something that can’t be Googled? We love the highlights, but the real magic for us happens well away from a beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine.

2. Connected by travel
The beauty of small group travel isn’t just new places, it’s new perspectives. It’s the stories you hear and the friendships you forge, the ones that stick around long after the tan has faded. Our travellers come from all walks of life; what unites them is where they’re going.

3. Travel works best when it's balanced
Time is your most precious resource, especially on a holiday. That’s why our trips are built with balance in mind. A little group time, a little you time – the way it should be. And because our tours have an average of just 10 people, there’s more of the world to go round.

4. With great travel comes great responsibility
The world’s a pretty amazing place, and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. And all it takes is a little dash of self-awareness, a slightly softer tread. Sustainable travel doesn’t mean no fun. It means that fun can be used to benefit others. Respect.

5. Adventure should be for everyone
Age, pillow preference, budget, travelling solo or together – it doesn’t matter where you’re from, what matters is where you’d like to go. Our mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them. So no matter if you favour a soft landing or a wild take-off, Intrepid stands for you.

6. Our leaders are the greatest
We realised early on that the best folks to show you the heart of a destination are, funnily enough, the ones that live there. These are our leaders: travel experts and friendly locals who know their countries back to front, from every backstreet bar to every hidden gallery. They’re the big, smiling face of Intrepid (and we couldn’t be prouder).

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