Calling all wine lovers! Whether you have a basic understanding of how the stuff in your favourite bottle gets into the glass, or you simply enjoy a glass with dinner, expand your knowledge of wine with this laid-back yet informative private tour giving you local expert insight into Croatia’s long-standing history of wine production. Beginning at the centre of Zagreb, in Ban Jelacic Square, you’ll embark on a walking (and eating and drinking) tour of the best wines Croatia has to offer.
Delve into the origins of Zinfandel, a wine most often associated with California. But on this tour, you’ll learn about a different side of the popular grape variety, which is said to have originated in Croatia. You’ll also get a look at local winemaking traditions, and learn some of the secrets of wine production in the country.
Along the way, we’ll sample a variety of local wine from some of the best wine bars in Zagreb, including the oldest wine bar in the city. The wines you taste will take you on a journey through many of the different wine-producing regions of Croatia. In addition to sipping, you’ll have a chance to pair your wine with various local snacks and tapas, as well as cheeses made from goat, sheep, and cow’s milk, some of which are flavoured with herbs and truffles.
We’ll make a stop along lively Tkalciceva Street, known for its hundreds of café bars. Then, prepare to be awed by something unexpected and truly special for wine-lovers: a vineyard smack in the middle of the city — not something you see every day.
Next, it’s time to head underground to explore Zagreb’s tunnels, some of which date back to medieval times. Cap off your day of wining and dining with a stop at one of Zagreb's best restaurants for a special 5 course dinner and some exceptional examples of locally produced wines.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Wine & Dine group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 8 tastings of wine at 2 different wine bars, cheese tastings, 5 course dinner that includes Croatian tapas and wine pairings.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.