The Roots Tour with Chef Kristian Niemi

Special Tour 8 days 7 nights Availability: 2020-10-04
Ljubljana, Slovenia Northern Croatia Tour Guide: Richard Gruica

The Roots Tour with Chef Kristian Niemi


Chef Richard Gruica and Captivating Croatia Tours invite you to be one of a very select few to join Chef Kristian Niemi on what we are calling The Roots Tour, a journey to discover Chef Kristian’s Croatian and Slovenian heritage. This amazing journey will take place from Sunday, October 4th to Sunday, October 11th, 2020.

From start to finish, the culture and surroundings of Croatia and Slovenia will amaze guests with their incredible natural beauty. Accompanied by fresh and flavorful cuisine from the visited regions, Chef Kristian will share his perspective (and even maybe a few secrets!). This 8 day/7-night luxury holiday is a dream come true for the culinary connoisseur! 

Throughout the trip, you will see, taste, and experience the untouched beauty of Croatia and Slovenia. The cuisine, culture, and crafts have been virtually unchanged from antiquity and are steeped in history and tradition. Discover the legends that have been passed down for generations at picturesque castles and tickle your taste buds with curated gourmet tastings and meals. Listen to stories from the winemakers themselves, sample fresh products while touring farms, and learn about the centuries-old traditions of artisan meat, cheese, and olive oil production. Explore scenic towns and villages with their old-world charm. This trip is almost all-inclusive, from the moment you get off the plane until you are back at the airport, you practically don’t have a care in the world.  Join us for the Un-Tour Tour and experience the real Croatia in a style you deserve. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and we look forward to hosting you!

Trip Price
The price of this trip is only $2949 each per couple/pair (double Occupancy) or $3499 each per person (Single occupancy) A deposit is required for each reservation.

We also have payment plans available making going on this amazing trip even easier!

What's IncludedWhat's Not IncludedArrival & Departure CityGallery
  • The amazing opportunity to travel, eat, drink, explore, experience, cook, interact and learn alongside Chef Kristian and Chef Richard personally throughout the tour.
  • 7 Night’s Luxury Accommodations in 4 Star or above
  • All excursions-Truffle Hunt, Wine Tastings, Food Tastings, Cooking Class and more!
  • All Breakfast’s
  • 2/3 of Lunches and Dinner’s including wine
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Private Transportation throughout the tour
  • An American-Croatian Guide, that happens to be a Chef!
  • Airfare to Slovenia
  • Departure and custom fees
  • Gratuities and individual daily expenses not covered on the tour
  • Additional meals and beverages not included above
  • Travel insurance including medical and luggage insurance
  • Trip cancellation
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Moto Tour Day 1 Ljublana Dinner Atelje
Predjama Castle
Slovenian Cheese
Moto Tour Day 3 Piran 1
Moto Tour Day 3 Piran
Moto Tour Day 3 Toklarija Dinner
Moto Tour Day 3 Toklarija Dinner Chef Nevio
Goriska Brda
Goriska Brda
Moto Tour Day 6 Bovec
Lake Bled
Moto Tour Day 7 Ride

Travel Insurance
We highly encourage travel insurance fir this trip. Any flight cancellations or lost luggage is the responsibility of the traveler.

Cancellation Policy

There is a minimum $500 Cancellation Fee Penalty.

If you cancel:

  • 180+ days – You will receive a 100% refund of all monies paid for the tour minus the cancellation fee
  • 120-179 days = 80% of monies paid by you returned to you minus the cancellation fee
  • 91- 119 days – 65% of monies paid returned to you minus the cancellation fee
  • 90 -61 days to tour departure – 30% of monies paid returned to you minus the cancellation fee
  • 60 days or less to tour departure – No return of any monies paid

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