Slovenia food and wine tour

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Slovenia food and wine tour

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

To reduce the amount of driving we use a hub-and-spoke approach. Guests stay in fewer lodging locations that become their 'base' as we run many day trips that are all close by to the base. This means less driving, less emissions and more time everyday spent with local businesses and not sitting in cars. Being in one place for longer than a day helps our guests get to know the regional communities better. We only use modern diesel vehicles that energy efficient and comply to the strict standards of European Union.

All of our invoices, travel information and travel documents to our clients are issued as PDF - not printed on paper. The majority of our brochures are disseminated via PDF downloads and emails rather than printed on paper. In our office we operate mainly with computers. We use emails rather than fax and do print documents but store them on our computers and in online clouds.

Community

We are proud members of Slow Food USA and Slow Food UK. Our company is part of the Slow Food UK Supporters Scheme to help promote Slovenia as an authentic travel & culinary destination and to put those members of slow food in touch with like-minded individuals during their travels.

We offer our travelers small family-owned hotels, pensions/B&B's to stay in. Overnight in these locally owned lodgings enhances the visitors’ experience, since they get an opportunity to be welcomed by a local host and receive a better insight into the everyday life of local people. It also puts guests in touch with people they would normally not come across while traveling in large cities or without knowing the local roads. We communicate directly to these suppliers so there is no middle man who would get most of the money. Instead, the majority of money generated on our tours goes into the pockets of small wineries, shops, farmhouses and other locally operated businesses.

All of the meals included in our tours are at locally owned and operated restaurants, farmhouses and pensions. In this way our clients have an opportunity to taste some of the typical specialties of the region and at the same time help the local economy. Most of the food served at these places are from the owner's land, though a few items are supplemented from other local farmers and food producers in the region.

Many of the wines and food specialties on our tour (such as pumpkin oil, specialty chocolates or goat cheese) are not available anywhere outside of these countries. Some of these items are not even available in local shops, only at the home of the winemakers and food producers. This gives our guests a real unique chance to try something that they could never purchase at home, help put some money into the local economy and give good word of mouth to these businesses, which is key to their sustainability.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


We are going to have 5 things:
1. The Brda Wine Festival - lovely to feel part of something so relaxed, high quality and entertaining. This was voted the top thing.
2. Ronchi de Cialla - visit to the family house and to talk to the brothers who make the wine
3. CV Winery - visit to a new young winemaker and to taste his exceptional wines
4. The outdoor lunch over looking the salt flats and the olive oil tasting
5. A trip around the trenches and caves in the local area - unforgettable and surprizing.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Look through the detailed itinerary provided by Andrew Villone before you go (and make positive suggestions) and he will try very hard to make sure its what you want.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Tourism in this country is important for its economy. We visited only local wine and food producers - and supported them by purchasing products. We were staying also in local accommodation - and we are low impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


This was a wonderful holiday enjoyed very much by 6 individuals/friends - some of whom were sceptical about whether it would work - but came out singing the praises of Slovenia, the holiday and Savour Tours. Thank you Andrew!

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