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Reviews for Veneto and Slovenia holiday: Food & culture

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review 16 Nov 2018

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

The Istrian peninsular and the stunning location of one of the hotels we stayed in high up on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Seeing the process by which pumpkin seed oil is made from start to finish. Some of the tasting menu meals with paired wine.

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

Go on the Harvest Tour if you are most interested in wine, since this holiday is primarily a wine tour, as stated by our guide/ tour company owner towards the end of the tour. This might explain why my expectations in relation to food were met roughly half of the time. There were many wine tastings and interesting presentations by passionate wine makers in boutique wineries that have been run by the same family for generations. There were also visits to a goat cheese farm, olive growers, a honey producer etc. some of which were very informative - others less so.

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

Yes, all accommodation and produce consumed was local. Some small producers may have benefitted from greater exposure through our tour and by tour participants spreading the word about Slovenian and Croatian wine and food back in our home countries.

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

Our tour guide and company owner did a great job of sourcing and linking us with wine makers and local food producers. He also sourced interesting agroturismo accommodation and some classy hotels. It was a good mix. The tour was well paced, often with a visit to historic hilltop town, ancient Roman ruin, waterfall, cooking class etc. Lots of wine and food. My personal preference would be for more free time to explore aspects of the culture and history surrounding us, and more depth on the history of wine and food in the region.

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