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Forest to Table in Alpine Slovenia

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Overview

Forest to Table in Alpine Slovenia

Continent

Europe

Days

6 days

Nights

5 nights

Group Size

12 people

Activity

Moderate

Interest

Food & Drink

Highlights

  • Learn how to forage for mushrooms, herbs, berries & flowers with a local foraging expert and Netflix TV star.
  • Taste every kind of Schnapps you can imagine, from plum & snow pear flavor, to sage, spruce tip, & even carob.
  • Enjoy an exclusive culinary masterclass and Michelin-inspired feast with one of the country's top chefs, Janez Bratovž.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of Lake Bed, take a boat to Bled Island & explore Bled Castle.
  • Wander the colorful streets of Llubljiana in search of history, culture & more gastronomic delights.
  • Support endangered local food traditions that a small number of passionate local producers, foragers, and chefs are keeping alive. 
Slovenia 6 days 5 nights

A Forest-to-Table Gastronomy Adventure in Slovenia.

Day 1

Welcome to Kamnik, Gateway to the Alps

Slovenia Trip Map
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Day 2

Alpine Foraging & Cheesemaking 101

Klemen Brumec

Day 3

Mushrooms & Local Brews

Noah Charney

Day 4

Lake Bled, Pears & Schnapps

Day 5

A Foraged Feast

Noah Charney

Day 6

Farewell & Departure

Noah Charney

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Upcoming departures

5 available dates
  • Oct 13–Oct 18, 2024
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  • May 11–May 16, 2025
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  • Jun 1–Jun 6, 2025
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  • Sep 14–Sep 19, 2025
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  • Oct 12–Oct 17, 2025
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Additional info

Pricing & Trip Deposit

Deposit to book your trip: $250 USD.

Balance due 90 days prior to departure.

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company.

Opt for a Private Room to yourself, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $295 USD.

Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. 

If you don’t opt for a Private Room, you'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. on Day 1, and depart anytime on Day 6.  The trip begins in Kamnik, which is 15 minute drive from Ljubljana. Ljubljana International Airport (LJU) connects to a range of flight hubs in Europe. The best flight connections to Ljubljana are offered by Adria Airways and Air France.

*Airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura. 

 

 

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking two to four miles over the course of each day, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. We will be doing many walks in the woods on mostly flat but sometimes uneven terrain, and there are at least two short hikes of around 30 minutes uphill.

Health & Safety

On one day of this trip, you’ll be in close proximity to bees alongside experienced beekeepers. If you have a severe allergy to bee venom, please reach out to us to see if this trip is right for you.

Foraging Expectations

When foraging for wild foods, various factors have to align to find exactly what you're looking for. It's important to keep in mind that we'll be at nature's whim, and even with the guidance of seasoned experts, there's a chance we won't find what we're looking for. No matter the outcome, it will be a fantastic opportunity to learn—and, without doubt, great fun. 

When we get lucky- here are some things that we might find:

Spring Foraging: wild garlic, dandelion greens, forest dandelion, hop shoots, violets and other flowers, medicinal mushrooms, watercress and its relatives, elderflower

Fall Foraging: mushrooms, meadowsweet, plantain, nettles, thistles, rosehips, wild berries, wild roots 

Have more questions?

Check out the Essential Trip Information for this trip or our general FAQs.

Any questions about this trip? Don't hesitate to reach out

  • "It was a really meaningful, authentic experience. Exactly the kind of tour I wanted. It had soul."

    Abbie - Spokane, WA

Trip Leader

Noah Charney

Noah Charney is an American professor of art history and internationally best-selling author of 13 books. He occasionally works as a TV presenter, writes regularly for major publications, including The Guardian and The Washington Post (and, of course, Atlas Obscura), and has been living for nearly a decade in Slovenia. He’s been called “Slovenia’s biggest cheerleader” and he’s often writing about it in foreign media. His 2017 book about life in Slovenia, Slovenology: Living and Traveling in the World’s Best Country, was a best-seller in Slovenia and has encouraged scores of people to visit his adopted homeland. You can read some of his features on Slovenia in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Gastro Obscura. Noah is also an Atlas Obscura course instructor. He teaches How to Steal the Mona Lisa: A History of Art Theft. Learn more and sign up here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/experiences/art-crimes-course

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