Bucket List Culinary and Cultural Escapes to Croatia – Root44

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This is your moment to embark on a dreamy Bucket List escape to Croatia

“There’s an undeniable magic that happens when women come together. Laughter fills the air, stories flow effortlessly, and we celebrate our unique differences with curiosity and empathy. Drawing from my personal journey curating exclusive, small-group women-based tours in Croatia, I’ve been privileged to witness the alchemy that transpires during our daily shared gourmet tastings, the exhilaration of embarking on bucket-list adventures like truffle hunting, the awe-inspiring moments atop medieval towns that offer breathtaking vistas, and the simple serenity of watching magnificent sunsets paint the Adriatic shores of charming seaside towns. It is within these intimate, cohesive groups and the shared experiences that form profound and lasting friendships—bonds that often extend well beyond the journey itself. ”

“I wholeheartedly believe that women deserve an escape from their daily responsibilities—a sanctuary that ignites joy, tranquility, and opulence. Regrettably, we often find ourselves at the bottom of our own priority list when it comes to treating ourselves to such enriching experiences. Balancing the demands of managing a household, a career, or both, we indeed deserve to be pampered and celebrated. This strong belief propels my purpose to provide touches of luxury during my tours and to ensure every woman can enjoy the exceptional experiences Croatia has to offer, all while guaranteeing an outstanding value during their magical escape”

Toronto-based ROOT44 is a female-owned and operated company by Wanda Srdoc, a culinary expert, 5th generation truffle specialist (and lover), a dual Croatian-Canadian citizen, and a world traveler. ROOT44 is a sustainable lifestyle company that focuses on fine foods (with a specialization in the world’s top-grade wild truffles) and culinary travel.

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Over the past 2 decades, clients who have enjoyed Wanda’s award-winning products, gourmet cooking classes, and highly rated truffle supper clubs, have implored her to take them to Croatia and further to where these coveted tubers are sourced – the peninsula of Istria. This region that borders Slovenia, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea, holds so many culinary treasures beyond truffles – it is a gastronomic paradise! Over the past decade with a pause during Covid, Wanda has had the pleasure of curating private small-group tours through Croatia to provide an authentic, behind-the-scenes tour showcasing the very best places, people, and food…the highlight being a private truffle hunt and decadent truffle tasting at her family’s truffle estate in Istria.

ROOT44 is a subsidiary of White Truffles and P.W.Leopard Ltd. founded in 2005.

Commitment to Sustainability

With a profound commitment to sustainable development and green economies, I have dedicated my education and lifelong passion to bridging the gap between business and the environment, recognizing their interdependence. At ROOT44, we have embraced a mission that sets a new standard in the food and travel industry, placing product integrity at the forefront.Our mission at ROOT44 is to redefine the food and travel landscape, where the foundation of product integrity lies in source transparency. For food, we prioritize the use of clean, sustainably sourced, top-grade, and authentic ingredients, ensuring that every bite and experience reflects our unwavering commitment to quality.For sustainability extends beyond the plate, we firmly believe that travel should be done in harmony with the environment and local communities. That is why we forge sustainable partnerships at every stage of the tour experience, minimizing our ecological footprint while maximizing the positive impact on local economies and cultures.At ROOT44, we are driven by a vision to lead the way in transforming the food and travel industry into a force for good. We meticulously curate our offerings, meticulously selecting suppliers who share our values of sustainability and social responsibility.Wanda Srdoc, Founder

Single Supplement Policy

Our Tour Packages have pricing based on both double and single occupancy. Building enduring and positive relationships with top-notch hotels allow my team to negotiate better single room rates. I pass the discounts directly to my fellow travellers. The prices reflected in my tours will show a mimimal additional accomodation charge for anyone electing to stay solo in their rooms. If two solo travellers wish to share an accommodation, I will arrange revised package rates to reflect their choices where such an opportunity exists.

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