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8 days through continental Croatia

8 days through continental Croatia is a trip in which you will discover parts of Croatia that are not so popular but beautiful in their own way. This part of Croatia will enchant you with its beautiful nature and endless fields but above all with the way of living and the hospitality of the locals.  If you want to spend your vacation away from noisy tourist destinations, this is the perfect trip for you!

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PRESENTATION: 8 days through continental Croatia

TOUR PLAN:

Day 1. Arrival in Zagreb
Arrival in Zagreb and check-in the accommodation. Take time to stroll through the old town. Take a photo in front of one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with two unique bell towers, about 105 m high. After sightseeing you will go for a welcoming dinner in a traditional restaurant in the old town which serves local food dishes. After the dinner you will drive back to the accommodation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: dinner in Zagreb at 7 pm
Activity: easy city walk, cca. 1,5 hours, 2 kilometers in total

Day 2. Zagreb-Krapina-Trakošćan Castle-Zagreb
After breakfast ride to Kumrovec. In Kumrovec you will visit Tito’s birthplace, which is part of the Staro selo (Old Village) Museum. In the museum you will be able to see how the old traditional villages from the beginning of the 20th century looked like. After seeing the museum continue the journey towards Krapina where the Krapina Neanderthal Museum is. The largest site of Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis is situated in Krapina with over 900 human fossil bones and is about 125.000 years old. After visiting Krapina museum follows a short drive to a traditional restaurant where you are going to try local specialties and taste some local wines. After lunch continue the journey towards the Trakošćan castle from the 13th century located on a picturesque hill overlooking the lake and Hrvatsko Zagorje. The castle is today a museum owned by the Republic of Croatia with a collection of old weapons, furniture, paintings and graphics, and books and photographs. After visiting the caste return to Zagreb.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch at the farm at 1:30 pm, dinner at the hotel
Activity: easy, 10 hours
Transport: 230 kilometers, cca. 4 hours driving in 5 times

Day 3. Zagreb- Varaždin- Zagreb
After breakfast the journey towards the old baroque town Varaždin. By walking through the streets of Varaždin you will discover many mansions, villas, the oldest city hall in Europe made in baroque and rococo style. In the town are situated 11 churches, 3 monasteries, a cathedral and the old town with numerous traditional crafts. You can also visit the city cemetery that has been recognized for several years as the most beautiful cemetery in the world. After sightseeing follows a short drive to a restaurant for a lunch where you will try some local wines from their own production. After lunch return to Zagreb and accommodation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch at farm at 1:30 pm, dinner at the hotel
Activity: easy, 7 hours
Transport: 180 kilometers, cca. 2:30 drive in 3 times

Day 4. Zagreb- Vukovar
Breakfast in the hotel and free time to discover Zagreb on your own. After the lunch, in the afternoon departure to the East of the Croatian Republic. You will visit the town of Vukovar. Check in the accommodation. Take a night walk along the river Danube. Get to know why Vukovar was until 1991. one of the most beautiful cities on the river Danube and since 1991. a city that every Croat honors.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:30 am, lunch in Zagreb, dinner at the hotel in Vukovar
Activity: easy, 4 hours
Transport: 295 kilometers, cca. 3:10 hours driving

Day 5. Vukovar
After the breakfast follows sightseeing Vukovar, „The city of heroes“, where a small group of brave volunteers stopped, at that time, the third world power, the Yugoslav Army, which in the end destroyed the city. After sightseeing the city take a boat tour on Danube river and enjoy beautiful city ‘s panorama. Then you will drive to have lunch on a family farm and try local dishes. After lunch you will go for a carriage ride through fields and vineyards and while the horses rest you will try some wines from this beautiful vineyard. After the carriage ride we will drive back to the farm where you will participate in the preparation of the most famous dishes of this area in a pleasant atmosphere by the fire with a glass of wine in hand. At the end of the day, return to the accommodation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch at farm at 1:00 pm, dinner at farm at 7:00 pm
Activity: easy, 11 hours
Transport: 10 kilometers/20 minutes, 2 hours carriage ride

Day 6. Vukovar-Osijek-Baranja-Vukovar
Breakfast and then a drive to the city Osijek. By arrival you will take a walk through the old town, surrounded by city walls and 4 gates. Most of the buildings are built in baroque style and you will also visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals made of brick. After sightseeing the city you will drive through endless plains to the Ethno village Karanac for lunch. Karanac represents some distant, past times in which each house had its own story that is slowly retold from generation to generation. It has kept the authenticity and lifestyle far from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. After the lunch you will walk along the ethno village and then follows the journey to the winery Josić where you will have a tour through wine cellars and taste some wines that are produced there. After the tasting drive back to the accommodation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch at the farm at 1:00 pm, dinner in the hotel
Activity: easy, 9 hours
Transport: 150 kilometers, 2:30 h driving

Day 7. Vukovar- Zagreb
After breakfast, check out from the accommodation and drive back to Zagreb. By arriving in Zagreb, free time. After that you will go to a farewell dinner to share experiences and coordinate the final day of this trip. After dinner, return to the accommodation.
Accommodation: 4* Hotel
Meals: breakfast at 8:00 am, lunch in Zagreb, farewell dinner in Zagreb at 7:00 pm
Activity: easy, 8 hours
Transport: 295 kilometers, 3:10 hours driving

Day 8. Zagreb- Zagreb Airport
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Free time in the city and then departure.
Meals: breakfast between 07:00-09:00

PRICE: From 20.480,00 KN or 2.730,00 EUR per person

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • 7 nights with breakfast in 4* hotel in double bedrooms (4 nights in Zagreb, 3 nights in Vukovar)
  • Welcoming and farewell dinner
  • 4 dinners in hotels in Zagreb and Vukovar
  • 3 lunches at farms
  • 2 lunches in restaurant in Zagreb
  • Wine cellars tour and wine tastings on day 6.
  • Tickets for: Museum Staro Selo, Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Trakošćan castle
  • Visiting family farm, tasting local specialties (7 dishes, 2 brandies and 2 wines), lunch and dinner at farm, carriage ride, horseback riding on request
  • Private band playing local plucked string instrument called „Tamburica“ , in 2011. added to UNESCO  List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • VAT

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Flight tickets
  • Driver and transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Licensed local guide
  • Tickets for churches and museums that you visit in your free time
  • Personal consumption
  • Travel health insurance

DEPARTURE POINT:

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