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Hidden Croatia, 8 days

Hidden Croatia is a journey that will reveal interesting places in Croatia that are usually not on a tourist map but beside that still have a special charm. You will get to know the continental part of Croatia with all its beauties and enjoy the hospitality of the kind hosts who are the true treasure of this region.

TOUR PLAN:

Day 1. Arrival in Zagreb
Arrival in Zagreb and check-in in accommodation in the city center, free time for sightseeing the city. Meet the latest European lighters who manually light the street lamps in the old town and take a photo in front of one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world with its two unique bell towers, 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
Breakfast and after that drive to Kumrovec. Arrival in Kumrovec and visit to 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 20 century looked like. After seeing the museum the journey continues towards Krapina to the Krapina Neanderthal Museum. 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 sightseeing follows a short drive to a traditional restaurant where you are going to try local specialties and taste some local wines. After lunch our journey continues 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 you will return to accommodation for dinner and free time till tomorrow.

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
Breakfast and then 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 dinner where you will try some local wines from their own production. After lunch we will return back to the accommodation for dinner.

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 and free time for walking around the city on your own and lunch in the town. In the afternoon departure to the Croatian East to the town of Vukovar. Check in the accommodation and dinner. After dinner you will have free time to take a night walk along the river Danube. Until 1991. was Vukovar 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 a city walking tour and you will find out how Vukovar became „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. The damage to Vukovar is being compared to the one of Staljingrad. After the walking tour you are getting on a boat to start a boat tour on Danube from where you can enjoy the beautiful city panorama. Then you will drive to have lunch on a family farm and try some local products. 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 you 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. Then you will 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 walk through the old town that is surrounded by city walls with 4 gates. Most of the buildings are built in baroque style and you will visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals made of brick. After the city tour 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 follow 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 you will drive back to the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

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 in 3 times

Day 7. Vukovar- Zagreb
After breakfast, check out and drive to Zagreb. By arriving in Zagreb, check in at the accommodation and free time. After that you will go to a farewell dinner to share experiences and coordinate the final day of this trip. Return back to the accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

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 with breaks

Day 8. Zagreb- departure
Breakfast and check out from the accommodation, f
ree time in the city until departure.
Meals: breakfast between 07:00-09:00 am

PRICE: on request

INCLUDED IN PRICE:

  • 7 nights with breakfast in 4* hotel in double bedrooms (4 nights in Zagreb, 3 nights in Vukovar)
  • 7 nights with breakfast in 4* hotel in double bedrooms (4 nights in Zagreb, 3 nights in Vukovar) for tour guide and driver
  • Welcoming and farewell dinner
  • 4 dinners in hotels in Zagreb and Vukovar
  • Wine cellars tour and wine tastings on day 6.
  • Meals for tour guide and driver
  • 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 
  • Sojourn tax
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Tour organization

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:

  • Flight tickets
  • Driver and transportation
  • Licensed guide for Zagreb, Varaždin, Osijek and Vukovar
  • Tour guide
  • 5 lunches
  • Tasting wines in restaurants
  • Tickets for churches and museums you visit in free time
  • Personal consumption
  • Travel health insurance

  

DEPARTURE POINT:

 

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