Day 01 ZAGREB arrival
Arrival and check in at the hotel. Three course welcome dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Overnight.
Day 02 ZAGREB Gourmet City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is reserved for Lower Town guided walking tour. The first tasting – štrukli – will be served in a local café just behind the corner. Strukli is a pastry filled with mixture of cheese with eggs, sour cream and salt, covered in clotted cream and baked in oven – traditional Croatian dish served in most household in wide Zagreb area. Continue by the Botanical Gardens and Marulic Square towards the Marsal Tito Square with another three important landmarks of Zagreb: The Mimara Museum, Croatian National Theatre and Zagreb University.
The second tasting – cheese and wine – in the nice wine shop and cellar beneath the Gradec Hill. Experienced staff will give you an intro into Croatian wine regions and present three most typical wines. Afternoon starts with a short funicular ride to Upper Town – totally different, enchanting Zagreb and the story returns back to 15th and 16th century. Step by step you will discover all major sights here: St. Catherine’s Square with baroque church, St. Mark’s Square with House of Parliament, House of Government and St. Mark’s Church with its picturesque roof, The Stone Gate – another remaining of strong city walls and the place where you can lit the candle and say the prayer to the Virgin Mary – one of two saints protectors of Zagreb. The third tasting – meal and wine – will take place in picturesque restaurant hidden between historical buildings and museums. The route will lead you down slope to Radiceva and Tkalciceva streets before reaching the top of Kaptol Hill with the Cathedral of St. Stephen and Archbishop’s towers and halls.
Overnight at hotel in Zagreb.
Day 03 ZAGREB – ZAGORJE & VARAŽDIN TOUR – ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Varaždin and Zagorje area. Visit Trakoš?an, a beautiful castle built in the 13th century, one of the most famous in Croatia. After a guided tour through the medieval castle walls, wine matching food lunch will be held in a local restaurant close to Varaždin. Experience rustic examples of culinary arts through simple dishes such as polenta cooked slowly in the hearth for hours, fresh cottage cheese and slow roasted turkey served with ‘mlinci’, special baked noodle. Continue to Varaždin the pearl of Central European Baroque architecture and the ancient Croatian capital. Discover the beautiful sites of the old town fortification and the central part of the town with numerous museums and galleries with valuable art collections. After Varazdin sightseeing we will continue to village Hraš?ina region’s leading boutique wine estate. Thanks to the rich vine-growing tradition, today high quality grapevine verities are grown and high quality wines are produced in this area. Wine degustation, cellar and vineyard presentations and homemade dinner will be organized at one of the most famous vine growing estates. After dinner return to Zagreb. Overnight.
Day 04 ZAGREB – KUTJEVO
Breakfast at the hotel. The tour will lead you to one of the most developed wine producing zones on the continental area, Kutjevo. Wine matching lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon is reserved for organized visits of several rewarded wine producing estates where dinner will be served. Overnight.
Day 05 KUTJEVO – BARANJA TOUR – OSIJEK
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Baranja county within whose eastern part territory the Municipality of Kneževi Vinogradi is situated. Traditional buildings, archaeological sites and individually protected sacral buildings are the main architectural features of Kneževi Vinogradi related to cultural heritage. Apart from traditionally built houses and barns spread around the Municipality, there is the so-called architecture in the ground, wine cellars dug into the thick strata created through centuries of sedimentation caused by the passage of winds. These unique objects together with autochthonous countryside are specific to the whole Baranja region. Protected ethnological units such as Katoli?ki surduk and Reformatski surduk ( surduk is a narrow road cut through the hills ) with about 80 wine cellars dug into the ground make famous wine roads in Zmajevac and Suza. Traditional lunch and wine presentations will be organized in one of the restaurants owned by the wine producers. Continuation to Osijek. Overnight.
Day 06 OSIJEK– ILOK – BRODSKI STUPNIK
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit of Osijek, a popular tourist destination for its Baroque style, open spaces and ample recreational opportunities. The most important sights in the city include the main square, Trg Ante Star?evi?a, Tvr?a the 18th century Baroque citadel and the promenade along the Drava river. Arrival to Ilok, where important cultural and historical heritage with Gothic churches are the most distinguished objects representing the borderline between the western and eastern art, as well as the relicts of Islamic architecture. Ilok is also the centre of the rich wine-growing region. The grape harvest of Ilok represents a traditional annual event in the town (end of September, beginning of October). The Ilok wines (Traminer, Burgundy, Grasevina) as well as the excellent Ilok cuisine which you wil taste during lunch are famous beyond the Croatian borders. The tour continues towards a small village Brodski Stupnik where dinner and overnight will be organized in a renowned wine estate.
Day 07 BRODSKI STUPNIK – ZAGREB
Breakfast at the hotel. After a wine presentation and lunch in Brodski Stupnik transfer to Zagreb is arranged. Arrival to Zagreb in the afternoon, farewell dinner will be served in a local authentic restaurant, overnight.
Day 08 ZAGREB- departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Zagreb airport for departure flight.