CONTINENTAL CROATIA

Day 1: Zagreb
Arrival to Zagreb – the capital of Croatia. with numerous possibilities for sightseeing including: The Cahtedral, St. Mark’s Church, St.Katarina’s Church, Mirogoj cemetery (Westminster Abbey of Croatia), old Upper Town, open-air market, Stone gate and the 19th century National Theatre.

Day 2: Zagreb – Kumrovec – Veliki Tabor – Trakoscan – Varazdin
Leaving for Kumrovec, a picturesque town in Zagorje located near Croatian-Slovenian border on the Sutla river. Visiting the unique outdoor ethnological museum Old Village Kumrovec where nearly 30 renovated and preserved household objects host the exhibition that brings us back into the village life of the 19th and 20th century. Continuing to Veliki Tabor (Big Tabor) – the most famous and best-kept middle-ages fort in Croatia. Visiting the Trakoscan Castle, one of the most attractive castles in Croatia that once belonged to the Draskovic family and was turned into a museum in the 20th century. The museum holds the inventory from the 15th to the 19th century. Leaving for Varazdin, once the capital of Croatia and known as “the city of baroque” and “small Vienna”.

Day 3: Varazdin – Ludbreg – Hlebine – Djurdjevac – Vinkovci
Visiting the city museum “Old Town” and the old town itself. Leaving for Ludbreg, centuries-old annual fair site, known for the magical transformation of bread and wine into body and blood of Jesus in 1411, the miracle confirmed by pope Leon X in 1513.  Continuing for Hlebine, the native place of Croatian Naive Art where the main attraction is Hlebine Gallery – the gallery of Naive Art with its collection of the works of the greatest Croatian painter belonging to this school, Ivan Generalic. Continuing for Djurdjevac, “the city of ‘picok’” and sightseeing of its well preserved old town. The voyage takes us to Vinkovci.

Day 4: Vinkovci – Kopacki Rit Nature Park – Zmajevac – Vinkovci
Leaving for Bilje and entering the Kopacki Rit Nature park. The park is located on the north-east of Croatia, in Baranja, where Drava flows into Danube. Kopacki Rit is one of the largest fluvial plains in Europe. The international significance of this plain was confirmed in 1993 when the area was placed on the list of the internationally significant swamps, according to the Ramsar Convention.Sightseeing tour on foot and by boat.  Return to Vinkovci.

Day 5: Djakovo – Plitvice
Breakfast. Leaving for Djakovo  and sightseeing of the town and its cultural and historical monuments of which the most significant is Romanesque-gothic cathedral – the symbol, of the city and the most significant sacral object in Slavonia.  Visiting the National stud of Lipice horses.
Leaving to Plitvice Lakes.

Day 6: Plitvice Lakes National Park  
Sightseeing of the Plitvice Lakes, the most famous national park in Croatia. The wooded mountainous area hides 16 smaller and bigger lakes cascading into foamy waterfalls, provided with water by numerous small rivers and streams.

Day 7: Plitvice - Zadar
Leaving for Zadar – a city and port in central Dalmatia, in Roman sources 10th c BC called Diadora. Zadar offers numerous rich cultural and artistic programs such as the traditional Music Evenings in St. Donat and Zadar Theatre Summer. Possibility to proceed to Krka National Park and visit.

Day 8: Zadar
Departure.

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