Your private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Free evening for exploration and rest.
Zagreb – cooking class B, L
After breakfast guided tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital will be organized. Modern city with Medieval roots, rich with history, culture and filled with museums, Zagreb is truly Central European capital becoming tourist destination of itself. Later after the tour cooking class will be organized where clients will learn to prepare traditional Croatian dishes, enjoy food and all will be accompanied by great wine. Free evening.
Trakošćan Castle – Winery wine tasting B, L
After breakfast departure to one of the most beautiful locations in Croatia-Trakošćan Castle site. Trakošćan is certainly one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia. It is a 13th century hilltop castle and has been renovated in the neo-Gothic style in 1850s. Explore the museum inside and imagine how splendid it must have been to live there. Enjoy a walk in the park with a lake below the hilltop. After the tour your next stop will be one of the best wineries in Croatia-Vuglec Breg. Located in the middle of Zagorje region it produces sparkling wines with traditional champagne method, which have won numerous awards including Decanter, as well as other traditional wine sorts of continental Croatia such as Chardonnay, Riesling, and other indigenous varieties. Wine tasting, after the tour of the winery, will offer great introduction in the world of Croatian wines and will provide background in history of wine producing tradition as well as contrast to different varieties of coastal Croatia. For lunch traditional roasted duck and other local dishes will be served. Return to Zagreb in the evening.
Zagreb-Osijek – Winery visit, Danube River, B, L
After breakfast departure to Osijek, largest town of Croatia´s Slavonia region. Your first stop will be winery Josic, located almost at the shore of most famous European river-Danube. There you will learn about specifics of regional wine varieties, visit the cellar, taste wines and then enjoy traditional lunch of carp on spit and other dishes. After lunch short visit to Batina-village on the Hungarian/Croatian/Serbian border with view of Danube river will be organized. After short ride and settling in your Osijek hotel guided tour of historic Osijek town will be organized with visit to famous Osijek cathedral and Tvrdja-fortification built in 18th century, once center of the town. Free evening.
Zagreb – NP Plitvice-Opatija B, L
In the morning you will continue your tour to Dalmatia and city of Zadar. On your way you will stop at NP Plitvice Lakes. Breathtakingly beautiful, Plitvice Lakes is UNESCO World Heritage site and oldest national park in Croatia. The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. Walk on wooden bridges and drive on electric boats so that you can experience firsthand this nature’s wonder. Lunch will be organized. After your tour you will continue your drive to Opatija. Arrival in early evening.
Istria Experience – Truffle Hunting, Motovun, Winery wine tasting B, L
In the morning you will go and meet your private truffle hunter and his dogs, your companions in your treasure hunt in local woods. Experience firsthand what it is like to search for this amazing mushroom which enriches dishes to sublime quality. Later you will go to Motovun, overlooking the Mirna River valley, surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian peninsula. Motovun is surrounded by vineyards from which the finest Istrian wines, white wine Malvasia and red wine Teran, are produced. After tour of Motovun you will have your truffle-based lunch in traditional tavern. There you will taste scrambled eggs enriched with truffles, traditional Istrian homemade pasta “fuži “, beefsteak with truffles followed by dessert. Following lunch, you will visit Kozlovic Winery where you will have tasting of Istrian wine and olive oil. Kozlovic winery is one of the best in Croatia and offers great overview of Istrian indigenous wine sorts. Return to Opatija in the evening and free time.