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Croatian Castles & Waterfalls Adventure


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    Explore the Croatian capital of Zagreb.

    From here, you’ll explore the wonderful region of northern Croatia, visiting Croatian Castles and baroque cities.

    You’ll also visit the popular Plitvice Lakes National park, famous for its sixteen magnificent lakes with many waterfalls.

    Zagreb’s Medieval upper town can be accessed by foot or by funicular.

    Here you can see the Medieval entrance to Zagreb Old town,  St Mark’s Church on Parliament Square, remarkable for its colourful roof.

    Stroll the romantic Strossmayer promenade and enjoy the view over Zagreb lower town.

    Hit the bars and restaurants in the popular Tkalča street, just next to the Ban Jelačić square or visit the magnificent cathedral the Zagreb Market – Dolac.

    Zagreb is a home to many interesting museums, some of them being the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Broken Relationships.




    5 nights/6 days

    Departure Months

    January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

    Price Includes

    • Return airport transfers (Zagreb airport)
    • 5 nights in a 3*/4*/5* hotel in Zagreb centre, B&B
    • Private guided tour of Zagreb
    • Private day trip to Varaždin & Trakošćan
    • Private day trip to Plitvice Lakes


    • Travel pack delivery to your home address
    • 24/7 customer service
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Trakošćan Castle & Baroque Varaždin

    Croatian Castles & Waterfalls Adventure Itinerary


    Welcome to Zagreb!

    Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Zagreb centre.

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    Today we’ll organise a guided tour of Zagreb for you.

    Our guide will pick you up from your hotel or meet you in Zagreb centre.

    Walk the cobbled streets of Zagreb Upper Town and the buzzing Lower Town.

    On your way, you’ll see the remarkable Medieval Church of St Mark on the Parliament Square, the Zagreb Cathedral, the popular Ban Jelačić Square, the Croatian National Theatre and more.

    Free time for dinner and other activities.

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    Today we’ll organise a day trip to the wonderful Trakošćan Castle and the northern Croatian city of Varaždin, often dubbed “little Vienna”.

    Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Zagreb in the morning and drive you towards the baroque city of Varaždin.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of Varaždin, the charming city known for its Baroque architecture.

    Visit the main square and the various Baroque buildings, St Nicholas’ Church and the Old Town.

    After some free time in Varaždin, you’ll depart towards the historic Trakošćan castle.

    Trakošćan is the most visited castle in Croatia and the region.

    Situated among hills and mountain slopes, this Medieval fortification provides a real Disney world experience.

    The castle is built on a hill, so you can see it from far away, and is surrounded by a vast lak

    Today the castle is a museum, providing an interesting insight into the life of Medieval nobility in Croatia.

    After a guided tour of the castle, enjoy your free time walking around the lake or sipping drinks surrounded by wonderful scenery.

    Return to Zagreb in the late afternoon.

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    Today, we will organise a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park for you.

    Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning.

    The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most popular and most beautiful national parks in Croatia and the region.

    This site was added to the UNESCO list of protected natural heritage sites in 1979.

    Only a 2-hour drive away from Zagreb, this national park makes a perfect day trip for people of all ages and groups of all sizes.

    After the guided tour, you can grab a lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy your free time.

    Late afternoon departure to Zagreb & transfer to your hotel.

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    Enjoy your free time in Zagreb.

    We are happy to recommend things to do and places to visit.

    Alternatively, we can organise one of the day trips for you (see the list below).

    Overnight at a hotel in Zagreb.


    Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Zagreb and drive you to Zagreb Airport for your flight home.

    Want to add something to your holiday?
    (let us know when enquiring)
    • Day trip to Veliki Tabor Castle
    • Hiking the Medvednica Mountain above Zagreb
    • Day trip to Klagenfurt and Minimundus Theme Park (AU)
    • Day trip to Bled Lake (SLOVENIA)
    • Day trip to Ljubljana (SLOVENIA)
    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the food like in Croatia?

    Breakfast varies, although it mostly includes fried or scrambled eggs, a selection of salami, sausages and cheese with bread, rolls or toast and different types of cereal.

    Lunch is the main meal in Croatia – it usually starts with soup, which is followed by a cooked meal.

    Croatian food is heavily influenced by Austrian and Italian cuisines.

    In Dalmatia, seafood, risottos, and pasta are very popular.

    In continental parts, you should try schnitzel, roast meat dishes, roast potatoes, different types of pies etc.

    If you prefer a lighter lunch, many restaurants offer different salads, soups, sandwiches etc.

    What are the beaches like in Croatia?

    Beaches in Croatia are mostly pebbly, some are rocky and there are several sandy beaches, although rare.

    If you’re traveling with small children, it might be a good idea to get the beach shoes for them.

    These can be purchased at shops and stands situated by or at beaches in Croatia.

    What is the currency in Croatia?

    Since January 2023, the Euro has been adopted as the official currency in Croatia. As of July 2023, 1 Croatian Euro is valued at approximately 0.86 Pound sterling.

    Is Croatia a member of the European Union?

    Yes, Croatia entered the European Union in 2013.

    Can my travel agent book restaurants for me while I'm on holiday?

    Yes. Your travel agent will provide his/her mobile phone number, so you can reach them quickly.

    Should you need any assistance before or during the holiday, let them know and they will help as soon as possible.

    Give your agent a day’s notice and he/she will book a table at a requested restaurant for you or suggest best restaurants in the area.

    Can I add extra activities to my itinerary after I've paid the deposit?

    Yes. Any additional cost will be added to your remaining balance invoice, which is due 60 days prior to your departure.

    What if I need assistance while in Croatia or have further questions?

    Your agent will share their personal mobile phone number with you; you’re welcome to contact them anytime (we recommend Whatsapp to save money!) should you have any questions or need assistance.

    All our agents are native Croatians with rich knowledge of their country and the region.


    A minimum deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days before your departure date.

    Please note that the deposit and balance due date may vary depending on the nature of the booking.

    Payment Methods

    We accept payment from all major credit/debit cards.

    You can pay via an online payment link which will be sent to you upon request or via bank transfer.

    Is it possible to pay the total price of my holiday in instalments?

    Yes, just let your agent know that you’d like to pay in instalments. The full amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to your departure.

    What happens after I've paid the deposit?

    We’ll email the confirmation pack to you.

    Three weeks before departure, we’ll send you a pack containing all your travel documents (service vouchers).

    The pack will normally be sent to your home address.

    Alternatively, we can arrange the delivery to another address or to your hotel in Europe (applicable for clients travelling from other continents).

    Cancellation Policy

    Please see our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.

    City Tax

    Since 2007 the Croatian government has levied a tourist tax or otherwise known as a Sojourn tax.

    This is a tax imposed on all visitors and is common amongst virtually all the European countries.

    The tax is paid to the various tourist boards and used to maintain their tourist facilities.

    The amount levied ranges from 10kn to 20kn per person, per day depending on which town/city you are staying in and the season you arrive in.

    The tourist tax is calculated by the hotel and added to your final hotel bill when you check out.

    Health Insurance & Travel Documents

    Please note it is your responsibility to make sure your travel documents are valid.

    If you require a Visa to visit Croatia, please make sure to obtain it on time.

    For more information, please see our Useful Links.

    We also suggest that you purchase travel health insurance before your trip to Croatia.

    You can read our full terms and conditions here.

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