SLAVONIA ESCORTED TOUR HOLIDAY

JOIN THIS ESCORTED TOUR OF CROATIA'S REGION OF SLAVONIA, BOASTING EXCELLENT WINES, TASTY FOOD AND BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES. ALL TRANSFERS, PERSONAL TOUR LEADER & HOTEL STAYS INCLUDED.

This 10-night escorted tour takes you to eastern Croatia and the region of Slavonia. Rich with cultural tradition, Slavonia boasts endless golden fields of wheat and breathtaking landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see.

 

If you want to get away from hustle and bustle of the Croatian coast, and taste extraordinary dishes and wines, this is a holiday for you!

 

Our driver will pick you up from Zagreb Airport and drive you to Slavonski Brod in Slavonia situated by the Sava river, boasting the imposing 18th century fortress and lively river promenade.

 

Explore Slavonski Brod and its surroundings over 2 days, then continue towards Osijek, one of Croatia’s most beautiful Baroque centres. Stroll down the romantic river promenade, explore the Old Town and the 18th century fortress.

 

Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia and the economic, cultural and university centre of Slavonia. With its beautiful art nouveau buildings, Copacabana beach and floating bars and clubs, Osijek has something for everyone.

 

Finish this exciting tour of Slavonia in Vinkovci, a city rich with Ancient history. When in Vinkovci, take a stroll down the pedestrian area in the city centre featuring motifs of Orion – the oldest Indo-European calendar.

 

The calendar is carved into one of the ceramic vessels found by a team of archaeologists in Vinkovci in the 1970s. Spend the last two nights in Zagreb before heading back home from Zagreb Airport.

 

This 10-night tour includes all transfer as per itinerary, guided tours of destinations and hotel stays with breakfast included.

 

You will be escorted by a personal driver and tour leader on this exciting trip through eastern Croatia.


DEPARTURE MONTHS:

April | May | June | July | August | September | October

INCLUDED

    • 2 NIGHTS IN A 3*/4* HOTEL IN SLAVONSKI BROD, B&B
    • 3 NIGHTS IN A 3*/4* HOTEL IN OSIJEK, B&B
    • 3 NIGHTS IN A 3*/4* HOTEL IN VINKOVCI, B&B
    • 2 NIGHTS IN A 3*/4*/5* HOTEL IN ZAGREB, B&B
    • PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF SLAVONSKI BROD
PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF OSIJEK
PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF VINKOVCI
PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR OF ZAGREB
HALF-DAY VISIT TO ILOK CASTLE & WINE CELLARS
ALL TRANSFERS AS PER ITINERARY
PERSONAL DRIVER/TOUR LEADER TO ESCORT YOU ON THIS TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS

  • OSIJEK FORTRESS
  • ILOK CASTLE & WINE CELLARS
  • KOPAČKI RIT PARK OF NATURE
  • VINKOVCI CITY MUSEUM
  • SLAVONSKI BROD FORTRESS

DAY 1: ZAGREB ARRIVAL – TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL IN SLAVONSKI BROD (transfer duration: ca. 2 hours)

 

Welcome to Zagreb! We’ll pick you up from Zagreb Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Slavonski Brod.

 

Free time for dinner and other activities. We are happy to book a restaurant for you!

 

2-night accommodation at a hotel in Slavonski Brod.

 

DAY 2: SLAVONSKI BROD GUIDED TOUR

 

Today, we’ll organise a walking guided tour of Slavonski Brod for you.

 

This city’s name literally means “the Slavonian ship” in Croatian; this comes from an older meaning of the same word: “the water crossing”. Situated by the Sava River some 200 km southeast of Zagreb, this city’s Roman name was Marsonia and it was possibly a postal station in the Roman times. Following the long and exhausting war against the Ottomans, the Habsburgs built several fortified towns in Slavonia, the Brod Fortress on Sava River being one of them.

 

Free time for dinner and other activities.

 

DAY 3: SLAVONSKI BROD – OSIJEK (transfer duration: ca. 1 hour)

 

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Slavonski Brod and drive you to your hotel in Osijek, situated by the Drava River.

 

Arrival in Osijek & transfer to your hotel.

 

3-night accommodation at a hotel in Osijek centre.

 

DAY 4: OSIJEK GUIDED TOUR – VISIT TO ILOK CASTLE

 

Today, embark on a walking guided tour of Osijek, followed by a visit to Ilok castle & wine cellars.

 

Situated on the river Drava close to the borders with Serbia and Hungary, Osijek is the fourth largest city in Croatia and the economic, cultural and university centre of Slavonia. With its beautiful art nouveau buildings, romantic riverside promenade, Copacabana beach and floating bars and clubs, Osijek has something for everyone. The 18th-century Fortress, popularly called “Tvrđa”, was built as a part of the defence system against the Ottoman Empire.

 

Ilok is the easternmost Croatian town, situated by the Danube and famous for its extraordinary wine and Ilok Castle. With endless vineyards on the surrounding hills, Ilok is a town dedicated to wine and wine-making. Tourists enjoy exciting wine route and visits to wine cellars, the most interesting among them being the Old cellars, situated in the medieval centre of Ilok. These cellars are famous for traminac wine, which was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Return to Osijek in the afternoon & free time.

 

DAY 5: OSIJEK (free time)

 

Enjoy your free time in Osijek. We can organise extra activities/day trips for you (see the list below).

 

DAY 6: OSIJEK – VINKOVCI (transfer duration: ca 45 mins)

 

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Osijek and drive you to your hotel in Vinkovci.

 

3-night accommodation at a hotel in Vinkovci.

 

DAY 7: VINKOVCI GUIDED TOUR

 

Today, we’ll arrange a guided tour of Vinkovci for you.

 

Vinkovci is, according to archaeologists, the oldest settlement in Europe. During the Ancient Roman period, the city was called Cibalae and it eventually developed into a valuable trading centre. The modern name of the city – Vinkovci – allegedly comes from the Croatian male name, Vinko.

 

Free time for dinner and other activities.

 

DAY 8: VINKOVCI (free time)

 

Enjoy your free time in Vinkovci. We can organise extra activities/day trips for you (see the list below).

 

DAY 9: VINKOVCI – ZAGREB (transfer duration: ca. 2 hours 45 mins)

 

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Vinkovci and drive you to your hotel in Zagreb.

 

DAY 10: ZAGREB GUIDED TOUR

 

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

 

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.

 

DAY 11: ZAGREB – YOUR TRIP HOME

 

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

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Paul, USA (July 2017)


Just came back from a week in Croatia (not enough time) on a trip customized for us by Tour Croatia. Wow, what a wonderful experience.


Karen, UK (September 2017)

Thank you tourcroatia for this wonderful holiday which was organised so beautifully and made us feel so special.


Caroline, UK (October 2017)

They made our trip smooth and stress free. The service was the best I’ve ever experienced and I travel a lot!

 

Useful Facts

Capital city: Zagreb
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Integrations: Member of the EU since 2013
Language: Croatian
Local Time: Croatia is one hour ahead of GMT/ UK time
Flight duration to Croatia: 2-3 hours from any UK airport
Nearby countries: Slovenia, Italy, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary
Drives on the: right side


Why Visit Croatia?

Lots of sunshine in spring and summer
Easy to get around
Affordable dining and nightlife
Many historic and cultural sights
Convenient to combine with your trip to other parts of Europe
Very warm, welcoming people

Why Travel With Tour Croatia?

Hands-on knowledge of the destination
We work with native Croatian travel experts
Lots of tours and packages to choose from
Affordable prices to suit every budget
Useful advice on Croatia and the region
Dedicated customer service

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