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Slavonia Escorted Tour

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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 buildingsCopacabana beach and floating bars and clubs, Osijek has something for everyone.

Finish this exciting tour of Slavonia in Vinkovci, a city rich with 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 transfers 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.

Airport(s)

Zagreb

Duration

10 nights/11 days

2020 Departures

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

Price Includes

  • 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

Complimentary

  • Travel pack delivery to your home address
  • 24/7 customer service
Highlights
  • Osijek fortress
  • Ilok castle & wine cellars
  • Kopački rit park of nature
  • Vinkovci city museum
  • Slavonski brod fortress
Slavonia Escorted Tour Itinerary

Day 1ZAGREB 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 2SLAVONSKI 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 3SLAVONSKI 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 4OSIJEK 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 5OSIJEK (free time)

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

Day 6OSIJEK – 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 7VINKOVCI 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 8VINKOVCI (free time)

Enjoy your free time in Vinkovci.

We can organise extra activities/day trips for you (see the list below).

Day 9VINKOVCI – 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 10ZAGREB 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 11ZAGREB – YOUR TRIP HOME

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel 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 Verona
  • Day trip to islands of Murano and Burano
  • Day trip to Florence
  • Day trip to Bled Lake
  • Day trip to Postojna Cave
  • Day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Day trip to Croatian castles
  • Day trip to the Baroque town of Varaždin
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?

The Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 British Pound (GBP) equals about (at Aug 2019) 8.20 Kuna (HRK).

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.

Deposit

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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