All of Europe has focused on Zagreb during the Advent season as, Zagreb has won the title as the City with the “Best Christmas Market” in all of Europe for the third time in a row.
Croatia is a very young country with a long and rough history. Enjoying just 26 years of independence, we have
been influenced by many different cultures over the centuries. We have always been a very strong people,
contributing significant ideas and inventions to the world. Today we have a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage
Sites and many stories to share with you.
Welcome to Zagreb! We’ll pick you up from Zagreb Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Zagreb centre. Free time for Christmas market and other activities. Overnight at hotel in Zagreb.
Optional (depends on time of Your arrival): Cazma Christmas tale tour
Opened 03:00 – 10:00 PM
Enjoy festivities with a visit to the village of Cazma, where the annual ‘Christmas Fairytale’ delights visitors with country-style holiday traditions, food stalls, and elaborate decorations featuring more than 2 million colorful lights. Cazma, known for its annual family ‘Christmas Fairytale’ celebration. Discover a winter wonderland adorned with festive decorations and lights Great way to celebrate the holiday season.
Optional tour: Cazma Christmas tale
Price per person: 90,00 €
Minimum 2 person required
Price includes: transport from Zagreb to Cazma and back, ticket for “Salajland” – Cazma Christmas tale
Meeting with guide in front of Your hotel following walking tour covering the main sights and vibrant part of everyday life in Zagreb. On the welcoming walk you will visit the oldest parts of town, hear genuine Zagreb stories and legends, and enjoy a walk-through Christmas market sights in good company with our guides. 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.
After walking tour You will go with our van to Zagreb mountain Medvednica to enjoy amazing views to Zagreb and after short drive to Zagreb cemetery. (Laid out in 1876 by acclaimed German architect Hermann Bollé)
Free time for Christmas events, concerts, gluhwein, sausages and other domestic food specialties around the market.
Overnight at hotel in Zagreb.
Full day excursion to Croatia’s most visited National Park – the Plitvice Lakes. Lakes are beautiful during the summer but in winter they are just spectacular and not so crowded.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is situated in Croatia’s mountainous region of Gorski Kotar, only a 2-hour drive away from Zagreb. The lakes are UNESCO-protected since 1979. The park consists of sixteen interlinked blue and green lakes with over 90 waterfalls and many wooden paths. Visit the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, situated at the confluence of Slunjčica and Korana rivers. Stroll around the well-preserved watermills and picturesque waterfalls, and admire the unique architecture of the houses built along the river. Transfer to Plitvice.
Upon arrival, you’ll be taken on a guided walking tour of the lakes (make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes!). Explore the lakes on your own after the tour.
Transfer to Zagreb and overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, full day excursion to two beautiful sights – Trakošćan castle and Varaždin city.
Transfer from your hotel and drive towards the northern region of Hrvatsko zagorje.
Hrvatsko zagorje is known for its well-preserved castles and spas.
Discover the city of Varazdin, a true baroque gem considered to be one of the most desirable cities to live in Croatia. Explore the city on a walking tour accompanied by a licensed local Guide. Embrace the beauty of the streets rich with numerous palaces, villas and one of the oldest city halls in Europe. Lunch in one of the homesteads, where you’ll have a chance to taste the best local dishes.
Conclude your day visiting romantic Trakoscan Castle the best-preserved Croatian castle from the 13th century where you can enjoy the surrounding nature and a picturesque lake. Free time to explore the castle and its surroundings.
Transfer to Zagreb and overnight in hotel.
Transfer to airport.
Croatian cuisine is based on meat and fish, and we will serve you mostly traditional food. If you have dietary needs or food restrictions, please let us know when booking your tour. Vegetarians and vegans, you are more than welcome to request what you would like to see on the menu and we will do our best to blend traditional cuisine into your meals.
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities, weather, water levels, or special events of interest, and to avoid unnecessary risk or discomfort. In the case of severe weather, we reserve the right to conduct alternate and/or substituted programing