Plešivica & Samobor Tour

Day 01 ZAGREB arrival

Arrival and check in at the hotel. Three course welcome dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Overnight.

Day 02 ZAGREB Gourmet City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is reserved for Lower Town guided walking tour. Zrinjevac Park together with a lot of buildings representing the typical architecture of Central Europe from the edge of 19th and 20th century.  The first tasting – štrukli – will be served in a local café just behind the corner. Štrukli is a pastry filled with mixture of cheese with eggs, sour cream and salt, covered in clotted cream and baked in oven - traditional Croatian dish served in most household in wide Zagreb area. Continue by the Botanical Gardens and Marulic Square towards the Marsal Tito Square with another three important landmarks of Zagreb: The Mimara Museum, Croatian National Theatre and Zagreb University. Following the Masarykova Street you will reach Flowers Square, which forms the center of city’s social life together with Bogoviceva Street. The second tasting – cheese and wine – in the nice wine shop and cellar beneath the Gradec Hill. Experienced staff will give you an intro into Croatian wine regions and present three most typical wines. Afternoon starts with a short funicular ride to Upper Town – totally different, enchanting Zagreb and the story returns back to 15th and 16th century. The Lotrscak Tower stays proudly over the Lower Town panorama and signalizes the high noon to Zagreb citizens with the cannon shot every day. Step by step you will discover all major sights here: St. Catherine's Square with baroque church, St. Mark's Square with House of Parliament, House of Government and St. Mark's Church with its picturesque roof, The Stone Gate – another remaining of strong city walls and the place where you can lit the candle and say the prayer to the Virgin Mary – one of two saints protectors of Zagreb. The third tasting – meal and wine – will take place in picturesque restaurant hidden between historical buildings and museums. Depending on season, the typical menu may vary slightly in choice of main dish (beef, veal, lamb, fish). The route will lead you down slope to Radiceva and Tkalciceva streets before reaching the top of Kaptol Hill with the Cathedral of St. Stephen and Archbishop's towers and halls. Overnight at the hotel in Zagreb.


Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Plešivica area. The wine road currently features approximately 30 wineries. Plešivica offers a broad spectrum of varieties—Graševina, Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Neuburger, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon, Zeleni Silvanac, Žuti Plavec. Indeed, one wine deserves special mention: the Portugizac, the first wine of the season which is a perfect accompaniment to chestnuts. Homemade traditional lunch will be served in a delightful restaurant near the vineyards. After lunch the excursion leads us to the delightful town of Samobor situated at the foot of the mountain Samobor in the Zagreb county. In the green above the city there are ruins of the once solid and strong-town Samobor. Samobor is a town with ancient ruins from the Stone and Iron Age, and even today keeps the charter of King Bela IV which included the town among the medieval, and distinguished "free royal cities." Dinner will be held in a family run estate in the area where you will be introduced with the traditional preparation of the indigenous bermet and Samobor muštard. Bermet is a specially refined alcoholic drink made of selected sorts of grapes, worm-wood and tropical fruit. Muštard is a piquant sauce, and is made of dried mustard seeds and processed grapes. After dinner return to Zagreb. Overnight.

Day 04 ZAGREB departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Zagreb airport for departure flight.

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