Zagreb – Capital of Croatia was founded in the late 11th century along the left bank of the Medvescak creek. Today’s Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements that for centuries developed on neighboring hills and spread to the lowlands. You will enjoy walking trough its hidden streets and hearing all about its rich history and legends.
Lonjsko polje – The state of preservation of nature, endangered and rare plant and animal species as well as cultural identity of this area, the traditional way of life and work of its population represents a unique area of protected natural and cultural heritage. Next we will walk trough Papuk nature park and its 400 million years old rocks.
The Medjimurje County is also called “Flower Garden of Croatia” and its natural surroundings are exceptionally beautiful with forests, meadows, vineyards, orchards, fields, streams and the River Mura as well as a rich variety of animal life. There are also traditional buildings such as castles, authentic wooden wine cellars set in the vineyards, churches and small villages.
Vukovar, you’ll see ancient history of Vucedol culture over 5000 years old, and recent Croatia’s Homeland War momorial sites as the Hospital, Memorial Graveyard, but also renewed Palace of Count Eltz holding valuable treasures of regions history.
Osijek. There we’ll walking the streets, visiting nearby St. Peter and St. Paul Church, exploring old Tvrđa fort on the bank of Drava river. The old Tvrđa is the historic center of Osijek, the remains of the former Osijek fortress which has gradually grown in urban area. The entire fortress is dominated by simple baroque buildings of the 18th century.
Istria – It is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. After stopping and walking several towns and surrounding areas in the evening we come to Rovinj and explore its charmes. Truffles, olive oil and wine are trademarks of the region.
Kopacki Rit is the world known phenomenon of flocks of birds, and its considered as one of the greatest natural spawning nursery for freshwater fish. In the year 1976, the lowest part of the wetland was declared as a special zoological reserve, and the wider area as a nature park. Then we ‘ll enjoy the rich gastronomic and tourist offer in Karanac ethno village.
Rijeka is a city of history, culture and crazy fun! Walk the central town squares, Korzo, visit the Old Town, the Shrine to Majka Božja [Mother of God] on Trsat, a medieval fortified town built by the Croatian Frankopan princes and the famous Marian Shrine.
Pula, a city that has existed for three thousand years and it’s situated in the south of the Istrian peninsula. In Pula you can hear whispers about a story of mythical Argonauts, Romans, Venetians, Franks and the time of the Austrian and Hungarian Empire.
Brijuni National Park, a gem in Istria’s natural heritage. These 14 islands are situated on a 7-km stretch between Pula and Rovinj. Nature has created quite a little paradise of exceptional beauty; there is a safari park and the remains of Roman villas and forts