DAY 1 OSIJEK
Transfer from Osijek airport to your hotel. (on request - transfers from Zagreb and Beograd).
Enjoy a free evening and an overnight stay in Osijek.
DAY 2 OSIJEK; WALKING TOUR AND TRADITIONAL DINNER
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a guided tour of Osijek, the fourth largest city in Croatia. Flat as a strap, Osijek is as if made for walking, stretching along the bank of the dreamy river Drava. Heavily scarred during the conflict of the 1990s, Osijek is now enjoying a renaissance, especially because of its student town status, infusing its impressive Secessionist castles, red brick church of St. Peter and Paul and the immense Tvrđa fort with a fresh, lively vibe. As the day draws to a close, head out to enjoy a hearty traditional dinner featuring specialties like the fish stew and Slavonia’s foodie superstar, the spicy sausage kulen. Overnight in Osijek.
DAY 3 OSIJEK; VISIT VUKOVAR AND THE OLD WINE CELLARS OF ILOK
Sprawled on the crossroads of Vuka and Danube rivers, Vukovar attracted the ancient Romans with its potential for agriculture and viniculture. Its draw remained strong for centuries to follow, bringing in many from Slaves to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. However, the town’s recent history was tumultuous and filled with pain, and while its baroque facades are all pretty much renewed, the suffering of the 1990s conflict is still tangible here. After discovering Croatia’s hero city Vukovar, head out to Ilok wine cellars nearby and raise a glass to the future of this beautiful region. This wine tasting is also a grand overture to a lovely traditional lunch. Upon return to Osijek, enjoy an evening on your own and an overnight stay.
DAY 4 OSIJEK; NATURE PARK KOPACKI RIT
After breakfast at your hotel, venture out to discover an area sometimes referred to as the European Amazon. Nestled between the Drava and Danube Rivers, the Park of Nature Kopački Rit is a romantic crisscross of shallow river branches, muddy river islands, dreamy meadows and patches of forest and a home to over 2000 species of flora and fauna. This unique wetlands reserve is one of the largest fish spawning grounds in Central Europe, and a very valuable ornithological zone, and has, since 2012, been a part of the Mura-Drava-Danube biosphere reserve protected by the UNESCO. Enjoy immersing in its beauties and a lunch in a local restaurant. Back in Osijek, relax on your own during the last evening and overnight stay of your Osijek city break.
DAY 5 DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.