A dreamlike area settled amongst wheat fields, picturesque places and enchanting rivers.
Spend a full day exploring one of the most beautiful regions of Croatia. Our first stop is a charming village Karanac, settled in the heart of Baranja region. Here you will be served with warm bread and domestic meat delicacies that will give you enough energy for further adventures. After a short break, we will head to the village museum of old crafts, where you will get to know more about Baranja traditional crafts. After lessons from history have a fun and relaxing time watching the cooking show of traditional meal prepared on open fire. While lunch is cooking, we will explore the region's oldest wine cellar and taste three sorts of exquisite wines. After lunch, it's time to visit regions hotspot, Nature Park Kopački rit known as European Amazon. Last stop before returning to Zagreb is Osijek, the region's administrative centre, where we will visit the magnificent 18th-century fortress known simply as Tvrđa.
09:00 - meeting point Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post, drive towards Baranja region
11:30 - arrival to ethno village Karanac, upon arrival warm bread and domestic meat delicacies will be served. Visit the village museum of old crafts in Karanac. Cooking show of traditional meal prepared on open fire will be presented
12:15 - while lunch is cooking we will take you to vineyards to highest point in Baranja, after which you will visit oldest wine cellar in region. Wine tasting of 3 sorts of wines
13:45 - drive back to Karanac where lunch is being served
14:45 - short drive to nature park Kopački rit and Osijek
16:00 - visit of Osijek old town – Tvrđa, continue to Zagreb
19:00 - planned arrival to Zagreb
Meeting point is at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post where you will meet the local guide.Open in Google Maps
Situated only 12 km northeast from Osijek, Kopački rit Nature Park spreads on 238 hectares, making it one of European's largest wetlands.
This verdant gem is a home to more than 290 bird species, large herds of deer, white-tailed eagle, black stork, rich aquatic and grassland flora as well as oak and poplar forests. Comprised of a series of ponds, backwaters and two main lakes, Sakadaško and Kopačevo, this massive floodplain was created by the meeting of the Drava and Danube Rivers. There are two ways to explore this incredible place, either by strolling around the numerous wooden walkaways or by boat down the Danube river.
Ascending monumentally from the banks of the River Drava, Osijek's 18th-century Citadel (Tvrđa) is more than just a defence complex, it's more like an open-air museum with outstanding architectural unity.
The construction of Citadel started in the era of the Habsburg monarchy, with the goal of keeping the city secure from the Ottoman threat. Step inside of the Citadel and stand in awe of the beautiful Holy Trinity square, one of the most attractive town squares in Croatia. Since the square is surrounded with City Guard building, archeologic museum, and many other monuments, you won't lack sights to see. Surviving its turbulent past, the Citadel reminds us that Osijek was once the most important military, economic, administrative and cultural centre of region Slavonia. Criss-crossed with cobbled streets, wide squares, and beautiful baroque buildings, this complex represents the immortal heritage of history and culture, but also important urban centre today. Here you can also find various university and faculties buzzing with lively cafes bars packed with students. It truly is a mix of history and modern-living well worth of visiting.
Baranja is sooo beautiful and the food was amazing!!Reviewed by Deborah H.
The tour was really nice. It had all the main things included for a trip that had a time frame.Reviewed by Marjorie