Although the capital of Croatia, Zagreb is sometimes overlooked as a destination which is a real shame, as it has so much to offer!
Many raised their eyebrows when Zagreb was voted the Best Christmas Market in Europe, a title it has now retained for 3 consecutive years.
The Croatian capital's Advent programme reaches all corners of the city and includes a variety of events, concerts, gastronomy, ice skating and more, all tastefully decorated with festive lighting + imagery.
The smell of mulled wine and local delicacies fill the air and laughter and romance can be found on every corner, as locals and visitors alike take to the streets, enjoying this welcome breath of life during the winter months.
The two main parts of the city are:
• The 1000-year-old Gornji grad (Upper Town), home to the Presidential Palace, the iconic St Mark’s Church, the Croatian parliament (Sabor) and museums and galleries, all set around cobbled streets lit by gas lamps.
• The 19th-century Donji grad (Lower Town) with its shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and parks.
Zagreb is also known as a city of museums as there are more per square foot than any other city in the world. But this doesn’t mean there is nothing else to do if you are not a history buff.
One of the many pleasures that the Zagrebcani (the locals) enjoy is relaxing in one of the numerous cafes watching the world go by. By night, there are many restaurants to choose between, many serving delicious Croatian dishes, before finishing the day in the one of the bars or clubs. Whatever you choose to do, you are guaranteed to have a good time!
Package details include:
4 days / 3 nights – departing Friday 8th December 2023
Return private airport transfers with local assistance in Croatia
3 nights B&B at the 4* Hotel International Zagreb
Price from £699pp – Twin / Double share
Single supplement £ 79pp (3 nights) – limited availability
Deposit £ 150pp (non-refundable/non-transferable) Balance due in full by 09.10.23
Travel Insurance if required £50pp – No upper age limit (conditions apply) & Covid cancellation cover
Day 1 – Meet & greet and transfer to the city centre + hotel.
Day 2 – Included private guided walking tour + single funicular journey followed by free time
Day 3 – Free time in Zagreb
Evening Day 3 – Included Folklore evening with return coach transfers from / to hotel
Day 4 – Free time + group lunch before returning to the UK
Folklore evening includes: Enjoy a true spectacle of some of the most beautiful dance, songs and music from the rich heritage of Zagreb and its surrounding area.
The menu is beef soup, roast veal with potatoes and vegetables and ‘zagorske štrukle’ for dessert
Included is a welcome drink and one glass of wine.
Vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements can be catered for.
Includes a personalised Licitar heart gift. Duration is around 2 hours.
Simply Groups reserve the right to make minor changes to this itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.