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Wine Tour of Northern Croatia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 40 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 760 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2910 Euro (EUR)

Moslavina – wine has been producing in Moslavina since Roman period till present time. Autochthonous variaties of Moslavac and Skrlet are being produced only in Moslavina wine region. Besides thsese variaties also white pinot, riesling and frankish are widely spread. Many winehouses on Moslavina wine road between Popovaca and Kutina offer wine tasting and selling own wine in bottles or directly from the barrel. You can also enjoy home-made specialities prepared by local people. Visit to the wine region will surely be kept in the memory of anyone who comes, because of special, unforgetable experince offered by people of Moslavina region. What to eat: tackrle (dough) with cheese, polenta with greaves, home-made saussages with sour cabbage, perch fisherman style, scone with greaves, home-made poppy cake, walnut cake, tackrle with jam....

Kutina wine region - situated in the Pozega – Slavonian County with an area of 800 ha covered with vineyards. The region is located on the Southern mild slopes of Papuk and Krndija with vineyards which are among the best in Croatia and with wines of the highest quality: Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Zelenac Kutjevo, Manzoni, Neuburger, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Rose, Syrah, German Riesling, Traminer, Klikun Red etc. Besides great wines, you can also enjoy delicious Slavonian specialities. What to eat: bacon, ham, spicy sausage (kulen), goulash, chicken stew, fish stew, meat stew, and for dessert: fruit strudel (sour cherry, apple), cheese strudel, poppy cake, walnut cake, plum jam donuts, various ham, cheese and sausage pastries.

Podravina – covers an area that gravitates to the towns of Ludbreg, Koprivnica and Djurdjevac, between the River Drava and the Northern slopes of Bilogora. Podravina has its own "Podravina sea" – Lake Soderica, "Croatian Sahara" – Sands of Djurdjevac, "Little Kuwait" – Molve, endless fields, the River Drava, swamp areas, lakes, slopes of Bilogora with vineyards, where quality and premium wines are being produced like autochthonous variety Klescec. You can enjoy in gastronomic specialities of Podravina. Such diversity on a relatively small area will leave you breathless – you have to see it, experience it and taste it. What to eat: traditional Podravina meals: different porridges with greaves and onions, aspic, corn "polenta", pork leg with cheese, wine stew, chicken stew, spicy smoked cheese, and for dessert: apple and walnut pie, home-made poppy cake, walnut cake, dough with jam, chocolate or cheese, donuts...

Krizevci wine region – the Southern slopes of Kalnik are one of the best areas for wine growing because of their fertile lime soil and mild climate. Kalnik nobles were producing autochthonous wine varieties, for example Klescec. Today's assortment is similar to the global trends in wine producing: German Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Frankish, Pinot Noir, Portugieser. Traditional wine houses are made of thick oak planks covered with straw. 54 of such houses are situated on Kalnik, near the village of Hižanovac and are protected as special monuments of cultural and folk heritage.

Zelina wine region – on the Eastern slopes of the Medvednica mountain, Zelina winemakers have been producing wine for centuries, which has been documented by many scholars and poets. Because of the century-and-a-half-old tradition of wine exhibitions, Zelina has been known as the wine metropolis. Zelina wine road was founded in 2001 by 11 winemakers who offer their wines, as well as traditional specialities of the region. You will enjoy wine varieties such as: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, German Riesling, Sauvignon, Traminer, Kerner, Pinot Noir etc. The special variety is the autochthonous Queen of Zelina spread mostly in this region. What to eat: ham in bread from the oven, home-made salty pastry, "ocvirnjaki" (pastry with greaves), etc.

Day 1: Zagreb.

Arrival to the Zagreb airport. Transfer to Zagreb. Accommodation in the hotel****. Free time for resting after the flight. Possibility for sightseeing Zagreb. Dinner, overnight.

Day 2: Moslavina.

Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel. Driving to the wine region of Moslavina. Visit to the rural household which offers a stay in the authentic Moslavian house, more than 150 years old. Their vineyard is the oldest private property in the area. As additional service, it is possible to prepare traditional meals in the outside barbecue stall and baker's oven. You will have wine tasting of Skrlet, which prospers only in Moslavina in a wine cellar which is covered with 100-year-old bricks. You should also visit at least one more wine cellar in this region. Accommodation in the hotel***, leisure time. Dinner in the hotel restaurant, a unique example of the autochthonic, well-preserved Moslavian architecture. With its appearance, purpose and services, it is adjusted to a modern way of live, but has also kept all the elements of traditional rural expression and thus represents the part of traditional Moslavian architecture transferred from hilly vineyards to the urban centre of Kutina.

Day 3: Kutjevo Wine Region.

Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel, driving to Brestovac, where we will visit an eco-household and have lunch prepared from domestic eco-products. You will also have a possibility to buy the products produced at the household. Next we will go to Kutjevo, visit one of the winemakers and taste wine from the cellar led by a professional sommelier. Possibility to buy wines from Kutjevo region. Our journey continues to Spisic Bukovica, accommodation in the hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 4: Podravina – Wine Road of Djurdjevac.

Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel. The path takes us to Djurdjevac – the town of the rooster. We suggest visiting the winery, where you can taste excellent wines from this region. The journey continues to the natural wonder of Podravina – Croatian Sahara desert - Sands of Djurdjevac. Upon arrival to Djurdjevac, we will visit the gallery Old town, after which we will be accommodated in the hotel. Possibility to organize lunch in the hotel's restaurant. After the relaxation, departure to a wine cellar, where you will have wine tasting of quality and premium wines. Dinner including gastronomic specialities of the region. Return to the hotel, overnight.

Day 5: Podravina – Suboticki Breg.

After breakfast you will visit the wine cellar in Starigrad, where you will taste dry and semi-dry wines from regular and late harvests of the protected geographical area. Next you will have lunch and enjoy Podravina specialities and good wine in an old Podravina wine house with a special atmosphere complemented with cimuble; music (a traditional string instrument). Leisure time after lunch in the recreational centre. Driving to Subotica breg; with famous winemakers. Accommodation in the hotel*** in Koprivnica. Dinner in a restaurant – an alehouse with the authentic Podravina interior and tamburitza music (traditional Croatian string instrument). Return to the hotel, overnight.

Day 6: Krizevci and Zelina Wine Region.

Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel. You should surely visit a winery whose owner saved the autochthonous wine sort Klescec specific for this region. Our journey continues to Zelina region where wine has been growing since ancient times. You can taste a wide range of wines in many cellars and wine houses in Zelina region. Visit to the household where you will taste the only autochthonous wine of Zelina wine region, protected as the wine of Zagreb County Queen of Zelina. During lunch you can enjoy gastronomic specialities of the region. Driving continues to Zagreb, accommodation. Leisure time. Dinner, overnight.

Day 7: Zagreb.

Breakfast. Checking out from the hotel. Free time depending on the time of the flight. Possibility to organize a farewell lunch in one of the restaurants in Zagreb. Transfer to the airport where our journey ends.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transfers according to the itinerary.
- 2 half boards in 1/2 rooms in the hotel**** in Zagreb.
- 1 half board in 1/2 rooms in the hotel*** in Kutina.
- 1 half board in 1/2 rooms in the hotel**** in Spisic Bukovica.
- 1 bed and breakfast in the hotel**** in Djurdjevac.
- 1 bed and breakfast in the hotel*** in Koprivnica.
- Lunch and wine tasting at a rural household.
- Lunch at an eco-household.
- Wine tasting on 3rd day.
- Dinner and wine tasting in the winery on 4th day.
- Wine tasting in the winery in Starigrad.
- Lunch in a restaurant in Koprivnica.
- Dinner with music in the alehouse.
- Lunch and wine tasting at a household on 6th day.
- Visit to the gallery Old town in Djurdjevac.
- One wine tasting on the Zelina wine road.
- The tour leader.
- Local taxes.
- All sightseeing according to the itinerary.
- Organization and realization of the programme.

Price Excludes:
- Sightseeing Zagreb.
- Farewell lunch in Zagreb.
- Tickets.
- Extra meals and drinks.

About This Supplier
Location: Croatia
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010

M20606 has existed for 18 years and was one of the first tourist agencies in Croatia. In the past 18 years we have organized numerous busi­ness journeys, journeys for individuals and groups in Croatia and worldwide. Our offer includes: - Journeys in Croatia, Europe and the world for domestic tourists - Receptive...

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