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What to expect

City Sightseeing

Explore Zagreb City Centre

Natural Wonders

Guided Tour of Plitvice Lakes

Christmas Markets

Voted among the best in Europe

Fascinating History

Visit Castle Trakošćan

About the trip

A fantastic choice for a Christmas Solos break, historical Zagreb overflows with festive charm and cheer, making it an enchanting destination for our solo travellers to unite. Once a hidden gem, the city’s Christmas markets are now celebrated as some of the best in Europe! Pair Zagreb with the stunning Plitvice Lakes and the rich history of Castle Trakošćan, and we have the perfect combination for a memorable Solos Christmas together.

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double/Twin room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Half Board: Includes Christmas Eve Menu and Christmas Day Lunch
  • 2 hour guided city tour of Zagreb
  • Full day visit and entrance to Plitvice National Park including a 3 hour guided tour
  • Half day visit to Castle Trakošćan
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival Day
  • Zagreb Sightseeing
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Castle Trakošćan
  • Day at leisure
  • Departure Day

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What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel in Zagreb. When evening comes, we gather together and enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before enjoying dinner.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Zagreb Sightseeing

After breakfast, we meet our English speaking guide at our hotel and start to explore this fantastic city. We will be taken around Zagreb’s city core, from beautiful park Zrinjevac to the Croatian National Theatre. The story of Croatia’s capital city will unfold before our eyes. The intriguing itinerary includes a visit to the city’s main square known as Ban Jelačić Square, and nearby farmer’s market Dolac always brimming with flowers, fruits, veggies & meats.

For extra fun, we will hop on the funicular (ticket for funicular not included – currently €2 return) that takes us all the way up to medieval Upper Town. Enjoy numerous historical attractions such as the Lotrščak Tower. Our two-hour tour ends in front of the imposing Croatian National Theatre, notable for its yellow-tinted façade.

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DAY 3

Christmas Day

We awaken Christmas morning to breakfast in the hotel, followed by a leisurely day enjoying the hotel facilities or wandering around the local streets of our centrally located hotel. We will then enjoy our Christmas Day meal at the hotel.

  • Breakfast & Christmas Day Buffet Included
DAY 4

Boxing Day

Following breakfast, we have a day at leisure to start making the most of the specially decorated Zagreb city Christmas festivities, including various market stalls offering local handicrafts, and food and drink specialities. There is also an ice rink, live music and cultural shows scattered around the city centre.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 5

Plitvice Lakes

Today we take a coach transfer to Croatia’s oldest National Park – the stunning Plitvice Lakes . It’s no wonder why the lakes are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Our guided tour includes the lower and upper lakes, and you will discover and see the impressive lake systems and the exceptional natural beauty this area is so famous for.

After our guided tour, we have some free time to further explore and enjoy a bit of lunch (own cost).

We then head back to our hotel in Zagreb and meet for dinner this evening.

Transfer time to Lakes – 2 hours approx
Guided Tour – 3 hours approx

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 6

Visit to Trakošćan Castle

Today we visit Trakošćan Castle which sits on the banks of the Drava River, about an hour north of Zagreb. It was originally built in the late 13th Century and is now considered a cultural treasure as it rises above the forest like something out of a fairy tale. It is now open to the public as a museum, with beautiful examples of baroque furniture and historical weapons. The castle is surrounded by gardens and overlooks a picturesque lake.

Following our guided tour, there will be some free time to wander around. We then head back to Zagreb to enjoy the rest of our day at leisure before we meet for dinner.

Transfer time to the castle – 1.5 hours

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 7

Zagreb Free Day

Our last day is at leisure to explore Croatia’s capital at your own pace. It’s a great city for strolling around, stopping for coffee or popping into one of the excellent museums and galleries. With the glorious smells of cinnamon, cloves and mulled wine mixed with thousands of twinkling lights, the world-renowned Christmas markets with their wooden booths, live music and delicious local specialities, give us the opportunity to shop for unique gifts as we stroll through Zrinjevac Park or EU Square.

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DAY 8

Departure Day

After breakfast, we check-out and transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Hotel Dubrovnik Four-star

Our hotel is a real mixture between old and new, perfectly located in the main city square, with the historical upper town, shops, bars and restaurants all just a short walk away.

Facilities Include

This warm and welcoming hotel offers a bar/lounge, restaurant and small fitness centre.

Room Includes

The classically decorated double rooms for sole use feature en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, air-conditioning, a telephone, safe, minibar, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 4 °C -1 °C
February 7 °C 1 °C
March 12 °C 4 °C
April 17 °C 8 °C
May 22 °C 13 °C
June 25 °C 16 °C
July - August 28 °C 18 °C
September 22 °C 13 °C
October 16 °C 9 °C
November 10 °C 4 °C
December 5 °C °C

Our Reviews

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