Zagreb city centre
One of Europe’s most walkable capital cities
4* centrally located hotel
Visit Plitvice Lakes
Guided tour of the beautiful Plitvice lakes
A great choice for a pre-Christmas break, historical Zagreb is bursting at the seams with fun, culture and diversity to rival any European capital. Once a secret, this city’s Christmas markets are now voted the best in Europe!
Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival we will transfer to our hotel in Zagreb. When evening comes, we can gather together and enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before having dinner.
After breakfast we meet our English speaking guide at our hotel and start to explore this fantastic city. Our sightseeing tour includes a ride on the cities funicular ( the shortest in the world!!) which takes us to the old Upper Town where we can see St Mark’s Church and the Stone Gate . The tour will also take us on a walk through Zagreb’s Ban Jelačić Square, nearby Dolac green market, Zrinjevac park and its surrounding attractions plus our informative guide will give us an introduction to Zagreb traditions and custom along the way.
Today we take our bus to Croatias oldest National Park, the stunning Plitvice Lakes . It is 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 will have a well earned 3 course lunch in a local restaurant. We then head back to out hotel in Zagreb to get ready for dinner at a nearby restaurant
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 a 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. Alternatively take it easy and relax in a street café and see the world go by.
After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our return flight home.
Our hotel is located in the main city square, and the historical upper town, shops, bars and restaurants are all just a short walk away.
This warm and welcoming hotel offers a bar/lounge, restaurant, café serving fresh pastries and small fitness centre.
The classically decorated single rooms feature queen size bed, en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, air-conditioning, a telephone, safe, minibar, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.
The transfer time from Zagreb Airport to Hotel Dubrovnik is approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Croatia Department of Foreign Affairs
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Croatia
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.
Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.
Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are a “must” for sightseeing plus warm clothes and coats are recommended. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings – the emphasis throughout being informality.
|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||27 °C||17 °C|
|September||22 °C||13 °C|
|October||16 °C||9 °C|
|November||10 °C||4 °C|
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