Guide to Zagreb and Plitvice
The small metropolis of Zagreb was made, it seems, for exploring the streets – discovering artsy back alleys where chic bars mingle with traditional bakeries and artists studios, drinking coffee in cool cafes, learning the local history in museums and tuning into the local pulse through the city’s galleries, theatres and concerts. As well as the obvious museums, the striking neo-gothic cathedral and other sites, the city has so very much to offer – amongst them are thriving live music venues, the city zoo, a 17th century convent and of course the iconic blue trams that veer from street to street.
On a culinary note, we simply must recommend the delicious Strukli – a relation of Austrian Strudel and Turkish Borek – made from rolled dough, cottage cheese and sour cream and filled with everything from spinach to salt and sugar – you should sample it at least once while in Zagreb or even make a day out of wandering the various sellers in the city. Nightlife is of course wonderful – to sample it at it’s most local head to the old street of Tkalciceva – which is Zagreb’s rowdy bar crawl locale – home to everything from pubs to stylish underground clubs and grappa bars. There are a variety of markets throughout the city too which are a great way to indulge in a little local colour – though one of our favourite is Britanski trg which during the week is a fruit and vegetable market before converting at the weekend to a bric-a-brac market which counts everything from jewellery and silverware to paintings and antique jewellery amongst its wares.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the country’s biggest single natural attraction – with an eight kilometer string of sixteen lakes that are enshrouded by dense forested hills, and connected by the water rushing from the upper lakes via a breathtaking sequence of waterfalls. The lakes themselves are an enchanting escape – coloured a bewitching turquoise when seen from a distance and filled with fish, lizards and herons that silently stalk the shoreline of the northern part of the system. Inland from the lakes, wildlife lovers will revel in the fact that a motley collection of deer, bears, wolves and wild boar roam the woodland.
- 3 Nights in Zagreb on a bed and breakfast basis in 4 or 5 star hotel
- Price includes return flights from London – Regional departures available
- Price includes private return airport transfers
- Day tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park included
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