Day Trips from Zagreb

Staying longer in Zagreb? Use this extra time to visit the region. From Truffle Hunt in Istria. To Zip Line in Lika, choose the day trip that best suits you.

Zagreb – Turanj – Lagos Plitvice – Rastoke – Zagreb

A wooden path leading across the lake
Big waterfall surrounded by a forest

Leaving Zagreb in the morning, directly from your accommodation. We will travel towards Plitvice Lakes National Park. Before arriving at the park we will have few optional stops. The 1st one is at the Open Air Museum of War, in Turanj.

Later, we will head to our main goal, Plitvice Lakes National Park. Your guide will stroll with you around the park, showing the best route.

After the park, we will stop for lunch at the small village of Rastoke. This small town has lots of old mills that used to work thanks to the waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Rastoke is the perfect spot to eat fresh trouts!

After lunch, we will come back to Zagreb.

Duration: 9h – 10h
Country: Croatia
Price:
2 people –
3 or 4 people –
More than 4 people – Under request

Zagreb – Truffle Hunt – Motovun – Distillery/Tasting – Zagreb

A table with two bottles of wine in the countryside
A wine cellar with lots of barrels

Leaving Zagreb in the morning, directly from your accommodation. We will travel towards the Istrian region, the Croatian Italy. Istria region is known for small acropolis towns, made of stone with stunning views. The region is also known for its delicious gastronomy. Istria has lots of wines, olive oil, and truffles!

On this day trip, you will have the chance to go Truffle Hunting! For our Truffle Hunt adventure, we will arrive at the small town of Buzet. Meet our hunt crew, the humans, and the dogs, and start our challenge. After the hunt, we will have a delicious light lunch. Appetizers, main meal and dessert all with variations of truffles! And always with a great local wine, water or juice. Our Truffle Hunt experience will last about 2h30.

Later on, we will head to Motovun. The city sits on the top of a hill and has a breathtaking view. We will explore within the walls of Motovun, strolling inside its small alleys and streets. The city also hosts every year, the Motovun Film Festival. The most famous film festival in the country.

After enjoying this little town full of history, we will end the day at the Aura Distillery Tasting House.

Aura is a Croatian brand that produces liquor, rakija, jam, Gin. Everything in the most organic possible way. They have over 15 different types of Rakija, the country’s traditional drink. And you will be able to taste them!

In addition to the tasting. We will also learn about the process and production of liqueurs and brandy.

Our tasting will have 3 types of brandy and, as accompaniment, cheese, ham, sausage, salami, olives, and homemade bread.

After this incredible experience in the Istrian region, we will go back to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

Duration: 9h – 10h
Country: Croatia

Zagreb – Postojna – Ljubljana – Zagreb

The inside of a cave
The Prešeren Square in Ljubljana

Leaving Zagreb in the morning directly from your accommodation. We will travel towards our neighboring country, Slovenia. Our first stop will be at Postojna Caves.

Postojna is an incredible underground world, full of rare species, indigenous inhabitants, and natural sculptures. The underground tour takes about 1h30. 3.5km is done by train and the other 1.5km walking.

After the caves, we will head to Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a very charming city. Full of cafes, local shops, small streets and an incredible atmosphere. We will see the main points of the center and have free time to stroll around.

Later we will go back to Zagreb.

Duration: 10h – 11h
Country: Slovenia

Zagreb – Lake Bled – Ljubljana – Zagreb

An island with a church in the middle of the lake in sunset
A boat passing the river

Leaving Zagreb in the morning, directly from your accommodation. We will travel towards our neighboring country, Slovenia. Our first stop will be at Lake Bled.

Bled is a stunning city by the lake. To make it even more magical, inside the lake there is an island and a small church. If you wish you can visit the island with the Pletna boat. The traditional wooden boats of Bled.

Later we will visit Bled Castle, the oldest castle in the country. It is located on the top of a hill and hides the most stunning view of the lake. Inside you will be able to see their own production of wine, and their traditional wine bottling process. And also a demonstration of printing on a reconstructed Gutenberg’s printing machine.

After the castle, we will try the most iconic dessert of Bled: Kremšnita. This dessert is a golden crispy crust, with a delicious vanilla cream topped with whipped cream and a crispy layer of butter dough and finally, last but not least, a good dusting of icing sugar. Hard to describe but really worth it to try!

Later we will head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is a very charming city. Full of cafes, local shops, small streets and an incredible atmosphere. We will see the main points of the center and have free time to stroll around.

Later we will go back to Zagreb.

Duration: 8h – 9h
Country: Slovenia

Zagreb – Wine Tasting in Slovenia – Maribor – Zagreb

A bottle of wine and two glasses
Mountains in the mist

Leaving Zagreb in the morning, directly from your accommodation. We will travel towards our neighboring country, Slovenia. We will visit a traditional winery for a special tasting: Wine vs Chocolate.

After our wine experience, we will go to Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. We will see the main points of the center and you will have free time for lunch and for enjoying the city.

Later we will go back to Zagreb.

Duration: 9h – 10h
Country: Slovenia

Zagreb – Karlovac – Turanj – Zagreb

An old medieval castle on the top of the hill
A river passing through the city of Karlovac

Leaving Zagreb in the morning, directly from your accommodation we will travel towards Karlovac, the city of 4 rivers. Arriving in Karlovac you will see a real green city, with medieval and modern history. The Old Town of Karlovac was built from scratch by the Austrians in 1579, as a six-pointed star fortress. The unique star shape can still be seen around the town until today. So we will stroll around this city that was severely attacked under the Homeland War.

Besides visiting the Old Town we will also visit the river Korana and the Akvatika, the only freshwater aquarium of the region. Each town of the Karlovac County has its river – Ozalj has Kupa, Duga Resa has Mrežnica, Slunj has Korana, and Ogulin has Dobra. The four rivers meet in Karlovac. And that is why it is the perfect spot for a freshwater aquarium.

Later we’ll have lunch at the incredible Castle Dubovac. If you wish we can also visit it’s museum and tower, to have the best view of the city.

After exploring the city we will cross the Mreznica river and visit the Open Air Museum of War, in Turanj.

At the end of the day trip, we will drive you back to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

Duration: 6h – 7h
Country: Croatia

Day Trips from Zagreb was last modified: November 23rd, 2018 by Marilia Oliveira

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