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Day 1:  Zagreb – Ilok (D)
Upon arrival in Zagreb you will be greeted at the airport and driven to the amazing tiny town of Ilok located in the heart of Croatia in a celebrated wine growing region overlooking the Danube River. There you will be given a glass of wine of your choice at the Old Cellar Restaurant featuring two cellars from the 15th and 18th centuries. These cellars have been making wine for over 500 years and the adjoining restaurant serves unforgettable food.
While a live local band plays orignal Croatian Becarac-humorous fold songs, your taste buds will enjoy a typical Slavoian dinner including a wine tasting of 4 premium wines.
Overnight accommodations will be in the Apartments Principovac **** located in a beautiful country estate and vineyard.
Day 2:  Ilok – Vukovar – Ilok (B,L,D)
Following breakfast there will be a guided tour of The Old Cellar and then the Ilok Museum located in a Baroque mansion. At lunch you will taste some of the best local specialties like fish stew or steak in traminer wine at a local restaurant.
After lunch you  will visit the Vučedol Museum. Vučedol is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Europe where the first investigations of the site date back to 1897. This attractive location was first inhabited in about 6,000 B.C. at the time of the first known farmers, and has been inhabited continuously through history. The period between 3,350 – 2,300 B.C. was the peak of its influence as in that period it was undoubtedly a very significant European centre. Since this was also the time of the early settlements of Troy (Troy I and II), many analogies can also be found with the archaeological material from Vučedol. More precisely, we can also characterize Vučedol as the European Troy by both its' contemporaneousness, and by the continental significance of the site and its finds.
After these historical visits it will be time to stop at the private Distillery Barbaric to taste their home made brandies and enjoy a traditional dinner, again accompanied by a local band.
Overnight again in The Apartments Principovac****.
Day 3:  Ilok-Djakovo-Karlovac-Motvun (B)
You begin your journey, after breakfast, through the spell binding Croatian countryside to  your first stop at the town of Djakovo and its' amazing Cathedral.  The Djakovo Cathedral or Bascilica of St. Peter, is a Roman Catholic Cathdral built during 1866-1882, which includes the 12 years it took to decorate it.  Therefore, it is a relatvily new but a very famous historical landmark and sacred place.  The Cathdral was built under the watch of Bishop Juraj Strossmayer and the architects were Carl Roesner and Friedrich Von Schmidt from Vienna.  The surrounding landscaped park, from the 19th centruy, along with the nearby Mali Park are specially protected horicultural monuments.
Continuing your journey, you then cross the Istra into the historic Renaissance 'star shaped“ town - Karlovac where you will enjoy lunch.
Afterward, you will drive on to the magical Istraia town of Motovun and check in a the 4**** (star) Hotel Kastel and have the balance of the day to wander and enjoy dinner on your own.
Day 4:  Motovun – Pula – Motovun (B,D)
After breakfast you will have a short scenic drive to the seaside town of Pula where you will visit the 1st century Roman Amphitheater, the sixth largest and best preserved in the world, and the largest architectural monument in Croatia. It took 90 years to build this Arena and it is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and to be complete with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Also in Pula, located on what was once the Roman forum, is the Temple of Augustus, a small building with a rich history. You will have time to wander around the historic town and have lunch on your own.
When you have had enough of history you will return to Montovun to make your own memories as you are treated to a cooking class in the Hotel Kastel. Enjoy delicous local ingredients as you learn how to prepare local dishes.
Overnight in Hotel Kastel ****
Day 5:  Motovun-Hum-Groznjan-Motovun (B)
After breakfast you will challenge your luck while Truffle hunting with a well-experienced hunter.  Truffle hunting is done in the forest rich in truffles therefore it will be important to have boots or sneakers and long pants.
After you weigh your days catch you will head off to Hum-officialy listed as the smallest town in the world.
On its western side, the town is enclosed by walls and on the remaining sides houses were built into the defensive walls. It was first mentioned in documents dating from 1102, at which time it was called Cholm derived from the Italian name Colmo. A bell and watch tower was built near the town Loggia in 1552 as part of the town's defenses. You will have time for lunch on your own in the local tavern- Konoba Buscina, before traveling on to visit Grisignano / Groznjan.
Driving down the ancient Via Flavia road from Buje to Vizinada, you will notice a 228-metre high cone-shaped hill on the left. At the top of the hill, among the houses, you can see a church tower, this is Groznjan, the ancient Graeciniana sitting on that terraced hill covered with old vineyards and olive gardens. The town's poetic coat of arms shows an arm holding a white lily reaching towards the sun.
After taking time to stroll the ancient streets you will then return back to Montovun and the Hotel Kastel with time to sit on the terrace with its' views over the town walls, wander the cobblestone streets, visit the shops (including a special chocolate and local brandies shop) and be free to select a restaurant for dinner on your own.
Day 6:  Rovinj-Porec-Slovenia (B,D)
After breakfast and checkout you travel to the beautiful romantic seaside village of Rovinj.
Rovinj/Rovigno was already a settlement of Venetian or Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans, who called it Arupinium or Mons Rubineus, and later Ruginium and Ruvinium. Built on an island close to the coast, it became connected to the mainland much later, in 1763, by filling in the channel.  With Croatia's independence in 1991, the town became one of the most important centers of Istria County.
Porec is your next stop, an area that has been inhabited since prehistoric times. During the 2nd century BC, a Roman Castrum was built on a tiny peninsula where the town centre is now and during the reign of Emperor Augustus in the 1st century, it officially became a city- part of the Roman colony of Colonia Iulia Parentium. In the 3rd century the settlement included an organized Christian community with an early-Christian complex of sacral buildings. The earliest Basilica contained the remains of, and was dedicated to, Saint Maurus of Parentium and dates back to the second half of the 4th century. The floor mosaic from its oratory, originally part of a large Roman house, is still preserved in the garden of the Euphrasian Basilica.
You will then head towards Slovenia to one of the best small family wineries in Slovenia -The Winery Scurek for wine tasting. When you have had enough of the amazing views or get hungry you will  go to the  small family restaurant Gostilna pri Lojzeku which lies on the top of a small hill in the middle of the vineyards.
Tonight your lodging will be at the 4**** Hotel Grahor
Day 7:  Slovenia-Zagreb (B)
Following breakfast you will visit Predjama Castle dramatically carved into the face of a mountain. The castle has a few restored rooms including the torture chamber and the cave under Predjama Castle is the second longest Slovene cave and is spread across four levels.
Then you will drive a few miles to visit Postojana Cave. Here the tour starts with a one mile underground train ride through illuminated chambers to the starting point for your walking tour. This cave with its' amazing Karst stalagmites and stalactites has over 11 miles of tunnels. You will walk on a lighted trail through gallaries, down the White passage, past the famous white diamond, across the Russian bridge and finish in a massive concert hall.
When you continue on your journey you will have a stop for lunch on your own in a restaurant on the way to Zagreb-a two hour drive. Upon arrival check into the **** Hotel Dubrovnik and be free for dinner on your own in one of the great nearby restaurants around Ban Jelacic Square.
Day 8:  Zagreb and Surrounds (B)
After breakfast you will have a city tour of Zagreb historical and cultural landmarks. Built upon several hills, the city is divided into the lower and the upper towns.The lower part of town, features the Ban Jelacic Square, The Flower square and shops, the Green Horseshoe Promenade and many beautiful Parks and Museums.
The upper town attractions include The Kaptol area,The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and The Stone Gate - one of the age old entrances to the Upper Town that contains the pilgimage chapel. You will also visit Saint Marks Church and square, St. Catherines' church and Jesuit square, Fort Lotrščak, the plateau Gradec and hear tales of some majestic legends. You can travel between the upper and lower towns by either walking or on a Funicular.
After a break to catch lunch you will take a short drive to the Medieval Trakoscan Castle to learn about Croatian history from the 13th century until today. The Trakošćan Castle, possibly named after a Thracian fortress, is one of the most interesting castles in Croatia.
Thracians, were ancient indo-European tribes that moved to eastern Europe to settle this region. Another local folk tale says that Trakošćan got his name after the knights Drachenstein who supposedly ruled the region in the early Middle Ages. In 1569 “Draskovich“, a noble family that for many centuries played an important part in Croatian history, became the owners of the property. You will be transported back to Zagreb to finish exploring the city and have dinner on your own.
Day 9. Zagreb – Zagreb Airport (B)
After Breakfast and checkout, you will pack up your memories and be transported back to the airport to return home or we can carry you on to other great regions of Croatia or any other European country.….. Farewell until next time.
We will be happy to plan additional days in this region, or any other great European destinations. This is an example tour and can be modified and changed to fit any desires, or budget. 
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Whats Included

Included With This Tour (Based on a minimum of 2 passengers)

• 8 overnights in quality 4* hotels with breakfast included
• Transfers as per itinerary, private minivan or other transportation depending on the number of people, starting at your Zagreb airport arrival and ending at Zagreb airport
• Licenced English speaking local city guides for a walking tour of Zagreb, Pula, Porec and Rovinj
• Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary, traditional lunch as per itinerary
• Entrance tickets: Vucedol Museum, Trakoscan Castle, Postojna and Predjama Castle, Pula Amphitheatre
• Wine house tastings : Ilok Winery, Scurek Winery
• Tolls, Petrol, transportation, with an English speaking driver/guide
• City taxes and VAT
Not Included With This Tour

• Extra meals and drinks, expenses of a personal nature, and any other services not mentioned in “includes“
• Tips for driver and guides
• Airline tickets or transportation to and from Zagreb

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Unique European Travel
5727 Gene Sarazen Drive
Braselton, Georgia USA 30517
Europe unguided
By Dan Krull

Per person pricing based on a minimum of 2 passengers

2 Passengers

$ 3278

3 Passengers

$ 2530

4 Passengers

$ 2330

5 Passengers

$ 2075

6 Passengers

$ 2013

7 Passengers

$ 1875

8 Passengers

$ 1855