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Zagreb City Adventure

discover the colorful capital of Croatia
3 days
Zagreb city, Croatia
Age 12+
Dates (May -Sept)
Price from 345 euro

Zagreb City Adventure

Discover the colorful capital of Croatia

This active holiday called Zagreb City Adventure is all about exploring the capital of Croatia. Famous for its cultural beauties. Often ignored as tourists make a detour for the coast. Zagreb is an exciting city and offers a great window into Croatian culture. It offers arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and all the other things that make a quality capital city. Such as the lovely nature that surrounds it. Including Medvednica Nature Park. It has a great history dating from prehistoric times when first human settlements appeared. Therefore it is a favorite destination for the citizens of Zagreb and their guests.

Zagreb City Adventure unforgettable experience

While on board the Zagreb City Adventure tour we will kayak down Mreznica river. The fragrant fresh air will refresh our spirits. We will also visit National Park Plitvice Lakes. One of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe. The largest national park in Croatia. Therefore Plitvice Lakes National Park were added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979. The combination of activity, scenery and cultural immersion makes this journey a unique and unforgettable experience.

Short itinerary:

Day 1: Zagreb city bike tour, Zagreb night life with locals
Day 2: Mreznica River kayaking, Plitvice Lakes walking
Day 3: Trekking Medvednica Nature Park

Day 1

Arrival to Zagreb

Our trip begins today in Zagreb, Croatia. The hostel is well-located for exploring the city's main attractions. We will meet in the for a welcome drink and discuss the upcoming itinerary. Depending upon your arrival, we can organize either a cycling tour of Zagreb or a tour on Segway for an extra charge. Spend the evening enjoying the beautiful architecture, the old town, ancient monuments, and Zagreb nightlife.

Meals: D; Van drive from airport: Zagreb 30 min  

Day 2

Upper Mreznica canyon and Plitvice Lakes walking

This morning we drive from Zagreb to Slunj and prepare ourselves for a water day in the upper Mreznica canyon. We start our expedition upstream, traveling through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters it for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. We continue our journey to the second highest waterfall on Mreznica (8m), a magical place ideal for swimming and a picnic. After a break, we head downstream and finish the adventure back where we left our vehicles.

In the afternoon you’ll head to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a stunning landscape of lakes, forests, caves, and waterfalls. You’ll spend several hours hiking into the park, then head back to the start by boat and train. Return to Zagreb in the evening to enjoy the city.

Meals: B (picnic lunch on your own); Van ride: 1 hour one way; canoeing/kayaking or rafting: class II-III, 3-4 hours  

Day 3

Nature Park Medvednica (Bear Mountain)

Meet in the hostel lobby after breakfast and head out to Medvednica, the mountain embracing Croatia’s capital city. Zagreb citizens’ favorite destination takes us to Medvedgrad, a medieval fortress with a stunning view over the city. Just like Zagreb hikers used to do, we’ll take a tram leading to the bottom of the mountain and make our way up to the top on foot. Medvednica is a unique example of an almost fully preserved natural environment just out the back door of a large city. The mountain massif is covered by dense forests of beech, oak, and chestnut. Bikceviceva trail (2.5miles) leads us through rich forest habitats to Puntijarka mountain hut. It would be a shame to miss out on a traditional lunch of warm bean soup with sausages. The peak, Sljeme, is only a short walk away (0.8miles). We’ll visit the top of the mountain, including a ski resort famous for the Snow Queen Trophy slalom race held as a part of the Alpine skiing World Cup. On our way back to the bottom, we will pass by Tomislavov Dom to catch the route Bazulovka (meaning the bean trail). This will lead us to Medvedgrad (3.8miles), a medieval fortress with a stunning view over the city. We will again use public transport (bus and tram) to get back to our hostel. Depart from Zagreb for the airport and flight home. You are welcome to schedule your homeward transport for any time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guidebooks.

Meals: B and L; hiking: 6-8 miles; Terrain: moderate, well-marked paths; Elevation: 3.395 ft. (1035 m, Sljeme), Van drive from airport: Zagreb 30 min 

Note on Itinerary:

This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by exceptional situations. Raftrek reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Group size

Min 4 – max 16 people per group; larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Skill level

Moderate *** Read more

Accommodation

We use a great hostel situated in the very heart of Zagreb.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate. Early arrivals / Extended stay notes – we include two transfers with each trip. These are usually the transfers on the first and the last day of the trip. In case you are arriving a few days earlier or extending your stay in Dubrovnik after your trip with us, we can provide additional airport transfers.

Meals

Meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats and sausages, bread and pastries, pasta and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favorite protein snacks.

Prices

  • All prices are per person in EUR.
  • Minimum age: 12 years if accompanied by parent(s).
  • Children discount is not valid.
  • Single use rooms are available upon request, with 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person of the same sex is possible.

 highintermediatelow
double485,00 €445,00 €395,00 €
twin485,00 €445,00 €395,00 €
single582,00 €534,00 €474,00 €

**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. This conversion is for comparison purposes only. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank.

Departure seasons

High Season: June 30 – August 24
Intermediate: June 2-June 29,    August 25-Sept 14
Low Season: May 19-June 1,   Sept 15-Sept 28

What’s included
  • 2 nights in double/twin room
  • meals as noted in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, and D=dinner)
  • use of kayaks, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 3 days organized activities
  • neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • park entrance fees
  • Saturday transfers from/to Zagreb airport, bus or train station
  • skilled guide and assistance
  • ground transportation (private transport throughout)
  • local taxes
Not included
  • international airfare to/from Croatia;
  • beverages and lunches or picnics as noted in itinerary
  • items of personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s).

Cancelation made by Raftrek

In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, Raftrek Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the rescheduling is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full. Read more –  Terms & conditions.

Staff & Experts

Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by exceptional situations. 

Weather – the summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Questions – Feel free to call us at 0038516521666, if you still have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help you. For further information on FAQ please visit our website www.raftrek.com

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