Our Danube River cruise had only one stop in Croatia this time, in Vukovar. Croatia is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and Mediterranean climate. Here are some of the top tourist activities in Croatia:
- Visiting the cities: Croatia has several beautiful cities that are worth visiting, including Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, Zadar, and Rijeka. Each city has its unique charm and offers visitors a chance to explore Croatia’s history, culture, and architecture.
- Exploring the beaches: Croatia has a long coastline along the Adriatic Sea, with hundreds of beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular beaches include Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brac, Punta Rata Beach in Brela, and Bačvice Beach in Split.
- Island hopping: Croatia has over 1,000 islands, and many of them are accessible by ferry or catamaran. Some of the most popular islands to visit include Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Brač, and Pag
- Wine tasting: Croatia has a long tradition of winemaking, and many vineyards offer wine tastings and tours. Some of the best wine regions in Croatia include Istria, the Pelješac Peninsula, and the island of Vis.
- National Parks: Croatia has eight national parks, including the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Krka National Park, and Paklenica National Park. These parks offer visitors a chance to explore Croatia’s natural beauty, including waterfalls, lakes, and forests.
- Adventurous activities: Croatia is an excellent destination for adventurous travelers. Visitors can go hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, and zip-lining in various locations throughout the country.
- Festivals: Croatia hosts many festivals throughout the year, including music festivals, food festivals, and cultural festivals. Some of the most popular festivals include the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Zagreb Advent, and the Ultra Europe Music Festival in Split.
The Baroque city of Vukovar located on the banks of the Danube and Vuka rivers has seen different cultures meet and epic battles waged throughout the centuries. In the last decade of the 20th century, Vukovar saw some of its most tragic histories. However, today the city has re-emerged as a symbol of peace and resistance, holding a special place in the creation of an independent Croatia, and earning the title “Triumphant Doorway to Croatia.” Vukovar traces its history back 8,000 years as evident by nearby Vučedol, one of the most important archaeological localities in the country dating back to 3,000 BC
.CITY TOUR AND ELTZ MANOR HOUSE
Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr 15 mins Duration: 3 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr 30 mins Level of Difficulty: 2
Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you’ll better understand on your city tour. Discover the history of the Balkan Wars as you visit Eltz Manor House. Destroyed in the Croatian War of Independence, the palace was rebuilt to its former glory. Explore its collection of artifacts, paintings and clothing and see first-hand the history of the local area. Excellent museum, but need to spend more time there