Wine and gastro tour to Ilok / eastern Croatia
“Danube kingdom of wine and antiques” and “the heart of bread, anthem plains and sky”
Although the globe hides many angles in which you have to take a look, one of them is in central Europe, Croatia – located along the mighty Danube that connects the valleys and hills, east and west, land and rivers. This area is interesting enough and rich enough that thousands of years ago became the starting point of European civilizations. The rich and unique archaeological finds date more than 8000 years, preserved traditional culture and heritage nurtured, irresistible food, royal wine and at the end man and nature in harmony with mutual respect.
Nature and God are too creative to make the same thing twice
If you think you have seen it all somewhere, remember that there are no two same people, two same lovers and there are no two same destinations in the world. Therefore, without much doubt, include eastern Croatia in your planned trip. Come to the area that lives as one with its nature, where is the “Danube kingdom of wine and antiques” and where “the heart of bread, anthem plains and sky.”
Experience the beauty of traditional Slavonia, travel through the historic city of Vukovar all the way to Ilok! The town of Ilok with its medieval fortress is protected as a cultural heritage of Croatia. The easternmost settlement in Croatia, Slavonian town Ilok, is traditionally known for its wine brands. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Odescalchi dukes built the town’s famous wine cellars, the Old Cellars of Ilok (Stari Iločki podrumi). One of the values and attractions of this tourist settlement are two wine cellars from the 15th and the 18th century in which for more than five hundred years maturation and care of high quality wines is being performed in a traditional way, in wooden oak barrels.The cellars also keep the valuable archive of Traminer, Welshriesling, Rheinriesling…
The second of the many attractions is definitely the restaurant “Stari Podrum”, which is situated in a very special ambience in the former old wine cellar, which was reconstructed and adapted to the restaurant needs. The ambience of the restaurant is characteristic, cozy, warm, it gives away the autochthon Srijem feeling.
Ilok is especially famous for its Traminac and Silvanac, along with wine tasting, you will try typical Slavonian dishes such as fiš-paprikaš, Slavonian kulen, different types of sausages, etc. at the historical site of wine cellars of Ilok and the restaurant that is traditionally top destination for wine lovers and gourmands. After a long drive you will taste real Slavonia in the restaurant Stari Podrum, with the menu we organized for you.
» Price per person starts from 220 € per pax
– Pick up at hotel in Zagreb, and drive (apx. 3,5 hours) with a luxury car/minivan to Ilok- on Principovac
– Upon arrival glass of sparkling wine and tours of wineyards with tourist guide (Vukovo-Principovac)
– Tour of the freshwater aquarium located at Principovac
– Guided tour of the old cellars with tourist guide
– Glass of wine Gewurztraminer – upon arrival at the old cellar
– Homemade salt cakes – on arrival at the old cellar
– Bottle of wine Gewurztraminer
– 3 cours lunch + wine tasting (4 types of vine)
– Visit a small private destilery and tasting 14 homemade grappas
All tours include private day tour with tour guide, lunch, transportation in executive vehicles with A/C, all costs of fuel and tolls. Drinks are not included.
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