The Tourism Ireland's „Global Greening“ initiative is taking place at Croatian cities of Zagreb, Rijeka and Pula with the support of Embassy of Ireland in Croatia. On Friday, 17 March 2017 Zagreb and Rijeka for the first time, and Pula second consecutive year are celebrating Ireland's national day, St. Patrick's day.
In Zagreb, the City's new fountain on Croatia Fraternal Union Street will light in green. Rijeka choose to green famous Trsat Castle above the City. And at the end City of Pula will once again green the „Lightning Giants“ in the Uljanik shipyard.
The City of Rijeka will join the Irish City of Galway in 2020 as a European Capital of Culture.
With the participation of three cities, Croatia is in select company of a few countries which will take part in Tourism Ireland's 8th annual celebration of St. Patrick's Day (Empire State Buiding in New York, USA; the London Eye, UK; the Colosseum in Rome, Italy; Matuse Castle, Japan and Great Wall of China).
DAY 1 DELNICE or FUŽINE (arrival)
Meeting your guide and fellow travelers. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine
DAY 2 VISIT TO HONEY MAKERS – HIKING TO SPECIAL NATURE RESERVE VRAŽJI PROLAZ AND ZELENI VIR
Breakfast at the hotel. Our day starts in Delnice with visit to honey makers and honey tasting. Afterwards, we will drive to Ložac where we start our hiking to Special Nature Reserve Zeleni vir and Vražji prolaz..Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 3 HIKING IN NATIONAL PARK RISNJAK (INCLUDING THE SPRING OF THE KUPA RIVER)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today's adventures bring us to Risnjak National Park.The park covers over 60 square km and encompasses a major part of the Risnjak and Snježnik mountain range together with the spring and upper part of the Kupa River. The spring of the Kupa River and the immediate area have been protected as a natural treasure at 1963. Time and weather allowing, we will also hike through Leska Educational Path before returning to our hotel for dinner. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 4 FREE DAY (OPTIONAL TRIPS)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can be as active as you wish.Maybe rafting on Kupa river or another visit to Risnjak National Park. Your tour leader will give you all the details.Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 5 VISIT TO POPOVIĆ MILL – BIKING IN FUŽINE – VISIT TO CAVE VRELO
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we are going to visit the oldest electronic mill in the Europe, built in 1924., followed by demonstration of historical mill machinery. We will continue to Fužine, a picturesque little town situated at 730 meters above the sea level, in the south-western part of Gorski Kotar region. Our biking route is easy (approx. 22km ), using both asphalt and gravel road, and it is great for exploring the location.
One of the most attractive natural phenomena of the region is the cave Vrelo (means the spring), only 3km far from the town.Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 6 HIKING IN FOREST PARK GOLUBINJAK – HERB LIQUEURS TASTING – HIKING AROUND LOKVARSKO LAKE FOLLOWED BY BOAT RIDE
Breakfast at the hotel. The Golubinjak Park Forest, an exquisite gift of nature, offers relaxation for both body and soul in the shade of its centuries-old forest. After visitng this natural wealth, we will enjoy the authentic liqueurs made from the fruits and herbs of this region. Our day will be fullfilled with hiking around Lokvarsko Lake followed by boat ride. Dinner at the hotel.Overnight in Delnice/Fužine.
DAY 7 DELNICE or FUŽINE
Departure after breakfast.
6 nights accommodation in 3* hotel on HB basis
Use of equipment and activities
4 days of organized activities
Entrance fees to Special Nature Reserve Zeleni Vir and Vražji prolaz, National Park Risnjak, cave Vrelo, Forest Park Golubinjak and Popović mill
Honey tasting and herb liqueurs tasting
Boat ride on Lokvarsko Lake
Ground transportation (transfers throughout)
Arrival transfer from Zagreb/Rijeka airport, bus or train station
Departure transfer to Zagreb/Rijeka airport, bus or train station
English speaking guide and assistance
Meals not listed in the itinerary (lunch boxes available at the hotel)
Optional trips on day 4
Items of personal nature
Optional gratuities to your guide