Vukovar Danube Tour

Story about one city and its rivers

Proud City on the Danube River

WALKING | Full Day | from 64 € | Take a tour through the beautiful Baroque city of Vukovar, situated at the banks of the rivers Vuka and Danube in the Srijem/Syrmia region in Eastern Croatia. A private guided city walking tour brings you far back into the turbulent history of the proud City of Vukovar. You will hear and see how its citizens survived a three-month siege in 1991 during the Croatian War for Independence and try to understand the causes and consequences of this great national tragedy.

With a population of 27.000, Vukovar is one of the larger towns in Eastern Croatia and the capital city of Vukovar- Syrmia County. This fertile lowland region is surrounded and crossed by many rivers. The river city of Vukovar has the largest river port in Croatia, located at the confluence of the Vuka River and the Danube. The name Vukovar means 'town on the Vuka River'.

Before the Croatian War for Independence in 1991, Vukovar was the 2nd wealthiest town in former Yugoslavia. During the war, the city was, unfortunately, heavily damaged. But after 1998 and peaceful reintegration, it's been rebuilt, and many exiled families returned to their homes.

There are several cultural events in Vukovar during the year. The most important is the VukovART - the great Street Art Festival in late May, the Vukovar Film Festival in August, and the "Silent Night in Vukovar" - the traditional Christmas concert of Croatian National Television in the Church of St. Philip.

ITINERARY

Arrival in Vukovar – Boat ride & Wine tasting on the Danube

9:00 AM - Arrival in Vukovar – Boat ride & Wine tasting on the Danube

We start our day trip at 9:00 AM from Osijek (the capital city of Eastern Croatia), where you will meet your guide. There is a possibility of picking you up at your accommodation. This option is on request. The transfer to the City of Vukovar lasts about 40 min (40 km). After arriving in Vukovar, we will start our city tour on the Danube, floating on a river panoramic tourist boat. You will enjoy a relaxing 1-hour boat ride while sightseeing on the scenic Danube River.

City tour of Vukovar

11:00 AM - City tour of Vukovar

After a boat ride on the Danube River, we continue our city tour through Vukovar's most beautiful parts, including the historical Baroque city centre with many beautiful buildings, like the Coach Post Building and Castle Eltz. We will visit the Memorial cemetery of the victims of the Homeland War (Croatian War of Independence), the Old Water Tower built in 1913 and the 50 metres tall Vukovar Water Tower. This famous tower is a landmark and one of the symbols of Vukovar.

Lunch

2:00 PM - Lunch

We will have lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Slavonian cuisine, located on the banks of the River Danube. During this break of an hour and a half, you will have an opportunity to sort the impressions before we continue with our second part of Vukovar's tour.

Archaeological Site Vučedol

2:45 PM - Archaeological Site Vučedol

After lunch, we will visit the extraordinary Archaeological Site Vučedol, located along the Danube bank, only 5 km downriver from Vukovar. It is one of the most significant locations from the Eneolithic period. What makes it unique is that, due to the value of the finds, it provided the name for an entire Eneolithic culture – the Vučedol Culture. At the same time, it is the area where it originated. The Vučedol Culture dated from 3000 to 2200 B.C. We will also visit the Museum of the Vučedol Culture and have a guided tour through the museum exhibition. The Museum offers a new universe of discovery and inspiration with its unmatched and unique combination of location, architecture, pleasant atmosphere, and most significant historical values presented in a contemporary way.

Return tranfser to Osijek

4:00 PM - Return tranfser to Osijek

Our Vukovar-Danube excursion ends in Osijek, where we started our day trip. Return time in Osijek around 5:00 PM.

Departure dates 2022: from March till December

Dates: Tuesday – Sunday, on request

Group size

2 pers.

3 pers.

4 pers.

5 pers.

6 pers.

7 pers.

Price per person

€ 146,00

€ 107,00

€ 89,00

€ 77,00

€ 69,00

€ 64,00

  • The excursion prices are based on a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of seven (7) participants.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.
  • Participants interested in a private trip for a larger group may contact Inlandia.com for an individual offer.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Licensed speaking tour guide (English, German).
  • Transfer Osiijek-Vukovar-Osijek.
  • Boat ride on the Danube River.
  • Entrance fee and professional guidance in the Vukovar Water Tower.
  • Entrance fee and a professional guide in the Museum of Vučedol Culture.
  • Insurance and costs for the organization and realization of the tour.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  /  Additional costs:

  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Approx. 12 – 17 € for a menu.
  • Transfer to another starting point (of your interest).
  • Additional health and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to info@inlandia.com
  • All other expenses not covered by the programme.

Note* For those who are more interested in experiencing Slavonia & Baranja region in Eastern Croatia, we recommend our excursions: Osijek & Djakovo Tour and Canoeing Kopacki rit

Highlights of Vukovar

The archaeological locality Vučedol, which is located on the banks of the Danube River near Vukovar, is a place of continuous settlements and one of the most important archaeological localities in Croatia. It was a settlement inhabited by peasants, farmers, hunters and copper processors, which had its golden era from 3000 to 2200 BC. The 'Vučedol Dove' – one of the symbols of Vukovar, was found in Vučedol in 1938. This ritual vessel was made between 2800 and 2500 BC. Due to the importance of its findings, it gave the name to a whole Eneolithic culture. Vučedol is also a well-known excursion destination, popular among anglers and bathers because of the beautiful sand beach on Orlov Otok (Eagle's Island).

Vukovar City Museum in Castle Eltz was founded in 1948. Up until 1991, the Museum had about 50 thousand exhibits in four separate divisions: the history of Vukovar from Prehistory to today, the Culture and History collection, which provided an authentic presentation of the life of the citizens of Vukovar and the Eltz family, and complete overview of modern Croatian art from the end of the 19th and the early 20th century. During the Croatian War of Independence, Castle Eltz suffered significant damage. The collections kept in the castle were also damaged. Some of the exhibits were destroyed, some have disappeared and cannot be found, and some have been taken. After many years of effort and diplomatic activity, a part of the collection was returned to Vukovar.

Memorial Museum of the Nobel Prize Winner Lavoslav Ružička, located in the house where he was born, displayed original documents and medals from the life and work of the famous Nobel Prize winner, who received this prestigious award in 1939 for chemistry.

Vukovar 3D ZOO makes 3D anamorphic images made by the famous international artists of the World 3D Street Art scene. For the last five years, during the VukovART street art festival, their image illusions of three-dimensional space turn streets and walls of Vukovar’s buildings into open-air galleries. The beautiful street artworks, i.e. the anamorphic image, get a 3D effect when viewed from a single point using a lens (mobile phone or camera).

See VukovART 2021 on YouTube

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