Vukovar Srijem County Video Guide

One of the reasons I am so in love with Croatia is because there are so many places that surprised me. In this county you find some of the best things that the country offers: beautiful landscapes, delicious food, rich culture and very important history.  The first time I traveled to Vukovar it was to learn about the Homeland War and to see the memorials, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how this particular city has developed and all that it holds.  The museums are some of the best I have visited in Europe and hiring a local guide for a tour of the war memorials is the best way to understand this history.

Vinkovci is a nice place to enjoy their museums, see how locals live and enjoy the river passing right through the town.

Ilok to me is one of the most charming cities in the world and it’s my little gem.  When I want to have a little getaway, this is the place I like to go.  The river is perfect, the wines are exceptional and there is so much charm in the old part of town.

The surrounding villages and towns are some of the most welcoming.  If you can imagine, most people traveling to Croatia will go to the sea, so the service and appreciation you get when in this county is truly genuine.  I’d say this region is where you can really “feel” true Croatia any time of the year.
Where is it?  The eastern-most county, bordering Serbia (the Danube River is the border).
How to get here?  Just head east!  Highway is the best way and when leaving Zagreb you will follow signs to the direction of Slavonski Brod.
Best combined with: If you are already exploring, also check out Osijek, Kopački Rit Nature Park and Dakovo.


Ashley’s favorite thing to do there: I enjoy being on and watching the Danube.  Badgered boat cruises down the river in Vukovar and this is a special experience, especially at sunset while drinking Traminac wine.

Ashley Colburn

I’m Ashley, a TV producer and host from San Diego, California, however now I live half the year in my new home, Croatia.
I am a two-time Emmy award-winning TV producer and host and have traveled to more than 50 countries. I spend about 9 months a year on the road filming, but several of these months I am based in Croatia. I have two TV series that are airing around the world. In the USA you can watch “Takeoff with Ashley Colburn” on AWE and my other series “WONDERS” airs around the world.

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