Visitor Information -- If you stop at Slavonski Brod on your way east, the tourist bureau there will provide maps and brochures. That office is at Trg Pobjede 28/1 (tel. 035/447-721; www.tzgsb.hr). The tourist office in Dakovo is staffed by volunteers, but it may be one of the most helpful and welcoming tourist offices in all of Croatia. Besides the cathedral and the museum, the Dakovo tourist rep told us about the Lipizzaner stable, restaurants, hotels, and celebrations in Dakovo, really rolling out the welcome mat. The Dakovo office is at Kralja Tomislava 3 (tel. 031/811-233). In Nova Gradiska, head for Slavonskih Granicara 15 (tel. 035/361-495; www.tzgng.hr) for tourist information.
Getting There -- Both trains and buses stop in Slavonski Brod, Dakovo, and Nova Gradiska. There are 14 buses and 15 trains daily from Zagreb to Slavonski Brod, which is connected to Pozega, Nova Gradiska, and Dakovo by local routes. The Slavonski Brod bus station is at Trg Hrvatskog Proljeca (tel. 035/444-300), while the train station (tel. 035/441-082) is across the street from it. In Nova Gradaska, the train station is at Kolodvorska 5 (tel. 035/361-023), and the bus station is almost next door at Kolodvorska 2 (tel. 035/361-219). In Dakovo, the train station is less than a mile east of the center on Kralja Tomislava, and the bus station is less than a mile east of the cathedral on Splitska.
Getting Around -- As with most inland Croatian cities, walking is the best way to navigate Dakovo, but right now Slavonski Brod is a one-attraction town and a car is handy to get to the fort in Slavonski Brod and the monastery in Nova Gradiska.