Welcome to Zagorje


The Zagorje region begins north of Mt Medvednica (1035m), near Zagreb, and extends west to the Slovenian border, and as far north as Varaždin, a showcase of baroque architecture. Whether you want to feast on hearty cuisine at rustic restaurants, get a taste of village life or tour ancient castles, with Zagorje you’re in for an offbeat treat.


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$81.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Kumrovec Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin Full Day Tour from Zagreb

Your first stop is Kumrovac. Tito was born here. That says it all. Kumrovac is a village that shows where this world leader came from, his background, a starting point on the way to his many achievements. It is also a chance for you to experience an authentic village of Zagorje, for in Kumrovac you will get to see typical architectural and ethnological characteristics as well as everyday-life of its inhabitants. See the authentic museum exhibition representing the original ambient and function. Imagine and enjoy well presented periods from 13th century to Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Stroll the most beautiful formed and maintained parks in Croatia with rich vegetation and fascinating panorama. Relax in a romantic boat ride on the lake. Get to know baroque city Varazdin – also called “Little Vienna”. Varazdin is the city of music, baroque and flowers. Enjoy rich history and culture of the town and its many Baroque palaces, churches and monasteries. Do not miss a visit to the city museum located in a renaissance fortress on the water – the old city. Relax while walking through one of numerous city parks and gardens. Varazdin is a city where even the cemetery is an architectural pearl.

$2326.38 Private & Custom Tours

QUINTESSENCE CROATIA MULTIPLE DAY PRIVATE TOUR

Day 1: ZAGREB ;Arrive in Zagreb. Transfer to the accommodation.overnight in Zagreb.  Day 2: ZAGREB; After breakfast city tour of the capital of Croatia, Afternoon day at leisure. Optional halfdaytrip to Zagorje area (castle of Trakošćan) with a wine tasting) or Čigoč-European village of the storks.Overnight in Zagreb. Day 3: ZAGREB - PLITVICE - ZADAR (300 km) ; After breakfast head towards the Plitvice Lakes.The Plitvice lakes complex was registered on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage in 1979. Thickly wooded mountains embrace sixteen smaller and larger crystal turquoise lakes, interconnected by foaming cascades and deep falls. Sightseeing of the National Park.Afternoon departure for Zadar.Overnight in Zadar. Day 4: ZADAR - ŠIBENIK - TROGIR/SPLIT (150 km) Continuing the journey to Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic, boasting the famous cathedral of St James, the most significant architectonic monument of the Renaissance in Croatia.Continuing the trip into the hinterland of Primošten, famous for its black wine Babic and olive oil.Arrival to Primošten Burnji and visit to Jurlinovi dvori – the beautiful village farm preserved in its original appearance.Overnight in Trogir/Split. Day 5: TROGIR - SPLIT (30 km);Morning city tour of Split. Located in the centre of the Dalmatian coast and nestled between the mountains and the sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian.Visit the impressive emperor’s palace built in the 3rd century, Peristyle and the Cathedral.The journey takes us to Trogir. Return to Split.Rest of the day is free for shopping or coffee at one of many Split’s cafés. Overnight in Trogir or Split. Day 6: SPLIT - DUBROVNIK (225 km) ; After breakfast, we continue our drive along the Adriatic coast towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone cities in the world. Visit Ston with its 5-kilometre long walls.We continue to Dubrovnik. This city-monument has been registered on UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.Overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 7: DUBROVNIK; City Tour of the City, Afternoon at leisure.Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.Farewell dinner in Dubrovnik area.Overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 8: DUBROVNIK; Free time till transfer to the airport for your flight home.

$2490.05 Multi-day & Extended Tours

GRAND BALKAN PRIVATE MULTIPLE-DAY TOUR

Day 1:ZAGREB;Arrival in Zagreb. Transfer to the accommodation.Welcome Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.  Day 2: ZAGREB After breakfast, city tour of the capital of Croatia, featuring the Upper and the Lower Town.Afternoon at leisure. An optional half-day trip to Zagorje area (castle of Trakošćan with a wine-tasting) or Čigoč – the European village of storks.Overnight in ZagrebDay 3: ZAGREB - ĐAKOVO - BELGRADE (450 km)After breakfast, we head to Đakovo, driving for a couple of hundreds of kilometres through Slavonia. Đakovo is a town that houses the famous Lipizzaner studs. Continue towards Belgrade, Overnight in Belgrade.  Day 4: BELGRADE After breakfast, City Tour of Belgrade. An optional dinner and folklore with gipsy music on one of the famous boats (splav). Overnight in Belgrade. Day 5: BELGRADE - NIŠ - SKOPJE (500 km) After breakfast, we head southward,  to the city of Niš, the third largest in Serbia. continue to Skopje.Overnight in Skopje, Day 6:SKOPJE. A morning city tour of Skopje, a city that was devastated in a massive earthquake in 1963. Overnight in Skopje. Day 7:SKOPJE - OHRID (150 km) After breakfast, we head to Ohrid. Visit of the famous monastery of Saint Naum.An optional Macedonian dinner with folklore.Overnight in Ohrid.  Day 8: OHRID - TIRANA (150 km)Setting forth to Tirana, the capital of Albania. City tour of Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.Day 9:TIRANA After breakfast, visit of an important museum of Tirana.An optional cable-car ride up the mountain. An optional visit of Durres, the largest port of Albania/Kruje, a historic town with a castle nestled in a dramatic scenery and the birthplace of the almost mythical Albanian hero, Skenderbeu. Overnight in Tirana. Day 10: TIRANA - DUBROVNIK (300 km) After breakfast, we continue our drive along the Adriatic coast towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful fortified cities of the Old World. On the way we stop for lunch in Budva and in the afternoon we enjoy the magnificent historic town of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 11: DUBROVNIK A morning tour of the old town, which was the centre of a miniature republic for centuries. Farewell dinner in a charming village in the countryside.Overnight in Dubrovnik Day 12: DUBROVNIK Free time till the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

$1261.39 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 DAYS MUST SEE CROATIA

  Day 1: ZAGREBArrive in Zagreb. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Zagreb, hotel 4*. Day 2: ZAGREB After breakfast city tour of the capital of Croatia, featuring Upper Town and Down Town.The Upper Town is Zagreb’s historical centre which comprises Church of St. Mark with the famed multi-colored roof, the Parliament building, the Stone Gate, Cathedral. Down Town is business and cultural center of Zagreb with its main square of ban Josip Jelacic, the Croatian National Theatre and University. Afternoon day at leisure. Optional halfdaytrip to Zagorje area (castle of Trakošćan) with a wine tasting) or Čigoč-European village of the storks. Overnight in Zagreb, hotel 4*. Day 3: ZAGREB - PLITVICE - ZADAR (300 km)After breakfast head towards the Plitvice Lakes.The Plitvice lakes complex was registered on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage in 1979. Thickly wooded mountains embrace sixteen smaller and larger crystal turquoise lakes, interconnected by foaming cascades and deep falls. Sightseeing of the National Park.Afternoon departure for Zadar.Overnight in Zadar area, hotel 4*. Day 4: ZADAR - ŠIBENIK - TROGIR/SPLIT (150 km)Continuing the journey to Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic, boasting the famous cathedral of St James, the most significant architectonic monument of the Renaissance in Croatia.Overnight in Trogir/Split, hotel 4*. Day 5: TROGIR - SPLIT (30 km)Morning city tour of Split. Located in the centre of the Dalmatian coast and nestled between the mountains and the sea, Split is a picturesque ancient town built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The journey takes us to Trogir, a charming stone town under the protection of UNESCO, which takes pride in the fascinating Romanesque cathedral, churches and beautiful palaces. After the short sightseeing of this Dalmatian pearl we return to Split.Rest of the day is free.Overnight in Trogir or Split, hotel 4*. Day 6: SPLIT - DUBROVNIK (225 km)After breakfast, we continue our drive along the Adriatic coast towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone cities in the world.Discover Ston with its 5-kilometre long walls. We continue to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik, hotel 4*. Day 7: DUBROVNIKMorning city tour of the old town. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner in Dubrovnik area. Overnight in Dubrovnik, hotel 4*. Day 8: DUBROVNIKFree time till transfer to the airport for your flight home.

$111 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Crotian Zagorje Wine Tasting and Traditional Dinner in Traditional Local Restaurant

Transfer from Zagreb to Zagorje – the region of ecological attributes. After a short drive through the beautiful landscape visit Bolfan winery for wine tasting. The natural way of wine production represents an intimate relationship between Mother Nature and their methodical, and one might say, spiritual attention - a close interrelation with the vine (grape-vine) itself, cluster of grapes, wine, sense of sight, touch, smell and taste. The goal is just the opposite of the goal of artificial manipulation and adding artificial aromas, the goal is honesty - naturalness. These wines have deserve the attention that they get, of course. These process of production and care for wine is inspiration they find in harmony with nature as well as enjoyment in life. Wines are made as such for personal pleasure, for relaxation, dancing, socializing, special moments. In the second winery Vuglec breg whch is a tourist village, you will find  over 16 000 vine plants. Also, this winery is well known for their sparkling wines produced in classical sparkling wine method. We will visit the wine cellar and taste the award winning wines. After, you will get a chance to relax and have lunch/dinner and taste traditional local food with great view over the Zagorje hills.

$86.51 Outdoor Activities

Bear Mountain Bike Adventure

Mount Medvednica, located outside the Croatian capital city of Zagreb, is a unique example of preserved nature at the doorstep of a large city. The name "Bear Mountain" is a possible English translation for the word Medvednica. This mountain is a favored hiking, mountain biking, and skiing destination for the citizens of Zagreb and its visitors. It is also a designated nature park to protect its rich and diverse wildlife. Major highlights of this tour include the amazing views over Zagreb and the surrounding region of Zagorje. Medvednica's dense forests and fresh air are ideal to escape the summer heats and city hustle. The highest peak Sljeme, standing at 3389 ft (1033 m) will be our starting point. From there you will be guided down the wide paths through the forest. Along the way breaks will be taken to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and to have an optional picnic. The tour will then continue downward as we reach the outskirts of Zagreb. The last part of this trip is through the forest Park of Dotrscina and finally Maksimir, one of the oldest public parks in Europe. This park is a real treasure among locals that come here to enjoy the forest and lakes scattered throughout the area. Zagreb Zoo is also here and you are welcome to stay and visit.

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