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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Zagreb to Kumrovec Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin Full-Day Tour

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.

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Private Tour to Kumrovec, Trakoscan and Varazdin from Zagreb

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Staro selo museum, Kumrovec, Krapina-Zagorje County, Central CroatiaVisit the beautiful village of Kumrovec where the Marshall Tito, president of former Yugoslavia was born and enjoy the incredible landscape while traveling to the region of Zagorje.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Castle (Stari Grad), Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaVisit the city of Varazdin, the Old Town and the medieval palaces that make this hidden gem in Croatia's North-West.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaThe most famous and best preserved castle in Croatia, a monument that perfectly explains a big part of European history, just an hour away from Zagreb.Duration: 2 hours

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ESSENTIALLY CROATIA - 7 DAY TOUR

ItineraryDay 1: WELCOME TO ZAGREBStop At: Franjo Tuđman Airport ZagrebWelcome! You have arrived to Croatia’s capital. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation and dinner.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 2: ZAGREB-TRAKOŠĆAN-ZAGREB Stop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaThis morning we will enjoy a guided walking city tour. The tour visits Zagreb’s core, the central Ban Jelačić Square, as well as the religious center Kaptol, with the spectacular Cathedral, and afterwards Zagreb’s ancient secular heart, Gradec, with the Stone Gate, St. Marco’s church and Lotršćak tower. After some free time for lunch, we will take a half day trip to Zagorje and the most romantic of Croatia’s castles – Trakošćan. Return to Zagreb in the evening.Dinner and overnight.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE – ZADAR Stop At: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Central CroatiaThis day is dedicated to nature as we will visit the National Park Plitvice, a UNESCO natural heritage site. The park is the most visited nature site in Croatia for a good reason: its 16 crystalline lakes connect through various waterfalls spread out over travertine barriers cascading or dropping steeply from heights and offering amazing colours and views wherever you turn. Watch your step, stay on the marked paths and enjoy a train ride through the park and/or a boat ride over the lake Kozjak to get the most of it. After the visit we will continue to Zadar. Dinner and overnight.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 4: ZADAR – ŠIBENIK – SPLITStop At: SplitIn the morning our local guide will introduce us to the city’s rich history and show us around its narrow streets called ‘kalè’. After the city tour we will head to Šibenik for a free walk around the city. If you like you can visit the famous UNESCO site – St. James’ Cathedral. For lunch we will venture to the ethno village restaurant and museum Pakovo selo. It is about a half an hour’s ride from Šibenik and a place to get to know the Dalmatian hinterland and have a really good authentic lunch. With our bellies full we continue towards Split, our final destination for today. Dinner and overnight.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 5: SPLIT – TROGIR – DUBROVNIKStop At: Diocletian's Palace, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaMorning city tour of Split, the ancient Roman city founded over 1700 years ago. Its history is still visible and preserved in the historical center, intertwined with more recent and even modern buildings in an almost cacophonic whole that is very particular of this town. Your local guide will introduce you to the city and we have included entrances to the Cellars of the emperor Diocletian, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. In the early afternoon we continue to Dubrovnik with a short stop for a walk in the UNESCO gem Trogir. Dinner and overnight.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 6: DUBROVNIKStop At: Franciscan Monastery, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaAfter breakfast we will explore another historical city, the magnificent Dubrovnik. The historic core of Dubrovnik is situated within its amazingly preserved medieval walls where we will walk the alleys surrounded by stone walls of houses, palaces and churches. A true trip back in time! Afternoon and evening at leisure so you can use the time to further explore the city: visit the city walls, take the funicular to mount Srdj or a short cruise along the walls or to the island of Lokrum and in the evening try and find the small sea gate leading onto the rocks outside the walls – this is the place to enjoy the sunset in Dubrovnik and there is a bar called Buza so you can accompany the sunset with a nice glass of wine. Overnight.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 7: DUBROVNIK - DEPARTUREStop At: Dubrovnik AirportTime to say goodbye. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport and departure.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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ESSENTIALLY CROATIA AND ITS ISLANDS - 12 days

ItineraryDay 1: ZAGREBStop At: Franjo Tuđman Airport ZagrebWelcome! You have arrived to Croatia’s capital. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation and dinner.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 2: ZAGREB -TRAKOŠĆAN-ZAGREB Stop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaThis morning we will enjoy a guided walking city tour. The tour visits Zagreb’s core, the central Ban Jelačić Square, as well as the religious center Kaptol, with the spectacular Cathedral, and afterwards Zagreb’s ancient secular heart, Gradec, with the Stone Gate, St. Marco’s church and Lotršćak tower. After some free time for lunch, we will take a half day trip to Zagorje and the most romantic of Croatia’s castles – Trakošćan. Return to Zagreb in the evening. Dinner and overnight.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE – ZADAR Stop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaThis day is dedicated to nature as we will visit the National Park Plitvice, a UNESCO natural heritage site. The park is the most visited nature site in Croatia for a good reason: its 16 crystalline lakes connect through various waterfalls spread out over travertine barriers cascading or dropping steeply from heights and offering amazing colours and views wherever you turn. Watch your step, stay on the marked paths and enjoy a train ride through the park and/or a boat ride over the lake Kozjak to get the most of it. After the visit we will continue to Zadar. Dinner and overnight.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 4: ZADAR – ŠIBENIK – SPLITStop At: Sibenik centerIn the morning our local guide will introduce us to the city’s rich history and show us around its narrow streets called ‘kalè’. After the city tour we will head to Šibenik for a free walk around the city. If you like you can visit the famous UNESCO site – St. James’ Cathedral. For lunch we will venture to the ethno village restaurant and museum Pakovo selo. It is about a half an hour’s ride from Šibenik and a place to get to know the Dalmatian hinterland and have a really good authentic lunch. With our bellies full we continue towards Split, our final destination for today.Dinner and overnight.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight in hotel 4*Day 5: SPLIT - cruise connectionStop At: Diocletian's Palace, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaMorning city tour of Split, the ancient Roman city founded over 1700 years ago. Its history is still visible and preserved in the historical center, intertwined with more recent and even modern buildings in an almost cacophonic whole that is very particular of this town. Your local guide will introduce you to the city and we have included entrances to the Cellars of the emperor Diocletian, the Cathedral and Jupiter’s Temple. After the tour you say goodbye to the tour leader and our group in order to make your Cruise connection!Croatia is a land of islands as there are more than 1100 of them. This is the opportunity to visit some of them Transfer from your Split hotel to Split harbour where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h. Get settled and join welcome reception on board at 19:30. Overnight in Split.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 6: SPLIT- KORČULAStop At: Korcula Old City, Korcula Island, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaEarly in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop in one of the beautiful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear sea. Lunch on board. Arrival to Korčula in the afternoon. This is said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and we shall be taken on an interesting tour along the winding streets of this lovely town. After the tour, enjoy some free time to sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or just continue walking the streets.Overnight in Korčula.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 7: KORČULA-SLANO/STON- DUBROVNIKStop At: City WallEarly in the morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic center of the county. The town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik, and is surrounded by breath taking scenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once we are there we will visit oyster farm in Ston where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees. After the tour, we continue our journey to Dubrovnik. Enjoy the sunset dinner while we sail alongside the old city walls. Enjoy the sunset usually only seen on beautiful pictures. This time is for you to make the magnificent photographs and memories that will last a lifetime. Overnight in Dubrovnik.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 8: DUBROVNIKStop At: Dubrovnik Cable Car, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaToday you get another chance to explore Dubrovnik. Take the shuttle to the city center and enjoy a coffee in Stradun street or walk the city walls. Later re-join the group and take the cable car from the Old Town to mount Srđ, a place with breath taking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and numerous islands. Have a drink, snack or a meal at the snack bar or in the restaurant overlooking the Old City.Overnight in Dubrovnik.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 9: DUBROVNIK - MLJETStop At: Mljet National Park, Mljet Island, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaToday we sail to Mljet – the most forested island in the Adriatic, Mljet is also well known for its two salted lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero, located in the north of the island. In the midst of the big lake you will find the island of St. Mary and the Benedictine monastery, a tranquil and contemplative place that will surely enchant you. Join the cruise manager on this magnificent tour and see why this island was a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses. Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in port Pomena.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 10: MLJET - HVARStop At: HvarEarly in the morning we set sail to Hvar. It is the longest island in Croatia and the sunniest in all of Europe (2724 sunny hours each year)! This is definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world. You probably don’t know that the first public theatre in Europe is located right here on Hvar (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) which is only one detail testifying to the island’s rich cultural history. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. We suggest you to take a jeep safari which will take you away from the popular tourist resorts, on an intoxicating voyage of discovery through the aromatic hills of rosemary and lavender, through the various hilltop villages of the island and along tracks off-limits to most vehicles.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 11: HVAR-BOL-SPLIT Stop At: BolToday we head to Brač, the largest island in central Dalmatia famous for two things: one, its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, DC, and two, the beach Zlatni Rat, a long, golden, pebbly beach near Bol that protrudes over 500m out into the Adriatic sea, and, surrounded by deep blue water, changes shape with the wind which makes it unique in Croatia. If weather permits we will make a swim stop there as we prepare lunch on board. Enjoy our last day specialties as we sail to our final port Split. The evening is free for you to roam the city on your own. Overnight in Split.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: overnight on boardDay 12: SPLITStop At: SplitAfter breakfast, it’s time to disembark. Transfer to airport.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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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.

$4338.58 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.

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