Our tours are based on exploring Croatian cultural, historical, natural and intangible heritage through a differentiated form of interpretation, following the latest cultural tourism trends. Giving the main focus to the first-hand experience, interaction and more personalised approach, allows the visitors to truly experience the local culture, instead of typical visual sightseeing. They are are specially tailored for visitors whose main travel motives are:- meeting and experiencing cultural, historical, natural and intangible heritage- visiting rural parts of Croatia, smaller towns and settlements of great historical and cultural significance- enjoying the finest traditional domestic gastronomy- new form of cultural interpretation- interaction and participation through creative workshops, courses, thematic routes, etc.
ItineraryDay 1: ZAGREB - VARAŽDINStop At: Old Castle (Stari Grad), Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaMidevial feudal fortress, known as Old town Varaždin since the ancient times, is admired for its extraordinary beauty along with its national cultural importance. This fascinating castle is the largest and most tresured jewel of the romantic, baroque town located along the coast of Drava river. During the guided tour through the impressive castle we will already feel the presence of its heavenly guardians.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Muzej Andjela, Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaAfter a walk through the streets and small squares exhibiting old forgotten arts and crafts, and enjoying the warmth of Varaždin’s characteristic illusionist architecture, we are yet to discover why it is called "the City where the Angels sleep” while trying to get to know them and even prove their existance. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Varazdin cemetery, Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaWe’ll meet a Croatian prominenet visual artist right in his art studio, before taking time off to experience the city individually. (our recommendation for free-time: an exceptional landmark - the cemetary, noted as one of (if not the most!) beautiful “eternal homes” in Europe)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: At the hotelAccommodation included: 4* hotel with an angelic Rococo ambienceDay 2: VARAŽDIN - TRAKOŠĆAN - GREŠNE GORICE - VELIKI TABOR - SRCE PRIRODEStop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaAfter enjoying the stunning view of its towers, the romantic lake and the idyllicly landscaped park-forest, which truly resembles the scenes from Disney fairy tales, we will also familiarize with its spotlessly preserved, luxuriant interior. As its former lords Counts Drašković were passionate photographers (they were the founders of Croatian art photography), we will honor them by using our cameras to record the most striking views, with the professional guidance of the prominent Croatian photographer.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dvor Veliki Tabor, Desinic, Krapina-Zagorje County, Central CroatiaAfter delicious domestic lunch at the charming rural household Grešne gorice, we will experience exciting exploration of Veliki Tabor’s authentic fortification architecture, admire almost unrealistic view of 333 m above sea level, as well as uncover the dark secrets of its cold stony walls. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: At the hotel • Lunch: Delicious domestic lunch at the charming rural household • Dinner: At the hotelAccommodation included: Beautiful quiet night in a warm rural household hotel with sport facilities and a poolDay 3: SRCE PRIRODE - RIBNIK - OZALJ - SRCE PRIRODEStop At: Stari grad RibnikAnother magnificent piece of medieval architecture, built by the noble Duces of Frankopan in the late 14th century, is a rare example of wasserburg (literaly: a castle in the water). It is a crime not to stop by the Ribnik Castle and listen to its calm, green surroundings mysteriousely whispering about its secret passages, walls, and dark dungeons.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Castle of Ozalj, Karlovac, Karlovac County, Central CroatiaOld Town of Ozalj, apart from its astonishing beauty and greatness, steals the attention of castle lovers particulary for its amazing variety of architectural styles. Unlike the cursed ones, the dreamy Ozalj castle dazzles with an unexplicable inspirative energy. With the help of a short creative writing course, just here in Ozalj castle’s palaces, we will try our own literal expression. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hotel Srakovcic Heart of NatureAfter a home-made lunch in a widely celebrated authenticly domestic restaurant, and a visit to local beekeeper along with tasting the sweetest eco honey products, we will gather in a cosy atmosphere of indigenous wine cellar and toast to the beautiful quiet night in a warm rural household.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: At the hotel • Lunch: A home-made lunch in a widely celebrated authenticly domestic restaurant • Dinner: At the hotelAccommodation included: Beautiful quiet night in a warm rural household hotel with sport facilities and a poolDay 4: SRCE PRIRODE - BOSILJEVO - SENJ - SELCEStop At: Dvorac Bosilje/ Stari grad Bosiljevo, Bosiljevo, Karlovac County, Central CroatiaAt the entrance to the mountanios region of Croatia, the Northern gate of the Adriatic, there is a small settlement called Bosiljevo. In the wilderness that encircled it, hidden from the curious gaze, a castle rose on the very edge of a sharp cliff. As unreal as in fairy tales, this Medieval giant once glittered like a rare pearl lost in the pristine peace of the powerful nature.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nehaj Castle, Senj, Lika-Senj CountyNehaj fortress is a recognizable symbol of the windy town of Senj, the oldest town of the North Adriatic coast. As if it made a pact with both the mighty bora and baffling clouds, the stunning view from its top grant us with a distant panoramic sight - as distant as eye can see. After guided tour we will enjoy our citadel lunch right inside its tower.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: At the hotel • Lunch: Citadel lunch in Nehaj fortress • Dinner: At the hotelAccommodation included: Good night's sleep with the scent of salt in a small, picturesque settlement by the seaDay 5: SELCE - KARLOVAC - ZAGREBStop At: Dubovac Castle, Karlovac, Karlovac County, Central CroatiaThe Old Town of Dubovac is one of the most beautiful and best preserved monuments of Karlovac architecture. Its viewpoint reveals a fantastic sight over lovely scenery, and a permenant exhibition of the City Museum in its highest tower. In addition to exploring the beautiful castle we will peek into the beauty of the old city core - Karlovac Star, the hexagonal fortification architecture dating 16th century, featuring elements of the Renaissance "Ideal City”.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: At the hotelNo accommodation included on this day.