ZAGORJE TOUR FROM ZAGREB
One day tour from Zagreb to Zagorje region – fairy tale at hand
Explore the undiscovered gem so close to Zagreb
Zagorje day tour from Zagreb
This undiscovered region is a real treasure. Green rolling hills are hiding seecrets and legends. This tour will be like travelling through time – from the neanderthal in Krapina to the middle ages fortresses to Kumrovec, the birthplace of Tiro, the former Yugoslav president.
TITO Kumrovec – Old village museum
Veliki tabor castle
Krapina neanderthal museum
Takošćan – castle sightseeing
Zagorje tour from Zagreb includes
- Free Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
- Private Air conditioned transportation by car or minivan
- Private English speaking licensed tour guide
- Wi-Fi during the tour
- Itinerary as stated
- Easy cancellation
- Duration 9 hours
- Entrance fees
- Coffee break
- Local food tasting (cheese tasting at a local dairy farm)
- Lunch in local restaurant
Zagorje Tour itinerary
Departure for Zagorje Tour from Zagreb from your accommodation in Zagreb or from the agreed location. Just a little over an hour drive and we arrive at our destination – the village of Kumrovec. A beautiful ride through the Zagorje region that inspired the verses for the Croatian national anthem. Not only is it an in situ museum (meaning that all the houses have been restored to their original location), but it is also the birthplace of the famous Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito. With Nasser and Nehru, he formed a non-aligned movement. He was visited by many famous presidents, one of them Nixon from the USA. You can wander around old little houses and see life as it was in the last century.
Further on our route is the castle of Veliki Tabor. A medieval castle that dominates the valley at the top of the hill. It is one of the most famous symbols of the Zagorje region, but also of Croatia. Archaeological finds date from the 15th century, and scientists assume that it was built by the noble Celjski family. The most famous legend you can hear in Zagorje is connected with this family – about the love story of Veronika from Desinić and Fridrih Celjski.
After a short break for a traditional lunch we have two more destinations to visit. The first is the town of Krapina. This medieval city hides many interesting stories and legends. It is also home to the Neanderthal Museum in Croatia, because Neanderthal bones were found only 5 minutes from the center of Krapina. You will visit the museum and in just one imaginary day travel in time all the way to the Big Bang. After the museum, we will drive through the streets of Krapina and tell you all about its long and important history.
The last place on Zagorje tour is Trakošćan castle and it will take your breath away. This castle is one of the most beautiful in this area. Surrounded by a park and a forest and a lake, it offers a view of the Bednja valley. Now a museum, filled with original furniture and showing the way of life at that time, you will have the feeling that a member of a noble family will open the door for you.
Return to Zagreb.
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* babies and children: Free
Foe bigger groups please contact us for a detail offer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places you can visit on the Zagorje tour
Castle Trakošćan is one of the most beautiful Croatian castles. It is located in north-western part of Croatia. It is a Croatian cultural heritage. It was built in the late 13th century as a small fortress for monitoring the road from the Slovenian city Ptuj to the Bednja valley. It was a part of the defense system at that time. There are several versions on how the castle got its name. The legend says that it was named after a Thracian fortress (Arx Thacorum) which existed on the same spot. Other legend gives the credit to the knights Drachstein who ruled the area in the Middle ages. It was first mentioned in 1334. but we do not know who were the owners of that time. In the same century we got to know the first registered owners – they were counts of Celje (Celjski family) who ruled the whole Zagorje region and had enormous estates for that time. After the death of the last member of this family the castle changed many owners until in the 16th century the king Maximillian gave the estate to Juraj Drašković. The family took care of the castle until the 18th century when there were many castles built in the region. They came to restore the castle in the late 19th century. In the 20th century the castle was nationalized and the noble family emigrated to Austria. Now the castle is a museum owned by the state and with a permanent exhibition.
OUR TIP: On the Trakošćan lake you can rent a pedal boat and see the castle from the water. Perfect for photography lovers.
Kumrovec is a small village in the northwestern part of Croatia. It is famous for 2 reasons. One of the reasons is that the whole village is a museum in situ with representative houses from the beginning of the 20th century. Other reason is that in one of this houses was born the famous Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, the former of the Non-aligned movement in the period of the Cold war. All the houses have the original furniture and each house represents a different crafts.
OUR TIP: Take a photo with the statue of Tito. It’s a work of art of a famous sculpturer Antun Augustinčić. His statue is the statue of Peace in front of the UN building in New York.
Zagorje Tour map
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ZAGORJE DAY TOUR FROM ZAGREB
Trakošćan entrance fee on the Trakošćan castle and Varaždin city tour:
The park + castle:
– adults: 40 kn
– children (up to 18): 20 kn
Our company policy is not to include entrance fees for our tours. One reason is that people sometimes decide not to enter a certain destination/attraction and it’s not possible to get a refund. The tickets for this tour can be bought on the spot.
Yes, you can get a refund if you decide not to take the tour without any penalties. We would like to ask you that you try to do it at least a day earlier if possible.
The price of the Zagorje Tour depends on the number of travelers and goes from 50 EUR. Important notice is that Zagorje tour from Zagreb is free for children and babies.
Zagorje Tour runs all year round. In the times of Covid-19 we only run private tours to limit unnecessary contacts between the travelers. We are extremely careful and all our vehicles are cleaned and disinfected after each tour.
We highly recommend booking Zagorje day tour from Zagreb and exploring this region for several reasons:
- the beautiful nature – hills, valley, forests, vineyards, rivers…
- great traditional food – turkey with mlinci, štrukli, gibanica, zagorje soup…
- award winning wines
- history – Neanderthal man from Krapina, beautiful castles, Lepoglava lace…
- thermal hot springs
Zagorje is a cultural region located north from Zagreb. That’s exactly the reason why it is called Zagorje or ”behind the hill” – it is hidden from Zagreb by Medvednica mountain. Historically is has a great importance for Croatian history and culture. Besides the historical importance the area of green beautiful hills and valleys attract many visitors. It also has the highest density of castles in such a small area. Many noble families had their residences (castles) in Zagorje.
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