Explore Zagreb, the Croatian capital, which surprises many travelers during your weekend city break
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Zagreb city Break
Zagreb city break will give you time to get to know Zagreb but also it’s surroundings. The best thing about this little break is that you can choose your activities and plan your perfect getaway. You can visit the city in all seasons of the year because every season has it’s charm. Book this arrangement with us and make your own memorable experience.
HIGHLIGHTS: fully private tour Zagreb walking tour Plitvice Lakes day tour (boat and bus ride included) Zagorje history day tour Zagreb antique market
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation. After you get a bit of rest, you will meet your guide to do a basic walking tour in the city center. On Zagreb walking tour you will get to know the history of the city, see and visit the most popular sights and experience what Zagreb is about. You can visit the Cathedral, Ban Jelacic Square, Zrinjevac Park, King Tomislav Square. The Upper Town which is full of charm, gathers a lot of Zagreb interest points such as the Dolac Market, St. Mark’s Church, the Museum of Broken Relationships, Kamenita Vrata etc.
Zagreb city break: Day 2 Friday
Friday will be the day to explore the surroundings. We are taking you on a day trip to the oldest, the biggest and the most beutiful croatian national park – Plitvice Lakes. The tour starts in the moring when the guide picks you up at your accommodation. Along the way you will visit a small Rastoke millers village called ”Little Plitvice” where the houses, which were once mills, are built over the waterfalls. After the village you will arrive at the national park. Plitvice are actually 16 green and turqoise lakes connected with watterfalls. You can choose how much time you wish to spend inside the park. After 2 hour drive you will be back in Zagreb.
Zagreb city break: Day 3 Saturday
Today you are leaving Zagreb also, but this time you will be going north to the region called zagorje – a green, fidden, yet undiscovered gem of Croatia. People usually call it fairy tale at hand. It was once a region where the noble people of Zagreb had their summer residences – castles. So just by driving between the green rolling hills you will see many castles and hear many legends.
The tour includes a visit to Klanjec city with medieval tombs and sarcophaghi; Kumrovec village museum and Yugoslav president Tito’s birthplace, Veliki Tabor castle – the best preserved medieval castle in Croatia, Krapina neanderthal museum with the largest neanderthal site in Europe and for the end Trakošćan castle – one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia.
Zagreb city break: Day 4 Sunday
The last day is ”free”. We would suggest you spend your morning on a walk through the city center. There are three cool things typical for a Sunday morning – a visit to Dolac market, visit to Britanski Trg (British square) for the antique fair and having a cup of coffee in one of the cafe’s on famous Špica. All the locals spend Sunday mornings in the city center.
When you get ready, we will organize a transfer to the airport in the afternoon.
Plitvice lakes National park is first national park in Croatia established in 1949. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park became protected by UNESCO Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide, in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine through chemical and biological action. Plitvice Lakes Park is recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of travelers. The Plitvice lakes continuously provide inspiration for visitors as one of Croatia’s most popular natural attraction. Million of people from all over the world visit the Park every year. Hiking is a common activity with organized programs for park visitors, other possible activities include: electric boat and train ride, rowing, cycling and skiing.
Plitvice simple facts: *one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe *more than 1.200.000 visitors each year *1979 listed on the UNESCO List *famous for its 16 lakes that are arranged in cascades *became famous through Western film productions of Karl May’s novels
This castle is situated in a quite deserted part of Hrvatsko Zagorje in the middle of a forest and in vicinity of mountains. The castle itself (it’s a Schloss in German, or a chateaux in French) was built in the middle of the middle ages (around 13th century if I remember correctly), but was made into what’s today in the late 19th century as a part of the romantic movement. The interior is made up of original and indigenous furniture and other items spanning eras from the middle ages to 19th century. There’s quite a big armory in the castle with a very nice collection of melee and gunpowder weapons spanning the same eras as the castle itself. The castle was owned by the powerful family the Drašković. There’s a very nice lake and walking trail surrounding the castle creating a superb landscape. There are some hiking trails in the vicinity also. The entrance fee is quite small. There’s some food available for purchase in the pontoon restaurant on the lake.
Trakošćan Castle – the moment your eyes see the white walls and towers surrounding the castle you will think that you are a part of a true fairytale and you will anxiously climb up to the castle entrance. It is still a mystery how it got its name – was it a Thracian fortress named Arx Trachorum or was it the ownership of the Drachstein knights. Today it is a museum containing original castle furniture and armory collection.
Castle Veliki Tabor
Veliki Tabor is one of the best preserved medieval and renaissance fortified towns in Croatian mainland. The architectural forms, techniques and methods of construction prove that Veliki Tabor originates from the 15th century. It is not clear whether the Counts of Celje built Veliki Tabor, but it is known that they possessed it in the mid-15th century. Family Rattkay built a part of the castle during the 16th century and it remained in their possession until 1793.g. There are many legends associated with the castle and the most popular are those related to Veronica Desinic.
TITO’S BIRTHPLACE VILLAGE KUMROVEC
Kumrovec – Ethnological Museum ”Old Village” Kumrovec is a protected rural area. It is an open-air museum ”in situ” with preserved authentic farmhouses from the 19th and 20th century. There are arround 40 preserved objects with historical and ethnological exhibits. Entering the village, it feels like stepping into history. Part of the village is also the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslavian president, one of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement. Although the houses are part of the museum, surrounding residents give the home village the vibrancy and a sense of the past in the present.
KARPINA NEANDHERTAL MUSEUM
Krapina – A city whose history dates back to 130 000 years ago. It was celebrated by a famous paleontologist Dragutin Gorjanović Kramberger by finding Neanderthal remains which located Krapina on the world map. The city was built under the medieval fortress with a rich history. It was often named as the favorite city of Croatian kings. Every place in Zagorje has its own legend and Krapina is associated with the legend of Čeh, Leh and Meh and glorious trilikum.