Zagorje Castles

Day 1
Zagreb – Novi Dvori Zaprešićki  – Lužnica – Laduč – Januševec – Veliko Trgovišće – Tuhelj

Zapresic

Upon arrival at Zagreb, we drive to New Castle Courts of Zaprešić that belonged to Ban Jelačić on which today the main Zagreb square is named. Today, the entire estate Jelacic turned into a park-museum. After Zaprešić, we have a short ride to the Lužnica Castle where today is located the monastery. After Lužnica, we go to the most beautiful classicism (zero category monuments) the Januševec Castle. Finally, we will visit Laduč that its last owner got it through a card play.

Janusevec

On the way to the hotel, we will visit the house (now a museum), the Veliko Trgovišće, where the first Croatian president was born.

After lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy the traditional delicacies of Croatian Zagorje, we head to the hotel.

Evening tour of the Mihanović Castle, from the 18th century, this was named after the creator of the Croatian national anthem – Lijepa naša Domovino “Our beautiful homeland”.

Mihanovic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2
Tuhelj – Kumrovec – Miljana – Veliki Tabor – Bežanec- Tuhelj

KUMROVEC OLD VILLAGE-ZAGREB

After breakfast departure to ethno village and the house where Tito was born. After leaving the past to the Miljana Castle.

Miljana 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The castle is from the 16th century which in the 20th century was bought and restored by the world famous inventor Franjo Kajfež. The next castle is the real beauty of Veliki Tabor, the one from the 15th century, which suffered everything. There was a prison during the First World War. After the prison there was a monastery, and during the Yugoslavia there was a meat factory. Today the castle is fully renovated and under the protection of UNESCO as the best -preserved fortification system of Croatian and this part of Europe. Castle hides one of the most beautiful love stories, but about them for now … Shhhhh … do not wake up the spirits…. it’s for lovers only on the spot!

BEzANEC-VELIKI TABOR-MILJANA

After lunch in a typical traditional restaurant in the village, which is marked by the beautiful Veronica love story … we continue our tour of the romantic tone and we will return to the hotel to drop to the Bežanec Castle located in Saint Valentine village.

Bezanec Castle

Return to the hotel and finally earned a break in thermal spa water of Tuhelj.

Day 3

Tuhelj – Krapina – Trakošćan

Trakoscan

After breakfast we go to the Krapina Neanderthal Museum, one of the most modern and sophisticated museums in the world that takes us into the world of Neanderthals. Leaning from the Croatian scientist Dragutin Kramberger who in the late 19th century revealed an important site in Krapina and early 20th century discovered the existence of the Homo primigenius.  About importance of Kramberger’s achievements speaks year of 2006 which UNESCO declared as “Dragutin Gorjanović Kramberger year”. After the lunch in a traditional environment we head towards the castle from a fairy tale Trakošćan. The castle is from the 13th century on a hill, surrounded by romantic gardens and a lake.

Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger

 

After dinner, let’s find out the magic of court life and go on a “torch tour” to the Trakošćan castle.

Day 4

Trakošćan – Klenovnik – Maruševec – opeka – Varaždin – Marija Bistrica

After breakfast we head towards the Culture Centre. In this Pauline city was opened the first secondary school in Croatia and first university with academic degrees. This city is a city whose lace making technique is one of UNESCO’s intangible heritages. After Lepoglava, we will visit Klenovnik, the unfortunate of the largest castles in Croatia, which is now a hospital.

After Klenovnik we will visit the castle of Maruševec. The castle of the 16th century is, according to the legend, founded by a woman. Today, the Association “Friends of Maruševec castle” takes care of the castle. After Maruševec, we will see a baroque castle Opeka, a monument of first category, which is unfortunately in a bad state with whose treasures were “played with” all totalitarian systems of the 20th century. Next to the castle is a beautiful arboretum with rich trees native from China, Japan, Caucasus and North America. Slowly we move towards the baroque town of Varaždin, a former Croatian capital. The city, rich with sacred heritage, can be proud of its real beauty – fortress Old Town, the most important historical buildings of Varaždin. The city cemetery, fantastic example of landscape architecture, is one more monument to be visited.

marija_bistricaWe leave Varaždin after lunch in a local restaurant and head towards the biggest Croatian Marjan shrine – Marija Bistrica, which was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Accommodation at the hotel. After dinner, promenade through the sanctuary.

 

 

 

Day 5

Marija Bistrica – Gornja Stubica – Gjalski – Tuhelj

After breakfast, we visit the Calvary of Marija Bistrica shrine and head towards Gornja Stubica where we visit the baroque castle Orsic – now the Museum of the Peasant Revolt. It was in this place, in the 16th century that began the largest Croatian (and Slovenian) Peasants’ Revolt. The only living witness of the rebels is Gupčeva linden tree (lime tree), which is named after the leader of the revolt – Matija Gubec, which is on the site gathered villagers. Lipa is now a protected monument of nature and culture!

Gupceva linden

After lunch at the farm, we head towards the castle Gjalski who was named after the Croatian writer Gjalski Ksaver Sandor, who lived and worked precisely in this castle. His works are witness to the life in the countryside, the manor houses and castles.

Return to the hotel.

Day 6

Medvedgrad – Sljeme – Zagreb

After breakfast departure for Medvedgrad. The old town, from the 13th century, at 593 m altitude above Zagreb – Medvednica. The western part of Medvednica was declared a nature park.

MEDVEDGRAD-NOVI DVORI-LUzNICA

After touring Medvedgrad head towards the top of Medvednica – Sljeme.

The peak is also the place where the Olympic winners in several categories of ski, Kostelic Siblings, spent their first ski day. Today, in honor of their Trophy is held an international ski competition.

After the peak of Medvednica, we can precede to the silver mine Zrinski. After a tour of the mine we will walk to the typical mountain lodge for lunch as true mountaineers.

Zrinski mine

After lunch we will drive down to the city – Zagreb where we will spend the rest of the day.

Check-in hotel. After dinner, preparing for an evening out in one of Zagreb’s many bars, restaurants and clubs.

Day 7

Zagreb

After the breakfast check out.
Last walk through the beautiful city, a coffee and few souvenirs to buy…

ZAGREB-ADVENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the airport  🙂

Price: 675 € (Promotional price!!!) for a minimum of 20 pax.

Dates:

Different dates can be arranged regarding the request.

This program can change at any moment.

The price includes:
7 days / 6 nights in double room with half board
Transport in a luxury bus
Tourist Guide
6 meals in a traditional setting, prepared from local produce
Tickets for museums and castles included in the program
Unlimited access to the indoor and outdoor pool in the “Tuheljske spa” Access
Torchlight in the castle Trakošćan

The price does not include:
– Supplement for a single room
– Health insurance and travel insurance

Note:
The Agency reserves the right to alter itineraries.
The price is subject to change, depending on availability at the hotel, fuel prices and changes in exchange rates

Hotels:

  • Tuhelj Hotel 4 *
  • Trakošćan Hotel 4 *
  • Marija Bistrica Hotel 4 *
  • Zagreb Hotel 3 *

Legend or truth?

All the castles of Zagorje are connected by underground tunnels to water sources. Nobody had been able to find traces of these tunnels until an awkward goose would have fallen in the Castle of Veliki Tabor. She would have found a tunnel and could exit by a small stream from the neighboring village. Today all traces of these tunnels have been lost again. Many have tried to find in vain. Maybe we need to wait the return of the goose??

 

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