In this day trip to Zagorje we will see some of the best things that this beautiful hilly region of Croatia can provide. Zagorje is most known for its hills, vineyards, traditional houses, castles, and easygoing folks, and on our way through it we will see how life here is like as we explore Orsic castle, Klanjec, and Kumrovec.
We start this tour from where you are staying in Zagreb, and are heading towards Orsic castle and the Peasant revolt museum, which demonstrates the harsh times in villages of the 16th century Croatia and Slovenia.
We then go to Klanjec – a village most known for its 17th century church with frescoes reminiscent of the time when alchemy was one of the most popular subjects for conversaion in Europe. In the basement of that church we will see valuable sarcophagusses of Erdody family. The church is Francescan, and next to it is Francescan monastery with valuable library that we will see as well.
Continuing further we reach Kumrovec – Tito’s birthplace village. It’s a beautiful village with houses from the end of the 19th century, set in a mesmerizing landscapes of hills and meadows.
In the end, we can have late lunch/ early dinner at Vuglec Breg, famous for their excellent wine and food.
Note: there are two more attractions in Zagorje worth seeing. First is a high tech museum of Neandhertals in Krapina (also known as the museum of evolution), attached to a hill where remains of Homo Krapiensis (a particular kind of neandtheral) has been found. And the second attraction is UNESCO enlisted castle, known as Veliki Tabor. The two attractions are alternative that can be, upon your request, included in the itinerary instead of one or two sites already included above.
|Dates||All year round|
|START/RETURN LOCATION||Where you are staying in Zagreb.|
|START TIME||9 AM|
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE||This tour is for 1 to 7 people. Upon request it is possible to organize it for large group, for up to 50 people.|
|INCLUDED||Organization; Tour guide; Transfer|
|NOT INCLUDED||Entrance fees (approx. 10 euros per person); Meal (a la carte, between 10 to 30 euros per person)|
|Pricing||50 euros per person for minimum of 6 persons, or base cost of 300 euros.|