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BEAUTIFUL CASTLES OF CENTRAL CROATIA

  • Destination: Croatia
  • Duration: 5 days

On this journey we are taking you to discover some of the most beautiful places in Central Croatia, in regions where secrets of hidden castles and manor houses interweave with picturesque hills, woodland, clear rivers, cranky roads and bridges. Starting from Zagreb, the heart of Croatia and a city with a special charm and friendly spirit, we will reveal you the secrets and tell you the stories about the legends and long gone times.

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Day 1
ZAGREB Arrival in Zagreb. Once you relax a little, we invite you to join us for a walk through the city center and feel the lively street atmosphere of the city. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2
ZAGREB – MEDVEDGRAD – VELIKI TABOR After breakfast, we will take you on an unforgettable tour of our city. We will show you many parks and squares of the Lower Town with beautiful examples of various architectural styles which make Zagreb one of the greenest cities in Europe. We will discover the secrets of the oldest parts of the medieval Upper Town. After we explore the central part of the city, we will take you to our Medvednica – the Bear Mountain, which has always been a natural protection to our city. We will visit a medieval castle Medvedgrad which has always been a seat of various noble families throughout history. On a nice day you can enjoy some unforgettable views of Zagreb. After Medvedgrad, we will continue to the top of the Mountain – Sljeme, where we will enjoy the specialties of local cuisine in the mountain environment and with beautiful views of the surrounding area. After lunch, we drive down the north side of Medvednica to Croatian Zagorje which is certainly one of the most picturesque Croatian regions. What makes it special are the the green hills, gentle villages, lots of small orchards and vineyards of Zagorje. On one of those green hills, we will see, one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia – Veliki Tabor. This pearl of the Croatian Zagorje will reveal us many secrets of the middle Ages and the noble families who lived there. It will also tell us about the tragic love story of beautiful Veronica from Desinić. After this richly filled day we return to Zagreb for a deserved rest. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 3
ZAGREB – TRAKOŠĆAN – MARUŠEVEC – VARAŽDIN – ZAGREB

Today, after breakfast, we will follow the paths of Croatian counts and nobles. We will discover the secrets of some of the most beautiful castles in Croatia. In Trakošćan – the most beautiful Croatian castle, which rises over the lake, we’ll learn about the history of its rulers and feel the spirit of the long gone, romantic times. On the way to the city of Varaždin, we will visit the Maruševec castle, which is another of the hidden jewels in the northern part of Croatia. At the end we will visit Varaždin – a city of baroque, music, culture and flowers. “Little Vienna” or “a museum city“ as we often call it. Varaždin is also known for its many cultural and entertainment events such as Špancirfest, Varazdin Baroque Evenings and many others. In the afternoon we are driving back to Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 4
ZAGREB – OZALJ – DUBOVAC – NOVIGRAD na Dobri – ZAGREB After breakfast we will discover the mysterious beauty of forts and castles along the emerald rivers Kupa, Korana and Mrežnica and Dobra. Old towns and forts like Ozalj, Dubovac and Novigrad na Dobri are some of the estates of famous Croatian noble families, Frankopan and Zrinski. These jewel bearing parts, the forgotten and secret places of Croatian history will surely remind us of some fairytale story from our childhood. In the afternoon we return to Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 5
ZAGREB After breakfast and unforgettable four days, after discovering some of the most beautiful places of the north and central Croatia it’s time to say good bye. We wish you a safe trip and goodbye!

Services
Services: overnight with breakfast in Zagreb, tourist tax, welcome drink, experienced tour guide, entrance tickets: Veliki Tabor Castle, Trakoscan Castle, Old town Varazdin, Old town Ozalj, Dubovac Castle, sightseeing: Zagreb, Old Medvedgrad fortess, Veliki Tabor Castle, Trakoscan Castle, Marusevac Castle, Old town Varazdin, Old town Ozalj, Dubovac Castle, Old town Novigrad na Dobri