A Trip to Green Zagorje

Privately guided  tour

Zagorje and Zagreb have strong connections, as Zagorje was the backstage of Zagreb aristocracy. Some very rich and influential, others not so rich, most of them had their estates and castles in this region. Read more about the Green Zagorje in our Blog.

DURATION: around 8-10 hours

ABOUT THE TRIP TO ZAGORJE:

The locals refer to this region as Green Zagorje, officialy it’s called Croatian Zagorje. During the tour of Zagorje we will take you through the most important destinations of this colorful region. Zagorje and Zagreb have strong connections, as Zagorje was the backstage of Zagreb aristocracy. Some very rich and influential, others not so rich, most of them had their estates and castles in this region.

Recommended itinerary:

During our tour we will visit the fancy Trakošćan, the fairytale castle of the Green Zagorje. The visit of the castle’s historical rooms and interior lasts for approximately one hour. After the visit of the castle we will take a walk around the Trakošćan Lake surrounded by the dark forest.

We then continue to Krapina to visit the Krapine Neanderthal Museum. The little town of Krapina is the regional center famous for the findings of human remains from the Stone Age, 125 000 years ago. But the museum is immensely popular because of its special way to present the human evolution.

After driving up and down the Zagorje hills we will stop for lunch in one of the regional inns. The Basic tour for a group of up to 8 people doesn’t have the lunch included in the price in order to have more freedom in choosing the right local meal. With our suggestions and recommendations of course. The prices can vary from 10 eur  to 20 eur or more depending on your choice.

After lunch we will make a visit of Veliki Tabor, the most beautiful castle in Croatia. The interior is as much beautiful as the exterior.

The itinerary takes us then through the colorful hills towards Kumrovec. Tito, the man who symbolized the socialist ex-Yugoslavia and the global non-aligned bloc spent his childhood in this picturesque region. In this ethno village (the visit is optional) you will also see how the peasants of Zagorje lived during historical times, before the big leap in the development of society in the 20th century.

The one day trip to Zagorje ends here. We will drive you back to your accommodation in Zagreb late in the afternoon.

NOTICE: if you have a problem while driving up and down the hills and on serpentines, you should consider taking a medication before the trip.

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