Zagorje Countryside & Trakošćan Castle │ Day Trip from Zagreb │ Private │ Guided │ Full Day │ From $45
Explore Zagorje, a beautiful countryside in the vicinity of Zagreb, on a full day excursion of the village of Kumrovec, the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, the charming Trakošćan castle, and always mysterious Veliki Tabor castle in the village of Desinic.
After a short drive by the private driver through the fascinating rolling hills, small vineyards, quaint villages and tiny farms, we reach the Village of Kumrovec in the west part of Krapina – Zagorje County. Here you will discover the Kumrovec Etno Village, a unique outdoor museum with preserved original village houses from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walk around the Old Village and learn all about its history which began by the mounting of the monument in front of the birth house of Josip Broz Tito in 1948. Josip Broz Tito was a former president of Yugoslavia, and one of the most popular leaders on the global political scene in the second half of the 20th century. In addition to the museum with a historical and ethnological collection there are also approximately 40 of residential, farming and ancillary buildings in the area that were renovated in the village. Here you can see the permanent ethnological collections of the traditional lifestyle from the late 19th century, such as: Zagorje Wedding, The Life of a Young Married Couple, From Hemp to Canvass, The Blacksmith’s Trade, Wagon-Maker’s Trade, Pottery, From Grain to Bread, etc.
Next, you will reach Trakošćan, the best preserved castle in Croatia. This small castle was built in the late XIII century as part of the defense fortification network of the Zagorje region and it served as Western Europe’s border against Turkish army. Visit the castle in and admire the beautiful lake and the forest surrounding it. If you would like to have an in-depth tour of the cast, please opt in for the professional English-speaking local guide at time of booking this tour.
Next, we will stop at Veliki Tabor castle for picture taking as we return to Zagreb. Here you will learn of ‘Veronica from Desinic’, an intriguing story. According to the legend Veronica was walled-in into walls of castle. From time to time people of Desinic, a village close to the caste, can still hear her cry at night. Afternoon return to Zagreb.
TYPE OF TOUR
With a Driver Guide:
Driver Guide will drive and accompany you during the trip and will provide essential information, assistance and orientation. Driver guide is not a professional licensed guide and therefore cannot provide guiding during city and/or national park sightseeing tours.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Driver Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring the city and/or national park on their own without a professional guide at a more leisurely pace. This type of day trip is designed for travelers who enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures, local dining, visiting markets, shops, galleries & other activities according to their own interests.
Add a Professional Guide:
Professional guide is a local English-speaking (or any other language speaking) licensed guide specialized in providing in-depth sightseeing tour of Zagorje & Trakošćan.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Professional Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring Zagorje & Trakošćan in the company of a professional English-speaking licensed local guide should select this tour. This type of tour is designed for travelers who prefer guidance of an English speaking local expert in addition to the driver guide to navigate easier and learn more about this amazing natural site. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures and other activities of your interest. Please note that you have an option to add a professional guide in Zagorje & Trakošćan at time of booking this tour.
The departure and pick up is from accommodation in Zagreb or Zagreb area; hotels, private accommodations or other, as the day trip is private.
We suggest to start at 9 AM every day of the week. However, if you would like to start later, please let us know as this is a private tour just for you and your travel companions and we can adjust it all according to your preferences.
Flexible. This is a full day trip, usually from 9 AM until 6 PM, but we can return earlier if you wish since this is a private tour.
Drop off is at the accommodation in Zagreb or Zagreb area where the guests are staying or any specific drop off point in and around Zagreb.
- Private transfer by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Entrance fees for Trakošćan castle
- Entrance fees for Kumrovec Ethnology Museum
- COMPLIMENTARY štrukli & glass of wine
- Professional English speaking licensed local guide (other languages available)
- Food & drinks
- Anything else not mentioned in inclusion