This tour centers on the hidden treasures of the northwest region of Croatia – Croatian Zagorje. The first stop is Klanjec, a small town with only 400 inhabitants, situated behind the rich wine-growing hills. It is a place where two historical figures of Croatia lived: Antun Augustinčić, one of the best-known Croatian sculptors and Antun Mihanović, the author of the Croatian national anthem. The highlight of this visit is the 17th century Franciscan church and monastery. The church, being also a mausoleum of the powerful Erdödy family, offers a rare opportunity to see two ornamented sarcophagi made by the same artisans who worked for the Habsburg dynasty.
Afterwards the tour continues to Kumrovec, a village where Josip Broz Tito, the leader of ex-Yugoslavia was born. His birthplace was turned into the only open-air museum in Croatia that contains a number of old traditional houses typical for this area, including the one where Tito spent his childhood. The houses host permanent exhibitions of artefacts related to the life and work of Zagorje peasants at the turn of the 20th century.
We will be finishing this lovely excursion with a traditional Zagorje lunch at Grešne Gorice (The Hill of Sin), which is a family run restaurant offering variety of authentic dishes.
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- this is a private tour, price on application
(The price includes: driver, guide, car, transportation costs, walking tour and museum tickets. Food and drinks are NOT included in the price.)