Plitvice Lakes National Park

http://en.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/
http://www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/files/panorame/plitvice.html

Departure time is 8:30 in front of your hotel and can be customized according to your wishes.
Predicted arrival to Zagreb around 19:30.

The price is 125 € for a mimimum 6 pax (minivan)

The price includes:

  • entrance ticket for the Plitvice Lakes NP and Rastoke – The Millers Village
  • friendly guidance of the tourist guide
  • lunch at Kozjačka Draga
  • transport & parking

 

The price is 90 € for a mimimum 20 pax (mini-bus)

The price includes:

  • entrance ticket for the Plitvice Lakes NP with a proffesional guide max 4 hours and Rastoke – The Millers Village
  • friendly guidance of the tourist guide
  • lunch at Kozjačka Draga
  • transport & parking

 

Description

Join us on our most popular day trip. Discover why million people every year visit this pearl of world’s natural heritage that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Croatia’s first National park established in 1949 covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. Ranging in altitude from 367 m (Koranski most) to 1279 m (Seliški vrh) above sea level. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its “outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”. The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.

The park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. About eight km of pathways and wooden walking trails around lakes are accessible to visitors. Trails are descending from an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level.

The Park is situated at 44°51N 15°37E, 44.85°N 15.62°E, in central Croatia, in the eastern part of the mountainous region of Lika-Seni county. The National Park is also home to 4,000 inhabitants. The local economy is based on tourism and farming.

Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Today, 60 years after its establishment, Plitvice Park continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia’s biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during summer. They come to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city.

Hiking is a common activity with organized programs for park visitors, other possible activities include: electric boat and train ride, cycling, skiing and rowing.

“There are water, lakes, waterfalls and forest elsewhere, but Plitvice Lakes, are unique they simply must be seen!” (Academic, Ivo Pevalek, 1937) Come for a visit and take away the experience of a lifetime. It is time to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoor in Croatia!

 

 

 

Trakošćan Castle and Varaždin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Croatia/Central_Croatia/Trakoscan-384663/TravelGuide-Trakoscan.html
http://euroart93.de/pano/hoteltrakoscan/

Departure time is 8:30 in front of your accommodation and can be customized according to your wishes.
Predicted arrival to Zagreb around 19:30.

The price is 115 € for a mimimum 6 pax (minivan)

The price includes:

  • entrance ticket for a Trakošćan Castle with proffesional guide
  • sightseeing of Varaždin with entrance tickets for a several museum
  • friendly guidance of the tourist guide
  • lunch at hotel Trakošćan
  • transport & parking

 

The price is 77 € for a mimimum 20 pax (mini-bus)

The price includes:

  • entrance ticket for a Trakošćan Castle with proffesional guide
  • sightseeing of Varaždin with entrance tickets for a several museum
  • friendly guidance of the tourist guide
  • lunch at hotel Trakošćan
  • transport & parking

 

Description

See the authentic museum exhibition representing the original ambient and function. Imagine and enjoy well presented periods from 13th century to Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Stroll the most beautiful formed and maintained parks in Croatia with rich vegetation and fascinating panorama. Relax in a romantic boat ride on the lake.

Trakošćan was built in the late 13th century as part of the defense fortification network of the Zagorje principality. It was a small fortress serving as an observation post overlooking the road from Ptuj towards the Bednja valley. In the first few centuries of its existence, Trakošćan and the surrounding area were ruled by an unknown patrician family. The first known owners of Trakošćan were the Celjski family, who also ruled over the entire Zagorje principality, as well as Međimurje, Varaždin and large estates in the present-day Slovenia. When the family died out, Trakošćan shared the fate of their other estates and towns, passing from one owner to another and breaking up into ever smaller estates and holdings. The entire Trakošćan estate, with its fortress and the market town Kamenica, first passed into the possession of Jan Vitovec and then it was taken over by Ivaniš Korvin who presented it to his deputy Ban (Vice-Roy) Ivan Gyulay. This family held Trakošćan for three generations. When its last member died in 1566, the estate was taken over by the Royal Treasury. The king granted the estate to Cardinal and Croatian Ban Juraj Drašković for his personal use and as hereditary property. Thus, in 1584 the Drašković family gained possession of Trakošćan. They remained its hereditary owners, with one brief interruption, until World War II.

 

What distinguishes Varaždin from other Croatian cities is the extraordinarily rich monumental and artistic heritage that is contained within its beautifully preserved Historic Core. Within the relatively small area of the Old Town are preserved palaces, important public buildings, Baroque, Rococo, Classicist and Secessionist houses and villas and one of the oldest City Halls in Europe. The richness of the religious heritage tells another story about Varaždin as a city of bell towers which its inhabitants have strived for centuries to build. The angels that adorn alters, walls and paintings will appreciate every glance they receive.