Breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure to explore this lovely city.
Alternatively you might like to partake of one of the three following optional excursions:
Excursion to Hrvatsko Zagorje (duration approx. 8hrs)
Depart Zagreb and take the Zagorje highway directly to Trakoscan Castle, the most
visited and best preserved castle in the country. Built in the 14th century as a small fortress, the castle has been rebuilt and renovated several times until the 19th century. After a guided tour of the castle, depart toward Veliki Tabor, one of the largest and oldest medieval castle-fortresses in the country, built in the 15th century, renovated and reopened in November 2011. Take a break on the “Gresna gorica” hill facing the castle. The name (Hill of Sin in English) derives from the legend of forbidden love between Count Friedrich from Veliki Tabor castle and Veronica, a peasant girl from the neighbouring village of Desinic. Proceed towards Kumrovec - this unique ethno-village is indicative of the ancient way of life in this region. Visitors can see old houses and barns displaying the old crafts and a forgotten way of life.
Zagreb culture sightseeing tour with local guide (duration approx. 2.5 hours)
Zagreb grew up on two neighbouring hills: Kaptol - the centre of spiritual and religious life of north-western Croatia and Gradec - the commercial centre of skilful tradesmen and craftsmen. Visit the Upper Town with its Gothic Cathedral, the beautiful and ornate St. Catherine’s church or the massive St. Mark’s church with its famous colour-tiled roof. Visit of Museum of Naive Art: The Croatian Museum of Naive Art holds more than 1,875 works of art – paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints – mainly by Croatian artists. The permanent display of the Museum was established according to the maxim: Naive Art as a Segment of Modern Art. The focus is on Croatian artists – of the celebrated Hlebine School, and a few more highly-valued
Licitar – Workshop (duration approx. 2hrs)
Licitars are colourfully decorated cakes made of honey dough. Small licitars (heart, cherry, doll, small bird, mushroom, horse-shoe, small wreath, horse) are favourite decorations for Christmas trees in Croatian homes, whereas large licitars tend to be given as gifts to loved ones on special occasions. A young man giving a heart-shaped licitar to his girlfriend to express his love and devotion to her is a custom deeply rooted in Croatian traditional heritage. A workshop will be arranged, where you will have a presentation of how licitars are made and you'll
get the chance to make your own.
Afternoon at leisure.