Departure from Zagreb in the morning hours. After an hour and a half drive, arrival to Čakovec, the city of the Zrinski family. Its name comes from the count Dimitusa Chaky who erected a wooden fortress named “Csaky’s tower”in the early 13th century. Part of the fortress was transformed into a palace at the time of the Zrinski family, who left a most significant stamp on the history and heritage of Čakovec.
A sightseeing tour of Čakovec where you will see:
The Old Fortress in the center of Čakovec, a symbol of the city, the church of St. Nicholas with the Pauline type frontage, Franciscan monastery, city houses Gradišaj and Strahija, the most elaborate buildings in the style of Hungarian Art Nouveau, former Commercial casino, The New Palace, now the Museum of Međimurje.
We suggest a visit to the ethno shop “Međimursko blago” (The treasures of Međimurje) which is furnished with original exhibits from the ethnological collections of the Museum of Međimurje and lunch in one of the famous restaurants where you can taste traditional specialties of Međimurje County.
After lunch, the trip to Sveti Martin na Muri. Spa & Sport Resort is located in the northwestern part of the County of Međimurje.
Accommodation in Spa Golfer Hotel, 4 * Spa & Sport Resort St. Martin. The rooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped including free Internet. There is unlimited use of hotel swimming pools and all other pools in the resort. The fitness gym can also be used daily. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. We suggest relaxation in the swimming pools, using the gym or going to one of the wellness treatments based on the traditional medicine, modern healing knowledge, and modern beauty and wellness methods.
At about 11 a.m. we suggest a visit to the mill on the Mura River, and one of the nearby family farms.
Lunch about 2 p.m. in an exclusive restaurant in Međimurje County, famous for its many specialties and cozy authentic interior.
Return to the hotel. Free time for rest. Dinner. If desired, it is possible to arrange a traditional evening with popular music or tambourine. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. After breakfast, free time for personal activities. We suggest a visit to one of the thirty wineries on the Wine Road of Međimurje at about 11 a.m. Enjoy a wine tasting experience and discover why the county receives numerous awards for wine quality. The possibility of organizing lunch in a local restaurant, which would complete a perfect wine and gastro experience.
Return to the hotel. Free time for personal activities.
In the afternoon, it is possible to organize a visit to the educational center ‘Međimurske roke’ (The hands of Međimurje) and the presentation of an old crafts or workshop. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Check out. Departure for Zagreb.
On our way to Zagreb, we will stop in the baroque town of Varaždin. We will visit the major landmarks and, along the way, stop for a cup of coffee. The trip continues to Zagreb. Arriving at the place of departure in the afternoon hours.
Price: upon request
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