Zagreb Incentive Program 4 Nights
Package Id | 0000193
Duration : 4 Nights 5 Days
An Introduction to Croatia

Location

Situated in Southern Central Europe, a roughly horseshoe-shaped country with a coastline 1,777 kilometres long. No less than 1,185 islands lie offshore, but only 66 of them inhabited. Slovenia lies to the north, Italy to west. To the east and south are Bosnia and Montenegro, both peaceful, and newly-independent countries of the former Yugoslavia. Croatia’s stunning coastline is on the Adriatic Sea, one of the cleanest seas in Mediterranean and wonderfully warm.

The Nation

An old friend with a new name, Croatia became an independent nation with a multi-party democracy in 1991. The population is 90% Roman Catholic and many aspects of Croatia are reminiscent of Italy, Spain and France, where strong family values remain and churches are well supported. Typically Mediterranean traits are afternoon siestas during hot summer months when shops usually close and the corso, the famous Latin evening walking parade where locals stroll together in their finest clothes.

Zagreb Incentive Program

Visitors may have a sense of déjà-vu while strolling down the cobblestone streets of Zagreb’s medieval Upper Town or sipping an espresso on the patio of a turn-of-the-century hotel. For years, moviemakers have been using the city’s classic Austro- Hungarian architecture as a stand-in for capitals like Vienna or Budapest. It is Zagreb you see in many mini-series, including “The Winds of War” and in feature films starring George C. Scott, William Hurt, Jane Seymour, Meryl Streep or Richard Chamberlain. The Upper Town’s picturesque Stone gate, the site of a popular religious shrine, and its towers and fortifications are major tourist attractions. Its churches and chapels, especially its twin-spired neo Gothic cathedral, the lovely Church of St. Mark and the lavishly baroque Church of St. Catherine are also popular with visitors.

In addition to the National Theatre, featuring opera, drama and ballet, Zagreb boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the Klovicevi dvori in the Upper Town, a major arts and crafts museum, the Mimara Museum, which houses an extensive and eclectic private collection, and Zagreb University, one of the region’s oldest. Visitors can experience avantgarde theatre and dance at the Zagreb Youth Theatre or attend classical and jazz concerts at the Lisinski Hall.

Itinerary:

DAY 1:
  • Arrival to Zagreb airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel and check in.
  • Day at leisure or OPTIONAL TOUR.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure or ACTIVITY or OPTIONAL TOUR.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure or ACTIVITY or OPTIONAL TOUR.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure or ACTIVITY or OPTIONAL TOUR.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5:
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Private transfer from hotel to Zagreb airport.

Optional Excursions & Sightseeing:

1) Zagreb Sightseeing Tour

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. Continue to the medieval Stone Gate and “Dolac”, the open-air market which are a must for all visitors.
Included: Transportation, guide (Duration; Approx. 2.5 hrs).

2) Excursion to Plitvice National Park

Plitvice National Park is one of the most beautiful and best preserved national parks in the country. This is why the entire lakes and surrounding area were declared a national park in 1949 and are listed on the UNESCO`s list of World Heritage Sites because of its exceptional beauty. It is a valley situated between high forested mountains in which lie, one below another, a string of sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue and green waters. Fed by small streams and brooks, they spill into each other in 92 foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. The Plitvice lakes` scenery will simply delight you regardless whether you are walking the paths and wooden bridges, taking a boat ride or just taking photographs.
Included: Transportation, guide, entrance fee to the Plitvice national park (Duration up to 8 hrs).

3) Excursion to Slovenia - Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

The capital city of Slovenia lies in a basin between the Karst and the alpine region at 298 meters above sea level. We like to say it is sufficiently large to contain everything that a capital should have, and small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. It is a city with a soul, featured by the Baroque Old Town which is nestled at the foot of Castle Hill, the Art Nouveau mansions as well as some of the masterpieces of the world renowned architect Jože Plečnik. Ljubljana nowadays presents the political, cultural, and scientific and university centre of Slovenia. Adding an open-air market, Ljubljanica River that meanders through the city and a mighty castle rising above the narrow streets – all that and much more you can admire in Ljubljana. Free time for lunch and exploring the city on own.
Included: Transportation, guide, local guide in Ljubljana up to 2hrs (Duration up to 8 hrs) – ID or passport obligatory!

4) Excursion to Hrvatsko Zagorje

Drive the Zagorje highway directly to the Trakoscan castle, 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 the 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 the forbidden love between the Count Friedrich from the Veliki Tabor castle and Veronica, a peasant girl from the neighboring village of Desinic. This is the ideal spot either for taking pictures of the castle. Proceed towards Kumrovecthe unique ethno-village of Kumrovec is a reminiscent of the ancient way of life in this whole region. Visitors can see old houses and barns displaying the old crafts and the way of life almost forgotten. Return to Zagreb.
Included: Transportation, guide, entrance fees to the Trakoscan and Veliki Tabor castles and Staro Selo museum in Kumrovec (Duration up to 8 hrs).

Activities:

1) Karting (Duration up to 5 hrs)

Karting can be organized for team building events for companies which consist of "hobby karting races" and barbecue for the team building participants.
Included: Transfers, instructors, insurance, trophy for best constestants.

2) Corporate Challenge (Duration approx. 3 hrs)

In nature, positive environment and with good moderation, participants would be exposed to various challenges that must solve as a team but also individually. Disciplines are conceived that participants have fun, to add competitive note and stimulate joint action of all participants within a team. Through a short training, split into teams and instructions the participants will be introduced with activities.

We suggest that the teams are created on the basis of the heterogeneity with respect to the location and type of job and departments - in this way the participants will get known each other better, and through the exchange of different experiences, knowledge, skills and ideas find better solutions. Of course, the teams should strive for an equal number of participants of both genders.
Included: Transfers, instructors, equipment.

3) Sport Games (Duration approx. 3 hrs)

We will organize 10 disciplines like in athletic meeting. All disciplines will be continual and simultaneous. In every discipline number of participants will be defined, team members will select, among themselves, members who will represent their team in every discipline. The principle of uniformity determine an equal number of female and male members from each team.
Included: transfers, instructors, equipment.

4) Kayaking Mrežnica Canyon (Duration approx. 6 hrs)

The adventure takes us through a gorge so narrow and deep that the sun enters it for only a few hours each day, around noon, creating spectacular light effects. We will pass cliffs of carved white rocks, lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, strong freshwater springs and pools of water which are great for swimming in summer. The second highest waterfall on the Mreznica (8m) is a magical place ideal for swimming and a picnic.
Included: Transfers, instructors, equipment.

Venues:

Zagreb offers a wealth of striking locations for your events, including museums, galleries, concert halls, industrial buildings, sports halls, beautiful squares and public places. There are also several historic buildings, which can be hired and prepared exclusively for your event, cocktail, gala dinner etc.

1) GLIPTOTHEQUE HAZU

The purpose to which the Croatian Academy Glyptotheque is put makes it a unique institution in Croatia. It was founded in 1937, its name then being the Gypsotheque, the aim being to present plaster casts of the immoveable monuments of the Croatian cultural heritage. Over the course of time, its museum holdings were enriched with numerous important works of Croatian sculpture of the 19th and 20th century, and when the Gyptotheque became a constituent part of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art, it was renamed Glyptotheque. Today its holdings contain over 13,000 items.

2) ART PAVILLION ZAGREB

The history of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb is in a way also the history of fine arts of the 20th century in Croatia. This is the oldest exhibition hall on the Slavic south and the only building that has been purposely built for big, representative exhibitions to be held in it. During its more than 100- year existence, almost all remarkable exhibitions which exceeded the limits of Zagreb with their significance were held in there.

3) MIMARA MUSEUM

The museum called the "Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara" or, for short, the Mimara Museum, was founded with a donation from Ante "Mimara" Topić and opened to the public in 1987. It is located in a neo-Renaissance palace from the end of the 19th century.The holdings comprise 3,750 works of art of various techniques and materials, and different cultures and civilizations. There are about 450 pictures and drawings of famed masters of various school (Raphael, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrant, Goya).Then there are about 200 sculptures from antiquity to 20th century, and archeological rarities from ancient Greece and Egypt. The collection of glass shows the developmental road from ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire to familiar Venetian and other European workshops in more than 300 exhibits.

The collection of Far Eastern artworks contains items of rare materials such as jade, lacquer and rhinoceros horn. The Museum contains an excellent art library with 5,400 titles. The permanent exhibition is given shaped through a chronological sequencing of historical and stylistic periods. Thematic and study exhibitions are regularly organized, as are expert groups and occasional educational playrooms and workshops.

4) KLOVIĆEVI DVORI

The Klovićevi dvori Gallery is the largest gallery institution in Croatia. It has a broad spectrum of work and organises art and culturological exhibitions ranging from prehistory to the present. The variety of its programmes always intrigues anew the home and foreign public, presenting fresh and different approaches to developments in historical and contemporary art. From its foundation in 1982, the Klovićevi dvori Gallery, then called the Museum Space was the first to take major steps in the Croatian art and cultural scene.

5) MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - MSU

The Museum of Contemporary Art (Croatian: Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, often abbreviated to MSU) is a contemporary art museum, the biggest and most modern museum in the country. Since its very beginnings, the MSU has exhibited and acquired artworks by those Croatian and international artists who revealed intriguing and high-quality artistic aspirations, including a new or different visual language. The Museum's collections document the beginnings and the logical evolution of certain artistic tendencies, as well as their direct or indirect impact on the production that followed. At the same time, the collections witness the topicality of Croatian artistic production in particular time periods, in their relation to the parallel currents in European and global art. Projects in the external space of the Museum are an integral part of Collection in Motion and are located in the outdoor areas of the Museum - on access terraces, on the roof, beneath the wings of the building, and elsewhere. Some are huge and loud, while others are discreet and self-effacing, mentioning the interactive installation-sculpture by the German artist Carsten Höller, Double Slide, connecting all the storeys of the northern wing of the building.

6) THE GARDEN BREWERY

The Garden venue, taproom and outside garden are popular choices for many events and occasions. They’ve hosted weddings, video and photoshoots, private and corporate parties… Unique and dramatic industrial venue, well known brand with musical background, indoor bar on 280 m2, visible part of manufacturing premium craft beer, a large outside yard with tables and benches….

7) LA GRMA

Only three minutes from the main Zagreb road Ilica, in the protected area of Grmoščica forest park, is the object La Grma. At a surface of 9,000 square meters, there was a feather factory, but recently an old factory hall was given a completely new function. By retaining architectural elements that are typical for this type of building, La Grma now in modern “clothing” still exudes its "old" warmth.

8) TRAKOSCAN CASTLE

Trakošćan is the best known and the most visited, and surely the most attractive castle of Hrvatsko Zagorje. Trakošćan is situated in a beautiful setting next to a lake and forest park; Feel the romantic and medieval atmosphere which certainly guarantees a unique event.

9) VELIKI TABOR CASTLE

Veliki Tabor is the best kept medieval fortress in Croatia. It was restored in 2011.It is very famous for Legend of Veronika Desnička who’s head got buried in its walls for tragical love (whose skull is kept in the castle) and the nobleman Frederik Celjski.Veliki Tabor is one of the best examples of fortified medieval castles in the region and unique castle for your amazing event.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in 3*/4*/5* hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.

Croatia Visa Information

Documents Required:


1. Original Valid passport for 06 months from the date of arrival in Croatia + Old passport. (Issued within the last 10 years, containing at least two empty pages (back to back)).
2. Online Visa Application forms.
3. 2 Photographs: 35X45mm, white background matt finish, 70% face size.
4. Covering letter mentioning the details of the traveler, travel information and personal contact information of passengers.
5. Hotel Voucher
6. Air tickets.
7. Day to Day Itinerary
8. Overseas Travel Insurance.
9. Income tax returns/Form 16 for last 3 years.
10. Original personal Bank Statements for last 6 months updated with sufficient balance and bank seal & sign on it.
11. Salary Slips for last 3 months - if employed
12. Original Leave Letter from Employer/School/University.
13. Retire proof /Pension order- if retired
14. Company registration proof - if self employed eg. Shop Act/MOA/Deed etc.
15. Student ID card / Bonafide Certificate - if student

Visa Processing Time: 15 Working Days.

Note: Applicants Having valid Schengen Visas or National visas of Schengen Countries and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.

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