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Zagorje Hills & Varaždin Tour

After meeting and greeting your guide and chauffer, you will set off towards northwest into the verdant Zagorje hillscape. For our first stop, we will visit the most noted one among dozens of castles – Trakošćan Castle.

1 day tour

ITINERARY

  • Departure from a previously specified point in Zagreb
  • A visit to Trakošćan Castle
  • Lunch/dinner and sightseeing in Varaždin
  • Return to Zagreb

DESCRIPTION

After meeting and greeting your guide and chauffer, you will set off towards northwest into the verdant Zagorje hillscape. For our first stop, we will visit the most noted one among dozens of castles – Trakošćan Castle.

Situated in almost surreal surroundings next to a lake and park forest, the castle consists of several floors that fittingly represent its rich heritage dating back to the 13th century. Originally built as an observation tower, it soon developed into a residential castle (burg). Changing several owners and several different influences, reshaped and modified, it finally became a residence of the reputed Drašković family, who have held it since 1569. Each of the castle’s floors holds impressive collections and harbours interesting stories, whether about music, photography or cuisine…

After Trakošćan, we will continue towards Varaždin – otherwise known as the Baroque City. This charming town truly feels like no other place in Croatia, especially during street festivals when it serves as a stage set for the local arts, traditions and trades.

Apart from exploring the Old Town, the tour includes lunch or dinner in a restaurant renowned for serving decently priced fresh local food and drinks. The menu offers traditional specialties from all over Croatia presented with a modern twist.

All in all, and in stark contrast with Zagreb, the tour of this culturally lively and yet tranquil town provides a good insight into this place and its people, presenting this Croatian region in its best.

DEPARTURE
RETURN
Zagreb, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
organization, insurance and VAT
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Entrance tickets as per programme
Lunch or a dinner in a local restaurant
Proffesional English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Tour moderation, supplement for tourist guides in other languages upon request.
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”
Supplement for tickets for the attractions in Varaždin.
PeriodYear round
Tour styleDriving, landscape tour with exploration of culture and local gastronomy
DifficultyEasy
Child friendlyNo
FoodAny 3-course meal from the restaurant menu
BeveragesWater provided during the tour
What to bringWear walking shoes, bring a camera
Available optionsInstead of Trakošćan, we can modify the tour and visit Kumrovec village.

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA