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From Zagreb: Varazdin Baroque Town & Trakoscan Castle

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Activity provider: Petros

From Zagreb: Varazdin Baroque Town & Trakoscan Castle

Activity provider: Petros

From US$ 119.55 per person

Discover the baroque gem Varaždin. Walk down the city’s streets with numerous palaces, villas and the oldest city hall in Europe. Your tour also includes a visit to the romantic Trakoscan Castle.

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Duration 8 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the baroque city of Varazdin on a walking tour with a licensed local guide
  • Get enchanted with Trakoscan Castle
  • Visit one of the most beautiful graveyards of Europe
Full description
Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally located hotel or Park Zrinjevac. Hop-in an AC vehicle for a drive towards the baroque town of Varazdin. Your guide will share interesting stories on the way. Discover the baroque gem Varazdin with a local licensed guide. Visit one of the most beautiful graveyards of Europe. Go on a walking tour from the Old Town fortress to the city hall, cathedral and parish Church of St. Nicholas. After the tour, your will be given free time for your own activities. Drive to Trakoscan Castle. The fairy tale castle dates back to the late 13th century but was reconstructed in the 19th century in the Romantic spirit by the noble Draskovic family. In the castle, you will see a valuable collection of paintings, furniture and weapons. Return to Zagreb in the late afternoon hours.
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour of Varazdin with licensed local guide
  • Admission ticket to Trakoscan Castle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Park Zrinjevac - Try Nikola Subic Zrinski next to the meteorological station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Small group for a great experience (maximum 15 participants)
  • A moderate amount of walking with some steep parts is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Superb town with a beautiful castle, the inner courtyard of which can be visited. The nearby cemetery is part of the excursion, it is good but not the most beautiful. Finally, the last castle is magnificent from the outside and it offers beautiful views. The interior decoration is a little less interesting. The guide spoke perfect English, with a slow enough pace to make it easier for all tourists to understand.

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July 31, 2021

Fantastic tour of Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle

Our guide was fabulous, Gorrin, because he was a history major and new everything about Croatia and the surrounding areas. On time and professional with a very comfortable ban. Spent time in Varazdin, a small town about an hour outside Zagreb with some time to explore on our own. Trakoscan Castle was located on a beautiful lake, great views with original furniture furnishings in the castle. A bit of a hike uphill to get into the Castle.

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September 16, 2018

The excursion is worth it. We were a small group of 7 people. The driver Mr. Goran very punctual. He explained the history of Croatia on the way to Varazdin. We arrived to visit the city of Varazdin where a local guide was waiting for us. He offered us a good tour and explanations about the place. Then we had an hour and a half free and we left for the Trakoscan Castle. Beautiful on the lake. We were able to take photos and enjoy the visit to the castle and the views. Then return to Zagreb. All this very well assisted and very professional.

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April 30, 2018

Product ID: 83172