Welcome to Varaždin


Soak up the extraordinary refinement of its 18th-century buildings, bequeathed on the city when it was Croatia's capital and most prosperous centre, with a stroll in the pedestrian zone which radiates out from Trg Kralja Tomislava. Top off your wanders with a visit to the gleaming white, turreted Stari Grad (Old Town) which contains the city museum.


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$102.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Zagreb to Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle Small-Group Day Trip

Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally-located hotel and hop into an AC vehicle for a drive towards Varazdin. Your guide will share interesting stories about Croatia and give you a great overview.Discover the baroque gem city of Varazdin with a licensed local guide on your walking tour. Visit one of the most beautiful graveyards of Europe. Enjoy the vistas on beautiful villas and palaces you will stumble upon while strolling the streets.Visit a fairy-tale Trakoscan castle that dates back to the late 13th century.  In the castle you will see valuable collection of paintings, furniture, and weapons.Embrace the natural beauty that surrounds you and have a stroll to the picturesque lake below the castle.

$71.93 Day Trips & Excursions

Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle Small-Group Tour from Zagreb

Meet your guide at your central Zagreb hotel, and then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and join us on our hour and a half scenic drive to Varazdin, roughly 50 miles (81km) away. As the former capital of Croatia, Varaždin is economic and cultural center of the area of Medjimurje and Hrvatsko Zagorje, it is also city of baroque, young people, music, flowers and bicycles. Varaždin has a refined architecture in abundance, and your guide will show off its best bits on your walking tour. 'Little Vienna' with rich natural legacy interwoven in parks, a must see destination, located in the North of Croatia on the southern bank of the River Drava. Hop off your coach and enjoy a leisurely paced stroll around the pretty cobblestone streets that comprise the town center. Gaze around at the resplendent Baroque buildings that throng the alleyways while hearing tales and trivia about the town. Hear how the town flourished as Croatia’s center of commerce during the late 17th century, enjoying a stint as the country’s capital before a fire snuffed out its glory nearly a century later. See top Varaždin attractions like the Cathedral of the Assumption and the Monastery of St John the Baptist, and enjoy photo stops next to interesting buildings like Varaždin Town Hall. Finish your walking tour in the center of town, and then enjoy an hour at leisure to sightsee independently or find a restaurant for lunch (own expense). Then, meet your guide at the prearranged time and continue your day trip to the town of Trakošćan, a short distance away.The town’s spectacular centerpiece is Trakošćan Castle, a magnificent fortress that’s said to date back as far as the 13th century. Head inside with your guide, and explore the castle on a tour, admiring a medley of architectural styles from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque. Learn about the Croatian aristocracy who once lived inside the castle and admire the portraits of them that seem to hang at every twist and turn.After exploring the castle, return to your coach and relax on the journey south to Zagreb. Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.

$116.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Tour from Zagreb

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaWhen it comes to Trakošćan, all the romanticized stereotypes about castles are true: constructed above the lake and surrounded by thick forest, this castle stands in mystery and waits for you to discover all its stories. There is a museum on four floors, with a permanent exhibition which contains historical items and tells a story of his owner, a count who spared no expense - to the point of bankruptcy - to rebuilt a castle with neo-gothic elements, and created an artificial lake, a wooded park and romantic gardens. As you could already conclude, this is a must-see for all the lovers of history and everyone passionate about myths and legends!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: City of VarazdinVaraždin, a city throw back in time,is also known as the ''city of baroque'' and former capital of Croatia. You will visit the most important monument in Varaždin – the Old Town, which hosts the Varaždin City Museum since 1925 and is UNESCO protected site. Afterwards, you can decide weather you want to relax and take a walk through the picturesque city streets or to visit the famous city cemetery and admire garden architecture. Whatever you choose, this gorgeous place and its warm, welcoming citizens will charm you and make you want to visit again.Duration: 3 hours

$135.87 Private & Custom Tours

Zagreb Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin Private Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zico Day Tours, Zagreb, Central CroatiaWe will pick you up at your accommodation at 9amDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaExploring Trakoscan castleDuration: 1 hourStop At: Old Castle (Stari Grad), Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaVaraždin city tour and free time for lunchDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Zico Day Tours, Zagreb, Central CroatiaWe will take you back to your accommodationDuration: 15 minutes

$103.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Varazdin & Trakoscan Castle Private Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Patacic Palace Varazdin, Varazdin, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaVisiting of the city of Varaždin. Firstly, getting inside the Old Town Castle with guidance and then walking tour of the city of Varaždin.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan), Trakoscan, Varazdin County, Central CroatiaVisiting Trakošćan castle with guidanceDuration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$137.01 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin All Inclusive full Day Trip from Zagreb

Visit: Adria Private Tours, Zagreb, Central Croatia• Start tour with picking you up in the morning at any accommodation in the city • Drive by Krapina toward north Croatia region • Stop at Trakošćan, well preserved castle from 13th century. • Continue the drive towards Varaždin. • Sightseeing of former capital of Croatia, beautiful baroque city of Varaždin, well preserved Castle with museum and one of the most famous cemeteries in Europe. • Lunch with a 1 course meal at a local restaurant • Depart back to Zagreb with a stop for a coffee break. • Arriving in Zagreb and return to your accomodation Highlights: • Trakošćan is one of the best preserved castles in Croatia, a true jewel of northern region, built in 13th century. • Castle is surrounded with a beautiful lake. • Varaždin cemetery is arranged by architect Herman Haller with more than 7000 trees, mostly cypress, to look like french park • Varaždin Castle is the best preserved castle built in Wasserburg style and home of historical museum • Traditional meal typical for the region