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Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin Tour
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Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin Tour

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 7 hours - 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the mysterious legends of Trakošćan Castle and explore the beautiful city of Varaždin on this day trip from Zagreb. You can also enjoy a typical Croatian dinner!

Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin Tour

After picking you up from your hotel in Zagreb, we'll leave the Croatian capital behind and head north. After a journey of around 90 minutes we'll reach our first stop: the imposing Trakošćan Castle, a 13th century fortress.

Camouflaged by lush forests overlooking a lake of the same name, the strategic Trakošćan Castle is just a few miles from the Croatian border with Slovenia. Inside the Medieval castle, we'll learn all about the history of the Drašković family, whose story is entwined with the past of this area of Europe.

We'll then continue our to tour to Varaždin, a historic city that was the capital of Croatia during the 18th century. You'll have free time to explore the picturesque historic centre at your own pace and discover why it's been nicknamed the "Vienna of Croatia" by art historians. Admiring the beautiful baroque architecture, you'll feel like a member of aristocracy yourself! There will be enough time for you to try the local cuisine in the city centre too.

After exploring two of the gems of northern Croatia, we'll return to Zagreb.

Traditional Croatian dinner

If you'd like, you can complete your tour with a Croatian wine tasting and traditional dinner. If you select this option when booking, after your free time and lunch in Varaždin, we'll head south to the Polovanec Winery. There, we'll enjoy a tour of the winemaking facilities before indulging in a wine tasting. The different aromas, flavours and textures will allow us to discover Croatia's great wine tradition.

The winery also has a restaurant, where we'll be served a traditional Croatian dinner including a number of different specialities of the local cuisine. After dinner, we'll take you back to your hotel in Zagreb.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Per person
Tour without dinner
US$ 94.20
Tour with dinner
US$ 194.30

Tour without dinner

  • Per person

    US$ 94.20

Tour with dinner

  • Per person

    US$ 194.30

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7 hours - 9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned bus with WiFi.

Entry to Trakošćan Castle.

Wine tasting and dinner (optional).

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 94.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.