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Varaždin + Trakošćan Cas­tle

Overview


Hrvatsko Zagorje is one of the most beau­ti­ful land­scapes of Croa­tia, stretch­ing north­wards of Zagreb, with its rolling hills and vine­yards, small wooden houses, medi­ae­val burgs and cas­tles. We drive to the Trakošćan cas­tle (13th cen­tury), perched on a small hill over­look­ing the large park and for­est area.

The cas­tle changed own­ers dur­ing the past, first own­ers were the Counts of Celje. In the 16th cen­tury the estate was given to Juraj Drašković by King Max­i­m­il­ian for ser­vices ren­dered. In the 19th cen­tury count Juraj V. Drašković turned it into its res­i­den­tial dwelling, while the sur­round­ing park with pond was mod­eled in the spirit of Ger­man Roman­tic parks. Today its Museum houses knights’ room, the hunt­ing room, music salon, spec­i­mens of firearms dat­ing from the 15th to the 19th cen­turies and the study of painter Juli­jana Erdödy.

Varaždin is one of the old­est and the most beau­ti­ful Cen­tral Euro­pean cities. wing to its charm and baroque archi­tec­ture Varaždin has been his­tor­i­cally dubbed ‘Liitle Vienna’. The city, whose rich his­tory goes back to the 12th cen­tury, was home to the region’s wealth­i­est nobles, landown­ers, arti­sans and artists, espe­cially in the late 1700s, when the city flour­ished and became the cap­i­tal of Croatia.

Nowa­days Varaždin is the admin­is­tra­tive, polit­i­cal, eco­nomic and cul­tural cen­ter of North Croa­tia with a pop­u­la­tion of around 50,000. Within and out­side Croatia’s bor­ders, Varaždin is well known for its cul­ture and tourist attrac­tions. Renowned for the City Cas­tle, the 500-​year old City Hall — one of the old­est in Europe, and its ceme­tery, the city also fea­tures a his­toric Town Guard ‘Pur­gari’. Among the sights and venues one should not miss are the Music School, which fos­ters young clas­si­cal tal­ent, the the­atre, the cathe­dral, churches whose monas­ter­ies and con­vents trea­sure arte­facts, man­u­scripts and leg­ends, 51 mon­u­men­tal her­itage struc­tures, palaces and villas.

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Itin­er­ary

  • depar­ture from your accom­mo­da­tion in the early morn­ing hours
  • short drive to the most beau­ti­ful cas­tle in Croa­tia, Trakošćan
  • guided tour of the cas­tle and free time in the beau­ti­ful landscape
  • 1 hour drive and sight­see­ing of the baroque city Varaždin
  • depar­ture in the after­noon hours

Prices

PRICES (per person):

1 per­son 175
2 per­sons 85
34 persons 65
57 persons 60
8 per­sons 50



The price includes:

  • com­fort­able car or minivan
  • offi­cial tour guide/​drive
  • road tolls and parking
  • all taxes and VAT

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