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Varazdin Baroque Town and Trakoscan Castle - Small Group Day Trip from Zagreb

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Varazdin Baroque Town and Trakoscan Castle - Small Group Day Trip from Zagreb

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Visit the Baroque city of Varazdin and take in Trakoscan Castle on a full-day, guided tour from Zagreb that explores Croatia’s history, architecture, and art. Join a local guide for a walking tour through the beautiful center of Varazdin, then head to the 13th century castle to see rooms filled with paintings, weapons, and artifacts. This full-day Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle tour includes pickup and drop-off in centrally-located Zagreb hotels, and it’s limited to 8 people for personal service from the guide.
  • Small group Varazdin and Trakoscan tour from Zagreb
  • Walking tour of a historic Baroque town
  • Visit the Varazdin Cemetery
  • Entrance fees to Trakoscan Castle included
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Zagreb
  • Small group tour that offers a personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Professional licensed English speaking guide
Walking tour of Varazdin
Trakoscan Castle admission ticket
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Zrinjevac 2 , Zrinjevac 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Our guide will wait in front of the Meteorological station. This is a small display that shows temperature and barometric pressure on the north side of the park.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet a guide at your centrally-located hotel in Zagreb, or at Zrinjevac Park, then make the 54-mile (87-km) trip to Varazdin in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you travel to Varazdin, the guide will share an overview of the city’s fascinating history, with fun stories about Croatian life and culture.

Upon arrival, a local guide in Varazdin will join your group for a walking tour, including the Varazdin Cemetery, where gorgeous tombstones and quiet paths are overshadowed by tall, leafy trees. Follow back streets to architectural gems, and find some of the city's elegant villas—at one time, Varazdin was Croatia's wealthiest city.

Next, continue to Trakoscan Castle, 25 miles (40 km.) west of Varazdin, with a fairytale setting high on a hill. Walk the fortifications with views down to a forested valley, and get a glimpse of Croatia’s tumultuous past in the castle’s displays of weapons and armor. After exploring the castle, walk to the nearby lake, then meet back up with the driver/guide for the return trip to Zagreb.
Stop At:  
Discover the baroque gem. Enjoy the vistas on beautiful palaces you will stumble upon while walking the streets and visit one of the most beautiful graveyards in Europe.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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 leisurely stroll along the picturesque lake below the castle.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for persons with mobility issues.
  • A moderate amount of walking with some steep parts is involved.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Petros d.o.o
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Varazdin Baroque Town and Trakoscan Castle - Small Group Day Trip from Zagreb?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "I highly recommend this tour if you are in Zagreb." See review


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Fun tour, great guide
, May 2022
The trip was very well organized. Maja was our guide and she was fantastic. Punctual, personable, full of knowledge, well spoken. We were the only couple on the tour and options were given to tailor it as a private tour. Varazdin & Trakoscan are beautiful, we definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for booking the tour and posting this amazing review. Best regards!
Great local guide and interesting trip.
, May 2022
We were the only couple on the trip, so it was very personal. The local guide accommodated the closest to our hotel pick up. She was very pleasant and informative. The town and castle worth visiting.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for booking the tour and taking time to write this lovely review. Best regards!
Fantastic Experience
, Jul 2021
Excellent day trip, highly worth it!! Our guide Maja was excellent. Great knowledge and very personable, she made this a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for this 5 star review. We really appreciate it. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the day spent with us in Varazdin and Trakoscan. We wish you a great day ahead!
Highly recommended
, Jul 2021
Today’s tour was one of the most enjoyable during my 26 international trips since 2017. Luka is very knowlegeable of Croatian history & pleasantly engaging.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for a wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed the tour with us. We hope to see you back one day here in Zagreb. Best regards!
, Jun 2021
I was the only person on the tour. They still went and it was superb. Good initial intro to Croatia.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to see that you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you on another Petros DMC tour in the future. Kind regards!
Baroque Experience
, Oct 2020
Wonderful day touring with Maja. We explored the town's and castles to our hearts content! Lovely lunch too!
Excellent tour operator
, Aug 2020
It was an excellent tour that went ahead when all other tour operators cancelled my tour saying they did not have enough participants. This tour operator always guarantee your tour regardless of anything. Tour guide came precisely in time and I was the only participant on that day. So, it was a private tour for me for the price of a group tour. She was very knowledgeable, I had enough time on each locations, she was taking my photos where ever I wanted. I really had a great day ! I definitely recommend this tour operator.
Great trip
, Nov 2019
Really like these small number trips. Also guide (Luka) very engaged and helpful. Both locations information was very informative and timing of the trip good.
Varazdin and Trakoscan - review
, Oct 2019
I was the only participant with Luka as guide. This tour was the third I had unknowingly booked from the same company - Petros - and they were all excellent! Great tours with great guides, and this one was no exception.
A perfect day!
, Oct 2019
I can’t rate this tour, guide, and company high enough! The company specializes in small group day tours, and they really deliver. I was the only person who signed up, and instead of canceling most would have, they sent my guide, Karlo in a car and we had a fantastic day! He was fun and knowledgeable and attentive to my needs, and the timing of the whole trip was perfection. Never did I feel like I didn’t have enough time in any place we visited. Thank you Karlo! I truly hope to see you again when Mark and I return to Zagreb.
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Great day out
, Jun 2019
Luka was an excellent guide who willingly shared his knowledge and sense of humour to make our day memorable. Timely pickup from Hotel Astoria in Zagreb.
Lovely town loads of charm
, Jun 2019
Great day out lovely scenery on the drive had used the guide the previous Thursday so knew he was great. Could have done without the cemetery in the 90 degree heat . Castle picturesque but only for physically fit ...climb
Tour with an outstanding tour guide
, Jun 2019
The sites themselves (Varazdin and Trakoscan) were just ok. But the tour guide, Luka was wonderful. He spoke excellent English (and actually had dry humor - something rare in a non-native speaker), and imparted to us lots of information about the Croatian history and other tidbits about Zagreb. In that sense, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and would love to go on a different tour with him someday.
Amazing town and castle
, Jun 2019
There is so much to do around Zagreb. This is one of them. See the old town Varazdin and it's castle. It is a pretty place. Then go to Trakoscan castle. What a castle too. There is so much to see and learn about in this whole tour. Luca the guide is a great guy. Very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend this tour if you are in Zagreb.
excellent tour although not as spoken about on media
, May 2019
we had a wonderful tour. The guide was cheerful, as well as efficient . He has a wonderful sense of humour . We could interact , compare and contrast histories, cultures and traditions with him. This tour is a must do especially with PETROS TOURS Zagreb.
Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle- a Magical Experiencei
, Jul 2018
I went in the trip on the recommendation of a friend from Zagreb. It was fantastic! The town is so perfect and not touristy at all. The castle was like something out of a storybook. Our guide- Goren-was knowledge, thorough and incredibly interesting. Go on this trip!
Petros tour in Croatia is the most...
, Feb 2018
Petros tour in Croatia is the most professional company that I have used and I have been to many tours with Viator all around the world. Most other companies would have cancelled as I was the only participants but they did not. A very passionated and interesting guide, Mia. A very nice town. The castle gives a superb view of the lake and is one of the best preserved in this part of Europe. Thank you!
An excellent trip in every respect...
Denis M
, Dec 2017
An excellent trip in every respect. Luckily, my wife and I were the only guests and extremely well looked after by Maja. She was pleasant, knowledgeable and extremely attentive. Pickup was punctual and car was clean and comfortable. Most enjoyable day.
Varazdin is a charming city and the...
Ute M
, Nov 2017
Varazdin is a charming city and the scenery of Trakoscan is amazing.
Had a great time. Our tour guide...
Trina K
, Oct 2017
Had a great time. Our tour guide Maya was great and knowledgeable! It was a very private tour for me with only one other person! It did rain the whole time but again Maya made sure she had enough umbrellas for everyone!!! I would definitely recommend this tour!

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