The 10 Best Day Trips from in Varazdin County, Central Croatia

June 18, 2021 Marianna Hollaway

Discover the best top things to do in Varazdin County, Croatia including Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin Private Tour, Zagorje and Croatian Castles Full Day Historic Tour from Zagreb, Trakoscan-Varazdin castle day trip, Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin - Private tour from Zagreb , Private tour to Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle, Fairytale castles & delicious wine, Baroque Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Private Tour, Private Tour to Kumrovec, Trakoscan and Varazdin from Zagreb, Full-Day Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Tour from Zagreb, Full-Day Zagorje Medieval Castles and Varazdin Photo Tour from Zagreb.

1. Trakoscan Castle and Varazdin Private Tour

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A private tour with a experienced, very well educated and fun driver guides who are very flexible and can customize the tour as the guests wish. For us, the main goal is for you to be satisfied and not only to see and learn about our country but to have a lot of fun while exploring it.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle, Professional local guide, National Park fees, Local taxes

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Lunch

Reviewed By TineMorrison

We hired Adam at the last second to take us to Plivitce lakes for the day. He was super flexible with timing given that we booked the tour the night before at 11 pm. Adam was a great conversationalist and we enjoyed learning about his experiences during our 2 hour drive to the lakes. He was helpful in showing us around and gave great local suggestions of places to try in Zagreb.

2. Zagorje and Croatian Castles Full Day Historic Tour from Zagreb

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Historic Zagorje gastro tour is a private day tour with tour guide, lunch, transportation in executive vehicles with A/C. You will be picked up in front of your hotel or previously arranged meeting point in Zagreb. Then head towards to the west to see Trakoščan castle the best preserved castle in Croatia wit it's permanent exhibition.After Trakoščan you will go to another castle of Zagorje named Veliki Tabor. Then continue ethno village of Kumrovec where the ex Yugoslav president Tito was born and raised. After Kumrovec we will have lunch in a local tavern, famous for it's great and authentic Croatian dishes.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Drinks, Gratuities

3. Trakoscan-Varazdin castle day trip

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You will enjoy the landscapes of beautiful green hills seasoned with charming villages, medieval castles in Trakoscan and Varazdin, endless vineyards. While seeing the countryside of Zagorje, the first thing you will notice is its silence and peacefulness. perfect for city getaway.

Inclusions: Driver/guide, Hotel pickup, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Professional guide, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Coffee and/or Tea, Snacks

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Reviewed By catherinenyceats

My fiancé and I had such a good time with Jakov!! His knowledge of Croatian history and the surrounding countries was unbelievable, and he weaved in interesting stories and little facts as we strolled along in Samobor or drove through the beautiful vineyards. There was never a moment that wasn’t fun! He has such a great sense of humor and his passion for leading tour guides is wonderful. It’s clear he has so much experience as a tour guide and really is so great at what he does. We felt like we could’ve been old friends with him by the end of the day, and we’re so glad we had this opportunity. It was definitely the highlight of our stay in Zagreb!!

4. Trakošćan Castle & Varaždin - Private tour from Zagreb

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Meet North of Croatia on this private day-trip from Zagreb. Discover a historic core of Varaždin, a showcase of scrupulously restored baroque architecture and well-tended gardens and parks. Admire Trakošćan castle, with its well-presented museum and attractive grounds. The castle features three floors of exhibits that display the family’s original furniture, a plethora of portraits, an armament's collection of swords, and a period kitchen in the basement. The rooms range in style from neo-Renaissance to Gothic and baroque. It was restored in the neo-Gothic style in the mid-19th century; the 215-acre castle grounds were landscaped into a romantic English-style park with exotic trees and an artificial lake. This is a private tour and it is tailored to You.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, Private tour, 0,5l per person

Exclusions: Foods and drinks(unless specified), Entrance fee to Trakoščan castle (40,00HRK per person)

Reviewed By Jaydelovell

Luka is a really nice guy, and definitely knows every little story about Zagreb! Not too much walking, but you get to see quite a lot of places - Luka was even nice enough to take photos for us. A very fun tour, highly recommended!

5. Private tour to Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle

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Private tour to Trakošćan castle and the city of Varaždin, for small groups (up to 7 people), with an experienced driver-guide for a better experience when visiting the North-west of Croatia. Pick-up at the desired time and place, with an itinerary adapted to your wishes and preferences.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, Snacks, Bottled water, Professional driver-guide

Exclusions: Lunch

Reviewed By 282marijann

Great experiance, awsome organisation, and everything was on time. I recomand it to everyone, its much more than expected!

6. Fairytale castles & delicious wine

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Our first stop will be Trakoscan the most beautiful Croatian castle. We will take some amazing photos of the 13th century castle and explore the history and tradition of the region. Here you will taste some blackberry wine which is famous in the region. Our next stop will be something special, a castle which is still "alive". We will meet the lady who lives in it and she will show us her impressive family arts collection and take us back in time to the period of the Austrian Hungarian empire. We will continue driving through the country side to a very pleasant family who runs a famous winery. We'll explore the wine cellar, learn about making and tasting wine and of course try it. You will get to taste 4 different sorts of wine with some local cheese and you'll also taste štrukli, the most famous delicatessens from Zagorje. In the afternoon we will drive you back to your accommodation in Zagreb.

Inclusions: Bottled water, All Fees and Taxes, wine tasting, štrukli tasting

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Reviewed By TineMorrison

We hired Adam at the last second to take us to Plivitce lakes for the day. He was super flexible with timing given that we booked the tour the night before at 11 pm. Adam was a great conversationalist and we enjoyed learning about his experiences during our 2 hour drive to the lakes. He was helpful in showing us around and gave great local suggestions of places to try in Zagreb.

7. Baroque Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Private Tour

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Visit the Baroque city of Varazdin and take in Trakoscan Castle on a full-day, guided private 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 and take a journey through time. Marvel at the valuable collection of artifacts, weapons and paintings as your guide tells you insightful stories about the rich history of the castle and it's owners. The tour is private and can be adjusted with multiple options that include wine, cheese and pumpkin seed oil tasting.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, Private walking tour of Varaždin, Privat tour of Trakošćan castle, Local licensed guide

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By tiaglobetrotter

Hiking was on our third day agenda with Karlo and agency. It was just a short ride from Zagreb and you are in this lovely city Samobor and beautifull nature and hills. Partner and I hike a lot but never before had a guide, and with Karlo as experienced hiker we felt safe and well organized. Highlight of the trip- wine tasting of course :) Amazing time, Croatia's nature is so beautifull!

8. Private Tour to Kumrovec, Trakoscan and Varazdin from Zagreb

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Enjoy the hidden gems of the North of Croatia in this private, tailor-made tour by car/minivan. Start with the Village of Kumrovec, where the president of former Yugoslavia was born, far away from the crowds of Zagreb. After a peaceful walk through this village-museum and its traditional houses and traditions, continue to our most famous castle, Trakoscan. The history of the families that owned the castle is very turbulent, so after learning about it, you can relax next to the charming lake and have a snack with a tremendous view of the castle. The tour finishes with the city of Baroque, as they call Varazdin. The numerous palaces and the Old Castle tell a long history of the city that used to be the capital of Croatia. After the tour, private transfer to your hotel or Zagreb city center.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Snacks, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation

Exclusions: Lunch, Tips

Reviewed By 282marijann

Great experiance, awsome organisation, and everything was on time. I recomand it to everyone, its much more than expected!

9. Full-Day Varaždin and Trakošćan Castle Tour from Zagreb

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While being driven through the area of northern Croatia, amongst hills planted with vine, you will travel through the country's medieval history. The aim of this excursion is to explore mysteries and beauty of the most known and best preserved Croatian castle and the old city of Varaždin. Perfect 9-hour trip for all lovers of romance and history and those who are curious of natural, cultural and architectural treasures of continental region.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Transport in air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking driver, Entrance to Trakošćan castle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities, Guide

Reviewed By Lornadelfey

We were very happy that we were able to do a tour to the plitvice lakes in corona times. The company offered us a private tour (for a slightly higher price), and the driver, Darko, picked us up at our hotel. Darko is a wonderful guide, thanks to his knowledge about the country, which extends to culture, history and even philosophy. We enjoyed interesting conversations with him in the car. When we had seen the plitvice park, we only had to call him and he picked us up again within 5 minutes!

10. Full-Day Zagorje Medieval Castles and Varazdin Photo Tour from Zagreb

Croatia Photo Tour

Capture the beauty of Croatia’s medieval castles on this 8-hour Zagorje and Varaždin town photo tour from Zagreb. Explore historic castles and fortifications including Veliki Tabor, Trakošćan and the old town of Varaždin with a guide, and gain insight into centuries of rich Croatian history. Along the way, bring your photography skills to the fore with the assistance of our professional photographer guide, who will adapt to your needs.

Inclusions: Round-trip transfer from Zagreb, Guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By 970kathrynw

This is a very long overdue review for Croatia Photo Tour. Only a couple of weeks before my intended trip,I found out that my intended vacation to another country was no longer possible, and I was going to be going to Croatia by myself (solo female traveler). I travel internationally fairly often for business by myself, but was nervous at the idea of trying to scramble to set up a very last minute itinerary. Igor helped me arrange a fantastic private itinerary to see many of Croatia and Bosnia's most scenic spots, and worked around my inconvenient hotel accommodations during the trip. Honestly, just having the itinerary and transit arranged alone was worth the cost of the tour but having the photography instruction was such a fantastic addition to the tour! On top of that, Igor was very helpful and patient as he taught me new techniques with my camera. I am very happy with all of the photos I took, and couldn't have done it without this tour. I would be happy to hire Croatia Photo Tours for my next trip to Croatia.

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