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Would you like to spend a few days in the green, hilly landscape of northern Croatia before or after your Istrian or Kvarner Bay Islandhopping tour? Are you looking for a program that offers you both organised activities as well as enough free time to explore the Croatian hinterland on your own? Then we recommend our three-day extension program in Trakošćan and Varaždin which includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, a guided tour of Trakošćan Castle, a guided tour of the baroque town of Varaždin including an organ concert in Varaždin Cathedral. Taxi transfers between your two hotels in Trakošćan and Varaždin are also included.
Discover the hidden cultural heritage and exceptional natural beauty that is the hilly green hinterland of northern Croatia. Explore Trakošćan Castle nestled amongst trees by a picturesque lake. Experience the striking, baroque town of Varaždin. This former royal township and current cultural centre of northern Croatia located on the banks of river Drava enchants with its many historical monuments and exceptional beauty.
Your two nights will be spent in carefully selected hotels in Trakošćan and Varaždin. Hotel bookings are subject to availability. If there are no rooms available in the hotels described below on your desired travel dates, we will arrange for a substitute of equal value.
Hotel Trakošćan is situated in a truly fairy tale setting nearby one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles in Croatia. The comfortable and stylishly furnished guest rooms with en suit bathroom are sure to make anyone feel at home. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. You are also welcome to relax and unwind in the hotel’s wellness centre: In addition to the complimentary use of the hotel pool, hot tub, Finish sauna and Turkish bath, you can also take advantage of the massage and beauty offers upon request.
The Park Boutique Hotel is centrally located in Vatroslav Jagić Park in the historic centre of Varaždin. The spacious, modern-design rooms are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and all have a private bathroom with bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. You may also enjoy the hotel’s sauna and hot tub free of charge. The in-house á la carte restaurant serves regional and modern cuisine with a wide selection of wines and spirits. You can also look forward to enjoying a drink at the hotel’s in-house bar.
Guided tour of Trakošćan Castle
Perched on top of a small hill, Trakošćan Castle rises above a beautifully landscaped park and lake. This jewel of mainland Croatia is one of the most spectacular castles in Europe and one of the most visited monuments in Croatia. Trakošćan Castle was built in the late 13th century to defend north-western Croatia. In 1953 Trakošćan Castle was converted from a residential castle into a museum with a permanent exhibition which, amongst other things, includes a valuable collection of baroque-era furniture. Look forward to exploring this spectacular castle in the company of a certified guide.
City tour Varaždin
Discover the baroque town of Varaždin, undoubtedly one of the most incredible locations in Croatia, on a guided city tour. The historic centre is incredibly well preserved; the main sights include the churches, the city palace, the aristocratic palaces, and numerous green spaces. With its many art galleries, the town attracts art lovers from around the world. Numerous events are held throughout the year, culminating in the summer Spancir Festival featuring artists from all over the world.
Organ concert in Varaždin Cathedral
This activity is included as part of the sightseeing tour of Varaždin. You will have the opportunity to enjoy beloved classical and film music pieces performed on the organ by the famous Varaždin organist Višeslav Jaklin. This special musical programme in the unique setting of Varaždin Cathedral is an unforgettable experience and true highlight of your tour through the baroque town
If you would like to book this extension program, please let us know:
After booking you will receive a simple confirmation/invoice and all necessary vouchers in digital form by email in plenty of time before the program begins.