This tour offers an exploration of one of the Croatian prime center of culture and a hidden gem – Varaždin.

Beautiful historic town Varaždin is situated in the Northern Croatian valley surrounded with the hills of Zagorje, the Drava river and its forests, only an hour drive from Zagreb, near the border with Hungary and Slovenia.

Its history goes back to medieval times, when it thrived as a merchant center. During the 18th century it was the capital of Croatia, and a popular center for nobility and aristocracy to exhibit luxury through their palaces and the popular architectural styles of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, reminiscent of charming Austrian towns. On this tour we will thoroughly explore the city center in order to truly feel and understand Varaždin, its history, but also its present.

People are often enchanted by the beauty of Varaždin and are glad to have made the choice to have come and visit it.



Additional information

Duration2 hours
Activity levelModerate
LocationVarazdin, Croatia
DatesAll year round
START TIMEFrom 8am onwards. Last startime is 7pm.
START/RETURN LOCATIONPre-arranged place.
NUMBER OF PEOPLEFrom 1 to 20. Upon request it can be organized for larger group too.
INCLUDEDTour guiding
NOT INCLUDEDOptional admission fees, meal.
Pricing20 euros per person when at least 3 persons, or 60 euros for a private tour
We start this tour from the city center of Varaždin. If you need private transfer from Zagreb to Varazdin and back to Zagreb, let us know and we can organize it for you. After meeting with your guide, the tour commences.
The tour of Varazdin includes visiting the following sites: – visiting one of the most beautiful graveyard of Europe – walk along the fortified hills of Old Town castle – possible entrance inside the castle, depending on when you visit Varazdin (working time is Tue to Fri 9am-5pm, Sat and Sun 9am-1pm) – Stancic square; Traditional crafts; Ursulin church and convent – possible entrance to the museum of bugs (working time is Tue to Fri 9am-5pm, Sat and Sun 9am-1pm) – Lunch in a fine restaurant where you can also try traditional food of this region. – Franciscan square and the Patacic palace – King Tomislav square (Korzo) and the Cathedral – Vatrosla Jagic Park
After seeing all of those interesting sites in Varazdin and getting to know it in a fulfilling way, it is now time for lunch. As always it will be in one of the two best restaurants in Varazdin – Verglec or Paladin.
The tour ends at the starting poin, or at any other place in Varazdin that you indicate. If you decide for an option of being transported from Zagreb, you will be taken back to where you are staying in Zagreb.