90€ – for a small group | 2 – 8 | 9 hours
What is Dubrovnik for the Dalmatian coast, it is said Varaždin is for continental Croatia. Join us on a one-day excursion to Varaždin, baroque capital of Croatia! It is a picturesque town that experienced cultural, artistic, literary and architectural flourishing in 17th and 18th century, and has remained so recognizable until today. Walk through the main square and baroque city center, up to the Fortress of the Old Town and the most important City Hall, one of the oldest in Europe. After Varaždin, we are taking you to Klenovnik on a licitar workshop with Gladović family, where you will feel all the hospitality from our hosts and there is a possibility of organizing lunch there. The licitars are colorful decorated honey dough cakes, a traditional Croatian souvenir found on the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage, and you will get a unique, personalized one with your name on it! On the hill, you will see Klenovnik Castle (today it is a hospital), the largest one in Croatia, owned by Drašković family, which they sold so they could build Trakošćan, one of the most attractive castles in Croatia where our journey continues. The court consists of the castle, park and forest with lake and is a unique exemplar of a preserved monumental ensemble, created in the 13th century as part of the defensive line against the Ottomans. The permanent exhibition of the castle is ambientally exposed and presents the life of the nobility in Croatia and the Drašković family, and you can also see the collection of weapons.
What is included: Local guide in Varaždin, pick up and drop off to your accommodation (tolls and fuel surcharge included), english speaking driver, entrance to Trakošćan castle with professional guide, unique experience of licitar workshop and personalized, traditional Croatian souvenir, tax
Not included: lunch ( we can organize a traditional lunch at additional cost, on your request, just point it out in your application), additional personal expenses, travel insurance, any additonal arrangements, anything not mentioned under “What is included”