Health & wellness trip
Daruvar, the most beautiful small town in Continental Croatia has almost 2500 years of tradition in health tourism and offers excellent varieties of wellness treatments. It was the favourite destination for the Roman emperors, and it only got better over time. Now it’s your turn to try it.
The Daruvarske Toplice complex is located at the very heart of the historic public garden, just a few minutes walking distance from downtown Daruvar. Water treatments benefiting health were well known to Iassi tribes here almost 2500 years ago, later widely used by Romans and in the Middle Ages. In 1772, Daruvar stepped on the next level, and the town became a healing, leisure and recreation centre. Today, Daruvar Spa (Daruvarske Toplice) is a special health complex for rehabilitation and rejuvenation. Warm waters are also used in postoperative rehabilitation, treatment of inflammations, rheumatism, the trauma of bones, hips, head, spine, and locomotion. But, it is equally popular for wellness treatments.
|Trip available||Any time of year|
|Suitable for||2-4 people|
|Price per person||from 145.00 €|
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Activities are taking place in Daruvar
The park of orchids is one of the oldest therapeutic public gardens in Continental Croatia
Modern interior of the spa
Therapeutic massages are just some from many wellness treatments you can take
Hotel's relaxation zone offers even more piece and quiet when you need them
Daruvar, nestled between the fragrant green vineyards and with parks in its very centre, has received numerous accolades as the most tidy and beautiful town in Continental Croatia. Another motivation for visiting Daruvar is definitely the therapeutic wellness oasis located on the healing springs of Daruvarske Toplice where you can get rid of stress by combining individual treatments. The long tradition of health tourism in Daruvarske Toplice, a rich tourist offer, the Daruvar wine trail, Aquae Balissae Thermal Waterpark, well-tended public gardens and Roman Park, a forest in the heart of the city, all prove to be excellent reasons for visiting this town with a long urban tradition. Not to mention the famous Daruvar wine routes and the oldest brewery in Croatia!
The Daruvarske Toplice complex is surrounded by Julije's Park, one of the oldest protected parks in Croatia, stunning historic buildings, therapeutic thermal water springs, a forest park and numerous well-tended walking trails. Indulge in wellness treatments and the water oasis of the Aquae Balissae Thermal Park.
Arrival by own transportation in Daruvar and hotel check-in after noon. You can have a wellness treatment at the hotel: partial body massage, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, aroma therapy, tanning salon, gym or use of the swimming pool with thermal water. Afterwards, you may also use the discount for the Aquae Balissae Thermal Waterpark, which is only 50 m away from the hotel. During the Greco-Roman period this area used to be part of the Roman province of Pannonia, where a settlement by the name of Aquae Balissae (Latin for "strong springs") was erected due to the proximity of the thermal springs, which were often visited by Roman emperors. Today, it is a water oasis of the most beautiful small town in Continental Croatia. Dinner at the hotel.
Bathing in thermal water is especially recommended for disorders of the joints, tendons, muscles, vascular diseases and peripheral nerve lesions.
After breakfast, you will have a tour of Julije's Park, which is also called "the park of orchids", one of the oldest therapeutic public gardens in Continental Croatia, with public baths dating to the 18th and 19th century. Visit to the public garden and castle of the Janković family, a Baroque castle located on a small elevation overlooking the town centre. The castle also houses the first wine salon in Croatia. The central part of the public garden is dominated by two gingko trees, one male and one female, the first of their kind in Croatia. The stump circumference of the male tree exceeds 7 m and the locals call them Adam and Eve. After returning to the hotel and lunch, you can indulge in wellness treatments: partial body massage, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, aromatherapy, tanning salon or gym, or take a dip in the thermal water pool. If you still have some spare time left, head to the Aquae Balissae Thermal Waterpark and use your discount while there. Dinner and overnight stay.
The waterpark only uses geothermal water heated to the temperature of 32 °C. The swimming pool is full of various water features, such as hydro massages, geysers, jet streams and water showers.
Daruvar is known for wine growing and Sauvignon blanc is its most famous wine. It is green-yellow and sweet and pairs well with desserts.
Breakfast and check-out after noon. After breakfast you can visit a horses stud farm (surcharge), where you can go on an exciting horseback ride for beginners surrounded by tranquil nature and a friendly atmosphere and have a welcome drink. Field-riding for advanced riders is also available. Departure in front of the hotel and return to the hotel for lunch. You can spend your spare time at the hotel swimming pool. Leaving the hotel after lunch.