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Zagreb: City Walking Tour w/ Funicular Ride and WW2 Tunnels

1. Zagreb: City Walking Tour w/ Funicular Ride and WW2 Tunnels

Take a stroll with us for a couple of hours as we show you the highlights of Zagreb. Your guide will have the local insights and handy tips to leave you wanting to explore some more. Start the tour at Zagreb’s famous Zrinjevac Park which will give you some great selfies and photo opportunities. From the park, continue to Bogovićeva street, known for its bars and restaurants. Next, you will walk across Ban Jelačić square to the next stop at the historic Zagreb Cathedral. After the Cathedral, walk through Dolac Farmers Market to the WW2 tunnels for some more recent history about the city. Enjoy a small rest on the funicular to the top of Grič Hill. At the top of the hill is Gradec (the upper town) where you can take in beautiful panoramic views of the city. From Gradec, descend to Tkalčićeva Street. The street is also famous for its bars and restaurants, so you can decide where to stop for a snack. Finish the tour in Ban Jelačić Square.

Best of Zagreb with Funicular Ride & WWII tunnels

2. Best of Zagreb with Funicular Ride & WWII tunnels

Start your tour from Ban Jelačić Square and journey through the past and present of Zagreb. First, stop at the historic entrance to the Old Town, the 13th-century Stone Gate. Visit St. Mark's Square and see the iconic St. Mark's Church and St. Catherine's Church with its pink ceiling. Go in front of the Lotrščak Tower, and witness the famous cannon shot at noon! Ride with one of the world's shortest funiculars - the famous Zagreb Funicular with its spectacular views. Walk through the tunnels built by the fascists during the Second World War and visit the Bloody Bridge, a place of many conflicts over centuries of Zagreb's turbulent past. Stop at Dolac, the largest green market in the city and take in the colours and aromas of this lively market. See the grand Zagreb Cathedral nearby, the largest church in Croatia. Finish your journey back at Ban Jelačić Square.

Zagreb Photo Safari

3. Zagreb Photo Safari

Alright, folks, listen up! If you've got a passion for photography and a hankering to explore new places, Zagreb Photo Safari is your ticket to an unforgettable adventure! Choose Your Flavor: Daytime or Under the Night Stars! We've got options, and we're not afraid to use 'em! Take your pick between our Day Photography Tour and our Night Photography Tour. Want to soak in that golden morning light? Go for the Day Tour, starting at 9 AM. Crave the magic of city lights and shimmering streets? Our Night Tour kicks off at 5 PM. While you're with us, you'll hit all the hotspots of Zagreb, from the grandeur of Zagreb Cathedral to the bustling Ban Jelačić Square and the iconic St. Mark’s Church. But hold on tight, we're not stopping there! We'll lead you to secret nooks and crannies, the kind you'd never stumble upon on your own. Our pro photographer? They're like a human treasure trove of photo wisdom, ready to drop knowledge bombs on composition, lighting, and all those nifty techniques that make your photos pop! After we've blown your mind with Zagreb's beauty, we'll drop you back in the heart of the city, so you can keep exploring or head back to your cozy hotel. Just don't forget to show off those stunning shots to your friends and family when you get back home! Seize the opportunity, make memories, and grab those amazing photos to remember your Zagreb trip forever. Ready for this epic adventure? Hit that book button and gear up to conquer Zagreb!

Zagreb: Private Walking Tour with Funicular Ride & Transfers

4. Zagreb: Private Walking Tour with Funicular Ride & Transfers

You will meet your friendly guide in the city center. At the beginning of the tour you will pass by the cathedral, the highest religious building in the city and perhaps the most recognizable of all. After a thorough tour of the Cathedral interior, proceed by visiting the lively open market of Dolac. Your guide will provide you with some insight about the local cuisine as all the fresh or homemade ingredients are being sold on this market every day, so don't hesitate to ask for tips what would be the best gift for your loved ones back home. Next stop is Tkalčićeva Street, the busiest street of the city center and the focal point of its nightlife. This narrow street today is filled with trendy bars, clubs and restaurants, but in the past in its place there was a creek, dividing the twin cities of Kaptol and Gradec, Zagreb's predecessors. The walking tour then takes you through the Blood Stained Bridge, Radićeva street and the Stone Gate as you climb your way up to the Upper Town - Gradec. Among the points of interest located there are the Jesuit baroque church of St Catherine, St Mark’s Church with its distinctive colorful roof, the seats of Croatian Parliament and Government, the City Hall and various museums. After that, your next stop is the Lotrščak Tower, known for its cannon which goes off at noon every day to mark the exact time. This is also a great spot for a panoramic view of Zagreb and your next selfie. From there take a stroll on the beautiful Strossmayer promenade, the favorite location of the locals for romantic walks and you will take a pleasant ride on the Zagreb funicular, known for being the shortest one in the world (only 66m long) towards the Lower Town. The last stops on the Zagreb private tour are the Flower Square and the Jelačić Square, named after ban Josip Jelačić, the most prominent figure of Croatia's history. You tour will end with some more interesting stories and curious facts from your insightful guide

Zagreb Hike & Taste: City, Nature Park, Castle, Local Dishes

5. Zagreb Hike & Taste: City, Nature Park, Castle, Local Dishes

Start from the main square, take a scenic Cable car ride and climb to the TV tower on the Sljeme summit, visit the medieval fortress in the middle of the forest, hike in the nature park Medvednica, and taste local dishes on this live-action adventure. Long ago, our island shared a dance with the sea, an exquisite rhythm that played for over 9 million years. Waves whispered tales to the shores until silence fell, unveiling the island's transformation into the majestic Medvednica Mountain. Today, as we stand at the foot of this ancient mountain, memories of the past weave through our thoughts, and Zagreb emerges, a testament to the enduring threads of history. The enchanted forest, once alive with the laughter of fairies and the scent of brewing potions, has gentled into a tranquil Nature Park. The medieval castle, a silent sentinel to the passage of time, now opens its doors as the Medvedgrad visitor center, a keeper of age-old secrets. Traverse this nostalgic journey from Zagreb's Main Square, where the echoes of the past resound through Medvednica's woods—a tale intricately woven with the threads of city life, the serenity of nature, the whispers of history, and the rich flavors of local dishes. You will start this epic quest from Zagreb’s Main Square where your guide will give you a brief intro and you will hop on the tram to the cable car station. After the climb to the mountain summit, you will check out a 360-degree view from the TV tower. From the mountain top starts an eight-kilometer-long, down-the-hill hike that is moderate and for some even challenging. Nature Park Hike is divided into two parts, the first part is to the Medieval Castle and is around two hours long. In the Castle, you will explore the history of the Mountain and relax for the second part of the hike. The second part will be around an hour long and will bring you out of the Nature Park’s Forest into the City. The hike will end in a traditional restaurant where you will taste local dishes in a three-course meal and feel the charm of the times long gone by. After tasting traditional Zagreb dishes your guide will take you to the mountain bus and tram to return you back to the Main Square.

Beautiful Christmas in Zagreb - Walking Tour

6. Beautiful Christmas in Zagreb - Walking Tour

Magic Christmas tours are only available during the winter, as the winter in combination with the Christmas period gives Zagreb a hint of mysticism and unique beauty. With a local guide, you will tour and witness the most exquisitely decorated areas of Zagreb, such as Tkalieva Street, the Zagreb Cathedral, and the Lotrscak Tower. The wonderful ambiance at Ban Jelai Square, which is only present during this time of year will enchant and refuel your energy while you bond with local culture and customs. Learn about unique landmarks and stories of Zagreb while strolling through picturesque areas whose every corner charms and inspires.

Zagreb : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour With A Guide

7. Zagreb : Must-See Attractions Walking Tour With A Guide

From Ban Josip Jelačić Square, traverse the medieval districts of Kaptol and Gradec, delving into Zagreb's cultural tapestry and local life. Behold the majestic Zagreb Cathedral, a testament to Croatia's architectural prowess, before immersing yourself in the bustling energy of Dolac Market. Wander through Opatovina Park, tracing the ancient walls of Kaptol to reach Tkalciceva Street, alive with the buzz of bars and eateries. Explore the clandestine depths of Tunel Grič, a relic of World War II, before ascending the world's shortest funicular to Lotrščak Tower, where a daily cannon blast heralds noon. Saunter along Strossmayer Promenade, basking in its romantic allure, and pay homage to history at the Baroque splendor of the Church of St. Catherine.

Zagreb: Truly unforgettable complete tour of Zagreb

8. Zagreb: Truly unforgettable complete tour of Zagreb

This tour is ideal if you have a whole day in Zagreb and wish to see most of it! It is the most leisurely and complete tour of Zagreb so you’ll never miss the highlights or the true essence of the culture. A comfortable panoramic ride from your hotel is there to grasp the whole of the lower part of the city. A delicious coffee break is also included. There will be a visit to the monumental cemetery Mirogoj, one of the best of Europe’s sculptural cemeteries which many compare to the Paris one! Savor Zagreb through the eyes of the local guide which will bring to life an amazing tour, full of interesting insights!

Meet Zagreb: City hightlights on a Private walking tour

9. Meet Zagreb: City hightlights on a Private walking tour

Meet Zagreb tour lasts 3 hours, starting and ending on the main city square. It includes all major city attraction, the Zagreb Cathedral, the Dolac Market, the Bloody Bridge, the Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church, Lotrščak Tower and Ban Jelačić Square. Get to know Zagreb in an easy way with an experienced licenced tourist guide. Find out about Zagreb mentality, lifestyle and get tips on the right places for coffe or beer drinking, since we will sit for a coffe or a beer in one of those places. So to speak, become a local for a few hours! We are very flexibile when it comes to take a photo break, going to the toilet or bying some water. You are welcome to join us and enjoin the tour!

Private Archaeological Zagreb Walk

10. Private Archaeological Zagreb Walk

The tour takes 3 hours. It starts in the very center of a Zagreb at the Maquette of a city of Zagreb or at another meeting place by client preferences. You will be shortly introduced with the itinerary of the tour and with the basic archaeological terms of Zagreb and Croatia. This captivating tour includes numerous city attractions, starting with the Cathedral of Zagreb and Dolac Market. After getting acquainted with the beauty of Tkalčićeva Street we will procede to the City Museum. This will be a short visit, but definitely worth it. At the St. Mark's Square you will learn several archaeological methods and find out why this is an important place for Zagreb and Croatian history. Twelwe original archaeological spots includes also Grič Park, Ban Jelačić Square and Zrinjevac Park, all of which are located in the Upper and Lower Town. At some point we will have a coffe break, although there is no evidence of coffe drinking places in old Zagreb :) ! Don't worry, we have excellent wines and beers in Croatia! Wear comfortable shoes, bring good will, and voila, we can start! We are very flexible when it comes to taking a photo break, or going to the toilet.

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What people are saying about Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb

This was a fantastic day learning new techniques from a wonderful guide. He was personable, very informative and knowledgeable about photography. I came away with a lot of new skills that I was able to use immediately. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.

We really enjoyed our tour. Tonka was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable and full of interesting facts and history. The highlights included the canyon and the funincula. Very highly recommended

Tonka was an incredible guide. Learning about Zagreb from her was a real treat - she brought the city to life for us. Would absolutely recommend!

Tonka was one of the best guides we’ve had in Europe! So much history, stories and great stops for the tour!

Darko shows us how cozy and nice Zagreb is.The tour was amazing!