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Zagreb: Taste Zagreb Food Tour

1. Zagreb: Taste Zagreb Food Tour

In this tour you will visit the central spots in Zagreb, expand your knowledge about the city's history and traditions, try different local dishes, and make unforgettable memories with other happy guests. The tour starts on the main city square where you will meet your guide, before heading to the central green market. At the market, you will taste fresh, local ingredients and dishes such as simple a homemade peasant dish, "sir i vrhnje" (cottage cheese), a crusty puffed pastry with fillings ("burek"), and some of the local fish and meat dishes ("srdele i ćevapi"). While in Zagreb, you have to try the unusual authentic dessert, which is best when it's served warm ("štrukli"). As well as this, you will also see how chocolate tastes in Zagreb, since the locals have their own chocolate factory. To provide a good image of what is traditional in Croatia, this tour also includes some of the delicious foods from other Croatian regions such as Dalmatian "pršut" and Istrian olives. To remember the complicated names of the local dishes, you will receive the materials that should make it easy for you to go back to the locations you liked, and try out the additional food recommended by your guide.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

2. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Discover how it was to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history on this walking tour with a local guide. Get a closer look at the Croatian Homeland War as you visit sights such as a basement used as a shelter during air raids. First, visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia, and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War. The tour finishes in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb. Learn about the details of the Homeland War presented through a video presentation.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

3. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

Get an introduction to the rich history of the Croatian capital, dating back to medieval times, on a 2.5-hour guided walk. Your local guide will take you from the main square, Ban Jelacic, to the cathedral, which is one of the most important landmarks in the city. Hear about the origins of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the difficulties it has sustained, and its renovation. Your route takes you to vibrant Tkalciceva Street, better known as the bar street, where there’s always a steady stream of people. Hear about the philosophy of lounging and other everyday habits of the locals. A short stroll away is the charming funicular. This is the oldest form of public transportation in the city and has brought joy to the citizens of Zagreb for over 125 years. Hop on and take a ride to Gradec, the upper town. Gradec is one of the 2 medieval settlements that formed Zagreb. Take a walk along the charming Strossmayer promenade, the best spot for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops. See the Lotrscak Tower and Saint Mark’s Church. The church with its picturesque rooftop appear on the postcard that is most frequently sent from Zagreb. Explore the side streets, discover their charm, and perhaps even enter one of the old courtyards. Descend to the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb, dating from the 14th century. Walk through the stone gate as you leave the upper town. The gate was a part of the defense system for the old city and is the only gate that has survived. Inside there is a small chapel housing the miraculous picture depicting Our Lady, the patron saint of Zagreb. After your visit to the old town, your guide will tell you about witchcraft and the Brotherhood of the Croatian Dragon, and show you some hidden gems of the city. Your tour ends back at the main square, where you’ll learn how Zagreb got its name before saying goodbye to your guide.

Best of Zagreb Tour including Funicular Ride

4. Best of Zagreb Tour including Funicular Ride

Start your tour from Ban Jelacic Square and journey through 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. Ascend to the top of Lotrščak Tower, the best viewpoint in the whole city. 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 colors and aromas of this lively market. See the grand Zagreb Cathedral nearby, the largest church in Croatia. Finish your journey back at Ban Jelacic Square.

Medieval Zagreb Night Tour

5. Medieval Zagreb Night Tour

This dark Zagreb tour is a journey into the past. While the tour guide will present you with problems that bothered people in Zagreb a couple of centuries ago, the virtual guide is going to help you experience the way those problems affected real people's lives. Learn how kings, queens, witches, peasants, and prostitutes met their fate throughout a tour that combines fact with fiction. Your tour starts at the Ban Jelačić Square from where the group is taken into an old basement where dark spirits await. The route covers the exact locations of many gruesome historical events. Executions, torture, epidemics, adultery, witch-hunts, rape and murder - the city streets hide dark secrets of the past waiting to be unraveled. Find out whether or not there will be a happy ending or if the darkness of the past is too thick. All of this will be discovered throughout a tour which brings a new and innovative concept to Zagreb's tour guiding scene.

Zagreb: 3–Hour Classic Bike Tour

6. Zagreb: 3–Hour Classic Bike Tour

Discover the basic sights and attractions Zagreb has to offer to its guests. Your local guides will tell you all you need to know about modern-day Zagreb and the way people live and spend their time. Choose between a morning or an afternoon tour. Start your adventure from the supplier's shop, where your guide and bike will be waiting for you. Explore the magnificent old buildings of the Upper Town, and reward yourself with a nice descent towards the Lower Town. Learn the details of incredible events and people who shaped Zagreb into this beautiful mid-European capital.  Pick up a bottle of spring water before the tour so you can refresh yourself at any time, and stop for a break in the middle of the tour to have a free espresso like locals, and with locals! Find out about the best spots for dinner, shopping, romantic walks, trendy places, and other sightseeing opportunities.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

7. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

What's better than sitting comfortably and riding through Zagreb on a bike with a light breeze in your face? Learn the Croatian city in the most exciting way, close up, and feel like a local. Discover landmarks both near and far as your guide takes you to Zagreb's most stunning and historical monuments. Frequent stops are made, each as long as you want. Learn the history behind the storied city as you fly past buildings and through streets which have been around for centuries. Both downtown and uptown will be covered on this tour. Explore Marshal Tito Square, one of Croatia's biggest and most beautiful squares which houses the Croatian National Theater and the University of Zagreb. Peer into the Well of Life and discover the Green Horseshoe. Stroll down Tkalčićeva Street and cross the Bloody Bridge along with much more on this biking tour of Zagreb.

Zagreb: Old and New Town City Tour

8. Zagreb: Old and New Town City Tour

See the bigger picture of life in Zagreb by visiting a variety of neighborhoods. Explore the new part of the city called Novi Zagreb, as well as different locations where locals spend their free time. Your friendly tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation and drive you to attractions outside the city center, such as the Mirogoj Cemetery, Jarun Lake, Novi Zagreb, the Republic Croatia square, Tomislav Square, and the Botanical Garden. Following the panoramic part of the tour, the walking portion will then begin in the Upper Town, the oldest part of the city. Your guide will show you around and share many interesting stories about the attractions, including the cathedral, Jelačić Square, the Stone Gate, Bloody Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, the Museum of Broken Relationships, the funicular, and more. After your tour ends, your guide can then take you back to your accommodation or you can instead choose to stay in the city and relax.

Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

9. Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Big Zagreb is a private walking tour with the young, but experienced guides that will give you a great introduction to the Croatian capital. Guests will discover the streets of Zagreb filled with lots of interesting stories about city's past but also its present. The first part of the tour takes you to the beginnings of Zagreb. In the past the city was divided into two towns – Kaptol and Gradec. The tour covers both. In Kaptol guests will see the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, the 16th century town walls of Kaptol and the lively Dolac green market. After the green market enter Gradec, today known as the Old Town. through the 13th century Stone Gate, see the iconic rooftop of St. Mark's church, learn the story why a cannon fires every day at noon from the Lotrscak Tower, see one of the shortest funiculars in the world and enjoy some stunning views. After a walk around the older part of the city, visit Downtown Zagreb. The Flower's Square with it's busy cafes and the famous Green Horseshoe. A perfect example of park architecture, this line of parks and squares makes the most beautiful walk in Zagreb. The part that stands out on the walk for sure is the most important cultural institution in Croatia – the Croatian National Theater. The tour can start from any centrally located meeting point (hotel lobby or Ban Jelacic Square). The standard route can be modified to suit your requests and interests, pick-up and drop off spots etc.

Zagreb: City Walking Tour

10. Zagreb: City Walking Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Zagreb

We really enjoyed this tour. Only being in Zagreb for two days, we hoped to have the chance to still learn about this beautiful city. Petra shared both historical facts, as well as romantic legends. We really enjoyed the tour, and it made us wish we had more time to explore Zagreb. Even the snow didn’t put us off. Thank you Petra !!

Nice guide who walked us around the city through the market, up the hill, through a tunnel, etc. very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Katarina took our group on one of the best walking tours I can say I’ve ever been on. I will visit again!

It was a great tour, a lot of information about the place. A really informative tour

Wonderful experience, thank you very much! We've learnt a lot about Zagreb history.