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Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

1. 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.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

2. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

Take a walk through Croatia's most visited national park, a UNESCO World heritage site: Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice Lakes is one of the oldest national parks in south-east Europe, and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. 18 kilometers of wooden foot bridges and pathways give you the opportunity to explore 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades. This heavily forested park hides 75 endemic plants, 55 different species of orchids, 160 bird species and even bears and wolfs. On the way to Plitvice, you'll stop at Rastoke Ethno village. With its well-preserved mills and picturesque waterfalls, Rastoke Ethno village, often referred to as 'Little Plitvice', makes a great place to prepare yourself for the magnificence of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

3. Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

Taking a walk with you local tour guide will give you a perfect insight into the life, tradition, culture and fun facts about Zagreb but will also give you the opportunity to ask anything and get suggestions on what else to do, where to eat or shop. Start the tour by passing through the Grič tunnel which will lead to the shortest funicular in the world. Then briefly stop at the main square where a guide will introduce the history of Zagreb. The next stop is the biggest Croatian sacred building and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage, Zagreb cathedral. Afterwards see the oldest open market on the site of the demolished old walls in the Upper town. Find out who is "Kumica" and explore the site of one of the oldest tradition among locals in Zagreb. See one of the best preserved monuments of old Zagreb and symbols of Zagreb in general, "Stone Gate". Listen to one of the most interesting and unusual stories that lay beneath these old walls. Next stop is St. Marko square and church. Find out about one of the most influential kings, peasant rebellions and many more unique stories and facts from the past. Stop by the Lotrščak tower and find out why the canon shoots every day and use the opportunity to take pictures at the best viewpoint in the city. 

Pula and Motovun Tour and Truffle Hunting

4. Pula and Motovun Tour and Truffle Hunting

Istria has become known for its incredible truffles - especially the white truffle that can rival those of Italian regions of Alba and Piedmont. Truffles were loved by the Romans - they were believed to have grown as the result of God Jupiter throwing a lightning to an oak tree. On this trip, you will visit two cities. The first is Pula - the largest city in Istria. The most famous sight in Pula – of course – is the Roman amphitheatre, which is called The Arena. Built during the 1st century AD and completed under the reign of Emperor Flavius, the amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world (of those that still exist). Motovun is an ancient Istrian acropolis city situated on the top of a 277 meter-high hill whose current appearance originates from the Middle Ages, the 12th and 13th century. The longest Istrian stairway with 1052 stairs leads to the top of the Motovun hill and its Venetian city square.

From Zagreb: Yugoslavia Memorial Sites Tour

5. From Zagreb: Yugoslavia Memorial Sites Tour

Be picked up from your accommodation in Zagreb and start your urban exploration tour. Along the way, you’ll visit places that serve as reminders of the Former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The memorial structures were all built between 1950 and the 1990s and are referred to as Spomeniks. The first stop will be Podgarić, a monument to the Revolution of the People of Moslavina. After you visit the monument, you’ll head to Jasenovac. Jasenovac was a concentration camp, where you’ll see the Stone Flower Monument and Museum of Jasenovac concentration camp. After Jasenovac, you’ll stop for lunch before heading to Petrova Gora. Petrova Gora is a hill range that's home to the Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija. Petrova Gora is your last stop before the drive back to Zagreb, where you’ll be dropped off at your accommodation.

Zagreb: Day Trip Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, & Ljubljana

6. Zagreb: Day Trip Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, & Ljubljana

Make the most of your time in Zagreb with a private day trip. Ride an electric train through Postojna Cave, learn about the history of Predjama Castle, and spend some time exploring the largest city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Be picked up from your accommodation by your guide. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenic ride through the countryside on the way to Postojna Cave. Admire the impressive stalagmites and stalactites formations and ride on an electric tourist train through the tunnels.  See a cave-dwelling aquatic salamander at the conservation aquarium in the cave before heading to Predjama castle. Capture some pictures of this Renaissance castle which stands at the mouth of a cave. Hear about the history of this castle and take a stroll through its hidden passages.  Continue to the capital city of Ljubljana. Follow your guide on a walking tour and take some free time to explore more or do some shopping at one of the boutiques. Return to your accommodations in Zagreb.

Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

7. Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

Choose between a morning or an afternoon departure, and then start your tour on foot with a pick-up from your centrally located Zagreb hotel or hostel. A ride with the shortest funicular in the world will take us to the Upper town – Gradec, one of the two medieval settlements Zagreb originates from.  Enjoy the charm and harmony of the Strossmayer promenade, one of the best spots for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops and landscape. We shall see Lotrscak tower that houses the Gric cannon which goes off every day to mark the noon, St Catherine’s baroque church built by Jesuits, the seats of Croatian Parliament and Government and Saint Mark’s Church famous for its picturesque roof with coats of arms representing the Three Kingdoms of Croatia.  Continue towards Stone Gate which was a part of defense system of Gradec and it is the only city gate that survived until present day. Inside the gate there is a small chapel with the picture of Our Lady, patron saint of the city. Descend to Lower town through popular Tkalciceva street. A short stroll across the open market Dolac (market is closed for afternoon tour) will take you to the second medieval settlement – Kaptol. Dolac market is the biggest one in Zagreb, where you will get the opportunity to talk about the local cuisine.  You shall also learn something more about the interesting history of the monumental Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ladislas I, king of Hungary, founded Zagreb Diocese at the end of the 11th century. Continue towards the main Zagreb square, Jelacic Square. Ban Jelacic was an important historical figure for Croatian people, and today the square is a popular meeting point for all the locals. End your tour visiting beautiful park Zrinjevac, the most charming park in famous ”Lenuci horseshoe”.

Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour

8. Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour is the best way to experience Zagreb, relive its history and feel the pulse of a modern city. Your licensed guides will take you on a stroll through the oldest streets of Zagreb visiting all the main sights while combining historical facts with the everyday life of a big city. This tour takes guests to both Gradec and Kaptol, the two medieval settlements Zagreb was founded on. Standing on two opposing hills, still today they tell the history of cooperation and conflicts that created Zagreb as we know it. While walking the cobbled streets visitors will get to see the 13th-century Stone Gate, the St. Mark's church with its famous colorful rooftop, the Lotrščak Tower still marking noon with a cannon shot, the Bloody Bridge which has witnessed many battles through the ages, the monumental Zagreb Cathedral and much more. At the end of the tour, guests will feel like they know Zagreb by heart, ready to explore everything the city has to offer. The standard tour route can be modified, considering guests' requests and interests, pick-up and drop locations.

Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

9. Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

Be collected at your accommodation in Zagreb and drive for approximately three hours to Pula. This is the biggest city and the center of the Istrian peninsula. The city was founded by an ancient tribe in the 10th century B.C. and it was well known by Greek travelers and sailors so is mentioned in many Greek myths. In the 1st century, the Romans made the city strong and today the vivid remains of this era can be explored. Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world and will take you back in time as you imagine gladiators battles. Other examples of Roman architecture to discover are the Temple of Augustus and the gates to the city including the Arch of the Sergii and the gate of Hercules.  Continue your journey for 45 minutes to Rovinj. This city was also founded by the Istrian tribes. It was built on a small island close to the mainland and in the 18th was connected to it. It was ruled for five centuries by Venice so both the Italian and Croatian languages are spoken in the city. During this period of occupation, walls were built around the city and the remains are standing still today. Rovinj is a real gem and adored because with every step you take you are compelled to take another photograph. Travel another 45 minutes to Porec. The Old Town is almost 2000 years old and is most famous for the Euphrasian Basilica, from 1997. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istria. Notice the roman influence and architecture in the city as you walk through the main streets, still preserved in their original form.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

10. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

Depart Zagreb and journey to the small village of Rastoke near the city of Slunj. Enjoy a cup of coffee surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and a delightful river. Get an introduction to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where the locals live in harmony with nature. Take a tour of the 16 lakes inside the park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the amazing rock formations of the Dinara karst area. Re-energize at a local dairy farm, where you can taste many varieties of domestic cheese before going to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence, located in the former backyard of a ruined Austro-Hungarian military base in Karlovac.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Great Tour, Even Better Tour Guide What a great day. So glad I chose to visit Istria as a day tour from Zagreb. Not only are the coastal cities beautiful but they seem almost unreal in their perfect amalgam of cute buildings, beautiful seaside harbors, and Roman monuments among narrow cobblestone streets. My wonderful guide Tanja, smiled at my American references to the towns being too perfect to be real…almost like something from the creative minds of Disneyland. Speaking of Tanja, what a fantastic guide. She had historical facts aplenty, and her sense of humor infused our day-long outing from Zagreb with smiles and a sense that time was passing too quickly. Not to take away anything from our visits to Pula, Rovinj, Porec and her secret Viking Fjord, I could fully enjoy a day with her if she were just driving the highways of the beautiful Croatian countryside. Fantastic day trip to Istria, made even better by a wonderful Tanja. I hope to travel with her again someday.

We had a great day out with Tanja. It was an early start (7am) which was worth it as it meant we had longer in each place and we missed the traffic. Tanja was an excellent guide, she was so friendly and had lots of interesting facts and information to tell us. We saw beautiful coastal towns, including the incredible Roman amphitheatre in Pula. We had a wonderful day and couldn’t recommend Tanja or this tour highly enough.

The trip was easy to arrange with Tanja, at short notice, who was very helpful. My guide, Ivica, was great to speak to, and gave good information and tips about Istria, the places visited, and also Croatia and Zagreb in general. The tour is made to your requirements ensuring that you visit all the places you want to see. I would highly recommend booking tours with this company.

Super nice experience with a private tour without the fuzz that comes with walking in a group. You really get to see the sights of Zagreb on this tour, including some hidden gems, that our knowledgeable guide pointed out. The tour had a nice calm pace so that my pregnant wife could keep up even on the stairs and slopes.

Great experience, this was a small private tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained the history of Croatia and Slovenia, he went out of his way to view an extra attraction which was very enjoyable. I highly recommend booking with this tour guide.