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Zagreb: Mix 'n' Mingle Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Get a thrilling tour of this beautiful city while mingling with locals, tasting food from nearby farms at a colourful market, exploring Zagreb’s many fascinating sights, and soaking up the city’s charm on a tour you won't soon forget.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 11:30 AM
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  • Enjoy a quick burst of fun with a ride on the world's shortest funicular
  • Explore Zagreb’s charming medieval Upper Town and neo-Renaissance Lower Town
  • Visit the city’s peaceful central cemetery, a beautiful example of the coexistence of four major religions in one place
  • Walk through the mysterious hidden tunnels of Zagreb and learn about the city’s local legends and history
  • Rest up with a local-style coffee break and taste strukli, a local treat of dough layered with soft cheese
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Get ready to fall in love with the city of Zagreb with an immersive tour through the city’s cobbled streets, mingling with locals as you go. Start in Ban Jelacic Square, a traditional meeting point in the center of Zagreb. Then it’s off to ride the world’s smallest funicular to Upper Town. Measuring 66 meters long, the funicular connects Upper Town and Lower Town and also happens to be the oldest public transport system in Zagreb. After a visit to 13th-century St. Mark’s Church with its colorfully tiled roof and the nearby medieval Stone Gate, you’ll have a chance to stroll vibrant Tkalciceva Street, home to hundreds of cafés and bars — and an ideal place for our first coffee break of the day. There will also be lots of time to check out Dolac Market, the main market of Zagreb. Hungry? This is the perfect place to taste some fresh, organic food straight from local farmers.

Next up, you’ll witness firsthand the multicultural history of Zagreb, something visible everywhere in the city, including at Zagreb Cathedral (home to one of the world’s finest pipe organs) and the stunning central cemetery, Mirogoj — which you’ll visit via local bus. Known as one of the most beautiful resting places in Europe, there are graves here representing many religious groups.Then it’s back to Ban Jelacic Square for a second coffee break before paying a visit to the statue of legendary inventor Nikola Tesla, who was born in the small Croatian village of Smiljan and is beloved throughout Croatia. Next, head underground to see the city from a subterranean perspective. Zagreb is home to many medieval underground tunnels, and you’ll explore one of the newer ones to get a better sense of the city’s past.

Throughout the tour, you’ll also discover the Art Nouveau style of buildings like the Croatian National Theatre (some tourists have nicknamed it ‘the yellow cake’), while also taking in historic sites like a 500-year-old pharmacy and Zagreb’s oldest university. You could spend a lot of time in Zagreb getting your culture fix. The city is home to more museums per capita than any other city in the world, and your local guide will recommend some of the most interesting ones to check out after your tour has finished — like maybe The Museum of Broken Relationships? This fascinating museum houses all kinds of interesting mementos from failed relationships. Emotional? Yes. But also something you don’t want to miss.There’s really no better way to get to know Zagreb than with a guide who has knowledge of every corner of the city — one who will ensure you get the most out of your visit and come away feeling like a local.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 2 coffee breaks and 1 strukli snack
  • Funicular and local bus fares during the tour
  • A surprise present and excellent souvenir from Croatia
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Ban Jelacic Square, "under the tail." This is an old traditional meeting point (and expression) in the centre of Zagreb. Look for the monument of a man on a horse; when you are close to the backside of the horse, you are literally "under the tail."

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This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour.

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