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Zagreb

Best explored on foot, Croatia’s capital promises bustling bars, unusual museums, and medieval gems.

Our most recommended things to do in Zagreb

Hop On Hop Off Panoramic bus - Zagreb City Tour

1. Hop On Hop Off Panoramic bus - Zagreb City Tour

This is the perfect opportunity to customize your own tour, you can hop-on, hop-off at any stop to explore Zagreb at your leisure. With this service, you can pick and choose your journey and discover everything there is to see of Croatia's historic capital. With just one ticket you can get on and off at as many stops as you like. Free WIFI is provided on board. Make the most of all the advantages and discounts that your Zagreb City Tour booklet provides you with, just present your booklet when when purchasing the listed services and save money. With the coupons you get discounts at selected attractions, shops and restaurants in Zagreb. Hop On Hop Off Zagreb City Tour operates every day and is the best (and cheapest) option to see the main attractions in the Zagreb in the shortest period of time.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

2. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Depart Zagreb and journey to the village of Rastoke and enjoy a coffee break at the gateway to the amazing Plitvice Lakes area. Get a glimpse at some of the small waterfalls, well-preserved mills and traditional houses that line the banks of the Slunjčica River Arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park and follow your knowledgeable guide to discover the 16 terraced lakes formed by natural travertine dams. Learn how the lakes can change color throughout the day, depending on the angle of the sun’s rays and the mineral makeup of the water. Walk through the park on the guided sightseeing tour before your guide takes you to a local restaurant for an optional lunch.  Taste the typical dishes of the region, and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for food, drinks or even souvenirs. After lunch, sit back in comfort on the pleasant drive back to Zagreb.

Zagreb: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museum of Broken Relationships

3. Zagreb: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Museum of Broken Relationships

Gain entry with skip-the-line tickets and go on an emotional journey around the world through hundreds of break-ups and discover that art can be found in everyday life and objects. The Museum of Broken Relationships offers a unique public space that connects people in their joint experience of feeling love and heartache. Feel welcomed by friendly staff who are there to answer every question you may have. Begin exploring the displays which counts around 100 stories donated by people from all over the world as a way to bring closure to a broken relationship.  You are invited on an empathetic journey to the depths of the human heart to explore our ultimate need for love and connection despite the difficulties that go with it. It is a desire to connect you in meaningful ways across growing divides of class, community, and culture that seem to define the world.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

4. 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.

Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

5. Krk Island: Ziplining Tour

Begin your ziplining adventure at the zipline base located near the monument of the Glagolitic Alley. Here you’ll be provided with a zipline safety harness and additional ziplining equipment. Afterward, travel by jeep to the zipline starting point where you’ll be briefed on how to zipline and zipline safety measures. Learn how to zipline in the monkey style on a so-called baby zipline before starting the zipline tour. Once everyone is comfortable using the zipline the group will start the tour. The zipline tour consists of 8 ziplines, with the longest zip line reaching 700 meters. Enjoy the stunning views of the Island of Krk as you travel along the zipline course. Along the way, you’ll be guided by 2 instructors and have the chance to take some amazing photos while on the tour. After everyone has completed the 8 ziplines, you’ll be transported back to the base.

Zagreb: Restaurants and Food Walking Tour

6. Zagreb: Restaurants and Food Walking Tour

Croatian cuisine is diverse, representing each region, its tradition and roots from the ancient times to modern days. The differences in the selection of foods and their preparation are most notable between the mainland and the coast. Join a food tour for a unique opportunity to taste them all at one bite. Meet your guide in front of the Ban Jelačić Statue at the main city square and make sure you start the tour with an empty stomach. Learn about Croatian tradition and Zagreb’s story from your guide while strolling from restaurant to restaurant. During your tour, sample up to six traditional Croatian dishes and drink up to four wines. Get familiar with the distinctive tastes of each of the five regions, enjoy the most typical wine samples that pair best with traditional Croatian dishes and learn a considerable amount of local history and culture.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

7. 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.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Highlights Bike Tour

8. 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: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

9. Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zagreb, and then make your way to the 16 lakes of the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site to take a nature walk through the magnificent woodlands of Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Marvel at a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers and take a closer look at the marble formations of the incredible natural phenomenon. Learn how the lakes, karst rivers and streams are an ongoing process that continue to shape the landscape over time. See some of the magnificent waterfalls and stand in front of the 78-meter high Large Waterfall (Veliki slap) to hear the roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground. If you are looking for a full-day adventure, you have the option to book this experience with a morning city tour. If you book this option, you will meet your local guide at 9 am for a tour of the city before departing for the lakes.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

10. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide and small group, as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

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What people are saying about Zagreb

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,516 reviews

Goran was fantastic. He had predicted busy roads and the route around Plitvice being busy due to the time of the year and planned routes to make sure we got the most of our day. Plitvice is incredible and the fact that we avoided the busiest areas but still saw everything we would have wanted to was great. Goran talked with passion about the country, its history and more. We are so glad that we chose to book the tour rather than go it alone.

the tour was great. excellent guide Dino with good knowledge and friendly. the Predjama castle in the cave was brilliant and unique. lots of good audio explanation on the tour for the history. the Postojna caves were fascinating - good train ride inside and walk around the stalactites and stalagmites. recommend this trip

What a marvelous night we had! The gracious host took great effort to make us feel welcome and transport our imaginations back to a time of alleged witchcraft, plague, and peasant revolts. The steep cobblestone streets of the old town quarter are delightful to walk among all the bustling cafes in the evening hours.

Marko the tour guide was great!! It was very comfortable to get there and travel for a short trip in Croatia. Great value for the money.

Very well guided and organized tour with an expert guide