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Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

1. 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: Restaurants and Food Walking Tour

2. 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

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.

From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

4. From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

Travel from Zagreb to Split or Trogir on a 12-hour group transfer that includes a tour of the stunning Plitvice Lakes along the way. A tour guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon time and your journey will begin with a comfortable drive to the protected national park. En route, there will be stops at viewpoints to take in the spectacular scenery. At Plitvice Lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the whole park area that features 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. At the end of the tour, stop at a local restaurant for lunch (optional), where you can taste traditional dishes and delicacies. Your guide will gladly offer recommendations for the best food and drinks to try. After lunch, continue the journey to your final destination in Split or Trogir.

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: City Walking Tour

6. 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.

Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

7. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

8. 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: Taste Zagreb Food Tour

9. 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.

Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Central Croatia

The experience was fantastic! The guided tour is definitely worth trying! The girl, Diana, gets into her role from the beginning, and leads you with her stories to Medieval Croatia. The atmosphere she creates and the way she tells the stories are for me one of the best shows I've seen! If you are in Croatia, make a reservation for sure!!!

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.

Cheap and efficient way to travel from Zagreb to Split, with a great experience in the Plitvice Lakes, and a surprisingly good lunch. We did not get a bottle of water though and lunch was very late so make sure you bring your own water and a lot of snacks

I dont have words to describe this tour. it was one of the best guided tours in my life, thanks to our guide Kathy. Worth the money. if you wanna learn about the war history since 1914 in Croatia, do this tour with hesitation.

Our excellent guide, Ivana, navigated us through the history of the region from Austria-Hungary to present day. A must for everyone!