Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

Activity provider: Petros
Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

Activity provider: Petros
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From US$ 21.74 per person

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Discover the charm of Zagreb as you explore the city on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history of the city from an expert local guide, who will show you the hidden gems of the Croatian capital. Take a funicular ride to the old town.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the hidden gems of Zagreb with a local guide
  • Enjoy a ride on the shortest funicular in the world
  • Visit the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Full description
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.
  • Licensed local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Funicular ticket
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Trg Nikola Subic Zrinski 2 (park Zrinjevac) - Next to the Meteorological station. This is a small display that shows temperature and barometric pressure on the north side of the park.

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 413 reviews

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    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 !!

    January 20, 2023

    Maya was a wonderful, informative guide with a charming sense of humor! We really felt we were given a terrific overview of the history of Croatia broadly, and Zagreb specifically. Timing of our 10:30 tour was perfect in that Maya got us to the top of the funicular ride in time for the 12:00noon firing of the cannon! Highly recommend this tour.

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    November 6, 2022

    I have visited Zagreb 9 times for business, but I didn’t have the chance do this walking tour. I learned so much interesting things about the city, history and modern life. Now I feel the city much better. Perfect guide Maja, speaking very good and simple english I strongly recommend it!

    November 6, 2022

    Product ID: 70382