Stories of Zagreb

A Walking Tour of Croatia's Capital


Zagreb is a wonderful city to explore on foot. Compact and charming but also exciting and diverse, it oozes that feel of a small-scale capital city which offers many options but remains in touch with its people. Surprising and entertaining around each corner, with a brimming street scene, green parks, lively markets, world-class shopping and a cool history to match, Zagreb pulses in the intriguing space between its medieval past, Art Nouveau moment and contemporary heyday. Threading the story from the olden days to the thriving present, our classic walking tour highlights the very essence of the Croatian capital.

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Duration:   half day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Zagreb

Available all year round

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St. Mark's Church
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Zagreb cathedral
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Hand made traditional suvenires
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Zrinjevac park
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Lotrščak tower
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Josip Ban Jelačić
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Funicular - oldest public transportation in Zagreb

Tour description


Modern Zagreb grew out of two medieval settlements, Kaptol, founded in 1094, and Gradec, proclaimed a free royal city in 1242. Today, the capital of Croatia is a lively Central European city busting with activity. The 20th century brought the Secession style to its public buildings, parks and fountains, emanating the lofty spirit of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With a rich tradition of art, music and culture, strolling the Upper and Lower town to enjoy numerous galleries, colorful open-air markets, coffee houses, fine restaurants and parks is marvelous.

Our tour begins with the city's most memorable sights in the fortified, medieval Upper Town. We'll see the famous St. Mark's Church with its multi-colored tile roof, the baroque church of St. Catherine, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament with the Government Palace. As we move to the Lower City, stretching around the main square with the statue of Ban Jelačić, the first Ban (Count) of Croatia and the man who abolished serfdom in Croatia. We will see the 19th century National Theater, Museum of Arts & Crafts, the University and the beautiful Zrinjevac Park with its numerous elaborate Secession (Art Nouveau) buildings, leaving you with an abundance of paths to continue your exploration and a great desire to come back for more.

This classic walking tour is a tour for all seasons. In the summer, with everyone away on vacation, although hot, the city feels empty, calm and uniquely yours. The autumn walks are colorful, with yellow and red leaves crackling beneath the traces of your exploration. The winters are scented with aromas of cooked wine and baked chestnuts, brimming with street fairs and Christmas décor. But Zagreb springtime, that is something else. On the backdrop of blossoming nature and flowering trees, the whole city awakens, making you fall in love with Zagreb forever.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel or private accommodation in Zagreb region by our guide and professional English speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van.
  • Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Please advise if you have any mobility issues so the tour can be adjusted accordingly.

Witches of Zagreb

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History of Zagreb is filled with stories of the occult and witchcraft. The last Croatian witch was burned at the stake near Zagreb back in 1752 before Maria Theresa outlawed witch-burning and torture in the late 18th century.
If you still happen to get in some sort of supernatural trouble, the safest place to hide in Zagreb is the Kaptol Franciscan Monastery, located just above Tkalčićeva Street. Although the official church is very secretive about the subject, rumor has it that the monks living in the monastery are skilled exorcists.

Quick Info

AIRPORT NEARBY

Zagreb

WEATHER

38°F  /  3°C

LOCAL TIME

8:43 PM

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Stories of Zagreb

Stories of Zagreb


A Walking Tour of Croatia's Capital

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