Tours & Activities in Zagreb
If you're looking to learn about Zagreb's history and development, I'd be happy to take you on a tour of Kaptol and Gradec. These two medieval towns were the birthplace of today's Zagreb, and I'll share stories about how people used to live and what life is like now. You'll also discover hidden gems and must-see places that will make your tour exciting.
As we explore the city's landmarks, you'll gain a deeper understanding of its history and culture. The tour will showcase the town's most famous attractions, fascinating historical facts, intriguing legends, and curiosities, and I'll also suggest things to do and places to go. There's so much to see and discover in Zagreb, and I'm here to make sure your experience is unforgettable.
On our route we will visit:
- Ban Jelačić Square (The Main Square) - tour start
- The Cathedral
- Dolac open Market
- Tkalčićeva Street
- Bloody Bridge
- The Stone Gate
- St. Marks Church
- Lotrščak Tower*
- Grič Tunnel ( WWII Tunnel )**
- Ban Jelačić square - tour end
* The morning tour at 10.00 includes the midday cannon strike.
** Occasionally WW2 underground tunnels might not be included in the tour during public events in the tunnel.
Let's explore Zagreb's history, while enjoying the present!
The first and best tour in Zagreb!
A 2-hour special introduction to the city of Zagreb guided exclusively by local guides with 500+ tours experience. Never becoming "yet another boring tour", the tour focuses both on history and culture as well as the modern everyday life of Zagreb as the capital of Croatia. On the 11 am tour we will see the Gric Cannon shooting at noon.
Get to know Zagreb like a local!
*Due to Croatian laws the official price of the tour is: 0.10 Euro per person
Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and everyday life of Croatia's capital.
See the most important landmarks of Zagreb Upper Town (built in medieval time) and Lower Town (built on turn of centuries 19th to 20th) and listen interesting, nice and uncommon stories.
Since the groups are small (up to 10 people), you will have a chance to ask anything that might be interesting to you.
The tour includes:
- Croatian National Theatre (Square of Republic of Croatia) - meeting point of the tour
- short introduction with basic information and data on Zagreb and Croatia
- interesting facts about the theatre and this square
- story about the ‘well of life’
- Masarykova Street
- the nicest example of art-nouveau style of building in Zagreb
- Nikola Tesla Street
- statue of great inventor Nikola Tesla who was born in Croatia, with interesting stories about his life
- Flower Square and surrounding streets
- the most popular Lower town square and streets with cafes and restaurants
- passageway built at the turn of century (19th to 20th)
- story about the Croats and tie (kravata)
- Ban Jelacic Square
- story about Ban Jelacic and his horse
- the most popular legend that tells how Zagreb got a name
- A walk to the Upper town along the narrowest street in Zagreb
- Strossmayer's promenade – the best view on Zagreb Cathedral
- the most important Roman Catholic church in Croatia
- story about the shortest funicular in the world
- Lotrscak Tower
- old medieval tower with a cannon still in everyday use
- St. Catherine's Square
- with a nice baroque church and the oldest high school in Zagreb
- St. Mark's Square
- with the church of St. Mark, the Croatian Parliament, and the Seat of the Croatian government
- Stone Gate
- only preserved gate to the old medieval town
- story about an old painting
- Tkalciceva Street
- nowadays a pedestrian street full of cafes, bars, pubs, and restaurants
- find out what this street was famous for in the past time – you might be surprised 🙂
The tour ends in Tkalciceva Street, close to the main Zagreb square - Ban Jelacic Square
Let's walk, talk, and have fun together 🙂
Marina, your Zagreb guru guide
So, your path led you to Zagreb and you don't know what to do? Let us show you!
Join us on a two-hour stroll through Zagreb and get to know the history, culture and the lifestyle of its people. We will tell you all our urban legends and love stories, and show you all the hidden secrets lurking behind every corner.
Although we'll stay mainly in the oldest part of the city, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about our recent history, the communist era and the War for Independence in the early 90’s.
We'll start our tour at the beautiful Zrinjevac square, as we call it, and then continue our adventure by visiting the following locations and attractions:
1. Main Square of Zagreb
2. Zagreb Cathedral
3. Dolac Open Market
4. Bloody Bridge
5. Grič Tunnel
6. Lotščak Tower
7. St. Mark’s Church
8. Stone Gates
At the end, we'll part our ways at the Main Square, where we usually finish our stroll.
Do not hesitate to ask us questions about anything you’d like to know or about any recommendations on what to do afterwards. Our guide Robert has eight years of experience as a tour guide, as well as a degree in Croatian culture. Dare to be curious!
It is late morning, and a Roman traveller from Emona riding his little carriage, stops in the middle of the road to grab some quick bite of cheese and bread! He is in a hurry, and while looking for some paper towel in his satchel, he is unaware that he dropped one shiny coin on the ground. And while the dust from the dirty road starts to fill in the frame of this picture we imagine, we are left with his precious object….in the middle of Zagreb main square!
Welcome to a storytelling tour, where every story is as much true as it is a tale.
We will visit the places which gave Zagreb it’s place in Croatian history:
- Manduševac well (start of the tour)
- Dolac market
- Tkalča Street
- Bloody Bridge
- Stone Gates
- St Mark’s Square
- South Gates with Lotrščak tower
If you wish to submerge yourself into this experience, and never forget Zagreb, book this tour.
Price: tip based. Cash. (any currency is fine)
Welcome to "Experience as a Local" -
a smaller private tour designed to provide you with an interactive, fun, and relaxed experience of Zagreb.
Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour offers a unique opportunity to learn and experience the city through the eyes of a local.
We'll begin our journey in front of the magnificent Cathedral,
where you'll receive a brief overview of Croatia and Zagreb, setting the historical background for our exploration.
From there, we'll embark on a captivating adventure through both the Upper Town(Gradec and Capitol) and Lower Town, uncovering how these distinct areas became one cohesive Zagreb.
As we wander through the charming streets and squares, I'll guide you to the most iconic viewpoints and places in Zagreb, offering panoramic vistas that will leave you in awe.
But we won't just stick to the well-known landmarks; I'll also take you to lesser-known, hidden gems that only locals are familiar with.
Throughout the tour, I'll provide you with fascinating historical stories and intriguing legends, painting a vivid picture of Zagreb's past. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the city's evolution.
By the end of our journey together, you'll not only have visited the must-see attractions but also developed a deeper appreciation and connection with Zagreb. This tour is designed to provide you with an understanding of Zagreb, its rich heritage, and its vibrant culture.
"Experience as a Local" is just the beginning of the many exciting tours I offer in Zagreb. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply curious about this enchanting city, this tour will leave you with a sense of familiarity and connection.
Book your tour now and join me as we embark on an interactive, informative, and fun-filled journey through the heart of Zagreb.
See you soon.
Unique walk through the Upper Town and the city's biggest sights with a licensed tour guide.
The tour includes interesting stories about historical events, getting to know the past of the city of Zagreb and its development to this day.
The tour also includes modern stories related to current events, as well as a tour of the lifeblood of Tkalčićeva Street.
Hello to every impassioned traveler! I'm Ivana from Zagreb, Croatia 🙂 I love to travel and so far I've visited many countries and different places. I could say travelling is my passion.
I was born in Zagreb and I'm always so happy when I'm coming back to my hometown. Zagreb is our capital and the interesting fact is that it's divided into ancient and modern parts.
You will discover the upper part where you really feel like you were far away from the center and going in the lower part you feel all the turbulence of the city walking between beautiful green trees.
I want every one of you to feel that special spirit that Zagreb has and wish to come back again 🙂