Spend an incredible afternoon exploring hotspots of the Croatian capital.
You're in Zagreb for business? You're just passing by? Don't have time for the all-day tour but still, you want to learn more about the destination you are in? Then our 3-hour tour is made for you! Discover Zagreb through the eyes of locals as we hop from one place to another. Our guide will lead you through the city’s narrow streets to landmarks often inaccessible by car. Explore buzzing Ban Jelačić Square, nearby farmer's market Dolac, Tkalčićeva Steet, and stunning Zagreb's Cathedral. But it's not all about history, because we will hit fun funicular ride to the medieval Upper Town. Enjoy its romantic atmosphere full of historical attractions such as Lotrščak tower. Ending in front of the imposing Croatian National Theatre, this short but sweet tour will leave you packed with incredible memories.
17:00 - meeting point at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post
17:15 - walking tour of Zagreb during which you will visit Zrinjevac, main square, Cathedral, Dolac, Tkalčićeva Street, Upper Town, Lotrščak tower and Funicular ride
20:00 - tour ends in front of Croatian National Theatre
Meeting point is at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post where you will meet the local guide.Open in Google Maps
It's short, it's sweet & it's fun...that's Zagreb funicular.
It was built and put in operation in 1890, but it had a rather turbulent start as it didn't quite work properly from the beginning. Luckily, all issues were fixed, and funicular smoothly operates from 1934 when its steam engine was replaced with an electrical one. The shortest funicular in the world, only 66 metres long, connects Zagreb's Upper and Lower Town. The lower station is located on Tomićeva Street, while the other station is located at the base of Lotršćak Tower. This one of Zagreb's most recognisable symbols and one of city's main attraction. So, be sure to jump on funicular's blue wagons and enjoying the amazing view.
Situated in the very heart of the Upper Town, St. Mark’s Square was and still is a centre of the political life of Croatia.
Here you will find beautiful 19th Governor's Palace that was once home to Croatian bans (governors), including Ban Josip Jelačić who lived and dies in this palace. Today Governor's Palace is a seat of the Croatian Government. While strolling around the square, you will also notice beautiful 13th century Romanesque Church of St. Mark.
Always buzzing, the vibrant Tkalčićeva Street is the centre of social life in Zagreb located close to Ban Jelačić Square.
The street is filled with small restaurants and cafes, boutiques and souvenir shops located in the colourful little houses. This is true tourist heaven since it offers a variety of content for all ages. After a relaxing stroll, gourmet delights, and refreshing drinks, be sure to head up to the Kaptol Center at the top of the streets, which boasts well-known international famous brands.
The twin spires cathedral dates back to the 13th century, and it is one of the most impressive Gothic style sacral building in Zagreb.
Unfortunately, the Cathedral was severely damaged in the 1880 earthquake after which it underwent a major reconstruction in neo-gothic style under the supervision of Herman Bollé. Step inside and enjoy lavish interior adorned with stained glasses, massive statues, and marble altars. Inside you can also find the tomb of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac made by famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović
Strolling around Zagreb's centre, you will hear a loud bang precisely at noon. But don't worry, it's not an attack, it's a sound from the Grič cannon.
Yes, Zagreb has a real cannon that roars from Lotrščak Tower every day at noon since 1877. Lotrščak Tower was built from stones and bricks in the 13th century to protect the south city gate from Turkish attacks. It is located on the Upper Town, and you can easily access it from the famous Zagreb funicular. Inside the Lotrščak Tower, you can visit a lovely gallery and art shop. Be sure to climb the spiral stairs up to the top and enjoy sweeping 360-degrees view on the city.
Great way to quickly sightsee through Zagreb. Thank you!Reviewed by Lana K.
Mon mari et moi étions à Zagreb, il y deux semaines. Et on a fait cette excursion. Et c'était génial ! Puisque tous les deux aimons les promenades, on a adoré ces 3 heures de marche dans ce beau centre-ville ! Le tour était agréable et intéressant. On a aimé le plus le marché de Dolac qui est plein de toutes les couleurs ! Très charmant !Reviewed by Manon