Immerse in wine & dine tour in the heart of Croatia's capital city.
Join our laid-back, wine and food focused tour and discover Zagreb's irresistible charm. Our starting point is the wonderfully exuberant park Zrinjevac from where we will head to explore local wine bars. Not only will you enjoy in top-notch wines, meat delicacies, and exquisite cheeses, but you will also learn all you need to know about wine & food pairing. From the scented wine basements, it is time to get back on the ground level and explore the city. Jump on Zagreb's amazing funicular that will elevate you to the historic Upper Town. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city before we descend to the main square through picturesque cobblestone streets. With a fantastic wine and food offer, and eye-popping architecture this 4-hour tour is an excellent & fun way to learn more about Croatia's capital.
11:00 - meeting point at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post, walk towards wine bar Pupitres.
Guided tasting of selection 3 wines accompanied by meat delicacies
12:30 - basement wine bar visit. Selection of cheeses is being served together with paired wine – learn the basics of food & wine pairing.
13:30 - take a ride with funicular to Upper Town. Visit to Upper Town.
14:45 - stroll to main square
15:00 - end of tour
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.
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
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.
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.
My husband and me are true wine lovers so this was just what we were looking for. Too bad it was really time framed. Oh, and we enjoyed funicular ride.Reviewed by Jane and Earl G.
This is a great tour, not only do you get an idea of the history of Zagreb but you also get to sample great wines. I really enjoyed it!Reviewed by Tina F.