Feel the Pulse of the City - Zagreb Walking Tour
The tour will continue to the focal point of the city, the Main square – ban Jelacic, towards the Cathedral. The Cathedral is one of the greatest landmarks of Zagreb. Your guide will explain the origins of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, all the difficulties it has sustained and today’s renovation.
The route taken will lead you to the vibrant Tkalciceva street or better known as ''the bar street' which always has a stream of people. A short stroll brings you to the charming funicular. The funicular is the oldest public transportation in the city that has been bringing joy to citizens of Zagreb for more than 125 years. Take a ride and feel welcomed to the Upper town – Gradec!
Gradec is one of the two medieval settlements Zagreb originates from. Enjoy the charm and harmony of the Strossmayer promenade, the best spot for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops and landscape. You will not miss the new official ''kissing spot of Zagreb'', Lotrscak tower that houses the Gric cannon which is responsible for the oldest ongoing tradition of Zagreb and Saint Mark’s Church. This particular church with its picturesque rooftop is the most frequent postcard sent from Zagreb, when you see it you will realize why.
The the tour will descend towards the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb that dates from the 14th century. As in the old days, you will walk through the Stone Gate to leave the Upper town. The gate was a part of defense system of Gradec and it is the only city gate that survived until present day. Inside there is a small chapel housing the miraculous picture depicting Our Lady, patron saint of the city. With the Upper town conquered, you will hear more of witch craft and other hidden gems of the capital. The tour will finish at the Main square, where you will learn how Zagreb got its name and where there is something always happening.
- Licensed local guide
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Small group for a great experience (the tour is limited to 15 people)
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
After being in Zagreb for 3 days I wasn't expecting to learn much more about the city. I was wrong, I would have missed so much had I not taken the tour...highly recommend this tour...on your first day in Zagreb. And it has given me inspiration to return again. Good job Maja!
It was a great tour. The tour guide was very knowledge and polite. I suggest this tour for all who wish to see Zagreb on foot.
Our guide was very informative and friendly and answered all our questions. We learned a lot in a short amount of time. It was a perfect introduction to Zagreb!
We really enjoyed Thomas Zagreb guide, his English, knowledge of history, sense of humor and a willing to engage in conversation was just marvelous. Both my wife and I would highly recommend him at anytime. Cheers George
Thomas was a great guide and very knowledgeable about Zagreb. Well worth the time and money. We would not have found all the spots he showed us.
We really enjoyed this 2-1/2 walking tour. Our tour guide, Petra, was excellent in every way, being very professional, being so knowledgeable as she described the sites in appropriate details, maintaining high interest in us to ensure our understanding, displaying humor when appropriate, being attentive to our interests and our walking ability as we climbed some small hills, and speaking clearly in very understandable English. We learned so much about Zagreb’s history and culture that made this a highlight of our entire 5-days in Zagreb. Petra also provided some excellent suggestions for things to see and do after the tour, including restaurants. We highly recommend this tour.
This is a great tour and a wonderful way to see the city. My husband and I did the evening tour and really enjoyed seeing different parts of the upper and lower towns, learning about the history of Zagreb, and appreciated our guide answering all of our questions throughout the tour. Definitely recommend! The Good: - The price and time. It was expensive enough to make doing it a discussion rather than automatic but was worth every penny. We were the only ones who signed up for the tour but they didn't cancel and we had our own private guide. The 5:00 pm tour was convenient since it was summer and was very warm during the day. We saw some great sunset views from the upper town as well. - The duration was just right at 2 - 2.5 hours. We did a lot of walking but there isn't anything I didn't want to see. - The tunnel through the mountain hill that has recently reopened to pedestrians. Seeing where folks sheltered during WWII and what they've done with it in the past few years was interesting and impressive. - Our guide provided great background information on all of the sites and explained much of the cultural significance to each of them. - Our guide was kind enough to take some photos of us so we had some pics that weren't selfies. - The city is very clean and well kept. Things to Know: - Wear comfortable shoes. This is a walking tour and there are hills to walk up/down, stairs to climb, and cobblestone streets that will trap your heals. I wore very comfy flats and was fine but this isn't the time to break in a new pair of anything. I expect most other tour participants wear sneakers, Toms, or something similar. - If you're a lady, wear trousers pants or a skirt that is appropriate for going inside a church. I didn't think about it and wore shorts so I had to lurk outside the entrance to one of them. Totally my own fault, but something western travelers should keep in mind. - More of a general comment, but a lot of people smoke in Zagreb. Gross.
Often missed location of Croatia visit but it’s worth the stop. Good overview of past and recent history. Love the cannon. That was fun!
A wonderful walking tour of the heart of Zagreb. Our guide combined the history of the city with short stories that were relevent and timely. The pace was perfect and allowed for photos. She combined explanations of current sights such as the history of the market, drawings on the walls, with sights that went back to early times. She also provided us with recommended restaurants and additional sights. A real plus for someone who wants to learn and just not see.
We took the night walking tour, instead of the day time. We actually saw old street gas lamps that still work like olden days. Although the city is small and intimate, the city offer rich history to made my tour special.
I really enjoyed this tour. Our guide really knows the city and showed me places I would not have discovered on my own.