The tour includes not only sightseeing, you will also learn a lot on local art and exhibitions, local customs, 20th century history and linguistic influences throughout different parts of Croatia, which might give you a broader picture and context of local culture. Let's meet in front of meteorological pillar on Zrinjevac square, and from there we will take a walk through centuries, climbing to the upper part of Zagreb town, visiting Kaptol and Gradec, connected by one of the most beautiful farmers markets in Europe, Dolac. While strolling through the upper town we'll visit most famous Zagreb churches and public buildings, old Zagreb town walls, and I will give you plenty of recommendations and advices on what exhibitions to see- Zagreb is full of interesting museums and galleries, and some of them became quite famous. We'll descend from the upper town with the oldest and shortest european funicular, and then pass through the WW2 tunnel, and end our tour at the lower town again, on Flower square- a pedestrian zone and one of the favourite places for a coffee break for all the locals. Also be ready to learn some basic croatian along the way. :)
Hi! I am Marijana, your licenced Zagreb guide. I am Art Historian and a professor of Turkish language and culture, literary translator and a licenced tour guide, born and raised in Zagreb- a true local. I've been working in tourism for 8 years, and I love meeting people from all over the world, sharing experiences, stories of life, advices on where to travel, what to see, and where to taste the best of local gastronomy. Since Zagreb is my birth town, I would like to welcome you to this beautiful capital full of stories, sounds and lots of beautiful heritage. Feel free to ask anything that comes to your mind, I am open to discussing all sorts of everyday life topics besides art, gastronomy and history. Small groups & private tour options for the authentic Zagreb experience. :) Welcome and let's walk!
One-way funicular ride is included in the tour price.
Town map and a candle at Stone Gate
Exploring Zagreb life in the rhytm of the locals- morning walk through center and bustling Dolac market, or catching the afternoon vibe of the capital, part of the day for socializing and afternoon coffee after work, before the dusk and vibrant nightlife. My tour includes info on cultural life of Zagreb, including the recommendations for local museums and current exhibitions. Welcome and dive into the cultural capital of Croatia with an expert!
Since we'll be entering churches on our tour, please dress respectfully- nothing shorter than knee-length and no sleeveless tops and shirts. Thank you! In summer have a bottle of water with you and wear sunblock, during winter dress in layers. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended!
Zagreb walking tour with Art Historian