Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

4.8 / 5

267 Reviews

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Walking Tour with Funicular Ride

4.8 / 5

267 Reviews

Discover the charm of Zagreb as you explore the city on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history of the city from an expert local guide, who will show you the hidden gems of the Croatian capital. Take a funicular ride to the old town.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
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Duration: 150 minutes
Starting times 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden gems of Zagreb with a local guide
  • Enjoy a ride on the shortest funicular in the world
  • Visit the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Full description
Get an introduction to the rich history of the Croatian capital, dating back to medieval times, on a 2.5-hour guided walk. Your local guide will take you from the main square, Ban Jelacic, to the cathedral, which is one of the most important landmarks in the city. Hear about the origins of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the difficulties it has sustained, and its renovation. Your route takes you to vibrant Tkalciceva Street, better known as the bar street, where there’s always a steady stream of people. Hear about the philosophy of lounging and other everyday habits of the locals. A short stroll away is the charming funicular. This is the oldest form of public transportation in the city and has brought joy to the citizens of Zagreb for over 125 years. Hop on and take a ride to Gradec, the upper town. Gradec is one of the 2 medieval settlements that formed Zagreb. Take a walk along the charming Strossmayer promenade, the best spot for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops. See the Lotrscak Tower and Saint Mark’s Church. The church with its picturesque rooftop appear on the postcard that is most frequently sent from Zagreb. Explore the side streets, discover their charm, and perhaps even enter one of the old courtyards. Descend to the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb, dating from the 14th century. Walk through the stone gate as you leave the upper town. The gate was a part of the defense system for the old city and is the only gate that has survived. Inside there is a small chapel housing the miraculous picture depicting Our Lady, the patron saint of Zagreb. After your visit to the old town, your guide will tell you about witchcraft and the Brotherhood of the Croatian Dragon, and show you some hidden gems of the city. Your tour ends back at the main square, where you’ll learn how Zagreb got its name before saying goodbye to your guide.
Includes
  • Licensed local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Funicular ticket
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 Special information
    • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
    • Masks are required, please bring your own

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    Trg Nikola Subic Zrinski 2 (park Zrinjevac) - Next to the Meteorological station. This is a small display that shows temperature and barometric pressure on the north side of the park.

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    4.8 / 5

    based on 267 reviews

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    Luka was our guide and he was absolutely interactive throughout the walking tour. He shared his local knowledge unreservedly to us and also provided a brief background of European history which enabled us to understand the formation of Croatia more. We were greatly entertained by his stories especially the legends and the truths of some of the locations/buildings. Definitely a great introduction to this charming city. Thank you!

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    November 10, 2019

    Luka was a great guide, he knew many good and funny stories about Zagreb. Doing this tour is the best way to learn about the city and know what to visit & where to eat. I would totally recommend this walking tour to anyone interested in the history of the capital of Croatia.

    November 4, 2019

    Detailed insight into history of Zagreb and Croatia

    Our guide Tomislav is very informative and welcomed all of our questions. The tour gives you the insight into the history of Croatia and how Croatia turn from 3 regions into 5 and thus changing it’s national flag with 5 code of emblems. The pace of the tour is just right with a little time for photos, especially the night view of the Cathedral.

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    October 8, 2019

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