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Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

1. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Discover how it was it to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history. Firstly, visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War. The tour continues to a basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are presented through a video presentation. The tour finishes off in the Museum of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition focusing on the effect the war had on Zagreb.

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Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

2. Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

Leave Zagreb and head to the Lika region. The first stop on the itinerary is the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, located at the confluence of the Slunjčica and Korana rivers. Take a stroll through the town to admire the unique rural architecture. The tour continue on to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is Croatia’s oldest and most visited national park, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. For centuries, water has formed waterfalls and created 16 crystal-clear lakes in this area. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the forest landscape and the lakes that are connected by a series of waterfalls. Board an electric boat to cross Lake Kozjak and learn more about karst formations and the abundant animal life in the park. Become one with nature, enjoy the clean fresh air and marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you. The guide will be with you and your small group throughout the day, and will share some interesting stories about the areas you visit and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

3. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

Take a walk through Croatia's most visited national park, a UNESCO World heritage site: Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice Lakes is one of the oldest national parks in south-east Europe, and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. 18 kilometers of wooden foot bridges and pathways give you the opportunity to explore 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades. This heavily forested park hides 75 endemic plants, 55 different species of orchids, 160 bird species and even bears and wolfs. On the way to Plitvice, you'll stop at Rastoke Ethno village. With its well-preserved mills and picturesque waterfalls, Rastoke Ethno village, often referred to as 'Little Plitvice', makes a great place to prepare yourself for the magnificence of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

4. Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

Be collected at your accommodation in Zagreb and drive for approximately three hours to Pula. This is the biggest city and the center of the Istrian peninsula. The city was founded by an ancient tribe in the 10th century B.C. and it was well known by Greek travelers and sailors so is mentioned in many Greek myths. In the 1st century, the Romans made the city strong and today the vivid remains of this era can be explored. Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world and will take you back in time as you imagine gladiators battles. Other examples of Roman architecture to discover are the Temple of Augustus and the gates to the city including the Arch of the Sergii and the gate of Hercules.  Continue your journey for 45 minutes to Rovinj. This city was also founded by the Istrian tribes. It was built on a small island close to the mainland and in the 18th was connected to it. It was ruled for five centuries by Venice so both the Italian and Croatian languages are spoken in the city. During this period of occupation, walls were built around the city and the remains are standing still today. Rovinj is a real gem and adored because with every step you take you are compelled to take another photograph. Travel another 45 minutes to Porec. The Old Town is almost 2000 years old and is most famous for the Euphrasian Basilica, from 1997. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istria. Notice the roman influence and architecture in the city as you walk through the main streets, still preserved in their original form.

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Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

5. Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

Your full-day (11-hour) excursion begins with a pick-up at your centrally located hotel or Zrinjevac Park. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle for the 2-hour drive to Ljubljana. En route your guide will tell you about the history of Croatia and Slovenia. You’ll hear about the hidden gems of both countries and the historical dynamics that carved them into countries they are today. Start your visit at Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where the beauty of this small but big-hearted city will enchant you. Note the variety of architectural styles and quirky bridges with their carved dragons. Your guide will lead you on a leisurely walking tour, and tell you all the interesting bits about this Slovenian pearl. Conclude your Ljubljana experience at Ljubljana Castle, reaching the castle on a 60-second funicular ride. Take in panoramic views of the city. After the tour you’ll have free time for lunch.   Continue your visit to Lake Bled at its impressive medieval castle that dates back to the 11th century. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 meters above the glacial lake, it is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. Take in the mesmerizing views of the Julian Alps, the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the rocky islet and the surrounding natural beauty. Get up close to the lake and enjoy a walk to take in even more breathtaking vistas. Return to Zagreb.

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Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

6. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

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Split/Trogir to Zagreb: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes

7. Split/Trogir to Zagreb: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes

Start your day driving from Split or Trogir to Zagreb with a stop on Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful and the oldest national park in Croatia. Do not miss breathtaking landscapes that includes a series of colorful lakes and waterfalls. When you arrive at Plitvice Lakes, a place on UNESCO´s Natural and Cultural Heritage list, take a guided walk along wooden pathways. See the 16 beautiful lakes and over 90 waterfalls. Enjoy an electric-boat ride across the largest of the Plitvice lakes – Lake Kozjak - and a panoramic train ride. After sightseeing this wonderful place, the guide will take you to the local restaurant, where you can taste typical dishes of this area. After lunch, you will be transferred to your final drop off location in Zagreb.

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From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

8. From Zagreb: Transfer to Split & Plitvice Lakes Guided Tour

Travel from Zagreb to Split or Trogir on a 12-hour group transfer that includes a tour of the stunning Plitvice Lakes along the way. A tour guide will pick you up at an agreed-upon time and your journey will begin with a comfortable drive to the protected national park. En route, there will be stops at viewpoints to take in the spectacular scenery. At Plitvice Lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the whole park area that features 16 lakes connected by waterfalls and cascades. At the end of the sightseeing tour, stop at a local restaurant for lunch (optional), where you can taste traditional dishes and delicacies. Your guide will gladly offer recommendations for the best food and drinks to try. After lunch, continue the journey to your final destination in Split or Trogir.

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Best of Zagreb Tour including Funicular Ride

9. Best of Zagreb Tour including Funicular Ride

Start your tour from Ban Jelacic Square and journey through past and present of Zagreb. First, stop at the historic entrance to the Old Town, the 13th century Stone Gate. Visit St. Mark's Square and see the iconic St. Mark's Church and St. Catherine's Church with its pink ceiling. Ascend to the top of Lotrščak Tower, the best viewpoint in the whole city. Ride with one of the world's shortest funiculars - the famous Zagreb Funicular with its spectacular views. Walk through the tunnels built by the fascists during the Second World War and visit the Bloody Bridge, a place of many conflicts over centuries of Zagreb's turbulent past. Stop at Dolac, the largest green market in the city and take in the colors and aromas of this lively market. See the grand Zagreb Cathedral nearby, the largest church in Croatia. Finish your journey back at Ban Jelacic Square.

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2-Hour Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour

10. 2-Hour Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour is the best way to experience Zagreb, relive its history and feel the pulse of a modern city. Your licensed guides will take you on a stroll through the oldest streets of Zagreb visiting all the main sights while combining historical facts with the everyday life of a big city. This tour takes guests to both Gradec and Kaptol, the two medieval settlements Zagreb was founded on. Standing on two opposing hills, still today they tell the history of cooperation and conflicts that created Zagreb as we know it. While walking the cobbled streets visitors will get to see the 13th-century Stone Gate, the St. Mark's church with its famous colorful rooftop, the Lotrščak Tower still marking noon with a cannon shot, the Bloody Bridge which has witnessed many battles through the ages, the monumental Zagreb Cathedral and much more. At the end of the tour, guests will feel like they know Zagreb by heart, ready to explore everything the city has to offer. The standard tour route can be modified, considering guests' requests and interests, pick-up and drop locations.

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What people are saying about Zagreb

This experience is not to be missed; led by an extremely knowledgable, engaging and compassionate local guide, Luka, who shared not only his extensive, well researched knowledge but also his humbling personal experience of being a child living through war. He makes a complex series of conflicts easier to understand, he delivers his talk with passion and objectivity. This was by a long way the best thing we did in Zagreb and probably in the whole of our time in Croatia. We wish Luka success in his ambitions to develop further education and learning on these conflicts and their impact.

Le tour était magnifique! Nous avons découvert Zagreb d'un autre côté historique et social. Nous sommes aussi allés jusqu'à la rivière et Bundek parc. Parlons d'Alida! C'est une guide sympatique et pétillante. Elle nous a fait regarder Zagreb de ses yeux, nous a partagé ses points de vue politiques et n'a pas hésité à répondre à nos questions diverses. Nous avons bien rigolé avec elle et nous avons pris de belles photos. Merci Alida!

Visiting three very different monuments was thrilling on an artistic and historic level. Each one was unique in style and purpose. Enjoyed the information from guide and driver. Wonderful journey through rural Croatia with beautiful forests filled with the spirit of Partisans. Jasenovac was a sad and beautiful memorial to the victims of fascism. Highly recommend for the traveler who wants a unique and informative tour.

Luka gave a great and as ubiased as it gets insight into the history of Yugoslavia breakup from Croatia's perspective,

It was wonderful to travel with Luka. He is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide.