Zagreb is a central-European city with beautiful heritage, which blossomed under the influence of Budapest and Vienna. A true capital of Croatia, it is the center of a thriving multi-cultural life, politics, administration and business.
As locals, we can guarantee one thing – Zagreb has so much to offer to every single type of traveler, especially if you know where and what to look for.
Once you get to Zagreb, make sure you plan your day to get the most out of it. There are a couple of things that are definite musts. Firstly, taking a nice stroll through Old (Upper) Town.
Get up there by one of the shortest funiculars in the world and check out must-sees such as the uniquely colored roof of St. Mark’s church. If you are up there some time before noon, it would be a pity not to experience a surprising event that’s taken place every single day since 1877. Make sure you find the Lotrščak Tower, get there a minute before noon and wait to get your socks knocked off by a real cannon shot – the boom at noon!
What do horses, shoes, and Zagreb have in common? Well… Zagreb has a U-shaped system consisting of eight beautiful parks that surround the city center, called the Green horseshoe (or the Lenuci Horseshoe). In each park, there is at least one important building such as the Croatian National Theatre or the Art Pavilion. Make sure not to miss the walk along the horseshoe.
The next must-see is the Cathedral of Zagreb – a historical jewel of sacred architecture and the symbol of a 1000-year history. You’ll have no problem finding it, as it is the tallest building in the city.
Besides the regular must-sees, we just adore this bustling city because of its many local routines, events, and activities that you can experience every day. For example, have a cup of coffee in Tkalčićeva Street (so-called Bar Street), or talk to prominent Croatian historical figures during the Zagreb Time Machine exhibition in the streets of the Old Town.
Nature and architecture lovers can take a walk in the Botanical Garden and Zagreb ZOO, or visit the Mirogoj Cemetery, one of the most stunning cemeteries in all of Europe.
A day in Zagreb can be just enough to experience the best of it. Grab a tasty breakfast in a bakery, relax over a cup of coffee while the city is waking up, take a leisurely stroll to each beautiful sight and enjoy some great food, beer, and wine in the evening.
And don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions you might have about your stay in our city.
This day trip starts and finishes in the city of Zagreb, with a roughly 2-hour drive to the park. On your way there, you will stop in the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, sitting on top of a maze of streams and waterfalls, where you'll explore the old watermills and authentic houses connected with numerous waterfalls and small lakes.
After stopping at Rastoke, we continue our journey to Plitvice Lakes, where your guide helps you to buy tickets and skip the line. In the next 5-6 hours, you will enjoy the lakes during a nice moderate walk and a boat trip. You'll, of course, have some spare time and a lunch break. Feel free to take your own food or buy your lunch in one of the park restaurants.
If you are looking for a big group day trip that will make your day trip less expensive, we would be happy to be your hosts in that arrangement as well.
Our first stop will be the World War II underground tunnels representing the history of Croatia and Zagreb throughout 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 the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are explained through a video presentation. The tour finishes at the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb* with the exhibition focusing on effect the war had on Zagreb.
*Due to an earthquake that has happened in Zagreb in March, 2020, the Memorial Centre is temporarily closed and is not part of the tour.
The tour follows a personal story of four historical people who took part in the gruesome events that had happened in the dark streets of Zagreb. Follow their footsteps while they try to avoid the fate that mercilessly awaits them.
- 641 km²
- 801,349 (2015)
- Famous citizen:
- Ivica Kostelić (ski racer)
- St. Mark's Square
- Zagreb City Museum
Museum of Illusions
Museum of Broken Relationships