Zagreb Walking tours

Our most recommended Zagreb Walking tours

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

1. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Discover how it was to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history on this walking tour with a local guide. Get a closer look at the Croatian Homeland War as you visit sights such as a basement used as a shelter during air raids. First, 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 finishes in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb. Learn about the details of the Homeland War presented through a video presentation.

Zagreb: Taste Zagreb Food Tour

2. Zagreb: Taste Zagreb Food Tour

In this tour you will visit the central spots in Zagreb, expand your knowledge about the city's history and traditions, try different local dishes, and make unforgettable memories with other happy guests. The tour starts on the main city square where you will meet your guide, before heading to the central green market. At the market, you will taste fresh, local ingredients and dishes such as simple a homemade peasant dish, "sir i vrhnje" (cottage cheese), a crusty puffed pastry with fillings ("burek"), and some of the local fish and meat dishes ("srdele i ćevapi"). While in Zagreb, you have to try the unusual authentic dessert, which is best when it's served warm ("štrukli"). As well as this, you will also see how chocolate tastes in Zagreb, since the locals have their own chocolate factory. To provide a good image of what is traditional in Croatia, this tour also includes some of the delicious foods from other Croatian regions such as Dalmatian "pršut" and Istrian olives. To remember the complicated names of the local dishes, you will receive the materials that should make it easy for you to go back to the locations you liked, and try out the additional food recommended by your guide.

Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the oldest and most beautiful park in Zagreb, park Zrinjevac. From Zrinjevac you will walk to Ban Jelačić Square, and the guide will tell you the story of the origin of Zagreb and how Zagreb got its name. You will walk along Ilica to Funicular, which will take you to Gradec, one of the medieval settlements. Stroll through the streets of the upper city, immerse yourself in the rich history and listen to interesting stories about the city. You will see the oldest pharmacy in Zagreb and hear something about the method of treatment in the Middle Ages and the preparation of medicines. You will exit the Upper Town through the only preserved gate - the Stone Gate. You will find out why there is a chapel inside the door, and about the patron saint of the city of Zagreb. Also, why and from whom the inhabitants of Gradec needed protection in medieval times. You will descend Radićeva Street and enter Tkalčićeva Street via a small street called Bloody Bridge. The guide will tell you why this little street has such a symbolic name. You will walk through the most famous and busiest pedestrian street in the city and learn something about the way of life of the people of Zagreb. You will walk through Opatovina Park to the green market Dolac (open during the morning), where you will be a part of the hustle and bustle of the most famous symbol of Zagreb. From the green market you will walk to the Cathedral, the most famous symbol of Zagreb and the guide will tell you the most interesting facts from its turbulent history. The tour ends at Ban Jelačić Square where you will say goodbye to your guide.

Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

4. Big Zagreb Private Walking Tour

Big Zagreb is a private walking tour with the young, but experienced guides that will give you a great introduction to the Croatian capital. Guests will discover the streets of Zagreb filled with lots of interesting stories about city's past but also its present. The first part of the tour takes you to the beginnings of Zagreb. In the past the city was divided into two towns – Kaptol and Gradec. The tour covers both. In Kaptol guests will see the monumental Zagreb Cathedral, the 16th century town walls of Kaptol and the lively Dolac green market. After the green market enter Gradec, today known as the Old Town. through the 13th century Stone Gate, see the iconic rooftop of St. Mark's church, learn the story why a cannon fires every day at noon from the Lotrscak Tower, see one of the shortest funiculars in the world and enjoy some stunning views. After a walk around the older part of the city, visit Downtown Zagreb. The Flower's Square with it's busy cafes and the famous Green Horseshoe. A perfect example of park architecture, this line of parks and squares makes the most beautiful walk in Zagreb. The part that stands out on the walk for sure is the most important cultural institution in Croatia – the Croatian National Theater. The tour can start from any centrally located meeting point (hotel lobby or Ban Jelacic Square). The standard route can be modified to suit your requests and interests, pick-up and drop off spots etc.

Zagreb: 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. Zagreb: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Croatia’s largest city Zagreb exudes a spirit of a true central European capital. In medieval times, Zagreb was actually two communes, Kaptol and Gradec. Today, they flourish as the Upper town, the historic area. Explore the wavering alleys between the wondrous cathedral and the widely recognized Church of St. Mark. Find small cafes, traditional restaurants, romantic overlook spots as well as quirky museums.   In this walking tour of Zagreb, experience the city's European charm as it pulses around open–air markets, historic quarters and quirky museums.

Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

6. Best of Zagreb Walking Tour

Taking a walk with you local tour guide will give you a perfect insight into the life, tradition, culture and fun facts about Zagreb but will also give you the opportunity to ask anything and get suggestions on what else to do, where to eat or shop. Start the tour by passing through the Grič tunnel which will lead to the shortest funicular in the world. Then briefly stop at the main square where a guide will introduce the history of Zagreb. The next stop is the biggest Croatian sacred building and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage, Zagreb cathedral. Afterwards see the oldest open market on the site of the demolished old walls in the Upper town. Find out who is "Kumica" and explore the site of one of the oldest tradition among locals in Zagreb. See one of the best preserved monuments of old Zagreb and symbols of Zagreb in general, "Stone Gate". Listen to one of the most interesting and unusual stories that lay beneath these old walls. Next stop is St. Marko square and church. Find out about one of the most influential kings, peasant rebellions and many more unique stories and facts from the past. Stop by the Lotrščak tower and find out why the canon shoots every day and use the opportunity to take pictures at the best viewpoint in the city. 

Old Zagreb Private Walking Tour

7. 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.

Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

8. Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

Choose between a morning or an afternoon departure, and then start your tour on foot with a pick-up from your centrally located Zagreb hotel or hostel. A ride with the shortest funicular in the world will take us to the Upper town – Gradec, one of the two medieval settlements Zagreb originates from.  Enjoy the charm and harmony of the Strossmayer promenade, one of the best spots for panoramic views of Zagreb rooftops and landscape. We shall see Lotrscak tower that houses the Gric cannon which goes off every day to mark the noon, St Catherine’s baroque church built by Jesuits, the seats of Croatian Parliament and Government and Saint Mark’s Church famous for its picturesque roof with coats of arms representing the Three Kingdoms of Croatia.  Continue towards Stone Gate which was a part of defense system of Gradec and it is the only city gate that survived until present day. Inside the gate there is a small chapel with the picture of Our Lady, patron saint of the city. Descend to Lower town through popular Tkalciceva street. A short stroll across the open market Dolac (market is closed for afternoon tour) will take you to the second medieval settlement – Kaptol. Dolac market is the biggest one in Zagreb, where you will get the opportunity to talk about the local cuisine.  You shall also learn something more about the interesting history of the monumental Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Ladislas I, king of Hungary, founded Zagreb Diocese at the end of the 11th century. Continue towards the main Zagreb square, Jelacic Square. Ban Jelacic was an important historical figure for Croatian people, and today the square is a popular meeting point for all the locals. End your tour visiting beautiful park Zrinjevac, the most charming park in famous ”Lenuci horseshoe”.

Zagreb: Magic Christmas Private Tour

9. Zagreb: Magic Christmas Private Tour

Christmastime brings magic to Zagreb. Experience the atmospheric downtown area on a 2-hour private guided tour exclusive to the Christmas season.   Together with your professional guide, you’ll visit some of the most beautifully decorated places in the city, including Tkalčićeva Street, the Zagreb Cathedral, and Tower Lotrščak. You’re sure to feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere of the Ban Jelačić Square. What is the story behind the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate one? What magical things happen during the Christmas period? Learn all this and more, including miraculous legends about Zagreb on this tour. Visit the old-fashioned Christmas market near and learn what makes it so popular. Taste local Christmas products and fill your heart with joy as you experience the magic of Christmastime in Zagreb.

Zagreb: Love Stories Guided Tour

10. Zagreb: Love Stories Guided Tour

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world - together with your professional guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Learn about the mysterious "Black Queen," discover the best places for a romantic date, listen to the story of the "Petrified Wedding" and visit the most photo-worthy locations in the city. Recommended for the Saint Valentine period, you will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious and spicy, Zagreb is a dream for couples.

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What people are saying about Zagreb

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 690 reviews

This is a super interesting tour and I would recommend it to anyone who comes to Zagreb. It is a very difficult material (war, violence, dictatorships etc.) but I believe it is all incredibly important to learn and I think done in a way that is both properly solemn when appropriate and lighthearted and engaging. Doris was our guide and she was great. She has a great presence with a lot of great knowledge and she kept the tour going at a great pace!

The tour was the last thing I did before leaving Croatia, I wanted to know about the history of the region before leaving the country, there were many tours and I am glad that I choose this one. Luka (our guide) studied history and explained to us appropriately the history of the region. He welcomed all questions. I would recommend this tour to every body visiting Zagreb.

Excellent tour. Our guide Luca was very knowledgeable and shared his own experiences with humour and warmth. The tour gives an insight into the history, geography and politics of Croatia over the last 100 years. I would absolutely recommend this tour.

This was a very informative and enjoyable tour. Katarina put her own personal touch into the tour and you can feel the passion she has for the subject. Would recommend to anyone interested in Croatian history.

Mind opening tour, very well presented. Strongly recommend!