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Walking tour-fall in love with Zagreb
In this history based tour we will talk about recent and far history of Zagreb and Croatia including WWII, war in exYugoslavia, comunist and nazi regime etc. As master's degree historian I will try to answer all of your questions and give you croatian perspective of those interesting times in our hisotry. Meet me at Nikole Zrinjskog square in front of the meteorological pillar. At first we will explore Downtown-park Zrinjevac, the most beautiful park of Zagreb's green horseshoe, and Jelačić square, main square which is dedicated to one of the most important figure in croatian history. Our tour will continue to Zagreb's cathedral from 11th century and to Dolac-the oldest open farmer's market in the city. Just few minutes later we will reach to Tkalčićeva street, nowadays street of coffee shops, bars and pubs but also a street which hides medieval history of the city. I will take you to the shortest funicular in the world which will bring you to the Upper town of Zagreb. Tour will proceed to St.Mark's square-center of political life in Croatia, Parliament, Goverment and constitutional Court are located there, but also beautiful church of St. Mark from 13th century. A short stroll through Stone Gate, only remained gates of medieval Zagreb, will bring us back to the Main square where the tour will finish.
Plitvice lakes & Rastoke from Zagreb - guaranteed departure
Capture the spirit of magical park on this highlights tour, from the hustle and bustle of Zagreb City to the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most visited parks in Croatia and is voted the most beautiful national park in Europe. The park is made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls. Take a walk along the paths and boardwalks, and surround yourself with breathtaking nature at every angle. Furthermore, on the way to the lakes, discover the village Rastoke and its watermills from 17th century. With this one day discovery of this two worth to visit beauties, you will live each moment to the fullest! Please note that from November 1st through March 31st, only Lower Lakes can be visited, and depending on weather conditions, the train and electric boats do not operate.
Experience old town Zagreb
Experience old town Zagreb and hear the stories about the city's history from a local. Visit all the most important landmarks of old Zagreb and discover how the city has changed through the ages. On this walking tour, you will learn about Zrinjevac park, the neo-gothic cathedral, and the historic importance of the Bloody Bridge. See the Stone Gate and enter the medieval Upper Town, ride the shortest fenicular in the world and see Dolac the oldest and most popular farmer's market in the city. Join us and you will also learn all the ins and outs of the city and get the best advice on where to go and what to see, that will ensure the best Zagreb experience even after the tour has ended.
Discover Zagreb on an Eclectic Tour
What better way to discover Zagreb’s historical and cultural highlights as well as contemporary scene than on a personalized walking tour led by local. Do not expect a dry presentation of facts rather an informative and a well-rounded story of not just Zagreb but Croatia as well. I will will assure you experience and feel the atmosphere of the country’s capital as well as the habits of the locals. I will take you to the most important Zagreb's landmarks and tell stories about them in an interesting and fun way. We will visit Zrinjevac park, the Main square, Cathedral, have a chat with the farmers and vendors at Dolac market, find out about the best beer places in Opatovina, stroll through the WW2 tunnel, take the shortest funicular in the world and explore medieval Upper Town. The tour will end with plentiful advice so you might even consider prolonging your stay in Zagreb. Other things to note: Note that this is a private tour only if you booked it as private one. Otherwise other guests will also be able to join the experience. Moderate amount of walking is part of the tour.
Food tour-Croatian cuisine and history
Croatian cuisine is very diverse and every region of Croatia has its own distinct culinary tradition. Its roots date back to ancient times. The differences in the selection of foodstuffs and forms of cooking are most notable between those in mainland and those in coastal regions. Mainland cuisine is more characterized by the earlier Slavic and the more recent contacts withGerman, Hungarian and Turkish cuisine, using lard for cooking, and spices such as black pepper, paprika, and garlic. The coastal region bears the influences of the Greek and Roman cuisine, as well as of the later Mediterranean cuisine, in particular Italian (especially Venetian). Coastal cuisines use olive oil, and herbs and spices such as rosemary, sage, bay leaf, oregano, marjoram, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and lemon and orange rind. As Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and we are lucky to have food from the whole country. We will visit couple of restaurants in the City center which offer traditional food and try all the specialties. I will help you with all your question about the Croatian food and history which made our cuisine so diverse.
Safari Kayaking na Mrežnici
Provedite divan dan u skrivenom dijelu netaknute prirode uz kayaking, veslanje, kupanje, druženje i uživanje u brojnim slapovima i sedrenim barijerama rijeke Mrežnice sa profesionalnim i iskusnim skiperom uz profesionalnu opremu i i slike koje će obilježiti ovaj nezaboravni doživljaj. Rijeka Mrežnica je čista, mirna, topla i pogodna za kupanje, a protječe kroz netaknutu prirodu raznolike vegetacije i životinjskih vrsta. Zbog tih kvaliteta je pravi odabir za ekskurzije i odmor. Iako smo na dionici između Generalskog Stola i Zvečaja blizu civilizacije, plovimo kroz divljinu gdje je stupanj divlje vode do 2, od najviših 6. Program se sastoji od zabavne vožnje, veslanja, kupanja i savladavanja slapova, no istovremeno je i edukativan jer od vodiča će te naučiti o veslanju sigurnosti i samom kraju i običajima, životinjskim vrstama, vegetaciji.
Last Minute- ❤ From Zagreb with Love
During this walking tour guests will have the chance to meet the city of Zagreb, not only learning its history and facts but also seeing and feeling the city as it is behind the scenes. We will try to find as many mysterious symbols in the city as possible, we will see the "Grounded solar system"- a well-known street art installation representing our solar system, with the planets placed all across the city, but we will also get to know something about Zagreb's history and tradition as well. We will walk past some of Croatia's most famous palaces, churches and other important historical and modern buildings. We will stop to take some great photos at a few panoramic views so you can bring this unforgettable experience home with you and always remember Zagreb. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes, but the walk is easy and it takes about 2,5 hours. Other things to note You should be relaxed, lightly dressed, not in a hurry and willing to hear interesting legends, stories and facts about our capital country.
Cycling- Electric bike to the wineries of the city of Zlatar
After the introduction, we will adapt your bicycles, introduce you to the safety rules and inform you about the content of the program. We will ride bikes to the main square and tell you the story of Marija Bistrica. Cycling through the sculpture Park and the picturesque village of Vinski vrh, we will reach the lookout point, which offers a wonderful view of the Hrvatsko Zagorje. After a short drive through the fields and villages around Zlatar Bistrica, a moderate ascent to the hill above the town of Zlatar begins. There we will see numerous wine lodges and small vineyards. Descending through the forest we arrive in Zlatar. We will visit and taste the top wines of Winery "Žerjavić" and Winery "Orsag" with finger food and we will stay in the presentation and tasting of wine for 1-1.5 hours. Through the villages around Zlatar Bistrica we will reach the castle "Helenbach", where we will tell you the story of its inhabitants. On the way back, we'll drive to the Church outside and look at it. Other things to note The Program is lightweight and technically undemanding for up to 5 hours. Distance is 32 km (29 km asphalt and 3 km gravel) with a total climb of 320 m. You must know how to ride a MTB bike and can drive it for adults of at least 18 years.
Just when you think you've hear and seen everything about Zagreb you will have a chance to taste some of the best beers Zagreb has to offer. This is not a pub crawl! After a city tour of Kaptol and Gradec I will take you to this craft experience in one of the best beer places in town located in the heart of Zagreb. You can taste 6 or 7 types of home made beer, hear stories how they got names and have fun with your family, firneds, if you like I can also stay if you like. Food and beers is extra, all my guests can have 10% discounts on food if you like to stay for luch or dinner after the tour.
Graffiti and Street Art Tour Zagreb
We will meet at the city center, from where we will visit around 10 Street art and Graffiti locations. I will briefly introduce you to the world history of Graffiti and Street Art movement combined with graffiti history of Croatia as well. We will finish our tour at my graffiti studio and have a drink there... Please take you hiking/walking shoes and if it is raining an umbrella.
The Pulse of the City walking tour
Feel the pulse of the city and embrace all of the charm Zagreb offers. Ride by the shortest cable car in the world is included. Get acquainted with the past and the present with an expert local guide that will show you the hidden gems of the Croatian capital. Discover the Lower and the Upper Town, forget the boring facts and figures and hear the true stories that shaped Zagreb into the city it is today. We will tell you the story of solar system in Zagreb and help you discover hidden planets in Zagreb. Have a tour with a passionate and enthusiastic guide that has all the ins and outs. We focus on the hidden gems and interesting tidbits. Other things to note Not recommended for people with mobility issues. Small group for a GREAT experience!
Communism and Croatian Homeland War Tour
Did you know that just in the 20th century the city of Zagreb was a part of five different states? On this walking tour where you will discover how was it to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history. Firstly you will visit the site of the former Synagogue of Zagreb. Next you will walk the World War II underground tunnels while being introduced to the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including the 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 in the 1990s where the details of the Homeland War are presented through an exhibition and a video presentation.
⭐ Feel Real Zagreb - Guided Bike Tour
Meet us in the heart of Zagreb downtown, where your super comfortable orange city bike and your guide will wait for you. We will embark on an adventure that will lead us firstly to the historical Upper Town with narrow streets opening to beautiful squares where you will learn about rich 900 years history of Zagreb. Of course, be ready to see some things other tourists will not experience, such as private courtyards or places locals hang out at. We will ride back downtown through a small forest and a park secluded from the usual tourist path. In a matter of minutes you will find yourself on a longest street in Zagreb leading us to a beautiful coffee shop where we will treat you to a refreshment and tell you about Croatian coffee culture and social habits. After we have refreshed, it is time to continue exploring the beautiful parks and architecturally spectacular squares. We will always try to take you through locations that have some special events depending on the season, but be prepared to get tempted by divine smells of street food or to dance with the kids in the park. We want you to feel like a Zagreb local, even if for 1 day! Our tour will end right where it started, and you can ask us for any recommendation regarding restaurants, shopping, nightlife, or any other topic. Other things to note In case of heavy rain we can postpone the tour to later time.
Winter fun hiking Medvednica mountain
Do it as local hikers do! Drive in local bus and save some green points for mother earth! We will meet on British square (Britanac) and start our hike by boarding local bus. After 20 minutes drive through nice residential area (beautiful houses usually hidden for tourist eyes) we get off the bus near wonderful church with blue roof and yellow stars. This is Šestine area from where many of our local signs in Zagreb come - red hearth of Zagreb, red umbrella, ... Here we start our hike towards Medvednica mountain. Hike up to the mountain hut is a moderate 2-2,5h hike. We have fun being outside and getting to know nature (recognizing local plants and fruits) or as this is a winter tour - hoping to enjoy some SNOW fun!! We reach mountain hut and have lunch break (extra expense, closed on Mondays). Hike back is ahead of us, another 2h, and then we catch the same bus and return tired, but happy to Britanac. Other things to note Please have some water, food, money for lunch. Wear warm clothes, high hiking shoes, this is a hike up on mountain trail, in winter time, so it may be cold. The departure time slightly changes on weekends (bus schedule). If you would like to book on date that is not listed - PLEASE contact directly
Day trip to Ljubljana & Lake Bled with a minivan from Zagreb
Set off in a small group (max. 8 people) from Zagreb and enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Slovenian & Croatian countryside. Our licensed driver guide will get you familiar with the itinerary for the day, as well as information about the sites you are visiting and the general history of Slovenia. Approximately one hour into the drive, we will reach our first destination, Slovenia’s Capital Ljubljana. Ljubljana is one of the smallest EU Capitals also known as a city with a green soul winner of Green Capital awards in 2016. Your guide will take you for approx 2h orientational walking tour followed by 90 min. free time for you to wander around on your own. About half an hour driving from Ljubljana we will reach Lake Bled known as the image of paradise, a tourist hub on the edge of the Triglav National Park – nominated as one of the seven new wonders of the world. On Bled you will visit the famous Bled Castle, walk around the lake and admire beautiful nature. We will spend about 2 hours on Bled. After we finish the sightseeing, we will head back to Zagreb. Just kick back, relax and enjoy approx 90 min. ride back through the landscapes of Slovenia’s mountainous countryside.
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