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Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Activity provider: Happy walk

Zagreb: Private Historic Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Activity provider: Happy walk

From US$ 26.16 per person

Discover the history of Zagreb on a full-day guided walking trip. Learn about the art, architecture, and culture of Zagreb throughout history. Enjoy a ride on the shortest funicular in the world.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Croatian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take the shortest funicular ride
  • Stroll through the streets of the upper city
  • Take a walk along the most famous and most visited street
  • Listen to how the people of Zagreb live today
Full description
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.
  • Walking tour
  • Professional licensed local guide
  • Ticket for funicular
  • Gratuities
  • Visits to the museums and galleries
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In the heart of Zrinjevac is the Music Pavilion, Our guide will stand in the pavilion with the inscription: My happy walk

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5 /5

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Our tour with Dorotea was great! It was just my husband and I, so it felt like a private tour :) we were already in the city for a few days and the tour was our last day in Zagreb, so it was interesting to hear the history behind places we walked by a few times already. Of course we also saw places we didn't know we missed. We appreciated Dorotea's enthusiasm and are looking forward to using Dorotea's tips to make our next trip to Zagreb even better!

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June 28, 2022

I really enjoyed this tour. My tour guide Dorotea is a Zagreb native with a lot of knowledge about the history and legends of the area, and she was also happy to answer questions about various topics including the Croatian language and pronunciation and Zagreb weather, among others, and she gave great suggestions for restaurants to find typical Croatian food and for local beers to try. She was very professional with clear and detailed explanations and stories. It was a great way to get an introduction to Zagreb, its main sites, and its history.

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May 16, 2022

Excellent walking tour with history, stories about the city, and recommendations on good food and drink. Our guide Doratea was knowledgable and very open to anwering questions.

May 26, 2022

Product ID: 414286