Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb

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Private Walking Tour of Upper and Downtown Zagreb
from USD $56.08
Get up close with Zagreb's top attractions on this private walking tour with a licensed, local guide. Have a personalized and tailor-made experience while exploring the highlights this lovely city offers. Visit both the historical Upper town (St. Mark's Church, Stone Gate, Lotrscak Tower) and the lively and energetic Downtown of Zagreb (main Jelacic square, the Cathedral, farmers market Dolac). A ride with the shortest funicular in the world is included. Focus on the interesting tidbits and hidden gems of the city that will remain in your memory.
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In Brief

Zagreb, Croatia
2 hours 30 minutes
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Important InfoInfo
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.

We 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. We descend to Lower town through popular Tkalciceva street. A short stroll across the open market Dolac (market is closed for afternoon tour) will take us to the second medieval settlement – Kaptol. Dolac market is the biggest one in Zagreb, where we will get the opportunity to talk about the local cuisine.

We 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. We 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. We will end our tour visiting beautiful park Zrinjevac, the most charming park in famous ”Lenuci horseshoe”. Drop-off to your centrally located hotel, hostel or apartment is possible.


  • Walking tour with a licensed local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotels/hostels)


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Traveler pickup is offered

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise the location of your centrally located hotel or hostel for pick up at time of your booking or if your prefer to start your tour from Trg Nikola Subic Zrinski
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Petra was a charming and knowledgeable guide. She clearly explained the inner city layout and gave us information about many parks, buildings and monuments. It was wonderful sharing a few hours with a lovely local person.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
This is the first time I have tried a private walking tour by myself and it is worth it when you traveling solo and are short on time. Tomislov was great and showed me all the sights that he thought I would be interested in in the upper and lower city of Zagreb. He also pointed out things that I might be interested in looking at the following morning before I left the city. Great knowledge and willing to answer all the questions I had.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
A really nice tour of the two towns that make up Zagreb. The two towns are Kapitol and Gradice. There is much history to see in this tour. You ride up in the venichular tram to the top of Kapitol. The main church is in Gradice. Ask your guide about the bloody bridge. My guide Tomislav was well educated and informative. Zagreb is an amazing city. There is much to do and see in Zagreb and its environs.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
This was my first walking tour and I travel a lot. Was a great experience. Petra was a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend her. Zagreb is a beautiful city. Thanks Petra!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Goran was an incredible tour guide who brought the city of Zagreb to life for my fiancé and me. Zagreb is already a beautiful city, but Goran is gifted with the ability to illustrate its history and culture in a way that makes Zagreb all the better. Thank you, Goran, for an amazing tour! Was definitely a highlight of our time in Croatia.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2018
I would recommend this private walking tour It is a great way to see Upper and Downtown Zagreb and learn about the local history. The walking is easy to moderate take water and a hat if hot. Mia our guide was very nice and knowledgable.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
Very good and informative tour with a guide called Estefan. Totally recommended. Zagreb is a beautiful cross between Lisabon and Prague.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2018
Our guide Inna was wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding the food and wine we sampled and gave a wonderful history lesson regarding the Slovenian Country and the regional history. She is definitely the right person for this tour. This could not have been better!! Thank you Inna.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
The Best Tour we had in all of Croatia! Scheduled this private tour at a time that fit our air layover in Zagreb. Petra, our guide, was on time, well prepared and catered the pace of the tour to our needs. She was personable, extremely knowledgeable and customized the tour. She gave historical information sprinkled with anecdotes and interesting facts covering history, the arts, science, religion, architecture, famous people and much more. We saw more and learned more in 3 hours than others will in days!! Highly recommend this tour, and especially Petra!!
• Submitted 06 May 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Our tour guide was one of the best we've ever had. I recommend this tour for a catered experience to Zagreb, it's history, and it's culture.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
This tour was fantastic, the guide was fantastic!!! I think is name was filip?! His local knowledge and enthusiasm made this such a fantastic tour! 10/10.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Tomislav was a fabulous guide who gave us both anecdotal and historical information about the city of Zagreb, which made it come alive. He showed us graphically how the city became bifurcated and thereby known as Upper and Lower Zagreb while sharing amusing stories like the chandelier hanging in Zagreb Cathedral. He took us around to parts of the city that we would have never known about on our own like the city playground walls used by graffiti artists to celebrate the accomplishments of the great inventors of Croatia His mastery of English was exceptional and his personality very winning. Once again, our walking tour of Zagreb was fabulous, and so was Tomislav!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was great, Petra. Very knowledgeable about her city. Was so lovely walking around and seeing such quaint buildings. We would love to go back some day.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2017
Monday 22 May 17 will forever be etched in my mind thanks to a wonderful walking tour of Zagreb with our highly knowledgeable and well informed guide, Tomas. He met us at our hotel and walked us around all of upper Zagreb, patiently explaining all important landmarks and Zagreb's fascinating history. As described in what to expect, Tomas stopped by at all the places mentioned and pointed out all the sights and landmarks. With an in depth knowledge of the history of Croatia in general and Zagreb, in particular, it was a treat to have had him as our guide.
• Submitted 15 Jun 2017
This was a great introductory tour to Zagreb. My guide Maya was extremely informative, interesting, and helpful. She fit the tour to my interests and the tour was not rushed at all. Definitely do this tour, especially given the great price for a private tour.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
Our guide Petros kept us fully engaged during the walk with the history,culture and traditions of people of Zagreb. The walk was not a rushed one. We travelled through centuries, felt the heat and hatred of the Wars and enjoyed the mirth of independent Croatians with her commentaries. Excellent tour
• Submitted 07 Jun 2017
Amazing tour with great tour guide Tomislav. Very knowledgeable with great humor added through out. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
Our best tour out of the 6 we took on our travels through Croatia. Mjia or Mia in English was very informative, spent more than booked time, was sweet and attentive, a kindred soul! We highly recommend this tour! Lou and Donna Ashcraft Atlanta, GA
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Our tour guide was excellent!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Excellent tour with Fillip. He is very knowledgeable, informative and has a great sense of humor. Really enjoyed it!
• Submitted 08 Sep 2016
Bernarda was a wonderful guide. She is clearly passionate and proud of her city. We didn't know much about Zagreb before arriving this lovely city and learned a lot from Bernarda. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2016
Philip was amazing ! So knolajable with excelent sense of humor ! Thank !!!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016

In Brief

Zagreb, Croatia
2 hours 30 minutes
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Choice of morning or afternoon departure