City Break zagreb

5 days in zagreb – explore croatian capital with us

Based on 19 reviews
4.8/5

Duration

5 days

Dates

all year round

Size

2+

Start in

Zagreb

Transport

transfers and walking tours

Language

English

Summary

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, ranks among the oldest cities in Central Europe, as is evident from the documents dating back to 1094, when a diocese was established in this area. The city developed between the mountain of Medvednica and the river Sava. Its old center consists of the medieval Gradec – today the home of the Croatian Government and Parliament – and Kaptol, the seat of the Archbishop. Following the administrative unification of the two entities and the surrounding villages in the 19th century, the city experienced a surge in the construction of prestigious buildings, squares and fountains, as well as the establishment of beautiful park-woods and parks which today make it one of the greenest cities in Europe.

With approximately 20 theatres, 30 museums, 45 galleries and 13 art collections, a great zoo and almost a million inhabitants, Zagreb is a real Croatian metropolis, one which attracts guests of all profiles.  I you are planning to visit Zagreb in December you can enjoy the best Christmas Market in Europe. Zagreb has won this prestigious title three times in a row 3 years in a row. The city lights up during this festive time and fills up with Christmas atmosphere.   

A delight to walk through, the capital of Croatia attracts visitors with the lively atmosphere of its streets, numerous coffee shops, restaurants and shopping. If you are looking for a break on your way to, or from, a seaside tourist resort, a break that would freshen up your journey, then Zagreb is the place to come to and it is waiting for you.

Highlights

5 days in zagreb Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Zagreb Airport

Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia. Your 5 days adventure in Zagreb begins with a welcome, upon arrival at Franjo Tuđman Airport. Transfer to the hotel.  Check-in and overnight.

If your flight is earlier in the morning, we can arrange Day 1 with more activities.

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Day 2
5 days in zagreb

Zagreb

After breakfast, we will take a walking tour of Zagreb with an local guide. Exploring the Croatian capital you will surely fall in love with this city.

Let’s first visit one of the symbols of the city, the beautiful Zagreb Cathedral. We procced to Upper Town by walking through Croatia’s biggest Green Market “Dolac”. In the fortified, medieval Upper Town, you will visit St. Mark’s church, with its multicolor tiled roof, Parliament and government palace. We will take a ride with Zagreb’s funicular. The shortest cable car in the world has only 66 meters in length and connecting downtown Zagreb with the Upper (old) Town.  

Use the afternoon to explore Zagreb on your own.  Museum of Broken Relationships,  city ZOO, Lenuci Horseshoe –  U-shaped system of city squares with handsome series of parks, fountains and grand buildings, Tkalciceva street – here you will find Zagreb’s best cafes, restaurants and nightspots. 

Choices are there.  Overnight in Zagreb. 

Day 3

Zagreb - Trakoscan and Veliki Tabor castles

Breakfast.  Today we are visiting Hrvatsko zagorje,  – the green gate of Croatia, this  region is is an oasis of preserved nature, clean air, greenery and healing thermal waters. We will start  in the morning with drive (70min) to Trakoscan Castle. Of all the castles of the Zagorje,
Trakošćan in the northwest is the most famous. It dates back to the 13th century when it was only a small fort on a hill. In the 19th century, the noble Drašković family transformed it into a romantic aristocratic residence surrounded by lush woodland and a boating lake. The castle interior is in excellent condition and ofers a unique insight into 19th-century tastes in interior decoration.

We then go for a lunch at typical agrotourism restaurant, hidden between gentle Zagorje hills.

Here we will taste some traditional specialties of Croatian Zagorje such as ‘’Turkey with mlinci’’ (mlinci – a type of baked flatbread, softened with boiling water and served with turkey juices and dripping.)
and ‘’Štrukli with cheese’’ – (štrukli – phyllo dough filled with cottage cheese), of course together with a glass of good wine for which this region is also known about. 

After lunch we visiting Veliki tabor, 15th century castle , now museum compelling boasting unique Renaissance furnishings. A number of rare artworks were
also uncovered during the last bout of restoration. Veliki Tabor hosts the acclaimed Tabor Film Festival, dedicated to short films.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

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Day 4

Zagreb - leisure or excursion day

Breakfast.   Days 4 is a tailor made.

Everyone has their own experience of Zagreb. Some see it asa vibrant capital and others as a city built on a human scale. People love Zagreb for being green and close to nature, as well as for being a metropolitan city full of opportunities so go ahead and grab one. Maybe time you to explore Zagreb on your own or you would like we to arrange some activities for you.

Tell us if you are more interested in cultural and sightseeing tours , or you want to experience rich Zagreb gastro offer,  or you are more an adventure orientated so we can arrange some adrenaline based and active excursions for you. Maybe something out of everything No problem, we will create an itinerary that suits you perfectly.

Day 5

Zagreb - Check out and transfer to the airport

Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. As there is so much to see in Split and the surrounding area, , you may want to consider extending your time in Split. We are happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Book this unique experience with us

Experience this trip with destination experts and local guides with exceptional knowledge about the region.
You can expect to see the places and experience the moments only local can guide you to. T
wenty years of experience and our own fleet  is your guarantee for quality organized trips.   

 

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FAQ

What is the official currency of Croatia ?

The Croatian currency is the Kuna (HRK) , which is divided into 100 lips.

What is the average price of food and drinks in Zagreb?

Past travelers have spent, on average, kn92 ($15) on meals for one day and kn46 ($7.34) on local transportation. 

Average prices in restaurants and bars:

- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,15 EUR - 8,72 USD
- Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 39,00 EUR - 47,58 USD
- McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,85 EUR - 7,14 USD
- Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,95 EUR - 2,38 USD
- Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2,34 EUR - 2,85 USD
- Cappuccino (regular) 1,56 EUR - 1,9 USD
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,95 EUR - 2,38 USD
- Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1,21 EUR 1,48 USD

 

Would it be possible to combine City break Zagreb with some other city in the region

Yes it is possible, we can tailor-made a  your perfect Break combining any of the cities in the region, for more ideas check our city break offer

Testimonials

We booked a private tour to Krka waterfalls, and all in all everything was great, we had a transfer with the new car, well informed and very fun guide. Thank you Boris and thank you Magellan. Hope to see you again 🙂
Josephine Hollis
Great walking tour with Davor, who was very informative and friendly, but also fun. He gave a lot of tips for going around the town. I would definitely recommend!!
Rohaan Pena