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Zagreb tours and excursions

Zagreb tours

Walking tours

The travel agency Event organises two-hour walking tours of Zagreb with a guide in period costume. The tour starts from outside the Zagreb Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Trg Bana Jelačića, then concentrates on the Upper Town, taking in the Dolac open-market, the cathedral, St Mark's Church, and a view over the city from Lotrscak Tower. It also includes a coffee break at an old-fashioned café.

Upon request, the agency can also arrange a three-hour tour combining walking and a bus ride, plus alternatives such as 'Zagreb by Night', 'Religious Zagreb' and 'Green Zagreb'. All these tours can be booked through the TIC, through Event itself, and at some hotels.

Tel: (01) 488 1116.

Zagreb excursions


Best known for its kremsnita (custard pie), Samobor makes a pleasant excursion, with its romantic cobbled street, elegant main square and the picturesque riverside Mala Venecija (Little Venice). The nearby Zumberak and Samobor Nature Park is criss-crossed by hiking paths. Samobor Tourist Information Centre Trg kralja Tomislava 5, Samobor

Tel: +385 1 336 0044.

Medvednica Nature Park

The slopes of Medvednica Nature Park are perfect for hiking. The highest peak, Sljeme (1,033m/3,389ft), offers great views and can be reached by cable car. From here, marked footpaths lead through woodland and several mountain huts offer hearty meals and basic overnight accommodation. There are also 15 mountain biking trails, and in winter it is possible to ski.

Tel: +385 1 458 6317.
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Featured Hotels


Hotel Dubrovnik

With a hard-to-beat location - off the main Bana Jelačića square - this 266-room Zagreb hotel also boasts a small fitness centre and an Italian restaurant. The glass building is a city landmark and the meeting place for businessmen and business travellers.

Palace Hotel

The old dame of hotels in Zagreb, Palace Hotel still oozes the old-fashioned charm that once made it the city’s best. Opened in 1891, it’s Zagreb’s first luxury hotel, and the decadent elegance of the Habsburg Empire still reigns in the plush rooms. Front rooms have fabulous views of the park, so try to get one of those for beauty in and outside.

Esplanade Zagreb

This grand 1920s hotel in Zagreb was originally built for travellers on the Orient Express and has hosted royalty, artists and politicians in its many years. It remains the epitome of old-fashioned luxury and Art Deco elegance, with 209 plush rooms, fine-dining restaurant (one of the city’s best), health club and business centre.

Hotel Ilica

With a good, central location and rooms decorated in a rich (sometimes kitsch) style, complete with red drapes, gilded details and large paintings, Hotel Ilica is great if you like to have peace and quiet, but still be in the middle of things. It’s a small hotel in Zagreb, which means the service is friendly and personal.

Hotel Jagerhorn

Founded in 1827, Jagerhorn is the city’s oldest standing hotel. After the full refurbishment in 2015 it has become one of the most luxurious places to stay in Zagreb. Whether you like to enjoy a drink by the fountain or relax in spacious rooms, Jagerhorn is an oasis of style and comfort.

Panorama Zagreb

This gleaming business hotel in Zagreb has 279 comfortable, modern and well-equipped rooms, as well as a restaurant and meeting and conference facilities. It’s great value for an uncomplicated sense of comfort.