Why that question? Because – Purgers (people of Zagreb that have been living in Zagreb for a long time, even their grandparents were Purgers) used to say ‘Beli Zagreb grad’ or in English ‘White city of Zagreb’, but mainly everything in Zagreb is related to a blue color – buses and trams, Dinamo – famous and beloved football club, and in general as I mentioned – Zagreb is related to blue colour…so, that’s very serious dilemma 🙂
Zagreb is the capital and the largest city in Croatia with it’s almost a million inhabitants. It’s located in the continental Croatia, between the southern slopes of Medvednica mountain and the banks of the Sava River.
It is famous for its Austro-Hungarian architecture with a large number of beautiful architectural landmarks and building. Zagreb has grown on two neighboring hills, Gradec and Kaptol – core of today’s city and it’s historical center with The Cathedral built in neo-Gothic style and one of the most valuable monuments of Croatian cultural heritage, like The King Tomislav Square with it’s neo-Classical and Secessionist buildings and palaces, and Ban Jelačić square as a main square with the statue of famous Ban. The Square is a pedestrian zone and favorite meeting place for locals – usually under The Clock. According to legend, when the old Ban Josip Jelačić, tired and thirsty, asked the girl Manda (fem. name) to bring him water from the spring, he uttered; “Zagrabi Mando!”(trans. grab the water, Manda) and that’s how ‘the medieval city get its name Zagreb, and the spring- fountain on the main square “Manduševac” after the girl’s name.
The city is full of green areas and has numerous parks, with a lot of statues and monuments. Eight Parks in Lower town make so-called “Lenuzzi’s green horseshoe” (it looks like a green horseshoe from the air) as a valuable contribution of urban-planning in the 19th century.
It’s perfect traffic position – on the way from Central Europe to the Mediterranean or eastern Europe and further, made Zagreb perfect spot to develop vital railway and the newest and the largest airport in Croatia. Public transport in the city is simplified and fast; tram and bus lines as well as local train transportation and taxis. The most important traffic is surely blue electric tram that makes the city recognizable and there is The Blue Funicular that connects Upper and Lower Town and carries the title of the shortest funicular in the world, with a track of only 66 meters. The funicular officially started on October 8th, 1890. and it is protected as a cultural monument, one of the tourist attractions in Zagreb.
Zagreb has two lakes; Jarun and Bundek ideal to get away from crowdie places and city noise.
Zagreb has a big number of satisfied visitors which increases every day because many tourists shared the excellent feedback. It has everything you need; large selection of interesting activities such as outdoor activities, museums and galleries, beautiful cafe bars full of life, theatres and cinemas, restaurants with local and worldwide specialties, festivals, fashion events. All of that is the reasons for Zagreb daily increases on the scale of favorite destinations in Europe.
Our excellent English speaking driver in private luxury sedan or minivan will pick you up;
In front of your hotel or private accommodation and take you to panorama drive to see the city. You will see Mirogoj- Zagreb cemetery, Medvedgrad, residential area, Novi Zagreb, River Sava, and the City, many parks and crowdie streets of the center, passing by hotels, National Theatre, Museums and many more.
Extend your sightseeing as guided walking tour and really enjoy the heartbeat of one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, a mixture of elegance that become Zagreb’s life since ex Austro-Hungarian empire. You’ll be thinking that you walk on Vienna’s streets, so do not hesitate to have coffee on of many beautiful, and always full terraces, or to taste the best ice cream in this part of the world. Our bakeries are great, so don’t miss it, and – just a tip – try pizza – to compare it with the one you had in Italy. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Zagreb has the best restaurants in Croatia, not just great Croatian cuisine, but some great Japanese restaurants, modern cuisine or street food that is extremely tasty.
Take your time – Zagreb has plenty to offer!
When in Zagreb, do what locals do…enjoy life; fashion, music, street art, bars & restaurants, museums and all that we do every day of the year.
Panorama sightseeing for 1 hour and 30 min
GUIDED WALKING TOUR – total per 2 hours
AVAILABILITY (in the car/minivan) from 2 to 7 persons
IF PICK UP AND DROP OFF AT THE AIRPORT price upon request
This tour can be changed – upon your request
PRICE UPON REQUEST