Zagreb Croatia - 4 Day Culture Trip

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Duration: 4 Days | 3 Nights
Dates: March 15 - November 15 | November 15 - March 15
Countries to be visited: Croatia
Departure & Return Locations: Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb

Many of our European holiday suggestions can be combined, to visit multiple destinations.

Zagreb is a charming city with Austro-Hungarian past that is felt everywhere, from architecture to cuisine. Despite that, it is sometimes overlooked by tourists, which makes this destination more exclusive. 

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Welcome to Zagreb

You will be welcomed at the Airport by our guide and taken to the hotel. After check-in and a short break, we make our first acquaintance with Zagreb and feel the laid-back atmosphere of this cosy city with its cobblestoned streets. We get to know the main sights of Croatian capital: Upper Town, National theater, St. Mark’s Church with its mosaic roof, perfectly preserved Stone Gates, and the Cathedral of the Assumption, towering into the sky.

DAY 2: The greenery of Zagreb 

This city is blessed with ample parks and other green spaces. After breakfast we have a walk in one of such spaces, in the park Josipa Jurja Strossmayera. It is one of the nicest and at the same time the most underrated parks in Zagreb. The park is named after Josip Juraj Strossmayer, a politician, bishop, and benefactor, and also bears his statue on the Strossmayer Square. We also visit King Tomislav Square. A monument dedicated to Tomislav, Croatia’s first king, dominates the square carrying his name. Afterwards we take a ride by the smallest funicular in the world, however it is one of the most beautiful in Europe. For over 120 years this charming cable car has been transporting citizens of Zagreb and its guests between the Upper and Lower Towns. Our guide will let you know in memory of what event from Zagreb history the cannon fires from the top of this tower exactly at noon, every day, for over hundred and ten years. Then we visit the Gric Tunnel, which is part of the mysterious network of Zagreb tunnels under the Upper Town. Stories and legends speak of secret underground passages all over the city. One of them tells of the great 1880 earthquake when, as it is said, most of the tunnels disappeared, together with gold hidden in them.

This afternoon you have free time and can discover new highlights of the city on your own. But of course our guide can give you some interesting advice. For example, you can go to the historical Mirogoj Cemetery - a Gothic wonderland adorned with impressive tombstones and lavish cloisters. It’s a real architectural treasure worth of visiting. Or you can visit the unusual Museum of Broken Relationships, which is situated in the historical part of Zagreb. At first the idea of such a museum was a kind of joke of two Zagreb-based artists after their four-year love relationship came to its end. However three years later they started asking their friends to donate objects left behind from their break-ups and so the first collection was born and shown to the public. Now besides the anticipated teddy bears and letters, the collection also includes a few poignant and sometimes unsettling surprises – a tiny bottle filled with woman’s tears, an axe and taser gun, and perhaps the strangest offering, a prosthetic leg

DAY 3: Zagorje village from the beginning of the 20th century

After breakfast we leave Zagreb and go to the Folk Village of Kumrovec (”Staro selo”) - an open-air ethnographic museum, nestled in the Sutla River valley. The museum shows the authentic look of Zagorje villages, people’s way of life, as well as customs and crafts that were part of the everyday life of ordinary peasants from this region, at the beginning of the 20th century. With about 40 restored buildings of traditional architecture, we can discover how people lived here. The village was also the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia. His house is now a museum. In this traditional country setting you can also learn about manufacture of traditional wooden toys, which are by the way inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the afternoon we are back in Zagreb and you can enjoy the city on your own.

DAY 4: Depature

On this day, our journey comes to an end. You will take home unforgettable memories as well as the feeling of having experienced something special. You have spent time very intensively and eventfully, but there’s still so much more things to explore and it would be no wonder if you would like to come here again. We are always glad to help you with planning your next trip!


As an alternative to the standard program on Day 3, you can choose one of the following for an extra cost. You can also extend the 4-Day trip by one or two days and include the options below for an additional cost. 

Alternative Option 1: Day tour to Plitvice lakes (including transfer, guidance, entrance fees).

We are heading today to the main natural wonder of Croatia – Plitvice lakes. It is an area with an exceptional natural beauty, it is the oldest and the largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s just gorgeous here. These crystal cascades and waterfalls were created by 16 different lakes. Quite a unique feature of these lakes is the altitude difference: the highest point is at 1,280m, the lowest - at 380m.

Lakes, waterfalls, cool boardwalk trails - all work magically together to create a very unique destination. Around every bend is another beautiful view. We will walk through some touristic routes to fully admire Mother nature’s finest work. Be prepared to ooh and aah and take lots of photos.

Alternative Option 2: Tour to the castle Veliki Tabor and the castle Trakoscan (including transfer, guidance, entrance fees).

Our first stop for today is one of the most beautiful Croatian fortresses - Veliki Tabor. Built by Croatian nobility in the 16th century, it is a romantic collage of towers and tiny windows. It was originally built as a fortress with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Among the owners was a famous Croatian painter, Oton Ivekovic, whose brush depicted the castle and the picturesque scenery around in numerous paintings.

Then we reach the fairytale castle Trakoscan. You will feel the romantic atmosphere of this place. The first written mention of the Trakoscan castle dates back to the XIV century (1334). The small citadel served as an observation post. Over the centuries, the castle was rebuilt several times and became more beautiful. The modern look of Trakoscan is usually attributed to neo-gothic (romantic stylistics). Beautiful romantic gardens and a large lake in front of the castle are something you should not miss. In the afternoon we come back to Zagreb, where you can still have some time to explore the city by yourself.


Tour Price
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation (The price is based on 3* accommodation. 4* hotels can be organised if requested for an extra cost).  
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• Accommodation for 3 nights with Breakfast (Twin Share) 
• All transfers throughout the stay 
• English speaking guide / English speaking city tours
• Tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary 
• Transfer to and from the airport

• International airfare
• Travel Insurance
• Airport taxes and charges
• Any Private Expenses
• Meals not mentioned (Lunch & Dinner)
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service, Laundry
• Tip to Guide/Driver, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

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