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A city with a million hearts. Zagreb has managed to preserve its soul as well as its cultural and historical heritage.

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Zagreb Sights

Zagreb lies on the intersection between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. It is the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Start in the Baroque atmosphere of Zagreb's Upper Town, but don't stop there. Check out the open-air markets, impressive architecture, museums and tasty cuisine. Zagreb is a city of green parks and walks. It has a horseshoe of urban greenery that starts at Ban Josip Jelacic Square. There are many places to visit in the beautiful surroundings too.

Zagreb Tourism

Gornji grad, (Upper Town) and Donji grad (Lower Town) are the hubs of Zagreb. This is where you'll find most of the restaurants, bars and tourist sights. Zagreb started out as two medieval fortress towns overlooking the Sava River. It had a renaissance in the Baroque period. That's when it became a trading center. That's because its location connects Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea. These days, Zagreb is the heart of Croatian culture, art, sports, and academics. But it reveres its past. The city's mix of medieval towers, palaces, squares and churches make Zagreb a lovely city to explore. You'll love Zagreb, and we recommend it for any Croatian holiday. It's the perfect place to start exploring the Adriatic, including Zadar, Plitvice, Dubrovnik and other great destinations.

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Jake, Doreen & Margot

Jake, Doreen & Margot

Minnesota

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Anita & Matt

Anita & Matt

Chicago, IL

Where to stay in Zagreb

We have a hand-picked selection of Zagreb hotels, B&Bs and apartments all located in the center of the city for maximum convenience of sightseeing. With everything from 3 to 5 star hotels and self-catering apartments, you'll find we offer a full range of options for all budgets and tastes. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Zagreb

A city tour offers the best way to get to know Zagreb, a skilled guide can bring the place to life far better than any book. If you have a little more time in Zagreb, the city offers numerous possibilities that might surprise. The lake Jarun, in the south west of the city has a beach and hikers can take a tram to the end of the line northwards and climb up to Slijeme, Zagreb's local ski resort. Why not soak up a little culture too? As Croatia's capital, Zagreb is the place to be for concerts, ballet and opera. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.


Lidija
Zagreb City Host and Adriatic Destination Manager

What I love about Zagreb...

“As Croatia's capital, Zagreb is always very lively city, but my favourite time in Zagreb is spring. Being a very green city with lots of parks and people having flowers at every possible place, it is extremly beautiful this time of year. Magnolia trees everywhere, their petals flying around on a light breeze and the whole city living outside, on the streets, in cafes, markets, it's like everything wakes up at once. And, despite being a big city... it has the fragrance of the thousands of roses people plant in their yards and on their balconies.”

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Zagreb

Spend some time in Zagreb on a tour that takes in other cities in Croatia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Zagreb and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Croatia Christmas Markets Tour

You might not immediately think "Croatia" when you're thinking about Europe's Christmas Markets but Zagreb has won best Christmas market in Europe two years in a row already and is looking good for a repeat performance. Add in the fact that Split and Dubrivnik are upping their game too and the locals are loving it and you have the perfect recipe for advent with a little sunshine. read full itinerary

Croatia Top to Bottom in 11 Days

Get a real flavor of Croatia on this 11 day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik seeing all of the country's highlights and tasting the very best of its regional cuisines. You'll visit Rovinj, Plitvice, Split and Hvar along the way, giving a real mix of scenery and sights. read full itinerary

Croatia and neighboring countries

10 Days Highlights of ex-Yugoslavia Tour

Discover some of the less-visited parts of the Balkans on a self-drive trip that will reward your adventurous spirit with warm welcomes, great food and spectacular sights. Start your exploration in Zagreb, then head to the capital of the former Yugoslavia, Belgrade. From there you'll be going south into Bosnia & Herzegovina with stops in Sarajevo and Mostar, before dipping into Montengro for a couple of nights in UNESCO-listed Kotor then dropping the car off at Dubrovnik airport. read full itinerary

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