Free Zagreb Upper and Lower Town Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Marina
Quality Verified Registered on October 28, 2022

Hello, dear walkers! I am a local guide, born, grew up, and live in Zagreb all my life - in the same city, but in two countries :-) In 2009 I become a licensed tourist guide for Zagreb city and Zagreb County, in English and Croatian languages. Since then, I have been conveying this love for Zagreb to people from all over the world, presenting my city through interesting stories and facts, with fun, but in professional way. As a big fan of travel, I got a chance to know many countries on almost all continents, but every time I return to my city, I fall in love with it again.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Immerse yourself in the history, culture, and everyday life of Croatia's capital. 

See the most important landmarks of Zagreb Upper Town (built during medivial time) and Lower Town (built on turn of centiries 19th to 20th) and listen to nice, uncommon and interesting stories. 

Feel the warmth of local people alongside your guide who was born, grew up, and lives in Zagreb all her life - in the same city, but in two countries :-)

The tour includes:

Lower town  

  • Europe Square - meeting point of the tour
    • introduction including basic information and data on Zagreb and Croatia  
  • Ban Jelacic Square
    • story about Ban Jelacic and his horse
    • the most popular legend that tells how Zagreb got a name
  • Oktogon
    • passageway built at the turn of century (19th to 20th)   
    • story about the tie (kravata)
  • Ilica Street 
    • the most popular shopping street of Zagreb Lower town 

Upper town 

  • Funicular
    • story about the shortest funicular in the world
  • Lotrscak Tower  
    • old medieval tower with a cannon still in everyday use
  • St. Catherine's Square 
    • with a nice baroque church and the oldest high school in Zagreb 
  • Plateau Gradec – the best view on Zagreb Cathedral - main Roman Catholic church in Croatia  
  • St. Mark's Square
    • with the church of St. Mark, the Croatian Parliament, and the Seat of the Croatian government
  • Stone Gate 
    • only preserved gate to the old medieval town
    • story about an old painting
  • Tkalciceva Street 
    • nowadays a pedestrian street full of cafes, bars, pubs, and restaurants 
    • find out what this street was famous for in the past time – you might be surprised :-)

The tour ends in Tkalciceva Street, close to the main Zagreb square - Ban Jelacic Square  

Let's walk, talk, and have fun together :-)
Your Zagreb guru guide, Marina

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Europski trg, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
    Europski trg, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
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    Europski trg (European Square) - in the middle of the square, at the Monument to Croatia's entry into the EU in 2013 - you can recognize me by red bag and the tour guide badge

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Cvjetni trg
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Kula Lotrščak
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Katarinin trg
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Trg Svetog Marka
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Kamenita vrata
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Tkalčićeva ulica
  • 10
    Outside visit
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Zagrebačka katedrala

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Joseph 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
It was a very entertaining tour. Had so much fun. The size of the group was perfect and we got to know each other well. Marina was very thorough with her explanations and we had so much fun during our tour.
brian 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Very informative and gives a good view point of the locals
Jaimee 13 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Marina was an extremely knowledgeable guide and made the tour a personalised experience. A brilliant tour to experience Zagreb, we learnt so much and are very glad we went on the tour for our one day there.
Wendy 12 Sep 2023
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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Really nice walk, Marina had all the information you can ask for. We saw all the main sites. The small group size of this tour is definitely a bonus.
Jasmin 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Marina is an amazing tour guide. We were in the lucky position to have a private tour with Marina and spent nearly 3 hours with her. Her knowledge about Zagreb, the history, Croatia,… is huge and she loves sharing this information during the tour. Thanks also for all the advices what to do in Zagreb, where to eat, what to visit,… We would definitely advise everybody to do a tour with Marina!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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