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Lower Town (Donji Grad) Tours

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Lower Town (Donji Grad)
Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, is divided into two parts, Lower Town (Donji Grad) and Upper Town (Gornji Grad). The modern center of Zagreb, Lower Town is home to several museums, gardens, and historic buildings. Among the highlights is Lenuci’s Horseshoe, a series of seven interconnected parks that encircle the district’s top sights. 

The Basics
The best way to explore Lower Town is on foot. Take a guided walking tour to see the district’s highlights and learn about Zagreb’s rich history from a local guide. Zagreb is also bike friendly, so book a guided bike tour to see more of the city than you could in a day on foot. Most sightseeing tours of Zagreb include a visit to both Donji Grad and Gornji Grad.   

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for lots of walking.
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi at Ban Jelačić Square and cafés across Lower Town.
  • The Zagreb tram is the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city.
  • Don’t miss the Dolac Market, Zagreb’s most popular farmers market, open daily. 
  • Lower Town is known for its vibrant coffee culture, so make time to enjoy a cup on one of the many café terraces. 

How to Get There
Located in the center of Zagreb, Lower Town can be reached on foot or by car, bus, bike, or tram, or by funicular from Gornji Grad. Trams are by far the easiest and most efficient way to travel around Zagreb. Most tram lines lead to the city center, making it easy to arrive in Donji Grad from nearly anywhere in Zagreb. 

When to Get There
If you’re looking for warmer temperatures, April through September are the best months to visit. Rain is common in early spring, and Zagreb gets its fair share of snow and sub-zero temps during the winter months. Several music, theater, and film festivals rock downtown Zagreb during the summer months, making it a particularly lively time to visit. Winter is also a festive time, with numerous holiday festivities and Advent-themed tours. 

Walking Lenuci’s Horseshoe 
Brainchild of 19th-century urban planner Milan Lenuci, Lenuci’s Horseshoe is a U-shaped network of seven landscaped park squares in the center of Lower Town. Walking Lenuci’s Horseshoe is one of the best ways to explore lower Zagreb. Along the route you’ll pass lovely landscaped parks, several museums and monuments, and important landmarks such as the Croatian National Theater and the Academy of Dramatic Art.  
Address: Donji Grad, Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb Half-Day Tour - Small Group Drive and Walking Tour

Zagreb Half-Day Tour - Small Group Drive and Walking Tour

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See Zagreb highlights on a 3.5 hours, small-group tour (up to 15 participants) with a local guide, and explore the city by car and on foot. Learn about Zagreb history and culture as you take in architectural landmarks, the Mirogoj Cemetery, and the cobblestone streets of Upper Town. This 3.5 hours Zagreb tour includes pickup at centrally-located hotels and tickets on the historic Funicular Railway, and departure times are available throughout the day.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$82.81
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All of Zagreb Bike Tour

All of Zagreb Bike Tour

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Discover Zagreb old and new, and see many of the city’s main attractions, when you sign on for this half-day bike tour of the Croatian capital. Meet your guide in central Zagreb, and grab your bikes and helmets before heading off on your trip around town. Tackle the hills to reach Zagreb’s historical Upper Town, see the neoclassical splendor of its Lower Town, and bike to the city’s most modern districts, too. As you go, learn more about the city and its landmarks from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$67.30
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$67.30
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Zagreb Highlights Small-Group Biking Tour with Guide

Zagreb Highlights Small-Group Biking Tour with Guide

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Hop in the saddle for a bike tour of ancient Zagreb, led by your own private guide. Perfect if you want to discover the city without a large tour group, the experience showcases the sights and history of Zagreb’s Upper and Lower towns with as many stops as you like. You’ll hear the stories behind the Bloody Bridge and Stone Gate, and get tips for the best beer or brandy in town.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$43.42
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Private 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Zagreb

Private 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour of Zagreb

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Get up close and personal with Zagreb’s lovely scenery, and immerse yourself in the buzzing pace of city life, on this private walking tour. Pick a time that works best for you, find your guide at a centrally located meeting point, and set off. You’ll stroll through the centuries-old streets of the Upper Town, and will spy landmarks like the Stone Gate, Zagreb Cathedral, and Museum of Broken Relationships. You’ll also venture to the Lower Town for additional sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$30.53
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Private Walking Tour of Zagreb with Art Historian Guide

Private Walking Tour of Zagreb with Art Historian Guide

Walk around the city in a company of your private guide and explore the diverse array of influences and styles that formed the present day Zagreb. This tour will give you a general introduction to the main periods and styles of Zagreb architecture. Starting from the medieval times best represented in church architecture, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, historicist interventions to 20th century structures in the historical core of the city. Besides topography and architectural elements you will meet important persons of Zagreb through public sculptures and learn about their authors. Your guide will also draw attention to some of the best museums in Zagreb as you pass by and give insight into ongoing exhibitions. At the end of our walk, you will come away with a deeper understanding of Zagreb its history, art and architecture.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Private Zagreb bike tour

Private Zagreb bike tour

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Have only a limited amount of time to explore Zagreb? This private bicycle tour offers a perfectly speedy introduction to the city’s charms. With just your private guide for company, set off at a time that’s most convenient for you. Head to Zagreb’s hilly Upper Town to see attractions like its centuries-old Stone Gate, and glimpse picturesque landmarks like the Croatian Parliament and the National Theatre as you speed along its Lower Town. As you go, learn the stories behind the sights from your guide’s commentary.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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$73.82
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Zagreb romantic tour

Zagreb romantic tour

Whant to be romantic? Show your partner how! Enjoy in our Zagreb romantic tour with our Zastava 750, Fićo, in Zagreb Lower and Upper Town sightseeing tour. Experience Romantic Zagreb from our Fićo littlle time machine by night. Your driver will also, take a picture of you, tell you everything you need to know about romantic history and legends of Zagreb Upper Town. Finish your tour with nice romantic dinner with candles. This tour perfectly combines the principles romantic, tourism and adventurous sightseeing city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Zagreb

2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Zagreb

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Take in the highlights of the Croatian capital on a 2-hour walking tour and enjoy the undivided attention of a private guide. Ride the funicular between the Upper and Lower Towns; visit Floral Square, Zagreb Cathedral, and the Stone Gate; soak up the atmosphere at Dolac Market; and explore the museum quarter of Gradec.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb with Drop-off in Zadar

Private Tour to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb with Drop-off in Zadar

Skip the lines at a national park on your way from Zagreb to Zadar on this private tour. Depart from your hotel in Zagreb and explore the city with your guide. Stop in Turanj and the village of Rastoke. Then continue to Plitvice National Park, where you can stroll around the turquoise lakes and go on a boat ride. The tour ends when you arrive at your accommodation in Zadar.
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  • 12 hours
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$260.27
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Back to Socialism Bike Tour

Back to Socialism Bike Tour

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See a side of Zagreb that many tourists miss, and get acquainted with the Croatian capital’s recent political history, on a small-group biking tour of the city. You’ll be heading south of the Sava River, where the city’s neoclassical buildings give way to utilitarian architecture that’s evidence of its Socialist past. Choose between morning or afternoon departure times, meet your guide in the city center, and grab your bike. As you go, you’ll also see pretty Bundek Park, bypass The Museum of Contemporary Art, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$43.42
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Zagreb Tour with visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships & Observation Deck

Zagreb Tour with visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships & Observation Deck

Discover Zagreb accompanied by a licensed local guide who knows the city intimately and will adapt your experience to make it memorable. You will see all the highlights of the city including the Green Horseshoe of Zagreb, the Cathedral, the historical Upper Town and the Museum of Broken Relationships. In addition to hearing about history and the hidden gems of the city, enjoy a snack and a cup of coffee at Zagreb 360° Observation Deck.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$118.30
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Zagreb guided walking Christmas market tour with food tasting

Zagreb guided walking Christmas market tour with food tasting

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Meet with us at the Main square of Zagreb - Ban Jelačić square and let us take you on a journey through traditional customs of this area while exploring the stalls scattered throughout the Upper and Lower town. Enjoy trying typical cuisine on each of the four stops we will make and learn more on the rich past and present that Zagreb holds. The festive spirit which can be felt in every corner of the city will provide an amazing scenery for our tales as well as indulging in all the food delicacies offered.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Zagreb tour with full renovated Fićo

Zagreb tour with full renovated Fićo

This exclusive tourist tour enables you to enjoy a private pursuit for Zagreb's past. And what is so special? You will experience this, no more or no less, in the most popular oldtimer in this area – Fićek! Fićo is actually the glorious Zastava 750, a car from the '60s. It was originally designed per Italian Fiat. One interesting fact is that the German VW Buba had an influence on Fićo's appearance too. Fićo was until the '80s for Yugoslavia the same as the Trabant for DDR, Spaček for France or Mini Morris for Britain in the '60s. All public services were driving Fićo, while the older generations tried out their first driving experience right in this car. It was the car that helped boys to court girls, the car in which you had your first kiss, and the car that took you fishing or at the sea.
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  • 2 hours
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Zagreb Private Arrival Airport Transfer and City Tour

Zagreb Private Arrival Airport Transfer and City Tour

Make the most of your time in Zagreb by booking this private arrival transfer that includes a city orientation tour. You and your party will be met at your flight and helped with your luggage, then transferred to your hotel. Embark on a city tour to get an overview of Zagreb with guided commentary and decide where you might want to explore further later.
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  • 4 hours
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$146.70
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Zagreb and Cazma Private Christmas Fairytale Tour

Zagreb and Cazma Private Christmas Fairytale Tour

Soak up the Croatian holiday spirit with a private tour of the most festive places around Zagreb. Explore the capital’s landmarks by car and by foot before visiting the cheerful Christmas market, voted the best in Europe in 2016. Continue the festivities with a drive to the village of Cazma, where the annual ‘Christmas Fairytale’ delights visitors with country-style holiday traditions, food stalls, and elaborate decorations featuring more than 2 million colorful lights.
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  • 6 hours
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$136.45
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Best of Croatia 7-Day Private Tour with Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik

Best of Croatia 7-Day Private Tour with Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik

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Spend seven days exploring Croatia's highlights (and Bosnia and Herzegovina) on this guided tour, which takes care of all the details and provides round-trip transportation. Planning an extended tour with multiple stops on your own may be difficult and time-consuming; this tour arranges everything in advance so you can just enjoy the experience. Highlights include Zagreb city, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Hvar, Dubrovnik, and the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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  • 7 days
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$1,987.50
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Opatija, Rijeka, Trsat and Lovran Private tour from Zagreb

Opatija, Rijeka, Trsat and Lovran Private tour from Zagreb

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Spare time in Zagreb? Then widen your sightseeing to Croatia’s northern coast with this private Opatija and Rijeka day trip. Customize your itinerary around your preferences, and head first to Opatija, dubbed the ‘Pearl of Adriatic.’ Soak up the atmosphere, flower-line promenades, and Habsburg-era architecture of this riviera town and then explore medieval seaside Lovran and hilltop Trsat Castle at Rijeka. Private air-conditioned transport, private guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.36
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$170.36
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Private Guided City Tour to Zagreb with Funicular Ride

Private Guided City Tour to Zagreb with Funicular Ride

I have spent 10 beautiful years working as a guide. I love my job, I love my city Zagreb and I love people. As I like interacting with people from all over the world, I always have a personal approach to my guests and I always reveal my personal city an country experiences. My idea of a tour is that for 100 different people I offer 100 different tours. Enjoy this private and unique 2 hours walking city tour. I am looking forward to welcoming you to my city. Our tour will start from the main square, from where we will continue to the upper town by using funicular. We will explore the oldest part of the city, St Mark’s square, Catherine’s square, Stone gate, take a walk along the most popular Zagreb’s street Tkalciceva and visit the most popular Zagreb’s market Dolac. We will visit the most beautiful church in Croatia: Zagreb’s Cathedral. We will pass through European Union square and for the end explore Zagreb’s lower town. See you soon
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  • 2 hours
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$61.52
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Green Ways of Zagreb Walking Tour

Green Ways of Zagreb Walking Tour

Zagreb visitors discover not only a bustling city replete with historic buildings and walkable streets, but numerous green spaces dotting the city. Discover the best parks and squares on this guided walking tour to some of the Lower Town's most beautiful green spaces, known as the Green Horseshoe. Along the way, see many of the city's celebrated buildings, and hop a ride on the blue tram—with a ticket included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.04
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