This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route, as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins, and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands.
Zagreb is roughly divided into two separate parts: Upper Town and Lower Town. Expanded from two medieval settlements, Kaptol and Gradec, these two districts create an authentic Central European city. The Upper Town sits atop a hill overlooking the city and features medieval architecture. The Lower Town sits at the base of the hill, mostly expanded by the Austro-Hungarian Empire to create a southern hub of art, education, and industry. Here is where you'll find the main train station, established to connect Zagreb to other regional cities.
As you stroll through both areas of Zagreb, you'll learn interesting facts and stories about local history and culture. Some highlights include the Gothic cathedral, Dolac market beloved by local shoppers, the medieval St. Mark’s Church, and the House of Parliament. You'll also enjoy the Stone Doors, Croatian National Theater, Zrinjevac Park, and, of course, Ban Jelacic Square, the heart of the city.
For a break from sightseeing, stop at the popular restaurant La Struk for traditional strukli. It's a one-of-a-kind cafe that only serves this traditional Croatian specialty.
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Itineraries with Walking Tour of Zagreb (+ Strukli)
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