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Our most recommended Central Croatia Educational Activities

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

1. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Discover how it was to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history on this walking tour with a local guide. Get a closer look at the Croatian Homeland War as you visit sights such as a basement used as a shelter during air raids. First, visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia, and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War. The tour finishes in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb. Learn about the details of the Homeland War presented through a video presentation.

Zagreb: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum Ticket

2. Zagreb: Nikola Tesla Technical Museum Ticket

Experience the technology of the past and play with the idea of how it may impacts the present and future of our lives. Walk through the underground mine and witness the visionary ideas of Nikola Tesla by participating in interactive demonstrations in Tesla's cabinet. Visit the permanent exhibition that features thematic units such as: - Transformation of energy - Aeroplane engines - Transportation department - Firefighting - Geology and oil - Geodetics - Cadastre - The mine - Demonstration laboratory - Radioactive waste - Astronautics and Planetarium - Foundations of agriculture - Apiary - Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency

Zagreb: 3–Hour Classic Bike Tour

3. Zagreb: 3–Hour Classic Bike Tour

Discover the basic sights and attractions Zagreb has to offer to its guests. Your local guides will tell you all you need to know about modern-day Zagreb and the way people live and spend their time. Choose between a morning or an afternoon tour. Start your adventure from the supplier's shop, where your guide and bike will be waiting for you. Explore the magnificent old buildings of the Upper Town, and reward yourself with a nice descent towards the Lower Town. Learn the details of incredible events and people who shaped Zagreb into this beautiful mid-European capital.  Pick up a bottle of spring water before the tour so you can refresh yourself at any time, and stop for a break in the middle of the tour to have a free espresso like locals, and with locals! Find out about the best spots for dinner, shopping, romantic walks, trendy places, and other sightseeing opportunities.

Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

4. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Cycle Back to Socialism Tour

5. Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Cycle Back to Socialism Tour

After meeting for the beginning of your tour in the city center, you will begin your lovely adventure. From here, cycle through the lower town, partially strolling the Green Horseshoe area, as the neighboring landscape transforms to a completely different surrounding. You will witness a very sudden change in the blink of eye. Crossing the river will cause you to enter the Balkan zone, safely cycling on long ago established cycling lanes. Here you'll get to see the development of the city since the post-World War II era, mainly through that "mystical" time of communism, seeing how it breathes today as it remains the main housing area of Zagreb. New Zagreb is currently also a cradle of a very vivacious Croatian contemporary art scene. You will cycle through the "sleeping over" area of the city, check the Contemporary Art Museum and shady and often very peaceful Bundek park with lakes. While cycling back over the bridge you'll have one of the loveliest sights on the city, and realize why Zagreb is such a city to love, complete with the mountains in the background.

Veliki Tabor Castle and Swimming Pool Complex Tuhelj

6. Veliki Tabor Castle and Swimming Pool Complex Tuhelj

Hop in an air-conditioned vehicle for a drive towards Veliki Tabor. Your guide will share interesting stories about Croatia and give you a great overview of the country and its rich history.  Explore Veliki Tabor, one of the most attractive and best preserved late Gothic-Renaissance castles in Croatia, mainly built by the noble Ratkaj family in the 16th century. Enjoy enchanting vistas from its mighty structure and discover the story about the beautiful Veronika Desinicka who allegedly was walled up into the castle. After exploring the castle enjoy a snack at a traditional local restaurant. After your snack, you will go to Water Planet in Terme Tuhelj to enjoy some fun in the swimming pool complex before returning to Zagreb. 

Croatia Day Trip From Vienna Including the Capital Zagreb

7. Croatia Day Trip From Vienna Including the Capital Zagreb

Your trip will begin with an early pick up from your hotel in Vienna. As you sit back and relax, enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Croatia. Your first stop will be Graz, a charming town where you will have time for breakfast and coffee. After Graz you will continue on to Maribor in Slovenia and then on to your final stop, Zagreb. As you arrive in Zagreb, your local guide will await to take you on a guided walk through the streets of Zagreb and tell you all about the history, legends, and battles that once happened in this area. You will walk up to Ban Jelacic Square, dedicated to the governor in the middle of 19th century who abolished serfdom and convened the first elections for the Croatian Parliament. Continue your walk to Tkalciceva Street to see the Cathedral, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church, Zrinjevac, and many more sights. Don’t forget to ask your guide about the legend of the hidden gold under Zagreb which is kept by a sleeping dragon! After your sightseeing tour, enjoy some free time for lunch and discovering Zagreb on your own. After the tour has finished you will be taken back to your hotel in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Central Croatia

What a wonderful tour! Alida was a very knowledgable guide who has shown us Zagreb in a different light. If you are interested in learning more about modern day Zagreb, as well as more recent history - then this is the right tour for you. The bikes are new and great too and it was a very enjoyable afternoon! Highly recommended.

I dont have words to describe this tour. it was one of the best guided tours in my life, thanks to our guide Kathy. Worth the money. if you wanna learn about the war history since 1914 in Croatia, do this tour with hesitation.

You will understand and know Croatia and it people if you get know some of it history... This tour helps you feel croatians....I'm thankful for that!!!

Our excellent guide, Ivana, navigated us through the history of the region from Austria-Hungary to present day. A must for everyone!

The guide was very good. She explained everything so well, had visual things to show us maps and pictures which was very nice.