After your Adriatic cruise, relax at some of the Croatian capital’s many street cafes, stroll the public gardens, and enjoy a guided tour of the centuries-old Upper Town, where the medieval religious village of Kaptol merged with the secular fortress town Gradec to form Zagreb in the mid-19th century.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations: for 4 nights in Zagreb at the Superior First-Class Best Western Astoria Hotel or the First-Class Palace Hotel
- 4 meals: 4 breakfasts
- Included tour: Zagreb
- Exclusive service of a Grand Circle hospitality representative
- All transfers
Fly from the U.S. to Zagreb, Croatia.
A Grand Circle representative will meet you at the airport for your transfer to your hotel. Then enjoy an orientation walk through the area around the hotel.
This morning after breakfast, your Hospitality Desk Representative will give you a brief orientation tour of the area around your hotel, followed by a Zagreb city tour. Like many medieval cities, Zagreb includes an Upper and Lower Town. Your included city tour starts in the Lower Town (Donji Grad), where you’ll see many of the city’s civic and historic monuments. Once you reach Upper Town, the tour will focus on Zagreb’s medieval landmarks, such as its stone gates and St. Mark’s Church. Your walk ends at the Square of Ban Jelacic (Trg Bana Jelacic), the city’s hub.
The square where your tour ends offers many cafes to choose from for lunch on your own. Your afternoon is then free to continue independent exploration from this central location.
Dinner is on your own this evening.
Today, explore Zagreb and its environs on your own. You might enjoy lunch on your own at any of several cafes in the square.
Or, join us for an optional excursion to the lovely Baroque city of Varazdin. For centuries, this was the home of several aristocratic families, who built magnificent palaces and churches that continue to grace the city today. Varazdin’s centerpiece is its castle, surrounded by a moat and entered via drawbridge, which is now a museum featuring antique furniture from different eras. Begun in the twelfth century, the castle was still used as a seat of local government until 1925, and is set in a park with striking landscaping. This optional tour includes lunch.
Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.
Take advantage of a free day to make your own discoveries. Perhaps you'll visit the Croatian Museum of Natural Sciences, which has a unique exhibit displaying the most extensive remains of a Neanderthal Man ever found on one site. Or delve into regional history at the Croatian Historical Museum and the Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Enjoy another day to explore on your own. This evening, meet the rest of your small group and begin your Cruising the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina Small Ship Cruise Tour.