A stunning European capital, Zagreb holidays are ideal for those wanting to explore history, culture, some of the world’s best cuisine and lots of activities. Located in north-west Croatia, close to the country’s border with Slovenia this is a capital often overlooked but ideal for a city break without having to break the budget. Here you’ll find bars and clubs galore, mixed in with fascinating communist and Austrian architecture, shops and boutiques ideal for picking up a bargain and museums which will take you back into times gone by.
There’s so much to do on a city break to Zagreb, it’s hard to fit it all in to just one holiday. From here you can explore stunning Croatian churches, galleries and buildings, hit the museums for a more in depth insight into times gone by, or just sit in one of many restaurants and watch the world go by as you enjoy some delicious traditional fare. If you prefer to explore there are parks with beautiful gardens, as well as art galleries, squares and beautiful old streets to walk through. Or simply spend your evenings – and nights – partying to pop hits, electro music or live bands.
Zagreb holidays are perfect for foodies and fussy eaters alike. Here you’ll find a wide selection of choices, from fine dining to budget-friendly cheap eats. Enjoy traditional Croatian food, including ham and cheese sourced from local farms, stunning seafood dishes and hearty stews and potato dishes, or try just about any international cuisine during your stay. A trip to Zagreb allows you to try Mediterranean in the morning, Greek for lunch and sushi for dinner. Or you could opt for pizza and pasta, pub grub from home, Chinese or even Japanese. Listen to the beautiful tinkling of a piano as you enjoy pretty green gardens lit up with fairy lights, enjoy the relaxing and upmarket atmosphere of the fine dining restaurants, head to a traditional taverna for a taste of Croatian hospitality or wander the pretty cobbled streets with a kebab in hand. Whatever you choose you’re sure to love Zagreb.
Families will love the huge variety of things to do in Zagreb, whether travelling with little ones who need constant entertainment or older children who are happy to soak up the culture and atmosphere of a holiday in Zagreb. Kids will love wandering through the many parks of the city, stopping off for child-friendly meals at one of the many restaurants and cafés you’ll find dotted through its streets. If you prefer to learn all about the country and its history there is a large range of museums available, including the Archaeological Museum, Museum of Native Art, the City Museum and more. Alternatively, why not take a tour of the surrounding countryside or across to the lakes in neighbouring Slovenia?
The countryside surrounding Zagreb city is full of stunning lakes, hills, mountains and forests, making this the ideal place for those who enjoy day trips and want to pack in some adventure. Head into Slovenia for the day and explore its lakes and unique culture, or why not head into the mountains with hiking and mountain biking excursions? Room Escape Games are perfect for those with excess energy, or you could head to the beach, just over two hours away, and hit the waves with sailing, jet skiing and more.
Zagreb holidays aren’t known for their plentiful beaches and sunbathing opportunities, but just a couple of hours away by car you’ll find Istria County which is home to some truly stunning stretches of sand. From here Pula is a great choice, with crystal clear waters perfect for sports and activities, as well as beautiful golden sands which stretch out for miles. Those who like to simply relax can order cocktails, drinks and snacks straight to their lounger or just take in the underwater world with a snorkelling trip.
Croatia has recently upped its game in the world of fine wines, and a holiday to Zagreb is the perfect opportunity to taste your way through them all. You’ll find plenty of wine bars dotted throughout the city, or you could head into the lush countryside which surrounds the city and take a wine tour. This gives you the opportunity to taste lots of delicious varieties of wine while learning all about the process and how it’s made. If you prefer a cool beer or exotic cocktail there are plenty of choices for you in the city as well. Head to a cosy Croatian bar for live music and a lively atmosphere, or hit the modern clubs and dance the night away until the early hours of the morning. Whether you’re into pop or house music you’re sure to find your perfect dancefloor.
Whether you want to indulge in some retail therapy, hit all of the clubs and bars, take in the culture and history or simply relax and wander through the streets stopping off in cafés and restaurants where you can watch the world go by, there’s something for you on a Zagreb couples' holiday. Head to one of the many museums and learn about art, culture, history or ancient times, book a wine tour and admire the stunning countryside as you learn about this Croatian favourite or book yourselves onto a walking tour and make the most of this truly incredible city. And if you prefer to truly indulge why not book massages and other treatments at one of the city’s spas?
Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia and the perfect place to go if you want to learn more about the culture and history of this unique country. There is a huge range of museums to try, from archaeological to art and history, or you could simply wander the streets and take in the stunning architecture. If you prefer parks and open spaces there are beautiful squares and landscaped gardens, or you could dine al fresco and watch the interesting locals as they go about their day. Whatever you choose there’s plenty to be explored on holidays in Zagreb.