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Zagreb Christmas Markets

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Zagreb, Croatia

Trip Length

3 days

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January, December
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Zagreb Christmas Markets

If you are planning to jump on a plane and travel this year during the Advent season, Advent in Zagreb should be at the top of your list. This is because Zagreb has won the award for Best Christmas Market Destination in Europe three years in a row now 2016,2017,2018. Zagreb is a magical place during the Christmas Advent. It truly turns into a winter wonderland. The city comes to life with the lovely sounds of jingle bells, and Christmas classics played all over the city. There are various concerts and musicals, performances, workshops, and exhibitions for kids and people of all ages. Not to mention the abundance of food offered on literally every corner of the street. Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh fritters, homemade sausages are just a few that come to mind. There is an exhibition for literally everyone, and all of it is super-affordable, if not completely free. Travel with friends or family.

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If you are planning to jump on a plane and travel this year during the Advent season, Advent in Zagreb should be at the top of your list. This is because Zagreb has won the award for Best Christmas Market Destination in Europe three years in a row now 2016,2017,2018. Zagreb is a magical place during the Christmas Advent. It truly turns into a winter wonderland. The city comes to life with the lovely sounds of jingle bells, and Christmas classics played all over the city. There are various concerts and musicals, performances, workshops, and exhibitions for kids and people of all ages. Not to mention the abundance of food offered on literally every corner of the street. Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, fresh fritters, homemade sausages are just a few that come to mind. There is an exhibition for literally everyone, and all of it is super-affordable, if not completely free. Travel with friends or family.

Itinerary

Day 1

Zagreb the city of million hearts.

Welcome to Zagreb, city of a million hearts. Our guide will pick you up at the airport and drop you off at your hotel. After check in, get ready for an urban adventure. Whilst walking around the city, we will show you all the major sites and give you some history and cultural experiences along the way.

Explore the Upper and Lower Town, walk through the parks, discover the wonders sprinkled along the way and hear the untold secrets.

At this time of the year, the whole city centre is turned into Christmas fairy-tale. We take this opportunity to see what is happening in which area regarding Christmas markets. Each Park and Square is decorated in a unique theme, so you will know exactly where to go later in the evening when you find your way back to the markets.

When trip finishes you will have better understanding of Zagreb landmarks, a greater appreciation of the history of this beautiful city, and more confidence navigating on your own as we show you some of the hidden authentic spots Zagreb has to offer.

A delight for food and wine enthusiasts, those seeking a cultural experience and enjoying what the festive season has to offer.

We take this opportunity to see what is happening in which area regarding Christmas markets.

Activities

  • Walking

Accommodation

Hotel including breakfast

Day 2

Customise & choose what suites you

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and take you to an epic day trip. You have the choice to either;

Capture the spirit of magical park, from the hustle and bustle of City of Zagreb to the natural beauty of Plitvice lakes. The park is made up 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls.
Or

Drive to the coast and visit OPATIJA Riviera "Birthplace of Croatian tourism". Opatija, a magnificent coastal town on the Adriatic Sea and a well-known 19th-century health resort, is today a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. A mild and pleasant climate makes Opatija a perfect destination all year long. Opatija is surrounded by charming small towns characterised by narrow streets and a rich history. Opatija boasts numerous places of interest. The town’s streets are filled with houses distinguished by a specific architecture and with villas from the Habsburg period. During the advent period Opatia also turns into amazing Christmas fairytale, experience more Christmas Markets!

Enjoy the evening in Zagreb so that you have more time to explore and enjoy the amazing food and wine that Croatia has to offer.

After breakfast our guide will pick you up and take you to an epic day trip.

Optional Activities

  • Christmas Markets
  • Plitvice Lakes

Accommodation

Hotel including breakfast

Day 3

Enjoy the energetic city of Zagreb.

Zagreb is Croatia’s cultural, scientific, economy, political and administrative centre but also a thriving and energetic city.

Zagreb hosts some of its top (and quirkiest) museums, shopping, dining, and cafe culture. The city is made for wandering, with most of its main things to do found in the city centre. Experience a great culture, enjoy shopping or enjoy a wander around on your final day.

Zagreb hosts some of its top (and quirkiest) museums, shopping, dining, and cafe culture.

Optional Activities

  • Shopping

What's Included

Accommodation

Hotel 4 star in the city

Ground Transport

Transfers to and from the airport are included

Flights

Flights are excluded

Meals

Breakfast included

Created by
Goran Šoštaric

I'm Goran, born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia. A History teacher who combined his passion for travels and history by becoming a Trip leader in Europe. After years spent on the "road", I have started my own tour agency. The idea for opening Pathfinder Tourist Agency comes from the desire for gathering a team of people with the interest for travelling, history, culture, languages and diversity, eager to share their knowledge and experience with others. Our mission is not only to show beauties of Croatia's city's and nature but also to make sure that you take home piece of our country’s traditions, culture and history. We are passionate about sustainable tourism and ensuring that we support our community and the environment by partnering with local businesses and people. Exploring Croatia with us is not just driving around by bus and sightseeing, but also being activate along the way. By being experts in what we do we make sure that our itineraries are active and authentic. With us you will raft on rivers, hike through national parks, hunt truffles with dogs, drive quad bikes, do walking tours of historic cities, enjoying beaches and make unforgettable memories. Take a trip with Pathfinder, and see the difference for yourself.

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