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Top Day Trips from Zagreb

By Viator, January 2018

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With so many travelers heading to the coastal beaches and island resorts, it’s easy to overlook the sights of inland Croatia, but there’s plenty to see in and around the capital. Popular day trips from Zagreb include the medieval town of Samobor, renowned for its fine dining options and delicious local desserts, as well as the abundance of hiking opportunities in the surrounding Samobor Mountains, and the historic town of Karlovac, also a hotspot for rafting and kayaking.

Stretching north of Zagreb to the Slovene border, the picturesque Zagorje hinterlands are a patchwork of rolling vineyards and traditional villages, with highlights including the museum village of Kumrovec and the beautifully preserved Trakošćan Castle, Croatia’s most impressive medieval castle, set in 215-acres of parklands. Close to Trakošćan, the Baroque town Varaždin was capital of Croatia in the 18th-century and retains a wealth of striking architecture, earning itself the nickname of ‘Little Vienna’ and making it a firm hit with day-trippers.

A little further afield but still manageable on a day tour is the Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the country’s most dazzling natural landscapes, set around 16 lakes, or else hop over the border to the Slovene capital of Ljubljana and discover two countries in one day.

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Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Full-Day Tour from Zagreb, Zagreb, null
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Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Full-Day Tour from Zagreb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 107 Reviews

Discover the natural beauty of rural Croatia in this 11-hour tour from Zagreb. Visit the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, then head to Plitvice Lakes ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.62
Ljubljana and Lake Bled Full Day Excursion from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Ljubljana and Lake Bled Full Day Excursion from Zagreb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Discover the biggest gems of Croatia’s neighboring country - Slovenia. Start your day with the capital Ljubljana, an enchanting town that will win your heart ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.45
Varazdin Baroque Town and Trakoscan Castle - Small Group Day Trip from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Varazdin Baroque Town and Trakoscan Castle - Small Group Day Trip from Zagreb

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Discover one of the most desirable Croatian cities to live in, a true baroque gem, Varazdin. Explore the city on a walking tour accompanied by a licensed ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.04
Zagreb to Split Group Transfer with Plitvice Lakes Tour, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Zagreb to Split Group Transfer with Plitvice Lakes Tour

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Save your time and money on an organized sightseeing tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park with transfer from Zagreb to Split or Trogir in one day (door-to-door ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.19
Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip from Zagreb

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Lose yourself in the stunning wilderness of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this full-day trip from Zagreb. With an expert guide leading the ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.93
Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Tour from Zagreb with Transfer to Split, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Tour from Zagreb with Transfer to Split

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Are you one of those people who are just passing through Zagreb on their way to the coast? If you are up for a game of picigin ("pih-tsih-geen") ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $486.26
Ljubljana and Bled: The City of Dragon and Alpine Beauty Day Trip from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Ljubljana and Bled: The City of Dragon and Alpine Beauty Day Trip from Zagreb

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Meet the rich history and hear many legends of Ljubljana, but particular one you have to hear the legend of Ljubljana dragon.

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.45
Private Tour to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb with Drop-off in Split, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Private Tour to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb with Drop-off in Split

Private tour Zagreb, Plitvice lakes and Split in 1 day. If you would like to save time and visit Zagreb, Plitvice and finish in Split this is the perfect tour. ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.14
Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke village shared Day Trip, Zagreb, Private Day Trips
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Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke village shared Day Trip

Take a walk through Croatia’s most visited national park,a Unesco world heritage site-Plitvice Lakes! Plitvice Lakes is the most visited national park in ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.36
Full Day Small Group Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zagreb, Zagreb, Day Trips
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Full Day Small Group Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zagreb

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Enjoy the day exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's best know UNESCO World Heritage site! Experience the beauty of 16 pristine lakes and dozens of ...  Read more

Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.25

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