Decade ago Zagreb Christmas season (Advent) use to be boring event – decorated tree on main square and shiny lights in few streets around it. Last 2-3 years name of the game changed completely. Month-long program full of culture, traditions and – gastronomy (food, wine, craft beers, spirits…). There are several locations in downtown Zagreb, lined with food stalls. Having only limited time in Zagreb, and looking at plenty of festive treats to taste, you might feel lost. Where should I start? What is really good – for sure!? We’ve checked everything and will help you to eat your way through best places, giving your context of food and drinks sampled during the tour.
Every day @ 4.00 PM
Minimum 2, maximum 8 people.
For private tour contact us by email.
75 EUR adults and 70 EUR kids (age 12-17)
For private tour 110 EUR adults and 100 EUR kids (age 12-17)
Karmela Karlović, foodie
Balance in life is easy to achieve: love people, animals, plants and food. I combined my love with passion for travel. Best thing is: I live my ideas – come and meet me, and I will take you to a journey full of tasty food, Croatian way.
We meet at main ‘Ban Jelačić’ square. This square is always busy, and during Christmas holiday season, will be home to handcrafted gift stalls, plus stalls packed with Croatian delicacies. It’s time to sample our first food there.
From main square we walk through WW2 tunnel, exploring sights and sounds of this colorful place. Tunnel was bomb shelter during WW2, now it’s one of main Zagreb’s attractions, especially worth visit during Christmas time, when local artists and designers give their best imagination to decorate, what’s in reality nothing more than giant concrete tube.
When we exit the tunnel, it’s time to walk up to Upper town. There’s promenade dotted with more mulled wine, cinnamon and citrus aromas and stall after stall offering local food. At one food stall we would stop and sample our second bite. At the same time enjoying panorama of Lower town.
We’re leaving Upper town area, going back to Lower town, strolling along squares and streets lined with wooden booths, street vendors roasting chestnuts, local craftsmen selling hand-made stuff, until we reach another food paradise – Zrinjevac square food market. Well, we must try something here. Right?
After roaming around Zrinjevac square, we’ll continue our food journey to last stop – European square. Enjoying DJ music or live performance at the square, we would sample our forth food bite there, rounding up experience we had during last few hours. If you plan to stay longer in Zagreb, we can help you with more recommendations what to do/see/eat in Zagreb and around.