Best of Zagreb
Zagreb – Croatia’s capital city in the heart of Europe
Zagreb is centrally located within the heart of Europe. A new destination for business travelers, the capital of the Republic of Croatia with almost a million citizens, offers a wide variety of hotels, venues, and activities drawing on the areas long history and natural beauty.
Built on the foundations of two medieval burgs that blossomed on the nearby hills of Gradec and the Kaptol bishopric, with a documented history from 1094, Zagreb has always been Croatia’s true cultural metropolis and has now blossomed into its business center and a leading conference destination in the country. Its favorable geographic position marks it as a transportation hub for the region with new infrastructure and easy access to all major European destinations.
With its fifteen five and four star hotel properties located within the boundaries of the city, Zagreb can easily accommodate any type of business requirements, be it a convention, meeting or product launch. Hotels are newly renovated and under well know international and local management featuring both old world and modern design. Additional convention facilities are available for up to 1000 people. A variety of venues is centrally located offering a range of facilities necessary for making any program a success.
When in Zagreb, visitors can enjoy guided tours of the beautiful Upper Town, explore the history of the Lower Town, with its many parks and squares ideal for team buildings and restaurants featuring a variety of local and international cuisine.
Personalized activities that can be organized for incentives include sunset champagne balloon rides, wine tastings at outstanding boutique wineries, Segway tours, exclusive vintage tram rides around the town or a visit to the culinary academy personalized instruction by a Croatian master chef about the cuisine of the region. A unique activity is bringing light to the upper town, which involves the group having to light all the historical gas lamps of the upper town ending with a traditional drink and snack.
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Enjoying a private guided tour of Zagreb city center is the best way to get to know this Croatian metropolis with its history dating back to the beginnings of two medieval settlements, Kaptol and Gradec to the modern city With its perfect blend of history and modern influences it is today. The old Baroque nucleus is woven from old stone streets and buildings, many churches, a magnificent cathedral with modern shops, and restaurants. Indulge in a private ride on the Zagreb’s historic blue tram or walk down the longest street in Zagreb – Ilica, climb up the funicular to the Upper Town and visit the Lotršćak tower, St. Mark’s Church, museums and galleries… with special surprises and tasting arranged along the way.
A short bus ride from Zagreb groups can visit a variety of regions attractions including the National Park Plitvice Lakes with its majestic waterfalls, Zagorje with numerous charming medieval castles and residences and Varaždin with its historic Old Town featuring palaces, churches and monasteries dating back to the Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Rococo periods. Each area draws on its historic and natural heritage to provide exciting specialized activities. These include: wine tastings in the boutique vineyards or wine cellars, ancient Olympics team building activities, medieval Knights’ Tournaments, exploring Kumrovec ethno village – a unique open-air museum with traditional houses, participate in a Ginger Bread Workshop or explore Zagreb with a costumed guide.
Special activities that can be organized for groups include sunset champagne balloon rides, wine tastings at outstanding boutique wineries, Segway tours, exclusive vintage tram rides around the town or visit the culinary academy and learn with a Croatian master chef about the cuisine and wine of the region.A truly unique activity is bringing light to the upper town, which involves the group having to light all the historical gas lamps of the upper town ending with a traditional drink and snack.
Spend a day in the hinterland of Zagreb in an exciting Jeep safari ride or get your adrenalin pumped on a carting tournament on a carting track only 25 minutes from the city center or in battle on a paintball polygon.
If you prefer less adrenalin activities relax on a canoe safari on the Mrežnica River, try to find Zagreb´s cultural treasure in a treasure hunt or the save the part of Zagreb called Grič from an evil witch, in an interesting game of exploring the city of Zagreb.
These are just some of the activities that can be offered. Looking for something more special allow us to create a tailor made teambuilding program just for your group integrating the key points and goals of the company.
Some other team building activities include:
- painting classes
- cooking classes
- cabrio car tours
- mini Olympics
- hiking tours
- mountain biking
- programs supporting local communities like planting trees; visiting institutions, kindergartens or old people’s homes; recycling activities
- and many other activities
Zagreb, the very core of Croatian event and night life offers countless evening programs, varying only on group’s size, clients’ desires and preferences. Some fascinating programs include gala dinners in one of attractive venues in Zagreb, where guests can be entertained by classical music performers or modern artists. For more relaxing and domestic ambience there are several places offering delicious dishes of local cuisine, supplemented with special entertainment shows.
Zagreb – Special, Unique & Exclusive Locations
With its roots in the Austro Hungarian tradition, Zagreb’s gastronomic offer consists of a wide variety of well-known dishes such as Slavonian kulen (a spicy cured pork meat specialty), the renowned garlic sausages, fresh cream and cheese, roast turkey with pasta tatters, cheese puff pastries, cabbage and pasta, baked štrukli (thin rolled pastry stuffed with fresh cottage cheese and cream). Among desserts, apart from the already mentioned štrukli, there are honey and pepper biscuits, walnut loaf, poppy seed loaf and cheese or fruit strudel.
City center restaurants – a variety of restaurants is located in the city center.
There you can find every type of restaurants, from typical rustic restaurants with traditional cuisine to modern restaurants with fusion of different cuisines.
Traditional restaurants– On the walls of these kinds of restaurants you will find details from the Zagreb´s rich history, taste old fashioned homemade meals prepared on a traditional way. Perfect the traditional feeling by adding a typical band singing songs and playing stringed instruments or traditional Zagreb´s region folklore performance.
Modern/Chic restaurants – with a touch of class, an elegant but yet modern décor and a high level service combined with some relaxing classical music tunes will set the right atmosphere… With a cuisine that encompasses the charm of continental Croatia, warm atmosphere and impressive wine list consisted of best domestic and foreign wines will certainly provide memorable experience to every visitor.
Ideal for cocktails, presentations and dinners, Zagreb’s variety of historical venues, museums and galleries draw from the city’s long tradition as a cultural, business, academic and artistic hub, setting the backdrop for an unforgettable event to match the character of its participants.
Museums are housed in the restored former convents or in impressive massive buildings from 19th century.
Every museum has its own story to tell, combining it with displayed works of art, some of them reaching into times of ancient Egypt and Greece.
Capacities from 100 to 750 pax
Several well-known galleries, displaying large-scale art exhibitions by both domestic and international artists are given additional functions and now host private events, exhibitions, gala dinners, cocktails, business meetings, receptions and presentations. With fascinating facades and spacious halls that can accommodate large groups, galleries are ideal venues for organizers looking to combine history, culture and desired event.
Capacities from 100 to 1700 pax
Zagreb is rich with other venues of exceptional architectures, historical and modern, which have the potential to cater for large events.
Capacities from 500 to 2000 pax
The modern metropolitan city of Zagreb not only offers various meeting venues in the capital’s hotels, but also in other fascinating facilities such as historical venues, museums, galleries and modern structures. All offer meeting planners an interesting new aspect to venue choices with appealing historical facades and spacious, well equipped meeting areas.