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Jarun Lake Tours

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Jarun Lake
Nicknamed the “Zagreb Sea” by the locals, Jarun Lake is a pleasant oasis just outside the city center. This popular year-round recreation area offers city dwellers a break from the bustling urban center with pebble beaches, cycling paths, and a range of outdoor activities. Take a day trip and relax by the beach, try your hand at windsurfing or paddleboarding, or just people-watch at one of the waterfront cafes.  

The Basics
Jarun Lake features activities for the whole family. Young children will enjoy splashing in the shallow waters of the lake and exploring the many beachside playgrounds. Water sports enthusiasts can canoe, windsurf, stand-up paddleboard, and more. You can also take a stroll along the lakeside paths or simply sunbathe along the shore. In the evening, Jarun turns into a nightlight hotspot with some of Zagreb’s most popular dance clubs and bars. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visiting the lake is free, but you must pay for parking if you’re driving.
  • Lifeguards dot the length of the beach, making it a safe spot to swim.
  • Beware that the south beach is a naturist beach: clothing is optional.
  • Food and drink are available at the many beachside cafés.

How to Get There
Located in the southwest corner of Zagreb, Lake Jarun is easily reached from the city center. Simply take tram number 5 or 17 to the Jarun stop, then follow the signs to the lake. You can also visit Lake Jarun by car or bike or visit as part of a hop-on hop-off tour of Zagreb.  

When to Get There
Lake Jarun can be visited year round, but summer is best for swimming and water sports such such as canoeing and windsurfing. You can enjoy a jog or cycle around the lakeside path anytime of the year. Most bars and cafes are only open during the warmer months, so winter is an especially peaceful time to visit; plus, it’s a great time to view swans, ducks, and other birds.

Swimming in Jarun Lake
Jarun is comprised of two connected lakes: the Large Lake, marked off for rowing, kayaking, and canoeing competitions, and the Small Lake, which is intended for swimming. Life guards are found along the beach, and showers and changing areas are also available. Each beach also features its own sports courts, playgrounds, and other recreation opportunities.
Address: Jarun, Zagreb 10110, Croatia
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Zagreb BIG tour

Zagreb BIG tour

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Avoid the limiting itinerary of a walking-only excursion and explore beyond the city center on a comprehensive tour that includes outlying sights such as Mirogoj Cemetery and Jarun Lake. Listen to insights provided by your driver-guide as you explore by both foot and car, making the most of your time as you travel easily between locations, with hotel pickup and drop-off included at a time that suits you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.94
Price varies by group size
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$66.94
Price varies by group size

Private Adventure Zagreb City Break

Private Adventure Zagreb City Break

Being accommodated in multiple award winning bed & breakfast furnished by 19 century design masterpieces, you will have enough time to relax before and after each tailor made tour created just for you. Private Adventure Zagreb City break will offer insight of the city vibe, but will also take you to Zagreb surroundings and it's wilderness, especially Nature Park Medvednica, located just 30 min car drive from your accommodation. This micro adventure city break will lift your spirits up by taking you to well-known bicycle tour through the city of Zagreb, Photo Safari Tour where you will be taken on the journey across the mountain, drinking fresh water from mountain stream, seeing wildlife and ending the day visiting Medvedgrad medieval fortress. On the last day itinerary will take you for stand-up paddling tour, enjoying Zagreb's main city lake, it's channels, wildlife and a well deserved refreshing waters.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$462.40
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$462.40

Panoramic tours Zagreb with a van.

Panoramic tours Zagreb with a van.

We will start this tour of the most important historical and cultural sights of Zagreb from Kaptol and the Zagreb Cathedral, which is still the tallest building in Croatia. Heading to the east side, we will pass the city stadium, called Dinamo Stadium (after Zagreb’s football club Dinamo), the Zoo and Maksimir park. Heading south, we will enjoy the view of various historical buildings on the way, as well as examples of striking modern architecture, such as the famous Cibona tower. Our stop on the south side of Zagreb is Jarun, the recreational and sport center of Zagreb. The two lakes and numerous beaches of Jarun are a particular treat in hot summer months. We will then visit Lenuci’s Horseshoe, the green heart of Zagreb, known for its parks and architectural works from Secessionist and Neoclassical periods. Afterwards, a stroll around the Upper Town, the political center of Zagreb, will lead us towards the finish of our tour, which will take place where we have started, at Kaptol.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.88
Price varies by group size
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$85.88
Price varies by group size

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