If you are a tourist or simply a local who wants to experience the history of Zagreb a bit differently, then this is something that will surely intrigue you.
Did you know that Zrinjevac was also the place where the first traffic fine in Zagreb was charged or that the first store that sold cars, motorcycles, bicycles and home appliances was located on the corner of Gundulićeva and Ilica street? If not, don’t worry, this is a unique opportunity to hear interesting facts, see unique places and learn more about Ferdinand Budicki – the pioneer of automobilism in Croatia.
This historical tour visits the most important locations which marked the life and career of the Croatian pioneer and first car driver in Zagreb – Ferdinand Budicki. Along the route you will discover the most interesting facts and events of 119 years of car history in Zagreb.
We offer Citroën vehicles with a rich history. The main cars are:
- Citroën 2CV – 1990.,
- Citroën DS – 1975.,
- Citroën Traction Avant – 1955.
If you wish to drive in another car, feel free to contact us. If we can, we will adapt to your specific wishes.
· 120 minute drive
· Sightseeing Zagreb in an oldtimer
· Interesting facts about oldtimers and Zagreb
· Possibility of stopping and taking photographs at certain locations
– The corner of Gundulićeva and Ilica street – F. Budicki car and motorcycle shop – the oldest one in Zagreb, opened in 1901.
– Zrinjevac – town square where Budicki got his traffic ticket in 1901. – this was the first traffic ticket issued in Zagreb
– Mesnička street – in 1901 Budicki had to demonstrate that on the uphill his car does not move with handbrake on and therefore it is safe to transport passengers
– The corner of Ilica and Frankopanska street – the building of the former Royal Hotel in which the Croatian Automobile Club was established in 1906. F. Budicki became a secretary of the club.
– Jurišićeva street (former Snail street) – the starting line of the first Croatian Automobile Race in 1912. Budicki competed in this race.
– Croatian National Theatre – the starting line of the second Croatian Automobile Race in 1913. Budicki also competed in this race.
– Ivan Mažuranić square – location of the former gasworks, from where Budicki took off in his Turul balloon in 1906, flew over Zagreb and took first aerial photos of Zagreb
– Martićeva street – location of the first Zagreb Assembly (forerunner of Zagreb International Fair) in 1909, where F. Budicki displayed and sold the first cars
– Draškovićeva street, Preradovićeva street, Palmotićeva street
INCLUDED IN PRICE
· Private driver
· Drive in an oldtimer
· Sightseeing Zagreb
Please note that the oldtimer does not have an A/C. Cancellation policy and additional notes:
• we charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before the drive
• in case of traffic problems, the organizer reserves the right to change the route
• in case of severe weather conditions, the organizer reserves the right to postpone or cancel the drive