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Explore the city of Zagreb &

Meet 13 Croatian inventors, scientiests and explorers who changed the world for coffee

Start time
09.30 am
Coffee, 1 snack & funicular ticket
Meeting point
Amélie, Vlaška ul. 6
Return location
Ban Jelacic square
// See all the famous city sights
// Meet 13 genius minds who changed the world
// Enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat at your meeting point
// Have a ride with one of the shortest funiculars in the world

About the Sit & Meet tour

This 2,5-hour walking tour is a unique experience of exploring and learning about the city and its sites, taking you on a journey through Croatian history. Stories told of exceptional women and men who influenced the world with their ingenuity, courage and achievements. Along with the popular Zagreb sites, you will meet 13 unique minds whose vision influenced all of humanity. From brave explorers that opened trading routes across continents, Leonardo Da Vinci’s competition in inventing the parachute, to visionaries whose inventions are still being used to this day. With our experienced guides you will get a glimpse of Croatian ingenuity and courage. This is a tour of the city and the rich history of Croatian achievements and gifts to the world.


Adults (15-99)
30 € per person
Youth (7-14)
22 € per person
Children (0-6)
Private tour
120€ (1-5 PAX)

1 EUR = 7,53450 kn

Minimum number of people required for this tour is 5.
Groups over 10
Larger groups are eligible for a discount. Please send us an email at with your group details.

Price includes

  • // 2,5h guidance by a certified local guide
  • // Coffee & a sweet treat at the meeting point
  • // Funicular ticket for the Upper town

On this tour you will meet

The Traveler

A guy who discovered the land route to China, and was the first European to live in service of the Mongolian Khan for 17 years. He brought back knowledge of a different culture along with ice cream, noodles, paper, and fireworks.


The Detective

The man who improved fingerprinting techniques and helped police all over the world catch criminals, murderers, and all kinds of bad guys and put them behind bars.


The Innovator

An inventor who perfected the mechanical pen created washing powder and built his own airplane when he needed one.


The Basketball Mozart

A kid from Šibenik who led the basketball team that almost beat the NBA Dream Team at the barcelona Olympics and is the best European basketball player of all time.


Homo Volans

A renaissance man who invented a parachute at the same taime Da Vinci did, along with multiple books on mechanics and technological marvels that made human life easier back then.


The Splitter of Earth

The first person ever to figure out the layers of our planet, along with te discontinuity between them called after him - the Moho layer. He also figured out how to build earthquake-resistant buildings.


The Tamer of Speed

A talented engineer who figured out a way to mesure speed, stops and distance traveled and put it all into a device that precedes the modern age taximeter and tachymeter - it got him a medal at 1889. Exposition Universelle in Paris.


The Universal Mind

A Jesuit priest who supported Coprenicus´ heliocentric system and whose work in mathematics, building static, hydro technics, astronomy, archeology, geodesy, cartography, and meteorology earned him the title of the founder of the Modern Physics.


The Voice

The opera singer whose voice was celebrated by Puccini himself, who even called me her favourite opera singer of all time. There are no recordings of her singing because she destroyed them all.


The Sculptor

A sculptor who was adored by Rodin himself, and whose works can be found in galleries all over the world, as well as across Zagreb and Split.


The Genius

A genius whose works with magnetic fields gave us electricity, satellites, wireless phones, and all kinds of technological miracles. His inventions were stolen by Edison and his name was borrowed by Elon Musk.


The Wizard of Betina Cave

A man often referred to as the Lucifer of Geometry whose work was the grounds for satellite dishes, telescopes that can see other galaxies, and microscopes. A man who met Galileo in the flesh.


The Hero

A general whose 2000 soldiers stopped the entire Ottoman army of 100.000 soldiers and 300 cannons for months he died preventing the Turkish invasion of Europe.


Self guided sit and meet tour

If you cannot find the right time to join one of our guides, you are welcome to download a tour map and take yourself on a tour, along with an audio recording telling you all of the stories our guides usually tell.

* valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Download Guide