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Meet 13 Croats who changed the world

Duration
2,5
h
Distance
5
km
Start time
09.30 am
Meeting point
Amélie, Vlaška ul. 6
Return location
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Ul. Antuna Mihanovića 1
// Meet 13 genius minds who changed the world
// See all the famous city sights
// Enjoy a cup of coffee and snack at our meeting point
// Have a ride with one of the shortest funiculars in the world

About the Sit & Meet tour

This 2,5-hour tour is a unique walking tour through Croatian history, telling the stories of exceptional men and women who influenced with their ingenuity. Along with all the popular Zagreb sights, you will meet 13 unique minds whose vision influenced all of humanity, from brave explorers that opened new trading routes across continents, to Leonardo Da Vinci’s competition in inventing parachutes and flying machines. Walking around city centre with our guides, you will see all of the famous sights, and 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.

Tickets

Adults (15-99)
301,38 kn / 35 € per person
Youth (7-14)
150,69 kn / 25 € per person
Children (0-6)
free

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 info@sitandmeet.hr with your group details.

Price includes

  • // 2,5h guidance by a certified local guide
  • // Coffee & snack at the meeting point
  • // Funicular ticket from 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.

1

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.

2

The Innovator

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

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.

9

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.

10

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.

11

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.

12

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.

13

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