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The only Zagreb walking tour where you meet Croatian inventors and geniuses for a coffee

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Did you know Croats are to blame for neckties, fingerprinting, parachutes, telescopes, fountain pens, radio waves and the internet - to name but a few of the world changing inventions that came from Croatian minds. If you'd like to hear the stories of their inventors, at the locations where they worked or displayed their work - join us for a tour.

Retrace the steps of influential Croats through history.

Meet 13 genius Croats

Guided walking tour

Every step on this tour will tell you a story of a genius Croat who changed the world. You will hear of a general who stopped Ottoman invasion of Europe with a handful of soldiers against an army, you will see where a world famous astronomer and polymath constructed his first concave mirror, which lead to development of microscopes and telescopes. You will encounter one of the best European NBA players of all time and a geologist who invented seismology and defined the layers of our planet in depth.

+ Guided tour
+ Duration is 3 hours
+ At the city centre, see all of the Zagreb sites.

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Meet 8 genius Croats

Guided walking tour

Retrace the steps of some of the world famous Croatian inventors, engineers and explorers who discovered the road to China, invented devices we still use today, set the foundation for Einstein's Theory of Relativity and invented parachutes, fountain pens and more. Learn what the world was like before their inventions, see what changed and how their discoveries still influence our lives. Hear their stories at the location they happened. Open a new chapter in your Croatian adventure.

+ Guided tour
+ Duration is 2 hours
+ At the city centre, see all of the Zagreb sites.

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Discover unique Croatian minds

Self guided walking tour

If you miss the times and dates for our guided tours or just like to explore new cities at your own pace, you can always arrange a self guided tour. You will get all of the information usually shared by our guides, you will see all of the sites and do it just the way you want it.

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Adults (15-99)
from 226,04 kn / 30 € per person
Youth (7-14)
from 113,08 kn / 15 € per person
Children (0-6)
Self-guided tour
113,08 kn / 15 € per person

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.

See all of the famous Zagreb sites, hear interesting local stories and legends

  • Cathedral of the Assumption destroyed and rebuilt 3 times
  • St. Mark's Church with a colorfully tiled roof
  • The Lotrščak Tower with a cannon firing at noon
  • The Stone Gate and the saint protector of the city
  • Manduševac - a well that gave Zagreb its name
  • Tkalčićeva street - full of history and interesting stories
  • Ban Josip Jelačić Square - named after a general and a leader
  • Dolac - traditional farmer's market open for 900 years
  • Funicular - the oldest and shortest in the world
  • Upper Town - unchanged for hundreds of years
  • Strossmayer promenade at the edge of the Upper Town
  • Bloody Bridge where people from the two towns fought and loved

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What people thought of the tour:

“It was amazing, especially the Tesla part of the tour - I never knew he was born here and invented all of this almost secluded from civilisation.”

Mike from Niagara Falls

Did you know

A Croatian engineer invented the wolfram filament light bulb and improved on the original patent?

A mathematician, physicist, optician and astronomer who lived a part of his life in Italy where he corresponded with the great Galileo Galilei?

About the project

Sit & Meet tours is the first stage of the Path of the Greats project, where tourists, visitors and local alike discover rich Croatian past and all the ideas, inventions and genius originating from our neck of the woods and influencing the world.