War in Bosnia and Yugoslavia Study Tour with Tunnel of Hope


4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Overview

Join a certified official tour guide on 4 hour journey of understanding Sarajevo's destruction and salvation. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley and War Tunnel Museum - the life line of " the biggest concentration camp" in the world. Panorama from the Trebevic Mountain and entering destroyed hotel-restaurant Eight provides unique experience. See one of the kind Jewish cemetery which is second by size in Europe, just before one in Prague. Experience Sarajevo from Yellow bastion, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers and first Bosnian president buried at Martyr Cemetery.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Info Bosnia Tours, Velika avlija 2, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The starting point is in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to “Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures”. After introduction, tour guide will lead the guests to the transportation and tour will start.

On the way  (25-30 minutes) we make a short introduction to the war theme and show important sites and buildings that later can be seen on the short movie played in War Tunnel Museum (we have noted few sites in description, but there are much more locations that we explain).

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Pijaca Markale, Mula Mustafa Baseskije, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Markale massacres were two separate bombardments carried out by the Army of Republika Srpska targeting civilians during the Siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War.

Pass By: Ferhadija Street Eternal Flame is at end of Marsala Tita street and beginning of Ferhadija street, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Eternal flame is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The memorial was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four-year-long occupation by Nazi Germany and the fascist Independent State of Croatia.

Pass By: Sniper Alley, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Sniper Alley" was the informal name primarily for streets Zmaja od Bosne Street and Meša Selimović Boulevard, the main boulevard in Sarajevo which during the Bosnian War was lined with snipers' posts, and became infamous as a dangerous place for civilians to traverse. The road connects the industrial part of the city (and further on, Sarajevo Airport and Tunnel o Hope) to the Old Town's cultural and historic sites. The boulevard itself has many high-rise buildings giving sniper shooters extensive fields of fire.

Pass By: National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmaja od Bosne 3, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The museum is a cultural and scientific institution covering a wide range of areas including archaeology, art history, ethnology, geography, history and natural history. The Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript and the oldest Sephardic Jewish document in the world issued in Barcelona around 1350, containing the traditional Jewish Haggadah, is held at the museum.

Stop At: Sarajevo War Tunnel, Tuneli 1 Ilidža - Donji Kotorac, Sarajevo 71210 Bosnia and Herzegovina

With arrival to the Tunnel Museum, we will explain the position of Museum and famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing the short movie, one-hour long presentation starts that explains fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and creation and importance of the Tunnel.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trebevic, Ravne Bb, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

After the Tunnel, we head toward  84 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and a first line during the Siege of Sarajevo. At the site, we have the opportunity to see and walk on hotel restaurant "8" and experience the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which are unfortunately the main positions of the enemy army.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Cemetery Sarajevo, Gabrielle Moreno Locatelli, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Just under Trebevic Mountain lies the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones that are named "Stecak".

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina

From Jewish cemetery we are heading towards old Ottoman part of the city to visit Yellow Fortresses from which we can see Soldiers cemetery and resting place of first Bosnian president.

Duration: 20 minutes

Offerings

Book by November 25 to save 15% off our previously offered price!

Inclusions

  • Driver/Guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup (if required by guests who stay out of the Old Town of Sarajevo)
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sarajevo War Tunnel

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Ticket delivery

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

george_c
January 2022

Great tour. I wanted to learn more about the Siege of Sarajevo. This tour fit the bill. Very informative. Highly recommend.

Safwaane_P
November 2021

Very enriching and emotional experience, very well explained by the guide who lived it himself I highly recommend it

Freddy_C
October 2021

Great tour would highly recommend! Armina was a fantastic tour guide and really brought everything to life.

MaximeL1875
May 2022

Perfect tour! We enjoyed it a lot I advice it to dicover thé city! Guide very friendly and serious. :)

VeikkaM3
May 2022

Enes was such a great guide, his storytelling is amazing, the tour was super interesting and 4 hours went by so quickly. This is a must visit tour if you come to Sarajevo, I would recommend this to everyone!

AdrianM1819
May 2022

We went on the Tour with Enes Popara. And honestly it was probably the best City Tour I have ever had. Enes is not your typical bored tourguide who is only reciting a studied text. This guy lives and breathes the city, and he knows pretty much everything there is to know. Dates, facts, names......

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