1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
  3. Mostar
  4. Sarajevo Tunnel

Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

Product ID: 342766
Sarajevo's combo of Oriental and European influence is bound to mesmerize all those keen to explore its vivid history. This is a city that hosted the Olympics, led to World War I, and was besieged for years, and that was just the 20th century.
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 11 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Outside your hotel in Mostar. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Tunnel of Hope Museum and understand Sarajevo's destruction and salvation
  • Enjoy the view from Trebevic Mountain and experience first hand the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic bobsleigh track
  • See the second-largest Jewish cemetery in Europe
  • Explore the Ottoman and Austrian-Hungarian Old Town with an experienced guide
Full description
The first stop on your tour will be the city of Konjic, one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. The written documents date way back from 14th century, but the appearance of the town as it stands today started to form once the Ottomans came onto the scene.

Utilizing a well-maintained road, you will then weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes, and historic towns to reach Sarajevo. Your second stop is the most famous museum: the Tunnel of Hope. There you will learn about the position of the museum and its famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing a short movie, a 1-hour long presentation starts which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel. 

Following the tunnel, you'll advance towards the 1984 Olympics mountain of Trebević. It is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At this site you will have the opportunity to see and walk on the former bobsleigh and luge track, experiencing the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which unfortunately were also the main positions of the enemy army.  

Just under the 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 named "Stecak". Once finished with the Jewish Cemetery, you will head to Sarajevo Old Town for a traditional Bosnian lunch.

Following lunch the best way to explore the city is a walking tour. Your tour guide will accentuate to you a combination of Oriental, European, and Yugoslav influences, which create uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but Sarajevo. You'll see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other, whilst listening to Muslim calls to prayer at the same time as the sound of bells from nearby churches. You'll learn about the assassination that triggered World War I, as well as how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. At the conclusion of your scenic and education experience, it will be time to return to Mostar.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee for the Tunnel of Hope Museum
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments