1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Sarajevo Canton
  3. Sarajevo
  4. Yellow Bastion

Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune Bus Tour

Product ID: 28762
Explore locations that played an important role in the defense and resistance of Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war, and learn what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas, as well as what happened to culture and sport in the city.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Yellow Fortress for one of the best panoramas of Sarajevo
  • Go to the Markale market place
  • Admire buildings from the Winter Olympics
  • Discover where Sniper Alley is
  • Visit the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum
  • See The Siege 1992-1995 War Exhibition
Full description
Join this popular 3-hour coach tour of Sarajevo to learn what Sarajevans lived through from 1992-1995 during the Balkan wars. Start the tour by visiting the Yellow fortress and the Maternity hospital. On your way to the war tunnel,  pass through the notorious sniper alley, the most dangerous street in the city. Visit the cemetery of the heroes who stood unarmed in defence of their city, and gave their lives for its freedom.

Find out what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas, how children kept up with their school work, and what the cultural and sports life was like in the middle of war.

Many of the guides have personal experience of the war and will tell you about the collapse of Yugoslavia, the war’s aims, and the plans for the division of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the Tunnel Museum via Sniper Alley, to learn about the tunnel’s role during the siege. Find out about the role of UN forces in Sarajevo, and the mistakes they committed during the conflict. To finish the tour, visit the famous Tunnel of Hope, a secret war passage that helped the citizens survive the four year long siege.

Tour sights:
• Old Town
• Sehid Cemetery
• White Fortress
• Markale Market
• FBH presidency
• Olympic buildings - Kosevo Stadium and Zetra Sport Hall
• Maternity
• National Museum
• Marshal Tito Barracks – Sarajevo University Campus
• Sniper Alley
• Grbavica
• Radio-Television Building
• Ali-pasino polje
• Oslobodjenje - Dnevni avaz
• Stup
• Ilidza and Butmir
• Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum
• Sarajevo panorama
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to the Tunnel Museum and "The Siege 1992-1995 War Exhibition"
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Eye Opener - our Guide Mr. Nermin should write a book!

Our guide Nermin was excellent. He survived the war and explained to us what happened during the siege with first hand information. He answered all our questions and we even had enough time to have some deeper introspection on the war. Sarajevo is a city where multi-faith could mingle peacefully.

October 1, 2019

Our guide, Nermin, had many interesting things to tell us obout the war in Sarajevo. He experience the war himself and it was very interesting to listen to him and joinong him on a tour of the City. The most exciting thing was that we got to walk some meters of the tunnel of hope.

July 4, 2019

Eye Opener - our Guide Mr. Nermin should write a book!

Our guide Nermin was excellent. He survived the war and explained to us what happened during the siege with first hand information. He answered all our questions and we even had enough time to have some deeper introspection on the war. Sarajevo is a city where multi-faith could mingle peacefully.

October 1, 2019

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