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  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Sarajevo Canton
  3. Sarajevo

Times of Misfortune 4 Hour

Product ID: 32097
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Learn the story of the Sarajevo siege on our most popular war-themed tour! Times of Misfortune is now an hour longer, features additional sites and is a combination of walking tour and panorama drive. All of this for your maximum tour experience!
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up available on advanced request
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the war with a survivor of the siege
  • Visit Markale marketplace
  • Visit the Tunnel Museum under the runway of Sarajevo Airport
  • Drive past war-torn buildings and bomb sites
  • Get a personal insight into life during the siege
  • Visit the Wall of Remembrance and Kovaci cemetery
  • See the place where Sarajevo Cellist played
Full description
Start this insight into the Siege of Sarajevo by having a walking tour in the old part of the city and visit to Markale marketplace massacre site, see the place where the famous Sarajevo Cellist played and see few Sarajevo Roses.

Continue with a panorama drive along the Sniper Alley and take photos of modern skyscrapers just next to war torn buildings. 
Arriving to the Tunnel museum you will start the sightseeing in the movie room, afterwards your guide will show you pictures of many sites and building you have seen so far and you will have the possibility to make a comparison of how much the city managed to change in the post war period.

You will also have the possibility to walk through a preserved part of the tunnel - that served as the only way in and out of the city for the whole period of the Siege. Learn the reasons behind the collapse of Yugoslavia and the conditions in which we lived during Yugoslavia under Tito. Hear about the reasons for the Bosnian Liberation War, and the estimations of war damage and numbers of war casualties. 

Your guide is a survivor of the siege and will share with you some personal insight into life during the siege, you will hear few stories from everyday life in the city as well as some personal moments from these misfortunate times. However maybe you will will be interested to write down some recipes of war cuisine, as well as some fun stories or maybe some first crushes and kisses, these with touching descriptions of the things will make you understand what gave the citizens of this city the will to go on when life was at its most difficult. 

Driving back to the old part of the city you will take the opportunity to give you time for questions in order to fully answer and try to make you understand this period as much as possible. Finally you will be taken to the Yellow fort also known as Cannon fort for an excellent view of the city and wrap up of the Siege positions, this will be a great place to take some of the best photograph on your trip. 

Your last part of the tour will be to walk down from the fort, passing through one of the largest cemeteries from the last war, where are buried many heroes of the city and our country as well as our first president. You will also witness the Wall of Remembrance with names of those fallen for the freedom of generations to come.
Includes
  • Tunnel Museum tickets
  • Transportation
  • Local guide - survivor of the siege

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Sarajevo Discovery Center, Gazi Husrev begova 46a, inside Gazi Husrev Bey library main entrance number 46.

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