Guided tour

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours
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Learn about Sarajevo's destruction and salvation on a guided tour. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley, War Tunnel Museum, Trebevic mountain, the Jewish cemetery, and the Yellow Fort.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Sarajevo
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Tunnel of Hope Museum
  • Enjoy the view from Trebevic mountan
  • See the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe
  • Go to the "Shehidi cemetery", the resting place of fallen soldiers and first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic
  • Enter the destroyed hotel-restaurant "Osmice"
Full description

Start your tour with transportation to the War Tunnel Museum. On the way (25-30 minutes) receive a short introduction to the topics of the war and see important sites and buildings with your own eyes, which you will later hear about again in the museum. Arrive at the Tunnel of Hope, 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 one-hour-long presentation starts, which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  After the Tunnel, head toward the 1984 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At the site, you have the opportunity to see and walk in the destroyed hotel of Osmice. From there experience 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 that are named "Stecak". Head towards the old Ottoman part of the city to visit the Yellow Fortress. The last stop of the tour is the "Shehidi" (Martyr) cemetery, the resting place of the soldiers that gave their life for independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the heart of the cemetery lies the grave of the first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.

Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pick-up service (if private option selected)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Tunnel of Hope Museum entrance fee
  • Hotel drop-off service

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Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street close to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures" mark

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  • Tour is in English, unless requested otherwise. Additional charges may apply!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 216 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had a great time and learned so much history of Sarajevo! The tour guide was so knowledgeable and explained the events, culture, and history of the war very well! We enjoyed hearing his perspective. He answered all of our questions and drove safe. I will recommend this tour to my friends and family. They offered pick up and drop of at our hotel which was very nice.

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January 16, 2023

It was a beautiful sunny day in Sarajevo for our tour, but the topic was very dark and heavy. Enes was an amazing guide whose depth of knowledge, careful and thoughtful presentation made understanding this war/genocide history memorable. His love for his city and his passion for conveying that love to his guests enhanced this tour and will stay in my mind long after. I am grateful that I got to be on this tour and would recommend it wholeheartedly. Everyone should do this tour in honor of those whose lives were forever changed because of these events.

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January 16, 2023

Enes is the storyteller. The guide with a big hearth and a lot of knowledge. History becomes live and you can imagine the live in the past and experience the live in the present. He shares a lot of information. It is this hidden curiculum in his way of guiding which speaks about acceptance and tolerance, about hope. It is story about hope: from the tears of despair to the Joy of live. We laughed a lot but also cry. Zhank you

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November 3, 2022

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