Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider:Free Spirit Tours
Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider:Free Spirit Tours

From US$ 37.56 per person

Walk through the fall of Communist Yugoslavia and the Croatian fight for independence in the Homeland War on a guided tour. See the underground tunnels and the basement used as a shelter in the ’90s

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Visit the WW2 underground tunnels (not included during public events in the tunnels and Christmas Market)
  • Learn more about the life during the communist era in Zagreb
  • Find out more about the fall of Yugoslavia and recent turbulent years of Croatian history
  • See the authentic basement used as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb
Full description

Discover how it was to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history on this walking tour with a local guide. Get a closer look at the Croatian Homeland War as you visit sights such as a basement used as a shelter during air raids.

First, visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia, and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War. The tour finishes in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb. Learn about the details of the Homeland War presented through a video presentation.

  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Croatian Homeland War multimedia presentation
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

In front of the horse statue at Ban Jelacic (main) square

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 268 reviews

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We had a very informative tour! Diana has an amazing wealth of knowledge. She provided us with all the facts and answers to our questions. I can say we’ve got a much better understanding of the history and hardships that the country of Croatia went through to be where it is today. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that would like to be more enlightened, thanks again!

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April 13, 2023

We had the tour with Doris today. She was a great and funny guide, who could bring a lot of humor into a very depressing topic. Would recommend we really enjoyed it and it was really interesting to learn different things about Croatia and its history. Thank you Doris!

March 14, 2023

The tour was very interesting and well structured and our guide Ivana made it event better and more interesting. She is very knowledgeable (she is also history teacher) and the time flew with her. Visiting the private basement where the one family use to practically live during the war and which is organized like a small museum is a special "touch" on this tour! Recommended!

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March 1, 2023

Product ID: 107719