Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours

From US$ 37.79 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.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 238 reviews

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Our guide was knowledgable and presented a really good information that made it easy to understand the Communist conflict and Homeland War. Not much walking. About 1 hour is spent in a bunker receiving a lecture and watching a film. Good history but not much movement. Would have liked more walking.

January 19, 2023

I highly recommend this tour. Vid is an amazing guide, absolutely fascinating and has a taste knowledge of the subject. He managed to keep everyone captivated by the history of the city and of Croatia in general, and made us all very emotional about some aspects of the history. Absolutely fascinating guide!

November 10, 2022

This is a super interesting tour and I would recommend it to anyone who comes to Zagreb. It is a very difficult material (war, violence, dictatorships etc.) but I believe it is all incredibly important to learn and I think done in a way that is both properly solemn when appropriate and lighthearted and engaging. Doris was our guide and she was great. She has a great presence with a lot of great knowledge and she kept the tour going at a great pace!

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October 21, 2022

Product ID: 107719