Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

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Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

From US$ 28.47 per person

Take a 2.5-hour tour on the fall of Communist Yugoslavia, and the Croatian fight for independence in the disastrous Homeland War, including entrance to the underground war tunnels and Museum of the Bombing of Zagreb.

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Duration: 2 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
  • Take a walk around the Museum of bombing of Zagreb
  • See the authentic basement used as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb
Full description
Discover how it was it to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history. Firstly, 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 continues to a basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are presented through a video presentation. The tour finishes off in the Museum of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition focusing on the effect the war had on Zagreb.
  • Guidance by a certified experienced local guide
  • Multimedia presentation about the Croatian Homeland war
  • WW2 underground tunnels
  • Authentic basement used as a shelter during the bombings
  • Museum of bombing of Zagreb (not included on Mondays and national holidays)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 Special information
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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

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Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

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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 108 reviews

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Two and a half hours well spent learning not only about the war but some history of The Balkan states and Yugoslavia that made understanding the war and how and why it happened that much more interesting, and despite the tragedy of the topic Kristina was personable, humerous, showed little bias and made the history and the tour very enjoyable.

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December 14, 2019


Our guide for the Croatian Homeland War Tour, Nora, was amazing. Nora has a vast amount of knowledge on the subject matter, which she relayed to us in a clear and engaging manner. I would recommend this tour to everyone, especially those who wish to have a deeper understanding of the country’s history but may only have a short stay planned. One of the other people on the tour mentioned that Nora also provided them with a free walking tour of the city earlier that day. Based on the persons recommendation we attended this tour the next day, which was actually provided by Nora’s colleague Vid who did an incredible job. By attending both tours we felt that we had a greater understanding of the history of the country and the set out of the city as a whole! We recommend both tours - you should find them available on the Free Spirit website.

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October 19, 2019

It was an amazing tour!!! Very informative and our guide was great! He gave us very neutral information so we could form our own opinion and then stated his. The local knowledge was very beneficial to understanding the tour. From the walking tour of the city to the bunker and the museum I learned a lot!

July 11, 2019

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