Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

From $28.49 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
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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 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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

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    Not allowed

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    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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    4.9 /5

    based on 112 reviews

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    This was an absolute amazing tour! Luca is such a knowledgeable guy in regards to Croatian history. This tour is a combination of historical and cultural facts about former Yugoslavia that will make you understand better the present moment and why the Balkans are such a interesting region. Not gonna spoil it for you but if you get a change to be in Zagreb in our outside of Covid times you should definitely book this your! Thank you Luca!

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    January 6, 2021

    Luka was my fabulous guide on this tour. We started in 1914 and ended in 1991 with Croatia’s independence. The tour of course focuses on war, politics, and military history. Some art and culture are tied in the tour to give tourist a deeper understanding of the long struggle between the Baltic nations and within Croatia itself. I learned a lot about the great political figures in the former Yugoslavia and Croatia like Tito and Milošević. Overall, excellent tour especially if you are interested in the regions political history. Luka has a natural gift for sharing knowledge and telling history in a way that is interesting and exciting. His formal education and personal experiences contribute to the tour’s richness. I wish every city had a Luka. That being said, well worth the money and time. 5/5

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    December 6, 2020

    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

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