From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

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From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

From $71.20 per person

Learn about the Srebrenica genocide - the 1995 mass murder of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. Visit a museum, memorial, and cemetery.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center or accommodation pick-up at request
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the new Potocari Memorial Center located in battery factory, previously used by UN forces
  • See Memorial Room containing pictures and personal belongings of the victims
  • Visit the city of Srebrenica
Full description
The tour starts at 8 AM in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The city of Srebrenica is located around two and a half hours from the city of Sarajevo. The road takes you through a desolate, mountainous area with beautiful nature. While you are able to enjoy the scenery you will start learning about the history of Yugoslavia, so you can better understand the genocide of Srebrenica.  Your first stop is in front of the battery factory, used by UN forces during the war in Bosnia. Located in these previous headquarters of the Dutch battalion of the UN forces, is now one of the most modern museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the “Museum of Srebrenica Genocide”. There you will meet the curator and experience first-hand stories about the survival in the Srebrenica enclave. From the Museum of Srebrenica Genocide, continue to the Memorial room, where you will be able to hear the stories of the victims, which were recorded by a local journalist. A part of the Memorial room is also dedicated to the people responsible for the massacre. Victims that were found and identified are resting at the Memorial cemetery. Now the cemetery counts 6575 victims, but this number rises every year. Once you visited Potocari Memorial Center, continue your journey to the city of Srebrenica. Once the industrial leader in the area, and one of the oldest settlements of people is now a ghost city. Srebrenica is also the location for the lunch, as there are not a lot of restaurants nearby.  After Srebrenica, return to Sarajevo, where you will arrive around 6 PM and your tour ends.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Sandwich with traditional Bosnian sausage (vegetarian/vegan food at request)
  • Hotel pick-up service (if required by guests who stay outside of the Old Town of Sarajevo)
  • Hotel drop off at the end of the tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • You will be provided with sandwiches for the tour, if you have any special dietary requirements, please inform your guides beforehand
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    4.8 /5

    based on 12 reviews

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    • Value for money
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    Very interesting trip through the mountains of eastern Bosnia to Srebrenica / Potocari. The exhebition in the former Dutchbat HQ is worth to visit. Trip was not cancelled despite a single traveller - me. Tourguide showed excellent knowledge and and made the trip a success - despite the challenging destination.

    February 13, 2021

    This is an excellent tour for learning more about Srebrenica, the Genocide, and Bosnian history as a whole. Our guide was Edin and he was very informative, pleasant and helpful. He answered all our questions, and his knowledge of history is formidable. The cemetery, museum and memorial centre are all well worth visiting, and this tour is the best way to do it. Pick up and drop off are super easy and the sandwiches provided were filling and tasty. Highly recommended - we'll be checking out this group's other tours in Sarajevo!

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    February 28, 2020

    Very impressive tour! Heavy to see, but in my opinion very important to have seen. The guide (Edin) knew a lot and was able to answer all my questions. During the drive to Srebrenica you will see the beautiful nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Really recommended! Incidentally, I did the sarajevo siege and War tour in advance and benefited a lot from it. I definitely recommend doing the sarajevo tour first! Incidentally, just such a good tour!

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    October 12, 2019

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