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From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

From US$ 62.46 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.

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
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  • Safety
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The tour was extremely informative. This is a great tour to do to understand the genocide. Our tour guide, Ibrahim, was very thoughtful - buying us lunch and water knowing that there won't be any restaurants in Srebrenica. He is very knowledgeable in history and was able to provide us with a different perspective. Overall, the trip was very education and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about Bosnian history.

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August 17, 2022

We had a good experience on this trip. Ken showed alot of sensitivity during and after the trip, which is a very difficult and emotional one, and made us feel comfortable throughout. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about it. One piece of advice to people on the tour is to bring lunch because by the time it got to 3pm we were very hungry.

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June 29, 2022

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

Product ID: 139268