Guided tour

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours
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Learn about Sarajevo's destruction and salvation on a guided tour. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley, War Tunnel Museum, Trebevic mountain, the Jewish cemetery, and the Yellow Fort.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Sarajevo
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Tunnel of Hope Museum
  • Enjoy the view from Trebevic mountan
  • See the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe
  • Go to the "Shehidi cemetery", the resting place of fallen soldiers and first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic
  • Enter the destroyed hotel-restaurant "Osmice"
Full description

Start your tour with transportation to the War Tunnel Museum. On the way (25-30 minutes) receive a short introduction to the topics of the war and see important sites and buildings with your own eyes, which you will later hear about again in the museum. Arrive at the Tunnel of Hope, learn about the position of the museum and its famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing a short movie, a one-hour-long presentation starts, which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  After the Tunnel, head toward the 1984 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At the site, you have the opportunity to see and walk in the destroyed hotel of Osmice. From there experience the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which unfortunately were also the main positions of the enemy army.     Just under the Trebevic Mountain lies the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones that are named "Stecak". Head towards the old Ottoman part of the city to visit the Yellow Fortress. The last stop of the tour is the "Shehidi" (Martyr) cemetery, the resting place of the soldiers that gave their life for independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the heart of the cemetery lies the grave of the first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.

Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pick-up service (if private option selected)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Tunnel of Hope Museum entrance fee
  • Hotel drop-off service
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street close to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures" mark

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  • Tour is in English, unless requested otherwise. Additional charges may apply!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 159 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Enes is an amazing guide. Not only he is extremely knowledgeable about the subject, he also experience the war on his skin and he has a lot of stories to tell. He also shared a lot of insights about Bosnia as a country and connected with me from the first second, sharing the facts that he knew would be interesting for me. I would repeat a hundred times the experience, and I hope to come back to the country to do this tour again.

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June 12, 2022

Such a fascinating insight into the war in the 1990s. The Tunnel of Hope was such a fascinating feat by many who miraculously built this tunnel to assist the people of Sarajevo. Ingenious! We were also taken to the site of the Winter Olympics and the bobsledding and luge tracks. The old Jewish Cemetery made us realise the diversity of religions that make Sarajevo. To top the afternoon was the late afternoon/night view of Sarajevo from the Yellow fort.

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February 2, 2020

The Under Siege tour far exceeded expectations and we highly recommend it! Eddin is an exceptional tour guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate and was able to teach us about a very difficult and complex topic. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. We were so happy with our experience we even signed up for another tour!

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December 25, 2019

Product ID: 139208