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 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
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A great experience! A very nice afternoon spent following the tracks of the recent history of Sarajevo. Our Guide Enes Popara drived me and my girlfriend around the city explaining (in a perfect english!) about life during the siege, showing us the most representative places. I think this tour is one of the best way to understand what happened douring the war for two reasons: by one hand you are absorbed in the location where it all took place, by the other you can follow the sequence of historical hevents helped by a professional and experienced guide. Enes is a very nice guy and a good photographer too, take the chance and let him take some souvenir picture with your mobile or camera!!!!!!! STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!

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September 12, 2022

We had the tour with Ibrahim. First of all, it was great to be a small group, so there was a lot of interactivity. And we were really happy with Ibrahim as a guide. He had a lot of knowledge, took the time and he made it an impressive experience! The tour was a really good way to get to know Sarajevo!

August 19, 2022

Go on this tour! You will learn SO much about the siege of Sarajevo, politics, history etc - you will experience a lot, see magnificient views, walk in the Tunnel of Hope etc... This tour really touched us deeply. Ibrahim was the best tour guide I ever experienced (and I have experienced quite a few guides throughout the years)....

August 4, 2022

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