Guided tour

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Croatian Homeland War Tour

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours
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From US$ 30.96 per person

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Walk through the fall of Communist Yugoslavia and the Croatian fight for independence in the Homeland War on a guided tour. See the underground tunnels and the basement used as a shelter in the ’90s

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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
  • See the authentic basement used as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb
Full description

Discover how it was to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history on this walking tour with a local guide. Get a closer look at the Croatian Homeland War as you visit sights such as a basement used as a shelter during air raids.

First, 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 finishes in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb. Learn about the details of the Homeland War presented through a video presentation.

  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Croatian Homeland War multimedia presentation
  • 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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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 188 reviews

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Our guide (Luka) was great helping us understand Croatia history and the wars that led up to its creation. His perfect English, his supporting materials that brought with and his strong history knowledge were fantastic. At the end of the tour, seeing the bunker with media footage of Homeland War and his personal experience being shared is something of high-value to understand any war context and especially current conflict in Ukraine.

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April 25, 2022

Kristina was an amazing guide who really help our small group feel immersed in the history of Croatia. Growing up in the 80s and coming from an American background, I never realized how intense the fighting was nor the damage done during the last war. I really had my eyes opened and was able to correlate those experiences with my own in the military. I highly recommend this tour, and ask for Kristina by name!

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March 29, 2022

This experience is not to be missed; led by an extremely knowledgable, engaging and compassionate local guide, Luka, who shared not only his extensive, well researched knowledge but also his humbling personal experience of being a child living through war. He makes a complex series of conflicts easier to understand, he delivers his talk with passion and objectivity. This was by a long way the best thing we did in Zagreb and probably in the whole of our time in Croatia. We wish Luka success in his ambitions to develop further education and learning on these conflicts and their impact.

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November 6, 2021

Product ID: 107719