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

From US$ 29.41 per person

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

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

4.9 /5

based on 212 reviews

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The tour was very informative about Croatia's history during the communist years of Yugoslavia & it's Homeland War for it's independence. Our tour guide Ivana was a great. She was very knowledgeable and took breaks to see if anyone had questions or needed elaboration on what she was covering. Highly recommend if you want a brief lesson about Croatian history.

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September 20, 2022

Really enjoyed the tour learning history of Croatia over the last 100 years. Ivana is very knowledgable and shared her personal stories too, which really touched me. Her explanation was objective and the message behind the tour is great - to understand war, the impact of war. Recommend to anyone who is interested in history and wanting to learn more.

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August 15, 2022

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

Product ID: 107719