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Sarajevo: Under Siege War Tour

1. Sarajevo: Under Siege War Tour

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, that 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 on the former bobsleigh and luge track and 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 White and Yellow Fortresses. They both provide breath-taking views of the old part of the city. 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.

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Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

2. Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

Join this popular 3-hour coach tour of Sarajevo to learn what Sarajevans lived through from 1992-1995 during the Balkan wars. Start the tour by visiting the Yellow fortress and the Maternity hospital. On your way to the war tunnel,  pass through the notorious sniper alley, the most dangerous street in the city. Visit the cemetery of the heroes who stood unarmed in defence of their city, and gave their lives for its freedom. Find out what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas, how children kept up with their school work, and what the cultural and sports life was like in the middle of war. Many of the guides have personal experience of the war and will tell you about the collapse of Yugoslavia, the war’s aims, and the plans for the division of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the Tunnel Museum via Sniper Alley, to learn about the tunnel’s role during the siege. Find out about the role of UN forces in Sarajevo, and the mistakes they committed during the conflict. To finish the tour, visit the famous Tunnel of Hope, a secret war passage that helped the citizens survive the four year long siege. Tour sights: • Old Town • Sehid Cemetery • White Fortress • Markale Market • FBH presidency • Olympic buildings - Kosevo Stadium and Zetra Sport Hall • Maternity • National Museum • Marshal Tito Barracks – Sarajevo University Campus • Sniper Alley • Grbavica • Radio-Television Building • Ali-pasino polje • Oslobodjenje - Dnevni avaz • Stup • Ilidza and Butmir • Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum • Sarajevo panorama

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Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

3. Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

Board a bus in Sarajevo and head out of the city. During the bus ride, find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, and how many people died. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, listen to stories about what life was like during these years of darkness. After this introduction, discover the story of a vitally important 800 m long tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territories. Upon arrival at the museum, pass through one part of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo. Listen as your guide explains the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions. On the way back to the town, talk about Sarajevo and its future with your guide.

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Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vranduk & Tešanj Medieval Tour

4. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vranduk & Tešanj Medieval Tour

In the 10th century, Bosnia was mentioned as a state for a very first time. During the rule of King Tvrtko, Bosnia had the largest territory. Marks of King’s lifestyle still can be seen and are perfectly preserved and worth seeing. Remarkable architecture left in wild nature point, untamed rivers, breathtaking sightseeing will make You travel back through the time and feel the note of medieval life! Old fortress in Tesanj, the biggest one in country, is left to us as national treasure, heritage, historical monument, the pearl of Bosnia toursim and you are strongly recommended this for a day trip! Vranduk fortress represents the second part of this medieval story. You will have complete image and great end of medieval Bosnia day! To this day this walled medieval village is still inhabited. With the newly completed restoration almost complete Vranduk has become one of BiH’s best preserved medieval fortress, with access to the main castle, information readily available and a café or two to serve you Bosnian coffee or a refreshing drink.

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Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

5. Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

After meeting with your group and guide, you will begin your 3-part, best of Sarajevo tour. You will begin by admiring the symbols of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hearing the story of the Spite House. You will then move on to discover the heart of the Ottoman rule, Sarajevo’s Bascarsija, before drinking water from the Sebilj Fountain. Moving on, you can pray in one of the four big houses of God in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. You will then learn about the local hospitality over a cup of Bosnian coffee, whilst sharing the importance and the meaning of its consumption. Next, you will begin a war tour. You can find out what it was like to live without food, water, electricity and gas, as well as how the children were going to school and what the culture and sports scene was like throughout war. Upon arrival at the Tunnel Museum, you will pass through 20 meters of the original tunnel, before watching a movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction and its methods of use. For the final stage of your tour, you will learn about the 14th Olympic Winter Games which were held in Sarajevo from February 8th to 19th, 1984. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held in a communist country, and on this tour you can see the place where the opening ceremony took place whilst discovering what the Olympic Games meant for the people of Sarajevo. You will be taken to three breathtaking mountains around the city that hosted the Olympics, some of which are still in ruins from the war. At the end you will visit the Olympic Museum, where the memory of one of the most successful Winter Olympics of the 20th century is kept.

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Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

6. Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

The first stop on your tour will be the city of Konjic, one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. The written documents date way back from 14th century, but the appearance of the town as it stands today started to form once the Ottomans came onto the scene. Utilizing a well-maintained road, you will then weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes, and historic towns to reach Sarajevo. Your second stop is the most famous museum: the Tunnel of Hope. There you will 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 1-hour long presentation starts which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  Following the tunnel, you'll advance towards the 1984 Olympics mountain of Trebević. It is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At this site you will have the opportunity to see and walk on the former bobsleigh and luge track, experiencing 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 named "Stecak". Once finished with the Jewish Cemetery, you will head to Sarajevo Old Town for a traditional Bosnian lunch. Following lunch the best way to explore the city is a walking tour. Your tour guide will accentuate to you a combination of Oriental, European, and Yugoslav influences, which create uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but Sarajevo. You'll see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other, whilst listening to Muslim calls to prayer at the same time as the sound of bells from nearby churches. You'll learn about the assassination that triggered World War I, as well as how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. At the conclusion of your scenic and education experience, it will be time to return to Mostar.

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From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

7. From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking in views of the Croatian coastlines and historic towns along the way. Your first stop will be at the incredible Kravica Falls where you can enjoy a dip in refreshing emerald waters. After your swim, head to the fortified village of Počitelj for a walk to the top of an exhilarating hill where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Neretva Valley. Next, head to the gem of Herzegovina, Blagaj. Marvel at the beauty of this monastery located at the base of a cliff and on top of a picturesque lake. You can even take a boat ride into a cave for an authentic local experience. Your next stop is the world-famous city of Mostar. Wander around the city's cobbled streets and small shops to reach the stone masterpiece that is the Old Bridge. Here, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants and admire panoramic views of the bridge as you eat before continuing to your next stop. After lunch, continue to one of the oldest towns in the country, Konjic. This city is also famous for its iconic bridge and abundance of surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to your final destination in Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo: Bosnian War and Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

8. Sarajevo: Bosnian War and Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

Explore the war history of Sarajevo on this informative walking tour and learn about the 4 long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombing. Visit the main locations from the 1992 to 1995 war following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments kept as a reminder that it should never happen again. Hear the story about the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short movie made during the war. Pause to reflect at the site of one of the largest massacres at Markale Market, and visit the Yellow fortress to see best panorama of Sarajevo where tour guide explains how Yugoslavia fall apart and how Sarajevo ended up in siege. Admire the view from the Vidikovac viewpoint. Visit the Olympic complex and its cemetery, and hear how it was host to the 1984 Olympic Games, just a few years before the Bosnian War.

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Sarajevo: Tito's Bunker Tour

9. Sarajevo: Tito's Bunker Tour

Discover inside the secret underground world of one of the most controversial leaders of the 20th-century and get an inside scoop of the life of Tito and how he ruled over the country for 4 decades. Learn all about the picture-perfect leader, and hear about the real imperfect life he led. Discover all about the top secret nuclear bunker that was built during the cold war era and the state-of-the-art technology within. You'll also find out the reasons why it was built, how it was used and what happened to the bunker during the unpeaceful collapse of Tito’s Yugoslavia.

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Sarajevo: 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour

10. Sarajevo: 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour

Meet your guide in the morning, then journey back over 100 years to relive the critical moments of this historic flashpoint. Explore the streets of Sarajevo and the beautiful Austro-Hungarian architecture, learning about Sarajevo's long and colorful past and what led to the infamous assassination. Immerse yourself in history at the Austro-Hungarian Museum, discovering how a single bullet can change world history as your guide reveals why this assassination sparked the outbreak of World War One. As the tour continues, see more famous Sarajevo sites such as the Cathedral and Army Hall. Learn how the young assassin Gavrilo Princip is perceived in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting how the events of 1914 still impact the country. Not only that, but see how the assassination is reflected in the shape of Europe and the whole world today.  The tour finishes in time for you to grab lunch in one of Sarajevo's excellent eateries. Ask your guide for a recommendation!

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 140 reviews

The tour to the Tunnel of Hope / Tunek spasa is very worthwhile and Adi is a great guide. Adi is very nice and helpful, open minded, has incredible knowledge and is open to many different questions. You can tell that he is personally very interested. He always brings in personal information, which makes the whole thing very authentic and helps to understand many things better. Big thanks also for the tour taking place even though I was the only person. By the way, Adi also speaks perfect German. Hvala puno and vidimo se uskoro

Informative and great tour to learn about siege of Sarajevo. Moreover, it is not limited to the siege, various subjects were explained by the guide who lived through these days. I definitely suggest it!

very interresting tour with authentic first hand accounts from suffering through the siege and views on the situation leading to it and emerging since.

Both the guides were excellent! Edis had many interesting and personal stories from the war.

Very compelling 4-hour tour with many stories from locals