Sarajevo: Bosnian War and Fall of Yugoslavia Tour
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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.
Very interesting tour to understand the history of the city and country! Adnan the guide had a lot of important background knowledge to provide context
Discover the natural beauty and history of Central Bosnia on this guided tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey to Jajce. Pass through the Ottoman, Austrian-Hungarian and Yugoslav parts of the city to get an idea of how the city of Sarajevo developed. Upon arrival in Jajce, soak up the rich historical atmosphere of the town and see an array of national monuments. Pay a visit to an underground catacomb where the aristocratic Hrvatnić family are buried before heading back above ground to the citadel, where you can admire panoramic views of the surrounding area. Later, continue to the Jajce Waterfall and marvel at the beauty of this 21-meter high natural phenomena which joins 2 rivers. Pay a visit to the cluster of historical watermills located nearby and even purchase some freshly-milled flour from one of the mills which is still in operation. Stop for lunch at a...
The trip was amazing, all stops were worth it, it took a bit more than 10 hours but we enjoyed every bit of it. The driver Idze was very friendly and well educated about all the historical activities that we passed by. You shouldn’t miss this trip when you come to bosnia.
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 m...
We have travelled to many places over the world and this "Best of Sarajevo" tour is one the best tours we have ever experienced. We got an excellent information on this exceptional history and we recommend this tour for everyone visiting Sarajevo. What a day :-)
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 ab...
Our guide Nermin was excellent. He survived the war and explained to us what happened during the siege with first hand information. He answered all our questions and we even had enough time to have some deeper introspection on the war. Sarajevo is a city where multi-faith could mingle peacefully.
The starting point is usually in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina originates. It is famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva river. Your journey then continues towards a restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie) that will satisfy your taste! With a full stomach, continue towards the beautiful medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village Počitelj. On your arrival, take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It was used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intru...
Great tour! You are seeing a lot. It’s a long drive though. Our guide Abdullah was superb - friendly, amazing driver etc.
Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo and travel to the town of Visoko. Arrive at the Ravne tunnel complex where you will meet your local guide and get equipped with your safety gear. Enter the mystical labyrinth underneath the pyramid structure outside the town. Due to the huge network of underground tunnels, intersections, chambers and water accumulations, it is not possible to explore without a local. Learn about the construction and purpose of the tunnels which wind underneath the pyramid. Learn about the theories behind the pyramid, and who may have constructed it. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the Ravne tunnel complex, before being returned to your hotel.
Bijambare is natural complex of caves, located 40 kilometers away from Sarajevo. This wooden road, which leads to the Bijambare complex, belongs to the mountain complex and will offer you the pleasures of the natural surroundings and relaxation in the thick woods. This complex is presented in three major caves, a small river and lake, educational eco-paths, a mountain ambient restaurant and is ideal for families. If you are nature lover, you will be fascinated by the beauty of this natural treasure. Entering the caves, you will visit the acoustic part of the cave. Learn about the endemic flora and fauna of the area while walking through the woods. There activities are only part of the richness of Bijambare.
Loved it! Beautiful autumn colours all around and the freshest purest air you could ever imagine. It was like breathing for the first time. The caves were astonishingly beautiful and the acoustics out of this world. I had a wonderful Guide with Invicta Travel, highly recommended.
After hotel pickup, start your tour by visiting Sniper Alley and the hotel that was home to foreign correspondents during the Bosnian war. Continue to the War Tunnel Museum and learn more about the Siege of Sarajevo. You'll be guided by a survivor of the siege, who will answer any questions you might have. Head to the mountain of Trebević to explore the sites of battlefields. See the remains of bunkers, minefields, tank caterpillar traces, trenches, and other reminders of the destruction of war. Then visit the abandoned Sarajevo Bobsleigh track, built for the 1984 Winter Olympics, and see amazing graffiti by artists from around the world. Continue to the Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest in Europe. During the Siege of Sarajevo, the cemetery was the main front line and sniper nest of the Republic of Srpska army, overlooking the infamous Sniper Alley. The last stop is at Yellow Bastion...
Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Head out for a morning ride through the interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia taking in the views along the way. Pass by Ivan mountain and enter the Herzegovina region. Make your first stop of the day in the old part of Konjic town for a short visit. See the famous 17th-century Old Bridge which looms over the turquoise waters of the Neretva river. Then, continue your journey along the shoreline of the beautiful Jablaničko Lake, making a short stop in Jablanica town to learn about the history of the Neretva Battle in WWII. Also, see how the region's greatest delicacy - famous roasted lamb on the spit - is made. Continue your tour with a stop in Mostar for a 2-hour walking tour through the town's most important sites. Marvel at the Old Bridge, the Old Bazaar and cobbled streets of the Old Town. Hear unique stori...
Explore and learn about Olympic Sarajevo! In 1984 Sarajevo hosted the 14th Olympic Winter Games, introducing Sarajevo to the world. The mountains that surround Sarajevo were perfectly suited to host the Olympic Games. The period of organizing Olympic games changed the face of Sarajevo, particularly in terms of construction. Whole new villages arose in the same period. Visiting these Olympic sights will take you back in time to when Sarajevo was the center of the World! Fresh air, thick woods, Olympic history and the rich green landscape will offer great relaxation and replenish you soul. Do not miss the chance to visit Olympic Sarajevo! For this tour you can choose to visit either Igman and Bjelasnica, or Trebevic and Jahorina. You will have the opportunity to make your own plan for the Olympic mountain tour. The tour is ideal for a family.
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This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. Edis is the most knowledgeable, witty, caring guide you could ever meet. He went over and beyond to regale me many interesting and personal stories. I have been so looking forward to visiting Sarajevo since reading the novel 'The Cellist of Sarajevo' which was so beautifully descriptively written- Edis made this very personal, his father's experience of being shelled during the war his subsequent recovery and his massive efforts to be forgiving and reconcillary ....what a guy and what a son! Both are a force for good in this world. I'm humbled and proud that I was able to spend time you and learn first hand 'The Cellist of Sarajevo'
We had an amazing time with our guide Ibrahim. Open-minded, extremely nice and he shared his excellent knowledge about Travnik and Jajce. He even brought us to an amazing café and a super nice restaurant that offered really great food. I traveled through quite a lot of countries and I must that this tour has been one of the nicest I've had. Thanks again!
Adi was my guide - he is excellent in all respects. The Bosnia Herzegovina history he narrated while en route to the railroad was superb. At all stops on he tour he always made the place interesting. The Sarkan Eight Railway is an engineering marvel. Well worth the tour. A great day.
We had an amazing experience with these guys! They came to pick us up in the morning, and explained everything during the trip. It's the most efficient way to cross the border, hands down. We were so happy, that we also booked a tour with them the following day.
it's a quite place , the road to and from the village is beautiful and great for photography