Complete 4 hours war tour
Complete 4 hours War tour is created in order to educate people about the war and conflicts of 90’s in the West Balkans. The purpose of this tour will be to evaluate all of the major things that took place, to understand them as much as possible and to create a summary that will lead to a positive outcome.
Fall of Yugoslavia will be explained using the maps and stories provided by our tour guide.This will be one of the first stories that will follow. War in Bosnia, the creation of 3 different armies, Siege of Sarajevo, Srebrenica genocide and war outcome will be amongst the topics that the tour guide will be explaining during the 4 hours of the tour.
You will be visiting all of the important locations for this tour such as: Tunnel of Hope, Bobsleigh Track, Hotel ‘’Osmice’’, Jewish Cemetery, etc. All of the locations mentioned are essential for this topic and they will be explained in a comfortable AC car or van (depending on number of people).
Listen to the story told by the locals, a generation that believes the war was an ultimate mistake and that this kind of suffering should never happen to anyone ever again. We promise to deliver facts and unbiased opinions (as much as it is possible) in order for you to understand the conflict without having to choose sides.
During the ride towards the tunnel museum, which will be our first stop, the guide will start the tour by explaining the fall of Yugoslavia. The tour guide will then explain the sites and buildings, which you’ll be able to see through your window, all of which were important during the siege of Sarajevo.
After we arrive to the tunnel museum tour guide will buy the tickets and you will enter an area where we have maps, video and other tools that will help us explain the conflict to you. Find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, how many people were involved in the conflict and which events were the most important for this war. You will then watch a movie and also get an explanation about the movie itself.
You’ll have the opportunity to hear the stories about the life during the darkest times in Sarajevo, and yet the stories will be full of life and full of hope.
While passing through 25 meters of the original tunnel, the guide will explain its importance and role during the siege.
After the visit to the Tunnel museum, you will be going to Trebevic mountain to see the first line of defense. You will also be able to see Sarajevo from a greater distance and the positions from which Sarajevo was bombarded.
Our trip back to the starting location will be interrupted with two stops. First one will be hotel ‘’Osmice’’ and second- the Jewish Cemetery. Hotel ‘’Osmice’’ was the headquarter of Serbian Forces and Jewish Cemetery was a frontline as well.
We will finish with good examples and positive stories. We will speak about the future and fight against fascism with an overall positive attitude.
During the tour, transport will be organised and you will be transported to the Tunnel Museum with the tour guide who will be explaining everything on the way, inside of the tunnel museum and on the way back. Locations that we will see and visit are:
- Markale Marketplace
- Eternal Flame
- Sarajevo Children’s Memorial
- Hotel Holiday Inn
- Sniper Alley
- Tunnel Museum
- Anti Fascist Memorial ” Vrace”
- Trebevic Mountain
- Bobsleigh Track
- Hotel ”Osmice”
- Jewish Cemetery
- Panoramic view of Sarajevo
STARTING LOCATION OF THE TOUR
After you enter the vehicle the tour guide will give you explanations about the tour and about the fall of Yugoslavia. You will be driving through one of the most notorious streets in Sarajevo, known as Sniper Alley.
Tunnel Museum is the key landmark of this tour as it provides whole set of tools to do a proper explanation. You will spend up to 1 and a half hour during which you will understand most of the important information
Trebevic Bobsleigh Track
Walk through the symbol of Olympic games which became trench for the Serbian forces in 1992. Today revived with the reopening of Cable Car in Sarajevo, Bobsleigh track is offering a pretty unique experience because of the graffiti which are now covering the bullet holes.
As a frontline between Bosnian Army and Serbian Forces, Jewish cemetery is being left with countless bullet holes in tombstones and in the Anti Fascist monument. Next to the monument we will be speaking about the importance of the battle against fascism and about the resistance without weapons that was popular in Sarajevo.
map of locations
Frequently asked questions
There isn’t a specific dress code for this tour although we recommend you dress in layers because the tour covers various locations.
Yes, ticket to the Tunnel museum is already calculated in the price, along with transportation and refreshments.
The topic of war on ”Complete 4 hours war tour” can be considered a bit too heavy for young children so keep that in mind. Our tour guide will try to adapt the topic in case of private tour.