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From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

Product ID: 139268
Learn about the Srebrenica genocide - the 1995 mass murder of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. Visit a museum, memorial, and cemetery.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center or accommodation pick-up at request
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the new Potocari Memorial Center located in battery factory, previously used by UN forces
  • See Memorial Room containing pictures and personal belongings of the victims
  • Visit the city of Srebrenica
Full description
The tour starts at 8 AM 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 city of Srebrenica is located around two and a half hours from the city of Sarajevo. The road takes you through a desolate, mountainous area with beautiful nature. While you are able to enjoy the scenery you will start learning about the history of Yugoslavia, so you can better understand the genocide of Srebrenica. 

Your first stop is in front of the battery factory, used by UN forces during the war in Bosnia. Located in these previous headquarters of the Dutch battalion of the UN forces, is now one of the most modern museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the “Museum of Srebrenica Genocide”. There you will meet the curator and experience first-hand stories about the survival in the Srebrenica enclave. From the Museum of Srebrenica Genocide, continue to the Memorial room, where you will be able to hear the stories of the victims, which were recorded by a local journalist. A part of the Memorial room is also dedicated to the people responsible for the massacre.

Victims that were found and identified are resting at the Memorial cemetery. Now the cemetery counts 6575 victims, but this number rises every year. Once you visited Potocari Memorial Center, continue your journey to the city of Srebrenica. Once the industrial leader in the area, and one of the oldest settlements of people is now a ghost city. Srebrenica is also the location for the lunch, as there are not a lot of restaurants nearby.  After Srebrenica, return to Sarajevo, where you will arrive around 6 PM and your tour ends.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Sandwich with traditional Bosnian sausage (vegetarian/vegan food at request)
  • Hotel pick-up service (if required by guests who stay outside of the Old Town of Sarajevo)
  • Hotel drop off at the end of the tour
  • Small-group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You will be provided with sandwiches for the tour, if you have any special dietary requirements, please inform your guides beforehand
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This is an excellent tour for learning more about Srebrenica, the Genocide, and Bosnian history as a whole. Our guide was Edin and he was very informative, pleasant and helpful. He answered all our questions, and his knowledge of history is formidable. The cemetery, museum and memorial centre are all well worth visiting, and this tour is the best way to do it. Pick up and drop off are super easy and the sandwiches provided were filling and tasty. Highly recommended - we'll be checking out this group's other tours in Sarajevo!

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February 28, 2020

Not an entertaining subject, but this is something that people should know about, so it will never be repeated. Memorial center is very informative and the tragedy of Srebrenica, as well as events leading to it and consequences of it explained well and understandable. On the lighter note, having lunch with sandwiches by Drina river was lovely. It's a very beautiful place.

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July 10, 2019

Amazing Tour 100% recommended. Necessary to understand the reality of the current Bosnia and the conflict in the Balkans. Edin, my guide, attentive throughout the tour, able to respond with kindness and sincerity all the questions, in addition to explaining very well the situation. Most of the Tour's success is yours. Thank you for this opportunity!

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April 25, 2019

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Info Bosnia Tours

Product ID: 139268