Guided tour

Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

From US$ 29.07 per person

Explore locations that played an important role in the defense and resistance of Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war, and learn what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Croatian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Yellow Fortress for one of the best panoramas of Sarajevo
  • Go to the Markale market place
  • Admire buildings from the Winter Olympics
  • Discover where Sniper Alley is
  • Visit the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum
Full description
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
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to the Tunnel Museum and "The Siege 1992-1995 War Exhibition"
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Insider Agency, 30, Zelenih Beretki Street

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 115 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Had the tour in German today with guide Adi. We were a total of 4 people and started on time. First we visited the maternity clinic and saw what was probably the last ruin of the war in Sarajevo. From there we continued via Sniper Alley to the Tunnel Museum in Butmir. There we learned everything worth knowing about the Bosnian war, as well as about the tunnel and its creation, using video, pictures and maps. Finally we visited the yellow bastion and took a break there. We enjoyed cool drinks and a wonderful view of the city. I really liked the tour and Adi told a lot of interesting things. A terrific tour with a perfectly speaking guide Adi. I can only recommend it to everyone who visits Sarajevo!

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June 29, 2022

In perfect German, Mohamed told a lot of interesting things. Although I have good historical knowledge, I learned many new details that you can't read anywhere, answered all my questions, reported on personal experiences. The pace of the tour was optimal, not too fast, not too slow. Thanks to his vehicle, I got to places that I would not have reached on foot. Exciting! Highly Recommended. The price of the tour was really worth it!

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November 28, 2021

Eye Opener - our Guide Mr. Nermin should write a book!

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.

October 1, 2019

Product ID: 28762