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Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo Siege Tour

(558 Reviews)
  • Duration: 4h
  • Max people: 8
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 10
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo

What to expect from Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo siege tour

Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo Siege Tour is the most popular tour provided by Meet Bosnia Travel agency. With our experienced Sarajevo local guides, you will be able to understand better the rich and sometimes violent history of this city and the whole Balkan region.

The facts presented in this war tour are delivered from an intellectual perspective, greatly insightful if you want to learn about what it was like to live in the former Yugoslavia and to have been affected by the war, as well as the big picture of these tragic events.

Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo siege tour highlights
  • Yellow Fortress (Stop at)
  • City Hall 
  • Defenders' Cemetery and  Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet grave
  • Olympic Stadium Kosevo
  • Olympic Hall Zetra 
  • St. Vitus heroes Chapel
  • Sniper Alley
  • Former Holiday Inn Hotel
  • Old Yugoslav Military Barracks
  • Tunnel of Hope
  • Republica Srpska, East Sarajevo
  • Trebević Mountain
  • Bobsleigh track
  • Front-lines

Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo siege tour essential information

  • Departure & return locationGazi Husrev Begova 75 (Click to get directions)
  • Departure time09:30 AM & 02:00 PM
  • What's includedLicensed guide
    Transportation
    AC equipped vehicle
    Hotel pick-up
    Hotel drop-off
  • What's NOT includedTunnel Museum Entrance Fee (Adults: 15 BAM/7.5€; Students: 5 BAM/2.5€; Children under 6: Free entrance
    Private expenses
    Food & Beverages
  • Good to knowA private tour can be organized on request
    Tour can be customized on request
    Price depends on number of people
    Minimum required number of people for the tour is 2 - a private tour can be organized for 1 person

Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo siege tour itinerary

About Sarajevo Siege

In the last hundred years, three times Sarajevo was the centre of the world. The first time was in 1914 when the Assassination that caused the First World War happened here. The second time was in 1984 when Sarajevo hosted XIV Winter Olympic Games in communist Yugoslavia.

And the third time was just 8 years later when the war started in Bosnia and Herzegovina which brought the world the longest siege in modern warfare i.e. the Siege of Sarajevo, and hence the name Sarajevo siege tour.

Sarajevo siege tour speaks about longest Siege in the History of Modern Warfare

On this Sarajevo siege tour, you will hear the stories of survival in the war zone. Starting from the old town we are heading to the Yellow Fortress where you will have a small introduction to the geographical landscape of Sarajevo.

Yellow Fortress is a perfect place for that since there is a beautiful panoramic view of Sarajevo from there. During the Sarajevo siege tour, the guide will describe the living conditions in the city without electricity, food or water. If you were asking yourself why there are so many cemeteries in Sarajevo this tour will provide you with an answer. You will see Kovači, the final resting place of many Sarajevo defenders.

Almost three decades after the war Sarajevo still has visible scars from the siege. This War Tour will show you some of the more meaningful ruins. You will see the Markale market – a place where happened terrible massacre, a Memorial for the children killed in Sarajevo and other important monuments.

Later on, we are going back to the ’80s. We are talking about the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and visiting Olympic Complex – Olympic Hall and Olympic Stadium.

Your guide will not miss on the tour to tell you more about life in the former Yugoslavia and compare it to life during the siege. Nearby the complex, you will see destroyed hospitals from the war, Defender’s Cemetery, graves of Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo, St. Vitus heroes Chapel and others.

With the Sarajevo siege tour, you will learn about Sniper Alley and Tunnel of Hope

On the way to the Tunnel of Hope, we will take you through the street once known as the Sniper Alley – the most dangerous street in Sarajevo during the siege. One of the attractions you will see on that street is the Hotel Holiday Inn where all the international journalists used to stay during the war. Also, we will not miss showing you  Old Yugoslav Military Barracks.

The most important site on Sarajevo Siege Tour is the War Tunnel (Tunnel of Hope) Museum where the original war videos made during the Sarajevo Siege are being displayed.

Our guide will explain to you in detail how important the Tunnel was for people who were living in Sarajevo during the siege. There you can pass through a small part of the original Tunnel of Hope, a passage that once brought hope both to the local Sarajevan’s and other Bosnians alike.

The Dayton Peace Agreement ended the war but also legitimized the division of Bosnia into its two political entities. We will take you through both of them as our guide explains their significance.

Afterwards, you will visit the famous Bob Sleigh Track located on the Olympic Mountain Trebević. You will proceed to one of the vantage points from which tanks and artillery were wreaking havoc upon Sarajevo.

Besides the historic sights and monuments on this Sarajevo siege tour, you will be able to hear local stories of love in the war-torn city, art under the bullet rain, the meaning of symbolic red shapes in the Sarajevo asphalt and above all the triumph of the human will to survive.

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Erwan R

Solo Traveller

Meet Bosnia and I, episode 2 :
30 years after the war in Yugoslavia, the souvenir is still very much alive and one cannot understand the Bosnians without getting to know this particular period of history. The tour gets you to the different places and the explanations of the guide, Adnan, were very complete and helpful to get to this point.
Especially getting all around Sarajevo along the frontline makes you understand under which conditions the inhabitants of the city were held during the nearly 4 years of the siege. All my respect to the people who had to suffer this and still live it in their flesh and bones. Are they seeking revenge? No, they share it in its most human way : tell the story!

March 29, 2024

Catianna G

Couple Traveller

The tour Is about the fall of Jugoslavia and the siege of Sarajevo. It includes a lot of strategic and important places of this period. Our guide, Arna, explained us in details the history of his country and city making us understand the feeling of this strange and horrible war. Recommended.

March 23, 2024

Leanda&Richard

Couple Traveller

We went on the tour knowing little bits of information but returned having learned a whole lot more in an unbiased sense. Adnan spoke brilliant English and was very passionate and patient with us because we had lots of questions. For us, the tour was just perfect, we learned so much about 🇧🇦 and would recommend this tour 100%. You will not be disappointed. The tunnel especially was very educational and we didn’t realise how important it was. Loved the end part too at the bobsleigh track. A perfect trip and worth every penny in our opinion. Thank you so much.
Leanda and Richard from Nottingham England

March 14, 2024

Aditya P

Group Traveller

Great experience , and also a bit sobering. Thanks a ton to Ago and the team. Really makes you understand the tragedy and pain.

March 9, 2024

Paula R

Solo Traveller

The tour was really really interesting! I learnt so many new things I didn’t know about the country and specifically about the war time. Our guide knows a lot and he is very enthusiastic while telling everything. I highly recommend taking this tour!

March 7, 2024
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