If you want to find out more about the war in Bosnia in the ’90s and understand what was happening in those tough four years, you should visit Srebrenica in this full-day tour from Sarajevo. Undeniebly, Srebrenica is the place of the worst atrocity in Europe since the end of World War II.
This terrible act of ethnical cleansing, defined as an act of genocide and recognized as such by The American Congress and the European Parliament, will probably change your perception of the war you might have had before visiting this place.
Starting our tour from Sarajevo we will continue through some beautiful mountainous regions in East Bosnia. After around three hours of driving, we will arrive at Srebrenica town and start our tour with a visit to Potocari Memorial Complex.
That is the place where you will see a huge graveyard, the memorials of Srebrenica victims and authentic photo and video exhibitions of terrible crimes against humanity that happened there.
We will also show you the town and springs of healthy water in Srebrenica.
After more than three years of the war in Bosnia, on July 11, 1995, Srebrenica was attacked. Most importantly, it was a city in East Bosnia which the UN designated to be a protected area in the war. Finally, it became the stage of the worst crimes against humanity.
Armed soldiers and paramilitary units killed more than 8,000 people in the following days. While there, you are going to see a huge graveyard where the victims are buried.
The High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch established the memorial and the museum in 2001 as a part of the Foundation “Srebrenica-Potocari”. Today, the complex serves as a warning and a memory for all the victims of the Srebrenica Genocide.
US President, Bill Clinton officially opened the memorial in 2003. From that year onwards, there were successive burials of hundreds of victims every year. The atrocity was on such a massive scale that the experts are still disinterring and identifying the victims from mass graves in the area around the river Drina.
You are going to see a lot of original photo and video exhibitions in the Memorial that will help you understand the level of crimes that happened there.
Besides the memorials, this tour covers many tragic stories from the 90s. Surely, after meeting the survivor of the Srebrenica genocide your perspective of this human tragedy will affect you and will probably change the perception you had before.
Later, our guide will show you life after genocide since this tour will continue towards Srebrenica town. We will show you the springs of healthy water in the area around the city. This water contains two-valency fero, cobalt, nickel, copper, manganese etc. It is very healthy and has big potential in developing this area in the future.
Amazing holiday in Sarajevo
Me and my family with 3 kids had a marvellous time almost everything you want in your holiday specially the tour guide makes you feel home being so friendly
Amazing Tours, Excellent Service
I am truly impressed with the attention to detail, knowledge and availability of the tour guide to help as and when needed. Excellent job, Edin!
The best way to meet Bosnia
I was lucky enough to have had a tour with ‘Meet Bosnia’ and it was, quite simply, fantastic; be it nature, or an exploration into the history of Bosnia itself, ‘Meet Bosnia’ will meet and exceed your expectations. This is also due, in no small part, to the remarkable quality of the guides themselves, which for us was Edin; you will not find a more friendly, reliable informative and honest guide. For us it did not seem as if we were simply being led by a guide, but rather guided by a friend. Do yourself a favour; if you plan of visiting Bosnia, be sure to arrange with Edin and ‘Meet Bosnia’ to be the ones to truly show it to you.
We did three consecutive days of tours. The first, ‘Fall of Yugoslavia Tour – Sarajevo Under siege’ provided great insight into Sarajevo and showed many of the cities great sights, including the Tunnel of Hope, bob sleigh track and more.
The second tour we went to Srebrenica, an incredible day trip and well worth visiting. An import of the recent history of Bosnia. Tour guide was incredible informative.
The third tour visited Waterfall Skakavac, as well as a nearby lake, eco-town, old fort, villages and so on. Excellent use of the day, started at 08:30 and finished at 21:00 – saw everything I could have hoped too.
On the whole, three excellent trips with an incredibly knowledgable guide who was passionate about Bosnia and everything it has to offer. Recommend to all visiting Bosnia.
These people make your day special
This company was recommended by the owner of our hotel in Sarajevo. I contacted Edin 2 months before our visit and told him the thongs we needed to see. He put together a programme with costs and the deal was made. We arranged 2 full days including Sarajevo and Srebrenica. The car arrived at our hotel on time and we met Adnan, a perfectly charming young man who took amazing care of us for what eventually turned out to be 3 days. He was knowledgeable, courteous, professional, warm and generous. He showed us some of the most beautiful natural sites I have ever seen and which I expect few people get to see. When we visited the memorial site in Srebrenica he was there to offer a heartfelt hug, both of us full of tears. I cannot recommend this company highly enough.