If you would like to discover one of the biggest and best-kept secrets of former Yugoslavia you should certainly join us for our Visit to Tito’s Bunker in Konjic Day Tour.
Before exploring the Bunker itself, we visit the Old Town of charming – Konjic. We will talk about the symbol of Konjic – the Old Stone Bridge which has been connecting the banks of the Neretva River since 1682.
Tito’s Bunker is the biggest nuclear shelter of former Yugoslavia In case of a nuclear war, Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia and his closest associates were to be sheltered there. We are going to visit all the parts of this amazing bunker whose size is definitely going to surprise you. From the president’s office, conference rooms, soldiers’ dormitories up to gas storages and other specialized rooms, you will be amazed by this structure.
Tito’s Bunker is one of the largest and best-kept secrets of the former Yugoslavia. The Bunker is a real miracle of construction, complex for a special purpose – in case a catastrophe happened, Tito and his closest associates would be sheltered here.
The ARK is the largest nuclear shelter, and one of the largest underground facilities, ever built in the former Yugoslavia
This 6500 square meter bunker was one of the most expensive structures in the former Yugoslavia – there was an incredible $4.6 billion spent on this project.
With our local guide, you will discover that took 26 years to build it (from 1953 to 1979) and it was completely designed to withstand nuclear war and shelter communist leaders and army generals. Its air conditioning system, power generator, toilets etc are still working and the water container cistern is filled with fresh water.
For over a decade after its completion, it was the most secret military installation in the country since all construction workers were carefully selected and vetted, signing a contract of silence, and all staff members held the highest security clearance.
After Tito’s death in 1980, the complex was still kept ready in case of war. In March 1992, during the breakup of Yugoslavia, the JNA ordered its demolition of the Bunker, but the military detachment refused to carry out the order and instead surrendered the structure to the Bosnian government.
Tito’s Bunker now serves as a meeting point for artists from the region, Europe, and the world, so you will be able to see some very interesting and unique artworks.
After the visit to Tito’s Bunker, we will go to the Konjic city centre and talk about its most recognizable landmark – Konjic Old Bridge. This beautiful bridge was connecting the banks of the Neretva River for centuries.
It was since 1682. until WW2, when the German occupiers destroyed it, during the withdrawal of their troops. It was reconstructed as the original bridge in 2009 and has been on the list of national monuments of BiH since 2003.
We will have time reserved for coffee or lunch in this charming town.
Later on, we continue our trip to Sarajevo.
hank you Arna for sharing your story with us. What a beautiful place Bosnia is and we are so grateful for you explaining the history. Something everyone should experience
Very interesting tour with very knowledgable tour guide, Edin was very friendly and professional. Highly recommended.
We had meet Bosnia organise a week of activities around Sarajevo. It was amazing – we got up into the Bosnian mountains and saw some historical sites around. Their handling of our questions about the war was both thoughtful and insightful. Special thanks to Adnan, Edin, Hidaya, Ayoub, and Amer for making our week there so good. They even helped us organise the pcr test we needed to leave. A great trip and a super company. Highly recommended.
We had to write a review and give a special shoutout to Adnan who was our tour guide on 2 separate tours we took with Meet Bosnia Travel.
On our first day we did the free walking tour around the city of Sarajevo and realised the high quality of the tours offered by Meet Bosnia travel. So we returned to the office & booked a Tito’s Bunker Tour and arranged a tour to Mostar for the weekend.
For both Titos Bunker & our overnight trip to Mostar we had the fantastic Adnan as our driver & tour guide. He is incredibly knowledgable about his country, speaks great English & has a wonderful sense of humour. It was a pleasure having him drive us around & his relaxed attitude was really appreciated when 5 of us couldn’t always decide what we wanted to do next. He really was excellent.
Tito’s bunker was well worth a visit, it was a fascinating time capsule in the side of a mountain. Mostar & the surrounding areas was also great – very beautiful. We were also taken on a wine tasting tour which is certainly worth doing if the opportunity arrises. The small family run vineyard was picturesque and we felt as welcomed as if we were old family friends.
Huge thanks to Adnan for being awesome!
ur tour guide, Hidaya she is helpful, informative & fun throughout the tour. We learn a lot about Sarajevo & Bosnia 🇧🇦