Times of Misfortune—Sarajevo Under Siege Tour

Times of Misfortune—Sarajevo Under Siege Tour
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$29.41
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Join a certified official tour guide on 4 hour journey of understanding Sarajevo's destruction and salvation. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley and War Tunnel Museum - the life line of " the biggest concentration camp" in the world. Panorama from the highest point of Trebevic Mountain and walking down 1984 Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track will provide unique experience. See one of the kind Jewish cemetery which is second by size in Europe, just before one in Prague. Experience Sarajevo from Yellow and White bastions, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers and first Bosnian president buried at Martyr Cemetery.

Meeting point is in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center close to "Sarajevo Meeting of Culture" on the main pedestrian street Ferhadija. Every guest of ours receives a bottle of water and is accompanied to the transportation heading towards War Tunnel Museum. On the way there (25-30 minutes) we make a short introduction to the war theme and show important sites and buildings that later can be seen on the short movie played in War Tunnel Museum.

With arrival to the Tunnel Museum, we will explain the position of Museum and famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing the short movie, one-hour long presentation starts that explains fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and creation and importance of the Tunnel. 

After the Tunnel, we head toward  84 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and a first line during the Siege of Sarajevo. At the site, we have the opportunity to see and walk on the Bobsleigh and Luge Track and experience the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which are unfortunately the main positions of the enemy army.    

Just under Trebevic Mountain lies the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones that are named "Stecak".

From there we are heading towards old Ottoman part of the city to visit White and Yellow Fortresses. They both provide breathtaking views to the old part of the city. 

The tour finishes at the same place where it began.

Join a certified official tour guide on 4 hour journey of understanding Sarajevo's destruction and salvation. Explore Sarajevo's key sites including Sniper alley and War Tunnel Museum - the life line of " the biggest concentration camp" in the world. Panorama from the highest point of Trebevic Mountain and walking down 1984 Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track will provide unique experience. See one of the kind Jewish cemetery which is second by size in Europe, just before one in Prague. Experience Sarajevo from Yellow and White bastions, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers and first Bosnian president buried at Martyr Cemetery.