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Modern World Longest Siege - Siege of Sarajevo Half-day Tour provided by Funky Tours

Modern World Longest Siege - Siege of Sarajevo Half-day Tour

Modern World Longest Siege - Siege of Sarajevo Half-day Tour
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Get a firsthand account of the Siege of Sarajevo from a guide who survived it on a half-day tour. Travel to the War Tunnel Museum in an air-conditioned minivan with a small group and learn about the breakup of Yugoslavia and the years-long siege. Visit Trebevic Mountain, the Jewish Cemetery, and Yellow Bastion.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the Sarajevo Siege from a guide who lived through it
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan
  • See the exhibits at the War Tunnel Museum
  • Take in views of the city from Trebevic Mountain
What to expect
  • Meet your Sarajevo Siege survivor guide in Old Town, or arrange for hotel pickup. Begin your small-group tour by heading to the War Tunnel Museum. During the drive, learn about the history of the breakup of Yugoslavia from your guide. While traveling, observe the Markale Massacre sites, the Bosnian Presidency building, Sniper Alley, Marshall Tito Barracks, the Bosnian Parliament, and other sights that relate to the Sarajevo Siege. Arrive at the tunnel and learn about its history. Explore the museum exhibition, and then learn about post-war and post-siege Sarajevo. Hear stories about the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games. Take in views from the top of Trebevic Mountain and understand how it related to the siege. Stop by the Jewish Cemetery and go to Yellow Bastion, a beautiful viewpoint above the city. The tour ends in central Sarajevo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the Sarajevo Siege from a guide who lived through it
  • Travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan
  • See the exhibits at the War Tunnel Museum
  • Take in views of the city from Trebevic Mountain
What to expect
  • Meet your Sarajevo Siege survivor guide in Old Town, or arrange for hotel pickup. Begin your small-group tour by heading to the War Tunnel Museum. During the drive, learn about the history of the breakup of Yugoslavia from your guide. While traveling, observe the Markale Massacre sites, the Bosnian Presidency building, Sniper Alley, Marshall Tito Barracks, the Bosnian Parliament, and other sights that relate to the Sarajevo Siege. Arrive at the tunnel and learn about its history. Explore the museum exhibition, and then learn about post-war and post-siege Sarajevo. Hear stories about the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games. Take in views from the top of Trebevic Mountain and understand how it related to the siege. Stop by the Jewish Cemetery and go to Yellow Bastion, a beautiful viewpoint above the city. The tour ends in central Sarajevo.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12030P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Experienced guide (majority of our guides are all Sarajevo Siege survivors, capable for telling story from their own experiences. Some of them have been involved as soldiers and others as honourable citizens of Sarajevo)
  • Hotel pickup (if required by guests who stay out of the Old Town of Sarajevo)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • War Tunnel Entrance Fee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Sarajevo War Tunnel
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from everywhere at every address within Sarajevo city.
  • Besarina čikma 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina We are located at Besarina Čikma 5, right in the old town of Sarajevo and are easy to find. Look for orange sign "Funky Tours".
  • Airports:
  • Butmir Airport, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A low amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Experienced guide (majority of our guides are all Sarajevo Siege survivors, capable for telling story from their own experiences. Some of them have been involved as soldiers and others as honourable citizens of Sarajevo)
  • Hotel pickup (if required by guests who stay out of the Old Town of Sarajevo)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • War Tunnel Entrance Fee
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Sarajevo War Tunnel
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from everywhere at every address within Sarajevo city.
  • Besarina čikma 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina We are located at Besarina Čikma 5, right in the old town of Sarajevo and are easy to find. Look for orange sign "Funky Tours".
  • Airports:
  • Butmir Airport, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • A low amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Besarina čikma 5
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sniper Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sarajevo War Tunnel
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Trebević Vidikovac
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Jewish Cemetery Sarajevo
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Yellow Fortress
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Juliana d
3 contributions
Best tour in the Balkans
Oct. 2021 • Friends
The tour with Adnan was the highlight of our trip to the Balkans. He is fantastic! Knowledgeable, charismatic and delivered so many personal stories that brought history alive. I highly recommend this tour
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Haleythetraveler
Jodhpur, India9 contributions
Really interesting tour, amazing company to book through!!
Sep. 2021
The company - The communication with this travel company has been absolutely flawless! From assisting with booking tours at late hours, to helping with luggage storage. This has been one of the best companies I've worked with during my travels.

The tour - a really interesting tour to take! If you are interested in learning about the history of Sarajevo, do not hesitate to take it! Our guide Adnan had so many interesting stories to tell about the city as well as his experience during the siege. You get a bonus story if you ask about how he met his wife :)

Thank you for a really great experience!
Written 25 September 2021
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Teun B
4 contributions
A must when in Sarajevo
Sep. 2021 • Solo
A perfect tour to visit the most important sites of the siege. Our guide could tell us everything about the siege. You can't go wrong when doing a Funky tour!
Written 20 September 2021
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Dear Teun, thank you so much for sharing your experience. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we truly hope that we will have a chance of seeing you again in the future. All the best from your Funky Team :)
Written 20 September 2021
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Kelly M
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
Excellent tours in an amazing city!
Sep. 2021
I did a few tours with Funky Tours during my trip to Sarajevo and they were all excellent. The team really went above and beyond to help me plan my time there and get the most out of my trip. The guides were fantastic, knew a ton about the history and included their own personal stories which really enhanced the tour. Sarajevo is such an interesting city and I hope to come back soon. I would highly recommend a trip to Bosnia and when you go definitely do a tour with Funky Tours!
Written 13 September 2021
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Dear Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your experience. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to take you on the tours with us. We also hope to see you again soon, even if you decide not to book the tours, please stop by for a coffee at least. :) Warmest regards from Sarajevo and your Funky Tours team <3
Written 15 September 2021
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Vanja K
2 contributions
Amazing tour with the kindes guide ever!
Aug. 2021
The tour was one of the best experiences my boyfriend and I made during our two week stay in Bosnia/Croatia!
I was born and raised in Bosnia and wanted to"refresh" my memory a bit, witness my culture from an objective angle, and also for my Austrian boyfriend to have things explained to him by someone else than me :)
The communication with Funky Tours was uncomplicated and quick. Thank you Edna! The price is really reasonable, 50 BAM pro person (around 25€). Regarding the content and the duration of the tour, it really isn't expensive at all!
Adis was our guide and we could not have wished for a kinder, funnier, more competent, educated guy in Sarajevo. He spoke (in excellent German!) to us but also with us while he drove around, minding to ask questions or to check if we had something to ask. At one point, up in the Olympic Village, I needed to go to the toilet, and he took me to a nearby hotel with the van, where he patiently waited for me and drove me back to the rest of the group. I felt safe, as if I was with a family member. I thought it's ok if I mention this small detail, an act of kindness you don't really expect :)
We saw and learned a lot, we still talk about the tour with friends and family. When we go back to Sarajevo, I am booking at least one more tour with them!
Hugs and greetings from Vienna!
Vanja & Florian
Written 23 August 2021
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Dear Vanja and Florian, thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience, we really appreciate it. Even though Sarajevo went through many changes, its people stayed kind, warm and hospitable. That is why we always strive to give our clients memorable trips and hearing your words of praise motivates us to do even better. Thank you once again. We are looking forward to meeting you again and to exploring the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina with you. Warm regards from your FT team :)
Written 27 August 2021
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Connie B
54 contributions
A must do tour!!!
We selected this tour on a recommendation and are so pleased we did. Our guide Arna provided us with information of this time as she lived here in Sarajevo during the siege. She drove us to all points of interest relevant to the siege and explained what life was like for locals living here at that time. Arna was so full of interesting information about local culture and how it evolved historically as well as providing information of the time of the siege. I am very glad we did this tour as it has given me a better understanding of what people lived through in such recent history. Arna was a fantastic guide and I am very glad she took us on this tour.
Written 11 March 2020
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Dear Connie, we are so grateful that you visited our Sarajevo and decided to learn about its history. It was such a pleasure meeting you. Hopefully we will meet again sometime. We wish you all the best, Your Funky team :D
Written 12 March 2020
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pmccarthy
London17 contributions
An extraordinarily good tour
I echo the many justified positive comments here. The tour of Sarajevo is breathtakingly good, not least because it is possible to see and truly feel the recent history of the siege and the city’s rebirth. It isn’t dusty history, but nor was this a pessimistic experience either. The tour was brought to life by - in our case - two inspiring guides, Arna and Hamza, who between them created a vivid picture of many different stages of the city’s recent history and used their deeply personal experiences. Their English guiding was elegant and open. Besides the seriously high quality of the tour itinerary and commentary, was too much trouble either. We could have stayed longer, skipped a stop, stopped, asked questions etc entirely at our whims making us truly feel like guests. Finally we were able to be dropped back to our resort at Jahorina with an on the spot transfer from our driver, saving us negotiating a taxi in the city. I can’t recommend this illuminating tour experience highly enough - and if done in Winter on a sunny day as we did, there is all the more atmosphere to lend itself. I will be doing more activities through this country when next in Bosnia!
Written 18 January 2020
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Providing the best service for our client is the most important thing to do, that's why we give our best to bring you closer to understanding our history, culture and share personal experiences with you. We are truly happy when we hear these kind words. Being able to make your time here memorable is such a pleasure for us and hopefully we will have another chance to see you in the future. We send you the warmest regards, Your Funky Team :)
Written 17 March 2020
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Hannatjh
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Amazing half day tour - exactly what I wanted
Jan. 2020
Had a wonderful siege tour with Almir- a former soldier for the Bosnian Army. Aside from comprehensive historic information, he talked about his personal experience and insights, which are invaluable for me to understand the history from a different perspective. The stories really got me excited and I shared them in Chinese on my social platforms. I wish more friends would like to visit here as well. On the way to the 1984 Winter Olympics place, we had a stop at an abandoned restaurant that was damaged in the war. There, I captured the silhouette of my lovely tour guide - and this is definitely one of my favorite photography during my two-month-long trip.
Written 7 January 2020
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This tour is conceptualized in a way to help you better understand what happened to this city and what is the better way than to hear it from a local survivor first handed. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we would love to see the pictures you took. I'm sure they are amazing :) Hopefully we will meet again some other time in the future, till then, Always yours Funky Team
Written 17 March 2020
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Ana B
7 contributions
Great tour, excellent guide!
Dec. 2019
We took the half-day tour and we were amazed by how much you get to see and learn during it. The guide, Almir, was very interesting, well-informed and fun to be with. His history knowledge, as well as his English, was excellent. The agency is very well-organized; they answer your e-mails very quickly, nothing seems to be a problem and everything is as arranged. I would recomment this agecy to everyone.
Written 4 January 2020
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We were more than glad to be at your disposal. Thank you so much for coming and learning about the history of our town, that is rather sad and gloomy sometimes. We truly hope to see you again in the future. Lots of love, Your Funky Team :)
Written 18 March 2020
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Sandra L
2 contributions
Great tour inside the Siege
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Myself and a friend had an amazing time doing this tour. Guide was really interested in getting us inside the events which happened during the Siege. We went to the Tunel, Mountains and Jewish Cemetery and he added relevant information about the whole history.
Written 4 January 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting and deciding to learn more about the history of Sarajevo. We were more than happy to have you with us. Hopefully you will come again in the future. :) All the best, Your Funky Team
Written 18 March 2020
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