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2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour

  • 2-hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War walking tour
  • Explore Zagreb’s historic sites, including secret World War II tunnels
  • Browse the moving exhibitions at the Zagreb Bombing Museum
2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour
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2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour
USD 23.06
Uncover the truths of Zagreb’s dark past on a 2-hour walking tour of the city. Learn about the fall of the communist Yugoslavia the Croatian fight for independence, and the events of the Homeland War as you explore underground war tunnels, see the historic monuments of Ban Jelačić Square, and visit the Bombing Museum.
What to Expect

The Croatian Homeland War Tour is a journey through most of the 20th century of Croatia and the surrounding region. Starting with the World War II, the tour provides an insight into the situation in Croatia with a special emphasis on the fascist Independent State of Croatia and the antifascist resistance movement. As the war ends communist Yugoslavia is founded, with Josip Broz Tito as the leader and Croatia as one of the six federal republics for the next couple of decades. Yugoslavia's domestic policy and foreign affairs are presented, with Tito, as an influential politician of the time, in charge. After Tito's death, the collapse of Yugoslavia starts concluding with a series of brutal wars in the 1990s. Croatia finds it's way to independence and democracy through the Homeland War, consequences of which can be felt in many ways until the present day.

The tour starts on the Ban Jelacic Square in front of the horseman statue. Multimedia provided by the licensed guide consists of maps, photos and videos which are presented in a chronological order. The tour visits the World War II underground tunnels built during the fascist regime and later used as a public shelter in the Homeland War. Next stop is the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb where the presentation is given on the details of the Homeland War. At last, the guests are guided through the exhibition in the Memorial Center which shows the effects the Homeland war had on the city of Zagreb. The tour ends in the Memorial Center giving the guests an opportunity to explore the exhibition in detail on their own
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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour

The tour was excellent! 24 July we were on the Homeland War tour with Mia as our guide. She had an enormous knowledge about the different aspects of the war in the 90'ties (could answer all kind of questions) and had a fine way to...More

1  Thank 72RKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable & Insightful

We did the free walking tour with Luka in the morning. He is a local to Zagreb and provided a great insight into the early history of the town. It was also very helpful that he gave recommendations for food places local to Croatia and...More

1  Thank CrazieGal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Super interesting and highly recommended.

I had Vid as my guide and I learned a lot about history, people and facts. Zagreb was the background to learn historical movements so important to the West.

3  Thank AtivAtivAtiv
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
Kristina was excellent

While Zagreb wasn’t particularly involved in the war, Kristina did an excellent job explaining the politics and history of Croatia and how Zagreb fit in to the war. A very informative few hours

1  Thank Fionn M
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Knowledgeable and fun guide

I first joined the free walking tour and our guide of the day, Mia is really fun and entertaining. She's very knowledgeable too and patiently answered all the questions from the travellers. The next day, I joined the War Tour which coincidently was guided by...More

1  Thank KenBon L
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17 June 2018|
Response from 4everonvacation | Reviewed this property |
The tour happens everyday at 3 pm and you don’t need to book in advance. Go to the company website to get the details of the meeting point. It is a very interesting tour.
Ryan B
14 June 2018|
Response from _milesandnicky | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in English
Tonya L
29 May 2018|
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Response from 4everonvacation | Reviewed this property |
The War tour starts at 3:00 pm, based on the information from Free Spirits Tours the only tours available at that time are Wine Tasting (starts at 6 pm) or the Beer Tasting at 6:30 pm. But you can call them and try to... More