Bosnian and Yugoslav War Tour with Tunnel of Hope

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About this tour

Join us for a profound 4-hour journey with our certified official tour guide! You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Sarajevo’s resilience amidst the ravages of war and the struggle for defense. As we explore the city, we’ll visit key sites like Sniper Alley and the Tunnel of Hope. Once a lifeline, now a War Museum of what was once called “the biggest concentration camp” in the world.

From the remnants of Hotel 8, which served as a military base on Trebevic Mountain, you’ll enjoy a unique vantage point overlooking the locations of former adversaries. Equally important we’ll take you to visit a one-of-a-kind Jewish cemetery, the second-largest in Europe after the one in Prague.

Stroll along the iconic 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track. Now covered with vibrant graffiti that adds a unique charm for picture enthusiasts. Experience the beauty of Sarajevo from the Yellow Bastion. From there you can pay your respects to the fallen soldiers and the first Bosnian president who rests in the Soldiers Cemetery.

Our tour isn’t just about exploring history; it’s about experiencing the resilience and spirit of Sarajevo, honoring those who sacrificed, and gaining a newfound appreciation for this remarkable city.

You are eager to learn more about the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia? Option for our full-day Tito’s Bunker, Winter Olympics & Yugoslav War Tour with Tunnel of Hope for more enriching experience.


  • Explore the Tunnel of Hope Museum, delving into the Breakup of Yugoslavia
  • Listen to personal stories from War Veterans
  • Stroll the 1984 Olympic Games' Trebević Mountain bobsleigh track
  • Take in panoramic views from the ruins of Hotel 8
  • Visit Europe's second-largest Jewish cemetery
  • Enjoy scenic vistas from the Yellow Fortress


  • Informative and professional guide - War Veteran
  • Tunnel of Hope Museum entrance fee (15 BAM)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small group tour
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Free pickup (for private tours)
  • Tour is shared (unless specified)
  • Standard tours are in English (unless specified)
  • Optional Tips: Always Appreciated


Panoramic tour

It takes about 30 minutes to drive to the Tunnel of Hope. During the drive, the tour guide will describe various areas of the city, highlighting locations and structures significant to the storyline. You will be able to identify the demolished structures from the video presentation at the Tunnel of Hope Museum.

Panoramic tour includes passing by:

  • Markale Markets (largest by number “Sarajevo roses”)
  • The Eternal Flame (memorial dedicated to the military and civilian victims of the WW2)
  • Sarajevo Memorial for Children( memorial dedicated to the killed children during the siege)
  • Presidency 
  • Parliament 
  • Holiday Inn Hotel (built for ’84 Olympics, used by reporters as their base during the Siege)
  • Sniper alley (most dangerous part of the city during the war, part of the street that leads to the Museum)
  • National and Historical Museums
  • Yugoslav part of the city
  • National television building (build during Yugoslav era, served an important role during the war)
  • Sarajevo International Airport

Tunnel of Hope Museum

During the Siege of Sarajevo, one of the longest and deadliest in modern history, a lifeline emerged beneath the city streets, known today as the Tunnel of Hope. This secret tunnel underneath UN controlled airport was just 1 meter wide and 1.6 meters high. It stretched for nearly 800 meters, connecting the besieged city to the outside world. Constructed in 1993 by Bosnian soldiers and volunteers, this engineering marvel allowed food, supplies, and in average 4000 people every day to pass beneath the airport runway. The Tunnel of Hope Museum, established in 1996, now preserves this remarkable piece of history, displaying photographs, artifacts, and the original tunnel entrance, offering visitors a profound insight into the courage and resilience of Sarajevo's people during those challenging times. If not for Tunnel, Bosnia and Herzegovina would not exist today.

Trebevic mountain and Bobsleigh track

Hidden in the Trebevic mountain lies a unique relic of the 1984 Winter Olympics: the abandoned bobsleigh track. This concrete marvel, originally designed for Olympic athletes to hurtle down icy slopes, has taken on a new life as a canvas for urban art and a symbol of Sarajevo's resilience. Constructed in the Trebević Mountains, the track was part of the city's vibrant sporting history. However, during the brutal Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, it fell into disrepair, enduring artillery fire and neglect. Today, graffiti artists from around the world have transformed it into a mesmerizing open-air art gallery. With our guide hike up to the track and explore its colorful curves. NOTE: Remember to bring camera!

Destroyed Hotel 8

Hotel Osmice was constructed high above Sarajevo on the slopes of Trebevic Mountain, and now it lies in ruins. What was once a popular hangout for locals is now a somber reminder of the city's destruction in the 1990s. The enemy forces used it as a vantage point to overlook the city of Sarajevo as they bombarded it with artillery. An easy to miss location recently has been popularized by our agency.

Jewish cemetery in Sarajevo

Established in the late 17th century, the Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest Jewish burial sites in Europe. It served as the final resting place for generations of Jewish families who called Sarajevo home. UNESCO-protected Bosnian tombstones known as "Stećak" served as inspiration for majority of grave markers. Tombstones engraved with Hebrew and Ladino, provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Jewish community in Sarajevo. Unfortunately during the recent war it was used as sniper nest.

Yellow fortress

Once a strategic defense point overlooking Sarajevo, the Yellow Fortress has transformed into an emblematic spot for both locals and tourists. Its curious name comes from the color of its stone, which seems to radiate golden hues during the setting sun. Short walk to the top is rewarded with panoramic views of Sarajevo's red-roofed old town, the Miljacka River, and the surrounding mountains. The Soldiers Cemetery, located beneath the forth, is the resting place of Alija Izetbegovic, the first president of Bosnia and Herzegovina. His last wish was to be surrounded by fellow soldiers. 


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Bosnian and Yugoslav War Tour with Tunnel of Hope
Jeff Rosenberg


Ibrahim was a fantastic tour guide. This tour was exceptional and I highly recommend it.
Bosnian and Yugoslav War Tour with Tunnel of Hope
Susie Bouton
Asiam was excellent in helping us sign in and then getting us excited for our Bosnian visit. Abrahim, our guide, was fantastic. His enthusiasm, his willingness to answer our questions and his lnowledge was excellent. My husband and I walked away with so much information. Plus Abrahim gave us hope for a better future. We had a small but mixed group of participants and Abraham’s ability to include every one of us was amazing. Excellent tour!
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Marta (Brazil)

Adorei o tour, especialmente o guia, que sabe tudo sobre a história do lugar! além de ser super atencioso! Indico muito esse tour! vale a pena!

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