Break of Yugoslavia & War in Mostar Life Under Siege
This tour covers the history of Yugoslavia after World War II until its breakup in the early 1990s. Our well-educated tour guides will firstly provide you with an overview of the establishment of the Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as well as its role during the Cold War. Post Tito period during the 1980s, when the slowdown of the economy and growing nationalism lead to political tensions across the country, the breakup of Yugoslavia, and the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina
You will learn why Mostar was so strategically important and why it was left as one of the most destroyed cities in Bosnia after the war. Our guide will share his personal experiences and stories of the terrible events that unfolded in this city 30 years ago (shelling, concentration camps, Mostar enclave).
Hidden Yugoslavian Military Base
The first stop is the abandoned aircraft hangar located only five minutes southern of Mostar. Yugoslavian revolutionary, Josip Tito had fighter jets placed deep in the mountainous bowels of the hanger, ready to deploy. The natural fortress protected the planes from attack, as well as from the prying eyes of citizens and spies.
Mostar War Museum
The second stop is Mostar War Museum. Discussion on how Mostar was affected by the devastating war, how it is to live in a divided city, and what happened between the lines, based on your tourist guide experiences and first-hand stories. We feel a great responsibility to educate you on this matter, so feel free to ask us whatever questions you may have. Our guide will use a board to draw a map of the former Yugoslavia, which will help to put some puzzles together.
West Front Line
The tour will end with exploring Šantića Street, where the closest fights were happening between Bosnian and Croatian forces. Over there we will see some of the bunkers still existing so many years after the war, practically in a city center. We will walk through the city front line which is now unfortunately the invisible line between two parts of Mostar. As we come close to Spanish square and Boulevard Street we will show you pictures of those places during the war so you can compare them to nowadays.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Mostar War Museum Entrance Fee
- Live commentary on board
- Small groups of 8 people or less
- All local taxes
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Food and drinks
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 25 euro per person
Things to note:
- Tour is only in English
- Required: 2 people minimum
- Optimize your time: are you leaving Mostar by busor train after the tour? Come on the tour and bring your luggage with you! Your tour guide will drop off you at the bus/train station.
- Optimize your time: if you are coming to Mostar from Sarajevo by train or bus, tour guide will wait for you at the bus/ train station to pick you up.
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Infants must sit on laps