War Scars & Sarajevo Today Free Tour with Neno & Merima- small group tours (max 18 ppl)

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 15, 2020

We are Neno & Merima and we want to share stories of our amazing city and country. In our tours we will show you all the must see sights but also some of the beaten path sights. In each of our tour we also infuse our personal stories ans experiences. Our motto is: Come as guests and leave as friends :) Our tours are listed in Lonely Planet guidebook and highly recommended by TripAdvisor community with certificates of excellence and more than 800 excellent 5 stars reviews. More about us :) Neno I'm 38 years old, born and raised in Sarajevo. I have a degree in political sciences, so history and politics are my passion. As a young boy, I also experienced the siege of the city so I decided to share my stories and to tell my guests more about the recent war. But I will show you more than that. For me the history of my country and city is more than just the recent war. In free time I also like to travel and so far I visited 40+ countries. Merima Im 38 years old. I have degree in fine arts. Im very interested in culture and history. In free time passionate painter. Im happy to share my experiences and the stories from Sarajevo, old and recent ones. I cant wait to meet you.

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Tour description

Learn about the siege of Sarajevo and the war in Bosnia from your guide personal experience in smalI and personal groups. In this 2 hours tour we will share our war experiences, visit memorials, discuss what life was like during the war and outline our modern political set-up and post-war recovery challenges and tell you about the life today. We will take you to the parts of the city not covered in any other tour! We cover different landmarks and sites on this tour, with an ITINERARY that includes:

-Sarajevo roses
-Children memorial
-Snipper alley
-Holiday Inn hotel
-Parliament building
-Presidency building
-Canned beef memorial
-Post office
-Romeo & Juliet bridge ( war frontline)
-War acrobats art instalation

For any other info about the tour etc feel free to contact us :)
Above this description click on "GURU: Neno & Merima" and you will find contact form.

Please come to the meeting point 5-10 min before the start of the tour.

We require a valid phone number to verify your reservation (Whatsapp, Viber,SMS) This helps to prevent fraudulent bookings. Providing a fake phone number may result in the cancellation of your booking!

If you decide not to participate please cancel your tour on time so other guests can participate.

Thank you :)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pozorišni trg - Susan Sontag, Sarajev...
    Pozorišni trg - Susan Sontag, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    National theater square also known as Pozorisni trg - Susan Sontag. Guide will be at square side of the National theatre (Narodno pozoriste). DONT WAIT at the river side! Guide will hold A4 size blue foot print logo. If its busy on the square ( some event, manifestation etc) guide will wait on the sidewalk next to square where pharmacy is( Apoteka)!

  • 1
    Outside visit
    War acrobats art installation

    We will tell you stories about resistance and how was the daily life during the siege.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    "Nermine Come" Srebrenica genocide sculpture

    The Srebrenica Genocide was the massacre of approximately 8000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Memorial to the Murdered Children of Besieged Sarajevo

    The Memorial to the Murdered Children of Besieged Sarajevo is a monument that honors the memory of the children killed during the Siege of Sarajevo. Join our tour to learn more about symbolism of this memorial.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sarajevo rose

    Sarajevo Roses pay a unique tribute to the Siege of Sarajevo and those who were killed during one of the most tragic episodes in the city’s history.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Predsjedništvo Bosne i Hercegovine

    Next to presidency building we will explain you more about political system and all the challenges we have today...

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sniper alley

    Most dangerous street during the siege.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Hotel Holiday Inn

    Holiday Inn hotel was used as a base for reporters during the siege period.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Siege of Sarajevo front line

    We will show you bullet and shrapnel holes on the buildings, still present reminders of the tragic past times.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Canned Beef Memorial

    Find more about "amazing" food we got and ate during the war :)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Zack 13 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Merima was an incredible tour guide, bringing to life the recent Bosnian history with her personal stories and experience. It was incredibly interesting to learn about historical events but also the reflections on these events. Importantly, Marima brought humour to the tour. It both elevated the mood but also exhibited the important national trait. This is a must-go tour in Sarajevo.
Evangelia 13 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
He was excellent and very kind. He knew many things about the city and stories worth hearing from the difficult years of the war in Sarajevo.
Madeline 10 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
A fantastic insight to the dark days of Sarajevo - so much learnt in 2 hours. Nemo spoke from his heart about what he experienced. Very importantly he was also very mindful of the high temperatures during our walk and provided us with plenty of shelter stops.
Xinyi 10 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Highly recommended! Neno is very professional and the storytelling is immersive. I've learned a lot of interesting facts. If you are interested in the history of Yugoslavia and the contemporary Bosina political and social situation, don't miss it.
Mrs Susan 09 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Be I was very animated and engaging. He possessed in depth knowledge of the war and it was very interesting to find out about the current political situation in B and H. Would strongly recommend
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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