City Tour War Tour Zadar

Relive the 20th century in Zadar! Centre of fascism in the 1920s, an important nazi military harbor in the WW II, completely destroyed by the Allied bombing, reborn through difficult communist times of Yugoslavia and finally free after the terrible Croatian Homeland War - Zadar was all that and more.
Price
185HRK per person
Duration
2 hours
Destination
Zadar
Travellers
2-20

Find out more about turbulent Zadar history in Communist and World War II Tour

Take a 2-hour tour on the fall of Communist Yugoslavia and the Croatian fight for independence in the disastrous Homeland War in the 90s.
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Relive the 20th century in Zadar! Centre of fascism in the 1920s, an important nazi military harbor in the WW II, completely destroyed by the Allied bombing, reborn through difficult communist times of Yugoslavia and finally free after the terrible Croatian Homeland War - Zadar was all that and more.
Highlights
  • Take a walk through the 20th century with the help of 80+ photos and pictures presented by the guide
  • Learn what life under fascism and Benito Mussolini was like
  • Relive the disastrous WW2 Allied bombing of Zadar on the spots where it happened
  • Learn what it was like to live in a communist state - Yugoslavia
  • Hear stories about Tito, the dictator who liked to hang out with celebrities
  • Learn the tragic story of the 1990s Croatian Homeland War
Tour Dates and Times
Apr 1st to Apr 30th every day at 3 pm
May 1st to Sep 30th every day at 6 pm
Oct 1st to Oct 31th every day at 3 pm
Nov 1st to Mar 31st no tours
Destination
Zadar
Departure Location
In front of the Archaeological Museum at Forum
Return Location
In front of the Archaeological Museum at Forum
Additional Information
Tour language: English Booking information: Instant confirmation How to recognize the guide: Follow the orange umbrella Price: 185HRK / 25€ per person
Price includes
  • Guidance by a certified local guide with 500+ tours experience

War Tour Zadar requires a booking, so please book your spot tour in advance. Feel free check out our TripAdvisor reviews and do not hesitate to contact us with any question you might have.

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Roman Forum

Join us at the meeting point in front of the Archaeological Museum, at the main city square where you will get an introduction to the tour and the city.
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Riva

Austro-Hungarian rule of Zadar - time of prosperity
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WWI Memorial Site

WWI is over but the antagonism between Croats and Italians grows strong.
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WWII Bunker Site

Fascism and Benito Mussolini take over Zadar.
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Teatro Verdi

Life under fascist rule: Italy or death!
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Harbor

WWII destruction of Zadar.
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Resistance movement founding site

Three brave men met here and decided they had enough.
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Market

Life in communism: are Coca-Cola, jeans, and rock music too liberal?

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Cinema victory

Culture is booming and so is communist propaganda.

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People’s Square

Vacation in a communist state? Why not!

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Rector’s Palace

Fall of communism and the Croatian Homeland War

More about this tour

Ever wondered what it was like to live under fascism? Or nazism? Or even communism? This tour answers those questions and many more. Zadar came under the rule of fascist Italy in the first part of the 20th century. As an important fascist and later nazi strategic point, Zadar was a target of a disastrous bombing campaign in the Second World War when 80% of the Old Town was destroyed.

After the war, there was a new totalitarian rule - a communist one. A specific liberal style of communism brought both prosperity and misery to the people. Western products were copied or smuggled into the state, Western movies were filmed in Yugoslavia and Western culture influenced the younger generations.

This tour includes more than 80 photos and pictures while discussing workers, workplaces, tourism, everyday life, products, music, movies, and much more with the goal of providing an in-depth perspective on how the life of ordinary people looked like in a communist state.

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