City Tour War Tour Zagreb

A walking tour where you will discover what it was like living in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

Our first stop will be the World War II underground tunnels representing the history of Croatia and Zagreb throughout the 20th century, including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War.

The tour ends in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are explained through a video presentation.
Price
225HRK per person
Duration
2.5 hours
Destination
Zagreb
Travellers
2-25

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COMMUNISM AND HOMELAND WAR AT Croatian Homeland War Tour

Take a 2.5-hour tour on the fall of Communist Yugoslavia, and the Croatian fight for independence in the disastrous Homeland War.
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A walking tour where you will discover what it was like living in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

Our first stop will be the World War II underground tunnels representing the history of Croatia and Zagreb throughout the 20th century, including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War.

The tour ends in the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are explained through a video presentation.
Highlights
  • visit the WW2 underground tunnels
  • visit the basement used as a shelter during the air raids
  • learn more about the life during the communist era
  • find out what was happening during the war years
  • find out more about the fall of Yugoslavia
Tour Dates and Times
From Monday to Sunday at 3 pm
Dec 24th, Dec 25th, Dec 31st, Jan 1st, and Apr 9th no tours
Destination
Zagreb
Departure Location
In front of the horseman statue at Ban Jelačić Square, the main city square
Return Location
In front of the horseman statue at Ban Jelačić Square, the main city square
Additional Information
Tour language: English Booking information: Instant confirmation How to recognize the guide: Follow the orange umbrella WW2 underground tunnels: not included during public events in the tunnels and during Christmas Market Price: Adults (15-99) 225 HRK / 30€; Youth (7-14): 100 HRK /13€; Child (0-7): 0 HRK / 0€
Price includes
  • Authentic basement used as a shelter during the bombings
  • Guidance by a certified local guide with 500+ tours experience
  • Multimedia presentation about the Croatian Homeland War
  • WW2 underground tunnels visit

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

  • Meeting point
  • Authentic war shelter
  • Multimedia presentation
Meeting point

Ban Jelačić Monument

Join us in front of the horseman statue at Ban Jelačić (main) Square. The tour operates every day, from Monday to Sunday, at 3 pm. Booking is needed in advance. The guide will be waiting for you with an orange umbrella.

Authentic war shelter

Underground WW2 tunnel

Let us take you on a visit to the WW2 underground tunnels that were used as shelters. There you will learn more about life during the communist era in Zagreb.

Multimedia presentation

Basement

We will take you to the authentic basement that was used as a shelter during the air raids in Zagreb in 1991 and 1995. There, you will be given a short presentation about the events during the turbulent years of the Homeland War.

More about this tour

The Croatian Homeland War Tour is a 2.5-hour journey through most of the 20th-century history of Croatia and the surrounding region. Starting with 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 anti-fascist resistance movement.

After the end of the war, communist Yugoslavia is founded, with Josip Broz Tito as the leader and Croatia being one of 6 federal republics for the next couple of decades. Gain insight into Yugoslavia's domestic policy and foreign affairs as well as Tito as its leader. After Tito's death, the collapse of Yugoslavia is underway with a series of brutal wars in the 1990s. Croatia finds its way to independence and democracy through the Homeland War, the consequences of which can still be felt in many ways.

The tour starts on 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 chronological order. The tour visits the World War II underground tunnels built during the fascist regime, which were later used as a public shelter during the Homeland War.

The tour ends in the basement in which local people hid during the Zagreb air raids, where a presentation will be given on the details of the Homeland War.

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