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2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour

  • 2-hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War walking tour
  • Explore Zagreb’s historic sites, including secret World War II tunnels
  • Browse the moving exhibitions at the Zagreb Bombing Museum
2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour
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2-Hour Zagreb Croatian Homeland War Walking Tour
Uncover the truths of Zagreb’s dark past on a 2-hour walking tour of the city. Learn about the fall of the communist Yugoslavia the Croatian fight for independence, and the events of the Homeland War as you explore underground war tunnels, see the historic monuments of Ban Jelačić Square, and visit the Bombing Museum.
What to Expect

The Croatian Homeland War Tour is a journey through most of the 20th century of Croatia and the surrounding region. Starting with the 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 antifascist resistance movement. As the war ends communist Yugoslavia is founded, with Josip Broz Tito as the leader and Croatia as one of the six federal republics for the next couple of decades. Yugoslavia's domestic policy and foreign affairs are presented, with Tito, as an influential politician of the time, in charge. After Tito's death, the collapse of Yugoslavia starts concluding with a series of brutal wars in the 1990s. Croatia finds it's way to independence and democracy through the Homeland War, consequences of which can be felt in many ways until the present day.

The tour starts on the 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 a chronological order. The tour visits the World War II underground tunnels built during the fascist regime and later used as a public shelter in the Homeland War. Next stop is the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb where the presentation is given on the details of the Homeland War. At last, the guests are guided through the exhibition in the Memorial Center which shows the effects the Homeland war had on the city of Zagreb. The tour ends in the Memorial Center giving the guests an opportunity to explore the exhibition in detail on their own
Reviews (31)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very Informative and Interesting Tour

We signed up for the free walking tour, but after hearing about the Homeland War Tour, we switched to that one. It's a paid tour, but absolutely worth it. We had an amazing tour guide, Vid. He is very knowledgeable. He sprinkled in some personal...More

1  Thank ineedtotakeavacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Superb Tour, Very Knowledgeable, Objective Guide!

We absolutely loved this walking tour. Our guide, Bid was fantastic at telling us the story of Croatia (and it’s neighbors) from the pre-WW1 era to now as we walked around various sites across Zagreb. Although it was 3hrs (with all of our questions and...More

1  Thank Eoghan G
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Great Tours

I did the Free Walking Tour, the Homeland War Walking tour, and the Wine Tasting with this company and all were great. Kristina was my guide for the free walking tour and she was funny, informative, and very kind with her time. Dora was my...More

3  Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Knowledgeable guide

We did both the free walking tour and the paid war tour. In both cases guides were nice and knowledgeable (one had a degree in history and the other one in geography). As I am passionate about history I enjoyed interacting with them. The war...More

1  Thank Chiara L
Reviewed 25 August 2018
Balanced and Insightful

Katerina is a great teacher who delivered a lot of information in an interesting way. A native to Zagreb, she is passionate about providing a balanced overview of the historical conflicts in this region. She used photos, maps, and video to tell the story. We...More

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17 June 2018|
Response from 4everonvacation | Reviewed this property |
The tour happens everyday at 3 pm and you don’t need to book in advance. Go to the company website to get the details of the meeting point. It is a very interesting tour.
Ryan B
14 June 2018|
Response from _milesandnicky | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in English
Tonya L
28 May 2018|
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Response from 4everonvacation | Reviewed this property |
The War tour starts at 3:00 pm, based on the information from Free Spirits Tours the only tours available at that time are Wine Tasting (starts at 6 pm) or the Beer Tasting at 6:30 pm. But you can call them and try to... More