Get a firsthand account of the atmosphere of Yugoslavian social-communism by visiting Tito’s Nuclear Bunker in the nearby town Konjic, highlights of the Yugoslavian golden age and its downfall with the story of the Siege of Sarajevo from a guide who survived it.
Travel to Konjic town, and visit the Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, explore the Olympic Village and a War Tunnel Museum in an air-conditioned minivan with a small group and learn about „soft communism“ golden era of Yugoslavia, the breakup of Yugoslavia and the years-long siege of Sarajevo.
See the Igman Mt. and explore famous sights of Olympic Ski Jumps and Hotel Igman followed by a visit Trebevic Mountain and famous Olympic Bobsled and before the end visit Jewish Cemetery, site heavily interesting from perspective of Jewish history in the Balkans and story of Siege of Sarajevo.
Meet your guide at our office, or be picked up directly at your address in the morning hours. Your guide is experienced, knowledgeable and open-minded person who is a direct siege survivor so, along the way, be sure you will hear some intriguing stories and personal experiences while involving some mind provoking and interesting debate with a small group of like-minded people.
On the way to Tito’s Nuclear Bunker in nearby town of Konjic, we will observe the Markale Massacre sites, the Bosnian Presidency building, Sniper Alley, Marshall Tito Barracks, the Bosnian Parliament and some other sites crucial for understanding the irreversible crash of Yugoslavia and Sarajevo under the siege.
Drive will continue the ride through suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan Mt. and enter the region of Herzegovina. As soon as in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending as region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and is totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural, environmental and usually climate change.
First stop of the day is a short visit to old part of unique, prehistorically inhabited Konjic, town famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over turquoise Neretva river, usually very sunny place and a home to one of the most expensive Yugoslavian projects – Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, or also called: Facility D-0, Atomic War Command (ARK).
We pass by:
It took 26 years to build this 6500 m2 miracle of construction with a purpose of withstanding a possible nuclear war and providing a shelter to over 350 Yugoslav leaders and army generals.
We will wander around this amazing structure and venue for a biennial of contemporary art while discovering the labyrinth of Yugoslavia mysteries, cold war fanaticism and communists paranoia while discussing the possible reasons of fall of Yugoslavia and it’s rigid consequences.
As a third most expensive JNA military project with spendings of cca. 4.6 billion USD, facility D-0, Tito’s atomic war command (ARK), was built to accept, accommodate and protect 350 people and enable successful management and command over the armed forces in case of nuclear warfare.
Later we will head towards Sarajevo and follow up the story of besieged city and harsh position its citizens went through in a barbaric bargain for life. Initial visit will be Igman Olympic mountain and its Olympic heritage in shape of Olympic Ski Jumps. Take photos at Olympic podium or climb the ski jumps and imagine the atmosphere from 1984 Olympics.
Also structure we can not miss at Igman mountain is, Igman Olympic hotel. As Yahoo Travel wrote: “Built in a spirit of optimism, unity, and teamwork for the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, the 162-room Igman Hotel was a showplace for mountain luxury but was brutally torn apart, along with the rest of the city, during the Balkan War and siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s.”
Surely place not to miss.
Later we will visit the Sarajevo War Tunnel where we will explore the museum exhibition and see many interesting exhibits directly associated with Siege of Sarajevo, watch a short movie about the urgent need for building this essential underpass, followed by going through the Tunnel itself.
If you only plan to visit Tito’s Nuclear Bunker at Konjic, without other stops in our itinerary, that is fine and we can easily modify this tour for you.
However, most of the tour offer on the market does cover Tito’s Bunker, but usually as solo visit from and back to Sarajevo. Funky Tours alternatively, offers several other stops which are on the way, and which crucially maximise your time, understanding of the topic and your money.
Why visiting Sarajevo War Tunnel, Olympic Bobsled, Igman hotel, Olympic ski jumps or Tito’s Nuclear Bunker in two or even three different days, when you can put everything easily into one day, and still get much more.
We believe that mix of stories covering utopia and breakup of Yugoslavia, in combination with Siege of Sarajevo chronology is the best way to spend a day.
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Great value for money tour
I thought this tour was really good. We saw a lot but most of it was able to be done at your own pace. My guide was excellent and I felt I got a good understanding of the some of the history of the area, the culture & people, and the issues the region faces today.
It was really fascinating to hear my tour guides perspective on it all, as he is about my age (mid/late twenties). I would definitely recommend this company.
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I did the full day tour of Tito bunker and the tunnel with our tour guide Taib who I adore. He’s so genuine, friendly, great sense of humor, and informative. The driver was so nice too.
Funky Tours as an agency is simply excellent. I found their tours to be much more affordable what other agencies were quoting for similar itineraries. Their staff whether in person or over email were always so friendly, responsive and helpful.
I remember looking at this company on Tripadvisor and thinking, “can they really be that good?”. In short, absolutely! I did three group tours with the company: the Mostar day tour, the Tito Bunker tour and the Jajce tour. They were all outstanding.
You get to see parts of the country you simply wouldn’t get to see if you tried to do this on your own and the guides are so knowledgable! I did two of the three tours with the guide Ana who was amazing! They are passionate about what they do and genuinely care about showing visitors the country.
I want to go back to Sarajevo and will definitely book again with Funky Tours!
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The communication from the booking of my tours were exellent. The tour guides where amazing. I want to say a big thank you to Damir, what a wonderful guy!
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Intriguing and unique tour
This is a fantastic tour – highly recommended.
Tito’s bunker is a truely unique (and bizarre) place to visit. The derelict ski jump and bobsleigh venues from the 1984 Olympic Games were also very interesting. Our guide was warm and knowledgeable.