The Death of Yugoslavia
About the Tour:
The Death of Yugoslavia is award-winning tour featuring the complete timeline of birth and death of Yugoslavia. By visiting four locations, we explore Yugoslavia in the Cold War, between the nuclear missiles of both Warsaw and NATO pact. We explore Tito and how his actions have led to the formation of a prosperous non-aligned country. We explore the rise of nationalism after the fall of communism. And finally, we witness the Yugoslavian War. And all of it in the breathtaking locations, unwilling monuments to the existence of a country which died more than 20 years ago, but still vivid in the minds of its former citizens.
Tour Schedule: Everyday at 5pm
The tour is bookable all the year around.
- In June and July the tour starts at 6pm.
- During the low season, from the 1st. of November till 1st. of April the tour starts at 3pm.
The Places we visit are:
Please note: The tour locations are kept secret for a more immersive tour experience.
- Chapter 1: The Yugoslav Paranoia
The tour starts with a drive to the first location during which we will talk about WW2 and the emerging of the Socialist Yugoslavia. On the first secret location we will go deep into the days of the Cold War. On sight we will experience the dark days of the Yugoslav Informbiro period, which resulted as a side effect of the break with the Soviet Union and the run for militarization that shaped the Country in the 50’s.
- Chapter 2: People’s life
While driving to the second secret location we will talk about Josip Broz Tito, his personal life, political achievements and his attempts to make a tailor made socialism to better fulfill the needs of the Yugoslav people.
The second location will discover the chapter that covers the life expectations and dreams of the simple people in Tito’s Socialism. Starting with the Youth Work Actions and ending with the heavy industrialization of the 50’s and 60’s. At the end we will learn about the Yugoslav Popular Culture, talking about brands, music, automotive industry and lifestyle throughout the 70’s and 80’s.
- Chapter 3: The Yugoslavian wars
During the drive to the third location special attention will be given to the 80’s. We will talk about the 1984 Sarajevo Winter olympics and try to understand why that period was considered the golden era of the Yugoslav Socialism.
On the third location we will try to explain the fall of Yugoslavia triggered by economical depression and growing nationalisms which resulted with the flare up of the Yugoslav war, first in Slovenia and Croatia and one year later in Bosnia and Herzegovina where it reached its culmination. At the end, we will give a final overview on what was the Yugoslav dream and how it has dissolved. We’ll summarize together the consequences of the war, the destruction and loss of human lifes that was the cause of it.
- Chapter 4: Bosnia and Herzegovina today
While driving to the last location of the tour we will analyze together the situation in present day Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will try to understand the political structure with all the problems and challenges that the Country has at the start of the 21st Century.
On the final location we will uncover the final act of the tour trying to place Bosnia and Herzegovina into a bigger frame of a possible membership in the European Union. Walking through the last tour site we will embrace once again the relics of a glorious past with the complicated reality and needs for an economical, cultural and political recovery of the Country.
The main goal of the Death of Yugoslavia tour is to explain to the audience the inspiring difficult history of contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina in a tour which lasts about 150 minutes.
- Certified Tourist guide/driver
- Comfortable Transport with A/C and all parking fees
The tour is not private. Private tours are possible upon request.
This is a cultural/historical tour. The activity is not recommended for claustophobic people as sometimes we will visit unusual and confined places. In any case let the guide know in advance so the tour can be adapted to your personal needs.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 3 days or less before event
ActivityDuration: 2:30 hours
Tour Price: 25€
Booking and Reservation:
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Please note: Due to Covid19 our online booking system is on ”pouse” and booking for the tour can be done only by sending us an email and letting us know when would you like the tour to be organized and for how many people. We will replay to you within 24hours.
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