Sarajevo - Sarajevo War stories. Part Two: The Sniper Alley - NEED PHOTO

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Sarajevo War stories. Part Two: The Sniper Alley - NEED PHOTO

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Zmaja od Bosne Street, Mesa Selimovic Boulevard, Grbavica quarter, Hotel Holiday Inn, National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
60 mins

About the tour

Sarajevo survived the darkest part of it's history at the end of the 20th century. Sarajevo Siege is known as the longest siege of the history of modern Warfare with 1425 days of duration. During that period citizens of Sarajevo were in the "survival mode". Just to get water, food and any other supplies was a dangerous task since as soon you would step out of your shelter you would become a target for snipers and grenades. The "Sniper Alley" was the informal name for streets Zmaja od Bosne Street and Meša Selimović Boulevard, the main boulevard in Sarajevo which during the Bosnian War was lined with snipers' posts, and became infamous as a dangerous place for civilians to traverse. The road connects the industrial part of the city and it's residential areas to the Old Town's cultural and historic sites. The boulevar has many high-rise buildings giving sniper shooters extensive fields of fire. On this tour you have the opportunity to see the street and hear many stories about how Sarajevans were passing it and for what purpose. All this was happening at the end of the 20th century in Europe. Let's learn about it so this would never happen anywhere in the world.

Meet Edin Dino Bazdarevic

Edin Dino Bazdarevic

Edin Dino Bazdarevic has been a Sarajevo local guide for more than 10 years. He has led guided tours in Sarajevo and throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for visitors from over 90 countries. Dino graduated from University of Sarajevo with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is fluent in English, French and Bosnian. Join our guide Dino in the unique discovery of a very special place where the East meets the West.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Sarajevo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Sarajevo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

pat m.

05 June 2021


Sally B.

04 June 2021

Great tour so much info! I had to miss part. Will watch for more.

Michaela (Austria) M.

04 June 2021

This tour shows very clearly the situation in Sarajevo during the war in Bosnia. The city was besieged and Dino gives a clear, objective account on what that meant for daily life in the city and for the inhabitants of Sarajevo. The tour is emotional and heavy since it takes you around the most dangerous places, but also full of hope due to the stories of people that wanted to live and not only survive. Amazing courage and creativity shows in this stories. Dino, thanks for giving us the possibility to learn more and firsthand about a war that was so close to us and that I knew only very superficially before joining your tours.

Marcia (Fairfax, Virginia) B.

04 June 2021

Excellent tour that combined historical facts with personal stories of real life stories . Interesting, informative, and heart breaking!

Ana O.

04 June 2021

Outstanding tour and brilliantly presented. Great guide!

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