Srebrenica tour from Sarajevo

Price:
60 EUR per Person
Basic Information
Total time
10 hours
Language
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
60 EUR per Person
Meeting point
Free pick-up and drop-off.Go to map
Additional info
Minimum number of participans for Srebrenica tour is 2
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About

Srebrenica, a town of mediaeval origin, whose name refers to silver mining, has become a symbol of the memory of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the massacre that took place here. The Srebrenica tour is a unique route aimed at raising awareness of the genocide that took place here between 1992 and 1995, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 


The operation, code-named Krivaja 95, began on 6 July 1995, at around 3 a.m. On 11 July 1995, in the afternoon, the Armed Forces of Republika Srpska, operating under the orders of Radovan Karadžić, entered Srebrenica and took over the town. At the time, it was one of six security zones in the war-torn region, controlled by UN troops, to which Bosnian Muslims fled seeking safety and protection. The town, back then protected by a Dutch battalion, was surrendered to the Serbs and its defenders fled. In the following days, Serbian troops separated the men and boys from the women and children and set fire to their personal belongings. Then, prisoners were held in several different locations under extremely inhumane conditions. Finally, on 13 July 1995, in the afternoon, the mass executions began. On 13 July at least 1,000 people were killed. Shootings continued in the following days, with a total of more than 8,000 men and boys killed. When the truth about crimes committed in Srebrenica came to light, the commander of the Republika Srpska Armed Forces, Ratko Mladić, and the leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadžić, were sentenced to life imprisonment. 


Our day-long study tour to the site of the greatest crime in Europe since the end of the Second World War will begin in Sarajevo. From there, we will travel with a local guide through the strikingly beautiful mountain region to Srebrenica. As part of the tour, you will visit the Potočari Memorial Centre and the memorial cemetery where 6671 of the 8327 genocide victims are buried. You will also be able to visit exhibitions commemorating the terrible events that took place here, including original footage and photos exhibited in the former Dutch battalion base. An important part of the tour will be a meeting with the survivors from the massacre. Participants will also see how Srebrenica is coping with its tragic past and how the town and its inhabitants function today. Although you can still sense the tragic past while walking around the city, Srebrenica tries to build its future, the city lives, there are numerous mines and spas operating here.


The Srebrenica massacre is considered the largest genocide in Europe since the Second World War. In July 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed at the hands of the Republika Srpska Armed Forces. Being here is the only way to pay respect to the victims and learn more about one of the most tragic periods in the Balkan history. 


During the Srebrenica tour:



  • you will learn more about the history of the town of Srebrenica, the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) and the Srebrenica genocide,

  • you will visit the Potočari Memorial Centre, a huge cemetery where the victims of the genocide were buried, as well as exhibitions commemorating the events and witness the testimonies of the survivors

  • you will meet with the genocide survivors aa well as present day inhabitants of the town

  • you will witness current life in Srebrenica

  • see mineral waters and medical springs 


Meeting Point
Free pick-up and drop-off

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