Mostar's landscape will help to tell the stories of the wars which the local community experienced during the early 1990s.
While much has changed over the last 25 years, evidence of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession (1992 – 1995) is still visible on the landscape of Mostar and throughout BiH. Sheva's War(s) Tour addresses this recent history in detail with historical reference to WWI and WWII. This 2 hour walking tour will give particular attention to the 2 major conflicts which occurred in Mostar and how the specifics of the events in Mostar fit within the greater context of former Yugoslavia. Learn how the Wars of Yugoslav Succession found conclusion with the internationally brokered peace through the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995 as well as how the warscontinue to impact the socio-political context of Mostar today.
Your guide will also share his personal experience growing up in Yugoslavia as well as his first-hand account of the wars in Mostar, BiH while being open to your questions. The team at Sheva Walking Tours does not shy away from difficult questions or topics about this contested period of recent history. Because Sheva Walking Tours is an independently operated business, our tours are not scripted or censored. We believe it is our responsibility to provide our guests a well-balanced and objective perspective while also retaining our personal approach.
Your guide will share historic wartime photos so that you can better see the destruction Mostar experienced during the 1990s and the reconstruction which has occurred in the last 25 years.
Your guide will discuss the lead up to the conflict, including the historical background of Yugoslavia, the causes for Yugoslavia’s dissolution and the experience of both civilians and soldiers during wartime. The tour also considers the aftermath of these conflicts, including the country’s political set-up and demographic make-up, socio-economic conditions, and of course, the remnants of the war seen in Mostar's landscape.
Your guide will explain the complicated and much contested recent history of Mostar and surrounding region as well as his personal experience living in Mostar through the wars.
In order to help tell the story of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, Sheva's War(s) Tour of Mostar includes stops at the following key locations (and many others along the way):
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Age requirement||All ages accepted|
|Your group size||Min 8, max 50|
|Language(s)||English, Italian, Serbo-Croatian|
Guided Walking Tour with Certified Guide, Historic Photographs
Drinks, Personal Expenses, Entrance Fees, Tips
Please note! If you are interested in booking a tour for a smaller group of less than 8 individuals, please see our listing for a small group tour.
Alternatively, if you are a solo traveler, please contact us directly and we can work with you.
Please let us know what time is convenient for you and we can work to accommodate your travel plans. We can arrange pick-up/start of the tour in the location of your choice.
There is no need to include children 10 and under in your reservations as they are free!
Summers in Mostar can be quite hot! Please bring a water bottle and dress appropriately!
Winters, while moderate, can be wet! On rainy days, wear footwear that is water proof and anti-slip.