Tito's Bunker Tour - Private: Discover the secrets of one of the most intriguing figures of the old communist bloc which are laid bare in this underground nuclear bunker in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ride through interesting suburbs of Sarajevo will take us first to town Konjic where we will go through the old town and see the Old Bridge which represents one of the most precious heritages from Ottoman period. Our next stop is 6500 square meter bunker, officially know as ARK (Atomska Ratna Komanda, Atomic War Command) which was one of the most expensive structures in the former Yugoslavia and well kept secret for decades.
Bunker is located under the mountain Zlatar with the deepest point of 280 meters underground. This atomic shelter could withstand a nuclear attack of 20 - 25 kilotons. The bunker has eight alternative exits that are not shown on the map which lead to the top of the mountain. The whole complex is built in a horseshoe shape, resembling a maze with offices, conference rooms, dorms and of course, Tito’s private rooms. It was all supported by two kitchens and a supply of oil, food and water that could sustain the bunker for up to six months. In the event of a nuclear strike, the bunker could accommodate Tito (Yugoslav revolutionary and “benevolent dictator” Josip Tito) and 350 of the most important political and military persons in the country.
ARK D-0 exists today only because of the Bosnian military guard, who refused to carry out an order from Serbian high command in Belgrade, who wanted to blow up the bunker up in 1992. Thanks to this forward thinking bit of preservation, the bunker is still in much the same condition as it was during the Yugoslav era with all of its furniture and equipment intact.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 5 hours.
Pick-up time: At 9am.
Drop-off time: At 2pm.
Others: Included: all taxes, transfer, and licensed tour guide.
Not included: entrance fees, lunch.