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Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

1. Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

The Ultimate gastro experience is the name of a new tourist route, imagined as a time travel taking you to less or barely known places with the traditional cuisine of our country. The new route takes visitors to places they would not otherwise visit, and in that way, they are presented with where and what the locals buy, what they eat and how they eat every day, and what they prepare for special occasions. During the tour, the guide will also tell you more about the history of the city, but with the focus on the local food and the spots that are not necessarily the main tourist zones, but are close to such zones. So, let your senses follow the Sarajevo menu and tackle them with numerous flavorings. Stops along the tour:• Sarajevo City Market – Enjoy the smell of the market and taste the best dry meat in the country.• Markale Open Market – Fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers• Učkur Pita – A unique type of Bosnian traditional pie• Somun tasting – A special Sarajeva bread baked for only 20 seconds.• TipTop – Take a break and drink Boza.• Aščinica Stari Grad – Bey’s soup tasting.• Aščinica – Your senses are going wild when tasting Sarajvski sahan.• Ćevapi – The must have in Sarajevo.• Coffee process making – See how the coffee is processed. • Baklava dućan & Miris Dunja- Taste the famous baklava and end the tour with a cup of Bosnian coffee.

From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Small Group

2. From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Small Group

Lukomir is located just 42 kilometers away from Sarajevo and represents the highest settled village in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the main Bosnian tourist attractions. The stone houses with wooden roofs and women still wearing traditional clothes are main characteristics of local life from April until December when the village is reachable. Settled at the height of 1,495 meters on the top of Bjelasnica Mountain, Lukomir has stayed out of human touch and represents the most traditional nomadic lifestyle. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April and sometimes even later, except by skis or on foot. Lukomir is known for its traditional attire and the women still wear the hand-knitted costumes that have been worn for centuries. Domestic food such as pie, domestic donuts, traditional Bosnian coffee and admirable sightseeing are definitely the kind of experience you do not want to miss. Let’s make one more experience together. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800 meters down below.

Sarajevo: Mystical Bosnian Pyramid Tour

3. Sarajevo: Mystical Bosnian Pyramid Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo and travel to the town of Visoko. Arrive at the Ravne tunnel complex where you will meet your local guide and get equipped with your safety gear. Enter the mystical labyrinth underneath the pyramid structure outside the town. Due to the huge network of underground tunnels, intersections, chambers and water accumulations, it is not possible to explore without a local. Learn about the construction and purpose of the tunnels which wind underneath the pyramid. Learn about the theories behind the pyramid, and who may have constructed it. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the Ravne tunnel complex, before being returned to your hotel.

Sarajevo: Uncovering Islam Tour

4. Sarajevo: Uncovering Islam Tour

Starting off with a quick introduction with your professional tour guide, you will be taken through an overview of the Islamic religion, including its beginnings and evolution. From tradition to culture, from social relations to every day life, you can discover the religion of Islam, including why is it considered to be one of the most peaceful religions in the world. With your Sarajevo insider, you will cover the history of Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and how much it contributed to peoples' lives and culture. You will also find out how it has co-existed with the other religions for hundreds of years.

Sarajevo: Eat Pray Love Tour

5. Sarajevo: Eat Pray Love Tour

Enjoy your morning and early afternoon with a unique local experience. Treat your senses with traditional delicacies, learn about Bosnian hospitality, and the meaning behind a cup of Bosnian coffee. You can admire the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hear stories about the House of Spite, and walk through streets where you’ll learn more about different crafts which have existed in Sarajevo since the 15th century. You can discover the heart of Ottoman architecture, Sarajevo’s Baščaršija, before learning of the difference between “burek” and all other pies. Pray in four places of worship in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. Later on, you will learn about the local hospitality over a cup of warm Bosnian coffee, as you share the importance and meaning of this special drink.

Sarajevo: Private Off-road Lukomir Village Tour

6. Sarajevo: Private Off-road Lukomir Village Tour

Visit the highest and most isolated mountain village in Bosnia and Herzegovina where the traditional medieval way of life of the Dinaric highlanders is still practiced. Here, local women still wear traditional folk attire just like they used to wear centuries ago. The village itself is known for its stone houses, which are covered with cherry tree shingles. You will get the inside story on living and loving Lukomir.  To fulfill the experience the tour is done with a special offroad vehicle Puch Pinzgauer which will take you through offroad routes on mountains Igman and Bjelašnica.

Sarajevo: Nighttime City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Sarajevo: Nighttime City Highlights Walking Tour

Welcome to the city of love, good people, great atmosphere, but also a city that witnessed wars that have shaped Europe. A place where different ethnicities, religions, and cultures have molded since time immemorial. Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of the city of Sarajevo and its people, a place with an irresistible charm and a unique mixture between East and West. During this unique walking tour in the city, you will find out what Sarajevo’s spirit means to you. Tour Spots: 1. Franz Ferdinand Assasination – Visit the most famous corner in Sarajevo. 2. Emperor’s Mosque – See the first mosque in Sarajevo and find out the story of how Sarajevo got its name. 3. The Spite house – It was on one side of the river but suddenly they moved it on the other side. 4. City Hall – Find out where the mayor of Sarajevo sits. 5. Baščaršija – The main trading center of Sarajevo. 6. Bravadžiluk and Kazandžiluk streets – Find out how we prepare traditional food. 7. Sebilj fountain – Choose the side and drink clear water from the citizen’s favorite fountain. 8. Morića Han – Visit the only Ottoman Inn left preserved in the city. 9. Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque – Visit the yard of the central mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 10. Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures – See the spot where East and West meet. 11. Old Jewish Temple – Find out the story about Sarajevo Haggadah. 12. Cathedral of Sacred Jesus Hearth – Send a message of peace and tolerance in front of Sarajevo’s Notre Dame. 13. Serbian Orthodox Church – The city’s largest Serbian Orthodox church boasts five impressive domes, a gilded baroque belfry, and beautiful murals.

Food Tour through Sarajevo's neighborhood Grbavica

8. Food Tour through Sarajevo's neighborhood Grbavica

Hardly any other district in Sarajevo has such a turbulent history as Grbavica. The predominantly military neighbourhood was occupied during the Bosnian War – a siege within a siege, so to speak – and was left in ruins at the end of the war. Slowly, the inhabitants of Grbavica rebuilt their neighbourhood – and today it is a lively, sought-after district with numerous restaurants, cafés and parks. Tourists don’t stray here very often, but Grbavica’s delicious delicacies and socialist-brutalist architecture are waiting to be discovered, and a walk through this part of the city gives an insight into how people live today. On this culinary journey, you’ll learn a lot about the siege of the city, but also about the will of the people to revive their Sarajevo. You will taste local Bosnian specialities and have the opportunity to get to know the people of this city up close!

Sarajevo: Private Food Walking Tour with 10 Tastings

9. Sarajevo: Private Food Walking Tour with 10 Tastings

Fall in love with the flavorful Bosnian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Sarajevo! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like Sarma to unique dishes typical of the city such as Cevapcici; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Sarajevo is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Bascarsija, Sarajevo City Hall, and Eternal Flame and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Sarajevo. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Sarajevo food tour can be 100% personalised to match your diet and allergies.

Sarajevo: City Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

10. Sarajevo: City Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Sarajevo, is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of Sarajevo as you see the city’s main landmarks like Bascarsija, Sarajevo City Hall, and the Yellow Bastion. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their Sarajevo to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of Sarajevo. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in Sarajevo. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their Sarajevo, your Sarajevo!

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based on 5 reviews

We just finished our tour with Alem and it was…fantastic. The tour, food, and guide are well worth the very reasonable price and your time. You will eat too much while listening to Alem’s extensive knowledge on all things Sarajevo. Our tour was just us, so we had his full attention as we asked a zillion questions about his city. You will get to try so many variations of Bosnian cuisine—-our favorites being the coffee and the final stop of vegetables stuffed with meat and spices. You will see the goodness of Sarajevo and a make a friend with Alem. Can’t recommend this tour enough! *not the best option for vegetarians. *Lots of walking but at a very reasonable pace and very few steps. (Ok for prams) *Plus you’re allowed to bring what you don’t finish with you for take-away

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!! Fariz our guide was awesome!! Great mix of history with plenty of tasty food stops. I love the walking tours, and this is like a walking tour with food! Probably hard to do the tour as a vegan, vegetarian seems possible.

Great tour. I learned a lot about the history and culture while exploring it through the food.

Incredible and informative tour with lots of yummy and local snacks/drinks - thank you Bojan!

Excellent tour and Irfan is such an amazing tour guide!