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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: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

2. From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

The tour starts at 8 AM in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The city of Srebrenica is located around two and a half hours from the city of Sarajevo. The road takes you through a desolate, mountainous area with beautiful nature. While you are able to enjoy the scenery you will start learning about the history of Yugoslavia, so you can better understand the genocide of Srebrenica.  Your first stop is in front of the battery factory, used by UN forces during the war in Bosnia. Located in these previous headquarters of the Dutch battalion of the UN forces, is now one of the most modern museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the “Museum of Srebrenica Genocide”. There you will meet the curator and experience first-hand stories about the survival in the Srebrenica enclave. From the Museum of Srebrenica Genocide, continue to the Memorial room, where you will be able to hear the stories of the victims, which were recorded by a local journalist. A part of the Memorial room is also dedicated to the people responsible for the massacre. Victims that were found and identified are resting at the Memorial cemetery. Now the cemetery counts 6575 victims, but this number rises every year. Once you visited Potocari Memorial Center, continue your journey to the city of Srebrenica. Once the industrial leader in the area, and one of the oldest settlements of people is now a ghost city. Srebrenica is also the location for the lunch, as there are not a lot of restaurants nearby.  After Srebrenica, return to Sarajevo, where you will arrive around 6 PM and your tour ends.

From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

3. From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

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: 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour

4. Sarajevo: 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Discover Sarajevo, a relatively young city founded in the middle of the 15th century, with a turbulent history. Experience a combination of Oriental, European and Yugoslav influences, which creates uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but in Sarajevo. This city embraced all different nationalities, but unfortunately faced destruction at the end of the 20th century.   On this tour, you will be able to see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other. Hear Muslim calls to prayer, and at the same time hear the sound of bells from nearby churches. Try some traditional dishes and see traditional crafts. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War, and how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. Understand how a city that suffered so much can be so pleasant. In just three hours, get to feel the soul of Sarajevo.

Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

5. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

After just a half an hour drive from the city center, you will arrive to a very peaceful and green area of Sarajevo. The name of this tour says it all. Vrelo, meaning springs, are the main attraction, and these springs are of the river Bosna, located in the central part of our heart-shaped country. The River flows along the country and the spring is the greatest in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The springs and the surrounding nature of the Igman mountain present a beautiful natural complex, ideal for family relaxation. It also offers fresh, crisp air even in hot summer days.  Swans, man natural water features, fresh breeze off of Igman mountain, rich green vegetation, parks for kids and an Eco-zone all contribute to making this the perfect family outing! The tour is ideal for family with children.

Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

6. Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

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. Your guide will be a local and third generation member of this village. You will get the inside story on living and loving Lukomir. You will see the Umoljani village, Gradina settlement, cold creek (Studeni potok), Lukomir village, and Rakitnica Canyon. 

Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

7. Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

The first stop on your tour will be the city of Konjic, one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. The written documents date way back from 14th century, but the appearance of the town as it stands today started to form once the Ottomans came onto the scene. Utilizing a well-maintained road, you will then weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes, and historic towns to reach Sarajevo. Your second stop is the most famous museum: the Tunnel of Hope. There you will learn about the position of the museum and its famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing a short movie, a 1-hour long presentation starts which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  Following the tunnel, you'll advance towards the 1984 Olympics mountain of Trebević. It is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At this site you will have the opportunity to see and walk on the former bobsleigh and luge track, experiencing the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which unfortunately were also the main positions of the enemy army.   Just under the Trebevic Mountain lies the second-largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique-shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones named "Stecak". Once finished with the Jewish Cemetery, you will head to Sarajevo Old Town for a traditional Bosnian lunch. Following lunch the best way to explore the city is a walking tour. Your tour guide will accentuate to you a combination of Oriental, European, and Yugoslav influences, which create uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but Sarajevo. You'll see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other, whilst listening to Muslim calls to prayer at the same time as the sound of bells from nearby churches. You'll learn about the assassination that triggered World War I, as well as how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. At the conclusion of your scenic and education experience, it will be time to return to Mostar.

Sarajevo: Eat Pray Love Tour

8. 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: Guided Culinary & Crafts Tour with Food Tasting

9. Sarajevo: Guided Culinary & Crafts Tour with Food Tasting

You will have the opportunity to try and taste the finest savory and sweet traditional specialties of Bosnian cuisine. The tour kicks off at a hidden gem in the historic center of the city, where you will have the opportunity to try the freshest bakery goods - here you will see exactly why this bakery is a local institution in Sarajevo. Following this we will go along the magical street which had the status of a “carsija”, meaning bazaar, during the Gazi Husrev Beg in 1521, when over 60 shops had been built there. One more interesting fact is that Robert De Niro, during his visit to this shop, has bought a pair of these unique shoes for himself We will continue our tour in the spirit of tradition - you will have the opportunity to hear more about how Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the few European countries that has its own Bosnian carpet - as a special form of applied, folk and traditional art. The tour will continue in the street named after the famous writer - Safet Beg Bašagić, who wrote some of his major works and is considered to be one of the founders of the Bosnian literature. This delicious drink is also a trademark of this patisserie. Following in the footsteps of old crafts - on our tour you will have the opportunity to visit one of the three wonderful shops in the Balkans - where coffee grinders are still handmade, for over 120 years a famous Sarajevo family nurtures this handmade art and keeps it from oblivion. The first mentions of the potter's trade in Sarajevo date back to 1489, and today the street is in the same place as it was in the 16th century, when it was built, in which the masters of this craft have been creating copper art for centuries. You can eat it at any time of the day, including breakfast. You will also have the opportunity to meet the last brush craftsman in Sarajevo - during our visit you will see how brushes are handmade today, and according to this craftsman - handmade brushes can be used for up to half a century. Further along, we will also visit a modern concept store with a showcase of local designers and artists, which will surely be an attraction. During this tour you will also visit one of the most famous restaurants in the city. Immerse yourself in the world of delicious cheeses, unforgettable tastes of cured and smoked meat and other products prepared by recipes that are centuries old. Last but not least, we will visit one of the oldest pipe shops in Sarajevo - we will try the most delicious dishes from the owners - and sudzukice in this local restaurant were named the best sudzuk by the Sarajevo food dictionary in 2019. We will end the tour with the most delicious handmade balkava - the queen of all baklava and of course served with the true delight - Bosnian coffee. After the tour, you will surely be richer with your experience of Sarajevo through the eyes of native citizens.

Sarajevo: Grbavica Guided Walking Food Tour

10. Sarajevo: Grbavica Guided Walking Food Tour

This food tour takes you out of touristy Sarajevo, to where the locals live, work and spend their time – and of course we’ll stop at numerous typical Bosnian restaurants where we taste local delicacies. When travelling, nothing connects you more with the locals than the shared, enjoyable silence over a table full of local delicacies! And that’s exactly what we want to give you with this food tour – a walk through the history and mentality of Sarajevo, filled with plenty of typical Bosnian specialities. Probably no other Sarajevo neighborhood has such a turbulent history as Grbavica, which was not only shelled but occupied by enemy troops during the siege of the city. Very slowly, the inhabitants rebuilt their Grbavica after 1996 – now it is a vibrant neighborhood with many restaurants and cafés and small green oasis hidden among socialist architecture.

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

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based on 5 reviews

We had a good experience on this trip. Ken showed alot of sensitivity during and after the trip, which is a very difficult and emotional one, and made us feel comfortable throughout. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about it. One piece of advice to people on the tour is to bring lunch because by the time it got to 3pm we were very hungry.

Экскурсовод - очень милая девушка, хорошо общается на английском, красиво рассказывает об истории Сараево и Боснии. Мне понравилось, было интересно. The guide is a very nice girl, speaks English well, tells beautifully about the history of Sarajevo and Bosnia. I liked it, it was interesting.

Such a friendly and informative guide. The park is a great place to get rid of the crowd. Totally recommended

The guide was nice and friendly he gave us a background idea about the place and took us back to our hotel

Both the guides were excellent! Edis had many interesting and personal stories from the war.