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Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

1. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

The city that is commonly associated with the siege in the 1990s has plenty more to offer. City that from which First World War started and where you had first Winter Olympic Games  in communistic country have more history to offer. Join us on a journey through the past where the guide will reveal the small and big secrets of this city and introduce you to the mysticism of Sarajevo streets and alleys. The tour will take you to the main sights of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture and will show you a unique line where East meets West. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, sound of church bells and call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem. City Hall/National Library Spite House Sarajevo fortresses Streets Bravadziluk and Kazandziluk (old handcrafts) Sebilj Street Saraci Morica han (caravan-saray) Ghazi Husrev Bey's Mosque and Maddresah Clock tower Sarajevo Assassination 1914 Ghazi Husrev Bey's Bazaar Sephardic neighborhood and synagogues Cathedral of Holly Hearth of Jesus Synod Orthodox Church Eternal Flame.

Old town of Sarajevo Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Old town of Sarajevo Walking Tour with Local Guide

The city of Sarajevo represents the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a place where different cultures meet and makes Sarajevo a unique multicultural center. It is also a city where great empires ruled and left marks all over the country like the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungarian Empire, Communist Yugoslavia and the modern period of independence. Is there a better example of a multi-confessional society than four religious temples within a 100 meter radius? The sounds and prayers one can hear at the same time represents a feeling which cannot be described but has to be experienced. The scent of authentic coffee, the smell of a traditional kitchen, the historical appearance of the old part of the town, friendly citizens and the soul of the city itself will definitely guarantee an excellent vacation. Can you imagine that Sarajevo was the center of the world in 1984? It was the year of 14th Winter Olympic Games. Only eight years later, Sarajevo was war field, with the longest siege in modern history.

From Sarajevo: Day Tour to Jajce and Travnik

3. From Sarajevo: Day Tour to Jajce and Travnik

Discover the natural beauty and history of Central Bosnia on this guided tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey to Jajce. Pass through the Ottoman, Austrian-Hungarian and Yugoslav parts of the city to get an idea of how the city of Sarajevo developed. Upon arrival in Jajce, soak up the rich historical atmosphere of the town and see an array of national monuments. Pay a visit to an underground catacomb where the aristocratic Hrvatnić family are buried before heading back above ground to the citadel, where you can admire panoramic views of the surrounding area. Later, continue to the Jajce Waterfall and marvel at the beauty of this 21-meter high natural phenomena which joins 2 rivers. Pay a visit to the cluster of historical watermills located nearby and even purchase some freshly-milled flour from one of the mills which is still in operation. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to your final stop.  Finally, arrive at the 15th-century Old Town of Travnik. Admire the 2 imposing clock towers in the city center and pay a visit to the Travnik Fortress, which was once used by Ottomans Viziers (Governors) as their seat of power. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Sarajevo at the end of the day.

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.

Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

5. 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. 

Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

6. Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

After meeting with your group and guide, you will begin your 3-part, best of Sarajevo tour. You will begin by admiring the symbols of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hearing the story of the Spite House. You will then move on to discover the heart of the Ottoman rule, Sarajevo’s Bascarsija, before drinking water from the Sebilj Fountain. Moving on, you can pray in one of the four big houses of God in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. You will then learn about the local hospitality over a cup of Bosnian coffee, whilst sharing the importance and the meaning of its consumption. Next, you will begin a war tour. You can find out what it was like to live without food, water, electricity and gas, as well as how the children were going to school and what the culture and sports scene was like throughout war. Upon arrival at the Tunnel Museum, you will pass through 20 meters of the original tunnel, before watching a movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction and its methods of use. For the final stage of your tour, you will learn about the 14th Olympic Winter Games which were held in Sarajevo from February 8th to 19th, 1984. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held in a communist country, and on this tour you can see the place where the opening ceremony took place whilst discovering what the Olympic Games meant for the people of Sarajevo. You will be taken to three breathtaking mountains around the city that hosted the Olympics, some of which are still in ruins from the war. At the end you will visit the Olympic Museum, where the memory of one of the most successful Winter Olympics of the 20th century is kept.

Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

7. 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.

Sarajevo: Guided War Tour and Tunnel Museum Entry

8. Sarajevo: Guided War Tour and Tunnel Museum Entry

Meet your guide at the Toureedoo then set out on a discovery of what life was like during the Seige of Sarajevo from 1992-1995. From your expert guide, learn about what caused the breakup of Yugoslavia, why Bosnia is often referred to as a 'small Yugoslavia', and why the country paid the highest price for its independence. Put yourself in the position of locals during war time as you hear about the impacts of the war and how it affected life as a whole for those living here during the volatile 90s. You’ll also begin to understand the symbolism of the Sarajevo Roses and the complexity of the Dayton Peace Accords, as well as how they have shaped modern Bosnia & Herzegovina. Finally, learn about the tunnel that was dug underneath the airport and which served as the only connection to the rest of the world. At the end of the tour head into the Tunnel Museum to explore on your own and further your knowledge of the Seige of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo: 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour

9. Sarajevo: 1914 Archduke Assassination Tour

Meet your guide in the morning, then journey back over 100 years to relive the critical moments of this historic flashpoint. Explore the streets of Sarajevo and the beautiful Austro-Hungarian architecture, learning about Sarajevo's long and colorful past and what led to the infamous assassination. Immerse yourself in history at the Austro-Hungarian Museum, discovering how a single bullet can change world history as your guide reveals why this assassination sparked the outbreak of World War One. As the tour continues, see more famous Sarajevo sites such as the Cathedral and Army Hall. Learn how the young assassin Gavrilo Princip is perceived in modern Bosnia and Herzegovina, highlighting how the events of 1914 still impact the country. Not only that, but see how the assassination is reflected in the shape of Europe and the whole world today.  The tour finishes in time for you to grab lunch in one of Sarajevo's excellent eateries. Ask your guide for a recommendation!

Sarajevo: Guided Culinary & Crafts Tour with Food Tasting

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Jenny was a fantastic guide taking me all over the city, showing me the key sights and providing a detailed history lesson. She also explained the unique set up of the country and how all the different religions and cultures live side by side. She also showed me how to drink Bosnian coffee properly. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Such a nice option to understand better and see the culturally richness of Sarajevo. Kiki was our guide, she is really friendly and knowledgeable

Very interesting! We learned a lot about the city of Sarajevo. The guide was really nice.

The guide was knowledgeable and helpful, and the whole tour was really great!

Dennis was a great tour guide, highly recommended.