Add dates

Yellow Bastion

Yellow Bastion: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

1. Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

Join this popular 3-hour coach tour of Sarajevo to learn what Sarajevans lived through from 1992-1995 during the Balkan wars. Start the tour by visiting the Yellow fortress and the Maternity hospital. On your way to the war tunnel,  pass through the notorious sniper alley, the most dangerous street in the city. Visit the cemetery of the heroes who stood unarmed in defence of their city, and gave their lives for its freedom. Find out what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas, how children kept up with their school work, and what the cultural and sports life was like in the middle of war. Many of the guides have personal experience of the war and will tell you about the collapse of Yugoslavia, the war’s aims, and the plans for the division of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the Tunnel Museum via Sniper Alley, to learn about the tunnel’s role during the siege. Find out about the role of UN forces in Sarajevo, and the mistakes they committed during the conflict. To finish the tour, visit the famous Tunnel of Hope, a secret war passage that helped the citizens survive the four year long siege. Tour sights: • Old Town • Sehid Cemetery • White Fortress • Markale Market • FBH presidency • Olympic buildings - Kosevo Stadium and Zetra Sport Hall • Maternity • National Museum • Marshal Tito Barracks – Sarajevo University Campus • Sniper Alley • Grbavica • Radio-Television Building • Ali-pasino polje • Oslobodjenje - Dnevni avaz • Stup • Ilidza and Butmir • Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum • Sarajevo panorama

Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo - All Inclusive Full Day Tour

2. Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo - All Inclusive 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 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 the breathtaking Olympic mountain Trebević and have a chance to walk down the ruined bobsled and enjoy the amazing views of Sarajevo. For the final stage of your tour, 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.

Sarajevo: City Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

3. 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!

Sarajevo: Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family

4. Sarajevo: Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family

Experience life like a local as you go for dinner with a family in a traditional home. Learn about history from your hosts as you taste delicious food like sogan dolma, burek, and zeljanica Start your adventure with convenient pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Sit back, relax, and settle in for your journey to Sarajevo's atmospheric old city. Enjoy a stop at the city's scenic Yellow Fortress along the way to whet your appetite with its signature panoramic views. Arrive at your host family's residence, which is decorated in the traditional Bosnian style, and take a peek at the genuine lives of the locals who call Sarajevo their home. Get ready to sit down to feast on a delicious and varied dinner of Bosnian dishes. Chat with your family all about Bosnia Herzegovina, Sarajevo, history, local culture, and everything in between. While you do this, feast on a variety of traditional delicacies. Try sogan dolma and sarma, and sample different kinds of pie like burek - known as the king of all pies, and the vegetarian zeljanica. Enjoy learning about these delicious dishes' recipes, cooking techniques, and preparation secrets. Discover which ones are used for special occasions, and hear anecdotes from history as you eat. Finish your meal with desserts like baklava, hurmasica, kadaif, and tufahija. Conclude your experience with the traditional coffee before being driven back to your accommodation in Sarajevo.

  • Guided tours
  • Day trips
  • Other experiences
  • Private tours

Other Sightseeing Options in Yellow Bastion

Want to discover all there is to do in Yellow Bastion? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Yellow Bastion

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 131 reviews

Had the tour in German today with guide Adi. We were a total of 4 people and started on time. First we visited the maternity clinic and saw what was probably the last ruin of the war in Sarajevo. From there we continued via Sniper Alley to the Tunnel Museum in Butmir. There we learned everything worth knowing about the Bosnian war, as well as about the tunnel and its creation, using video, pictures and maps. Finally we visited the yellow bastion and took a break there. We enjoyed cool drinks and a wonderful view of the city. I really liked the tour and Adi told a lot of interesting things. A terrific tour with a perfectly speaking guide Adi. I can only recommend it to everyone who visits Sarajevo!

A great tour! I really enjoyed every minute. Since nobody but me seemed to have the courage to face the seven-hour tour in midsummer, I had a private tour. Elvis, the tour guide, was great: competent, friendly and attentive. I can really recommend him unreservedly. And the tour itself is awesome if you want to see more than just Bascarsija. Culture meets nature meets sport meets the city's recent history. For those who don't have much time but want to see more!

Highly recommend. Great guide who shared his personal experiences during the war. He also pointed out sniper alley while driving. This tour helped me put everything into place historically

Great tour through Sarajevo. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his home town.

The tour helped me understand the siege of Sarajevo