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Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

1. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

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. Discover more about the city that is commonly associated with a siege of the 1990s. Learn about how the First World War started as a result of events in the city, and where the first Winter Olympics were held. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, the sound of church bells, and the call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.

Sarajevo: Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Sarajevo: Old Town 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 represent 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, the 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 a 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: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

5. 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 Walking History Tour

6. Sarajevo: Guided Walking History Tour

Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. Throughout this tour you will discover how different religions and empires shaped the history of this beautiful city. Join a group of other travelers or have your guide all to yourself in a private group. Your local guide will explain what caused the Sarajevo Assassination of 1914, as well as how this event changed the course of the world’s history. You'll learn how to make and drink Bosnian coffee, before discovering what to eat and where to party during your Sarajevo adventure. You will also find out the differences between the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages, including whether or not the different countries actually need a translator when they speak to each other.

From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

7. From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

Visit the heartland of Herzegovina on a full-day trip with a local guide. Explore popular locations and learn about the history and traditions of the region. From Sarajevo, your first stop is Konjic, a small town known as the gateway into Herzegovina. Visit the old town and pass by the Ottoman Bridge, which will lead you to your next destination, Jablanica. There, marvel the man-made lake of Jablanicko Jazero and learn about the Neretva Battle from World War II. Then, head over to the stunning uphill town of Pocitelj, which had a strategic fort during the Ottoman period. Afterwards, discover Blagaj and have the opportunity to spiritually enlighten yourself with the presence of the mystic dervish orders that Herzegovina is famous for. The mineral-enriched Buna river also awaits you. Finally, arrive at the town of Mostar, known as the gem of Herzegovina. Admire its famous UNESCO-protected bridge, the Stari Most, and then have the chance to bargain with local vendors at the old market. Throughout your journey, you can also see the emerald green river of Neretva, which prides itself as the coldest river on the planet.

Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

8. 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: Guided War Tour and Tunnel Museum Entry

9. 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: Uncovering Islam Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Eveline (my tour guide) is an exceptional person, very cultured from every point of view, truly prepared from the historical, ethnic and cultural point of view of the country. She speaks Italian very well and is capable of transmitting unique emotions by narrating the history of the city and its evolutions / vicissitudes during the various eras. I recommend everyone to take this guided tour and to request Eveline as a guide, a truly charismatic person. Eveline (my tour guide) is an exceptional person, very cultured from every point of view, truly prepared from the historical point of view, ethnic and cultural heritage of the country. She speaks Italian very well and is capable of transmitting unique emotions by narrating the history of the city and its evolutions / vicissitudes during the various eras. I recommend everyone to take this guided tour and to request Eveline as a guide, a truly charismatic person.

Hidaja was an amazing and knowledgable tour guide, and the tour was everything we could have hoped for and more! The food was really good and the workshops were fascinating. We recommend not eating breakfast before though, because of the many dishes and big portions but you’ll often have the option to bring the leftovers home as take-away. Really amazing overall!

Selma was absolutely fantastic. So informative and really enhanced my stay in Sarajevo. Thank you so much! Would definitely recommend to others!

Our guide was good at making us understand the Sarajevo air and our very interesting tour. Recommended!

Very friendly tour guide, eventful and informative 2.5 hours around Sarajevo old town and city centre