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Eternal Flame, Sarajevo

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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 why Sarajevo proudly carries a nickname "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures".

Sarajevo Old Town Walking Tour, Bosnian Ethnic Food & Coffee

2. Sarajevo Old Town Walking Tour, Bosnian Ethnic Food & Coffee

Your guide shall be waiting for you at the Sarajevo Eternal Flame to start the historic stroll. Gear up for an unforgettable adventure as you set your sights on the very first stop: the captivating Catholic Cathedral nestled in the heart of Old Town Sarajevo! Along the way, you will explore the most ancient alleys of Sarajevo, uncovering age-old workshops and concealed treasures under the guidance of our local guide. Also, witness the Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, a stunning Ottoman Islamic architectural splendor as you pass by it. Yet another architectural wonder you will come across is the Sacred Heart Cathedral. The other pass-by spots you will come across are Kazandziluk, the Jewish Museum, Clock Tower, Morica Han, Sarajevo City Marketplace, and the National Theater of Bosnia and Herzegovina (tickets not included). Prepare yourself to taste the delicious flavors of Bosnian street snacks and coffee. Ranging from irresistible baked goods to one-of-a-kind homemade desserts, you will savor every assortment of this place. While you're enjoying your leisurely stroll, take a moment to pause at Sebilj. This charming Ottoman-style wooden fountain is a must-see! Immerse yourself in its historical significance and its role in the city's culture. The renowned Latin Bridge is the exceptional highlight of the tour, the site where World War I was triggered leading to the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. After relishing a fulfilling meal enticing Bosnian culture, street food, and wartime history, the guide's role will conclude as they accompany you to the Old Town. This is your chance to independently wander, explore, and shop at your own pace.

Sarajevo: Old Town, Fortress & Trebevic Mountain Guided Tour

3. Sarajevo: Old Town, Fortress & Trebevic Mountain Guided Tour

Get ready to journey through the rich history of Sarajevo with this enchanting experience that begins with a prompt pick-up. The first stop of your much-awaited experience - the Catholic Cathedral, stands as the finest representation of the city's spiritual heritage. Find yourself admiring the age-old construction and facade. Enjoy the pass-by spots at Kazandziluk, one of the famous streets of the town, the clock tower, and Morica Han, the only surviving inn from the Ottoman period. You’ll also get a chance to pass by the Jewish Museum, which houses the oldest Jewish temple, Sarajevo City Marketplace, and National Theater, famed for its mind-blowing architecture. Embark on a mind-blowing journey through time as you start your walk through the enchanting pathways of Sarajevo's Old Town. Unveil the rich history of the town as the guide escorts you to ancient workshops and historical treasures, all the while narrating catchy stories of the past. From there, you’ll be taken to Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, a true example of the beautiful Ottoman Islamic design. Feel like you’re time traveling to the past as you explore the eternal flame, a monument that honors war victims and defenders during the 4-year occupation of the city in the 1940s. Brace yourself for a gastronomic treat as you indulge in Bosnian street delicacies, from delectable baked goods to homemade treats. Stop at the Ottoman-style wooden fountain, Sebilj, and marvel at the allure of this historic haven, where the past meets the present. Ascend to the Yellow Fortress, where panoramic views of Sarajevo await you. A cable car expedition will take you to the Trebević mountain, once a front line during the city's siege, now a site offering breathtaking panoramas. Get ready for another ride to the past at the iconic Latin Bridge – a spot that witnessed the beginning of World War I and a fateful assassination. Conclude your day's experiences with loads of memories and photographs and enjoy a peaceful ride back to your hotel.

Echoes of Resilience: Siege of Sarajevo and Tunnel of Hope

4. Echoes of Resilience: Siege of Sarajevo and Tunnel of Hope

The Siege of Sarajevo | Fall of Yugoslavia Tour is an ideal tour for getting to know better the historical facts about the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina guided by our experienced tourist guides. Sarajevo is famous as a city where the setting for the outbreak for WWI started, but also for the longest siege and war in period from 1992-1995. The political crisis of 1990s led to the fall of Yugoslavia, shortly after that the armed conflicts were initiated. The only capital of the Yugoslav Republics that was besieged was Sarajevo during long 1,425 days, which is considered the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. During the siege, the citizens of Sarajevo experienced shortage of food, water, electricity, medicine, necessities, and atrocities unimaginable for the late 20th century. This tour will help you to find out more how Sarajevo proudly managed to keep its title of multi-religious and multi-cultural center of the region. Discover also how Sarajevo organized internationally famous Sarajevo Film Festival and international concerts during the siege, and showed its cultural resistance. At the beginning of the tour, we will pass by the open market Markale, place where the biggest massacres occurred during the siege, later on by the Eternal Flame, a famous memorial to the victims of WWII, as well as by the memorial to the murdered children of besieged Sarajevo. We will pass by the Presidency building, an important building for the development of events at the beginning of the war, and later on by the former Holiday Inn Hotel, where members of the international press stayed while reporting about the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Afterwards, we will pass through the Sniper Alley, one of the most dangerous zones in the city, and arrive to the one of the most important museums – the Tunnel of Hope, which connected Sarajevo with the exterior world and was the only hope for the survival of the city and its inhabitants. This tour includes the visit to the second biggest Jewish cemetery in Europe, and it ends with a panoramic view of the whole city. Our tours are always enriched by the interesting and intriguing untold stories about life in Sarajevo before and after the siege.

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The tour was a wonderful way to see Sarajevo. From start to finish our guide, Azur, was engaging, attentive to our questions, and gave us a very informative history lesson on Sarajevo/Bosnia. This was the perfect tour for someone who wants to eat some wonderful local foods and learn about the complicated history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The tour was really worth every penny and one of the highlights of our Balkan trip! Azur is a great guide and it feels like a good friend is showing us the city. Thank you for the many laughs, the good food and of course the exciting historical and cultural facts!

Alem took us through city's history in a very clear and cronological way, including all aspects of life, religion and war. Would recommend A++ tour guide Thanks again Alem!

Emian was as good guide as abeautiful person she is. It has been the mos delightful Sarajevo host. 10/10

The tour has been great and the guide was prepared and very pleasant.