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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: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

2. Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Start your tour with transportation to the War Tunnel Museum. On the way (25-30 minutes) receive a short introduction to the topics of the war and see important sites and buildings with your own eyes, which you will later hear about again in the museum. Arrive at the Tunnel of Hope, 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 one-hour-long presentation starts, which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  After the Tunnel, head toward the 1984 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At the site, you have the opportunity to see and walk in the destroyed hotel of Osmice. From there experience 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 that are named "Stecak". Head towards the old Ottoman part of the city to visit the Yellow Fortress. The last stop of the tour is the "Shehidi" (Martyr) cemetery, the resting place of the soldiers that gave their life for independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the heart of the cemetery lies the grave of the first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.

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: Under the Siege - Times of Misfortune War Tour

4. Sarajevo: Under the Siege - 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

From Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

5. From Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

Embark on a magical journey through the historic highlights of Herzegovina. Depart from Sarajevo on a guided tour and explore ancient towns, beautiful waterfalls, and the world-famous Old Bridge of Mostar. Learn about the country's rich history and taste some traditional food. Make your way to the first stop of the day: Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina originates. It is famous for its 17th-century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva river. From Konjic, continue towards Kravica Falls, a favorite Herzegovinian picnic area and summer swimming spot. Admire the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in the country. During the summertime, jump into the water for a refreshing swim. Move on to the medieval and Ottoman fortified village Počitelj. Take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. Learn about the 15th-century tree that stands tall next to the minaret of the mosque. After a short hike, continue your way to Blagaj, situated at the source of the Buna river. Enter the Dervish House and be amazed at the number of details and craftsmanship. Built at the site of the earlier Bogumil sanctuary in the 16th century, discover Tekke, the perfect spot to learn about the Sufi order. Visit the city of Mostar, known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge. Gaze at the architecture, which presents a symbol of tolerance between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Focus on Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, and hear stories of their heritage. Enjoy an included meal of traditional Bosnian sandwiches, or a vegetarian alternative, before riding back to Sarajevo.

Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

6. 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: 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour

7. 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.

Small Group Tour from Sarajevo - Bosnian Pyramid Mystery

8. Small Group Tour from Sarajevo - Bosnian Pyramid Mystery

Recent research has shown that in the Visoko area there might be pyramids. There is a legend regarding this large complex – the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids! If 55 world famous archaeologists are exploring the area, why wouldn’t you? Maybe you can be the one who will find proof of more! The complex does not have only historical importance. In the tunnels of Pyramids, mystical healing energy is thought to be detected and the complex becomes more visited each year. There are many sights to be seen and a lot of energy to be felt, and those features make these legendary Pyramids unique: design, energetic rays, archaeological pressures and the power of nature. Join a crew of investigators! Explore the unexplored!

Sarajevo Private Full-Day Excursion from Dubrovnik

9. Sarajevo Private Full-Day Excursion from Dubrovnik

Get picked up from your accommodation in Dubrovnik and begin this exciting private day trip to Sarajevo. Taking a ride in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle, learn about the history of Sarajevo, as well as the places you pass by from your private driver. Cross the border from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina and enjoy the historically important and beautiful town of Pocitelj, with its Turkish-style architecture. By the early afternoon, arrive in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. Admire the eclectic mix of architectural styles: Ottoman-era mosques hugging up to Austrian Habsburg-style neo-classical buildings. Enjoy free time to explore attractions such as the Bascarsija Baazar, Latin Bridge the City Hall, and many more.

Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

10. Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Begin the journey towards the eastern region of Bosnia, taking in views of beautiful mountains and small villages throughout the journey. First, stop at the town of Visegrad and walk across the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Drina River, with exceptional views of the bridge and the surrounding landscapes.  Continue towards the nearby town of Andric, recently built in honor of Nobel Prize winner and writer, Ivo Andric. Cross the border into Serbia and discover Sargan Eight, a narrow-gauge heritage railway line built shortly after WWI. Ride the Ciro locomotive along this scenic route through 22 tunnels, and capture panoramic views of a picturesque region.  After the train ride, travel to Kurstendorf. Also known as Drvengrad, discover a village that was purpose-built for the 2004 film "Life is a Miracle" directed by Emir Kusturica. Explore this charming replica of a traditional Serbian village, which has a hotel, cinema, chapel gallery, and restaurants. Enjoy some time for lunch, at your own expense, before returning to Sarajevo.

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The tour was very interesting&effective considering the time we spent&things we saw and learnee. Our guide Haris gave us very to-the-point information during the tour, with real historic facts.

The tour guide was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable. He tailored the entire tour to my interests. The tour overall was a great way to Learn about a tragic time.

The visit was very interesting, I recommend to do it at your arrival in Sarajevo to have a first view. Emina was very kind, attentive and answered all our questions.

Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. We paid for a one to one tour and had an enjoyable morning walking around central Sarajevo.

Amazing activity, would recommend this activity to everyone looking to learn more about Bosnian history especially in the 1990s