Enjoy the rhythm of the city and experience local life through its flavors, from traditional coffee to snacks and sweets. Explore the old city center and hear the dark stories of Sarajevo's turbulent past as well as the brighter stories of its present.
What to Expect
Your Sarajevo walking tour will leave from the beautiful National Library/Old City Hall and lead you to the Old Town — specifically, Bravadziluk Street, which is lined with eateries serving up traditional Bosnian food. You'll get to sample the famous Sarajevo burek (filo pastry filled with meat, cheese, and spinach). After you snacked, head to Kazandziluk (Coppersmith Street), where you can feel like you've stepped back into the 16th century as you browse the copper crafts, from jewelry to pottery. The walk along here will lead you to the historic Bascarsija, an outdoor market that was built in the 15th century. Also stop to see the 15th-century Morica Han (a han is a roadside inn) that's the only preserved han in Sarajevo.
Your Sarajevo tour will continue along Saraci Street until you reach the historic Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque and Sarajevo's 17th-century clock tower. You also visit the site where Franz Ferdinand was killed and world history was changed forever. Admire the beautiful Bezistan indoor market before reaching what is perhaps the most interesting spot of Sarajevo: the Sweet Corner, named for the local pastry shops that have been here for centuries. This is also where the old Turkish part of the city ends and the newer Austrian part begins. Stop here and try some delicious cevapcici (little skinless sausages served in pita bread).
Next up, head to the Old Temple (a Jewish synagogue from 1581) and stop in at a café where you'll try the most important drink in Sarajevo: traditional Bosnian coffee. Once your coffee break is over, explore the main pedestrian zone of the city, Ferhadija Street, where you catch a view of the amazing Sacred Heart Cathedral from 1889, the Serbian Orthodox church of The Most Holy Mother of God (built in 1863), and finally the Square of Liberation, where local Sarajevans gather to play chess 365 days a year, no matter the weather.
You then make a stop for some famous baklava at Sarajevo's market hall before continuing on to the Eternal Flame memorial, dedicated to the victims of Nazi terror during WWII. Walk down the street of Marshall Tito (yes, the main street of Sarajevo is still named after the president of the former Yugoslavia) toward the historic National Theatre, the main stage for the biggest cultural event in Sarajevo: the Sarajevo Film Festival. You finish up your Sarajevo tour with a walk along the River Miljacka to the last spot of your tour, the amazing Academy of Fine Arts, located in a former evangelist church.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Traditional Bosnian coffee (or tea)
- Snacks (burek, cevapcici, and baklava)
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drinks
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
Know Before You Go
• Please wear casual, comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.