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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 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 make 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 monuments 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.

Sarajevo Old Town Walking Tour, Bosnian Ethnic Food & Coffee

3. 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

4. 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.

Sarajevo Walking Tour In Small Group

5. Sarajevo Walking Tour In Small Group

Sarajevo is a city of love, multi-ethnicity, rich history and extraordinary food. Experience Sarajevo with one of our local, certified guides, who primarily want to familiarize with You and present their city in the best possible manner. One of the best ways to acquaint yourselves with the new place is with the help of licensed guide. If you love learning about new cultures, traditions and customs, then Sarajevo will definitely enchant you. Ever since its foundation, this city has been a home for different nations, religions and cultures. Today, we often refer to it as European Jerusalem or blend of east and west. Currently, Sarajevo prospers in its full glow, however, not so long ago, it went through great destruction and war. Consequences are still visible all over the city. Also, Sarajevo is a place where the First World War started. The guide will make sure to fulfil your educational, preferred and gastronomic enquiries which will not leave you indifferent. Important location and monuments visited: The most famous spot - Franz Ferdinand Assassination - Latin bridge City hall - most extravagant building constructed in Sarajevo Baščaršija - Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical, cultural center of the city Sebilj - Ottoman-style wooden fountain Emperor’s Mosque - Sarajevo’s oldest mosque Jewish Museum - situated in the oldest synagogue in BiH Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque - first mosque in the world with electricity Sacred Heart Cathedral - largest cathedral in BiH Cathedral of the Nativity of the Theotokos - largest Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo Sarajevo meeting of cultures - spot where two dominant cultures that once shaped Sarajevo merge Tour is available every day.

Sarajevo: Nighttime City Highlights Walking Tour

6. Sarajevo: Nighttime City Highlights Walking Tour

Welcome to the city of love, good people, great atmosphere, but also a city that witnessed wars that have shaped Europe. A place where different ethnicities, religions, and cultures have molded since time immemorial. Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of the city of Sarajevo and its people, a place with an irresistible charm and a unique mixture between East and West. During this unique walking tour in the city, you will find out what Sarajevo’s spirit means to you. Sarajevo is a city with a unique energy that will make you fall in love with it. With its tiny streets, friendly people, and wonderful atmosphere, a local legend says that once you try Sarajevo, you will always return to it. So make sure to book this night walking tour and feel the vibe of our lovely capital.

Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

7. 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.

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4.9
(199 reviews)

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!

I found the tour interesting. My guide has done this tour many times, and knew information from many different places. I would do it again.

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

Guide was professional, kind, and very interesting! Great experience!