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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: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

2. 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: Eat Pray Love Tour

3. Sarajevo: Eat Pray Love Tour

Enjoy your morning and early afternoon with a unique local experience. Treat your senses with traditional delicacies, learn about Bosnian hospitality, and the meaning behind a cup of Bosnian coffee. You can admire the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hear stories about the House of Spite, and walk through streets where you’ll learn more about different crafts which have existed in Sarajevo since the 15th century. You can discover the heart of Ottoman architecture, Sarajevo’s Baščaršija, before learning of the difference between “burek” and all other pies. Pray in four places of worship in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. Later on, you will learn about the local hospitality over a cup of warm Bosnian coffee, as you share the importance and meaning of this special drink.

Sarajevo: Nighttime City Highlights Walking Tour

4. 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. Tour Spots: 1. Franz Ferdinand Assasination – Visit the most famous corner in Sarajevo. 2. Emperor’s Mosque – See the first mosque in Sarajevo and find out the story of how Sarajevo got its name. 3. The Spite house – It was on one side of the river but suddenly they moved it on the other side. 4. City Hall – Find out where the mayor of Sarajevo sits. 5. Baščaršija – The main trading center of Sarajevo. 6. Bravadžiluk and Kazandžiluk streets – Find out how we prepare traditional food. 7. Sebilj fountain – Choose the side and drink clear water from the citizen’s favorite fountain. 8. Morića Han – Visit the only Ottoman Inn left preserved in the city. 9. Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque – Visit the yard of the central mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 10. Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures – See the spot where East and West meet. 11. Old Jewish Temple – Find out the story about Sarajevo Haggadah. 12. Cathedral of Sacred Jesus Hearth – Send a message of peace and tolerance in front of Sarajevo’s Notre Dame. 13. Serbian Orthodox Church – The city’s largest Serbian Orthodox church boasts five impressive domes, a gilded baroque belfry, and beautiful murals.

Sarajevo: Walking Food Tour with Local Craft Experience

5. Sarajevo: Walking Food Tour with Local Craft Experience

Looking for a truly authentic experience of local life and the way of living in Sarajevo? Look no further we got you covered! On our Food and Crafts tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the oldest streets in the city of Sarajevo, with our local guide showing you traditional workshops and smiths along the way. While passing through the streets of Sarajevo, you will also get an opportunity to try and taste the finest savory and sweet traditional specialties of Bosnian cuisine. The tour kicks off at a hidden gem in the historic center of the city, where you will discover the freshest bakery goods here. This particular bakery is somewhat of a local legend here where people are willing to stand for hours in line just to get the best pastries. We will of course skip the lines. Continuing our journey through the small streets of the Old Town, you will meet our local craftsmen who continue making handmade things, such as paintbrushes, coffee pots, and carpenters. Following this, we will go along the magical street which had the status of a “čarsija”, meaning bazaar, during the Gazi Husrev Beg in 1521, when over 60 shops had been built there. A lot of these shops, back then but even today, still sell Bosnian carpets. Fun fact Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the few European countries that have its own Bosnian carpet - as a special form of applied, folk, and traditional art. Following in the footsteps of old crafts we will provide you with the experience of visiting a traditional coffee shop where coffee grinders are still handmade. For over 120 years a famous Sarajevo family nurtures this handmade art and keeps it from oblivion. The first mentions of the potter's trade in Sarajevo date back to 1489, and today specialties are in the same place as it was in the 16th century when it was built, incenter the masters of this craft have been creating copper art for centuries. Besides copper crafts, Sarajevo is famous for handmade paintbrushes, which according to Sarajevo craftsmen, can be used for half a century without a decline in quality. Mixing in a bit of modernism, we must introduce you to a modern concept store that showcases local designs and artists. As for food, we cannot leave you hungry. On this tour, you will have an opportunity to see one of the most famous restaurants in the city. Immerse yourself in the world of delicious cheeses, unforgettable tastes of cured and smoked meat, and other dishes prepared by recipes that are centuries old. Last but not least, we will visit one of the oldest pipe shops in Sarajevo - we try the most delicious dishes from the owners - and sudzukice in this local restaurant was named the best sudzuk by the Sarajevo food dictionary in 20the. As a cherry on top, taste delicious handmade baklava, served with true delight - Bosnian coffee. Our goal with this tour is to enrich you with the experience of Sarajevo through the eyes of local citizens.

Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

6. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

After just a half an hour drive from the city center, you will arrive to a very peaceful and green area of Sarajevo. The name of this tour says it all. Vrelo, meaning springs, are the main attraction, and these springs are of the river Bosna, located in the central part of our heart-shaped country. The River flows along the country and the spring is the greatest in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The springs and the surrounding nature of the Igman mountain present a beautiful natural complex, ideal for family relaxation. It also offers fresh, crisp air even in hot summer days.  Swans, man natural water features, fresh breeze off of Igman mountain, rich green vegetation, parks for kids and an Eco-zone all contribute to making this the perfect family outing! The tour is ideal for family with children.

Sarajevo: Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family

7. Sarajevo: Traditional Bosnian Dinner with Host Family

Experience life like a local as you go for dinner with a family in a traditional home. Learn about history from your hosts as you taste delicious food like sogan dolma, burek, and zeljanica Start your adventure with convenient pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Sit back, relax, and settle in for your journey to Sarajevo's atmospheric old city. Enjoy a stop at the city's scenic Yellow Fortress along the way to whet your appetite with its signature panoramic views. Arrive at your host family's residence, which is decorated in the traditional Bosnian style, and take a peek at the genuine lives of the locals who call Sarajevo their home. Get ready to sit down to feast on a delicious and varied dinner of Bosnian dishes. Chat with your family all about Bosnia Herzegovina, Sarajevo, history, local culture, and everything in between. While you do this, feast on a variety of traditional delicacies. Try sogan dolma and sarma, and sample different kinds of pie like burek - known as the king of all pies, and the vegetarian zeljanica. Enjoy learning about these delicious dishes' recipes, cooking techniques, and preparation secrets. Discover which ones are used for special occasions, and hear anecdotes from history as you eat. Finish your meal with desserts like baklava, hurmasica, kadaif, and tufahija. Conclude your experience with the traditional coffee before being driven back to your accommodation in Sarajevo.

Evening Tour of Sarajevo with a traditional Bosnian Dinner

8. Evening Tour of Sarajevo with a traditional Bosnian Dinner

The tour starts ar Baščaršija, in the Old Town of Sarajevo, where you'll meet your local who will host you. Our lovely guide Emina will take you through the city with a light evening stroll through streets where she'll introduce you to the local people, interesting legends and stories about this city and its hidden gems. After that, enjoy your dinner in the finest Bosnian restaurant with traditional dishes, where you'll get to know the way of life of the people with conversation and Bosnian music. At the end of the nights, discover the real charms of Bosnian coffee in the traditional atmosphere of the coffee shop and let a local explain to you the way Bosnian coffee is drunk. At the end of the tour, a local will give you instructions on what else you need to visit in Sarajevo, and will accompany you to Baščašija, the center of the old town of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo: Private Food Walking Tour with 10 Tastings

9. Sarajevo: Private Food Walking Tour with 10 Tastings

Fall in love with the flavorful Bosnian cuisine on this delicious food tour in Sarajevo! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like Sarma to unique dishes typical of the city such as Cevapcici; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in Sarajevo is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Bascarsija, Sarajevo City Hall, and Eternal Flame and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in Sarajevo. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This Sarajevo food tour can be 100% personalised to match your diet and allergies.

From Dubrovnik: Sarajevo and Mostar Private Full-Day Tour

10. From Dubrovnik: Sarajevo and Mostar Private Full-Day Tour

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning. The first stop is a tiny town called Pocitelj. Built in the 15th century, discover its cultural center and strategic military outpost, which changed hands three times between competing empires.   Thirty kilometers down the road, Mostar is the next destination on the route. Walking the medieval cobbled streets of Mostar, you can see a mix of European and Ottoman culture and often hear the Adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and ringing of church bells at the same time. Do some souvenir shopping in the old bazaar, climb the minaret of a beautiful mosque and taste the traditional dessert baklava with Turkish coffee before continuing towards the capital.   Get off the beaten path for an exclusive taste of the famous local cuisine, jablanicka (roasted lamb), which is slow cooked on a spit over a fire. The story of Sarajevo is colorful, sad and inspiring. Visit old bunkers on the nearly mountain of Trebevic and enjoy the best panorama view of the city. Walk through the Tunnel of Hope and hear about the history of this amazing city and the invincible spirit of its people. During your free time in Sarajevo, don’t forget to try the world’s best cevapi (a minced meat dish) and a cup of Turkish coffee before heading back to Dubrovnik.

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The guide was really great, his English was very easy to understand. The tour group was just the three of us. He took us up the mountain toward the ruins and around a cemetary. Allowed us to get fresh pomegranate juice and drink a coffee with a beautiful view. Highly recommend this as a familiarisation tour when you first arrive! We even got the full story and to see the site where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. Thank you to the your guide who made this a great tour!

Our Guide Bojan did an excellent job. He is very knowledgeable and gave us an extensive tour through this impressive city. A really great way to start your visit.

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

Great tour. I learned a lot about the history and culture while exploring it through the food.

Incredible and informative tour with lots of yummy and local snacks/drinks - thank you Bojan!