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Our most recommended Sarajevo Neighborhood Tours

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: 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 makes 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 temples 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.

From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

3. From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

Lukomir is located just 42 kilometers away from Sarajevo and represents the highest settled village in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the main Bosnian tourist attractions. The stone houses with wooden roofs and women still wearing traditional clothes are main characteristics of local life from April until December when the village is reachable. Settled at the height of 1,495 meters on the top of Bjelasnica Mountain, Lukomir has stayed out of human touch and represents the most traditional nomadic lifestyle. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April and sometimes even later, except by skis or on foot. Lukomir is known for its traditional attire and the women still wear the hand-knitted costumes that have been worn for centuries. Domestic food such as pie, domestic donuts, traditional Bosnian coffee and admirable sightseeing are definitely the kind of experience you do not want to miss. Let’s make one more experience together. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800 meters down below.

Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

4. 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 Winter Olympics Tour

5. Sarajevo Winter Olympics Tour

The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in Sarajevo from February 8th to 19th, 1984. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held in a communist country. The tour will take you to see the place where opening ceremony took place and discover what the games meant for people of Sarajevo and how they prepared for it. You will visit three breathtaking mountains around the city that hosted the Olympics, some of which are still in ruins from the war. At the end visit the Olympic Museum where we proudly keep the memory of one of the most successful Winter Olympics of the 20th century alive.

Sarajevo Jewish Tour

6. Sarajevo Jewish Tour

The end of 15th century in Europe was the end of peaceful life for some of the people. After the fall of Granada in 1492, began the persecution of Jews from Spain and Portugal. Find out how in the 16th century the Sarajevans developed new neighbours – the Sephardim Jews and what was the life looked like in the Sijavus Pasha’s Quarter. Discover what they used to do, what songs they sang and which specialities they used to prepare. You'll also learn about the fascinating Ladino language. On this tour, you can hear about all of this. The tour will tell you the story of the Jewish Community in Sarajevo, the story of Sephardim and Ashkenazim Jews, their life, happiness, suffering, persecution, place of their eternal resting and place of struggle with death and suffering.

Sarajevo: Eat Pray Love Tour

7. 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: Guided Walking History Tour

8. Sarajevo: Guided Walking History Tour

Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. Throughout this tour you will discover how different religions and empires shaped the history of this beautiful city. Join a group of other travelers or have your guide all to yourself in a private group. Your local guide will explain what caused the Sarajevo Assassination of 1914, as well as how this event changed the course of the world’s history. You'll learn how to make and drink Bosnian coffee, before discovering what to eat and where to party during your Sarajevo adventure. You will also find out the differences between the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages, including whether or not the different countries actually need a translator when they speak to each other.

Sarajevo: Guided Culinary & Crafts Tour with Food Tasting

9. Sarajevo: Guided Culinary & Crafts Tour with Food Tasting

You will have the 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 have the opportunity to try the freshest bakery goods - here you will see exactly why this bakery is a local institution in Sarajevo. Following this we will go along the magical street which had the status of a “carsija”, meaning bazaar, during the Gazi Husrev Beg in 1521, when over 60 shops had been built there. One more interesting fact is that Robert De Niro, during his visit to this shop, has bought a pair of these unique shoes for himself We will continue our tour in the spirit of tradition - you will have the opportunity to hear more about how Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the few European countries that has its own Bosnian carpet - as a special form of applied, folk and traditional art. The tour will continue in the street named after the famous writer - Safet Beg Bašagić, who wrote some of his major works and is considered to be one of the founders of the Bosnian literature. This delicious drink is also a trademark of this patisserie. Following in the footsteps of old crafts - on our tour you will have the opportunity to visit one of the three wonderful shops in the Balkans - 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 the street is in the same place as it was in the 16th century, when it was built, in which the masters of this craft have been creating copper art for centuries. You can eat it at any time of the day, including breakfast. You will also have the opportunity to meet the last brush craftsman in Sarajevo - during our visit you will see how brushes are handmade today, and according to this craftsman - handmade brushes can be used for up to half a century. Further along, we will also visit a modern concept store with a showcase of local designers and artists, which will surely be an attraction. During this tour you will also visit 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 products prepared by recipes that are centuries old. Last but not least, we will visit one of the oldest pipe shops in Sarajevo - we will try the most delicious dishes from the owners - and sudzukice in this local restaurant were named the best sudzuk by the Sarajevo food dictionary in 2019. We will end the tour with the most delicious handmade balkava - the queen of all baklava and of course served with the true delight - Bosnian coffee. After the tour, you will surely be richer with your experience of Sarajevo through the eyes of native citizens.

Sarajevo: Grbavica Guided Walking Food Tour

10. Sarajevo: Grbavica Guided Walking Food Tour

This food tour takes you out of touristy Sarajevo, to where the locals live, work and spend their time – and of course we’ll stop at numerous typical Bosnian restaurants where we taste local delicacies. When travelling, nothing connects you more with the locals than the shared, enjoyable silence over a table full of local delicacies! And that’s exactly what we want to give you with this food tour – a walk through the history and mentality of Sarajevo, filled with plenty of typical Bosnian specialities. Probably no other Sarajevo neighborhood has such a turbulent history as Grbavica, which was not only shelled but occupied by enemy troops during the siege of the city. Very slowly, the inhabitants rebuilt their Grbavica after 1996 – now it is a vibrant neighborhood with many restaurants and cafés and small green oasis hidden among socialist architecture.

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Denis was fantastic and full of energy despite us being a very small group on that particular day. It was great to see his genuine excitement to tell us about the city he loves and calls home. The tour is a great combination of history, religion, food, inspiring characters, and even some humour. It really encourages you to look past Sarajevo's war torn past to consider everything it is in the present and will be in the future. Highly recommended!

Our walking tour with Hidaya at Meet Bosnia Tours was fantastic! She was extremely knowledgeable, very passionate which we love and her English was perfect. And because we opted for the paid version we got lucky and we’re the only ones so we had the opportunity to have some great conversations. We are now planning a few more tours in Sarajevo and plan to use Meet Bosnia tours for all of them.

We will warmly recommend this tour. We learned so much more about the city and its very interesting, long and important history. Our guide was super lovely, enthusiastic and engaging. We got also very useful tips for restaurants and other interesting places to visit. Absolut must for everybody visiting the city!

Selma was the best tour guide I have had unitl now. Thank you so much for the wonderful walking tour in Sarajevo

The tour was great. The guide, had a lot of informations and was also a very enjoyable company.