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Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

1. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

The city that is commonly associated with the siege in the 1990s has plenty more to offer. City that from which First World War started and where you had first Winter Olympic Games  in communistic country have more history to offer. 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. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, sound of church bells and call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem. City Hall/National Library Spite House Sarajevo fortresses Streets Bravadziluk and Kazandziluk (old handcrafts) Sebilj Street Saraci Morica han (caravan-saray) Ghazi Husrev Bey's Mosque and Maddresah Clock tower Sarajevo Assassination 1914 Ghazi Husrev Bey's Bazaar Sephardic neighborhood and synagogues Cathedral of Holly Hearth of Jesus Synod Orthodox Church Eternal Flame.

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Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

2. Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

Board a bus in Sarajevo and head out of the city. During the bus ride, find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, and how many people died. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, listen to stories about what life was like during these years of darkness. After this introduction, discover the story of a vitally important 800 m long tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territories. Upon arrival at the museum, pass through one part of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo. Listen as your guide explains the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions. On the way back to the town, talk about Sarajevo and its future with your guide.

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Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

3. 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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Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

4. Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo Full-Day Tour

After meeting with your group and guide, you will begin your 3-part, best of Sarajevo tour. You will begin by admiring the symbols of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hearing the story of the Spite House. You will then move on to discover the heart of the Ottoman rule, Sarajevo’s Bascarsija, before drinking water from the Sebilj Fountain. Moving on, you can pray in one of the four big houses of God in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. You will then learn about the local hospitality over a cup of Bosnian coffee, whilst sharing the importance and the meaning of its consumption. Next, you will begin a war tour. You can find out what it was like to live without food, water, electricity and gas, as well as how the children were going to school and what the culture and sports scene was like throughout war. Upon arrival at the Tunnel Museum, you will pass through 20 meters of the original tunnel, before watching a movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction and its methods of use. For the final stage of your tour, you will learn about the 14th Olympic Winter Games which were held in Sarajevo from February 8th to 19th, 1984. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held in a communist country, and on this tour you can see the place where the opening ceremony took place whilst discovering what the Olympic Games meant for the people of Sarajevo. You will be taken to three breathtaking mountains around the city that hosted the Olympics, some of which are still in ruins from the war. At the end you will visit the Olympic Museum, where the memory of one of the most successful Winter Olympics of the 20th century is kept.

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Private tour from Sarajevo: Olympic Mountains

5. Private tour from Sarajevo: Olympic Mountains

Explore and learn about Olympic Sarajevo! In 1984 Sarajevo hosted the 14th Olympic Winter Games, introducing Sarajevo to the world. The mountains that surround Sarajevo were perfectly suited to host the Olympic Games. The period of organizing Olympic games changed the face of Sarajevo, particularly in terms of construction. Whole new villages arose in the same period. Visiting these Olympic sights will take you back in time to when Sarajevo was the center of the World! Fresh air, thick woods, Olympic history and the rich green landscape will offer great relaxation and replenish you soul. Do not miss the chance to visit Olympic Sarajevo! For this tour you can choose to visit either Igman and Bjelasnica, or Trebevic and Jahorina. You will have the opportunity to make your own plan for the Olympic mountain tour. The tour is ideal for a family.

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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.

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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.

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From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

8. From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking in views of the Croatian coastlines and historic towns along the way. Your first stop will be at the incredible Kravica Falls where you can enjoy a dip in refreshing emerald waters. After your swim, head to the fortified village of Počitelj for a walk to the top of an exhilarating hill where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Neretva Valley. Next, head to the gem of Herzegovina, Blagaj. Marvel at the beauty of this monastery located at the base of a cliff and on top of a picturesque lake. You can even take a boat ride into a cave for an authentic local experience. Your next stop is the world-famous city of Mostar. Wander around the city's cobbled streets and small shops to reach the stone masterpiece that is the Old Bridge. Here, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants and admire panoramic views of the bridge as you eat before continuing to your next stop. After lunch, continue to one of the oldest towns in the country, Konjic. This city is also famous for its iconic bridge and abundance of surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to your final destination in Sarajevo.

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Private Tour from Sarajevo: Full-Day Trip to Medjugorje

9. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Full-Day Trip to Medjugorje

Međugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 1981, when six local children claimed they saw visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Medjugorje has become an unapproved Catholic pilgrimage destination. The messages attributed to Our Lady of Medjugorje have a strong following among Catholics worldwide. Medjugorje has become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics in the world and has turned into Europe’s third most important apparition site, where each year more than 1 million people visit. It has been estimated that 30 million pilgrims have come to Medjugorje since the reputed apparitions began in 1981. Many have reported visual phenomena including the sun spinning in the sky or changing color and figures such as hearts and crosses around the sun. For those of you who have never been to Medjugorje, you will experience one of the most spiritual and peaceful places on earth.

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Private Tour from Sarajevo: Bijambare Caves and Nature Park

10. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Bijambare Caves and Nature Park

Bijambare is natural complex of caves, located 40 kilometers away from Sarajevo. This wooden road, which leads to the Bijambare complex, belongs to the mountain complex and will offer you the pleasures of the natural surroundings and relaxation in the thick woods. This complex is presented in three major caves, a small river and lake, educational eco-paths, a mountain ambient restaurant and is ideal for families. If you are nature lover, you will be fascinated by the beauty of this natural treasure. Entering the caves, you will visit the acoustic part of the cave. Learn about the endemic flora and fauna of the area while walking through the woods. There activities are only part of the richness of Bijambare. 

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

The tour to the Tunnel of Hope / Tunek spasa is very worthwhile and Adi is a great guide. Adi is very nice and helpful, open minded, has incredible knowledge and is open to many different questions. You can tell that he is personally very interested. He always brings in personal information, which makes the whole thing very authentic and helps to understand many things better. Big thanks also for the tour taking place even though I was the only person. By the way, Adi also speaks perfect German. Hvala puno and vidimo se uskoro

Our tour guide Haris was excellent. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We were only in Bosnia for a day and he did such an amazing job at showing us all the landmarks and the Islamic history behind them. The length of the tour was also perfect. Would recommend this to everyone!

This tour was incredible and an absolute must for a visit to Sarajevo. The tour covered so much of the history of Sarajevo and Bosnia and cannot be missed. Omar was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgeable. 10/10 recommended!

Did the tour earlier today and it was brilliant. Guide really informative and a really nice chap. Well worth doing

Both the guides were excellent! Edis had many interesting and personal stories from the war.