5 must do tours in Sarajevo

First time in Sarajevo? Want to meet other people? Free tour is perfect choice for You and Your crew! Get to know the city with a local tour guide that will give You the perfect insight as to what Bosnian people are like.

The free walking tour starts in front of the Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart with tour guide with green umbrella as a sign of Spirit Tours,  and it is focused on old town sightseeing. A light walk through the main pedestrian Ferhadija street takes You to the Orthodox Church, sculpture of multicultural man, to the “sweet corner” and bazaars, Baščaršija square and Sebilj, Jewish square, Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque, library and fountain, place of assassination, and many more amazing spots. Free walking tour covers all the most important monuments and places. This tour lasts approximately 2 hours and there is no better way to start the morning!

Sarajevo under the siege tour

Sarajevo under the siege or 1425 days under the siege tour, as we also like to call it, is definitely one of the most popular tours in Sarajevo; probably because of famous Tunnel of Hope and the fact that this was the longest siege in modern warfare. So, in cca four hours of this tour we try to paint a complete picture of historical events, political circumstances and survival. First stop is the Tunnel of Hope Museum, after the Tunnel, we continue from Federation entity to Republika Srpska to our next stop – Olympic Mountain Trebević where we will enjoy a stunning view of the city from 1230 m above the sea level. The guests will be shown the enemy lines and the bob track from Winter Olympic Games hosted by Sarajevo in 1984, which is “must see”.  The last stop will be the Jewish Cemetery, the second largest in Europe and a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage title. Join Spirit Tours and enjoy with our guides.

TUNNEL OF HOPE MUSEUM TOUR

When speaking about the war, we cannot skip the Tunnel of Hope and the fact that this was the longest siege in modern warfare. In cca two hours of this tour we try to create a complete picture of historical events, political circumstances and survival. On the way to the Tunnel, our guides will give You an introduction, show You the Sniper Alley, memorial to brutally murdered children, and other important war related monuments. You will get to walk in the tunnel for 25m, saved as it was originally, to experience the struggle. If you want to learn more about the war you cannot miss this tour.

FULL WALKING TOUR

Sarajevo has a lot of beautiful and breathtaking stories to tell. This walking tour will provide you with the information about every aspect of living in Sarajevo nowadays and in the past. You will encounter a delightful mixture of Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and modern heritage, including architecture, living practice, cuisine, religious objects, trading customs, etc. Get to know the 'small Jerusalem' and taste the freshest, purest, drinkable water in the world: if you do so, you will certainly come back to Sarajevo. If you prefer private tours more this is is perfect choice for you! Spend 2-3 hours with one of the Spirit Tours  tour guides.

The Last Day of Franz Ferdinand Tour

Find out why Sarajevo was important during the past times, discover the place where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated and what lead to the First World War. Up to a 2 hour-walk through the city, you will explore the spots that were the main for Franz Ferdinand to visit back in the days and discover historical events that lead to one another. You don’t want to miss the place where history was shaped.

One Day in Sarajevo – What to do?

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The city itself was established in the 15th century, but dates back to the Neolithic period and ever since it has symbolized the melting pot of various cultures and religions. It is also known as the place where East meets West.  That’s why in 10 minutes of walking you will come across a mosque, a synagogue, an orthodox and a catholic church. The best way to start your day in Sarajevo is to join a Free walking tour provided by Spirit Agency. Free walking tour starts every day at 10am in front of the Cathedral Sacred heart of Jesus. If you want to join to free walking tour with us, you should search for our tour guide with green umbrella. During this free walking tour, you will learn everything about history, present and future of Sarajevo and our tour guides will make sure you bring nice memories back home from this walking tour!

Sarajevo is also known as the place where Austro-Hungarian archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated and that was how the World War I was triggered. But, a really big and important part of history in Sarajevo is, unfortunately, the war that happened from 1992-1995.  Sarajevo had the longest siege of the modern warfare and it lasted 1425 days. It was very hard period for all people that lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo. However, city survived and continued to build in better direction. The best way of understanding siege of Sarajevo is to join our tour: Sarajevo under siege – 1425 days. This war tour will give you the best explanation what happened, how everything started and what people think today. Do not miss to see the enemy lines, homemade guns, weapons, the famous Tunnel of hope, and of course to the hear interesting stories and tales. This is a unique to travel through the siege of Sarajevo.

The event that all Bosnians are very proud of were Winter Olympic Games that Sarajevo hosted in 1984. This Winter Olympic Games were the first ones in socialist country of Jugoslavia. All the olympic mountains are 30-minutes away by driving with a car so this was perfect place to actually host those olympic games. Hospitality and sports spirit of Sarajevians helped that all event feels even better.  Sarajevo was awarded the gold medal for the organization due to the hospitality of people. Still today you can visit the Olympic mountains- Jahorina, Bjelašnica, Igman and Trebević. Nowdays, you have a cable car that takes you up to the Trebević mountain, where on 1240m altitude you can have the best view of Sarajevo. After the view you can see – one of the most beautiful abandoned places- our bob track. If you join our Sarajevo under the seige tour, you will be able to have this incredible experience.

Obviously you cannot miss our amazing cusine. Probably Bosnia & Herzegovina’s most well-known dish is ćevapi, which is minced meat formed into sausages and served inside a traditional bread with onions and sauce. It is the country’s national dish and the best place to try ćevapi is in Ćevabdžinica Hodžić. You can find this restaurant in the street called Bravadžiluk 34 in the Old Town of Bašćaršija. Besides ćevapi, you also should try our famous pitas (pies). The most popular one is called burek. It is a kind of pie made with filo pastry, spiced minced meat and potatoes. The most common filling is minced beef, but other fillings include spinach, cheese, and potato.

When you finish tasting our delicious food, it is time for COFFEE! Sarajevo has a rich tradition of coffee culture thanks to its Ottoman heritage. Bosnians love to drink coffee, couple times per day and guess what? We drink coffee for hours!  Traditional Bosnian coffee is thick and strong. Also, there is a special way of how this coffee is made and served. The best way to experience the real culture of drinking coffee in Sarajevo is to choose one of the coffee places in the Old Town. Together with coffee, culture of drinking tea is pretty popular so you can find nice tea places as well.

Here are some tips on how to spend one day in Sarajevo after which you feel, for sure, feel like Sarajevian! For any tours ( free walking tour, Sarajevo under siege tour, Olympic mountains Tour) feel free to book it on our page.