- See the location of the shooting that started WWI
- Visit Sarajevo’s last remaining han
- Learn the best places and foods to eat in Sarajevo
This enthralling walking tour in Sarajevo involves a lot more than just sightseeing. With a local guide, you’ll learn Sarajevo’s fascinating and often turbulent history, while tasting a variety of delicious traditional snacks such as cevapcici and burek that no visitor should miss. Beginning at the beautiful National Library, you’ll explore Sarajevo’s Old Town, in particular the famous Bravadziluk Street where there are many prestigious eateries. Kujundziluk, lined with artisan workshops, from coppersmiths to jewellers and potters, is the perfect place to pick up some unique souvenirs, while the historic Bascarsija, the outdoor market built in the 15th century, is another must-see.
Also built in the 15th century, the Morica Han (a han is a roadside inn) is the last of its kind in Sarajevo. You’ll pause at the site where in 1914 the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, the incident that triggered World War I, and also see the stunning 17th century clock tower. In the Sweet Corner, the little pastry shops have been serving up tasty delicacies for centuries, and you can have a break here with a typical Bosnian coffee, before the tour heads on to the Square of Liberation, where you can watch the chess players who take their seats every day of the year, rain or shine. In the Market Hall, snack on some delicious baklava, before finishing with a scenic walk along the river. We haven’t even listed half of the places you’ll see on this Sarajevo gift experience, so as you can probably tell, this is a comprehensive guided tour and one that will provide excellent value. A perfect introduction to the city for the first-time visitor.