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Sarajevo Essential Free Walking Tour

Your Guru: Edin - Meet Bosnia Tours
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  • Sarajevo
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 15 minutes

About the Guru

My name is Edin Ogrešević. I graduated Financial Accounting and I am local tour guide in Sarajevo for last 10 years. I am founder of Meet Bosnia Tours, leading tour operator in Sarajevo which is rated #1 in Sarajevo according to TripAdvisor platform. Meet Bosnia Tours is a group of very young but educated and enthusiastic individuals who share love and knowledge for their... More

My name is Edin Ogrešević. I graduated Financial Accounting and I am local tour guide in Sarajevo for last 10 years. I am founder of Meet Bosnia Tours, leading tour operator in Sarajevo which is rated #1 in Sarajevo according to TripAdvisor platform. Meet Bosnia Tours is a group of very young but educated and enthusiastic individuals who share love and knowledge for their country so much so that they decided to share it with the world. Sarajevo Tours are our speciality. Our Mission is to show the world all the hidden gems of Bosnia and Herzegovina, be it natural, historical or religious. We are giving special attention to gastro tourism, so in cooperation with the most prominent restaurants we are offering best gastro experience and introduction to local gourmet traditions. Our tours are available in many languages such as English, French, German, Turkish ...

About the Tour

Join us on our free tour of Sarajevo Essential.
This is one of the best ways to get to know our beautiful capital: Sarajevo.

 Mainly, we will walk around Baščaršija , the heart of Sarajevo's old town. This is the area where most of Sarajevo's recognizable landmarks are located and then continue to the modern part of the city where you will find other imposing buildings that represent the pride of Sarajevo.

On our free tour of Sarajevo, you will learn more about the rich history, diverse cultures and delicious cuisine of Sarajevo and our country, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tour highlights:

  • Old orthodox church
  • Baščaršija Square - Sebilj Foutain
  • Oldest street in Sarajevo - Kazandziluk
  • Sarajevo City Hall
  • Saray Caravan - Morića Han
  • Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque and Clock Tower
  • Meeting of Spot Cultures
  • Jewish synagogue
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Sarajevo Roses
  • Hotel Europa
  • Murder Place - Latin Bridge 


 

During our Free Walking Tour we will see the Old Orthodox Church, one of the oldest religious objects in Sarajevo. Above all, the most recognizable landmark of Sarajevo is Sebilj, a wooden fountain located on Baščaršija Square. The legend says that drinking water from here means that you will certainly come back to this city in the future. Likewise, you will find the oldest streets of Sarajevo – Kazandziluk Street and walk through Baščaršija, the liveliest part of the city.

Later on, by visiting old Caravan Saray, you will really have a strong feeling of going centuries back to time.

Moreover, during the Free Walking Tour in Sarajevo, you will also see the famous Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque. Nearby this extraordinary beautiful mosque, you will see a unique clock tower famous for showing a very unusual time for the modern world. Furthermore, we will walk nearby the oldest shopping center of Sarajevo, the “Bezistan” – old bazaar from the Ottoman period.

After the old town stroll through the modern streets of Sarajevo in our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour

The Sarajevo City Hall is the most recognizable Austro-Hungarian-era building in Bosnia. Since 1949 it served as the National and University Library and now it is the seat of the city council once again.

Additionally, you will hear the story of the Sarajevo Jewish community existing for almost five centuries. The Old Jewish Temple is within the walking distance of Christian and Muslim religious objects. Today it is an important museum related to Balkan Jewish traditions and customs.

After the spot that says “Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures”  Sarajevo Free Walking Tour continues westward. Ferhadija street is related to the arrival of the Habsburg monarchy. For instance, one of the iconic buildings on Ferhadija street is the Catholic Cathedral nearby which you will see the statue of Pope John Paul II. Also, we will talk about Sarajevo Roses and famous people that lived here.

Furthermore, we will see the first modern hotel in Sarajevo and hear the stories of the first Waltz dance and celebrities that stayed here. Our recommendation is to drink Bosnian coffee and eat Sacher cake in this place where East meets West. Then the tour continues to the famous Latin Bridge, Franz-Ferdinand’s assassination site.

Most importantly, in our  Free Walking Tour in Sarajevo, you will have passionate and young guides who were born here. They will be happy to show you even the secret spots of their town where most tourists wouldn’t go themselves. Also, at the end of the Free Walking Tour Sarajevo, our guide will give you notes with local tips which were carefully selected by our company.

Finally, the tour ends in our office, the same place where it starts. 

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: The tour guide will be in front of the Meet Bosnia Travel office

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Sun, 28 Nov 10:30
  • English
    Sun, 28 Nov 15:00
  • English
    Mon, 29 Nov 10:30

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (176)

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Professionalism
4.98
Fun
4.92
Expression
4.95
Quality
4.96
Route
4.96
Elaine 11/26/2021

This was a very nice tour. Our guide was polite and very well educated and passionate about her city and its history and culture. We enjoyed the tour and would recommend doing a tour with her.

Daniel 11/24/2021

Uma ótima experiência pelos pontos mais importantes do centro antigo de Sarajevo, cidade que já foi palco de importantíssimos episódios na história. Um passeio extremamente recomendável para quem quer conhecer a região central da cidade e ainda obter dicas de gastronomia e produtos locais.

Frederieke 11/19/2021

Joe mcshee 11/17/2021

Probably the most passionate guide I have had the pleasure of being shown around by. Thank you!

Diana 11/15/2021

I had a lovely tour today with Hidaya. Despite the cold weather, she managed to make it a fun, entertaining, and exciting tour. Unbiased and fact base history telling. She helped with every recommendation I needed and was ready for every question. Highly recommend the tour.

5.0
176 ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0
176 ratings