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Sarajevo Essential Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 01, 2021

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 ...

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Gazi Husrev begova 75 at crossroad of...
    Gazi Husrev begova 75 at crossroad of Mula Mustafa Baseskija and, Gazi Husrev-begova, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    The tour guide will be in front of the Meet Bosnia Travel office

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Caley 30 Sep 2022
Melbourne
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

My friend and I took the tour and it was so informative and our guide was so lovely!! She truly went above and beyond to tell us everything she knew. She was very pass...

PABLO 29 Sep 2022
Valladolid
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Muy recomendable, la guía (Leila) estupenda, grandes conocimientos de la ciudad y su historia transmitiendolos de forma amena y divertida.

Blanca 27 Sep 2022
Madrid
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Excelente el tour. Lejla maravillosa, explicaba todo súper bien y el recorrido ha sido muy interesante. De 10¡

Nicola 26 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Very informative tour with a good mix of older and more recent history and some useful recommendations for the rest of your day. The guide had a friendly and engaging ...

Eva 26 Sep 2022
Bilbao
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

Leila estuvo genial. Hizo una introducción sobre la historia de Bosnia, Sarajevo, resumida, muy clara y fácil de entender, con los datos esenciales siguiendo una línea...

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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