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🏅 Sarajevo Essential Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on April 14, 2022

Having personally experienced what our beloved country has been trough in the past, we decided to make a small step to recover its unique spirit by focusing on the incoming tourism in BiH. What lead us to tourism business was the pure love for our homeland, and it turned out to be a real success. We found our way to contribute to the development of the country by presenting its most beautiful and significant places to the people who do us the honor of visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina. The values that we cherish, such as honesty, simplicity, personal experience, to-do attitude, commitment and thoroughness, motivate us to be even better at what we do.

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

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

On the Free Walking Tour, you'll be provided with information about every historical era of the city and encounter wonderful Ottoman and Austrian-Hungarian period landmarks and monuments that will satisfy every history buff out there.

The tour starts in front of the Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart with a charming tour guide with a green umbrella as a sign of recognition and is focused on old town sightseeing.


On our free tour of Sarajevo You'll also learn about modern heritage including city architecture, local cuisine, religious objects, trading customs and living practice. Find out why Sarajevo is called the 'Jerusalem of Europe', taste the delicious fresh water of the city and get a deep perspective on the city that will probably make you wanna visit Sarajevo again!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

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    Trg Fra Grge Martića 2, Sarajevo 7100...
    Trg Fra Grge Martića 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    Our tour guide will wait for you with green umbrella as sign of recognition in front of the Cathedral of Jesus' Sacred Heart.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sarajevska katedrala

    The Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart was built in 1889 in the Neo-Gothic style and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Muzej Jevreja Bosne i Hercegovine

    Within the City Museum of Sarajevo is the Museum of Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures

    ''Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures” is the message on Ferhadija St., near Gazi Husrev Bey’s Bezistan. This is the spot where two dominant cultures, that once shaped Sarajevo, merge.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

    Built in the 16th century it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Sebilj

    The Sebilj is an Ottoman-style wooden fountain in the centre of Baščaršija Square in Sarajevo built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica in 1753.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Coppersmith Street

    Enjoy the authentic look of the street that has been retained for centuries. The coppersmith craft still lives in this street.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sarajevo City Hall

    Sarajevo City Hall also known as Vijećnica is the most extravagant building constructed in Sarajevo during Austro-Hungarian occupation and serves as a symbol of the meeting of world civilizations.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Inat Kuća

    Out of spite and stubbornness of the owner, the house became known as the Spite House. Today, it is a popular national restaurant, and a protected cultural and historical heritage site.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Emperor's Mosque

    The Emperor’s Mosque is Sarajevo’s oldest mosque and one of the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is presumed that Isa Bey Ishaković, the founder of Sarajevo, had this place of worship built soon after the city’s founding in 1462 in honor of Sultan Mehmed II “the Conqueror”.

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Latin Bridge

    Also known as Principov Most is a place where Gavrilo Princip, who was only a few meters away from this bridge, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sofie. This incident, known as the Sarajevo Assassination, led to the beginning of the First World War.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Gazi Husrev-begov bezistan

    Gazi Husrev-beg's bezistan (covered bazaar) is one of the preserved bezistan in Sarajevo from the Ottoman period. Built in 1555 in Baščaršija, bezistan still serves its purpose - trade.

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Tašlihan

    Taslihan was built in 1543 as the Ghazi Husrev-Bey’s waqf. It had a fountain, mosque, yard, shops and storage rooms. It was severely damaged in several fires that struck Sarajevo.

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Hotel Europe

    Positioned in the heart of the Sarajevo city, just a few steps away from the tourist Old Town core, this Austro-Hungarian building with its external splendour alone will have you captivated.

  • 14
    Outside visit
    Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos

    The Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos is the largest Serbian Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest in the Balkans.

  • 15
    Outside visit
    Monument to the multiethnic human

    Monument to the ''Multiethnic human" celebrating multiethnicity is positioned in the center between three major religious symbols - Catholic cathedral, Muslim mosque and the Christian Orthodox church - just few steps away of each. "The multicultural man is constructing the world", is carved in Italian and Bosnian language.

  • 16
    Outside visit
    Sarajevo Rose

    A Sarajevo Rose is a type of memorial in Sarajevo made from concrete scar caused by a mortar shell's explosion that was later filled with red resin.

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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Adela 05 May 2024
Blairgowrie

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had an excellent tour with Ado, who provided plenty of information in an organised, well paced and professional delivery. I highly recommend this tour.
Jenna 26 Apr 2024
Little London

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Our guide was amazing! The tour pace was great (as I have always hated those that stand at spots for ages and talk too slowly), but she showed us all the attractions at a nice pace. She even took us into a shop to showcase a demo of how the workers manually make copper items, cups etc. This was lovely. Would highly recommend. Sarajevo has a different meaning when you have been informed about it's history as you start to notice things you would otherwise have completely overlooked. I would highly recommend.
Lawrence 10 Apr 2024
London

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Great local guide with incredible knowledge and experience. Clearly loves Sarajevo and was very enthusiastic. Would highly recommend.
Nika 02 Apr 2024
Dubrovnik

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Adnan was fun, interesting and professional. The tour grabs your attention and two hours pass by without you even noticing it. We hope we’ll have a chance to enjoy Adnan’s tours again!
Marco 31 Mar 2024
Venice

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Our guide Ado was extremely polite and a wealth of information. Thank you for your knowledge! We will return.
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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.

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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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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