Sarajevo Walking Tour

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Sarajevo walking tour

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Tour Start?

11 AM

every day

Tour price?

15 EUR

per person

Tour length?

3 hours

(expected length)

Tour intensity?


children friendly

Tour overview

Join the exploration of the Capital of Bosnia with our local guides. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to witness yourself the stories of “European Jerusalem”. You will be introduced to every aspect of Sarajevo community, which complies from 4 different religions residing in the capital from earlier days of Sarajevo history. That will be including a visit to 4 different religious temples located in the Old Town. 

On the other side, you’ll have the chance to understand what each different system brought to Sarajevo and shaped it until the present day. Periods through which Bosnia was ruled by different imperialist states, what each state contributed to the city and how the imperialist era in Bosnia was ended by young revolutionaries.

Learning more about Yugoslav ideology of Josip Broz Tito, brotherhood and unity, Olympics and more from the communist era of the state. 

This will be a good introduction for further exploration of Sarajevo and cities long history dating from 1462.

Tour will be starting from in front of our office, like every other tour that this agency has to offer. Meeting and greeting with the other guests and local tour guide before the tour. You will be guided to a Latin Bridge which is a starting point for the essential Sarajevo walking tour. From that point, the guide will give you a general introduction to the city, with a short timeline of Sarajevo through centuries. 


Introduction as one most important aspect of the tour, so you would be able to understand a certain aspect of the layered history of Sarajevo and Bosnia. Briefly after the introduction, you’ll head to significant sites important for the history of Sarajevo. 

Having the opportunity to take a look at each of religious temples within Old Town, for better understanding of the community of Sarajevo. Visiting the most important structure for Sarajevo through history and many more.

As we would be walking through the city, we’ll pass across the border of meeting cultures. Take a few minutes to compare the differences between two architectural types and two empires.

Tour will end within the city centre where you could summarize your impressions of Sarajevo with our tour guide just to be certain that there wasn’t any misunderstanding of the history of Sarajevo.

  • Bascarsija square
  • Sebilj Fountain
  • Kazandziluk
  • City Hall
  • Latin Bridge
  • Assassination spot ( First World War starting location)
  • Bezistan
  • Hotel ”Europe”
  • Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos
  • Ferhadija Street
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral
  • Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures Sign
  • Jewish Synagogue ”Old Temple”
  • Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque
  • Morića Caravan Sarai


  • Tour start at 11 AM (we need booking one hour before the tour start)


  • Bottled Water
  • Approx 3 hours of Sarajevo Walking Tour
  • Free Pick Up / Available on request in the Old Town area
  • An explanation from the local tour guides
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Listen about the most important events like the start of the First World War from Sarajevo


  • Tipping or Gratituties
  • Private Tours / All tours are shared unless specifically agreed private in advance


  • BOOK AND GO! Tour is having definite departure every day.
  • Max number of people on the tour is 20 pax.
  • For the groups of 20+ people - contact us on to see what we can do in order to organize the tour for you.
  • Small amount of walking
  • Group Discounts and Multiple Tours Discount
  • Infants and children under the age of 10 free of charge


  • Price is 15 EUR per person


Painting of Franz Ferdinand assassination. Gavrilo approaching the car from the left side and shooting at Franz
Sarajevo Walking tour is covering in details Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Assassination site

One of the first stops on this tour will be the assassination site, from where Gavrilo Princip took the lives of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Princess Sophie. A detailed explanation of how the mission from the members of Young Bosnia was carried out. Further on the guide will give you an explanation about what was the reason for the assassination and the aftermath.

City Hall in Sarajevo and in front of it a old bridge and a river
City Hall is much more than just nice looking building

City Hall / National Library

You will be witnessing the peak of the Austro-Hungarian architecture in Sarajevo while listening to stories wrapped around this iconic Sarajevo building. What operational manners it had during the history and what does it serve at present-day Sarajevo.

picture of a mosque taken from above and around it city streets and a clocktower
The most important Mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque

The Gazi Husrev Bey’s mosque was built in 1531 is the largest historical mosque which could be found in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered as one of the most representative structures of the Ottoman era on the Balkans. Also, this mosque would be the first one in the world to receive electrical energy during the rule Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Synagogue in Sarajevo. Old building with rock facade to the right of the building is a wall and enternance door
First Jewish Synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jewish Synagogue ”Old Temple”

Paying a visit to the first Jewish settlement in Sarajevo which was constructed in XVI century inside of the Great Yard. Stories about the arrival of the Sephardic Jewish community to the capital of Bosnia, survival during the Nazi occupation, and preserving of one of the most important scripts in the Sephardic Jewish community. At the present day, Sephardic Synagogues are operating as museums of Jewish history in Bosnia and Sarajevo

Tour group taking a picture at Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures spot
Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures is perfect place for selfie

Sarajevo Meeting of Culture sign

In essence, what can be seen clearly about Sarajevo is that this is a city that connects East and West – not only as different halves of the world but also culturally – with the East considered Ottoman and Islamic and the West seen as Austro-Hungarian and Christian. Right where these two cultural influences clearly meet and it seems to be the very spot in town where, with one step, you can cross from one culture to another.

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Please be 10 minutes before the start of the tour. If you have problem finding us, you have google map link HERE.

Frequently asked questions

Sarajevo Walking Tour is one hour longer which means it is much more in depth, along with that you visit some locations that are not included in the free walking tour.

There is no dress code on this tour, dress however you want. Just know that we will be visiting the garden of mosque so do not wear something that will mind people which pray.

Unfortunately not yet. Check it with our team is it available.

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Our Google Reviews

Samantha Liew
Samantha Liew
22:05 24 Sep 19
Meme is the best walking tour guide I ever had! Very informative and at the same time very interesting. Would highly recommend this tour. Also, he heroically blocked the pigeons during the walking tour. (;read more
Danielle Gregory
Danielle Gregory
08:52 18 Sep 19
Pretty good walking tour of Sarajevo. A good starting point and the recommendations on what to do after and what museums to visit was very more
Mohamed Bahabri
Mohamed Bahabri
14:17 15 Sep 19
Very professional tour guide almden (I guess the write it this way) He is full of knowledge Lovely structured information friendly & helpfulread more
15:58 03 Sep 19
Really enjoyed the walking tour this morning. I've done quite a few in different cities but this one stands out really. Really interesting stories and facts on the city's history are being mixed with some personal stories and experiences. Also enjoyed doing this in a small group, we went and had a little coffee and lovely conversations; all felt really personal. Thank you. I'd definitely recommend! Keep up the good work more
Michaela Ismaili
Michaela Ismaili
20:15 16 Aug 19
Highly recommended! Both the free tour of Sarajevo and the Siege of Sarajevo tour are definitely worth experiencing thanks to the competent guides. Sarajevo has so much to offer!read more
anne kirstine rønn
anne kirstine rønn
15:24 12 Aug 19
Absolutely great tour. The tallest tourguide is not just tall but also extremely knowledgable about the history of Bosnia. When the tour ended, I felt overloaded with information in a good way, and Almedin took the time to sit and talk with me and help me digest the experience, not just of the tunnel tour - but also of being in Bosnia in general. He has my warmest recommendations!read more
chaz rothwell
chaz rothwell
08:26 02 Aug 19
Highly recommend the free Alternative Sarajevo tour if you're looking to see a different side of Sarajevo and find out about the Street Art. It's really hard to understand the street art as lots is in Bosnian or Bosnian slang or has references which aren't easy to get so it's great to have a local guide explain more
Santos Harismendy
Santos Harismendy
21:43 06 Jul 19
Excellent free tour, excellent information and treat. We were 4 with the guide and he was really good. Always open for questions and then we went for a beer together to keep knowing about the culture and sharing about our. 100% recommendread more
Jasper Greene
Jasper Greene
07:31 04 Jun 19
Deeply knowledgeable guides who were able to answer all my many questions. I went on a general walking tour which explored the cities origins and, the siege of Sarajevo which focused on the warread more
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