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Sarajevo Free Walking Tour | Every Day at 10:30 AM & 3 PM

(373 Reviews)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Max people: 30
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo
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What to expect from Sarajevo Free Walking tour

Join us on our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour every day at 10:30 and 15:00. This is one of the best ways to get to know our beautiful capital –  Sarajevo

Primarily, we will stroll around Baščaršija, the core of old-town Sarajevo. This is the area where most of the recognizable landmarks of Sarajevo are located and later on, continue to the modern part of the city where you will find other imposing buildings representing the pride of Sarajevo.

In our Sarajevo Free Walking Tour, you will learn more about Sarajevo’s rich history, diverse cultures and delicious cuisine and our country, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

P.S.

In case you are interested in a small group tour, of up to 10 people, we also offer a paid version of the Sarajevo walking tour. Feel free to look it up, and to book it. 

Sarajevo free walking tour highlights
  • Old Orthodox Church
  • Baščaršija Square – Sebilj Foutain
  • Oldest Street in Sarajevo
  • Sarajevo City Hall
  • Caravan Saray – Morića Han
  • Gazi Husrev-bey’s Mosque and Clock Tower
  • Meeting of Cultures Spot
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Cathedral of Sacred Jesus’ Heart
  • Sarajevo Roses
  • Hotel Europe
  • Assasination Spot – Latin bridge
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Departure & return location

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Departure Time

🕥 10:30

🕒 15:00

Included

  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Free Meet Bosnia tips
  • Free city maps

Excluded

  • Tips (Not obligatory)
  • Entrances into the museums
Sarajevo free walking tour itinerary

About Sarajevo

A quick introduction to Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 275,569 within its administrative limits. The Sarajevo metropolitan area including Sarajevo CantonEast Sarajevo and nearby municipalities is home to 555,210 inhabitants. Located within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River in the heart of the Balkans, a region of Southern Europe.

The name Sarajevo derives from the Turkish noun saray, meaning “palace” or “mansion”. Academia is split on the origin of the evo attached to the end. In Slavic languages, the addition of “evo” may indicate a possessive noun, thereby making the name of Sarajevo, ‘city of the palace. One theory is that it may come from the Ottoman Turkish term saray ovası, first recorded in 1455, meaning “the plains around the palace” or simply “palace plains”.

Sarajevo is the political, financial, social and cultural centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a prominent centre of culture in the Balkans, with region-wide influence in entertainment, media, fashion and the arts. 

Due to its long history of religious and cultural diversity, Sarajevo is sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe” or “Jerusalem of the Balkans”. It is one of only a few major European cities to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighbourhood.

Tour detailed description

Exploring the Old Town of Sarajevo 

In 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 – Morića Han, you will really have a strong feeling of going centuries back in time. Morića Han is considered a true caravanserai because, when operational, it could accommodate about 300 passengers and 70 horses. Evliya Çelebi, an Ottoman traveller, wrote about his visit to Sarajevo in 1659 and described Morića Han as Hadži-Bešir’s han, because Hadži-Bešir was the landlord of the han then. The modern name probably comes from the surname of the han’s tenants at the beginning of the 19th century, Mustafa-aga Morić and his son Ibrahim-aga Morić.

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 centre of Sarajevo, the “Bezistan” – an 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. If you are interested to learn more about the assassination, check out our Gavrilo Princip – Shoot that changed the world tour.

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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Mariele D

Couple Traveller

I’ve been to a lot of free walking tours all over the world and this was defenitly one of the best! In 2,5 hours Edin the guide did a great job in breaking down the complex political and religiouse history of BaH while showing us the top sights of Sarajevo. In addition, we got great tips for where to eat and which shops offer bosnian made products. Defenitly a big recommendation!

May 29, 2024

Savernake Breese

Solo Traveller

Good tour, you never know with the free flyer in the hotel advertising the local tour, but took the chance on the free tour.
Was a good pace, clear English speaking, a nice 2 hours bringing the city to life. Really good way to start a visit to the city. Answered questions and clearly knowledgeable. Eddie local guide clearly passionate about the city and its history and culture. Thanks

May 12, 2024

Mattia B

Solo Traveller

I had two tours with Meet Bosnia. The free walking tour is a beautiful initiative that gives you a nice overview of the city centre main spots. A beautiful and interesting start to my trip that also allowed me to meet some nice travel companions. The second tour, Fall of Jugoslavia, Is in my opinion, a “must do” which unites a visit to significant spots to the tragic recent history of Sarajevo and Bosnia. Doesn’t matter how much you think you know about this country, there’s so much to learn. A special mention to our guide Ago which was extremely nice, clear and open to any questions, even to the toughest ones. A beautiful experience which made me think a lot and that i can’t avoid to recommend.

April 27, 2024

Catianna G

Couple Traveller

Very intersting experience! Our guide, Viki, was nice and passionate, he reality knows the history of the city and the Country and make you feel the heart of the city

March 23, 2024

Lenisa

Group Traveller

We did the free walking tour on a Friday morning with Vicky. The tour was really nice and interesting, and Vicky was a very knowledgeable guide. It is great to do a tour of Sarajevo with a local, who can also include personal anecdotes about the recent history of the country. The duration of the tour was ca. 2.5 hours and we got a good overview over the long history of the country. Vicky also gave us good recommendations for restaurants, cafés and other food places, as well as souvenir shops and places to avoid. The route was very easy to follow and could be walked easily. Definitely recommendable!

March 4, 2024
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