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Sarajevo Walking Tour

(198 Reviews)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Max people: 8
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 0+
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo
What to expect from Sarajevo walking tour

Our Sarajevo Old Town Walking Tour starts from the Meet Bosnia Travel agency every day at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

This tour is one of the best ways to explore the rich history and most significant landmarks of Sarajevo, a city known for its diversity, hospitality, and food.

In this small-group tour, you will be able to feel Sarajevo with all your senses and find out why this beautiful city is known as the “Jerusalem of Europe”.

Sarajevo 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
  • Assassination Spot – Latin bridge

Sarajevo walking tour essential information

  • Departure & return locationGazi Husrev Begova 75 (Click to get directions)
  • Departure time10:00 AM & 02:00 PM
  • What's includedProfessional tour guide
  • What's NOT includedPrivate tour (on request)
    Private expenses
    Entrance fees for the attractions (optional)
    Food & beverages
  • Good to knowThe tour can be organized any time during the day
    A private tour can be organized on request
    Tour can be customized on request
    Price depends on number of people
    Minimum required number of people for the tour is 2 - a private tour can be organized for 1 person

Sarajevo walking tour itinerary

Sarajevo walking tour details

Sarajevo Walking Tour will make you feel like you’re walking through the centuries

At the beginning of our Sarajevo Walking Tour, we will see the Old Orthodox Church, one of the oldest religious objects in Sarajevo. Its archaic foundations are unique and reminiscent of early Christian churches. artistic creations of the medieval goldsmiths together with other valuable collections can be found in the museum next to the church.

The oldest and busiest part of Sarajevo is called Bascarsija where the ancient streets intersect to make an elaborate maze of crafts, food, and coffee. Consequently, the most recognizable landmark of Sarajevo is Sebilj, a wooden fountain located in Baščaršija square. The legend says that drinking water from here means that you will definitely come back to Sarajevo. You can try testing this yourself during our Sarajevo tours.

Besides, walking through the old town you will learn about Gazi Husrev-bey and the mosque he built in the city centre. At the time it was the most prominent object in the country. Nearby one of the most beautiful mosques in Bosnia you can find a unique Clock Tower. Most certainly, it is famous for showing an unusual standard of time for the modern world. You will get to know why. Moreover, we will walk through the oldest shopping centre in Sarajevo “Bezistan” – an old bazaar from the Ottoman period.

Sarajevo City Hall is the most representative Austro-Hungarian-era building in Bosnia. Since 1949 the building was the National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today it is once again the seat of the local government.

In the 16th century, Sarajevo welcomed thousands of Jewish settlers who reached the Ottoman empire escaping the persecution in the Iberian peninsula. Living in Sarajevo alongside Muslims and Christians the new inhabitants of the city were reminded of their ancient homeland. Therefore they gave Sarajevo a new name, Little Jerusalem. The Old Jewish Temple is located in the Old Town and it houses a valuable collection of exhibits pertaining to Jewish traditions and customs in the Balkans.

After the line where East meets West in Sarajevo, our local Sarajevo walking tour guide will continue in the direction of the modern part of the city connected to the arrival of the Habsburg monarchy. On this Sarajevo tour, you will see the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the statue of Pope John Paul II who visited Bosnia two times. All the while our Sarajevo guides will try to uncover many hidden gems for you and recommend things to do in Sarajevo, known only to the locals.

Also, on the Sarajevo walking tour, you will be able to see the first modern hotel in Sarajevo and hear the stories about the first Waltz dance and the celebrities that stayed here. Our recommendation is to drink Bosnian coffee and Sacher cake in the famous Viennese Café, within the hotel. Lastly, the Tour ends on the notorious Latin Bridge known throughout the world as the place where WWI began.

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Walnuss Z

Group Traveller

This tour was absolutely eye-opening. Within short time one gets a perfect overview over history, politics, religion, main sights, food and culture in Bosnia. I especially liked our guide gave a realistic image of the actual situation without neglecting hope and chances for the future. Can really recommend the tour!

November 4, 2023

Gwenola G

Couple Traveller

We had a very interesting visit of the city with Alan. He knows the history of Sarajevo very well and he has a lot of anecdotes to tell about the city. Alan took the time to answer all our questions. We understood what makes Sarajevo so unique. We highly recommend him !
Gwenola and Vincent

October 30, 2023


Family Traveller

Salma was an outstanding tour guide. She managed to distill and impress upon the group a complicated history (Ottoman-Turks, Austro-Hungarian, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Socialist Yugoslavia) in an easy-to-understand, personal and engaging manner. Our tour stretched to three hours and I wish it could have continued longer! If I had more time, I would have liked to have taken another tour with Salma/this company to learn more.

October 22, 2023


Solo Traveller

Excellent overview of Sarajevo’s history!
Had a really informative and interested guide, Hannan (I think that’s what she said her name was!) who took the time to explain things and answer questions. Would do again and would recommend

October 16, 2023

James K

Couple Traveller

We had a fantastic 2/3 hour walking tour of the city of Sarajevo. We were the only couple on the tour so basically received a private tour. Guide was incredible!
We covered ancient & modern history, visiting relevant locations within the old town. We visited a copper smith who revealed his techniques (the same coppersmith who showed Sting how it’s done)! The route is relatively easy so anyone can complete this tour.
Would highly recommend this tour for a visitor to Sarajevo.

October 7, 2023

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