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During the 20th century, two violent events thrust Sarajevo into the world's consciousness: the assassination which sparked WWI, and the brutal almost-four-year siege of the city in the 1990s. The scars of the longest siege in modern European history are still painfully visible, yet Sarajevo is once again a wonderful place to visit – for its intriguing architectural medley, vibrant street life and irrepressible spirit.

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$28.54 Tours & Sightseeing

Modern World Longest Siege - Siege of Sarajevo Half-day Tour

Tour starts from the old town of Sarajevo and immediately we head towards the War Tunnel Museum - Tunnel of Hope. On the way there (roughly 25-30 min drive) we explain and show things essential to understand reasons behind the breakup of Yugoslavia. While driving we see unfortunate Markale Massacre sites, Bosnian Presidency building, famous Sniper Alley, Marshall Tito Barracks, Bosnian Parliament, Hotel Holiday Inn, National TV house and few other locations important for the overall understanding concept of Sarajevo Siege and Aggression of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Once we arrive at the Tunnel, a tunnel which saved Sarajevo during the Siege, Tunnel of Hope which was the major "blood line" for heavily besieged and destroyed city, we learn about its role in history. We get to know how and why we dug it, how long it took, how roughly 3.000.000 people went through it, but most importantly we understand what it meant for "Sarajevans". We stay there around 1 hour as museum exhibit requires thorough explanations to better understand the importance of this place.After the Tunnel we head toward Olympic mountain of Trebević, which by vast majority of its length was a first line during the Siege of Sarajevo. At the site we have the opportunity to see where the real destruction appeared and where the real front lines used to be, and where the real sniper and artillery fire took place over innocent citizens of Sarajevo. During these times we will focus our story on postwar affects and stories of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1995 until today. One of the most amazing parts of this tour is Trebević Olympic Bobsled and story of 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games. Region of the Bobsled has been one of the important strongholds of Republic of Srpska Army (VRS) during the Siege of Sarajevo, and today offers unique opportunity to fully understand nature of resistance of Bosnian Army forces.The tour is very much enriched with great panorama views, especially from the very top of Trebević mountain where you get the real feeling what mice and cats game had been played here, and how the enemy with such a great advantage never got the real chance to take over Sarajevo city. Important stop of the tour is Jewish Cemetery - by many historians 2nd largest European Jewish Cemetery, played important role of city resistance, and during the Siege was one of the most dangerous Serbian Army Sniper positions, taking countless victims of innocent Sarajevo civilian. Aside of the Siege related importance, cemetery is heavily important historical site.Last site of the tour is Yellow Bastion - the most beautiful viewpoint above the city, offering final understanding what people of Sarajevo have been through during those 4 years of Modern World Longest Siege.The tour ends at Baščaršija square where the drop off will take place.

$62.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

Herzegovina, Mostar, and Blagaj Tekke Tour from Sarajevo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Konjic Bridge, Konjic, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonWe will explore the Old Town of Konjic and Old BridgeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum Battle for the Wounded on Neretva River, Jablanica, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonWe shall visit open air museum "Battle for Wounded" and destroyed bridge over Neretva which in most important symbol of the JablanicaDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Jablanicas Lake, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonWe shall be driving through very scenic road along the beautiful Jablanica Lake and Neretva River Canyon overlooking amazing mountain of Prenj. Possible stop for photos.Stop At: The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonVisit to the Pocitelj old town, city walls, forts, Pocitelj Mosque and other sights of this amazing townDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Blagaj tekija, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonIn Blagaj we are planned to stop for lunch and explore Blagaj Cave and famous Blagaj Dervish House.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: River Buna Spring, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonRiver Buna spring visit is covered by the visit to the Blagaj Dervish house which is built at the very spring and goes in one package together.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonThe main attraction of the day is Mostar and Old Bridge and Old Town which are covered in 2 hours walking tour. In Mostar we shall visit local museum and cover the history of the region.Duration: 2 hours

$57.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Lukomir Highland Village Tour and Hike from Sarajevo

After an hour and a half drive beginning in Sarajevo you arrive in Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village. The traditional lifestyles of the Dinaric highlanders are still practiced here, providing a unique window into Europe’s past. Traditional dress is still worn, and goes hand in hand with the more familiar signs of everyday life, such as electricity and running water.On the edge of the village you will be treated to a breathtaking view of Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800m below, as well as the neighboring Obalj and Visočica mountains. We will introduce you to the villagers and you can learn first-hand how they live in this beautiful but difficult environment. Next hike to the Peruce Waterfall (about 40 meters tall) before returning to Gornji (upper) Lukomir.At the end of the day you will also have the opportunity to see and purchase local handcrafts.

$28.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Times of Misfortune—Sarajevo Under Siege Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Info Bosnia Tours, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe starting point is in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to “Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures”. After introduction, tour guide will lead the guests to the transportation and tour will start. On the way  (25-30 minutes) we make a short introduction to the war theme and show important sites and buildings that later can be seen on the short movie played in War Tunnel Museum (we have noted few sites in description, but there are much more locations that we explain).Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Pijaca Markale, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonMarkale massacres were two separate bombardments carried out by the Army of Republika Srpska targeting civilians during the Siege of Sarajevo in the Bosnian War. Pass By: Eternal Flame, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe Eternal flame is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The memorial was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four-year-long occupation by Nazi Germany and the fascist Independent State of Croatia.Pass By: Sniper Alley, Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton"Sniper Alley" was the informal name primarily for streets Zmaja od Bosne Street and Meša Selimović Boulevard, the main boulevard in Sarajevo which during the Bosnian War was lined with snipers' posts, and became infamous as a dangerous place for civilians to traverse. The road connects the industrial part of the city (and further on, Sarajevo Airport and Tunnel o Hope) to the Old Town's cultural and historic sites. The boulevard itself has many high-rise buildings giving sniper shooters extensive fields of fire.Pass By: National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonThe museum is a cultural and scientific institution covering a wide range of areas including archaeology, art history, ethnology, geography, history and natural history. The Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript and the oldest Sephardic Jewish document in the world issued in Barcelona around 1350, containing the traditional Jewish Haggadah, is held at the museum.Stop At: Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonWith arrival to the Tunnel Museum, we will explain the position of Museum and famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing the short movie, one-hour long presentation starts that explains fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and creation and importance of the Tunnel.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonAfter the Tunnel, we head toward  84 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and a first line during the Siege of Sarajevo. At the site, we have the opportunity to see and walk on the Bobsleigh and Luge Track and experience the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which are unfortunately the main positions of the enemy army.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Jewish Cemetery Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonJust under Trebevic Mountain lies the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones that are named "Stecak".Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonFrom Jewish cemetery we are heading towards old Ottoman part of the city to visit Yellow Fortresses from which we can see Soldiers cemetery and resting place of first Bosnian president.Duration: 20 minutes

$78.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mostar and Herzegovina Cities Day Tour from Sarajevo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Info Bosnia Tours, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonStarting point: Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center. For this tour we provide free shuttle service as well.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Konjic Bridge, Konjic, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonFirst stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic – unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina starts, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to emerald-green Neretva river. Our journey then continues towards the restaurant famous for their homemade pie. Vegetarian option is available.Duration: 1 hourStop At: The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonWith a full stomach, we continue towards beautiful medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village Počitelj. On our arrival, we take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva valley. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Blagaj tekija, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAfter a short hike, we continue our way to Blagaj. Place most likely named for its mild weather patterns since “blaga” in Bosnian means “mild”. Blagaj is situated at the spring of the Buna river, Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters of rocks and 16th-century tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery). Tekke or Dervish monastery is the unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that was built with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style.One of the nicest parts of our journey is the lunch at the banks of river Buna just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. Under the shade, while listening to a sound of the river, we recommend having a local trout with traditional desert “smokvara”Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAfter a nice meal, it is time to visit the best part of our journey- city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. The historic part of Mostar is a result of interaction between the natural phenomena and human creativity throughout a long historical period. The architecture here presented a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness and cosmopolitan heritageDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Sarajevo City Center, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonMostar is our last stop and it is a time to say goodbye to Herzegovina. In just over 2 hours we are back in Sarajevo where we take our guests to their accommodation to rest from a full day.Optional: In case guests would like to finish the tour in Mostar, we provide free drop-off service to the address in Mostar.

$285.44 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mostar, Kravice Waterfalls: 3-Day Private Tour, Airport Pickup

Your 3-day private excursion begins when you land at the airport in Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, or Split. Meet your guide and travel by climate-controlled minivan, complete with minibar and internet access, to Mostar. Enjoy the view of the beautifully rugged mountain landscape during the journey. Arrive at your hotel in the heart of the Old Town.Begin the following day with a stroll around Mostar. Your guide will explain the history of the Old Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was originally built during the 16th century under the Ottomans before it was destroyed in during the war in the 1990’s and eventually rebuilt. Visit Medjugorje, a Catholic pilgrimage destination. Admire the cold-water Buna Spring, and pass the nearby historical Islamic complex called Blagaj Tekke. Explore the rushing waterfalls of Kravice and other interesting places in the surrounding area.Return to your Mostar hotel for the evening. On the final day, return to the airport or another accommodation in your private vehicle.