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From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

1. From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

The tour starts at 8 AM in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The city of Srebrenica is located around two and a half hours from the city of Sarajevo. The road takes you through a desolate, mountainous area with beautiful nature. While you are able to enjoy the scenery you will start learning about the history of Yugoslavia, so you can better understand the genocide of Srebrenica.  Your first stop is in front of the battery factory, used by UN forces during the war in Bosnia. Located in these previous headquarters of the Dutch battalion of the UN forces, is now one of the most modern museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the “Museum of Srebrenica Genocide”. There you will meet the curator and experience first-hand stories about the survival in the Srebrenica enclave. From the Museum of Srebrenica Genocide, continue to the Memorial room, where you will be able to hear the stories of the victims, which were recorded by a local journalist. A part of the Memorial room is also dedicated to the people responsible for the massacre. Victims that were found and identified are resting at the Memorial cemetery. Now the cemetery counts 6575 victims, but this number rises every year. Once you visited Potocari Memorial Center, continue your journey to the city of Srebrenica. Once the industrial leader in the area, and one of the oldest settlements of people is now a ghost city. Srebrenica is also the location for the lunch, as there are not a lot of restaurants nearby.  After Srebrenica, return to Sarajevo, where you will arrive around 6 PM and your tour ends.

From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

2. From Sarajevo: Full-Day Lukomir Village Private Tour

Lukomir is located just 42 kilometers away from Sarajevo and represents the highest settled village in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the main Bosnian tourist attractions. The stone houses with wooden roofs and women still wearing traditional clothes are main characteristics of local life from April until December when the village is reachable. Settled at the height of 1,495 meters on the top of Bjelasnica Mountain, Lukomir has stayed out of human touch and represents the most traditional nomadic lifestyle. Indeed, access to the village is impossible from the first snows in December until late April and sometimes even later, except by skis or on foot. Lukomir is known for its traditional attire and the women still wear the hand-knitted costumes that have been worn for centuries. Domestic food such as pie, domestic donuts, traditional Bosnian coffee and admirable sightseeing are definitely the kind of experience you do not want to miss. Let’s make one more experience together. From there, you can do some magnificent hiking in the area along the ridge of the Rakitnica Canyon, which drops 800 meters down below.

From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

3. From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

The starting point is usually in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina originates. It is famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva river. Continue towards the beautiful medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village Počitelj. On your arrival, take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It was used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva valley. After a short hike, continue your way to Blagaj. This city is situated at the source of the Buna river, Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring. After Pocitelj enjoy lunch at the banks of river Buna just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. Under the shade of trees, listening to the sound of the river, enjoy a local trout with the traditional desert "smokvara". After a nice meal, it is time to visit the best part of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge. 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 presents a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, and hear stories of Mostar’s uniqueness and cosmopolitan heritage. After Mostar it is time to say goodbye to Herzegovina. Head back to your accommodation in Sarajevo in just over 2 hours.

Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

4. Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation. After a brief introduction and having received a bottle of water, it will be time to start your journey. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina starts. It is famous for a 17th-century 6-arch old bridge, and makes for a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva River. Your journey then continues towards the restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie), that will satisfy both the vegetarians and omnivores in the group. With a full stomach, you will continue towards the beautiful Medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village of Počitelj. Upon your arrival, you will 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. Following a short hike, you will continue your way to Blagaj. Situated at the spring of the Buna River (Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring), Blagaj is settled beneath a 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, and was built with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean influence. One of the nicest parts of your journey will be spent on the bank of River Buna, just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. You will dine under the shade while listening to the sound of the river, and it is recommended to try a local trout followed by the traditional desert called “smokvara”. Following your nice meal, it will be time for the highlight of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and its Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it was named. The historic part of Mostar is a result of the interaction between 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. Mostar will be the last stop of your experience, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be dropped off in Mostar.

Sarajevo: 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour

5. Sarajevo: 2.5-Hour Grand Walking Tour

Discover Sarajevo, a relatively young city founded in the middle of the 15th century, with a turbulent history. Experience a combination of Oriental, European and Yugoslav influences, which creates uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but in Sarajevo. This city embraced all different nationalities, but unfortunately faced destruction at the end of the 20th century.   On this tour, you will be able to see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other. Hear Muslim calls to prayer, and at the same time hear the sound of bells from nearby churches. Try some traditional dishes and see traditional crafts. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War, and how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. Understand how a city that suffered so much can be so pleasant. In just three hours, get to feel the soul of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

6. Sarajevo: Sarajevo City Market, Old Town Food Tasting Tour

The Ultimate gastro experience is the name of a new tourist route, imagined as a time travel taking you to less or barely known places with the traditional cuisine of our country. The new route takes visitors to places they would not otherwise visit, and in that way, they are presented with where and what the locals buy, what they eat and how they eat every day, and what they prepare for special occasions. During the tour, the guide will also tell you more about the history of the city, but with the focus on the local food and the spots that are not necessarily the main tourist zones, but are close to such zones. So, let your senses follow the Sarajevo menu and tackle them with numerous flavorings. Stops along the tour:• Sarajevo City Market – Enjoy the smell of the market and taste the best dry meat in the country.• Markale Open Market – Fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers• Učkur Pita – A unique type of Bosnian traditional pie• Somun tasting – A special Sarajeva bread baked for only 20 seconds.• TipTop – Take a break and drink Boza.• Aščinica Stari Grad – Bey’s soup tasting.• Aščinica – Your senses are going wild when tasting Sarajvski sahan.• Ćevapi – The must have in Sarajevo.• Coffee process making – See how the coffee is processed. • Baklava dućan & Miris Dunja- Taste the famous baklava and end the tour with a cup of Bosnian coffee.

Sarajevo: Guided Walking History Tour

7. Sarajevo: Guided Walking History Tour

Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. Throughout this tour you will discover how different religions and empires shaped the history of this beautiful city. Join a group of other travelers or have your guide all to yourself in a private group. Your local guide will explain what caused the Sarajevo Assassination of 1914, as well as how this event changed the course of the world’s history. You'll learn how to make and drink Bosnian coffee, before discovering what to eat and where to party during your Sarajevo adventure. You will also find out the differences between the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages, including whether or not the different countries actually need a translator when they speak to each other.

Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

8. Private Tour from Sarajevo: Vrelo Bosne Nature Park

After just a half an hour drive from the city center, you will arrive to a very peaceful and green area of Sarajevo. The name of this tour says it all. Vrelo, meaning springs, are the main attraction, and these springs are of the river Bosna, located in the central part of our heart-shaped country. The River flows along the country and the spring is the greatest in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The springs and the surrounding nature of the Igman mountain present a beautiful natural complex, ideal for family relaxation. It also offers fresh, crisp air even in hot summer days.  Swans, man natural water features, fresh breeze off of Igman mountain, rich green vegetation, parks for kids and an Eco-zone all contribute to making this the perfect family outing! The tour is ideal for family with children.

From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

9. From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

Visit the heartland of Herzegovina on a full-day trip with a local guide. Explore popular locations and learn about the history and traditions of the region. From Sarajevo, your first stop is Konjic, a small town known as the gateway into Herzegovina. Visit the old town and pass by the Ottoman Bridge, which will lead you to your next destination, Jablanica. There, marvel the man-made lake of Jablanicko Jazero and learn about the Neretva Battle from World War II. Then, head over to the stunning uphill town of Pocitelj, which had a strategic fort during the Ottoman period. Afterwards, discover Blagaj and have the opportunity to spiritually enlighten yourself with the presence of the mystic dervish orders that Herzegovina is famous for. The mineral-enriched Buna river also awaits you. Finally, arrive at the town of Mostar, known as the gem of Herzegovina. Admire its famous UNESCO-protected bridge, the Stari Most, and then have the chance to bargain with local vendors at the old market. Throughout your journey, you can also see the emerald green river of Neretva, which prides itself as the coldest river on the planet.

Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

10. Sarajevo: Lukomir Village Hike

Visit the highest and most isolated mountain village in Bosnia and Herzegovina where the traditional medieval way of life of the Dinaric highlanders is still practiced. Here, local women still wear traditional folk attire just like they used to wear centuries ago.  The village itself is known for its stone houses, which are covered with cherry tree shingles. Your guide will be a local and third generation member of this village. You will get the inside story on living and loving Lukomir. You will see the Umoljani village, Gradina settlement, cold creek (Studeni potok), Lukomir village, and Rakitnica Canyon. 

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

It's hard to review a trip like this because it is not a 'fun' day - it isn't meant to be. However, it was an informative, interesting and impactful experience. My guide, Dragan, was excellent. He was polite, attentive, and patient with answering my many (hopefully not too stupid) questions, even though revisiting his memories was obviously not an easy thing for him to do. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to gain some understanding of what happened at Srebrenica and during the war in general.

This was the most fantastic tour with Emina Koso! Emina tailored the tour, shared her personal experiences of growing up in the siege of Sarajevo and insights into Bosnia’s current political situation, was warm and friendly and so professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to everyone! Thank you Emina, I hope to come back to Bosnia & Herzegovina again soon!

Hidaja was an amazing and knowledgable tour guide, and the tour was everything we could have hoped for and more! The food was really good and the workshops were fascinating. We recommend not eating breakfast before though, because of the many dishes and big portions but you’ll often have the option to bring the leftovers home as take-away. Really amazing overall!

It was amazing, but ensure to check the weather, wear comfy clothes, and be ready to walk for some distance. Kamal, the advisor, was amiable and provided comprehensive details and information about each site. I highly recommend it. Even the agency's customer service was very accommodating and delivered outstanding service.

Perfect day trip and transfer with a high quality and passionate guide, Ibrahim. This is probably one of the most memorable tours we have ever done - ibrahim was friendly, knowleadgeable and gave us so much information about the Bosnian culture and history. We can highly recommend it !