A city where even strangers feel at home.
With its abundance of busy cafes and abiding tradition of hospitality, Sarajevo has a unique charm.
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Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. It's a cosmopolitan European city with an Eastern twist. It sits amongst endless hills and towering mountains, giving one a sense of isolation. The Old Town of Sarajevo is full of cobblestone streets, mosques and oriental-style shops. Sarajevo is a melting pot of diverse cultures. It was here that the Western and Eastern Roman empires split. Few places on earth feature an Orthodox and a Catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue almost next to each other. We recommend a Sarajevo walking tour to get to know the city.
The people of Sarajevo are incredibly friendly and welcoming. People here say that a man's wealth is not measured in his material belongings but rather in his friendships. Memories of the 1990s war and siege are still fresh. You'll see bullet holes throughout Sarajevo. Don't miss the military tunnel museum outside the center. It really captures the city's devastating past.
Meat lovers will enjoy Sarajevo. Grilled meat is always on the menu, and no trip to Sarajevo is complete without sampling Cevapcici. It's the most famous dish in the country.
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Where to stay in Sarajevo
Since we first started offering Sarajevo the hotel scene has come on in leaps and bounds and we are pleased to be able to offer everything from cozy three star and B&B type places alongside four star design hotels, a historic five star and for the experience alone we recommend the converted hammam (Turkish baths) hotel that opened in 2015. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Things to do in Sarajevo
Our partner in Sarajevo provides guided tours of the city's highlights and can cater these exactly to meet your needs. Our local expert guides will provide a private service that is second to none. Sarajevo is a city full of opportunities from the Old Town center representing the country's Muslim influence to its surroundings that offer breathtaking nature. Sarajevo can be difficult to access but once you are there you will need at least two nights and if not longer to enjoy all that this unique destination has to offer. Not to be missed are a tour to the tunnel war memorial and the Bascarsija Old Town. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
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What I love about Sarajevo...
“Sarajevo is an exceptional city by all means. Four centuries of eastern domination are manifest in numerous graceful monuments throughout Sarajevo. Not to mention local food, here you will try the most delicious cevapcici - calorific rissoles of spiced minced meat are typically served with kajmak, a cream cheese. And even though you will surely not be the only tourists in Sarajevo, it is less crowded than other European capitals. You can wander the streets and most of the people are actually locals. This is one of my favourite cities in former Yugoslavia.”
Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Sarajevo
Spend some time in Sarajevo on a tour that takes in other cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Sarajevo and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
Discover some of the less-visited parts of the Balkans on a self-drive trip that will reward your adventurous spirit with warm welcomes, great food and spectacular sights. Start your exploration in Zagreb, then head to the capital of the former Yugoslavia, Belgrade. From there you'll be going south into Bosnia & Herzegovina with stops in Sarajevo and Mostar, before dipping into Montengro for a couple of nights in UNESCO-listed Kotor then dropping the car off at Dubrovnik airport. read full itinerary
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