City Break Sarajevo

3 days in sarajevo; - EXCURSION TO mostar and herzegovina region

Based on 11 reviews
4.8/5

Duration

4 days

Dates

all year round

Size

2+

Start in

Sarajevo

Transport

transfers and walking tours

Language

English

Summary

Join us on this Sarajevo City Break and discover all the charms of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is not just a beautiful, historic city. Set in a magical landscape, it is also an enchanting one, full of life and promise, but with a past as painful as any European city in living history. Can you imagine that Sarajevo was the center of the world in 1984? It was the year of the 14th Winter Olympic Games. Only eight years later Sarajevo was a war field, it was one of the longest sieges in modern history.

Find out why Sarajevo is called “European Jerusalem” and what makes this city so unique. Discover the line between two worlds – Eastern and Western. Many cultures intertwined in Sarajevo and each has left its mark on this beautiful city so you can find buildings from the Ottoman period, Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical churches, synagogues, and other cultural and historical monuments, located in the center of Sarajevo, just a hundred meters from each other.

Sarajevo is at the very top of the list of European capitals where visitors get great value for money. Whether it’s accommodation, excursions around town, museums, restaurants with delicious and organic traditional food, clubbing, wellness treatments, and health services, or weekend in some of the ski resorts around the town, Sarajevo will always surprise you with the superb quality and the excellent value for money.

Each city has its own unique rhythm, and the rhythm of Sarajevo is far more relaxing. If there’s one thing Sarajevo is known for, it’s the hospitality and kindness of its residents, and don’t be surprised if you come to Sarajevo as a tourist and leave as a Sarajevan!

Highlights

Sarajevo city break Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Sarajevo

Arrival at Sarajevo airport, private transfer to the Hotel and check-in and overnight. If your flight is earlier in the morning, we can arrange Day 1 with more activities.

Sarajevo Bascarsija
Day 2
Sarajevo spring

City Break Sarajevo

After breakfast, we will explore this amazing city with our local guide. Join us on a journey through the past and let us reveal the small and big secrets of this city. Tour includes the “Sniper Alley” and the separation line, the famous Holiday Inn Hotel – hotel was built for Olympic Games, and has had a front-row seat for the tragic events that happened in Bosnia in the ’90s. You will also visit the famous Sarajevo “Tunnel of Salvation” which was the only way out of occupied Sarajevo.
We will walk over the Latin Bridge where Austrian Crown Prince, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated, which triggered the First World War.

You will learn a lot about this city’s complicated history and admire the Old Town boasting wonderful Ottoman architecture including Baščaršija, the cobbled old town market where Sarajevo was founded by the Ottomans in the 15th century. Here you can have a cup of famous Bosnian coffee or try some of the famous local specialties like ćevapi (a grilled dish of minced meat) or different types of Bosnian pies.

Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, an optional Bosnian dinner is possible in one of the traditional Bosnian restaurants. Overnight stay.

Day 3

Day at leisure or Optional Excursions to Mostar and 4 Herzegovina cities

After breakfast, we suggest a full day trip to Mostar and Hercegovina cities, including a visit to Mostar, Konjic, Jablanica, Počitelj, and Blagaj. This tour is arguably the best way to explore the region of Herzegovina, its stunning sceneries, as well as understanding the fascinating cultural and historical diversity of this Bosnian region.

We are visiting the old town of Konjic, famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over the turquoise Neretva river, and learn about the WW2 famous story of “Neretva Battle” at Jablanica. Later admire the Ottoman pearl of Herzegovina region, Počitelj – city-museum, a unique monument and harmonious blend of Mediterranean and oriental architecture.

After lunch is served at a traditional restaurant on Buna River we proceed toward the city of Blagaj to visit Buna River Spring and Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, built-in early 16th century as a unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dervish house is settled just next to a few hundred meters high rock under which Buna River springs out from the small and deep cave at the bottom of the rock.

In the afternoon we will visit Mostar and admire its Old Bridge and Old Town, before later afternoon return to Sarajevo. Overnight.

Mostar old bridge
Day 4
Sarajevo river

Sarajevo – Check out and transfer to the airport

Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time before 11:00.

You may consider extending your stay by adding more days to this itinerary, No worries we will be happy to book additional services for you.

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Sarajevo City Break FAQ

What is official currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The local currency is the Bosnian Mark (BAM).

ATMs are available in the larger cities. Credit and debit cards may be accepted outside Sarajevo, but you should make sure you have enough cash with you when traveling outside major cities.

What is the average price of food and drinks in Sarajevo?

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of Europe's cheapest countries for tourists. The average cost of food in Sarajevo is 46 BAM per day (28,60 USD). When dining out an average meal in Sarajevo should cost around KM19 per person.

Average prices in restaurants and bars:

- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,00 EUR - 48,8 USD
- Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,40 EUR - 24,89 USD
- McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,08 EUR - 4,98 USD
- Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1,53 EUR - 1,87 USD
- Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2,04 EUR - 2,49 USD
- Cappuccino (regular) 1,31 EUR - 1,59 USD
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1,50 EUR - 1,83 USD
- Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0,78 EUR - 0,95 USD

Which food and drink you must try in Sarajevo?

You must try famous Bosnian coffee (Bosnian coffee might look like Turkish coffee, but the process of making it is quite different) and famous local specialties like ćevapi (a grilled dish of minced meat) and different type of Bosnian pies.

Testimonials

We booked a private tour to Krka waterfalls, and all in all everything was great, we had a transfer with the new car, well informed and very fun guide. Thank you Boris and thank you Magellan. Hope to see you again 🙂
Josephine Hollis
Great walking tour with Davor, who was very informative and friendly, but also fun. He gave a lot of tips for going around the town. I would definitely recommend!!
Rohaan Pena