Using Tour Guides to Explore Bosnia and Sarajevo

When you’re planning your trip to Bosnia and Sarajevo, hiring a tour guide will make the experience more enjoyable. You’ll get to explore the sights and sounds of a former model of peace and harmony, including the Ottoman-style Old Town and Viennese cityscape. However, you’ll also see the scars of war. You’ll hear about how the Sarajevans squeezed through a tunnel to reach the outside world, and you’ll hear harrowing stories of the city’s siege.

Four Rooms of Mrs. Safija

If you want to get a real feel for the history of Bosnia and Sarajevo, you can sign up for a guided tour through the city. From ancient Mostar to the city’s cobblestone streets, you’ll enjoy the history and cultural diversity of the city. Your guide will take you to interesting places and engage you in interactive activities. For example, you might try cooking with local beers, or learn how to work with copper. You might also take a bike Tour Bosnia through the beautiful Dinaric Alps, which formed the natural border between coastal towns and Ottoman caravan routes.

Ostrozac Castle

There are a few museums in Sarajevo and Bosnia that will give you a good idea of the city’s history. The first one we visited was the Museum Of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide, which is a wonderful collection of items from the war. You’ll see personal belongings of victims, army memorabilia, and stories from survivors. Another museum is Galerija 11/07/95, which focuses on the Srebrenica genocide.


The country of Bosnia-Herzegovina offers a diverse array of attractions, from lush rolling hills and historic cities to jade-green lakes and towering waterfalls. Best of all, the country is affordable, even by European standards. For a taste of the country’s natural beauty, head to the Una National Park, or Nacionalni Park Una, which is located near the Croatian border.

Stari Most

The Old Bridge, or Stari Most, is the star attraction in Mostar, a city that was ravaged by the Bosnian War, but rebuilt to its original beauty. Its pale stone, dripping with golden light, has been the focal point of Mostar since the 1500s. The bridge is one of the country’s most photographed sites, and is particularly impressive during the golden hour. You’ll also want to stop by Koski Mehmed-Pasha mosque in the old town.

Mostar cable car system

Mostar is a beautiful and historic town with a restored Ottoman quarter. The name

Mostar means “keeper of the bridge,” and the city’s star attraction is the Old bridge over the Neretva River, which was built by Suleiman the Magnificent in the sixteenth century. In 1993, the bridge was damaged by Croatian artillery, but was rebuilt using the same stone quarry and building techniques used by the Ottomans centuries ago.