Sarajevo is a fascinating cultural cocktail of various occupying empires. It spent more than 400 years under Turkish governorship, until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late 19th century, thus Ottoman and Byzantine references can be found all over the city. And it was here that, 40 years later, the empire collapsed when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, hastening the outbreak of the First World War.
During the 1990s the city was beseiged and on the point of being wiped out; on Sarajevo tours we visit the Tunnel Museum, finding out how a hand-dug tunnel provided the city’s citizens with a lifeline during their 1400 days of isolation. These days, Sarajevo is largely resorted and the Old Town is filled with pretty cafés, squares and churches.
Sarajevo Adventure Holidays
11 Daysfrom£ 1,949
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Experience the culture and beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro
Just returned from 11 days in the beautiful Balkans with 16 other great people making up the tour group. The itinerary was well planned, considered and delivered and gave me a greater insight into this part of the world I had longed to visit. The range of landscapes and cityscapes we journeyed to and through were breathtaking with enough guided and free time to learn, explore and absorb.