SarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
3 must-see hop-off attractions
First time in Sarajevo in the heart of Southeastern Europe? This capital city is steeped in history, its streets a witness to various wartime conflicts over the last 100 years. Hop off the City Sightseeing bus at stop 10, Latin Bridge, and stand on the very spot where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated on 28th June 1914, leading to the outbreak of World War I. For an insight into Sarajevo’s more recent tumultuous past, visit the Tunnel of Hope at stop 1. This 800m long, hand-dug tunnel beneath the airport runway was the capital’s lifeline during the siege in the 1990s. But it’s not all about war… beyond the bullet holes and Sarajevo Roses is an architectural treasure-trove lurking in the shadows, just waiting to be discovered! Hop back on the bus and continue the tour to Vijećnica at stop 11. With its stained glass ceiling, multi-arched interior and octagonal basement, the iconic City Hall housing the National Library is one of Sarajevo’s most beautiful buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period.
The Panorama Tour
Having wound your way through the streets of Sarajevo, taking in the curious medley of architectural styles and fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, why not discover the city from a new perspective? Hop on the Panorama Tour and enjoy sweeping views of the Bosnian capital nestled between steep, green-topped mountain ridges. Along the way you’ll see the Sebilj wooden fountain in Baščaršija Square, the Alija Izetbegović Museum which tells the history of Bosnia, marked by the struggle between good and evil, and the Yellow and White Fortresses (Žuta Tabija and Bijela Tabija), once part of the old Vratnik city walls. But it doesn’t end there! This tour will also take you up to the Vidikovac viewpoint from where you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the valley below. Choose this combination tour at the checkout for a truly unforgettable trip and let City Sightseeing take you beyond the streets of Sarajevo!
Extend your ticket
When in Sarajevo, why not do as the locals do? Immerse yourself in the café culture, taking the time to savour a cup of thick Bosnian coffee, served in a džezva (a long-necked, copper-plated coffee pot), while talking about everything you’ve seen and done on your trip, and where the City Sightseeing bus will take you next! With this new-found, laid-back approach, you might also want to consider extending your Hop-On Hop-Off Tour… after all, there’s no need to go rushing from place to place! Discover all of Sarajevo’s must-see sites, as well as those that are more off the beaten track, at your own leisurely pace. Plus, you’re in for some fantastic savings when you do! Adults can enjoy a massive 45% saving when choosing a 48hr Hop-On Hop-Off ticket, while children and students will save 30%. So just sit back, relax and slow everything down… you’re supposed to be on holiday, aren’t you?!