Sarajevo Siege Food City Tour
3 Hours Sarajevo
This tour will bring to life the stories of the townspeople that lived through the four years of siege. Prepare yourself to learn about the extraordinary survival and cooking creativity of Sarajevo citizens and taste food prepared using real wartime recipes.
The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. During four years people had to survive without transportation, telephones, food, shops, heating, water and electricity. Join this unique 3-hour tour for small groups and discover Sarajevo not as a victim but as a place of experimenting, where wit can still achieve victory over terror. During the tour, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about an extraordinary cooking creativity of Sarajevo citizens and taste food prepared using war-time recipes. We will visit places strategically important during the war: Cathedral, Orthodox Church, Eternal Fire, Markale, Presidency of BiH, Parliament, Hotel Holiday Inn furthermore we will visit the Besieged Sarajevo exhibition in the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nowadays Sarajevans still joke that each person in Sarajevo during the siege was very close to an ideal macrobiotician, a real role-model for the health-conscious, diet-troubled West. Greet your guide near the entrance to the Sacred Heart Cathedral and start your journey where you will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to find out all about the incredible surviving skills of Sarajevans in times of war. You will learn about water and food supply, and taste dishes from the war cookbook, which is the precious mix of wild imagination: nettle pie, dandelion honey, bean steaks and lentil coffee.
During the tour, you will visit the places that played a crucial role for residents of Sarajevo during the four-years siege and learn about the ways these buildings were used to facilitate and normalize everyday life of citizens through various cultural, social and sporting events. You will visit the Besieged Sarajevo Collection in the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and look into the everyday life of the citizens during the siege and witness their human ingenuity, creativity, improvisation, and functionality.
Tour duration: 3 hours
Departure point: Sacred Heart Cathedral
Departure time: 13.00-16.00 (every day)
Languages: English, German, and local
Booking: Booking must be made at least 12 hours before departure time
Return details: The tour will end in Historical Museum. Your guide will provide information on how to get to your next destination
This Tour is available: Every day
Prices start from:
30 EUR (5% cash discount) group tour (more than 4 persons)
50 EUR (5% cash discount) private tour (2-4 persons)
*Single-person private tour is available upon request