Rakija Tasting and Sarajevo City Tour

2 hours   Sarajevo

Rakija tasting and taverns visiting in Sarajevo

Sarajevans are known for their readiness for festivity and celebration, which is always accompanied by our authentic Bosnian alcoholic drink - rakija. Experience legendary Sarajevo bar culture on our 2-hour tour where you will have the unique opportunity to taste all famous types of rakija made from grapes, plums, honey, cherries, nuts or herbs. Visit the historical and cultural sights of Sarajevo and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of authentic Bosnian "kafana" where locals party and enjoy their lives.

  What Can You Expect

There is a saying among Sarajevans: ‘If you haven’t tried rakija, then you just haven’t been in Sarajevo at all’. Our Rakija Tour will start in front of Sarajevo Sacred Heart Cathedral and it will take you on a unique journey to meet Sarajevo through the prism of cafes that have been at the core of social life for centuries. First tasting is in Balkantina Gourmet Shop, where you will have the opportunity to taste truffles specialties. This tour includes a visit to authentic Bosnian cafes and the nice atmosphere of the Old town. Through the hospitality experienced in the Bosnian cafes, you will hear a somewhat different take on the history of Sarajevo and its main features and also learn about traditional music. You will find out all that our City Hall has witnessed, the story behind Sebilj and details on other cultural and historical monuments. This tour gives you a special opportunity to feel like a real local while enjoying a variety of brandies that will warm you up, body and soul.
As you tour authentic Bosnian cafes, become part of Sarajevo's life while hearing local stories about the sights of the core of Sarajevo: Sebilj, Baščaršija, City Hall, Obala Kulina Bana Street, and the Latin Bridge. Experience famous Sarajevo spirit that is best felt in traditional Bosnian cafes. As you try rakija’s of various different flavors, talk to lovers and producers of rakija about the history of rakija in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its production process.

 Sarajevo Sacred Heart Cathedral Location


  • Tour duration: 2 hours
  • Departure point: In front of Sarajevo Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • Departing time: upon request (every day)
  • Booking: Booking must be made at least 24 hours before departure time
  • Languages: English, German and local
  • Available options: Private tour and group tour
  • Return Details: The tour ends in Bascarsija. Your guide will provide information on how to get to your next destination


  • Tasting of 7 different types of homemade brandy/rakija,
  • Snacks (meze) including local cheeses, smoked meat, and dried fruits,
  • Tasting truffle specialties in Balkantina Gourmet Shop,
  • Professional guide,
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for private tours.

 Not Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available upon request)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)

 Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received on time of booking
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian meze is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Walking tour, easy pace, adequate for the people with disabilities
  • Not suitable for minors
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Taking photos is allowed during the tour
  • By joining this tour you get the opportunity to purchase homemade rakija with a special discount!

 Price And Availability

This tour is available: Every day

Price: 43 EUR per person
For groups more than 6 persons, special price rate available upon request.

 Photo Gallery

sarajevo walking tour
bosnian rakija
Homemade brandy
Sebilj fountain
Bosnian Brandy
Bars in Sarajevo
Sarajevo nightlife
Bosnian Food Tour
Bosnian Raki


Rakija Tasting and Sarajevo City Tour