Sarajevo Siege Food City Tour

3 Hours   Sarajevo

 Tour overview

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.

  What Can You Expect

Nowadays Sarajevans still joke that each person in Sarajevo during the siege was very close to an ideal nutritionist 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 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.

 Meeting Point


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


  • 3 unique unique food tastings based on wartime recipes
  • Visit to 10 realistic locations important to the war
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for private tours
  • Museum entrance fees

 Not Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

 Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian option 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Taking photos is allowed both during the tour and in the museum
  • The museum offers a variety of war inspired souvenirs

 Prices And Availability

This Tour is available: Every day
Prices start from:
30 EUR per person for group tour (more than 4 persons) 
50 EUR per person for a private tour (2-4 persons)
*Single-person private tour is available upon request

 Photo Gallery

Bosnian war tour
Food during war times
Siege of Sarajevo
War in Sarajevo
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Roses of Sarajevo


Sarajevo Siege Food City Tour