Latin Bridge Tours

Curiously innocuous considering its momentous role in 20th-century history, the Latin Bridge spans the River Miljacka between Obala Culina Bana and Obala Isa-Bega Ishakovića in Sarajevo. Built in Ottoman times, its four stone arches date back to at least 1565 – although a wooden one may have preceded it – making it one of the oldest bridges in the city.

By the advent of the 20th century, Turkish rule in Bosnia had long been superseded by the expansion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and unrest was brewing across Europe. On June 28, 1914, Serbian mercenary Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie while they were on a state visit to Sarajevo, choosing the northern corner of the Latin Bridge to commit his crime and sparking the political events that lead directly to the outbreak of World War I. Today a plaque marks the spot, and there are portraits of Princip and Franz Ferdinand on the exterior of the Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918, which stands by the Latin Bridge and chronicles the saga of the assassination and its tragic aftermath.

Practical Info

Located in Old Town (Star Grad), the bridge is accessible by foot and free to visit.
Location
Address: Stari Grad (Old Town), Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Dark Times of Sarajevo Tour

Learn about the Siege of Sarajevo and explore the city with ease on this tour. Depart from your hotel with a driver-guide and visit the Sarajevo Tunnel of Hope, the Sniper Alley on Trebevic Mountain, the Romeo and Juliet Bridge, and other notable locations. Hear stories about the siege and the city’s history from your guide as you explore Sarajevo.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Sarajevo Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Leave Dubrovnik for the day and head to exciting and fascinating Sarajevo on this full-day trip through the Balkans. After crossing the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, pass through historically important towns like Počitelj, Mostar and Jablanica, before arriving in Sarajevo. Once there, do a 2-hour sightseeing tour via luxury vehicle while discovering the most important landmarks and memorials the city has to offer. Admire the Latin Bridge, Bascarsija Bazaar and many other sites before departing again for Dubrovnik.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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  • Duration: 15 hours
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Private BBQ City Tour

Taste your way through Sarajevo on this barbecue walking tour. In the company of a guide, explore the city and taste a wide array of Balkan meat. Sample meatball-like cevapi, grilled entrails, and somun, a Bosnian flat bread. Visit a local brewery to try a Sarajevo beer. Stroll past Bascarsija, the Latin Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rakija Tasting Tour

Experience Bosnian bar culture and taste the local spirit on this rakija tasting tour. Accompanied by a guide, visit local cafes and learn about Bosnian history while sampling a wide range of rakija made from plums, cherries, grapes, honey, nuts, and herbs. Hear stories about Sarajevo and listen to traditional Bosnian music.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Rakija Tasting Tour

Sarajevans are known for their readiness for festivity and celebration, which is always accompanied by authentic Bosnian alcoholic drink - rakija. Experience legendary Sarajevo bar culture on our private 3-hours tour where you will have unique opportunity to taste all famous types of rakija made from grape, plum, honey, cherry, nuts, herbs. Visit historical and cultural sights of Sarajevo and immerse yourself to the atmosphere of authentic Bosnian "kafana" where locals have party and enjoy their lives.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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