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Sarajevo Gourmet Food & City Tour provided by Balkantina

Sarajevo Gourmet Food & City Tour

Sarajevo Gourmet Food & City Tour
4.5
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About
Eat like locals and experience more than the average visitor! At the tour, you will enjoy exquisite and most authentic sensations for your taste buds, eyes and soul. Fourteen different and traditional meals such as delicious cheeses, rich taste of cured and smoked meat and other products prepared by centuries-old recipes we'll keep you longing for more. While the tour goes on through the main cultural, religious and architectural locations, you'll discover the cultural, historical and social background of the city. In fact, you will understand why Sarajevo is called Jerusalem of Europe. At the same time, you will observe how real Bosnian pie is made, following with the Bosnian national dishes like ćevapi or cooked meals at ašćinica. Imagine Bosnian countryside while sipping homemade brandies, or juices if you are not into alcohol. Those who prefer vegetarian meals will be surprised how rich the Bosnian cuisine is with ecological vegetables and fruits.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57830P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Bascarsija
  • Entry/Admission - Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Balkantina, Pehlivanuša 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina In front of Balkantina Gourmet Shop, behind Sacred Heart Cathedral next to the Music Academy.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us if you have food allergy or other food conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Bascarsija
  • Entry/Admission - Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Balkantina, Pehlivanuša 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina In front of Balkantina Gourmet Shop, behind Sacred Heart Cathedral next to the Music Academy.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us if you have food allergy or other food conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Balkantina
    Pehlivanuša 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    In front of Balkantina Gourmet Shop, behind Sacred Heart Cathedral next to the Music Academy.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Gradska Trznica
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
    Art Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina
    Central Post Office
    National Theatre
    Eternal Flame
  • 2
    Pijaca Markale
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sacred Heart Cathedral
    Ferhadija Pedestrian Street
    Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 3
    Gazi-Husrev Beg's Bezistan
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Old Sarajevo Clock Tower
  • 5
    Bascarsija
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
15 reviews
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Karen S
Solon, OH50 contributions
Sarajevo Food Scene from a Local Perspective
Nov. 2019
This is just the food tour we were looking for! We've done the old town walking tour. We've tried the touristy burek and cevapi places, and we wanted to know a bit more about how the majority of the locals eat. We got that along with a little more local history and walking into parts of the city not covered by old town tours.

What I want to do is come back and have a hands-on session making burek so that I have a lasting souvenir to take back to the USA. Tell me when!
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Valedim
Sicily, Italy89 contributions
You don't want to miss it!
This is a gastro tour operator and delicatessen shop, promoting local products from little producers of BiH. You don't want to miss it.
We booked a very interesting 3 hours food and city tour and our lovely guide Emina, so professional and passionate, told us lots of stories about the city, its history and of course the food, essential element in every culture.
We finished in the shop where we could taste some amazing local products that you can buy (make great presents and souvenirs). All the guys working there are passionate and will tell everything they know about their products.
Absolutely recommended!
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Valedim, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shannonrhoward
Wittlich, Germany15 contributions
Very local and personal touch
Sep. 2019 • Solo
This is exactly the kind of tour I wanted. Food is culture and history! Especially in Sarajevo, you can learn so much from experiencing local food that locals actually eat. Emma was a fantastic guide, with a passion for her city and lots of knowledge about the food and it’s historical significance. The pace was good and the places we went were NOT touristy or fancy, but very delicious and hearty. We got to see local markets where Bosnians shop and try what was for sale. We had comfort food that Bosnians eat as a family and staples that they eat every day. The tour wrapped up with delicious cheese and products from the Balkantina shop. And now, a nap😊
Written 27 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Shannon, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cemoguz96
6 contributions
Wonderful, but a bit expensive
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide was a lovely person, she guided us, chatted with us, explained everything, and took us to all of the places the tour stated. She didn’t rush us at all, and was very flexible. We had a great time. If we could rate her, we would rate her 5/5. But, if you ask me, the price was a bit too much for the amount of food we ate. Don’t get me wrong, the tour was great, but when you pay that much, you just end up expecting a lot more, especially considering the cheap food prices in Sarajevo.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad you left your opinion, since we always try and work on improving our services and we will pass this on to our team. We are sorry that you felt this way about the tour since this kind of issue never happened. we always think about the portion and all of our food tasting and amount of the the food is explained and displayed on tour description. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fiona M
Melbourne, Australia106 contributions
Wonderful food and history tour
Jul. 2019 • Solo
My guide Emina was an absolute delight and we had a great tour eating our way around Sarajevo and me getting history, stories, and background to the city. We started at the dairy market and I tasted lots of Bosnian cheeses and cured meats, all delicious. We had 3 types of burek, interestingly drunk with yoghurt in Bosnia. We also had a chicken soup with great Bosnian bread, and lots of fab meat filled vegetables. I don’t know the names of them all, but it was all delicious. I was stuffed full by the end and could not even eat much of the cheese and bread and wine that you get at the tour company's office at the end. That bit was really interesting too, because they have a wine and cheese shop at the agency, where you can buy produce. I loved this tour.
Written 6 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Fiona, it was lovely meeting you. Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 9 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mthiebeult22
Lucerne, Switzerland61 contributions
Must-do when in Sarajevo!
Great tour, guide, food and city to take advantage of this cultural experience in! Tour lasted ~4 hours with LOTS of food. Great value for money with all that’s included: meats & cheeses, 3 kinds of burek, Bosnian coffee, chicken soup, meat stew, finished with Rakije and wine tasting back at Balkatina shop. They also have a BBQ Grill option which we didn’t do but would have loved to in hindsight! Definitely can recommend this tour and Balkatina offerings, go for it!!
Written 2 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear, it was lovely meeting all of you. As a guide, I enjoyed every moment and I am happy that I met new friends :) Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 9 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan Cordova
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Immersive journey into the food and culture of Sarajevo
We had a wonderful immersive journey into the food & culture of Sarajevo with Balkantina. We are frequent travelers who find food and meeting locals to be the best way to really learn the culture of a place, and Balkantina did not disappoint! We communicated extensively with Dalida prior to the tour, letting her know what we’d be seeing on our own (major sights) vs. what we wanted to focus on during the tour (food & culture), and she curated the tour accordingly.

Our guide, Emma, was engaging, warm and personable. As a Sarajevo native, she was a wealth of knowledge about the city and country. Her energy was infectious! It’s rare to meet young people who are that engaged, curious, and willing to show people the best of their cities. We visited several different stops - (1) bey soup + delicious beef/okra stew (2) burek (several different kinds) (3) Bosnian coffee (4) Balkantina store, where we tried different Bosnian cheeses and wines and olive oil and jams, each more delicious than the next.

The food and wine were delicious, but what was even better was getting to learn more about Bosnian culture and society, how things work, how young people think, and really get insight into what makes the place tick. We had such a wonderful experience with Balkantina, and could not recommend them more highly. The concept behind the company is great, and their physical space is also beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Written 22 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Alan, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sam2103
1 contribution
money is well invested
May 2019 • Solo
First of all, I want to thank Dalidi and her guides, because I met them from Sarajevo at a new angle. I learned more about the rich history of this city, but also ate really delicious food. The guides were there for all our questions. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 12 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Troy D
1 contribution
Wonderful Culture/Food Tour Combination
May 2019 • Solo
I ended up solo on this tour with my guide, Emina, and had a terrific experience learning about both the culture of Sarajevo as well as the culinary traditions. Emina was very friendly and knowledgeable about all of the aspects covered on the tour. The food and drinks were all very good and I was able to eat more than my fill. In fact, I was even able to bring home some leftovers. When I wasn't eating tasty Bosnian food I was learning about the fascinating history of Sarajevo and the cultural diversity that gives the city its unique character. Overall, I really enjoyed all aspects of the tour and the time just flew by. I highly recommend it. Thanks again to Emina, who was a great guide!
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Troy, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emina C
1 contribution
exellent
Aug. 2018 • Family
If you want to know what makes the heart of Bosnian food, and get yourself familiar with Hercegovina wine. The staff is amazing and they will go a long way to make your time worthwhile.
Written 25 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DalidaBegic1
Dear Emina, Thank you for your honest impressions on our TripAdvisor page. We are glad about your positive opinion and will pass this on to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to fully convince you of our high service quality as this is our passion. In the meantime, we wish you all the best & sending our kind regards, Balkantina
Written 16 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Balkantina
Bodoni90
Bodoni90
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Great!
Fantastic tour, history, culture, food and drink. And Emma is a fantastic guide! Would love to come back to Sarajev
Becky T
Becky T
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Fantastic Experience
I stumbled upon the shop by chance. I stopped in to inquire about all the offerings and the women working suggested
cemoguz96
cemoguz96
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Wonderful, but a bit overpriced
Our tour guide was a lovely person, she guided us, chatted with us, explained everything, and took us to all of the
cemoguz96
cemoguz96
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Try this!
Deserved what we paid, everything was delicious and we tasted many interesting things. Would surely recommend. Bonu
UliaN17
UliaN17
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Perfect edible souvenirs from Bosnia
This shop has a very good selection of interesting things made in Bosnia - excellent cheeses, cheeses with truffles
Laura D
Laura D
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Cute shop in the heart of Sarajevo, visit for the wine, cheese and friendliness
My friend and I arrived at the Balkantina shop in Sarajevo right before 8pm, just as they were about to close, but
53zs_fiak
53zs_fiak
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The best activity in Sarajevo
We chose the cooking with Bosnian family, where Uliana and Samir hosted us in their own house. They were the best h
DavidNewtonSR
DavidNewtonSR
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Amina was EXCELLENT
What a great tour. Our guide was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. Was a great evening. Highly recommend.
Manuel M
Manuel M
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Very Nice Tour
A Good way to start your stay in Sarajevo. You will see the city and get to know the history, but you will also go
97enko
97enko
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Amazing city!
Sarajevo is truly representative of the country's delicious food. Gastronomy has really special dimension here. It'
Dreamcatcher_84
Dreamcatcher_84
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The best way to enjoy the City!
To anybody visiting Sarajevo - getting in touch with kind hosts from Balkantina is a must! The interesting tours th
Lejla M
Lejla M
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Colors and Wine
We enjoyed every minute of this event "Colors and Wine". Hosts are very kind, cheese good and wine even better. Bes
mariesophie3164
mariesophie3164
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Gourmet tour
We had a wonderful tour with this agency, specially with our guide dalida. She put so much passion to make us disco
hj1903
hj1903
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Food Tour
Enjoyed every minute of my tour with Dallida. She was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a fascinating en deli
atona10
atona10
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A taste of Sarajevo
We enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our guide was one very kind bosnian girl who showed us around and told us many
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