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Sarajevo Street Art & Graffiti Workshop – Half Day Tour

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4 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Enrol yourself into world of Sarajevo Street Art and design your own Graffiti in a stunning funky half day tour of Sarajevo. Learn about the origins of Sarajevo Street Art by visiting set of the most important locations in Sarajevo, with guidance of one of the most prominent local street art artists. 

In the end of the day reward yourself with excitement and adrenaline by painting your own graffiti at one of the most amazing locations in and around Sarajevo.

Highlights

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Nature of this tour, requires a guide to be highly competent within the range of art we are discussing about. 
  • Free of charge pickup.
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • No hidden costs. All government taxes & entrance fees. VAT 17% included in the price.
  • Cancellation Flexibility. Cancel 24hrs before departure for full refund or change dates.
  • Tour is available throughout the year.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
  • All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
  • This tour does not include food or drinks.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily at 10 AM.

Pickup Locations Tour departs once a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance.

Itinerary

Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of some locations, we use vehicles during the tour, but most of the tour is done on foot.

Meet & Greet

Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. Your guide is highly competent within the range of art that will be discussed during the tour and he will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.

Central Sarajevo

First part of the tour will cover the Sarajevo street art attractions in the old part and centre of Sarajevo. By covering those places you will see the evolution of actual street art scene and perhaps if we get lucky will see some artists in action.

Places we shall cover will be popular regions of Fis Bock, Papagajka and few others. At those places we shall have opportunity to see amazing murals of:

  • Vučko – stylized wolf used as a mascot of 14th Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo in February 1984,
  • Karim Zaimović – Sarajevo journalist and writer who died in final days of Siege of Sarajevo but left an amazing trace in this city.
  • David Bowie (World famous singer who tried to conduct a concert in besieged Sarajevo).

In general, tour will cover whole range of historical facts of street art and stories of origins of street art globally and in Sarajevo (which dominantly came here with UN peacekeepers at the time of Siege of Sarajevo during the 1990ies). We will talk about the past days, present times and future of this movement. So, you will not only see, but also hear a lot of amazing stories, with assistance of one of the Sarajevo’s most prominent local graffiti and street art artists who has been around for many years.

reasons to visit sarajevo

>Sarajevo street art 

Remote Parts of Sarajevo

Second part of the tour will take us to some bit more remote parts of Sarajevo where local artists could do their work in peace and relaxation. Abandoned places like Olympic Bobsled (Graffiti and Street Art Mecca), Access – former military barracks Marshall Tito, Crni Vrh – Gorica and few others, are not only rich with street art, but are also amazing monuments of Yugoslavian brutalist architecture and stunning memorials to the past times.

Special focus is on Sarajevo 1984 abandoned Olympic bobsled which is by far the World’s most amazing street art and graffiti location where distinguished graffiti artists like HONET and STAKA were once “performing”. It is home place to hundreds of amazing works of art, and surely is unmissable location in Sarajevo for many reasons.

During the day we will have all the necessary equipment and skilful artist, to teach our guests to tryout their skills and leave permanent trace in Sarajevo, by painting some of their own art.

Tour will end at region of the old town of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

>Sarajevo Olympic bobsled is complete graffiti heaven where local and foreign artist come and practice their art

What to Bring

What’s Included?

  • Graffiti equipment (sprays, plastic gloves)

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes that you don’t possibly mind to get some spray color on
  • Water bottle

Trip Photos

Sarajevo Street Art
Sarajevo Street Art
Dawid Bowie Mural Sarajevo
Dawid Bowie Mural in Sarajevo
Sarajevo Street Art
Sarajevo Street Art
Sarajevo Street Art
Sarajevo Street Art
Street Art Tour by Funky Tours
Street Art Tour by Funky Tours
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Graffiti Art
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Graffiti Art
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Graffiti
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Graffiti – famous 5th corner

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour is suitable for anyone interested in street art and graffiti regardless on their age or fitness level.
  2. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  3. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  4. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  5. How much in advance do I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure.
  6. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  7. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
2 Reviews
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Cheebs

Solo Traveller

Great tours to really dig beneath the surface and hear from locals

The company name Funky Tours doesn’t do them justice – neither the American slang or Anglo definition! I would choose words like authentic, honest, genuine and relevant.

I enjoyed three tours with these Funky Folks, each with a different guide. Each guide was local and gave a really genuine insight into Bosnian heritage and contemporary life. I felt that I really got to understand the country from real insiders that took me well beyond the tourist trail.

My favourite was the graffiti tour of Sarajevo. To be fair, I had the advantage of a private tour, so we chatted away about Sarajevo’s creative scene and emerging street art movement while exploring some of the coolest bits of the city. By the end of my three tours, I felt my initial limited perceptions of Sarajevo has been truly challenged and I left the country as a new, empowered advocate of Bosnia and Sarajevo. Do visit. And do explore with Sarajevo Funky Tours to really dig beneath the surface.

May 23, 2019

alexlivigno84

Couple Traveller

An amazing Street Art Tour of Sarajevo

We as graffiti lovers and part time artists ourselves wanted to learn more about street art industry of Sarajevo and we booked graffiti tour with Sarajevo Funky Tours. What an amazing experience it was.

Initially you are covering the remote parts of Sarajevo that are totally of the beaten path, but are located within the city itself and following the story of street art development in Sarajevo since 1990ies. War time ruins and abandoned places where local and foreign graffiti boys and girls are doing their masterpieces are simply worth exploring, and experience like this heavily helps you better understand destination you are travelling through. Murals of David Bowie, Karim Zaimovic and few others are simply true works of art.

Last part of the tour was Sarajevo Olympic bobsled which is true graffiti wonderland and place which you could never imagine to exist. It is full of graffiti art of local and world famous artists who have been around Sarajevo and leaving their traces behind. Our guide was able to give us explanation on every single graffiti we asked for, as he himself is one of the most famous local artists.

Graffiti workshop was the creme on top of the cake, as that gave us amazing opportunity to paint our own thing and learn more about techniques local artists use. Graffiti painting goes well with hot tea or hot wine Funky Tours team provided us, as it was all snowed out and quite cold during the January.

We hope to be back and experience this tour once again.

January 14, 2019
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