Sarajevo - The 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie

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The 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie

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(62 reviews)
City center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
40 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of the First World War. During this tour, you’ll hear about the organisation of the assassination, the life of 19-year old assassin Gavrilo Princip, the notorious Black Hand society, and pre-WWI alliances in Europe. Finally, we will journey chronologically through the events of the day, visiting the assassination site and a number of landmarks, including the Latin bridge, At Mejdan park, the Cumurija bridge and finally, the Liberation Square.


Meet Edin Dino Bazdarevic

Edin Dino Bazdarevic

Edin Dino Bazdarevic has been a Sarajevo local guide for more than 10 years. He has led guided tours in Sarajevo and throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina for visitors from over 90 countries. Dino graduated from University of Sarajevo with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is fluent in English, French and Bosnian. Join our guide Dino in the unique discovery of a very special place where the East meets the West.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Sarajevo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Sarajevo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

(UK): Caroline P.

16 July 2021

A very interesting walk through part of history.

María (Ottawa) C.

15 July 2021

Dino took us along the route of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie’s caravan that ended with his assassination and lead to the beginning of WWI. He described the how and the why. He is great at transmitting the history of his magnificent city, giving us the relevant facts in a neutral and engaging way. It was a great tour and highly recommended. Thank you Dino and thank you Heygo.

Ofelia M.

14 July 2021

Thank you for all the historical information. It was amazing to really see the place

Katherine T.

14 July 2021

Thank you so much x

Michaela (Austria) M.

14 July 2021

I consider this one of the most engaging, fascinating history lessons ever - even more so since it is connected to my home country. It really helped me understand why the first world war started - a war that influenced many of us in some way or another. Dino´s concept of walking the route Franz Ferdinand took on his last day connects you to the story and makes it lot easier to understand everything that happened on that fateful day in 1914. Thanks, Dino, for not only focusing on the assassination, but also giving us background information in a clear, understandable, objective way so we can get the whole picture.


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