Sarajevo - The 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie

The 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie

(23 reviews)
City center Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
40 mins

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 your local guide


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.

Dino has been guiding since Jul 2010

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 guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 guide's hard work, 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

Mladen L.

03 May 2021

Excellent tour!

Ruvenie d.

01 May 2021

Dino, was very good and so knowledgeable. He certainly knows the place, inside out. The only issue was that, when traffic pass then, one need to stain to hear what guide was saying.

David and Wendy h.

30 April 2021

We found this tour very interesting and informative. You brought a piece of history very much to life. It was so interesting to follow the route involved and hear about the events of that fateful day.

Gail Y.

29 April 2021

I am a history buff and it is remarkable to be able to see exactly where the events took place. See you soon.

Ana O.

29 April 2021

Very informative tour and an excellent guide

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