Bosnia and Herzegovina Tour
5 nights / 6 days
DAY 1: ARRIVAL SARAJEVO
Meet and greet at Sarajevo Airport and transfer to hotel in Sarajevo. Later in the afternoon sightseeing of Sarajevo – a true crossroads of cultures, religions, architecture styles and diverse people. The city’s breathtaking backdrop of seemingly endless hills and towering mountains have in a sense always isolated the city, creating a timeless world, which despite its seclusion has always kept its doors open to the rest of the world. Although Sarajevo is a capital city typified by the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it also possesses a unique ambience that seeps into the soul. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.
DAY 2: SARAJEVO – TRAVNIK (90 km) – JAJCE (54 km) – SARAJEVO (144 km)
Following breakfast, departure from Sarajevo towards Travnik and further to Jajce. After return to Sarajevo for overnight.
Travnik (the city of Bosnian viziers), which had been the capital of Bosnian Pashaluk for 150 years, the residence of 77 viziers, seat of two consulates, lying in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina, represents the main administrative and political center of Central Bosnia Canton today. In its past, rich in cultural and historical tradition, and encompassing interesting events and important personalities, the people of Travnik have called their city a city-museum in the open, and justly so. This city is unique in many ways. Its exciting past has produced many important personalities and events. This city tells its own story at every step.
Jajce is a city of Bosnian king, located in Central Bosnia, in the Jajce basin, at the confluence of the Pliva and Vrbas rivers, which have always been characterized by unique natural beauties, while crucial historical events have taken place here since distant times to the present day. Eight historical layers can be discerned in Jajce. Jajce is witness to 4 empires and 3 kingdoms. Three global monotheist religions meet here. In Jajce, six architectural styles can be discerned.
Jajce has 22 national monuments. In 2007, Jajce submitted the required UNESCO nomination documentation to be placed on the World Heritage List. Monuments from ancient times and the middle Ages have been preserved in Jajce: Mithras temple, from 4th c., St Catherine’s Church, Franciscan monastery, Medvjed Tower and the Town Gates, as well as many others. The city is surrounded by forest covered mountains, and there are also two lakes, as well as the wonderful Pliva Waterfall (22,5m) in the very center of the city. Return to Sarajevo for overnight.
DAY 3: SARAJEVO – MOSTAR (165 km)
Following breakfast, departure from Sarajevo towards Mostar. Upon arrival walking city tour of Mostar, which has developed during the Turkish rule on the banks of the river as an important trade center on caravan routes. Old city of Mostar with its graceful single span Old Bridge, Mosques and Turkish house museums, has been included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 2005. After city tour free time. Dinner and overnight in Mostar.
DAY 4: MOSTAR – POCITELJ (30 km) – KRAVICE (21 km) – MOSTAR (37 km)
Following breakfast excursion to nearby sites. First stop in Pocitelj – an astonishing medieval town which was built on a hill that dominates the riverbed of Neretva. In the architecture of Pocitelj the Mediterranean and Oriental styles intertwine and they simply invite you to stop by and take a walk down the narrow cobbled streets, climb the stone stairs and explore some of the secrets of this mysterious fortress. Still preserved are numerous houses, Hajji Alija’s Mosque, a madrasa and a clock
tower whose bell, according to the travel writers, rings harder and stronger than any other bell in the whole Bosnia.
Further stop is near Ljubuski – the waterfalls Kravice which are among the most fascinating naturalistic features of the Herzegovinian region. The waterfall was created by the Trebizat River with its tuff deposits, and has been declared a natural phenomenon which is under state protection. Its height is between 25-28m and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120m. In the late afternoon, return to Mostar for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: MOSTAR – BLAGAJ (12 km) – JABLANICA (58 km) – SARAJEVO (83 km)
Following breakfast, departure from Mostar and stop in the nearby Blagaj – a small town famous for the source of Buna River – it is one of the most abundant river sources in Europe. There is also an old dervish monastery, an attractive cultural venue, originating from the end of the 15th or the beginning of the 16th century.
Afterwards continuation of trip towards Jablanica – one of the most beautiful Bosnian regions. Jablanica is situated near the green-turquoise, fast-running Neretva River. During the Battle of the Neretva in 1943, Jablanica was the site of a successful raid by a group of Partisans led by Josip Broz Tito. A rail bridge over the river was blown up while a train was in the middle of crossing. There is a park and monument commemorating this action at the site. The bridge section and the locomotive which can still be seen in the river gorge are the remains of a film set depicting the battle, from the 1960s. Finally, arrival to Sarajevo for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: SARAJEVO – DEPARTURE
Following breakfast, time at leisure. Afterwards transfer to Sarajevo Airport.
– 2 BB in HOTEL Hills 5*/ 4* Hollywood or similar in Sarajevo or similar
– 2 BB in HOTEL MEPAS 5*/4* Bristol in or similar in Mostar
– 1 BB in HOTEL RADON PLAZA 5* in Sarajevo or similar
– Tourist taxes
– All private transfers according to the itinerary (with car for 2 pax; with mini van for 4-6 pax)
– Private guided tour in Sarajevo
– Private guide for Travnik – Jajce
– Private guide for Blagaj – Jablanica
– Whole day private guide for guided tour of Mostar and excursion Pocitelj – Kravice