BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TOUR
3 nights / 4 days
DAY 1: ARRIVAL SARAJEVO AIRPORT – MOSTAR (130 km)
Meet and greet at Sarajevo Airport and transfer to hotel in Mostar (cca 3h drive). Check-in in hotel in Mostar and refreshment. Later in the afternoon guided 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.
DAY 2: MOSTAR – BLAGAJ (12 km) – POCITELJ (24 km) – KRAVICE (21 km) –MOSTAR (37 km)
Following breakfast, whole day excursion from Mostar to the nearby rather interesting sights. First stop is in 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.
Pocitelj is an astonishing medieval town which was built on a hill that dominates the riverbed of the Neretva River. 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 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 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 3: MOSTAR – JABLANICA (47 km) – SARAJEVO (83 km)
Following breakfast, departure from Mostar towards Jablanica – one of the most beautiful regions in Bosnia. 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. In the late afternoon, arrival to Sarajevo. Check-in in hotel and refreshment.
In the late 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 4: SARAJEVO – DEPARTURE
Following breakfast, time at leisure. Afterwards transfer to Sarajevo Airport.
- 2 BB in HOTEL MEPAS 5*/4* Hotel Bristol or similar in Mostar
- 1 BB in HOTEL Hills 5*/4* Hotel Hollywood or similar in Sarajevo
- 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 Mostar
- Whole day private guide for excursion to Blagaj, Pocitelj and Kravice
- Private guided tour in Sarajevo