Take this opportunity to explore and discover Bosnia and Hercegovina to its fullest, from the capital Sarajevo to Mostar in the south, as well as all the most significant medieval castles and fortresses along the way.
- 6 days
Arrive in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Upon arrival a private
transfer will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel.
The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe. It is rich cultural heritage dates from the prehistoric period, through the era of the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungarians, when most of the significant landmarks and symbols of Sarajevo were built. Sarajevo is specific as a place where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east and the Ottoman south met, lived and warred. Enjoy your first day tasting local cuisine in the Old Town of Sarajevo and Turkish coffee, a local favorite, or go shopping in one of the many shopping centers.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.
Good morning Sarajevo! Savor a delicious breakfast, and then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sarajevo with your local guide.
Sarajevo is a living museum of history, tradition, and culture. The city, famous for its traditional religious diversity, has often been called the Jerusalem of Europe. With this authentic cultural mix, Sarajevo is a city of charm, old trams circle the city center containing the Bascarsija bazaar, the ancient trading place with artisans workshops, coffee drinking dens, traditional restaurants, bars and an endless welcoming atmosphere. Together with its citizens, Sarajevo boasts a unique spirit close to the heart that cannot leave you indifferent.
Later, hop inside your comfortable vehicle and travel to the Natural Monument Vrelo Bosne. Vrelo Bosne, in the municipality of Ilidza, is one of the country’s popular natural landmarks and provides a quiet escape from an otherwise busy city life.
A Roman Bridge is located not far from Vrelo Bosne on the Bosna river in the Ilidza municipality, which was built sometime between 1530 and 1550.
The Vrelo Bosne area includes the source of the River Bosna, located southwest from Sarajevo, at the foot of Igman and Bjelašnica mountains. Here you will enjoy lunch surrounded by nature and bird songs. The rich nature of this area, attracting a large number of customers, reflects in the resources of good potable water, thermal waters, forests, agricultural potentials, attractive locations for tourism and recreation, as well as in numerous cultural and historical heritage sites.
Transfer back and overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.
Today you will meet with your private driver on your way to Travnik, the capital of the Bosnian Pashaluk for 150 years.
There are many legends according to which the City of Travnik supposedly got its name, but the most interesting one is the one according to which the fortress was the home of an officer collecting travarina – grass tax, in the pre-Ottoman period. The two 20m clock towers are what makes Travnik's city center special, originating in the 18th century.
Upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour of Travnik with your local guide. This city is a treasury of various cultural and historical events. Travnik is one of the best-preserved cities in Bosnia and Hercegovina, consisting of 28 protected cultural and historic buildings. The most important of them is the medieval fortress, built in the 15th century. After a day of touring it is time to relax and have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Sarajevo.
Today, you will leave Sarajevo behind and head south, to Mostar.
Mostar is the town where the East meets the West, the place of mixed cultures and historical sites including the most famous Old Bridge.
The old bridge is the symbol of Mostar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004, as well as the Old Town. In the center of the old Ottoman town, you can admire one of the oldest parts of Mostar, the Kujundziluk, walk along narrow cobbled streets dating back to the middle of the 16th century.
Upon arrival, you will join your local guide for a pleasant walking tour where you will visit the main tourist sights and taste the local cuisine.
After lunch, it is time to go to Blagaj Tekke. It is also known as the Dervish monastery, located at the spring of the Buna river in the small village of Blagaj. Blagaj Tekke was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style and is considered a national monument.
Overnight stay is at the hotel in Mostar.
Today you will visit small charming places with very rich
history with your guide.
First will be Pocitelj, the walled town of Pocitelj evolved over the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Architecturally, the surviving stone-built parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution may be observed: medieval, and Ottoman.
After Pocitelj you will continue to Stolac, located in the area known as Herzegovina Humina, on the tourist route crossing Herzegovina linking the mountainous hinterland in Bosnia with the coastal regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik and Montenegro. One small space, with unique cultural-artistic and aesthetic values, Stolac’s historic core is an example of a complex cultural-historical and natural environmental ensemble.
After Stolac it is time to visit the famous Vjetrenica Cave. Vjetrenica is a hydrological active, speleological and drifty cave with even four water streams, as well as more than ten further, smaller periodical water streams with subterranean lakes. After the sightseeing tour of Vjetrenica cave take a break and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant near the cave.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Mostar.
After check out in Mostar slow ride back to Sarajevo. You will enjoy seeing
the inland of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will make a stop for lunch in
Jablanica to taste delicious cuisine in one of the local restaurants.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.
The tour starts in Sarajevo, heads north to Travnik for a day before going south to Mostar through Sarajevo.