SARAJEVO – MOSTAR, 4 days

Places of Interest and a Draft of the Potential Program

Day 1: SARAJEVO – arrival

Depending on time of arrival – hotel accommodation, panoramic City View and guided tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: SARAJEVO – locco

Breakfast. Arrival to Sarajevo. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel; lunch in restaurant, sightseeing tour of Sarajevo – a city that is etched in the archives of history. Visit to the famous war tunnel. The beautiful Ottoman style mosques and architecture dot the skyline and the old quarters still maintain an authentic Ottoman carsija with oriental sweet shops, cafés, and traditional Bosnian food. At the same quarter you will see the Catholic Cathedral, Orthodox Church and Jewish synagogue. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Where: Sarajevo (central/east Bosnia)

What to do:  city tour, mountain village walk, mountain bike, bus tour, religious tours, night life,

What to see:  Bascarsija Square, Tunnel Museum, Olympic mountain, Old Orthodox Church, Gazi Husrev- Bey’s Mosque, Old Sephardic Synagogue, Catholic Cahtedral …. Old City hall, Kazandžiluk street,  Sebilj,  Old Jewish Synagogue, Bosnian writers park, Latinum Bridge ( World War I starting point )…

Day 3: SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO

Breakfast. After breakfast departure to Mostar. Most famous for its 16th century old bridge (Stari Most), Mostar is the cultural and political capital of Herzegovina. The tour includes visit to the famous and beautiful Old Bridge, old and well preserved old parts of town where the history is still alive. Herzegovina tour – includes visit of Blagaj (12 km from Mostar)– place with the largest karst spring in Europe, near by famous dervish tekke, Počitelj (30 km from Mostar) – characteristic buildings in Ottoman style.Transfer back to Sarajevo.Overnight in hotel.

Where: Herzegovina (on M-17), 140 km southwest of Sarajevo  (arround 2h drive)

What to do:  city tour, swim in Neretva, raft under the old bridge

What to see:  Old Bridge (Stari Most), old town, Franciscan’s church,  future Jewish Synagogue, Koski Mehmed-Pasha’s mosque, the Hammam ,Tabacica Mosque, Turkish house-Biscevica corner…

Day 4: SARAJEVO

Breakfast. Free time for individual activities. Depending on the time of departure, the group can spend their last hours in Sarajevo in shopping, enjoying coffee, food or sweets in some of many restaurants in Sarajevo’s Old Town. Departure.

Where: Sarajevo (central/east Bosnia)

What to do:  Shopping,

What to see:  Bascarsija Square, shopping centers ….

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Please notice that both hotel and prices can change, depending on the time of arrival.

Included in price:

  • Airport – hotel – airport transfer
  • Accomodation in hotel (1/2 rooms, BB)
  • Bus during entire stay
  • Sightseeing tour in Sarajevo and Mostar

Not included in price:

  • Lunch and dinners
  • Entrence fees

 

About the cities

SARAJEVO: Sarajevo is capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it’s largest city with ca 420.000 citizens. Sarajevo is one of those cities that are more than a place where people live. It is a symbol, a brand, living thru history with its own never changing soul and charm.  Can you imagine a place where the new and the old, the traditional and the modern, the East and the West are all intertwined? Others have said it for us: “The air is freer in Sarajevo… a charming, sophisticated city.” This city is stuffed with history: from Latin Bridge, where the Austro-Hungarian heir to the thrown Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife was assassinated (marking the start of the World War I), Winter Olympic Games in 1984 and the last, tragically war that lasted from 1992 until the and of 1995. The old part of the city – Baščaršija is the heartbeat of Sarajevo and certainly the most popular part which dates back to the long period of Ottoman rule. Celebrated in songs, painted on canvas, today more than ever, its beauty attracts visitors from around the world. There is thousands of legends regarding that famous „Spirit of Sarajevo“ – Spirit that allowed Sarajevo to reborn time after time from ashes, just like the mythological bird Phoenix.

MOSTAR: Mostar is the largest city in Herzegovina and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.  Mostar is proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Old Town and the Stari Most (Old Bridge) – the famous bridge over the turquoise-green Neretva River. Get to know the city by visiting lively cafes and peaceful galleries. Find yourself a quit spot in the yards of old mosques, go under the bridge to see famous jumpers, who maintain this tradition for decades by performing daring jumps from the 25 m high bridge. In Pocitelj, a small town near Mostar, many art galleries gives a visible image of various influences, upon painters. Pocitelj, a famous art colony, has been representing an inspiration and asylum for artists from all around Europe for decades. 12 km away from Mostar is Blagaj – small town, famous historical and tourist place located in the care of Hercegovina, on the spring of the river Buna. Buna Spring is historical and natural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.The most known building is the widely known and renowned dervish tekke (lodge).

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