3 nights/4 days
Day 1 - Sarajevo
Accommodation in the hotel Bristol upon arrival. After having some rest in the hotel, we will have an organized city tour trough Sarajevo. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the biggest urban, cultural, economical center of B&H. It is known as the „European Jerusalem“, because of the fact that in a radius of 200 m, you can find a muslim mosque, rimocatholic Cathedral, an Ortodox church and a Jewish sinagogue.
We will be happy to take you trough the city and show you some of the most important historical sites and monuments: The Library, the City fountain, Baščaršija, the crafts streets, The Cathedral, Old Jewish temple, Gazi Husref-beys mosque, hammam, library, medresa, The clock tower, The National theatre, The assasination place, The Emperors mosque etc. After the city tour, lunch in one of the local Sarajevo restaurants. Free time for individual activities and arrival to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional Bosnian restaurant in the heart of the city. After dinner, arrival to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 - Mostar-Blagaj-Pocitelj
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast departure to Mostar. Mostar is the largest and most important city in the Herzegovina region. It's situated on Neretva river and is the fifth largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (natively: mostari) who have guarded the Old Bridge during medieval times. The Old Bridge is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks and under the protection of UNESCO. You will also have the opportunity to see the Koski Mehmed-pasha's mosque, Turkish hammam, Clock tower, sinagogue (1889.), Nesuh-aga Vucjaković Mosque, Hadzi-Kurt Mosque, Metropolitan Palace (1908.), Karadjoz-Bey's Mosque (1557.), Ottoman Residences (16-19th century). After sightseeing, You will have the chance to taste Herzegovina specialties in a local restaurant in Mostar.
After lunch you will have the chance to visit Pocitelj, an old pass keeper on the banks of emerald Neretva river. This excursion will also take us to Buna springs (Blagaj) – the strongest spring in Europe that takes out more then 45 000 liters per second. Buna springs is the home to the most famous dervish convict (tekke) in the Balkans. Learn why we in Bosnia call Herzegovina „There where it never snows, there, where it is never cold“. Departure to Sarajevo. Arrival at the hotel in the evening. Free time for individual activities. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3 - Travnik - Jajce
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast departure to Travnik. Travnik is a city in central B&H, famous for being the capital city of the governors of Bosnia from 1697 to 1850 and having a cultural heritage dating from that period. Trough the city tour you will be able to see the house of Ivo Andrić who won the Nobel prize for literature, the Suleimania Mosque, the Clock towers, the Travnik Castle, Blue water, the Old town etc.
Lunch in a local restaurant in Travnik. After lunch departure to Jajce. Jajce was first built in the 14th century and served as the capital of the independant Bosnian kingdom during its time. Eventually, in 1527, Jajce became the last Bosnian town to fall to Ottoman rule. There are several mosques and churches built in different times during different rules, making Jajce a diverse town in this aspect. You will also be able to see the beautiful Jajce waterfalls. After sightseeing departure to Sarajevo. Arrival at the hotel in the late afternoon. Free time for individual activities. Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Sarajevo. Overnight.
Day 4 - Sarajevo
Breakfast in the hotel. The fourth day of the tour will be a free day for You to enjoy and try to discover all the secrets of Sarajevo until the transfer to the airport. If you still do not know where to go or what to see, we recommend you the Sarajevo art galleries, The Gallery of Contemporary art ARS AEVI, the gallerie of the Kuršumli medresa, Galery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Galery New Temple, Galery Mak. If you are not that into art, you will have a big opportunity to go for shopping in some of our shopping centers, BBI, Alta, Visa, Interex, as well as a lot of shops on the pedestrian zone. If none of these meet your needs than you could go for a slow walk trough the city center, where you will have the opportunity to taste the „local life“, have a bosnian coffee in some of the local cafe shops, or try our local traditional food. Departure to the airport at scheduled time. Depending on the departure time of the flight, if the weather permits, we can include a visit to Bjelasnica mountain as well. Bjelašnica is a mountain located southwest from Sarajevo bordering Igman mountain.
Bjelašnica range is bordered by Raktinica river on the south and Neretva river in the west. Only 30 minutes distance from Sarajevo, Bjelašnica is a popular tourist attraction for hiking, skiing, and pick-nicking place in summer. The mountain is also popular with mountain bikers and has become recently a frequent base for paragliders. Bjelašnica mountain was one of the 1984 Winter Olympics mountains and hosted the men's alpine skiing events. Have some rest in the nature, have a walk in the fresh mountain air or a tea or coffee in one of the local coffee shops.