• HERITAGE TOUR 2018

  • A unique chance to visit the heart shaped country with a rich culture, history and stunning nature. As an exciting alternative to the typical 'package tour', this will be a moderately active holiday where you will be able to see many interesting parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • This tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina's towns and places of natural beauty will offer the spectacular scenic views and you will be charmed by its Medieval, Ottoman, Roman and Austro-Hungarian architecture
    Be ready to hear the muezzins' call to prayer from many of the neighboring mosques' minarets and have a cup (or two) of strong Bosnian coffee in one of many cafes. 
    Sarajevo is unlike any other capital in Europe, often called – ‘European Jerusalem’ – it is the city where you can find ancient mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals within walking distance of each other.   



    DAY 1 - July 1, 2018 - Arrival to Sarajevo and a welcome sightseeing tour
    DAY 2 - July 2, 2018 - Enchanting heights
    DAY 3 - July 3, 2018 - Herzegovina Tour: Konjic and Mostar
    DAY 4 - July 4, 2018 - Deeper in Herzegovina
    DAY 5 - July 5, 2018 - Heart of Bosnia: Travnik
    DAY 6 - July 6, 2018 - Enjoying nature
    DAY 7 - July 7, 2018 - Back to Sarajevo
    DAY 8 - July 8, 2018 - Shopping day and Evening at Nahla center
    DAY 9 - July 9, 2018 - Departure from Sarajevo and Transfer to the airport  


    In March 2012, Sarajevo won travel blog Foxnomad's "Best City to Visit" competition, beating out more than one hundred cities around the entire world.  One of the travel writers observes: ‘Despite the fact that it is not a great power, neither politically nor economically, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a true natural superpower, glittering with all the wonders that man and nature have created here’.
    We tried our very best to design an itinerary which will allow you to enjoy and experience Bosnia and Herzegovina in comfort whilst having a truly memorable time. 


    Day 1: Arrival to Sarajevo and a welcome sightseeing tour


    Arrival to Sarajevo, pick up from the airport, check-in at the hotel, short rest, then tour in the Old City, Bascarsija, the central and the most popular tourist area of  Sarajevo, called 'the heart' of Sarajevo since its beginnings. 

    A unique combination of the Ottoman and the Austro-Hungarian architectural styles is what makes this part of Sarajevo so captivating.  

    Visit to the recently re-opened, Vijećnica, Sarajevo's city hall, which hosts national library (depends on the arrival time). Vijećnica was built during the Austro-Hungarian period (19th century) and has been considered as one of the most representative of Sarajevo's buildings. In August 1992, it was destroyed by a heavy shelling and 22 years later, after a careful restoration, it opened its door to visitors. 

    Visit to the Latin Bridge, a place where the assassination of Duke Ferdinand occurred, an event that many consider as a trigger of WWI. 

    Also planned is a visit to Coppersmith Street, Sebilj fountain, Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque and Bezistan, Farhadiya Street.

     

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.


    Day 2: Enchanting heights


    After breakfast, visit to a beautiful and idyllic picnic place – the spring of the river Bosna (Vrelo Bosne) – visited by many tourists and Bosnians.  After seeing many crystal clear streams and little waterfalls, there will be an opportunity to take horse carriage through the 3,5 kilometres long tree avenue. 
    Later on, we plan to visit Tunnel of Hope, a war museum that witnessed the strength and struggle of Bosnian people in the last war
    Prepare for the amazing view from the mount Igman, just 20 minutes away from Sarajevo. Mount Igman is considered a fresh air haven and an ideal place for rest and recreation. We will visit to war mosque, an authentic monument of culture, built in the time of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Overnight in Sarajevo.

    Day 3: Herzegovina Tour: Konjic and Mostar


    Breakfast in the hotel, and then we will head to the southern part of country - Herzegovina. The largest river in the region, Neretva, will follow us with its beautiful turquoise colour all the way from Konjic to Mostar, unofficial capital of Herzegovina.
    Beautiful city of Mostar, famous for its Old Bridge and the Old City, built during the Ottoman period is UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Mostar is the biggest city in Herzegovina with unprecedented charm. 
    Overnight in Mostar.

    Day 4: Deeper in Herzegovina


    After breakfast, we shall visit the stunning waterfall Kravice, near town of Ljubuski. 
    After that there will be a visit to city Pocitelj. This pretty historical town was built in 1383, on a rocky cliff, under the fortress, sloping steeply down to the bank of the river Neretva. Hajji Alija's mosque is one of the finest achievements of the classical Ottoman architectural style and was built in 16th century. With its distinctive architecture Pocitelj is completely in the function of tourism and cultural events; it is a UNESCO world heritage site.
    Lunch break will take place in yet another historical and natural phenomenon – Blagaj – and the spring of river Buna, under the rocky hill, said to be ‘one of the finest examples of an underground karst river’. The exact depth of the emerald coloured spring is still unknown, and, on the bank of the river, you will find a beautiful Darwish, Sufi house, built around 1520. This truly stunning place is one of the most visited places in Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Proceed trip to Mostar, overnight in Mostar.

    Day 5: Heart of Bosnia: Travnik


    After breakfast, we are leaving Herzegovina and moving to the very heart of Bosnia – town Travnik, true Ottoman legacy and once capital of Bosnia. We will visit Travnik fortress, Ornamented mosque, Blue Water area with restaurants and the Islamic high school that dates back to the Ottoman period.

    After lunch, we continue to area known as Krajina and its capital – city Bihac, that lies on the banks of river Una. Bihac has rich history, significant monuments and a rich cultural life.
    Overnight in Bihac.

    Day 6: Enjoying nature


    After breakfast, we are moving to the very nucleus of this area – National park Una. The youngest national park in Europe, it is true paradise for nature lovers, where you can enjoy different sports, amongst which the most popular is rafting.
    Overnight in Bihac.

    Day 7: Back to Sarajevo


    After breakfast, we go back to the capital. 
    On the way we will have a stop in Jajce, the medieval city of Bosnian kings. We will visit the impressive ‘natural’ monument: 22 meter high Pliva waterfall!  Being one of the twelve most beautiful waterfalls in the world, its other distinctiveness comes from its location - the middle of the town. We will visit to the Old watermills and drive through the Plivsko lake which is surrounded with beautiful green hills. 
    Overnight in Sarajevo.

    Day 8: Shopping day and Evening at Nahla center

    This day is for your entertainment.  

    You will be able to shop in the most popular centres in Sarajevo, as well as in the local small shops. Our guide will be at your service as usual.

    There will be organized dinner (meet & greet event) at Nahla center, one of three in the country. Nahla empowers women through education and creation of an environment conducive to personal development and competent participation in social processes. You will be able to openly talk to the locals and exchange your ideas and experiences.


    Optional activities can include visits to the museums:
    Svrzo house - Represents a life of one Bosniaks-Muslim family in the late 19th century, and visiting this house you can see how one wealthy family lived during the Ottoman period in Bosnia.
    Brusa bezistan - The permanent exhibition is based on the chronological principle, with the archaeological material on display divided into three sections: prehistory, Antiquity (including the earliest example of a fleur-de-lis in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Middle Ages. The gallery of the bezistan houses exhibits from the Ottoman period (including the most expensive equipment of an Ottoman warrior) and the Austro-Hungarian period.
    Gazi Husrev Bey's Library

     

    National museum


    Day 9: Departure from Sarajevo and Transfer to the airport



    After a week of unforgettable memory making it is time to return home.

    Agency will arrange for your trip to the airport.

    Once safely home we highly recommend you start planning for your next Getaway :)


    PRICE EXCLUDES:

    Flights to Sarajevo

    Tickets for museums which are left to be visited as optional (they are very affordable!)

    Lunches and dinners

    Everything that is not listed in above accommodations included


    ALL INFO YOU NEED, YOU CAN ASK US @ bosniaheritagetrip@gmail.com

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