Discover a central place where East and West have been mingling for centuries, a country that is brimming with exciting adventure, boasting of natural wonders, swirling with different blends of cultural richness, documenting historical milestones of international consequence, treating the world to one of the best gastronomic experiences whilst playing host to a myriad of international events.
DAY 1 – Welcome to Bosnia & Herzegovina
On arrival to the Sarajevo International Airport, you will be transferred directly to your accommodation located in the Sarajevo city centre. Once you have freshened-up, you will be taken on a scenic tour of Sarajevo leaving the rest of the afternoon for you to learn how to get around the narrow streets of the Old town and find out which are the main areas which host city’s cultural and night life.
Evening is reserved for a dinner in a traditional Bosnian restaurant.
DAY 2 – Guided city tours
After breakfast join us on our Times of Misfortune Tour. Not to flaunt the misfortune or trivialize the genocide that took place in Bosnia but this tour is among the most popular tours offered to tourists seeking to understand the plight of Sarajevans between 1992 & 1995. The Times of Misfortune tour covers all details of the war in Bosnia & Herzegovina and takes tourists to significant spots that help depict the Sarajevo siege like the maternity hospital, the Zetra Olympic compound and the Tunnel Of Hope, Olympic mountain Trebevic where the bobsled facilities are left in ruins. The tour ends at the painful Srebrenica exhibition. The first memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Srebrenica exhibition aims to preserve the memory of the Srebrenica tragedy where 8,372 people tragically lost their lives.
Once back to the town, let’s make a short Bosnian coffee break that is going to be a great introduction into the tasty afternoon and our Eat, Pray, Love Tour. Admire the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hear the story about the fascinating Spite House, and go through two streets where you’ll learn more about different crafts which have existed in Sarajevo since the 15th century. Discover the heart of the Ottoman rule – Sarajevo’s Bascarsija, and then drink water from Sebilj Fountain to ensure your return to Sarajevo again! Perhaps you are wondering what is the difference between “burek” and all other pies? Well we will certainly answer that question for you as well as any other culinary conundrums you may have! Pray in the four awe-inspiring big houses of God in Sarajevo and find out why people call it the “European Jerusalem”. Learn about warm and friendly Bosnian hospitality over a cup of local coffee and share the importance and the meaning of its drinking. Experience the place where East meets West and be amazed at the wonders of this land, and finally be sure not to miss a taste of Baklava!
Diner in one of the traditional local restaurants.
DAY 3 – Tour of towns in Herzegovina
After breakfast departure to Herzegovina. First stop will be in Jablanica, town depicted in the Orson Well’s movie The Battle of Neretva. We continue farther to Počitelj, the precious gem of architecture where Orient meets Mediterranean. Narrow and steep streets will take you to top of the town, to a fortress which overlooks the Neretva River delta and all surrounding roads. You will enjoy the scenery of the precious canyon of the Neretva river as well as Mostar and its rich historical heritage. Return to Sarajevo in the evening.
DAY 4 – Visits to the Bosna spring and Lukomir Village
Day begins with the visit to beautiful springs of river Bosna. The whole area is one big park crisscrossed with waterways that are bridged together with bridges and paths for walking or cycling. In order to get there we will use horse driven carriages and pass through the 3, 5 km long great alley (tree line).
The tour continues with the visit to the highest and most isolated mountainous village in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is situated 1.500 m above sea level. The traditional medieval way of life of the Dinaric highlanders is still practiced here where women still wear traditional folk attire the same as they used to wear centuries ago. Lunch will be organized in one of the mountain chalets. In the afternoon, we will return to Sarajevo. Free evening to enjoy the Sarajevo nights, to visit local tea shops or just walk around the city.
DAY 5 – Shopping and Checkout
Morning reserved for your free time. The popular shopping malls include BBI and Alta. The Ferhadija and Maršala Tita are popular shopping streets with international brands and not forgetting the old part Baščaršija town.
After lunch, you will head back to the airport taking all those unique memories that only Bosnia & Herzegovina has to offer.
Included in this package:
- Guided city tours (Sarajevo Old Town, mosques, churches and museums, Mostar with Old Bridge, Jablanica, Počitelj, Old Bosnian village Lukomir,
- Nature Park “Vrelo Bosne")
- Choose between 4-star or 5-star hotels, all centrally located.
- All prices quoted are for double standard room.
- Children under 2 years free of charge.
- Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation.
- Entrance fees to museums, galleries, parks, and exhibitions
- Beverages and soft drinks (coke, mineral water, coffee, etc.)
- Personal expenses
Booking and Cancellation Procedure:
- Date changes and amendments are not permitted
- Subject to availability
- Prices are subject to change according to hotel and resorts price fluctuations.
- Best Season: April-October