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Visit: Sarajevo, Konjic, Blagaj, Mostar, Počitelj, Hutovo Blato, Kravice Waterfalls, Bihać, Una National Park, Jajce, Travnik, Vrelo Bosne, Sarajevo

 

Day 1: Sarajevo

On arrival at the Sarajevo Airport, transfer to your selected hotel in Sarajevo. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Konjic - Blagaj - Mostar

Our first stop of the day is the small town of Konjic. Konjic was never quite fully Herzegovinian, nor quite fully a Bosnian city, but rather a mixture of the two. It was the site of crossroads for different cultures, traditions and religions. We will take a walk through the old town, as well as the city centere which provides you with amazing sceneries of the surrounding countryside. We then continue to Blagaj, a small town, nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage list, is well known for its location at a spring of Buna river and the mystical Dervish Monastery. This 600 years old Sufi monastery, referred to as, is uniquely perched on a 200 metre high cliff that hugs the entire area. Constructed in the classical Baroque style with elements of Ottoman and Mediterranean architecture, the Tekke is one of a kind in the whole country. Last destination of the day is Mostar – a city of "stone on stone". Mostar is the city of contrasts, wide roads, narrow streets, the traditional old bazaar and a contemporary centre. Next to modern edifices there rise the towers of churches and the minarets of mosques. The most magnificent stone monument of Mostar is without a doubt the Old Bridge (Stari Most), listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Overnight stay in Mostar.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Počitelj - Hutovo Blato - Kravice Waterfalls

Today we discover Hercegovina, home of mixed cultures, many natural wonders and rivers rich with water.  The medieval fortress village of Počitelj was built on a rocky cliff sloping steeply down to the bank of the river Neretva. Enjoy a walk through the old bazaar and admire the city's historical buildings, which make the village one of the most picture-perfect architectural ensembles in the country. Our next stop is Hutovo Blato Nature Park and bird reserve, a unique sub-Mediterranean swamp with plenty of water and home for hundreds of plant and animal species. Enjoy a private boat ride and admire this unique environment. We then continue to Kravice Waterfalls*, an area full of greenery with chaste trees, poplars and figs all around. Even the tough formations are green with thick lichen, moss and grass. There are hardly any man-made formations near the falls to interfere with the location’s complete natural environment. Return to Mostar for your overnight stay.

*open from May till October

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Mostar - Bihać

Today we journey across the country, from Mostar to Bihać, located in the north-western part of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Upon arrival, an orientational sightseeing tour of Bihać.  Check in at the hotel, then the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Una National Park

Today we drive along the Una river valley and discover Una National Park, where the diversity of flora and fauna are present alongside of 15 fortresses. Before entering its first major canyon, river Una gushes down the beautiful Strbacki buk, a 24 metre high and 40 metre long waterfall, one of the National Park's greatest attractions. Enjoy some free time to walk around the park and admire the serene nature. Return to Bihać where you'll stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Jajce - Travnik

On our way back to Sarajevo, we visit the royal town of Jajce, a town known as a town made of stone, light and water. Jajce is an open-air museum, built on two rivers – Una and Vrbas. We will walk up to the castle to learn about the town's history, then follow the walls and fortified gates until we reach Jajce's most famous landmark, a 17 metre high waterfall, located just below the old town. We then continue our journey to Travnik, an old trading town and military strongpoint during the Ottoman rule. We will visit the Old Fortress, offering a breath taking view over the town. Before returning to Sarajevo, we'll stop at the Blue Water springs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Sarajevo - Vrelo Bosne - Sarajevo

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sarajevo with a local guide. Variety of cultures and religions, as well as three contrasting components of the town from former times are the reason to visit Sarajevo. Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural centre of the city. First, we start with Bascarsija square itself, and its famous fountain called Sebilj and learn the whole story behind it. Later we move on towards Kazandziluk street (Coppersmith's street), burned library - Vijecnica, with a thorough explanation regarding the two distanced fortresses, as well as the Yellow and White bastion. We then learn about a few bridges, including Seher-Cehaja and the Latin bridge. The Latin Bridge is World famous due to one unfortunate event that took place there, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. We will than continue walking and see the Imperial mosque, the Gazi Husref Bey’s mosque, Clock tower and a few other must see spots not to be missed.

In afternoon we drive to Vrelo Bosne. Vrelo Bosne is a spring of the river of the same name and it is one of the most famous landmarks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vrelo Bosne is located on the outskirts of Sarajevo, near Ilidza, below the slopes of mountains Igman and Bjelasnica. The spring of this river is certainly one of the most famous scenes of natural beauty in the region. It consists of several small islands, connected with bridges over numerous small streams. Return to hotel in Sarajevo where you'll stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast enjoy some free time until departure. Transfer to Sarajevo Airport. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Private Guided Tour Package Includes:

  • 1x BB at hotel type Hollywood 4* or similar in Sarajevo
  • 2x BB at hotel type Bristol 4* or similar in Mostar
  • 2x BB at hotel type Kostelski Buk 4* or similar in Bihać
  • 2x BB at hotel type Hollywood 4* or similar in Sarajevo
  • Private transfer Sarajevo Airport – Sarajevo hotel
  • Private transportation throughout with driver/guide from Day 2 til Day 7
  • Private transfer Sarajevo hotel – Sarajevo Airport
  • Entrance fees: Dervish Tekke in Blagaj, Hutovo Blato Narture Park & 45 min boat ride, Kravice Waterfalls, Una Nature Park, Jajce Waterfalls and Travnik Old town

 

Not Included:

  • Luggage handling in hotels not included (if requested, supplement might apply)
  • Baby cots, baby seats not included (if requested, supplement might apply)
  • Any additional entrance fees that are not included in the quotation will be added as supplement
  • Tips for guide/driver/assistants not included
  • Airfare not included
  • Visa (if required) not included; We can provide invitation/confirmation letter for visa application
  • Anything not mentioned in 'Package Includes'

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Private Guided Tour
  • Departures: January - December 2021 & 2022
  • Cities Visited: Sarajevo, Konjic, Blagaj, Mostar, Počitelj, Hutovo Blato, Kravice Waterfalls, Bihać, Una National Park, Jajce, Travnik, Vrelo Bosne, Sarajevo
  • Price From: $ 1,580
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