Day 3: Olympic mountains - Trebević Mountain - Bjelašnica Mountain
Today we discover the Olympic mountains, where the winter Olympic games were held in 1984. Our first stop is Trebević Mountain, connected to Sarajevo with a cable car, destroyed during the war in the 90's and completely renovated in 2018. We'll enjoy beautiful panoramic views from the mountain, while walking around the plateau. Trebević Mountain hosted sledding and bob sledding competitions during the Olympics and the ruins of the bob sleds can still be seen today. We then continue to Bjelašnica Mountain, the highest part of the Dinaric Alps, located south of Sarajevo. Bjelašnica Mountain hosted the Alpine skiing competitions during the Olympics and is still a popular recreational centre for the locals all year long. On our way back to Sarajevo, we will stop in the small authentic Bosnian mountain village Umoljan. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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.
Day 6: Mostar - Sarajevo
This morning is at leisure, before we transfer back to Sarajevo. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, to explore Sarajevo on your own or do some last-minute shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel in Sarajevo.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast enjoy some free time until departure. Transfer to Sarajevo Airport. End of services.
Private Guided Tour Package Includes:
- 4 nights BB accommodation in Sarajevo in selected 4 or 5 star hotels
- 2 nights BB accommodation in Mostar in selected 4 or 5 star hotels
- Private transfer Sarajevo Airport – Sarajevo hotel
- Private transportation throughout with driver/guide from Day 2 til Day 5
- Private transfer Sarajevo hotel – Sarajevo Airport
- Entrance fees: Cable car ride to Mt Trebevič, Dervish Tekke in Blagaj and Kravice Waterfall (*open from May till October only)
- 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'
4 Star Hotels (or similar):
- Sarajevo: Hollywood 4*
- Mostar: Bristol 4*
5 Star Hotels (or similar):
- Sarajevo: Malak Regency 5*
- Mostar: Mepas 5*
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)