Bosnia Essentials Tour
7 Days Hotel 5* Sarajevo, Mostar, Nisicka Highlands
Arrival at the Sarajevo Airport, meet and greet at the Airport, departure with all possible assistance by A/C modern coach & Depending on time of arrival, proceed to hotel , check-in , free time at leisure . Overnight.
After breakfast, sightseeing of Sarajevo, the beautiful Ottoman style mosques and architecture, the old quarters still maintain an authentic Ottoman carsija with oriental sweet shops, cafes, and traditional Bosnian food. During this sightseeing, the group will be followed by our guide who is going provide them with the detailed explanations and the meaning of the most famous religious, cultural, historical and economic monuments in Sarajevo such as: The Old City Hall, Old handcrafts street, Gazi Husrev bey's mosque, Clock Tower, Gazi Husrev bey's mausoleums(turbe), Kursumlija Madrasah, Faculty of Islamic Studies Emperor mosque, Eternal flame Sacred Heart Cathedral , Latin Bridge, Old and new Jewish temple. Free time for shopping before we transfer you back to hotel. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will take you to Herzegovina part of the country where the influence of Adriatic sea and Mediterranean climate dominates and the landscape is different from Bosnia region. We will drive 140 kilometers south from Sarajevo to city of Mostar. Upon arrival we will take you to the Old town form Ottoman Era because that is where the famous UNESCO protected Old Bridge is located. From Koski Mehmet Pasha's mosque build in XVII century you will have the best view on the Bridge. Also we will visit Mostar Gallery to watch a short movie that shows the destruction and renovation of this Bosnian Landmark. After your free time we will take you to Blagaj village and Buna river Springs. This area is very natural and the whole river of Buna is springing from one cave, next to which in the XV century the Sufi's have build a Tekke. We recommend lunch in one of the restaurants on the Buna river. In noon hours we will drive back to Sarajevo. Overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. For this day we plan to drive to Nisicka highland 40 kilometers from Sarajevo. When we reach the highland you will notice several traditional villages where you can buy domestic cheese, milk, honey and tea. From there we will continue through the forest to reach the Eco protected zone called Bijambare Caves. First we shall take a nice walk through the beautiful mix of oak, beech and pine forest to reach the Cave complex. The walk is enriched with plenty of beautiful scenery, small creeks, a small lake usually there in spring/winter, fresh air and much more, that will make us have a great start!
The main cave is of considerable magnitude, 470 m long (along the main path, neglecting branches) with 4 huge “halls” stretching up to 60 m in the diameter and to over 30 m in height. One of the halls (the last one) is commonly called “concert-hall” due to its impressive size. The cave is rich with cave “jewelry” forms such as stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, basins, side-blocks and alike. It is presently inhabited by colony of bats and crickets.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we take you to a half day tour to Vrelo Bosne (Bosna Springs) protected area. As it is the source of the Bosna River, with lovely lakes full of fish and swans and small green islands, and since temperatures in summer are several degrees lower here than in Sarajevo, Vrelo Bosne has been a favorite outing destination for Sarajevians for the past 100 years. Afterwards we take you Shopping to the SCC and Alta mall for 2 hours before we transfer you to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities.
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out from the hotel, Free time for shopping. Departure to Sarajevo Airport for final departure.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL CHANGES IN THE PROGRAM CAN BE MADE AS PER YOUR WISH. ALSO WE CAN OFFER ANY OTHER HOTEL THAT YOU WOULD PREFFER.