B&H SMALL GROUP HOLIDAY
If you are on a short holiday and want to visit a country that you have not been to so far, we suggest this BiH travel program through which you can experience the harmony of diversity. In short, the title certainly represents the best description of BiH, the country whose greatest wealth is in its diversity. This journey will take you through amazing landscapes in comfortable vehicles with air conditioning. Also, you will have the opportunity to ride a steam locomotive on part of the railway built in the former Yugoslavia by its youth and youth of 20 other countries, back in 1946, in just 6 months. Through the various activities and visits listed in the program, you will be accompanied by a professional tour guide and a driver.
Airport Welcoming. Transfer to the hotel. A trip or other activities depending on the arrival.
Breakfast and dinner included. After breakfast, Sarajevo tour with a local guide, Bašcaršija the old part of the city. Here you can see the Synagogue, the Mosque, the Catholic Cathedral, and the Orthodox church, all close to each other within only one hundred meters, hear the ezan from the mosque and the church bells at the same time. We will also visit several famous bridges, each with its own story. Ilidža and Vrelo Bosne, one of the most famous tourist attractions with mini islands connected by bridges. Entrance fee to the Tunnel of Salvation, built during the war 1993., not included.
Breakfast and lunch included. A drive to Mostar with a short break in Jablanica, the place where the famous battle of World War II took place, known as the ‘Case White’ or Battle of the Neretva/Battle for the Wounded (‘Bitka za ranjenike na Neretvi’). Arriving in Mostar, the Old Bridge visit, which is under the protection of UNESCO, a walk through the narrow streets of the old town, where the spirit of Ottoman times still wanders: shops, mosques, fountains …. Departure to Blagaj, tour of the Dervish Tekke on the Buna river, the temple of the dervish order built in the 15th-century, believed to be the most mysterious place in BiH. Departure to Pocitelj, the town of the Neretva Fortress, built by Bosnian kings and upgraded by the Ottomans. Return to Sarajevo.
Breakfast and lunch included. Drive and a tour of Banovici, socializing with Kud Banovici (folklore). A ride in ‘Ciro’, a steam locomotive that is still used for the needs of the mine. Departure to the hotel Zlaca, located on Konjuh mountain, a protected landscape. Ethno Avlija restaurant tour. Return to Sarajevo.
Breakfast included. Drive to Visoko, the town that is said to be home to the oldest and largest pyramids in the world. Optional tour of the Ravno tunnel. Lunch, not included. We continue our trip to Travnik: Clock Tower, Medieval fortress from the 15th century, Jeni mosque, Sulejmanija, and Šarena mosque, the birthplace of Nobel laureate Ivo Andric. Return to Sarajevo.
Breakfast and lunch included. After breakfast drive to the Višegrad. The Bridge tour, the endowment of Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic, who served under three sultans. The story about the Bridge from the famous book “The Bridge on the Drina” by the Nobel Prize winner, Ivo Andric, a tour of the classroom where Ivo Andric attended primary school. Andric city tour. A short boat ride on the Drina. Local tour guide included. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Breakfast included. Check out. Transfer to the Sarajevo airport.
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Upon arrival at the Sarajevo airport, as a welcoming gesture guests will receive canvas bags and reusable water bottles since the tap water in Bosnia and Herzegovina is drinkable. We are happy to set an example of environmental protection and encourage others to do so. Aim to recycle what you can.
Itineraries and all the necessary information will be sent online and we discourage our guests from printing them out as a small contribution to use less paper. The tour leader will regularly remind guests about details before the planned activity.
Konjuh Mountain is one of the few preserved gems of nature in northeastern Bosnia and a protected landscape. On the Konjuh mountain, there are numerous necropolises of stecak tombstones, the most legendary symbol of the country and the oldest witnesses of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s history.
When visiting national parks and nature reserves, we stick to the planned roads to preserve natural habitats and leave animals undisturbed.
Next to a Bosnian tour leader (a person from our agency that will be at your service throughout the trip), we have professional local guides who will present the history, customs, and culture of each region and a mountain guide on the Konjuh mountain.
We encourage our guests to leave a low impact on the communities we visit and we make sure they are informed in advance about local rules or guidelines that might affect them.
To support small businesses and the local economy in this area we use local transport throughout, stay at a local hotel, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and workshops. By leaving a free choice for dinner we ensure that many small restaurants will benefit from the spending of our guests. We will visit the restaurant Ethno Avlija Mackovac, which is also the Ethno Museum in Banovici, and socialize with the folklore Kud Banovici.