BOSNIA AND THE ADRIATIC COAST
On this tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, you will also go along the Adriatic Coast and get to know three countries, different in culture, food, and religion. From Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo, the great bridge in Mostar, and the peaceful Medjugorje – to Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia and the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. You will have the opportunity to see the differences and enjoy more in just one trip, whether you come as an individual traveler and are looking for a private trip or in a group. Come with us to discover this part of the Balkans.
DAY 1: DUBROVNIK – ARRIVAL
Arrival at Dubrovnik airport, the pearl of the Adriatic Coast. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the nearby Bosnian town of Trebinje.
DAY 2: TREBINJE – DUBROVNIK – TREBINJE
Breakfast. Start the day with a guided tour of Dubrovnik, a city that has hardly changed since medieval times and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being one of the smallest states in the Mediterranean, but at the same time one of the most important, it has contributed to a very rich history of the city which is reflected at every step. You can visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in the world, as well as climb its intact city walls that offer an incredible 1,940-metre walk, surrounding this city almost without comparison which holds the title of the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Return to Trebinje in the evening and overnight.
DAY 3: TREBINJE – KOTOR – BUDVA – TREBINJE
After breakfast, we cross the border to the beautiful country of Montenegro which is almost a must if you are on the southern part of the Adriatic Coast in Croatia. The first stop will be in Kotor, a town that is situated in one of the most beautiful bays of the Adriatic Sea. The city was part of the Venetian Republic when it reached its greatest splendor. The old town has medieval architecture and numerous historical monuments that have earned it a place on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. Later we will continue our journey to Budva, one of the most touristic cities in Montenegro, where we will visit its walled center. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Trebinje.
DAY 4: TREBINJE – MOSTAR
In the morning your tour to Bosnia heads closer to the center of the country, starting with the city of Mostar. On the way, we will make a photo stop in the small, but beautiful medieval village of Počitelj before arriving in Mostar. Our guide in Mostar will take you on foot to discover this interesting city. You will see Stari Most, a majestic stone bridge between medieval towers, magnificently reconstructed and becoming once again a symbol of Bosnian cultural and ethnic identity. You will also pass along the lively Kujundžiluk street where you will see different shops, and cafes and see the Muslibegovica house, one of the best-preserved buildings of the Ottoman heritage. The afternoon is free to enjoy the ambiance and try some local food. Night in Mostar.
DAY 5: MOSTAR – SARAJEVO
Morning departure to the capital Sarajevo. You will visit the old town: the Princip – Latin Bridge, where on 28th June 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. This was the immediate cause of the outbreak of the First World War. Also, not to be missed are the Town Hall – Vječnica, the Gazi Husrevbeg Mosque, the Old Orthodox Church, Svrzina’s house, and of course Baščaršija which is the heart and soul of the town with its numerous shops and handicraft workshops. In the afternoon you will also visit the Tunnel of Hope, built in 1993 to connect the city center with the suburbs to be able to bring food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to the city. Free time to enjoy the atmosphere of the famous Basčarščija street. Overnight in Sarajevo.
DAY 6: SARAJEVO – MEDJUGORJE
Departure after breakfast to Medjugorje where you will get to know this interesting town. One of the most famous shrines in the world, this holy place owes its popularity to the apparition of the Virgin Mary, who began appearing to a local group of children in June 1981 on a hill in the town – known today as Brdo Ukazanja. Medjugorje is the place to visit on your tour to Bosnia where you come to escape from your routine and where the peace and tranquillity of this town make your mind and soul regenerate completely. Night in Medjugorje.
DAY 7: MEDJUGORJE – SPLIT – MEDJUGORJE
Breakfast and return to the Adriatic coast, to the city of Split. Guided tour of Split, the second-largest city in Croatia. In the year 305, when the Roman Emperor Diocletian, having almost the whole world under his feet, decided to build his country villa and spend the rest of his life there, he did not hesitate about where he should build it: in this special place on the Adriatic. The old town is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. Optionally you can enter the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace, which served as his retirement home. You will see the exterior of the Temple of Jupiter and St. Domnius Cathedral, which by an irony of fate was once the mausoleum of the last great persecutor of the Christians. Free time to enjoy the afternoon in this exclusive town on the Adriatic Sea. Return to Medjugorje and overnight.
DAY 8: MEDJUGORJE – DEPARTURE
On the last day, depending on the return flight, free time until transfer to Split or Dubrovnik airport. End of the trip.
BOSNIA AND THE ADRIATIC COAST
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