THE STORY OF SERBIA AND BOSNIA
The following route will be a different experience. It is not only a tour in Serbia, but the route also joins Bosnia. Two countries that bring the traveler a real perspective on the past and present times. The two capitals Sarajevo and Belgrade, the city with the famous bridge – Mostar, Medjugorje with peace and spirituality and Novi Sad, the European Capital of Culture in 2022, will be on the menu of your holiday, whether you come as an individual traveler and do the tour privately and tailor-made or in a group.
DAY 1: BELGRADE – ARRIVAL
Arrival at the Belgrade airport. Transfer to the hotel in the center of Belgrade. Your tour in Serbia will start with free time in ”the city that never sleeps” to get into the atmosphere.
DAY 2: BELGRADE – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE
In the morning you will have a city tour. You will walk along the most famous street in the center – Knez Mihajlova to the Kalemegdan Fortress. The fortress, built over a long period of time from the 2nd to the 18th century, guards the city and also houses a military museum, a walking park, and a zoo. On your guided tour you will also see one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The church of St. Sava is the second largest church in the world, the first being in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Belgrade is also home to a very specific monument: “The House of Flowers” (Kuća cveća). It is the burial place of Josip Broz Tito, the former president of Yugoslavia, and the museum of the famous Serbian inventor – Nikola Tesla. In the afternoon departure to Novi Sad. In the city, the European Capital of Culture in 2022, you will see the spectacular Petrovaradin Fortress, which is the symbol of the city and dates back to the Middle Ages, but it was the Austro-Hungarians who gave it the appearance it has today. Novi Sad, also known as “Serbian Athens’’, for its remarkable culture and history, attracts visitors from many countries. Return to Belgrade and overnight.
DAY 3: BELGRADE – ZLATIBOR
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart from the capital and head to Zlatibor. On the way, we will make a stop in the city of Čačak. Čačak is located in the immediate vicinity of several mountains, eleven monasteries from various eras, and the Ovčar Kablar gorge which we will pass before arriving in Zlatibor. Arrival at Zlatibor in the afternoon and accommodation.
DAY 4: ZLATIBOR – DRVEN GRAD (MOKRA GORA) – SARAJEVO
Today your tour in Serbia joins with the mesmerizing Bosnia. Before crossing the border, you will stop in ”Drven Grad” – the wooden town, built by the famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica. Later you will also get to see the area of Mokra Gora from a different perspective, from the old train that makes the circular route in the shape of the number eight, called Sargan 8. In the afternoon, departure to the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Accommodation in Sarajevo.
DAY 5: SARAJEVO
In the morning you will get to know the city and 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 Husrev-beg Mosque, the Old Orthodox Church, Svrzina’s house, 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 and to bring food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to the city. Free time in the evening. Accommodation in Sarajevo.
DAY 6: SARAJEVO – JAJCE – TRAVNIK – SARAJEVO
Your tour in Serbia and Bosnia continues in the morning with a departure to the city of Jajce. On 29 November 1943, the Second Congress of the AVNOJ was held in Jajce during World War II, where the Third Yugoslav State was established. Jajce is famous for its beautiful waterfall, located in the center of the town. Later you will also visit Travnik.
Although there is evidence of some settlements in the region dating back to the Bronze Age, the real history of Travnik begins during the first centuries of our era. From this period there are numerous traces of Roman settlements in the region, such as tombs, fortresses, remains of other structures, early Christian basilicas, etc. Return to Sarajevo in the afternoon and overnight.
DAY 7: SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – BLAGAJ – SARAJEVO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Mostar. The city is known for the Unesco Old Bridge, built in the 15th century. The Old Bridge area, with its pre-Ottoman, Eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean, and Western European architectural features, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. Later you will also visit Blagaj, a Dervish monastery located at the source of the Buna River. It was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman and Mediterranean style architecture, and is considered a national monument. Return to Sarajevo in the afternoon.
DAY 8: SARAJEVO – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the airport. End of your journey.
THE STORY OF SERBIA AND BOSNIA
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