Welcome to Banja Luka

Encouragingly, two rebuilt religious buildings from different traditions are now the city's biggest drawcards: a captivating reconstructed 16th-century mosque and a magnificent Orthodox cathedral. Banja Luka's lively nightlife is another redeeming feature, as is the close proximity to rafting on the emerald-green Vrbas River, which meanders through the city before disappearing into a lush canyon.

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City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vrbas River, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaMost visited city beach - Abacija - just one kilometer away from the city center.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Banj Brdo, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaBanj brdo: Banj brdo is a tourist resort in Banja Luka, from which you can see the entire city. This resort is rich in forests, walking paths and mountain biking, natural water sources for drinks as well as well-arranged recreation and leisure places. At the top of this hill (431 m above sea level) is the Monument to the Fallen Soliders Krajisnici, fighters against fascism. The monument is the work of Antun Augustinčić, one of the greatest Yugoslav sculptors. The hill top is about 5 kilometers from the city center and offers a magnificent view of the whole city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tvrdava Kastel, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaFortress Kastel is located in Banja Luka and it is the oldest historical monument in this city. It was built on the left bank of Vrbas, between today's City Bridge and the crossing of the river Crkvena. In the past, Kastel was a strong military fortification and protected the Vrbas basin from enemy raids, primarily from the north. The fortress is surrounded by thick stone walls on all sides, where loopholes and observation posts are built. In the area of the fortress itself, a lot of archaeological traces have been found, from ancient times, through Slavic settlement to newer cultures. In Kastel, there is a Roman sarcophagus found in Šargovac, a Roman milestone from the former Salona-Servitium road. Today, at the site of the battle, many cultural events are held. There are numerous concerts and festivals held in the fortress, and some of them have become part of the manifestation tourism such as Demo fest and Fresh Wave.Duration: 1 hour

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6 Day Cultural Visit of Bosnia and Herzegovina

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in gorgeous SarajevoStop At: Sarajevo City Hall, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonOur driver along with your tour escort whom will be with you all the time will wait for you at the exit point of the airport with a sign of your group name Departure from the airport to the hotel in Sarajevo, located in the center of the old town. (Duration: 30 min. drive)Check in at the hotel and refresh. 2 pm meet your local guide for Sarajevo tour.With this tour, you will be introduced with the history, culture and food of the city of Sarajevo. Admire the symbol of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hear the story about the Spite House, and go through two streets where you’ll learn more about different crafts which have existed in Sarajevo since the 15th century. Try the most local delicious: “cevapi” and discover why you’re forbidden to kiss anyone after that. Discover the heart of the Ottoman rule – Sarajevo’s Bascarsija then drink water from Sebilj fountain and come back to Sarajevo again.Discover churches and mosque, the houses of God in Sarajevo and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. Learn about hospitality over a cup of Bosnian coffee and share the importance and the meaning of its drinking. See the line between two worlds – Eastern and Western. Finally, try “baklava” the main domestic desert of Bosnia.Tour spots: City Hall, Spite house, Bravadziluk and Kazandziluk, Caravan Saray, Ghazi Husrev Bey's Mosque, Clock Tower, The Assassination 1914 of Franz Ferdinand, Ghazi Husrev-Bey's BazaarJewish Quarter, Sarajevo Cathedral, Synod Orthodox Church6 pm Afternoon take your time to enjoy Sarajevo nightlife with his numerous bars, restaurants and colourful nightlife. 8 pm Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sarajevo.Duration: 8 hoursPass By: NowBosnia, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonNowBosniaNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 2: Old City of SarajevoStop At: Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonAfter breakfast explore Sarajevo while walking the tumble stoned streets and shops with local handcraft and workshops. 1 pm Lunch at the local Restaurant in the old city of Sarajevo.2 pm After lunch meet your local guide in Sarajevo at the hotel reception and join us for one of our most popular tour where the main attraction is the Tunel of hope.During this tour we will try to show you everything that Sarajevo’s lived through from 1992-1995. At the beginning, we drive to one of the most attractive panoramas of the city. From this place we will explain the siege of Sarajevo. We’ll visit the cemetery of heroes who unarmed stood for a defense of this town and gave their own lives for its freedom. This tour encompass second panorama and visit to another place from which the aggressor was terrorizing the inhabitants of Sarajevo.Tour spots: Sehid Cemetery, White Fortress – Panorama , Markale Market, FBH presidency, Olympic buildings - Kosevo Stadium and Zetra Sport Hall, Maternity , National Museum ,Marshal Tito Barracks etc.5 pm depart to Bjelasnica mountainMount Bjelasnica is in the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated South-West, only 25 km from Sarajevo. Beside is Mount Igman on which most of the Alpine and Nordic disciplines and jumps of the XIV Olympic Games were held in 1984. 6 pm Check in to the Hotel and enjoy in the beatiful evening scenery of the mountain.Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bjelasnica where the beautiful white forrest is inlighted and gives you an opportunity to go out in the evening and feel like beeing in the farytale of snowwhite.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 3: Spectacular Banja LukaStop At: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Republika SrpskaEnjoy the morning adventure with motor ski and outdoor grill for lunch on Bjelasnica.Afternoon departure for Banja LukaThe ride to Banja Luka will take us around 2:30 hours. En-route stops at very interesting places with the amazing flow of beauty called river Vrbas and of course river Bosnia. As we had into the town of Banja Luka enjoy in the amazing colors of the monuments and historical buildings at your panoramic tour by bus.Check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Banja Luka. In the evening you will have the opportunity to try out the best desert in Banja Luka at the patisserie Ciambella.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Depends on package purchased Day 4: Arrival in Wonderful MostarStop At: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAfter breakfast we will start the sightseeing tour of the city with highlights of the famous Trapist monastery in Banja Luka, the Orthodox Cathedral right in the middle of Banja Luka, Museum of the Serbian Republic that shows a comprehend save history of the area from stone age to modern times. It is. There are ethnographical artifacts - clothing, musical instruments, tools, etc. The Kastel fortress and we finish our tour at the most popular and the biggest market in Banja Luka, the famous Trznica so you will have free time for shopping.After shopping and lunch there is an optional cave trip to visit one of the most interesting caves in Banja Luka area.Afternoon departure to Mostar. Dinner and overnight in MostarDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 5: Amazing trip to HerzegovinaStop At: River Buna Spring, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAfter breakfast in the hotel you can have output to Blagaj, located 15 minutes drive from Mostar, where situated on the Buna River, whose spring is there. It was capital of the Earth Humska or Huma, the region called Herzegovina since the half of the 15th century.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kravice Falls, Studenci, West Herzegovina CantonContinue to the Waterfalls Kravice With waterfalls stretching over 100m across and tumbling down 25m, Kravica is one of the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and certainly the most impressive. The waterfalls have a natural pool dug out at the base of the falls by the constant rush of water. The tour ends in a nicely decorated wine cellar where you will taste the wine cellar products, home cheese and dry ham at the popular shrine of Medjugorje, which you can explore for a 30 minutes walking tour.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonThis unique settlement, listed as a UNESCO heritage site and recent reconstruction has returned the town to its original form. It was first mentioned in 1444 but some documents show that it was built in the late 14th century upon the order of the Bosnian King Tvrtko. Besides its stunning oriental architecture and Ottoman feel, Pocitelj hosts the longest operating art colony in southeast Europe. Artists from around the world gather here to paint, among other things but importantly, the shiny red pomegranates and figs that grow in abundance on the hills of Pocitelj. The Hadzi-Alija Mosque has been reconstructed as well as the Sisman-Ibrahimpasina medresa and the Gavran Kapetanovic house, all of which are open to visitors. The most striking object in Pocitelj is the Sahat-kula, a silo-shaped fort that towers from the top of the hill above the town. It housed watchmen and military to guard against possible invasion from the Neretva Valley. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 6: Transfer to Sarajevo International Airport Pass By: Sarajevo City Center, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonAfter breakfast, we will transfer you to the International Airport in Sarajevo. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.