Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 50,000 km2. Bosnia covers the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from 'bosana', an old Indo-European word meaning water, which Bosnia has no short of. The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan (Duke Stjepan), was later named Herzegovina after the region was conquered by the invading Ottomans. Perhaps what is most important for the visitor to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovinais a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people.
ItineraryDay 1: Exciting SarajevoStop At: Sarajevo City Center, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonTransfer to the hotel, located in the center of the old city of Sarajevo, also popularly called ''Bascarsija''. Check in at the hotel and then join a guided tour of Sarajevo by a professional local guide. The tour's city sights include: The Turkish old town, known as Bascarsija, Tiny Ottoman quarters lined with sweet shops, cafés and handicraft workshops, and the cultural centre of Austro-Hungarian times. An Orthodox and a Catholic church, a mosque and a synagogue are within easy walking distance of each other.After the guided tour of the town you will have some free time to enjoy moving around on foot. Ferhadija is a famous pedestrian alley that goes through the heart of town and is always filled, day or night, with pedestrians of all ages.In the afternoon you will departure to Mostar to have an extraordinary drive through the most exhibited mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina and pass by the wild rivers. Then, you will arrive at the hotel located in the center of the old town to have dinner and overnight in Mostar.Duration: 4 hoursPass By: NowBosnia, Mostar, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonNowBosniaNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 2: Relaxing BlagajStop At: Blagaj tekija, Blagaj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAfter breakfast at the hotel, you will departure to Blagaj, which is located 15 minutes drive from Mostar, situated on the river Buna whose spring is there. It was the capital of Humska Land or Huma - the region that was called Herzegovina since half of the 15th century. Lunch in a restaurant located on the bank of Buna River (fish menu). Duration: 4 hoursStop At: The historic urban site of Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonDeparture for Pocitelj, which is 20 km far from Mostar, a small medieval town, known for many buildings built during Ottoman period. You will have dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mostar.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 3: Hutovo BlatoStop At: Nature Park Hutovo Blato, Capljina, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonBreakfast at the hotel and departure for Hutovo Blato for a visit to the largest bird reserve of its kind in this part of Europe. You will drive in small barges. After that is lunch in nature. Hutovo Blato covers the territory of Čapljina and Stolac, and also incorporates swamps, lakes, rivers and hills, with altitude ranging between 1 and 432 meters above the sea level. This area is located around fifteen kilometers from the Adriatic Sea and is under a strong influence of the Mediterranean climate.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Roman Villa Mogorjelo Archaeological Site, Capljina, Herzegovina-Neretva CantonAn Italic settler had a private manor complex built for agricultural purposes on the Mogorjelo site in the mid first century CE. He located the building designed for processing agricultural produce (villa rustica fructuaria) on a salient on the hill (the ground plan of the villa lies near the north or main gate of the walls of later date), and the residential building (villa rustica habitatoria) on the south slope exposed to the sun. This building burned down in the third century. In the early fourth century, a state-owned estate was constructed over the ruins, with a villa which now forms the major feature of the complex. During the third century the property probably changed hands to become state-owned. The villa at Mogorjelo supplied the town of Narone, the ruins of which lie in the village of Vid near Metković. The estate was destroyed in a major fire. The latest coins discovered on this site, in a layer of soot, were minted by Honorius in 388, so that it may be assumed that Mogorjelo fell into enemy hands sometime between 401 and 403 with the Visigoth invasion of these parts. Life continued in these new circumstances. In the mid-fifth century, two basilicas were erected within the ruined perimeter walls in the north-eastern corner of the former villa, first one to the north and immediately thereafter the one to the southDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Depends on package purchsedDay 4: An Emerald OasisStop At: Kravice Falls, Studenci, West Herzegovina CantonBreakfast at the hotel. The most attractive locality on the Trebižat river is certainly the waterfall Kravica, 3 km downstream from Vitaljina in Studenci, near Ljubuški. It was created by the flow of the tuff surrounded Trebižat river and as a natural phenomenon, it's under the country's protection as a natural rarity.The height of a waterfall varies from 26 to 28 metres, with a water amphitheatre under the waterfall with a diameter of 120 m. Over the tuff filled layer, from the top to the bottom of the waterfall, many plants such as grass, moss and ringworm grew. Along the waterfalls hemp, figs and poplar have sprung up. Next, to the waterfall many mills and stood for rolling cloth were once active.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Depends on package purchasedDay 5: Departure for your flight back homePass By: Sarajevo City Center, Sarajevo, Sarajevo CantonDeparture for Sarajevo. Break in Jablanica for lunch in a restaurant known for their famous lamb. Arrival at Sarajevo Airport.Meals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.