The first day is reserved for us to tour the city of Sarajevo, a short walk through the old part of the city of Baščaršija to see the heritage of the Ottoman Empire. We will visit all the National Monuments in the old part of the city, its Church, Cathedral, Mosque, Sinagoga, visit the Svrzina House Museum, which represents the housing culture of the city’s Muslim family from the late 18th and 19th centuries, which is built in the traditional Bosnian style and is a typical example of the architecture of that time.
You will have the opportunity to look into the past from the prism of the present, to learn the influence of the two Empires that shaped the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Experience other Jerusalem in Europe, as many call it, differently.
We will visit the source of the river Bosna, after which it may have received its current name Bosnia.
On the second day, we set off towards Herzegovina by traveling in the direction of Sarajevo, and an entirely new dimension of the diversity of history opened up. We will briefly visit Konjic and its Old Bridge. The following short break is planned in Jablanica, famous for its Museum and the most humane battle during World War II.
Arriving in Mostar, we continue the tour in the old town. Do you know how Mostar got its name? We will visit the Old Bridge to learn more about its history; we will visit the unique Mosque that was built on the Cliff above the Neretva River. You will have the opportunity to climb the Minaret and see the fantastic panorama of the city of Mostar and the Old Bridge.
We end the trip by visiting Blagaj and its Dervish Tekke from the 15th century; there is the largest source of drinking water in Europe, and on the Cliff above is the Medieval Guardian of Blagaj – Stephen’s Town.
After lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Blagaj, we have to return to Sarajevo.