Discover cosmopolitan Sarajevo and beautiful Mostar on this short break. Delve into Sarajevo’s war-torn past with a visit to the private Tunnel Museum as well as exploring the hillside villages where you will enjoy some of the best views back towards Sarajevo. Spend a day in the jewel of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar, with a visit to the iconic bridge before travelling along the banks of the River Buna to the village of Blagaj where you will visit the beautiful Dervish Tekke overlooking the river. Back in Sarajevo, watch copper craftsmen at work in the old Turkish quarter, and wander the Old Town where mosques rub shoulders with the Catholic cathedral, Orthodox churches and the synagogue.
Arrive in Sarajevo and transfer to your hotel, check in for 4 nights.
Today meet your local guide for a comprehensive tour of Sarajevo including a birds-eye look at the city from villages in the surrounding hills. Lunch is included at a restaurant with the best views in the city! A tour of Sarajevo unfortunately always includes some war-related sights, such as the Tunnel Museum. visit this private museum, which shows part of the tunnel built underneath the airport in order to get provisions to besieged Sarajevo, providing a lifeline for many inhabitants. (B,L)
Today head south to Mostar, the oriental gem of Herzegovina. On this city tour, shop for silver and other trinkets from a myriad of souvenir stands lining cobbled streets. With your local guide admire the famous bridge from all angles: visit the photographic exhibition depicting the story of the bridge during past decades and witness skilled divers performing crazy adrenaline jumps into the Neretva River. Later in the afternoon head to the nearby village of Blagaj located at the source of the crystal clear Buna River. Visit its Dervish Tekke, situated in a picture perfect position overlooking the river, before returning to Sarajevo. (B)
This day is free for you to explore Sarajevo further. Do visit the old Turkish quarter of ‘Bascarsija’, where you can watch craftsman at work making traditional copper coffee sets, before heading over to the Latin Bridge, the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination. Visit a Mosque, Orthodox Church, Jewish Synagogue and Catholic Cathedral, all located on the same street and exemplifying the cities past religious tolerance. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.
Direct flights are available from London Luton to Sarajevo direct with FLYBOSNIA (flights are twice weekly Tuesdays and Saturdays)