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Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

1. Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

Start with pickup from Sarajevo and be introduced to your guide for the day. Sit comfortably in your seat and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. Head to Mostar, enjoying the view on Jablanicko lake, and amazing nature. Head to Jablanica to see a piece of history where you see a ruined old train bridge which is a witness of the Battle of the Neretva, also known as the Battle for the Wounded. Mostar will wait for you with its warm climate, unique beauty, and amazing history. Your guide will take you to the Old Town where you can see the famous Old Bridge. Hear the legends and stories about this amazing example of Ottoman architecture from the 16th century. You will also get an opportunity to see a short video in a local gallery about the bridge's destruction in 1993. After this tour through Mostar, your guide will suggest you have lunch either in Mostar’s local restaurants or to go to Blagaj. The beautiful Blagaj is a small village built at the source of crystal clear river Buna. It flows out of the 200m high mountain cliffs that overlook the area. The authentic 16th-century Ottoman town and open-air museum of Počitelj is the next stop. Its amazing architecture and location will surely excite you. Finally, begin the journey back to Sarajevo. Stop at the breathtaking Kravica Falls for a swim in the crystal-clear waters before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

2. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

The city that is commonly associated with the siege in the 1990s has plenty more to offer. City that from which First World War started and where you had first Winter Olympic Games  in communistic country have more history to offer. Join us on a journey through the past where the guide will reveal the small and big secrets of this city and introduce you to the mysticism of Sarajevo streets and alleys. The tour will take you to the main sights of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture and will show you a unique line where East meets West. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, sound of church bells and call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem. City Hall/National Library Spite House Sarajevo fortresses Streets Bravadziluk and Kazandziluk (old handcrafts) Sebilj Street Saraci Morica han (caravan-saray) Ghazi Husrev Bey's Mosque and Maddresah Clock tower Sarajevo Assassination 1914 Ghazi Husrev Bey's Bazaar Sephardic neighborhood and synagogues Cathedral of Holly Hearth of Jesus Synod Orthodox Church Eternal Flame.

Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

3. Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

Board a bus in Sarajevo and head out of the city. During the bus ride, find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, and how many people died. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, listen to stories about what life was like during these years of darkness. After this introduction, discover the story of a vitally important 800 m long tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territories. Upon arrival at the museum, pass through one part of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo. Listen as your guide explains the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions. On the way back to the town, talk about Sarajevo and its future with your guide.

From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

4. From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

The starting point is usually in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina originates. It is famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva river. Your journey then continues towards a restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie) that will satisfy your taste!  With a full stomach, continue towards the beautiful medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village Počitelj. On your arrival, take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It was used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva valley. After a short hike, continue your way to Blagaj. This city is situated at the source of the Buna river, Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring. After Pocitelj enjoy lunch at the banks of river Buna just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. Under the shade of trees, listening to the sound of the river, enjoy a local trout with the traditional desert "smokvara". After a nice meal, it is time to visit the best part of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge. The historic part of Mostar is a result of interaction between the natural phenomena and human creativity throughout a long historical period. The architecture here presents a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, and hear stories of Mostar’s uniqueness and cosmopolitan heritage. After Mostar it is time to say goodbye to Herzegovina. Head back to your accommodation in Sarajevo in just over 2 hours.

Private Tour: Sarajevo Walking Tour

5. Private Tour: Sarajevo Walking Tour

The city of Sarajevo represents the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a place where different cultures meet and makes Sarajevo a unique multicultural center. It is also a city where great empires ruled and left marks all over the country like the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungarian Empire, Communist Yugoslavia and the modern period of independence. Is there a better example of a multi-confessional society than four religious temples within a 100 meter radius? The sounds and prayers one can hear at the same time represents a feeling which cannot be described but has to be experienced. The scent of authentic coffee, the smell of a traditional kitchen, the historical appearance of the old part of the town, friendly citizens and the soul of the city itself will definitely guarantee an excellent vacation. Can you imagine that Sarajevo was the center of the world in 1984? It was the year of 14th Winter Olympic Games. Only eight years later, Sarajevo was war field, with the longest siege in modern history.

Sarajevo: Bosnian War and Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

6. Sarajevo: Bosnian War and Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

Explore the war history of Sarajevo on this informative walking tour and learn about the 4 long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombing. Visit the main locations from the 1992 to 1995 war following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments kept as a reminder that it should never happen again. Hear the story about the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short movie made during the war. Pause to reflect at the site of one of the largest massacres at Markale Market, and visit the Yellow fortress to see best panorama of Sarajevo where tour guide explains how Yugoslavia fall apart and how Sarajevo ended up in siege. Admire the view from the Vidikovac viewpoint. Visit the Olympic complex and its cemetery, and hear how it was host to the 1984 Olympic Games, just a few years before the Bosnian War.

Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

7. Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation. After a brief introduction and having received a bottle of water, it will be time to start your journey. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina starts. It is famous for a 17th-century 6-arch old bridge, and makes for a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva River. Your journey then continues towards the restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie), that will satisfy both the vegetarians and omnivores in the group. With a full stomach, you will continue towards the beautiful Medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village of Počitelj. Upon your arrival, you will take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It used to house watchmen and military, as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva Valley. Following a short hike, you will continue your way to Blagaj. Situated at the spring of the Buna River (Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring), Blagaj is settled beneath a few hundred meters of rocks and 16th-century tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery). Tekke or Dervish monastery is the unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was built with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean influence. One of the nicest parts of your journey will be spent on the bank of River Buna, just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. You will dine under the shade while listening to the sound of the river, and it is recommended to try a local trout followed by the traditional desert called “smokvara”. Following your nice meal, it will be time for the highlight of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and its Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it was named. The historic part of Mostar is a result of the interaction between natural phenomena and human creativity throughout a long historical period. The architecture here presented a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Mostar will be the last stop of your experience, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be dropped off in Mostar.

Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

8. Sarajevo: Times of Misfortune War Tour

Join this popular 3-hour coach tour of Sarajevo to learn what Sarajevans lived through from 1992-1995 during the Balkan wars. Start the tour by visiting the Yellow fortress and the Maternity hospital. On your way to the war tunnel,  pass through the notorious sniper alley, the most dangerous street in the city. Visit the cemetery of the heroes who stood unarmed in defence of their city, and gave their lives for its freedom. Find out what life was like without food, water, electricity, and gas, how children kept up with their school work, and what the cultural and sports life was like in the middle of war. Many of the guides have personal experience of the war and will tell you about the collapse of Yugoslavia, the war’s aims, and the plans for the division of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the Tunnel Museum via Sniper Alley, to learn about the tunnel’s role during the siege. Find out about the role of UN forces in Sarajevo, and the mistakes they committed during the conflict. To finish the tour, visit the famous Tunnel of Hope, a secret war passage that helped the citizens survive the four year long siege. Tour sights: • Old Town • Sehid Cemetery • White Fortress • Markale Market • FBH presidency • Olympic buildings - Kosevo Stadium and Zetra Sport Hall • Maternity • National Museum • Marshal Tito Barracks – Sarajevo University Campus • Sniper Alley • Grbavica • Radio-Television Building • Ali-pasino polje • Oslobodjenje - Dnevni avaz • Stup • Ilidza and Butmir • Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum • Sarajevo panorama

Day Tour from Sarajevo: Full-Day Jajce and Travnik Tour

9. Day Tour from Sarajevo: Full-Day Jajce and Travnik Tour

Located a couple of hours away from Sarajevo, Travnik and Jajce both have long and rich histories and are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Check out some of their top sights with a private guided tour including transportation from Sarajevo. Sit back and relax with a professional driver and licensed guide. See Pliva Lakes, the watermills in Jajce, and an old castle in Travnik. Savor the taste of Travnik’s best ćevapi, the country's national dish, and enjoy the landscapes along the way. Jajce was the capital of the Bosnian Kingdom during the 14th century, while Travnik was the capital of the Ottoman Empire in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travnik has almost the same appearance as during the Ottoman period with many mosques, houses, and fountains that date back to that time. Let your driver focus on the road while you check out the scenery and cultural sites. Your guide will keep you informed with facts and stories about the regional culture, history, and geography.

Srebrenica: "Remembering Srebrenica Genocide" History Tour

10. Srebrenica: "Remembering Srebrenica Genocide" History Tour

Head out to Srebrenica on a full-day guided tour. Originally a town which was one of the main centers for money minting during the Roman Rule, Srebrenica was a place where people settled in the ancient times and was named at various times Domavia, Argentum and Bosna Argentaria. Today, Srebrenica is a small town in southeast Bosnia which became the attention of international focus due to the mass genocide and supposedly safe area of the United Nations during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, Srebrenica is the site of one mass grave of the 8000 killed Bosnian Muslims, a bloody stain on Bosnian history. Explore this site with a knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Sarajevo

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Definitely a Must do!!!! Really interesting and important to understand the context of the war. Although is really sad to witness the places of atrocities committed, is definitely important to reflect and learn from our mistakes as society. Our guide and driver were living here at the war, and listening to their stories was really touching and insightful.

We had the best time with our guide kenan, really nice to get to know a big part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a friendly guide that showed really interesting places. Also very handy if you want to enjoy the entire day and at the same time get a transfer to Dubrovnik.

Such a nice option to understand better and see the culturally richness of Sarajevo. Kiki was our guide, she is really friendly and knowledgeable

The guide was knowledgeable and helpful, and the whole tour was really great!

very interesting trip to understand the circumstances of the war