Sarajevo is a city that makes even foreigners feel like home. Not even the urbanization of the city could take away the charm of the old cafes and a long hospitality tradition. Even though Sarajevo is a capital which implies the dynamic lifestyle, it still has a calm and unique atmosphere which will occupy your soul. This city symbolizes a century old fight against many distinct influences from all sides, but also the acceptance of the best qualities that each influence had to offer, which makes Sarajevo a city with the most diverse culture that can be found in Europe.
Situated at the mouth of the river Sava, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is, besides Athens, the largest urban complex in the Balkans. The oldest archeological findings in this area date back to 5000 BC. Celtic tribes founded the town of Singidunum in the 3rd century BC, while Belgrade was first mentioned in 878 AD. During its long and tumultuous history, Belgrade was conquered by 40 armies, and rebuilt 38 times.
During this 4-day tour, you will get to experience these two cities, their history, diverse cultures and warm welcoming.
Arrival in Sarajevo.
Firstly, we will visit the Sarajevo Tunnel (Tunnel of Hope) which is a symbol of the 4-year resistance of the occupied city and its citizens against the genocide and urbicide from 1992 to 1995. Then you will arrive to the hotel, and after a short rest, get to know and experience Sarajevo through a sight-seeing tour. Sarajevo is also known as “European Jerusalem”. It is a blend of the East and the West. Its splendid cultural heritage started in prehistory, got influenced during the Ottoman Empire as well as Austro-Hungarian monarchy during which some of the most beautiful and influential buildings were built, some being symbols of Sarajevo even today. During this tour you will find out why this city is glorified by many and why it has its unique charm. After this, you will be returned to the hotel, and you will be able to make an optional visit to one of the many traditional restaurants where you can try different tasty Bosnian specialties.
After breakfast, we will start a tour of the city center accompanied by a tourist guide. During a 2-hour walk we will visit Baščaršija- the old town, Cathedral, Old Orthodox Church, Emperor’s Mosque, National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ferhadija Mosque and many other attractions which Sarajevo has to offer. Then you will have free time to eat lunch or drink coffee in some of the most beautiful cafes in the city. After the lunch break, we will start our trip to the city of Bijeljina and Stanišići Ethno Village. The Stanišići Ethno Village is a village of some 20 authentic wooden houses, including a milk house, a smithy, an “ambar” (a wooden structure for storing grain), old houses and a large guesthouse, all of them brought there from villages of Vareš Municipality and villages of Mount Zvijezda and Mount Romanija.
After breakfast and some time spent enjoying this unique ethno village, we will continue our trip to Belgrade (Serbia). Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel and you will have some free time to rest. Then you will be able to make an optional visit to one of the traditional Serbian restaurants at the famous Skadarlija.
After breakfast, we will take a sightseeing tour of Belgrade – the capital of former Yugoslavia. Accompanied by a tourist guide, we will see some of the most significant and beautiful monuments and buildings of this city – Assembly of the City of Belgrade, Terazije, Republic Square, Students Square, and Kalemegdan fortress. After this, you will have some free time.
Departure from Belgrade.
- 3 nights accomodation (BB)
- Dinner at etno village Stanišići
- Private air conditioned transportation all tour
- Professional Escorted guide
- Entrance fees to museum
- Personal expenses