Sarajevo-Mostar Overnight Trip
Eur 198 Per person (excl. accommodation)
ABOUT THIS TOUR
For visitors who have a wider interest in Bosnia and wish to explore its history in more depth, this tour will be a real treat. We head for Sarajevo, initially infamous as the site which marked the outbreak of WW1, but more latterly besieged and on the edge of annihilation in the 1990s, during the war in Bosnia and Hertzegovina. Today, its restored historic centre is full of welcoming cafes and interesting buildings, the bullet holes largely plastered over on the city’s curious architectural mixture of Ottoman and Austro–Hungarian buildings. We’ll be shown around the city by an expert local guide and stay at a small hotel overnight, before heading off to Mostar the following morning. Mostar is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Bosnia and Herze govina and on the UNESCO world heritage list.
It is famous for the impressive Ottoman–style bridge spanning the Neretva river, which was destroyed during the war in Bosnia and Hertzegovina but subsequently rebuilt. There are still poignant reminders of the legacy of that war in the street art and damaged buildings to be found around the city, but you will also be impressed by the wonderful spirit of Mostar’s people and its dramatic beauty. The buzz of the local bazaar offers a great shopping opportunity and you might even be lucky enough to witness daredevil diving from the bridge during the season. This tour is likely to end with your return to Split in the early evening of Day 2.
For more information on the history of Sarajevo and the Gecko away-day to Mostar see our blog:
The outbreak of WW1
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