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      G011             9 Days Bosnia & Herzegovina - Croatia - Slovenia

      With so many religions, cultures in this region and borders that have shifted many times in the last century alone, there’s a
      unique mix of experiences to be had. From the Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Catholic influences to the flavors of both the
      Ottoman and Austrian empires, there’s literally a little bit of almost everything European and Middle Eastern in one region.
      Although it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, it’s so beautiful to watch it all coexist in the present.

      Day 01: Sarajevo Airport – Transfer to Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
      (6km – 20min)                                            Included:
                                                               • Accommodation in 4* hotels
      Meet and greet the group at Sarajevo International Airport. Transfer to the hotel   • Breakfast
      only 15min.                                              • Guide English speaking
      (Please let us know your flight details in order to organize the first and the last day)  • Private transport
      Sarajevo, capital and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the
      most oriental and culturally diverse cities in Europe, and had spent over 300
      years under Turkish rule until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late nineteenth   SLOVENIA
      century.                                                     Bled     Ljubljana
      The most impressive landmark found within Sarajevo’s Old Town is the Gazi   Postonja  Zagreb
      Husrev-beg Mosque, built in 1532. Off along the outside of the Bezistan
      Covered  Market,  you’ll  find  the  open  air  ruins  of  the  Tašlihan,  an  Ottoman
      caravanserai from the 16th century, although only foundations of the building            CROATIA
      now remain.
                                                                        Plitvice NP
      Overnight in Sarajevo: Hotel Bristol 4* or similar
                                                                                              BOSNIA &
      Day 02: Sarajevo                                                                      HERZEGOVINA
      Today we’ll learn more about the war of Sarajevo. A journey into the tunnel
      of Sarajevo, a 700 meter underground track which, for the inhabitants of the
      Bosnian capital, meant the difference between life and death. For the people of                  Sarajevo
      Sarajevo “the tunnel” is the symbol of courage and survival.
      Free afternoon in Sarajevo                                                    Split
      Overnight in Sarajevo: Hotel Bristol 4* or similar
      Day 03: Sarajevo – Mostar – Split (Croatia) (275km – 5h30min)
      Today after breakfast, our drive to Mostar, passing along the Neretva River will
      be just stunning. Lots of sights to see and places to stop. The road snakes
      through a few tunnels and along very picturesque gorges. Little villages dot the
      way and there are quite a few places to stop for refreshments.   little town and the Mostar Bridge is the main attraction, listed under UNESCO
      Once in the town, take some time to explore, perhaps admiring the famous   Heritage, but it has that something special that can’t be listed in ‘attractions’ or
      arched bridge and visiting the Old Bazaar alongside historical mosques and   ‘sights’
      the Turkish House. Mostar has a charm like nowhere else. It’s a very compact   After traditional lunch in a local restaurant, continue our drive approximately for

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