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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

1. Day: Istanbul/Sarajevo

Departure from Istanbul at ..... o'clock with .... no flight to Sarajevo and arrival to Sarajevo. Later on we start our historical and cultural tour of Sarajevo city.
Places to be seen on this tour are: famous Bascarsi, War tunnel constructed during bloody war in our near past, historical Ottoman inn Morica han, Catholic church, Synagogue, Husrev Bey and Ferhadiye mosques which reflect religious cosmopolisation of the city, Latin bridge, a place where duke Franz Ferdinand was assasssinated in 1914, Old library, Ferhadiya street with its buildings made during Austro-hungarian 40 years government in Bosnia and grave of the first president of Bosnia and Hezegovina, Aliya Izzet Begovic. After this tour movement to Bascarsi and free time for shopping. Meeting at determined hour and we go back to the hotel. An accommodation is in a hotel in Sarajevo.

2. Day: Sarajevo/Travnik/Jajce/Sarajevo

After having breakfast we move towards Travnik at the same time called town of viziers, and tour of town Jajce. When we arrive to Travnik we will visit Ibrahim Elci Pasa Madrasah and climb to the Travnik castle. Later on we will see Alaca mosque. At the end of Travnik tour we move towards town Jajce. Here, in Jajce we will visit and see Great waterfall and Mills of unmatched sight. Than, panoramic view of Jajce town and afterwards we turn back to Sarajevo.

3. Day: Sarajevo/Pocitel/Blagaj/Mostar/Sarajevo

After having a breakfast in the morning we start our journey towards Mostar. After our travel with river panorama we
arrive to Pocitel, Ottoman village full of monuments made in 15th and 16th century. We leave this authentic village where even a children speak Turkish and visit Blagay Tekke a first monument constructed in 15th century with coming of Ottoman dervishes to this area. Later on is our arrival to Mostar well known with its old bridge destroyed during war period 1992-1995. Mostar, 600 years old city is the biggest city in Herzegovina a part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and during our walk presenting this town we will be able to see: A bridge constructed by Mimar Hayreddin a student of Mimar Sinan in 1557, but destroyed in 1993 by cannonade made by Croatians. With support of Turkey governement the bridge was reconstructed in 2004 using its original material and in accordance with building technology of our period. The bridge is found on the list of world heritage UNESCO, Jewellery Bazaar, Koska Mehmed Pasa Mosque, Old turkish bath and Muslum Bey mansion which reflects typical Ottoman house of the period.
Than we will have free time for shopping in local Mostar bazaar. Later on we travel back to Sarajevo. An accommodation is in a hotel in Sarajevo.

4. Day: Sarajevo/Fojnica/Visoko/Sarajevo

After having a breakfast at the hotel we travel to town Fojnica. In Fojnica we visit Franciscan Monastery. The most essential characteristic of Franciscan Monastery is that collection of this monastery owns Ahdname by which Fatih Sultan Mehmed guarantees security and freedom to the Franciscans. This document, garantees freedom of religion to the Franciscans living in Bosnia in this period and it provided continuity of Christianity in Bosnia for centuries.This document is also known as first document in history protecting human rights. The original document is exposed in one mosque. After finishing visit of monastery we will visit Yunus Emre culture center found in Fojnica. Leaving Fojnica and we go to visit town Visoko one of most recently visited places in Bosnia in last few years. Here are Visoko pyramids or Sun pyramids. These pyramids are first pyramids discovered on European continent. In total, there are five pyramids discovered in this area. (their names are as follows: Sun, moon, dragon, World mother and love pyramids). Many tumullus and big underground labyrints are found in this area. An accommodation is in a hotel in Sarajevo.

5. Day: Sarajevo/Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel we will make exit procedure from a hotel. Later on we visit Bosna river spring and Rescue tunnel. Transfer to Bascarsi and we have free time until the flight. Meeting at determined hour and travel to the airport. After check-in and custom procedures at ........o'clock with / ........ no flight we travel back to Istanbul. An arrival to Istanbul is at ....... o'clock in accordance with Turkish regional time.