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Your Balkan Guide...

SHORT BALKANS

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/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 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 in 1557, by Mimar Hayreddin a student of Mimar Sinan, but destroyed in 1992 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. An accommodation is in a hotel in Mostar.

3.Day: Mostar/Dubrovnik

In the morning after having a breakfast we start our tour of Dubrovnik city. In Italian language Dubrovnik is called Ragusa and it is one of the oldest Adriatic sea ports. Dubrovnik is highly affected by Italian style architecture, all together it is a synthesis of historical and natural beauties in one place. Firstly we will visit Old town square which is found on World heritage list of UNESCO. Some of the places we are going to see are: Walls and tower of the town, Saint Vlah Church, Knez Villa, Statue of famous poet Gundulic, historical fountain and pharmacy made in 14th century. Than we will have free time and dinner. An accommodation is in a hotel in Dubrovnik.

4.Day: Dubrovnik / Kotor / Budva /Bar

After our breakfast in the morning our destination is Herceg Novi which is placed on the coast of Montenegro and in the last period is visited by European high society. We will pass through this small town called New Herceg which was 200 years under Ottoman hegemony. Next, on ferryboat we cross Kotor Bay and arrive to town Tivat. Our next stop is Kotor. So, we arrive to Kotor which is located inside glorious Kotor Bay. Some of places we will see in Kotor are: Old town, Saint Tripun, Church Nikola and Clock Tower. When visit of Kotor is over we will travel to Budva town. In Budva we visit Old Town and Castle. Our accommodation is in a hotel in Bar, favourite tourism center of Adriatic sea.

5.Day: Bar / Podgorica / İstanbul

After having a breakfast at the hotel we will have short tour of the city. Our next destination is city Podgorica, a capitol of Montenegro. One of the oldest settlement locations in Balkans, Podgorica took its name after 107 meters high hill called Gorica. Meaning of Podgorica is "town on mountain Gorica". After town tour we have free time and we move to Podgorica airport. After check-in and custom procedures at ........o'clock with / ........ no flight we travel back to Istanbul. We are expecting you on our other travel destinations.