Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina private tour
Duration 9 days / 8 nights
If you want to experience all the natural and historical beauties of Croatia and Bosnia, choose our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina private tour. Bosnia is an old and complex country, where East meets West and many religions, customs and traditions mix. Mostar and Sarajevo are by far exemplary in this respect, as both cities have and old city centre dating to Ottoman times and a more modern, Western part aroung it.
Day 1. Split Airport Arrival
Our driver will meet you at the Split Airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Split. This day is reserve to explore beautiful town of Split. The city is most famous for its Diocletian’s Palace, the old city centre. There you can see the St Duje’s Cathedral on the Peristil, which was at first a mausoleum for emperor Diocletian. The church is combination of ancient Roman architecture and early Christian architecture. From its bell tower, you’ll have a great view of the whole city and the Diocletian’s Palace. Opposite the cathedral, you’ll find the old Jupiter’s Temple, now St Johns church, in front of which stands an original Egyptian sphinx, the other being on the Peristil, both of which emperor Diocletian brought here from Egypt.
Day 2. Krka National Park & Šibenik
On th 2nd day we continue our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina private tour with day trip to Krka National Park. The Krka National Park is one of numerous Croatian national parks that is named after the river Krka River which it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia. Due to its special position and the mosaic distribution of various types of habitats, it is characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. The Krka National Park features several places of interest. The attractions and facilities that are available include various footpaths, sightseeing tours and presentations, boat trips, souvenir shops, a museum, and restaurants. There are also several archaeological remains of unpreserved fortresses in the park's vicinity dating back to ancient Roman times. After visiting National Park Krka we continue our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina private tour towards Šibenik, small port-city on the northern Dalmatian coast and is most famous for its Saint James Cathedral, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, as are the city wall, dating to the Venetian era. After Šibenik, We continue to Split with drive on local roads to enjoy scenic views of Dalmatian countryside. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 3. Mostar town – Sarajevo
Today, We continue our Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina private tour. We are going to Sarajevo with stop in Mostar, town situated on Neretva river. What to visit while in Mostar Mostar has architecturally noteworthy buildings in a wide range of styles that are a mixture of indigenous and foreign styles. Such styles are visible in Mostar’s Franciscan church, the Ottoman MuslibegovićaHouse, the Dalmatian Ćorović House and the Old Gymnasium, which features Andalusian and Mamluk elements and is the result of the Austro-Hungarian desire to promote Bosnian national identity. Several Ottoman inns have also survived, along with other buildings from this period of Mostar's history, such as fountains and schools. There are number of surviving late Ottoman houses in the old city centre that demonstrate the component features of this form of domestic architecture: upper storey for residential use, hall, paved courtyard, and verandah on one or two storeys. The Cejvan Cehaj Mosque, dating back to 1552, is the oldest mosque in Mostar and later it became a madrasa or Islamic school. The Old Bazaar called the Kujundziluk is named after the goldsmiths who traditionally created and sold their wares on this street, and still sells authentic paintings and copper or bronze carvings of the Stari Most, pomegranates, which are the natural symbol of Herzegovina, or the stećaks, medieval tombstones that are found in Bosnia and in Croatia. The Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque, built in 1617, is open to visitors, who may enter the mosque and take photos free of charge. The minaret is also open to the public and is accessible from inside the mosque. Just around the corner from the mosque is the Tepa Market, a busy marketplace since Ottoman times, where mostly fresh produce grown in Herzegovina is sold and, when in season, the figs and pomegranates are also very popular. Local honey is also a prominent specialty, being produced all over Herzegovina. The Catholic church and Franciscan monastery of St. Peter and Paul is also an iconic city landmark and the monastery bell tower rises high above the city. After Mostar, We are continuing towards Sarajevo where we are sleeping.
Day 4. Sarajevo
After breakfast You are meeting Your driver on reception of Your hotel and continuing with this incredible private tour of Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina. What to see while in Sarajevo Sarajevo is also famous for its city lookouts; including an observation deck on Avaz Twist Tower, Park Prinčeva restaurant, Vidikovac lookout on Mount Trebević, Zmajevac lookout and the Yellow/White fortresses lookouts in Vratnik, as well as numerous other rooftops throughout the city. A symbol of Sarajevo is the Trebević cable car which was reconstructed in 2018 and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city taking visitors from the city centre to Mount Trebević. On Trebević we’ll also see bobsled track. Other popular destinations in Sarajevo include the Vrelo Bosne Park, the Sarajevo cathedral, and the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, the Emperor’s Mosque and the Baščaršija, all of which are located in the Old City. Stari Grad is characterized by its many religious structures, and examples of unique Bosnian architecture and it contains numerous hotelsand tourist attractions. Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural centre of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the city. On the Baščaršija there are several important historic buildings, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosqueand sahat-kula, the famous Sarajevo clock-tower. Sarači Street is one of main pedestrian streets in Sarajevo, located in Baščaršija and in that street you can find numerous shops with traditional handicraft products, amid the Old City oriental scenery. The street is ideal when looking for souvenirs. The Emperor's Mosquethe first mosque to be built in 1457, immediately after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia. It is the largest single-subdome mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the classical Ottoman style of the era and is dedicated it to the Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror, the conqueror of Constantinople. The Sacred Heart Cathedralis a Catholic church in Sarajevo and is commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral. The church is largest cathedral in Bosnia and Herzegovina. One more over night in Sarajevo and tomorrow we continuing our private tour to Pelješac peninsula.
Day 5. Sarajevo – Pelješac peninsula
After breakfast, we are making check out from hotel and going towards Pelješac peninsula. After several hours of a pleasant drive southwards, we will stop in the town of Ston and visit its famous walls, the longest stone walls in Europe and the second longest in the World, after Chinese. Driving further up the Pelješac peninsula, we will discover one of the most famous vine-growing regions in Croatia, well-known for its excellent vines of top quality. We will also stop at one of the local family vineries and try some of the best vines on the peninsula. Additionally, we can book for You Private oyster tasting. Late in the evening we end this incredible day in Dubrovnik.
Day 6. Dubrovnik city tour
On our 6th day we are in Dubrovnik, where you can have a pleasant walk in the old city and explore its old defence walls, from where you will have an excellent view of the old city centre. Every street, corner and building in the old city of Dubrovnik has a story to tell and steeped in both legends and history, spanning over a thousand years.
Day 7. Montenegro
On our last day before departure we are going to visit off the beaten path Montenegro, a southeast European country that boasts big things: the UNESCO-World Heritage listed Bay of Kotor, the walled seaside town of Budva, and the eye-pleasing city of Kotor, situated within Europe’s southernmost fjord. Kotor is the lovely ancient city which lies in a submerged river canyon, surrounded by defence walls dating back to the times of the Venetian Republic. The medieval old city of Kotor is on the World Heritage List and has many historical sites to visit and is considered to be the best preserved mediveal town in the Mediterranean. Make sure to visit the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old tow, erected in 1166 and the ancient city walls, stretching for 4.5 km (3 mi) directly above the city. Budva is a coastal resort town, nicknamed the Montenegrin Miami. It is by far the most visited destination in Montenegro with an old town, bars and nightclubs, and beaches mostly consisting of small rocks. There are as many as 35 beaches in Budva, mostly rock and a little sand and 8 beaches are marked with blue flags. During the summer, the day and night-life offers opportunities to enjoy theatre plays and performances, numerous music events and entertainment programs. The old town of Budva lies on a small island , linked to the land by a sandbar that turned into a peninsula. The Old Town consists of narrow streets and alleys and small squares with precious monuments of many Mediterranean cultures that have marked the development of this town.
Day 8. Dubrovnik departure
On the last day of your journey, our driver will take you to the Dubrovnik Airport and wish you a safe journey back home, undoubtedly filled with lasting good impressions of the very best of private tour of Croatia with Bosnia & Herzegovina.
*** We don’t book accommodation for You, We can only suggest hotel for You, but Your decision is final.*** *** If You want to have some guided tour, please notify us in advance so we can arrange the guide.*** *** This is not a final tour, every tour is customizable and can be personalized according to Your budget, time and preferences.***