Let Saray Bosnia Travel Agency guides you on an amazing adventure through Bosnia &Herzegovina and Turkey. Explore and enjoy a 12-day tour through those beautiful countries and their historical richness, medieval towns, tourist jewels, and the pure and breathtaking nature of B&H and Turkey.
Istanbul – arrival, panoramic tour, Istanbul Old Town tour, Grand Bazaar
Welcoming at the airport, panoramic tour, introducing the basic information about the country, city, weather, people, currency, and best places where to eat. Transfer to the hotel.
The afternoon will be reserved for an exciting guided walking tour through the Old Town of Istanbul. We will visit historical monuments such as Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the ancient Hippodrome, and explore Grand Bazar, one of the oldest and biggest covered markets.
After the Old Town tour, we are going to visit Grand Bazaar. Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets, with 61 covered streets and more than 4,000 stores on a total area of 30,700 m2, drawing between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors every day. In 2014, it was ranked No. 1 among the most visited tourist attractions in the world with 91,250,000 annual tourists. The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is also regarded as one of the world’s first shopping malls.
Free time at the bazaar. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Istanbul City tour (Topkapi Palace museum, Dolmabahçe Palace, Üsküdar, Camlica Hill)
After breakfast, we will start our day with a visit to the Topkapi Palace Museum. Topkapi Palace was the administrative, educational, and art center of the Empire for nearly four hundred years. Although Palace was abandoned by the Ottoman Dynasty by moving to the Dolmabahçe Palace in the middle 19th century.
After Topkapi, we will visit one of the most glamorous palaces in the world Dolmabahçe, located on the European coast of the Bosphorus, which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887 and 1909 to 1922.
Our next destination is Üsküdar and the Maiden’s Tower (Kız Kulesi) on a tiny island.
We will finish the perfect day on Camlica Hill one of the highest hills of the city, located on the Asian side. Camlica attracts many local and foreign visitors, who enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Bosphorus and the city.
Free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Fly to Kayseri, Full-day North Cappadocia Tour
Early in the morning, our flight departs for Kayseri/Nevsehir.
Upon arrival, we start our full-day tour of North Cappadocia with a visit to the Devrent Valley.
Devrent Valley is also known as Imagination Valley or Pink Valley because of its color. The next destination is Pasabag Monk’s Valley which contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps.
The adventure continues in the town of Avanos situated on the banks of the longest river in Turkey Kizilirmak where we will explore the lovely old town.
Next, we will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme. Our day ends with a visit to the natural castles of Uchisar. Hotel check-in, free time, and overnight in Cappadocia.
After the tour, transfer to the hotel check-in, free time, and overnight in Cappadocia.
South Cappadocia Tour (Hot air balloon ride – optionally)
In the early morning before sunrise, departure for Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia (Optional).
A visit to Cappadocia is not complete if you haven’t seen her panoramically from the air. Only from the air, lighten up by the morning sun, you can perceive the entire harmony and beauty of the mysterious and dreamlike Cappadocian landscape. A hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia is a special attraction that provides unsurpassed memories for a lifetime. Give yourself once in a lifetime adventure.
Cappadocia is the top spot for ballooning in the world and hot air balloons have become one of its icons. After the hot air balloon ride, transfer back to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self-sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crops, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels.
The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcilar, and Pigeon Valley.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia / Fly / Izmir – Ephesus – Pamukkale
Early check-out from the hotel and drive to Kayseri Airport for Izmir Flight.
After you arrive at Izmir Airport, our tour starts with the drive to Ephesus and continues with the House of the Virgin Mary.
After reaching Pamukkale we will start the tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area.
Our first destination will be Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters.
After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale and begin the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Hierapolis around.
Our next stop will be at Cleopatra’s Antique Pools. After the refreshment, we are going to visit the most famous Pamukkale jewel, the magical “cotton castle” with its healthy thermal water pools.
Next, we will visit an Onyx Factory, and learn about the steps of onyx shaping in the traditional way for this volcanic area which has popular onyx deposits.
After the tour, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Fly from Pamukkale by Istanbul to Sarajevo, Sarajevo city tour, Sarajevo cable car, Olympic mountain Trebevic
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Istanbul, from where you will proceed to your next destination – Sarajevo.
Welcoming at SJJ airport, panoramic tour, introducing the basic information about the country, city, weather, people, currency, and best places where to eat. Transfer to the hotel, short rest.
The afternoon will be reserved for exploring the Old Town and city center of Sarajevo. As part of the City tour, you will see the historical monuments of Sarajevo city. This walking tour will provide you with information about every aspect of living in Sarajevo nowadays and in the past. You will enjoy a delightful mixture of Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and modern heritage.
After the Old Town adventure, we are going to enjoy an unforgettable panoramic cable car ride to the Olympic Mountain Trebevic. During the 1984 Winter Olympic Games, Trebevic was the location of the competition in the bobsled sport discipline.
Today Trebevic is a favorite excursion place for the locals and tourists, where you can walk through the forest, take a bike, have exciting paintball fun in the Brus picnic area, or enjoy in the adrenaline park and have a crazy ride on an alpine coaster in Sunnyland entertainment park.
If you are looking just for a chill we suggest you enjoy the natural ambient and fresh air sitting in one of the many mountain cafes surrounded by the amazing forest.
Free time and overnight in Sarajevo.
Travnik city (Blue water, colorful mosque, Fortress), Royal city Jajce, Pliva waterfall, River Dock (Una riverboat cruise), Bihac city
After breakfast in the hotel, we depart to Bihac. Our first stop is in the historical city Travnik, a residence of early Ottoman rulers whose influence on the city’s culture and heritage is still evident today. We will visit the Colored (Sulejmania) mosque, Elci Ibrahim Pasha’s Madrassah, Ivo Andric Home-the Bosnian Nobel winner writer, the Bluewater area, Travnik medieval Fortress where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the vizier town Travnik.
Our adventure continues visiting Jajce city, the home of the last Bosnian Kings. Aside from its rich history, Jajce is also famous for its impressive real natural monument a 22-meter height Pliva Waterfall which is one of the twelve most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Our next stop will be at the restaurant River Dock where you can enjoy lunch during an amazing boat cruise on the beautiful Una river.
After the river adventure, we will arrive at Bihac City, a small but very attractive town centered on the banks of the Una River. The city is an explosion of colors and serene natural beauty.
Free time and overnight in Bihac.
Una National Park (Martin Brod and Strbacki buk waterfalls), Japod’s Islands, ethno village Natura art (on river Una), Brekovica hill
After breakfast, we are starting our adventure at Strbacki Buk waterfalls and the complex of the Una River waterfalls at Martin Brod. Once you see this beauty, you will forever remember and keep precious unforgettable memories.
Our next destination is the Japod’s Islands area. We will visit five islands that are intertwined with waterfalls and the river Una forms an amazing aspect of natural beauty.
After the islands, we are going to Natura Art ethno village. It is a must-visit place, where you will enjoy beautiful nature surrounding the emerald-green Una river.
We will end our day visiting the Brekovica hill and the mosque situated on the high cliffs from where we will admire the magnificent beauty of the Una river valley.
After the enjoyed the unforgettable view from Brekovica Hill, we will return to the hotel.
Free time and overnight in Bihac.
Pliva Lakes, ethno village Semesnica, Sarajevo
After enjoying the fairytale area of Bihac, we depart for Sarajevo.
On our way, we will make an excursion to the Pliva lakes. A unique attraction is a complex of 20 small watermills that during the 16th century were constructed between the Great and Small Pliva lakes.
The adventure continues at ethno village Semesnica – an oasis of peace, beauty, and excellent local gastronomy where you will be able to enjoy traditional food with local flatbread from the traditional mill.
Reaching Sarajevo in the evening. Free time and overnight in Sarajevo.
After breakfast in the hotel, we are going to Herzegovina – part of our country full of great natural wonders, beautiful rivers, and cities with mixed cultures.
Our first stop will be in Konjic – a small city in Herzegovina attractive for its beautiful natural surroundings and famous old stone bridge from the Ottoman period (Stara Cuprija).
The next stop is at the eco-village „Raj u Raju“ (Paradise in Paradise).
After the village, we will visit Jablanica Lake where we will enjoy a boat ride on Jablanica Lake. The Jablanica Lake is created in 1953 by the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam (80 m high) on the Neretva River. Has a rather elongated shape over the surface of 13km2. this artificial, but beautifully nature-shaped lake is a very popular tourist destination and a marvelous human-made gem.
After the lake adventure, we are going to visit Mostar – the largest city in Herzegovina. Mostar is most famous for the UNESCO – protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) that crosses the river Neretva and connects two parts of the city. You will enjoy magnificent architecture and a stunningly beautiful river and its surroundings. A large number of oriental Caffe bars will make you sit, enjoy and soak in the sounds, views, and impressions made by this marvelous town.
We end our day visiting Blagaj village and Buna river spring. Here you will enjoy the peace of Dervish House and the beautiful waters of Buna. You will experience unique and unforgettable scenes that evoke the beauty and grandeur of this beautiful place.
Return to Sarajevo in the evening. Free time and overnight in Sarajevo.
Nature Park Vrelo Bosne, Olympic Mountain Jahorina
After breakfast in the hotel, we are going to visit the nature park „Vrelo Bosne“. This is one of the country’s popular natural landmarks, featuring the spring of the River Bosna, and provides a quiet escape and relaxation from the city crowd. The park is magical and it is ideal for walking and enjoying nature. You will enjoy a romantic horse carriage ride via a 3 km straight main avenue (called Velika Aleja) leading into it.
Our next destination is the Olympic mountain Jahorina. Our adventure continues at the Olympic mountain Jahorina. The best ski resort in our Country. You will be able to enjoy nature, fresh air and walk through the forest. For you more active and feel adventurous we suggest you try the unforgettable ride on the biggest alpine coaster in this part of Europe, mountain biking, enjoying a quad safari, paragliding, or one of the panoramic cable car rides.
The end of the day is reserved for shopping in the best malls.
Return to the hotel in the evening. Free time and overnight in Sarajevo.
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time for shopping or walking through the Town.
Departure to the airport.
Here your 12 days tour concludes and unfortunately, it is time to say goodbyes… We hope you have enjoyed your tour with our agency!
- Private transportation by modern air-conditioned vehicle, with all fees included (fuel, tolls, parking…) – including airport transfers.
- Services of an experienced, English-speaking driver/escort (during daily tours – max 9 hours per day)
- Professional Guide Service on selected locations – heritage sights
- Airfares and airport taxes (local flights in Turkey, a flight from Istanbul to Sarajevo).
- Hotel accommodation: 11 nights (bed & breakfast basis), including any obligatory service charges and taxes as levied by the hotel.
- Welcoming refreshment
- Visa fees.
- Travel insurance.
- International airfares and airport taxes that are non mentioned as included
- Excursions, activities, and sightseeing trips that are not shown as included.
- Attraction and museums entrance fees.
- Charges for extra meals not mentioned above.
- Charges made by the hotels for the use of a higher category of room, certain facilities, extra meals, drinks, laundry, and personal items including any tax or service charge levied for them.
- Tips that are on a voluntary basis.
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- All prices are expressed per PAX (based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a double/twin room).
- For a group of 3 up to 4 adult travelers, we grant up to a 10% discount
- For a group of 5 up to 8 travelers we grant up to 15% discount
- For a group of 9 up to 19 travelers, we grant up to 25% discount
- For a group of 20+ travelers, we will calculate special group rates
CHD sharing the room with parents:
3* and 4* HOTELS: 0-7 years FOC; 7+ years 25,00€ in EXB per night
5* HOTELS: 0-5 years FOC; 5-11 years 30,00€ in EXB per night; 11+ years 35,00€ in EXB per night
Maximum number of EXB per room: 1 (single or sofa bed)
CHD in an extra room: full ADL amount; INF – FOC (sharing a bed with parents or in an INF bed)
Half board additional payment per day: 20€ per person in 4*, 25€ in 5* Hotels.
Full board additional payment per day: 35€ per person in 4*, 45€ in 5* Hotels.