MUSLIM PILGRIM TOUR OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - objavljeno: 10.12.2012 | kategorija: Muslim pilgrim tour

 

DAY 1                             SARAJEVO

Upon arrival  at Sarajevo airport transfer to hotel for check in.

Half day city tour of Sarajevo, including cultural, religious and war sites of the city;

You will enjoy panoramic tour of the city and visit Tunnel Museum- During the 3 years that the city was under attack(1992-1995), this tunnel was the only means of going in and out of Sarajevo

After Panoramic view of the City, you will have 2 hour walking tour of  Bascarsija– old part of town underUNESCO protection. Bey’s mosque(Gazi Husref Beogova dzamija) – more then 600 years old; Seldjukija Kursumlija(Muslim secondary school) ; Svrzo’s house – old Bosnian style house museum; Sarajevo city Museum;

Overnight.

DAY 2            SARAJEVO – MOSTAR

After breakfast departure to Prusac, a Muslim holy site and the largest Muslim pilgrimage destination in Europe. In 1510 there was a drought, that became a huge problem to the local people, domestic animals and flora The legend says that local named Ajvaz-dedo decided to go to the mountain 5km away and  each day pray and ask from God  to send a rain, and to stop the draught to help the locals . On the 40th  day giving duas to God, the miracle happened. The huge rock that was leaning on the hill broke in 2 identical pieces and the water started rushing out of it. Ajvaz-dedo went to the village and told the incredible story to other villagers, who went to the place and saw the water coming out from the broken stone. They all together prayed,thanking to God, and since that day, until these days Muslims from Bosnia and other part of Europe  visit the place each year on 25th of June for prayers.

Departure to Mostar forovernight.

DAY 3                              MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, guided tour of Mostar. The name of the city signifies “bridge-keeper”, as a bridge has always been at the heart of the town’s identity. You will visit Muslibegovica House as ideal example of Mostar’s grand houses of the Ottoman period. Karadjoz-bey mosque, considered to be the most beautiful mosque in the region of Herzegovina, walk through the old town and the old bridge-listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

We will drive to Buna river spring a must see place.  It is incredible to see how the water comes out of 200m cliff wall  to form the Buna River. Walk through the Dervish Tekke (Dervish Monastery) which leans right to the cliffs above the source of the Buna river. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive south and on rout to Dubrovnik stop in Pocitelj. Late evening arrival in Dubrovnik. Overnight.

DAY 4                               DUBROVNIK

After breakfast 2 hour guided tour of Dubrovnik. Your tour will start from the main street Stradun (Placa), enjoy wonderful views of some of the most iconic monuments of Dubrovnik such as the Rector’s Palace, Franciscan monastery, Palace Sponza, the Dubrovnik Cathedral, St. Blaise Church and many others. Your guide will point out all the monuments, churches and other sites of interest on the way and enrich you with their fascinating stories. Visit museums and galleries, among others the Old Pharmacy, located inside the Franciscan monastery, opened in 1317. It is the third oldest pharmacy in Europe, but the only one still working. Lunch at the local restaurant. Rest and relax until dinner time. Overnight.

DAY5                               DUBROVNIK – SARAJEVO

After breakfast departure to Sarajevo. Overnight

DAY 6

Breakfast in hotel. Free time until transfer to Sarajevo airport.