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Bosnia & Herzegovina Tours

Blessed with medieval villages, crystal clear rivers and lakes as well as the Dinaric Alps, our Bosnia and Herzegovina tours leave travellers wanting more of this picturesque country which forms part of the Balkan Peninsula.

Our Bosnia and Herzegovina tours take you on an enthralling journey through its capital city of Sarajevo, a compact city based along the banks of the Miljacka River and we'll visit some of its popular attractions such as the Stari Most - a reconstructed medieval arched bridge in the city of Mostar and so much more.

More information about Bosnia and Herzegovina tours

Bosnia tours are extremely popular, in fact, the World Tourism Organisation estimates that it will have the third highest tourism growth rate worldwide from 1995 to 2020.

If you want to know more about Bosnia and Herzegovina and its beauty, or need accurate visa information, contact the Bosnia and Herzegovina tourism board for assistance.

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3 Tours | From £1399 p/p

Duration:

11 Days

Country(ies):

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia

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Min: 2 | Max: 20

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B- 10, L - 0, D - 0

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Athens Acropolis, Meteora clifftop monasteries, ancient towns of Budva & Kotor, spectacular Bay of Kotor, walled city...


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Duration:

12 Days

Country(ies):

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia

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Small Group

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Min: 2 | Max: 20

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B- 11, L - 0, D - 0

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Ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, scenic Adriatic & Dalmatian coast, Split beaches & Diocletian's Palace, Sarajevo, B...


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£1619(p/p)

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16 Days

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Meals:

B- 15, L - 0, D - 0

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The Acropolis, Meteora monasteries, Tirana, ancient Budva, spectacular Bay of Kotor, walled city of Dubrovnik, scenic...


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Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina Country Guide

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Time: GMT+2
Dial Code: +387
Area: 51,197 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the Adriatic Sea 0m | The highest point in Bosnia & Herzegovina is Maglic 2,386m (7,828 ft.)
Population: 3,503,554 (2018)
Capital: Sarajevo
Government: Federation, Republic, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic, Federal republic
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

This country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe is sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina and is often informally known as Bosnia. The capital and the largest city is Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an almost landlocked country. It has a narrow coast at the Adriatic Sea alongside the town of Neum.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. The landscape is mountainous in the central and eastern interior, the northwest is moderately hilly, and the northeast is mainly flatland.

The inland, Bosnia, is a larger region with a moderate continental climate with snowy, cold winters and hot summers. Herzegovina, on the southern tip, has a Mediterranean climate with plain topography.

There are three main ethnic groups including the Bosniaks, the largest group, the Serbs and the Croats. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina is usually identified in English as Bosnian. The minorities consist of Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, Roma and Turks.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most frequently visited countries in the region and is believed to have the third highest tourism growth rate in the world. The country is known for its cultural heritage, winters sports, cuisine, architecture and natural environment.

The country has a bicameral legislature and a three-member presidency composed of a member of each ethnic group. The central government's power is highly limited and there are two autonomous entities. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is complex and has 10 cantons.

Highlights

  • Vrbas Canyons - a series of gorges, which the Vrbas River flows through - popular for rafting.
  • Tunnel Museum - this museum preserves an underground tunnel built during the Bosnian War.
  • Sarajevo City Hall - constructed in 1898, this striking Austro-Hungarian-era building has a multi-arched interior and stained-glass ceiling.
  • Vranduk Castle - found in a wooded valley, this 15th-century fortress has a traditional archery ground.
  • Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge - constructed in 1571, this 10-arch bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tvrdoaj Monastery - this monastery complex is surrounded by vines, known for superb wines.
  • Visocica Hill - a pyramid-shaped hill with a steep footpath and views of the old Visoko fortress.
  • Strbacki Buk - a spectacular waterfall in Una River Valley, flowing over an 18m drop-off with viewing platforms.

Tips

  • You should remove footwear before entering a home or even a hostel.
  • When entering a mosque, women will usually be given a headscarf.
  • You will notice that smoking is considered acceptable almost everywhere.
  • Bargaining is not acceptable in almost all services and shops, apart from some trinket shops.
  • It is normal to round up a bill and add a bit extra.
  • Bosnia is a cash-based society so carry some cash with you while travelling.
  • Many of the locals can speak English, especially in towns and cities.
  • The Bosnians are big meat eaters and you will find that vegetarian options are limited.

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