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EXPERIENCE BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA IN 10 DAYS

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CUSTOMIZED TEN-DAY TOUR
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CUSTOMIZED TEN-DAY TOUR
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10 Days
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 40
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What To Expect From Your Customized 10-Day Tour of Bosnia & Herzegovina?

TOUR DETAILS:
When it comes to traveling to a new country and destination, it’s not just about sightseeing and exploring the beauty of the place. It’s also about immersing yourself in the local culture and way of life.

On this personalized 10-day, 9-night journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a captivating blend of history, stunning natural landscapes, mesmerizing waterfalls, authentic Bosnian architecture and monuments, mouthwatering local traditional and international cuisine, and warm and welcoming hospitality.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is home to a remarkable array of waterfalls, surpassing the combined count of Italy, France, and Germany together. It is a country with a captivating fusion of historical influences, including the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian era, which can be seen in every aspect of life and architecture.

Our staff, including an English-speaking tour guide and driver, will be with you from the first to the last day of your tour.

We are mobile-friendly, with tour maps, tour descriptions, and Explore Bosnia credentials available for download on your cell phone.

Our professional customer service representatives are ready to answer any questions you may have throughout your tour with Explore Bosnia.

We handle everything for you, including accommodation, three meals each day, airport transfers, luggage, sightseeing, visits to restaurants, and other tour activities detailed in our tour itinerary.

Rest assured that we will make sure you have the most amazing holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What is included in the price of the tour:

  • 4 star hotel accommodations in Sarajevo and Mostar. This includes all mandatory service lodging charges and taxes imposed by the hotel.
  • Overnight accommodations: Six nights in Sarajevo, 3 nights in Mostar.
  • Meals: 9 (Nine) breakfasts, 8 (Eight) lunches, and 9 (Nine) dinners.
  • Transfers to and from Sarajevo International Airport.
  • Transportation in a new luxury bus with all expenses covered (fuel, tolls, and parking).
  • Optional Coppersmith workshop experience and Tunel of hope.
  • The services of an English-speaking driver and tour guide (from the first to the last day of your tour)
  • All admission costs to museums and natural sites indicated in this travel itinerary.

What is NOT included in the price of the tour:

  • Any other personal expenses.
  • The price of this tour does not include an airplane ticket.
  • Extra meal costs are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Charges made by the hotels for the use of certain facilities and extra meals, drinks, laundry, and personal items including any tax or service charge levied for them.
  • Additional tour excursions, services, activities, and sightseeing trips that are not shown as included in this tour itinerary.
  • Additional wellness or spa services such as massage, spa treatments, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks that are not included in the package price
  • Tips for driver and tour guide
  • Traveler insurance
Itinerary
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT SARAJEVO AIRPORT

When you arrive at Sarajevo International Airport, your driver will be waiting for you, carrying a sign with the name of your group or the name of your tour leader, ready to take you to your Sarajevo hotel.

Checking into your hotel.
The afternoon or evening will be designated for panoramic Sarajevo sightseeing and a guided walking tour of Sarajevo Old Town. The Old Town was built in the 15th century by the Ottoman Empire and combines Ottoman and Austro- Hungarian architecture on the east and west sides. Symbolizing the meeting of East and West cultures. Experience and walk the city’s rich history and landmarks.
Following the city tour, a welcome dinner, and a brief tour info will be provided. Visitors will receive tour maps, tour descriptions, and Explore Bosnia credentials, which are mobile- friendly and can be downloaded for convenience. During the dinner, complementary local plum or pear brandy (rakija) will be offered free of charge.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo. Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Welcome Dinner
Optional: If some guests choose hotel relaxation over the Sarajevo Old Town tour due to travel, please inform us so we can arrangetransportation for a welcome dinner.

In Sarajevo everything has its own story and nothing happens by accident.

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sarajevo
DAY 2: SPRING OF THE BOSNA & VISIT TO MUSEUM

In the morning after breakfast, we will be heading to the natural park “Vrelo Bosne”. The Vrelo Bosne is a famous natural outdoor monument in the nation, including the source of the River Bosna and offering a peaceful, pleasant getaway.

The 603-hectare Vrelo Bosne natural monument is located near Ilida, approximately 15 kilometers from Sarajevo’s downtown, at the foot of the Igman mountain. The region is well-known for its exceptional freshly caught river trout, which you will be able to experience for lunch at a local restaurant in the complex’s center.

In the afternoon, discover the history of Sarajevo through the museum’s stories. We will be visiting the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum was established in 1888 and it is a cultural and scientific institution covering a wide range of areas including archaeology, art history, ethnology, geography, history, and natural history. Following the museum visit, we will return to the hotel for a little break before departing for dinner.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo, Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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DAY 3: MOSTAR

In the morning, after breakfast, we will head towards Mostar, a two-hour drive from Sarajevo.
Mostar is the most prominent city in Herzegovina settled next to the Neretva River. It emanates history and cultural legacy, as well as stunning ancient architecture, the most well-known of which is the Old Bridge (Stari Most) and the tradition of divers plunging into the Neretva River.

Beautiful river stone lanes run both sides of the Old Bridge, full of Ottoman Empire-style boutiques selling artisan products and various restaurants providing traditional Herzegovinian food. If you enjoy shopping, Mostar is a great place to shop. Time to go shopping. Optional free time for shopping (2 hours). Lunch will be served on the Nerteva River bank, overlooking Old Bridge.

In the evening, we will travel to the city’s most famous viewpoint, Fortica. Fortica, a hill located above Mostar, not only gives a view of the entire city, but you can also find a warm and friendly café on Fortica and sip coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, as well as local beer, vine and a wide variety of local cuisine. Dinner follows the excursion to Fortica Hill.

Overnight stay at Mostar Hotel Bristol or similar
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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DAY 4: BLAGAJ and KRAVICE WATERFALLS

Blagaj
In the morning, after breakfast, we will head to Blagaj.Blagaj, Herzegovina’s gem, is rich in historical and architectural sites like as the ancient fortress, Buna Spring, Velagić House, and so on.

Today, a city founded during the Roman Empire reflects antiquity. In the surrounding area, there are 17th-century Ottoman architectural styles, the Sultan’s Sulejman Mosque, the Karađozbeg Bridge on the Buna River, and the Hamam, which was built during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Dervish Tekija house from the 16th century appears to float between rocks and water on the right side of the river, in a stunning scene that only nature can create.

Lunch at the banks of the river overlooking Tekija.

Kravice Waterfalls.
In the afternoon, the next stop is Kravice Waterfalls. Nature is at its finest, and the beauty and power of these waterfalls will astound you. One of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most well-known waterfalls. In the summertime, you can swim and cool down from the scorching summer days.

Overnight stay at Mostar Hotel Bristol or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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DAY 5: POČITELJ AND VJETRENICA CAVE

Medieval village of Počitelj
In the morning, after breakfast, we are heading towards Počitelj. Počitelj is a one-of-a-kind medieval, Ottoman-Mediterranean- style fortification that has been preserved in its entirety to the current day. The town is noted for its growth and strategic importance, including landmarks like the Hajji Alija Mosque, the Clock Tower, and the Gavrankapetanovic Tower. Time Explore the streets of Pocitelj and enjoy lunch.

Vjetrenica Cave
In the afternoon, we will head towards Vjetrenica, the largest cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the most biologically diverse in the world, home to nearly 200 distinct animal species. Its entrance is a unique physical phenomenon, with a strong wind balancing the cave’s internal temperature with the variable outside air temperature. The cave’s magnificent halls and extraordinary fauna captivate scientists, explorers, and nature admirers.

Overnight stay at Mostar Hotel Bristol or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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DAY 6: KONJIC AND TITO ARK BUNKER

Konjic

We will depart in the morning for a 1-2 hour excursion to the ancient portion of the unique, prehistorically inhabited Konjic, a town noted for its 17th century 6-arch ancient Bridge, which towers over the blue Neretva river. After lunch, the next stop for a few hours is Tito’s Nuclear Bunker, also known as Facility D-0, Atomic War Command Center (ARK), one of the most expensive Yugoslavian undertakings.

The ARK is the largest nuclear shelter and one of the largest underground structures ever created in the former
Yugoslavia, built between 1953 and 1979 inside a hill at the foot of the Zlatar Mountain. The complex is made up of living spaces, conference rooms, offices, strategic planning rooms, and other facilities, and was built to safeguard Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito and up to 350 members of his inner circle in the event of an
atomic attack.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo. Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 7: FOJNICA, KOZICA WATERFALLS, SPA and LEISURE RESORT

Fojnica

Today, in the morning we are heading to the town of Fojnica known by its prominent spa and leisure resort. Near by Fojnica is another natural site spectacular Kozica waterfalls consisting of the several smaller and large
cascades that have formed varying in size from 5 to 20 meters. Our first stop today is at entrance to Fojnica, a
Franciscan monastery which dates from the 14 th century and has museum and library serving as a National
Monument of Bosnia. Next stop is Kozica Waterfalls. The rest of the day we will spend relaxing at Fojnica
prominent spa and leisure resort known for healing water and hot springs. This is your day to go exploring while also unwinding and relaxing your mind and body.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo. Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 8: VISOKO PYRAMIDS, TRAVNIK and JAJCE

Bosnian pyramids Visoko
Today, in the morning after breakfast, we head towards Visoko, a place where the Bosnian pyramids are located. The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun along with four other pyramids is the world’s tallest pyramid, standing over 270 meters tall, and has three preserved sides: north, east, and west. The pyramidal tunnel complex is an interesting story. A guided tour with a local expert will provide an in-depth understanding of the Bosnian pyramids’ fascinating history.

The next stop on the way to Jajce is Travnik.
Travnik
Travnik, a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the medieval and Ottoman eras and the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner for literature, Ivo Andric, Great Karst Spring, the source of blue water, and the best traditional Bosnian Travnik cevapi (small meat sausages) which we will stop by for lunch, and taste traditional “Luftina” coffee served with sweets and a cigar as an option.
In the afternoon, next stop is Jajce.

Jajce – a city with 30 national monuments
Jajce is a royal city located at the mouth of the Pliva River with its lakes and waterfalls. It is the only city in the world with a waterfall in the very center of the city. The Old Town is a fortress from the 13th century and is home to several monuments, such as the Catacombs, Omer Bey’s house, the Old Town, the Church of St. Mary, the Temple of Mithras, and the Tower of St. Luke. Near the center of Jajce, there are national monuments of nineteen watermills, which the local population calls “Mlinčići”. They date from the Middle Ages. Unforgettable and stunning views with dinner on Lake Pliva.
After the tour of Jajce, return to Sarajevo.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo. Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Experience the pearls of the Pliva river

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DAY 9: SARAJEVO

Everything today revolves around experiencing local culture, traditions, and cuisine. You will have the choice of exploring Sarajevo on your own, rejoining us for the farewell dinner at 5 p.m., or join us in a tour package that includes an optional tour of Sarajevo.

These two optional tour (Coppersmith Workshop and Tunnel of Hope) are included in the price of the tour package.

Coppersmith workshop
If you decide to join us, our first visit will be at the coppersmiths workshop and tin industries on Kazandiluk street. Here you will learn more about Sarajevo’s copper and tin industries and have the opportunity to build your own unique copper souvenir with the help of a trained copper master if necessary.

This experience will take around 2 hours. Lunch follows the workshop experience.

Tunnel of Hope
The next is an optional tour of Sarajevo’s Tunnel of Hope. Tunnel of Hope, which was the main “bloodline” for the badly besieged and damaged city from 1993 to 1995. At the Tunnel, we will see a brief film on the Sarajevo War and Tunnel, followed by a tour of the Tunnel itself.

We will be able to see several intriguing exhibits directly related to the Siege of Sarajevo in the museum’s display section. Following that, we will reunite at the hotel at 5 p.m. for a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant. Here, the master chef will show you how to make original Bosnian meals and you will get the opportunity to sample local delicacies with traditional cheer of Bosnian brandy and coffee.

Overnight stay in Sarajevo. Hotel Holiday or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE TO SARAJEVO AIRPORT

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will depart for the
Sarajevo International Airport. This marks the conclusion of
our wonderful journey together. We sincerely hope that you
had a truly unforgettable experience with our travel agency. We
would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing to
travel with us. It was our pleasure to assist you.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Accommodations

Accomodations for this tour are based on four-star hotels with double occupancy. Due to the size of the group in certain instances, Explore Bosnia retains the right to accommodate travelers in triple or quadruple room occupancy at no additional fee or decrease in the price of a hotel room or the price of this indicated tour package. All 4* hotels are of great hotel quality, comfortable, and well-equipped.

Hotel Holiday is a well-known hotel, located in the center of Sarajevo set just a 25-minute walk away from the famous Baščaršija district. Renovated in 2017, it offers an on-site restaurant, as well as a spa center with saunas, pool, massage rooms, fitness center, and beauty and hair salons. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with satellite TV, a mini- bar and some offer a seating area. Each unit comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bath, and also providing a hair dryer and a bathrobe.

Hotel Bristol is located in central Mostar, next to Tito’s Bridge, on the banks of the Neretva River. It offers rooms with air conditioning, private bathrooms, satellite TV, and free wired internet. Hotel Bristol has 2 restaurants and a coffee shop that serves freshly made cakes. The hotel’s restaurant serves local and international cuisine. It features spectacular views of Neretva River. Hotel Bristol offers laundry service and room-service, which is available 24 hours a day.

Optional tour packages:

The tour package includes the two optional tour packages mentioned on the 9th Day (Coppersmith Workshop and Tunnel of Hope). They are marked as optional since we recognize that some travelers could be interested in spending their own time in Sarajevo the day before leaving. The final count of tour participants attending (Coppersmith class and Tunnel of Hope) on day 9 should be supplied 7 (seven) days before the trip’s start date. If tourists choose not to participate in the Coppersmith workshop or the Tunnel of Hope excursions, the tour package price will not be reduced.

Meals:

Explore Bosnia retains the right to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on traditional Bosnian and Herzegovina cuisine. All meals are provided in welcoming restaurants in both family and catering styles. The meal plan may be seen on the trip itinerary. Furthermore, please advise us in advance of any food allergies with names of passengers or vegetarian preferences so that we can accommodate your requirements, as Explore Bosnia will not be held liable for any unforeseen food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Terms and Payment:

Registration for this trip can be done directly via email: info@explore-bosnia.com.
After agreeing to reserve and book this trip with Explore Bosnia- Istrazi Bosnia, the customer will be able to book this tour directly on our website at www.Explore-Bosnia.com. The booking tour code will be provided.

When booking this tour, you must pay a deposit of 30% of the total cost of the tour on the agency’s website, www.Explore-Bosnia.com. The traveler has the option of paying the complete cost of the tour when booking the tour.

The deposit of 30% of the total cost of the tour is non-refundable unless certain requirements are met. For any additional refund policies, please refer to the Refund policy – Explore Bosnia (explore-bosnia.com). You can pay for your booking order on the Explore Bosnia website with a Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Electron, or VISA card issued by a domestic or international bank that accepts online payments. Check with the bank that issued the card whether your card supports payment via the Internet.

Please send the payment confirmation to the email: info@explore-bosnia.com. The remaining balance of the trip’s total cost must be paid no later than 35 days before the trip’s start date.

If the traveler wishes to take any additional excursions that are not included in the tour itinerary, they must be booked and paid for no later than 14 days before the trip’s start date. When making a payment, please include the optional excursion name code or your reservation number in the payment description.

Travel Insurance:

A travel insurance package is not included in this package.

Adequate and valid travel insurance for your chosen itinerary is strongly recommended for all travelers. We recommend that you obtain insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed in your home country. Explore Bosnia – Istrai Bosnu is not liable or responsible for any costs you may incur as a result of not having valid or appropriate travel insurance.

Visa and passports:

It is your responsibility for any specific passport and visa requirements and other travel requirements and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa, or other travel requirements or restrictions. When departing, your passport must be valid for at least six months..

Bosnia and Herzegovina currency:

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s currency is the convertible mark (BAM). You may exchange your money to Bosnia and Herzegovina in a bank, or exchange bureau before or upon arrival.
The payments can be also made using credit cards or debit cards. It is recommended to have cash for small purchases tipping, etc.

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