Set amongst the rugged beauty of the Balkan Peninsula, Bosnia and Herzegovina presents a wonderful mix of the historic and the chic. Straddling the old empires of the Ottoman Turks and the Austro-Hungarian emperors, its medieval towers and forest-clad mountains hide an engaging array of small rural towns, whilst the historic centres of Mostar and Sarajevo provide visitors with some world-class heritage sites. Sandwiched between the cool mountains and the azure waters of the Adriatic, the country enjoys hot summers and cold, snowy winters, making it an ideal year round destination. For the adventurous amongst you, there are few places in mainland Europe that offer better whitewater rafting or more accessible skiing.
Steeped in the blood and history of a turbulent past, its rich mix of eastern and western cultures has also left it imbued with a fascinating cultural heritage, with Sarajevo and Mostar being the jewels in its glittering crown. The country can also boast some stunning outdoor attractions too, with Herzegovina enjoying some of the country’s most captivating landscapes and a reputation for some of its finest wines. The central Dinaric Alps also rank highly amongst hikers and walkers and these mountain valleys still echo to the haunting melodies of the traditional music of the past.
So, come and rediscover a little something of a Europe long past, where centuries old traditions are still preserved and hospitality is a time honoured trademark.