Bosnia & Herzegovina Tours & Holidays
Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays
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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 ...
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.
Meet the Experts
Start your journey
Travel to Bosnia & Herzegovina with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Explore Mostar's old town
Explore Mostar's winding cobbled streets, and the iconic Stari Most bridge.
Tunnel of hope
Discover Sarajevo’s ‘Tunnel of Hope’, which was ran from underneath the airport to the city centre, and was a lifeline during the city's long siege.
Discover the history of Sarajevo
Explore the museums, cafes and restaurants of cosmopolitan Sarajevo, which has seen so much history,
WHEN TO GO
Bosnia & Herzegovina’s proximity to the Mediterranean Sea allows for generally mild and dry weather in the south, whilst the Dinaric Alps create more seasonal, alpine weather patterns. The country is popular amongst hikers, the best months being May, June and September, with minimum temperatures around 8°C and maximum temperatures around 21°C. Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains on all sides so weather conditions in the city are more unpredictable.
Health and Vaccinations
There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Bosnia and Herzogovina, though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. We recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.
In Bosnia & Herzegovina the official unit of currency is the Mark.
To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com.
On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.
In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.
Language & Religion
There are three predominant ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats. Bosniaks are mainly adherents of the Islamic religion, while Serbs are more likely to be followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Croats are mostly Roman Catholic. Bosnian is one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with Croatian and Serbian, and also an officially recognized minority or regional language in Serbia, Montenegro, and the Republic of Kosovo. Bosnian uses both Latin and Cyrillic alphabet, with Latin in everyday use.
Bosnia and Herzogonia is 1 hour ahead of GMT
A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.
Food and drink
In this region meat seems to be the predominant ingredient although seasonal fruits and vegetables are widely available. In Bosnia and Herzegovina food is often prepared with meat, often organic, and well prepared. Meat is the ingredient of some of the most popular Bosnian dishes such as bosanski lonac, ćevapi, begova čorba, burek, and grah. Herzegovina region is suitable for growing grapes and wine production, while in Bosnia the home-made brandy is made from plums.
Travelling Solo In Bosnia & Herzegovina
All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.