Bosina Herzigovina Past and Present
Including Special Stops in Sarajevo and Mostar
October 1 – 7 2018
The words Bosnia, Sarajevo, Mostar, and Srebrenica still evoke confused images of war and genocides, even when we do realise how far these places have all gone since then and how different they are today. This will be an educational trip charged with emotion and with many opportunities for contemplation about similarities to other hotspots in today’s world: there will be outrage as we relive some of the past and hear the stories of people who actually lived it, but also a lot of hope about how things can eventually turn around as we experience what these places have become today.
But as in all our trips, there will always be plenty of time to visit spectacular natural spots, indulge in local festivities involving food, drink, and music, and meet many of the locals. This is a trip that will for sure leave you with lots of good memories as well as with lots to think about.
Price: Euros 1600 per person in double occupancy; Euros 1880 in single occupancy.
- 3 nights at the Hotel Europe (5 stars) in Sarajevo (or equivalent), bed and breakfast.
- 1 night at the Hotel Kostelski Buk (4 stars) in Bihac (or equivalent), bed and breakfast.
- 2 nights at the Old Town Boutique Hotel (5 stars) in Mostar (or equivalent), bed and breakfast.
- All private transfers.
- All guided tours and entrance fees, including private activities and meetings with survivors mentioned below.
- All lunches, including lunch with a local family.
- Special private dinner event on Day 2.
Price does not include:
- International flights.
- Travel insurance.
- Dinners except on Day 2, although we will have reservations at some of the best restaurants for those interested in having dinner.
To secure your spot, a downpayment of Euros 750 is requested. The balance is due by September 1st.
Day 4 (October 4):
Checkout from the hotel in Sarajevo and begin the drive towards Bihac. We will make several stops today at picturesque towns and natural landmarks. The first stop is the castle town of Travnik, famous for being the only town in the world with two clock towers. After visiting the “Plave Voda” (Blue Water) and having a lunch break, we proceed to Jajce, said to be the only city with a waterfall right in its centre. We will also visit the Pliva Lakes and the picturesque Old Watermills, before proceeding to Bihac and checking in at our hotel there. Free evening for strolling in the city and dinner.
Day 5 (October 5):
Relaxed morning to allow some more walks in the streets of Bihac before leaving town towards the beautiful Una National Park. We will take easy walks in the park before going to a local family’s home and having lunch with them. After that, we continue the drive towards Mostar with its iconic bridge connecting East and West, Moslem and Christian. After checking in and some rest, we will take a guided walking tour of the old town before having dinner (optional) in one of its cozy restaurants.
Day 6 (October 6):
On this day we will do a day trip out of and back to Mostar. We begin with the Radimlja Necropolis, one of the most treasured monuments of Bosnia, before continuing to the medieval town of Pocitelj where a community of artists is emerging. From there on to the super picturesque Blagaj, home of a Dervich Tekke, where we will have lunch by the river. Return to Mostar in time to allow some free roaming of its streets before dinner.
Day 7 (October 7):
Easy morning in Mostar before checking out and heading towards Sarajevo. Along the way we will stop to see the remains of the fallen bridge in Jablanica before having lunch at a typical restaurant serving lamp on a spit. We will also visit Tito’s Bunker from the days of there Cold War, before proceeding by late afternoon to Sarajevo airport for the departure.
To secure your spot, a downpayment of Euros 750 is requested. The balance is due on September 1.
The downpayment can be withdrawn at any time prior to the completion of 8 people minimum. After 8 people have confirmed:
- Euros 350 applies until September 1st.
- Euros 750 until September 20
- 100% penalty after September 20, unless are replacement can be found, or special arrangements can me managed for refunds.
To reserve, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp +9613094054.