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12D11N Best of Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia & Montenegro)

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12 Days
Availability : Jan-Dec
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

12D11 Balkan Package is by far the budget friendliest way of fully experiencing 3 Balkan countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. 

The 12 days trip across most beautiful Balkan holiday destinations is optimum mix of culture oriented, popular and off the beaten path locations with an absolute attention to every detail. 

In order to maximise the overall experience and enable you to fully soak in the Balkans atmosphere by travelling in a nice and relaxing pace, we have limited the maximum number of people to 8 per group.

Private tours are possible on request. 

Highlights

  • Budget friendliest way of travelling.
  • Visit 3 European countries in a completely relaxing pace over the 12 days. 
  • Experience the ultimate combination of cultural diversity, historical intrigues and outdoor activities.
  • Explore 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Finally understand the concept of Yugoslavia and Balkans game of thrones.  
  • Encounter a thousand year old political and cultural heart of Croatia and discover the ancient history.
  • Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina in depth, learn about the war, genocide and encounter the nature you have never seen before.  
  • Spend two days enjoying the atmosphere of the most beautiful scenery of Adriatic beaches in Montenegro. 
  • Admire the mesmerising and “out of this world” architecture from ancient and Ottoman to Austro-Hungarian and Socialism periods.
  • Meet the locals, explore the rural and off the beaten path Balkan areas and experience the best story telling.
  • Over the 12 days enjoy the finest local food and drinks.

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert guide and driver. Local guides in places needed.
Accommodation
Hotel in twin sharing – 11 nights (Choose via Booking Form: 3* or 4* hotels). We choose the best value accommodation. You are free to book your own if you prefer.
Meals
11 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x traditional Bosnian dinner
All Transfers
All transfer during the tour.
All Entrance Fees, Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 14 days prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available throughout the year.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Shared Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Lunch & Dinner
Typical additional costs for great lunch or dinner are 15-20 EUR per person in Croatia, while in Bosnia, Montenegro you can eat good for 8 to 12 EUR per person.

Getting There

Logistics

  • Most convenient arrival point is Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ). Also consider using Wizz Air as cheaper option and fly into Tuzla International Airport (TZL).
  • If you plan to arrive either from Dubrovnik / Split / Zagreb or Belgrade, please contact us for affordable private transfer or consider one of our connecting tours.
  • Your arrival on Day 1 can be anytime. We recommend being in Sarajevo before 8 PM so you can attend our welcome dinner.
  • Your departure on Day 12 can be anytime.

Accommodation

  • Day 1/2/3
    Sarajevo (3n)
  • Day 4
    Bihać (1n)
  • Day 5-6
    Split (2n)
  • Day 7-8
    Dubrovnik (2n)
  • Day 9
    Trebinje (1n)
  • Day 10
    Mostar (1n)
  • Day 11
    Sarajevo (1n)
  • Day 12
    Departure

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: (Arrival to Sarajevo)
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente

Private Airport transfer from Sarajevo International Airport to Sarajevo city is included in the package price. Once you check-in your hotel, rest of the day is free to rest and get ready for great week to follow up.

In the evening from 7 PM to 9 PM you will attend traditional Bosnian dinner at our Bosnian room listening live traditional Bosnian Sevdah Music, and meeting up the other members of the group.

  • DAY 2: (Sarajevo Walking Tour & Sarajevo Siege Tour)
Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege
Sarajevo War Tunnel

In the morning after breakfast from 10 AM until 1.30 PM do a walking tour of Sarajevo with food tasting, followed with delicious Bosnian coffee and sweets at our Bosnian room.

Take some rest and from 2 PM until 6 PM, attend our most popular half day tour in Sarajevo – Sarajevo Total Siege Tour. Learn about the Downfall of Yugoslavia and Modern World Longest Siege.

  • DAY 3: (Lukomir Nomad Village Tour (hiking or Jeep safari)
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina

Visit one of the few preserved nomad villages in Balkans, Lukomir village. Do it on our amazing full day, medium demanding hiking tour, or easy and relaxed Jeep safari.

On this tour you will visit highest nomad village in whole region of Balkans – Lukomir village. Admire one of the deepest and most remote canyons in Europe – Rakitnica canyon, and enjoy the most amazing panorama views and scenery nature was ever able to create. Taste local food and learn local traditions.

  • DAY 4: (Sarajevo > Valley of Bosnian Pyramids > Travnik > Jajce > Una National Park > Bihać)
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihac
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihac

Travel between Sarajevo and Bihać and on the way visit the most intriguing valley of Bosnian pyramids, once upon a time the most important city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Travnik and medieval capital of Bosnian Kingdom, Jajce.

In the afternoon visit exciting Una National Park and Štrbački Buk waterfall, with overnight at Bihać.

  • DAY 5: (Bihać > Plitvice National Park > Split)
Plitvice National Park in Croatia
Plitvice National Park in Croatia

Morning after breakfast, leave Bihać and cross the border into Croatia. Visit the most amazing Croatian National Park, Plitvice Lakes. Enjoy the beautiful cascades, waterfalls and amazing colour of the Plitvice lakes.

In the afternoon arrive to Split, check-in your hotel and spend a free evening wandering the streets of Diocletian palace.

  • DAY 6: Split and Trogir
Split in Dalmatia - Croatia
Split in Dalmatia – Croatia

The morning is reserved for the city walking tour in beautiful Split, where we will learn a lot about this, largest Dalmatian city, the second largest city of Croatia. After the city walking tour, we will have a lunch break, and have the opportunity to try some of the most delicious specialties of this region. UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace is true gem of this town and its main pedestrian area of famous “Splitska Riva” will make enjoy this day to maximum.

The afternoon is reserved for the visit to Trogir, which is situated 25 km north of Split. The Old Town of Trogir is on list of UNESCO world cultural heritage. This charming small city is definitely a great destination to visit for a half day visit from Split.
Free evening in Split.

  • DAY 7: (Split > Ston > Dubrovnik)
Ston Walls - Croatia
Ston Walls – Croatia

In the early morning depart Split and on the way to Dubrovnik enjoy the beautiful coastline of Adriatic sea. Visit Ston, and climb the amazing walls of Ston.

If you are fan of sea shells, lunch break can be organised do enjoy locally produced oysters, mussels or calms cooked in traditional way, Ston is the best place to do it.

Arrival to Dubrovnik is in the afternoon, with hotel check-in and free time in Dubrovnik.

  • DAY 8: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Cable Car
Dubrovnik Cable Car: spectacular view over the city

On this full day in Dubrovnik, we will do Dubrovnik city tour in the morning, followed with the free time in Dubrovnik on your own.

In the afternoon we recommend you consider to take walk along the Dubrovnik walls, take a cable car ride to Srdj hill, take island boat ride and enjoy the walks at Lokrum or find good beach and enjoy the Adriatic sea. Game of Thrones is popular walking tour of Dubrovnik too.

  • DAY 9: (Dubrovnik > Perast > Kotor > Budva & Sveti Stefan > Trebinje)
Kotor bay in Montenegro
Kotor bay in Montenegro

Drive alongside Adriatic coast, will take us to our first stop will be Perast, a baroque town in the municipality of Kotor with its two stunning islands: Sveti Djordje and Gospa od Škrpjela.

The mid-day is reserved for walking tour in Kotor. Small city, with old part of town, which is surrounded by fortress walls. It is one of the most beautiful places in Montenegro, with impressive medieval architecture, and cultural monuments.

Our journey continues towards Budva, one of the Oldest cities of Montenegro. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Old part of the town, and have some relaxed time there.

Last stop of the day is island of Sveti Stefan. Once island, today connected with mainland by narrow isthmus Sveti Stefan is now a 5-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts.

In the evening we cross border into Bosnia and overnight is at Trebinje.

  • DAY 10: (Trebinje > Kravice Waterfalls > Počitelj > Blagaj > Mostar)
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Mostar old bridge during the sunset

After exploring the centre of Trebinje, we will visit amazing area of Kravice Waterfalls, where during summer time we prefer to have a swim.
Počitelj is originally medieval, but present day Ottoman time built village nested in the hills above stunning Neretva river and is place of definite peace. Local mosque, fort and stunning views are guarantee of the good fun.

Later of the day, will also pay visit to Blagaj, where we are going to have a lunch, and visit Blagaj Tekke (Dervish house) and Buna River Spring. Nobody in this World passing through area of central Herzegovina can not miss the Europe’s most powerful river spring, one of the oldest Dervish houses in our country and delicious trout made in Blagaj way.

As soon we arrive to Mostar, we’ll check into our hotel and have a walking tour of old town of Mostar. Free evening in Mostar on your own.

  • DAY 11: (Mostar > Jablanica > Konjic & Titos Bunker > Sarajevo)
Konjic Old Bridge - Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina

After the morning free time in Mostar, we will continue with exploring this beautiful region. Next stop will be a local lunch in Jablanica, which will be Bosnian greatest specialty – roasted lamb.

Later on we move to Konjic to explore its stunning Old Bridge looming over Neretva river and its old town.

Highlight of the day is visit to Tito’s Bunker. Located 900 feet (270 m) underground, town of Konjic, the 26-year project was only completed in 1979, the year before Tito died, and it was built at a cost equivalent to just under £3 billion ($4.6 billion).

Later afternoon hours are in Sarajevo, where we check into your hotel followed with free time.

  • DAY 12: Free time in Sarajevo until your airport departure

Free time in Sarajevo until airport transfer for your departure. In case your transfer is in the later afternoon, we can combine it with some half day tours in Sarajevo.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains (usually autumn and winter period)
  • Warm jacket (during the winter period)
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • Warm hat and light gloves (during the winter period)
  • Sun protection (especially for hiking tour)
  • Bathing suits (summer time)
  • Water bottle

Optional Extras

Single Supplement

  • 295 EUR per person 

Full Board

  • 360 EUR per person

 

Map

Trip Photos

Bihac and Una River
Bihac and Una River

 

Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Split Riva Croatia
Split Riva
Dubrovnik Old Town and City Walls
Dubrovnik Old Town and City Walls
Kotor in Montenegro
Kotor in Montenegro
Trebinje
Trebinje
Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Sarajevo old town Bascarsija coppersmith street - Kazandziluk
Sarajevo old town Bascarsija coppersmith street – Kazandziluk
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Konjic Old Bridge - Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Mostar old bridge during the sunset

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour requires normal level of fitness and is doable for anyone of normal level of fitness.
  2. Are Balkans safe off the beaten path travels?
    The best destinations in Balkans are totally off the beaten path and surely it is safe to explore them.
  3. Can I book as solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  4. What is the weather like?
    Balkans are region of extremely differentiated weather seasons, meaning in the winter we have deep minus temperature and during the summer high plus, so make sure to know what to expect before arrival.
  5. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Balkan culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  6. Is EUR accepted in Balkans?
    Other than Slovenia, EUR is not accepted in countries we will be visiting. Each of the country have its own currency. Credit card is widely accepted but pocket money is recommendable. Your tour leader will assist you all the way.
  7. Will there be a one guide all the way through a trip?
    Local guidance and first-hand stories are a valuable addition to overall experience. Besides a full time tour leader / guide and driver who will be both on disposal 24/7, you will also meet local experts for each country we visit.  
  8. Can I join the group from other than starting point location? 
    Yes, in case you find a more affordable arrival destination please feel free to contact our team so we could find the best way for you to join our departure.
  9. Can I book a private customised trip based on this one? 
    Yes, you can. Custom-tailored trips are our speciality. Please contact our team with your preferences and we will be happy to work on it accordingly and suggest some amazing options. 
  10. How much pocket money I should have for personal expenses?
    Balkans in general are a lot more affordable than other European countries. Depending on the country, you should have between 25 and 50 EUR per day for personal expenses such as food and small shopping.
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girlinagirdle

Couple Traveller

Holiday of a lifetime – can’t recommend funky tours enough!

I can’t put into words how much I enjoyed our trip with Funky Tours and I can’t recommend them enough!

My husband and I did a two-week four country trip through Croatia/Bosnia and Hercegovina/Montenegro and Albania and had a ball.

Anand and Senad were THE best guide and driver and it felt like taking a trip with friends. They couldn’t do enough for us and were knowledgable and engaging giving a personal perspective about a multi-layered part of the world. Ema, Edna and Nadirah in the office couldn’t be more helpful, checking in to see if we were OK or wanted anything changing.

Where necessary local guides were used who were all engaging, informative and critically had lived through history and events they were speaking about.

We tweaked the itinerary as we went along to make sure it suited us perfectly and the flexibility and amount of things to see and do meant we felt Funky Tours gave us a holiday of a lifetime!

August 21, 2021

Amphulapcha

Solo Traveller

Fantastic Balkan 10 days with Sarajevo Funky Tour

Ema organized my trip B&H, Montenegro, Albania in November 2020. Her communication was timely. What I like most about Ema and her team is they addressed my concerns about traveling during the pandemic. They took care all the PCR test to ensure smooth border crossing. We all wore masks and tested negative before starting our car journey together. I want to thank to Taib (guide) for making my trip magical and memorable. Taib is knowledgeable, good communication skills, detail oriented.

I am glad I made the choice to go with Sarajevo Funky Tour.

November 11, 2020

Sara L

Solo Traveller

Best Agency to Experience the Balkan Region!

Sarajevo Funky Tours is hands down the best travel agency I have ever had the pleasure of working with. From the initial booking inquiry months in advance to the ride to the airport on my last day, everyone that I met with the Sarajevo Funky Tours team was delightful to be around. What sets this agency apart from the others is that their guides and staff know what it means to balance professionalism and building friendships with their guests. For the 8 days I spent touring with Funky Tours, all of the guides, drivers, and staff went above and beyond to check in with how I was doing throughout my stay — and as a solo female traveler in a brand new county, that meant the world to me. I will always recommend this agency because of the time, effort, and care they put into breaking down prejudice — and cannot wait to explore more of the Balkan Region with their team the next time I visit! Puno Ljubavi!

March 19, 2020

Amra A

Couple Traveller

As someone who has roots from Balkans, I planned trip for my group of friends from Australia to Balkans. We decided to go with Funky Tours.

All I can say they are the most amazing company in whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Balkans too!!! We did a 12 day Balkan package covering Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. It was planned with the real perfection and with really affordable price.
Our guides and driver were really amazing. The vehicle was brand new and the organisation was flawless. We especially loved our accommodation in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb, Mostar and Dubrovnik.

We started off in Zagreb, and then visited Jasenovac concentration camp with Novi Sad and Belgrade. Belgrade was full of amazing surprises. Afterwards we went via Srebrenica and East Bosnia to Sarajevo, where we spend 3 days. Sarajevo is really amazing. Then we visited Mostar and Herzegovina. Dubrovnik and Split were amazing too. Lastly we visited beautiful Croatian coastline with stunning Plitvice Lakes and departed from Zagreb again.

We strongly recommend Funky Tours from Sarajevo.

Amra from Australia

February 15, 2020

travel_luvver

Couple Traveller

Custom tour 2 people Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.

Great tour company and guides highly professional. We had 3 days in Sarajevo with the wonderful tour guide Adnan then 6 days touring Balkans areas including Montenegro and Croatia with Ayoub. All guides were professional, intelligent and knowledgeable about the areas travelled. Our car was modern and most importantly we had so much fun on the trip. The organisation by Ema was flawless. This has been on my bucket list for years and was unforgettable, many thanks to you all.

July 15, 2019
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