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8D7N Best of Bosnia & Herzegovina (Culture)

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

8D7N Culture Package is the best way to explore and understand Bosnia and Herzegovina in depth and experience the ultimate combination cultural diversity, complex history and incredible nature sites.

This budget friendly trip will enable you an amazing chance of  being joined in a small group and experience the best of Bosnia and Herzegovina with guaranteed attention to smallest detail by our team. 

In order to keep the maximum attention to quality of the tour please note that number of people is limited to 8 travellers per group. 

Highlights

  • Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina in depth with an absolutely budget friendly, small group tours. 
  • Spend seven nights in Sarajevo and understand why is it called European Jerusalem.
  • Discover the incredible importance of UNESCO sites and experience the cultural and nature diversity.
  • Learn the story of war in Bosnia and Siege of Sarajevo and visit the related sites. 
  • Delve into a hypnotising local story telling, history puzzles and understand the origins of multiculturalism.
  • Explore the massacre sites in Srebrenica and Potocari, meet the family of local survivors.
  • Actively participate in local community, learn about the local customs, traditions, arts and crafts.
  • Threat your buds with tasty home-cooked meals and enjoy a true Bosnian gathering with live music.
  • Walk with the past in viziers town of Travnik and feel like a king in royal town od Jajce.
  • Discover the rural sites, learn about Nomad life and wander the most isolated villages of the country. 
  • Get the best possible experience of Herzegovina Region and soak up the atmosphere of charming Mostar.
  • Explore the East Bosnia, West Serbia and enjoy spectacular views from Tara National Park within one day.

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Guide
    English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Sarajevo 7 nights (Choose via Booking Form: 3*, 4* or 5* hotels).
  • Meals
    Breakfast included.
  • All Transfers
    Sarajevo airport transfer on arrival/departure any time it fits you and all transfers during the tour. If you plan to arrive from Dubrovnik or Belgrade, let us know and we can arrange private transfer to Sarajevo. 
  • 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.
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.

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 8 can be anytime.

Food & Accommodation

What’s Food Alike?
Bosnian food is unique mix of eastern and western cuisine which blended with local customs is creating probably the most diverse cuisine in the Balkans. Bosnian food included a lot of meat, but don’t worry we have you covered in case you prefer vegetarian options. Tasting local specialties Ćevapi or Burek is must have. Roasted lamb and homemade pita (eng.pie) are out of this world delicacies.

  • Day 1-8
    Hotel 3/4/5*- Twin Share (Breakfast included)

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: (Arrival to Sarajevo)
18 reasons to visit Balkans
Bosnian food is known for its healthy hearty meals.

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 Walk and Sarajevo Siege Tour)
Sarajevo old town Bascarsija coppersmith street - Kazandziluk
Sarajevo old town Bačšarsija coppersmith street – Kazandžiluk

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. Free time in the later afternoon.

  • DAY 3: (Travnik and Jajce Tour)
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset

Visit central Bosnia and its pearls of Jajce and Travnik

Jajce is medieval capital of Bosnian Kingdom, birthplace of Yugoslavia and the only town with the natural waterfall in the city centre. With amazing Pliva river and its beautiful lakes, Jajce is the unmissable part of your Bosnian holiday.

Travnik in the late 17th century become to be residence of Ottoman Viziers, and until today has one of the most preserved Ottoman forts. It is birth place of Ivo Andrić – Nobel Prize Winner.

  • DAY 4: (East Bosnia and West Serbia Tour)
Drvengrad - Mecavnik - A wooden town in West Serbia
Drvengrad – Mećavnik – A wooden town in West Serbia

On this full day tour from Sarajevo, we mainly focus on the eastern parts of Bosnia and visiting town of Višegrad and its UNESCO heritage of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge over Drina river, Andrićgrad, Dobrun Monastery, Mokra Gora Nature park with amazing Šargan Eight Train and National Park Tara in Serbia.

Special stop of the day is UNESCO site of Bosnian medieval necropolis. Return to Sarajevo is in the later afternoon.

Please Note:

  • This tour shortly crosses into Serbia, so you need to have passport.
  • Šargan Eight Train is operating from 1st of April until 31st of October, and in winter season from December 22 until to January 7. If this tour is not running on your dates, we can make alternative day tour during the winter period.
  • DAY 5: (Lukomir Village and Bjelašnica Mountain)
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional bosnian village highlands costume clothing
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional bosnian village highlands costume clothing

Even though Lukomir village is best to explore as full day hiking tour from Umoljani village, in this culture based package we shall mainly focus on SUV safari visit to the village.

Meaning tour will not be undergone as hiking, but as driving itinerary.

However for guests, who feel more into hiking, tour can be easily altered into very easy or medium demanding hiking itinerary.

  • Lukomir tour is available from 1st of March until 1st of December, since Lukomir village is only accessible from early spring until late autumn. From 1st of December until 1st of March Lukomir tour is available as snowshoeing tour.
  • DAY 6: (Srebrenica Genocide Tour)
Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potocari
Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potocari

Visit Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potočari and understand the events which took place in July 1995, that today are classified as Genocide. 

Visit Srebrenica town and learn about the present day situation in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • DAY 7: (Mostar and Herzegovina Tour)
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Mostar old bridge during the sunset

You can’t miss out Mostar and Herzegovina, you simply can’t.

On our Mostar and Herzegovina full day tour, we get to explore Herzegovina’s 5 most important places visiting Mostar, Počitelj, Blagaj, Konjic and Jablanica.

Return to Sarajevo in the later afternoon.

  • DAY 8: (Departure)
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente

Free time in Sarajevo until airport transfer

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains
  • 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)
  • Water bottle

Optional Extras

Single Supplement

  • 95 EUR per person 

Full Board:

  • 145 EUR per person

 

In case you find better flight connection with some other Balkan cities please contact our team and we will be happy to offer a tour/transfer to Sarajevo.

Map

Trip Photos

Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Sarajevo art academy and bridge Festina Lente
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Mostar old bridge during the sunset
Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potocari
Srebrenica Genocide Memorial at Potočari
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional bosnian village highlands costume clothing
A local Lukomir woman laughing in traditional Bosnian village highlands costume clothing
Drvengrad - Mecavnik - A wooden town in West Serbia
Drvengrad – Mećavnik – A wooden town in West Serbia
Sarajevo old town Bascarsija coppersmith street - Kazandziluk
Sarajevo old town Baščarsija coppersmith street – Kazandžiluk
Konjic Old Bridge - Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina
Lukomir village in Bosna and Herzegovina
Sarajevo Gazi Husref Bey Mosque Built in 1531. and the Old Town
Sarajevo Gazi Husref Bey Mosque Built in 1531. and the Old Town

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. Is Bosnia safe off the beaten path travels?
    The best destinations in Bosnia 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?
    Bosnia and Herzegovina is country 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 Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  6. I found a better connecting flight. Can I be picked up in some other Balkan country?
    Please feel free to contact our team with your requires and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. 
  7. Can I book my own accommodation in Sarajevo?
    Yes, you can. In case you prefer booking your own accommodation we will deduct the costs of hotel service from the overall price. 
  8. What is the currency I should use while in Bosnia?
    While some places do accept EUR make sure to have small amount of local currency (BAM)
  9. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  10. How much in advance I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure. 
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jonaswe1989

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Best tour compagnie

Sarajevo Funky Tours made my holiday in Sarajevo the best i ever had!

The communication from the booking of my tours were exellent. The tour guides where amazing. I want to say a big thank you to Damir, what a wonderful guy!

If u visit Sarajevo, you should book your tours with them!!

December 4, 2019

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Immerse yourself in Bosnia

I signed up for the 8-day package and was happy with my choice. Ema coordinated my day and half-day tours, all of which were interesting. All guides were professional, personable, and willing to extend themselves. They shared personal and family experiences that made the tours especially interesting. They saw to all details from transporting to and from the airport to picking me up daily. I felt well-cared for.

June 24, 2019
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