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9D8N Bosnian Winter Holiday (Snowshoeing + Skiing + Leisure + Culture)

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9 Days
Availability : Nov-Mar
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

Would you dare spending winter holidays in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Would you dare to break the usual routine and instead of famous and heavily expensive European winter destinations, visit one completely, new but equally good, unexplored, safe and totally cheap?

We shall combine winter activities such as snowshoeing, snow-powder hiking or regular winter skiing with most famous cultural and leisure destinations in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

In this amazing 9D8N itinerary, we have created the optimum mix of culture and outdoor experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina. All activities are suitable for anyone with normal, medium fitness.

Please keep in mind this is a shared tour, with no more than maximum 8 travellers per tour. It is based on private 3 and 4* accommodation in combination with snow-covered lodges in certain locations.

In this way you get to visit most important sights in our country, in easy pace, with maximum optimisation of your time and budget.

Highlights

  • Enjoy snowshoeing through the most amazing valley in Bosnia and Herzegovina – cold creek at Bjelašnica mountain near Umoljani village
  • Visit Blidinje Lake and walk the frozen lake, and later explore outskirts of Čvrsnica mountain
  • Visit Jajce during the winter season
  • Visit mountain regions truly of the beaten path and learn about local lifestyle

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • Guide
    English speaking local-expert guide.
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation for 8 nights (Choose via Booking Form: 3* or 4* 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 from December to March.
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 9 can be anytime.

Accommodation

  • Day 1-4
    Hotel in Sarajevo 3/4*- Twin Share (Breakfast included)
  • Day 5
    Vlašić Mountain Private Lodge – Twin Share (Breakfast included)
  • Day 6
    Blidinje Lake Private Lodge – Twin Share (Breakfast included)
  • Day 7
    Mostar Hotel 3/4* – Twin Share (Breakfast included)
  • Day 8
    Sarajevo Hotel 3/4* – Twin Share (Breakfast included)
  • Day 9
    Departure

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 (Arrival to Sarajevo)
Sarajevo under snow during the winter time
Sarajevo under snow during the winter time

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 ideal for tour briefing and nice introduction chats.

  • DAY 2: (Sarajevo Walking Tour & Sarajevo Siege Tour)
Self Guided Tour of Sarajevo: 2 Days with Itinerary and a Map
War Tunnel Museum, manifest of survival, bravery and hope.

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: (Bjelašnica Snowshoeing)
Umoljani Cold Creek - Studeni Potok
Umoljani Cold Creek – Studeni Potok

First day of incredible winter fun. Time to explore Bjelašnica Olympic mountain, and visit local semi-nomad village and snowshoeing experience.

On this day we shall visit village of Umoljani and learn about the local traditions and conduct 3/4 hour, medium demanding snowshoeing adventure to region of Cold Creek.

Return to Sarajevo in the later afternoon.

  • DAY 4: (Jahorina Olympic Mountain)
Jahorina Mountain
Jahorina Mountain

Jahorina Olympic Mountain is by far our most modern ski resort, giving us unlimited opportunities for amazing winter activities. If you are fan of plain hiking or medium demanding snowshoeing, or even stunning skiing, this mountain has it all.

Get ready to see the scenery you would never expect to see.

  • DAY 5: (Travnik and Jajce Tour)
Jajce in winter time
Jajce fort and Pliva waterfalls during the winter time

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.

Accommodation we’ll use at Vlašić will be private mountain lodge. In our opinion this kind of accommodation is simply the most enjoying one, as every lodge has open fireplace and during the cold winter days and especially nights, it will be your most favorite place. As your guide will be a person in-love with these kind of things, be sure that you’ll have some great moments as well.

  • DAY 6: (Vlašić Mountain Hiking or Snowshoeing)
Vlasic Mountain
Vlasic Mountain

Vlašić is one of the most beautiful mountains of central Bosnia, offering wide range of snow possibilities. On this day we can opt for easy walks around the mountain or amazing uphill hiking. At all times we shall have our snowshoeing gear with us, so all options are available.

Evening transfer to Blidinje Lake Nature Park.

The lake itself lies between Vran and Čvrsnica mountains, at the bottom of Dugo polje and at a height of 1184 metres above sea level. Given its surreal natural beauty, Blidinje Lake perfectly complements the landscape of Blidinje Nature Park.

Overnight at lodge by the lake.

  • DAY 7: (Blidinje Lake Adventure & Transfer to Mostar)
Blidinje Lake during the winter
Blidinje Lake

In the morning we shall do some easy hiking around the Blidinje lake nature park, followed with relaxed walks around the Vran mountain. After lunch, we will have transfer to Mostar, to explore the pearl of Herzegovina region.

After hotel check-in, we will do easy and relaxed walk around Mostar.

  • DAY 8: (Mostar and Herzegovina)
Mostar during the snow. Happens once every 50 years of more.
Mostar during the snow. Happens once every 50 years of more.

After morning free time in Mostar, and pleasant temperatures, usually above 10 Celsius in the winter time, get ready to explore the best of Herzegovina region. 

First we shall visit Kravice Waterfalls, the small Niagara’s. Later we will visit the pearl of Ottoman-Mediterranean architecture, town of Počitelj.

Lunch is reserved for Blagaj and explorations of mysticism of Buna Dervish house.

Before return to Sarajevo, we shall shortly visit Jablanica and Konjic. In Sarajevo, hotel check-in and free time.

  • DAY 9: (Sarajevo Free Time & Airport Transfer)

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 winter hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains
  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece jacket or similar
  • Lightweight trekking trousers/leggings
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle

Optional Extras

Single Supplement

  • 95 EUR per person 

Map

Trip Photos

Vlasic Mountain
Vlašić Mountain
Jahorina Mountain
Jahorina Mountain
Sarajevo under snow during the winter time
Sarajevo under snow during the winter time
Snowshoeing in Bosnia at Bjelašnica near Umoljani
Amazing landscapes, glossy raging rivers and sky-piercing mountains put Balkan on a list of some of the best European hubs of all that speaks adventure.

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. 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.
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Roxanne S

Solo Traveller

Fell in love with the mountains at Jahorina! With added history on top 🙂

My tour wasn’t listed in the drop down, I went on the Skiing tour with Siege of Sarajevo as this was an excellent cherry on top. As a complete newbie to skiing I wanted to go to a country that gave affordable prices and good hospitality! The FunkyTours was my first option this tour gave me the ability to ski that was really good prices and to be lost in the mountains in addition to experiencing the history, the hustle and bustle of Sarajevo at the end! It is a wonderful place to experience, full of culture, coffee, great food and friendly people. My organiser of the trip Ema was so welcoming as well as my skiing instructor Adhan. They were always making sure I was happy and had everything I needed. Adhan my guide gave great detail in terms of the history and the events that took place the siege. I stayed in a lovely hotel in Jahonira & Sarajevo and I felt well and truly cared for and looked after as a solo traveller. Cannot recommend the team more, look forward to seeing them again soon in the summer to enjoy the Bosnian heat in the waterfalls 🙂

February 3, 2019
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