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All Inclusive – Private Villa Holiday in Herzegovina (7 Days of Fun, Adventure & Culture)

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7 Days
Availability : Apr - Oct
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Max People : 12 persons
Tour Overview

Herzegovina, or famously called “Bosnian Tuscany” is the perfect holiday break for anyone in love with mediterranean climate, and a perfect combination of the sun, water, great cuisine, party time and relaxed outdoor adventure.

Ever wondered how people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are so genuinely friendly, hospitable and sometimes even relaxed in the way it makes you think there is no earthly burden that could harmfully silent their loud laughter? 

It is the impeccable nature that is keeping their undefeated vitality, pungent but healthy food they prepare, fine wines and strong drinks they enjoy and enormous love and a complete acceptance towards all the small differences that makes us so unique.

Our hedonistic 7 day ALL INCLUSIVE Balkan holiday break at a private luxury villa with a swimming pool at the banks of emerald green Neretva river is the best the Balkans have in offer.

Highlights

  • Travel easily and spend your holidays carefree, far away from pandemic hustle and concrete bustle
  • Enjoy the benefits of all inclusive, full board, budget friendly yet luxury trip
  • Spend six nights in a private villa with a pool in heart of Herzegovina region and themed pool parties
  • Threat your buds with homegrown products and taste the best of traditional local dishes brought by famous Herzegovinian local chefs 
  • Explore the best of Herzegovina region and visit medieval Pocitelj, Dervish Blagaj and incredible Mostar
  • Indulge into the world of obscure wine sorts and flirt with so far unknown wine flavours at charming settings of local wineries
  • Dare to do the longest zip-line in the country and walk the skywalk overlooking Mostar
  • Trace the powerful Herzegovinian rivers and discover the hidden oasis of Istup waterfall
  • Admire the incredibly intact nature diversity and enjoy a photo safari at Hutovo Lake
  • Meet the local farmers and enjoy fruit picking in vast plantations 
  • Learn how to paddle and take a canoe safari at the Europe’s only underground river that sinks into the ground and emerges again exactly nine times.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush while rafting the powerful Neretva river
  • Experience the best of Sarajevo nightlife and admire the views from Olympic Mountain 

What's Included

INCLUDED

Hosts and Guide
English speaking local-expert hosts, guides and driver.
Accommodation
6 nights in exclusive private villa in Herzegovina, 1 night in 4* hotel in Sarajevo
Full board
6x breakfast, lunch & dinner
Drinks
6 days of unlimited amounts of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
All Transfers
All transfers provided by Funky Tours in brand new, regularly serviced and sanitised vehicles
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
Trip 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.

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

We shall pick you up at Sarajevo airport. Other locations possible on request.

Departure Time: Daily: To be agreed on

Brief Itinerary

The itinerary is extremely well planned to be a relaxed, entertaining and a great quality holiday. All daily excursions are extremely close to the villa location, and none of the days includes more than 30-45 min of driving between villa and our points of interest.

Please note that the itinerary is extremely flexible and  is a subject to change or modification depending on your preferences.

  • Day 01: Arrival to Sarajevo

Airport pick up. Walking tour of Sarajevo and lunch. Transfer to villa and dinner.

  • Day 02: Meet Herzegovina in Depth

Visit to Blagaj and Pocitelj. Zip-line and lunch in Mostar. Dinner and live private concert at villa.

  • Day 03: Istup Waterfall Canyoning OR Hutovo Blato Photo Safari with Fruit Picking

Choose your own adventure. Barbecue dinner with locals at Bregava river in Stolac.

  • Day 04: Trebizat River Canoe Safari 

Canoe Safari and lunch at private beach bar. Herzegovina night out with live music.

  • Day 05: Herzegovina Wine Route & Kravice Waterfall

Visiting three wineries and Kravice Waterfall. Dinner speciality lamb on the spit. Live music at villa.

  • Day 06: Neretva White River Rafting and Sarajevo Nightlife

Check out and rafting at Neretva River. Arrival to Sarajevo and hotel check in. Sarajevo pub night.

  • Day 07: Olympic Mt. Trebevic Cable Car & Airport Transfer 

Visit to Olympic Mt. Trebevic. Transfer to the airport. Bye-byes.

 

Full Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival 

Pick up from the Sarajevo airport followed by the walking tour of the stunning old town area and tasting the best of local dishes in a cosy ambience of a traditional Sarajevo restaurant. After lunch we will head towards the region of Herzegovina and check into our Villa Paradise.

Evening time for delicious locally prepared dinner, meeting with your hosts and toast for an amazing trip that is about to follow. 

Alternatively pickups can be organised at the airports of Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Belgrade or any other location you might find more convenient.

Herzegovina Villa Fun Time
> Enjoy your time having great fun by the private swimming pool and create the best parties of your life. On the other hand if you prefer easy time, just enjoy and relax in the beautiful surroundings of your Herzegovina Villa.
Day 02: Discover the best of Herzegovina

Have you ever heard about Bosnian Uštipci and kajmak? Nothing in the world beats a strong Bosnian breakfast which will treat your palates as royalty while you are enjoying the view of Neretva river and amiable character of Herzegovinian morning sun.

After breakfast, we will head to explore the region of Herzegovina in depth with our first stop being in Ottoman village and medieval town of Počitelj. We will walk the old stone walls of Počitelj and beat the Herzegovinian all embracing sun in the shadows of the beautiful local garden over an icy pomegranate juice.

Pocitelj fort and Neretva river
> Počitelj fort and Neretva river together make perfect blend for stunning photography and mystical exploration of this unique medieval fort.
Pocitelj people selling local products
> Meet the Počitelj people selling products and taste the best of Herzegovina homemade delicacies. Local Herzegovinians will blow you away with stunning hospitality, one you will hardly see anywhere else in the Balkans. 

Our next stop will be the enchanting Blagaj. This is a place where we will encounter the absolutely captivating Buna river spring, one of the largest karst river springs in the entire Europe. Blagaj is also a home to Dervish House (Blagaj Tekke) where we shall enter a completely new level of serenity and learn about mysterious Sufi life.

The mystical Blagaj dervish house and Buna river as one of the strongest river springs in Europe
> The mystical Blagaj dervish house and Buna river as one of the strongest river springs in Europe
Buna Dervishes
> Meet the local Buna Dervishes and attend the Sufi ceremony. Get to learn about local Sufi traditions and customs.

For the next hour we will outbid the Počitelj art and Blagaj serenity with some adrenaline rush and Mostar zip line, the longest zip line in the country. Those who prefer not to be involved can simply grab a drink and admire the city of Mostar from a 35m long skywalk platform.

Last stop for a day will be amazing Mostar where we will do a walking tour and learn about a myriad of historical events concluding with the poignant war history which made this city become like a man-made structure of yin & yang.

Mostar local divers
> Meet the Mostar local divers who start diving from the Old Bridge from an early age. By the time they are teenagers, they have already made dozens of prefect dives, and are masters of their craft.

We will have a lunch next to the UNESCO protected Old Bridge and give you some free time to soak up the atmosphere of the city on your own.

Mostar Old Bridge during the sunset makes the experience of visiting Mostar during the evening hours the best time to be.
> Mostar Old Bridge during the sunset makes the experience of visiting Mostar during the evening hours the best time to be.

We will return to villa in afternoon and have some rest while getting a perfect setting for the evening. 
Mostar will be the main theme of the night and our villa will host a famous local bend performer straight from a Mostar Rock School.

Besides some amazing music we will be enjoying the local “meza” with a myriad of homegrown and produced Herzegovinian threats. Star of the night will be a rich Mostarsko beer with an abundance of different choices for those who are not big fans of beer. 

Day 03: The Best of Herzegovina Nature
  • Option 1: Canyoning to Istup Waterfall 

The most beautiful and the most hidden story of Herzegovina is the one and only Istup canyon. Easily and without any exaggeration we can call this place a paradise on earth.

After an easy morning accompanied with a tasty breakfast, we will head towards the town of Stolac. Nested on the beautiful Bregava river, a town with more than 30 national monuments and traces of life dating as long as 16.000 years in the past, Stolac region will be the highlight of your Herzegovina stay.

Sara's Bridge in Stolac
> Sara’s Bridge in Stolac

We will start our river tracing experience and discover the waterfall Istup with its hidden oasis of natural diversity. With countless small pools and waterfalls appearing and disappearing along the way, the experience of exploring the turquoise canyon of the Istup is probably one of your best life choices. Picnic lunch just below the waterfalls while overhearing the intact nature sounds is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 

Istup canyoning in Herzegovina region is one if the most beautiful water experiences in the whole region of Balkans
> Istup canyoning in Herzegovina region. Located near Stolac, this beautiful canyon with turquoise water color will simply leave you breathless. The hardness level is adjusted to anyone.
Istup near Stolac
> Istup waterfalls near Stolac are ideal summer time canyoning experiences. With crystal clean water, pleasant temperatures and accessible terrain, this canyoning experience is one of the best in whole region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (photo has been take with wet GoPro, that is why the image is full of action adventure)

  • Option 2: Hutovo Blato Boat Safari & Herzegovina Fruit Picking 

If you are not into canyoning we can use this day to visit a captivating Nature park Hutovo Lake. Hutovo Lake is known to be one of the largest European nature and bird reserve and is an ideal asylum for thousands of animal and plant species. 

Tucked away in a secluded corner of Herzegovina, this home to hundreds of migratory birds is a place completely shielded from any impact of human kind.

 

We will enjoy short hikes through a carpets of wild flowers and dense forest at the nature park, and do a famous photo safari  while enjoying an explosion of stunning karst landscape, beautiful lakes, swamps and glades.

Hutovo Blato Safari
> Hutovo Blato boat safari

After a beautiful boat ride we will head towards the charming village setting of Stolac area and visit the local farmers. Tasty picnic lunch will be followed with a nice stroll in the vast spaces of fruit plantations and indulge into a sweet heaven of organically produced apples, strawberries, apricots, kiwis etc. 

On our way back we will make sure to stop at the ancient Daorson and make a toast to all of the lost civilizations while admiring the sunset over Herzegovinian karst.

Stolac
> Walls of ancient capital Daorson which housed all of the important administrative, public and religious buildings of Illyrian tribe Daorsi.

No matter which of the two options you choose, good time is guaranteed and will be followed with some nice and easy walks and exploring the Stolac, a crossroad of civilizations.

Stolac
> The stunning Nakshibendi Dervish house – utter place of worship

Dinner will be arranged just next to a turquoise Bregava river with a typical local barbecue menu and hanging out with locals. Tonight we will have a chance to taste homemade Stolac rakija and wine from a local winery named after the ancient Daorson. 

After the dinner we will return to the villa and let you enjoy some free time over the drinks. 

More about Stolac and its surroundings read at Funky Tours Magazine.

Day 4: Canoe Safari at Trebižat River

Today we will feel the adrenaline release while canoeing the Europe’s only underground river that sinks into the ground and emerges again exactly nine times. Guided by local experts we will quickly learn how to paddle and operate a canoe while encountering the exciting cascades, descending parts and slopes. 

We will take a few breaks to enjoy the absolutely incredible nature surroundings and swim in the crystal clear waters of Trebižat river. 

Beautiful rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina
> Beautiful rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lunch break will be arranged at a cosy beach bar and restaurant which will provide top gastronomic pleasures. Nested in the heart of Trebižat river, you will be able to enjoy an absolute zen and privacy from comfortable booth or simply indulge into  sports activities such as beach volleyball or swimming. 

Trebizat Kayaking in Herzegovina
> Trebižat Kayaking in Herzegovina

We will return to villa to have some rest and, after a dinner, we shall continue with the evening by visiting one of the famous Herzegovinian night clubs well known to locals despite its hidden location. This is a place where we will hang out with locals and experience the best of BiH night life with live local music, DJ’s, and all of the best local drinks.

Day 05: Herzegovina Wine Route and Kravica Waterfalls 

Today we will take it nice and easy and, after breakfast, head to exploring the famous Herzegovinian wine route and tracing the authentic Herzegovinian wine flavors.

Authentic sorts of Žilavka and Blatina are only grown in the Herzegovina region, and being largely consumed locally, they are rare outside of the Balkans. More about Herzegovinian wines, read at Funky Tours Magazine.

18 reasons to visit Balkans
> Herzegovina Wine Route is a home to over 40 different winemakers.

Our hosts will be amazing wine producers and families Marijanović, Ostojić and Brkić with whom we will learn about the centuries old wine production.

We will enjoy walks through luxuriantly growing vineyards and soak up the atmosphere of captivating Herzegovinian contrasts of lush vineyards, powerful rivers, karst and stone. 

Herzegovina Wine Tasting
> Herzegovina Wine Tasting experience. Taste the wines from the best winemakers in Herzegovina and get to experience Herzegovinian poetry of taste.
Herzegovina Wine Tasting
> Try dozen of native wine sorts, combined with locally made olive oil, smoked ham and prosciutto.

In charming settings of opulently growing herbs and flowers and centuries old wine cellars, we will enjoy the finest of Žilavka and Blatina and bring some along to enjoy on our next stop, Kravice Waterfalls which will welcome us in less than 30 min of drive from Medjugorje.

Kravica is a truly remarkable cascade on the Trebižat River nested in a very heartland of Herzegovina karst and we will spend some time to enjoy the paradisiacal falls and swim in the crystal clear pool formed by these massive waterfalls trapped in lush greenery. 

Kravice Waterfalls on Trebizat river
> Kravice Waterfalls on Trebizat river are often referred as “small Niagaras” by the local and tourists who get to experience this beauty.
Kravica Waterfalls are ideal for summer time fun and chill
> Kravica Waterfalls are ideal for summer time fun and chill

By the time you are back, dinner will be ready and this night’s star is a perfectly prepared lamb on spit, an inevitable part of Herzegovinian cuisine. Tonight our pool party will be level up with the sounds of traditional Balkan music brought to you by a local performer.

Day 06: Neretva White River Rafting and Sarajevo Pub night

After breakfast we will head towards Sarajevo and, on the way, explore the amazing Neretva midstream area with one of the best adventures you could possibly do while in the country – Neretva White River Rafting.

Once in Konjic, we will take a full equipment and head towards our starting point. Roughly 45min drive will take us through spectacular sceneries of Boracko Lake and upper flow of Neretva river. 

Once we start with rafting, the following four hours will bring us amazing slopes and rapids, turnarounds, canyons with clean and fresh drinkable water, absolutely intact nature and charming oasis of beaches where we will have some rest and enjoy the serene settings of the amazing flora and fauna diversity. 

Rafting at Neretva River
> Rafting at Neretva River. One of the Bosnian most beautiful rivers is ideal for summer white water adventure. Anyone can do it, regardless of your fitness level.

We will arrive at Sarajevo at roughly 6 PM which will give us plenty of time to prepare for the night out. Once we check you into your 4* centrally located hotel, we will arrange a locally prepared dinner and continue with the night by visiting some of the most popular Sarajevo pubs and let you enjoy until you decide to call off a night.

Day 07: Olympic Mt. Trebevic and Airport Transfer 

After breakfast we will pick you up and take on a unique cable car ride to Olympic Mt. Trebevic which is towering the whole city. We will enjoy the absolutely astounding views over the city, do some nice and easy walks and visit the old Olympic bobsled which will, most likely, be a highlight of your Sarajevo experience. 

Sarajevo Cable Car
> Sarajevo Cable Car: “fly over the city”, have originally been open in 1959 and until 1992 operated as the most amazing attraction of Sarajevo. During the Siege of Sarajevo, the cable cars have been destroyed and finally reopened in 2018, and today offer the unique experience of understanding Sarajevo’s true nature.

Besides brining the glory to the city during the 1984 Olympics, Olympic mountain Trebević is also crucial for understanding the story of Sarajevo Siege which we will introduce you to without spoiling your holiday mood. 

After mountain Trebević, we will head towards the airport for your departure. After a week long holiday, when originally you arrived as a guest, and left as a friend, we are looking forward to see you again somewhere in the Balkans on one of Funky Tours special holiday trips.

The Villa

Villa is fully equipped with everything you need for a luxurious, relaxed and perfect stay.

Key Features

  • Private 10×5.5m swimming pool hidden from the public view. Pool is oriented towards the Neretva river offering a very pleasant stay. The pool is equipped with strong filters that always keep it clean at all times.
  • The pool is equipped with a body massage nozzle, night lights, parasols, deck chairs, solar showers, and a water fun kit for children pool games (basketball, fire polo, volleyball).
  • Three bedrooms with a total of 10 beds (2 double beds and 6 individual beds), each with a private bathroom.
  • Large 50sqm living room with open kitchen and all necessities (utensils for cooking, baking and storing dishes, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, toasters, juicer for natural juices, hot drinks and cold water machine, mini coffee machine, mini bar, ice maker, large fridge, etc.)
  • In the living room there is a 117cm TV, with cable TV, Hi-Fi, WI-FI all around the complex, facilities for children: channels with cartoons, board games, picture books, various toys, and other facilities.
  • In the basement floor the villa has an ethno style tavern ideal for private events or parties.
  • Large outdoor fridge, outdoor garden fireplace with barbecue equipment, large outdoor fridge, garden swing, etc.
  • Guests can also enjoy a large number of various decorative flowers and ethno items that decorate garden areas and lawns with a self-watering system, as well as a garden water fountain.
  • Within the building there is a covered parking for 2 vehicles, with the possibility of parking more vehicles inside the complex.
  • Large outdoor terrace overlooking the Neretva River and beautiful canyon.

Herzegovina Villa private pool with a view over the river Neretva and surrounding hills
> Herzegovina Villa private pool with a view over the river Neretva and surrounding hills
Herzegovina Villa private pool with a view over the river Neretva and surrounding hills
> Herzegovina Villa private pool with a view over the river Neretva and surrounding hills
Herzegovina Villa by Neretva River
> Herzegovina Villa by Neretva River
Herzegovina Villa by Neretva River
> Herzegovina Villa by Neretva River
Private Villa in Herzegovina by the Neretva River
> Private Villa in Herzegovina by the Neretva River

Full Board / All inclusive

This holiday includes a full board, all inclusive package with breakfast, lunch, dinner and myriad of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage choices. 

Menu is fully customisable and will be presented to guests on request before the arrival.

Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or food preferences. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Optional Extras

  1. Extend your stay
    Extend your stay in Herzegovina or elsewhere and customise your very own itinerary. 
  2. Jeep Safari 
    Enjoy a once in a life time Jeep Safari trip through completely rural and off the beaten path of Herzegovina and enjoy the views of Deranjsko Jezero in area of Hutovo Protected bird and nature reserve. 
  3. Čvrsnica Mountain Hiking Trip
    Explore the hiking paradise of Čvrsnica Mountain and conquer the peaks reaching over 2000m, with beautiful Blidinje lake, and the unique natural phenomena of “Outlaws gates”.
  4. Visit Herzegovinian Religious Sites
    Learn about Catholic pilgrimage Medjugorje, visit Orthodox monasteries Žitomislici and Tvrdoš, visit one of the small village church which became one of the greatest massacre sites in WWII and explore city of Trebinje. 
  5. Blagaj Via Ferrata 
    Visit medieval fort town Herceg Stjepana Kosača and Blagaj eco centre. Do a 6 kms long Blagaj Via Ferrata which can be done by almost anyone, regardless on the fitness level.
  6. Beach day at Neum
     Just one hour driving from the villa is home to the largest Bosnian coastal town at the Adriatic, the town of Neum. Extremely popular summer time destination is an ideal place for a relaxing day on the beach and “salting up” at very affordable restaurants and beach bars. 
  7. Biking along the famous Ćiro trail
    A narrow gauge railway which used to connect Mostar with Dubrovnik was built during the Austria-Hungarian rule in the late 19th and early 20th century, today offers an amazing “window” to the past as a great biking experience.
  8. Hiking to the Bijela canyon
    Discover the hidden oasis in the middle of the Herzegovinian lowland karst region, and admire the power of nature by tracing the canyon of Bijela river.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this a private tour?
Yes, this is a private trip.

2. What is the weather like in April to September?

Herzegovina average temperature
> Herzegovina average annual temperatures. You probably did not knew, but Mostar and Herzegovina are on average one of the warmest regions of Europe.

3. 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.

4. Can I start/end this trip elsewhere in Croatia or Bosnia?
Yes, all of our tours and packages are customizable. If you arrival point is not Sarajevo (BIH) and you prefer to fly into Croatia, Serbia or Montenegro, let us know and we shall organize private transfer to your Herzegovina villa. 

5. 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.

6. How much in advance I need to book this tour?
It is recommended to book at least 3 months in advance as the villa is often sold long time in advance.

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