Bosnia & Herzegovina Vacation & Tour Packages
Well on the road to recovery after a tragic recent past, Bosnia & Herzegovina (or just Bosnia for short) is a small, friendly country with a couple of standout sights. Many people may only know it from crossing the 20km part of Bosnia that has a coast, when traveling by road between Dubrovnik and the rest of Croatia (our tip: don't stop there, Neum is particularly unlovely) but should you have time on your travels throughout the territory of the former Yugoslavia, your curiosity will be well rewarded.
Sarajevo has been undergoing significant reconstruction since the Bosnian War for independence in the early 90s and is very popular with travel guide, Lonely Planet, which listed it as '43rd Best city in the World' a few years ago. Sarajevo had the distinction until the late 20th century of being the only European city to have a mosque, Catholic church, Orthodox church and synagogue within the same neighborhood, a reminder of the many influences on the country in the past centuries; over 400 years of Ottoman rule then a short period as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
That meeting of cultures is also apparent in Mostar, famous for its 16th century bridge which was bombed in the war then rebuilt in 2004. Stop to watch local men diving off the bridge into the Neretva River almost 70 feet below. For a fee you can even wetsuit-up and dive in yourself under the supervision of the local diving club.
Although Islam is the predominant religion in Bosnia, there is a significant pilgrimage site for Catholics at Medjugorje (an estimated one million a year), in Herzegovina where since 1981 six local Catholics have seen apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Medjugorje and Mostar can be visited as a day trip from Dubrovnik or as stops on a private transfer between Dubrovnik and other Croatian destinations but if you have the time a night in Mostar gives you the opportunity to see it without the day-tripping crowds as well as staying in a unique national monument hotel.
Bosnia is still not a member of the European Union so you can expect your dollar to go much further here than in Eurozone and even non-Eurozone EU member countries.
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Suggested Tour Itineraries Featuring Bosnia & Herzegovina
Our suggested itineraries in Bosnia & Herzegovina and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Bosnia & Herzegovina vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation and excursions and activities.