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 some standout sights. Many people may only know it from crossing the 20km part of Bosnia that has a coast. You can see this when driving between Dubrovnik and the rest of Croatia. We don't suggest stopping there though, as Neum is not very nice. But you should make time on your travels throughout the territory of the former Yugoslavia to travel to Bosnia. It is definitely worthwhile. Those who visit Bosnia always come away with good things to say.
The government of Sarajevo has largely rebuilt the country since the Bosnian War for independence in the early '90s. It is very popular with travel guide Lonely Planet, which listed it as the 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, a Catholic church, an Orthodox church and a synagogue in the same neighborhood. This is a reminder of the many influences on the country in past centuries. Bosnia experienced over 400 years of Ottoman rule. After that it had a short period as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
That meeting of cultures is also apparent in Mostar. This city is famous for its 16th century bridge. It was bombed in the war then rebuilt in 2004. Stop to watch locals diving off the bridge into the Neretva River almost 70 feet below. For a fee you can even dive in yourself under the supervision of the local diving club. It's just one more unique destination for traveling in Bosnia.
Islam is the predominant religion in Bosnia. But there is a major pilgrimage site for Catholics at Medjugorje. An estimated one million pilgrims visit each year. This spot in Herzegovina is where six local Catholics have seen apparitions of the Virgin Mary since 1981. You can visit Medjugorje and Mostar as a day trip from Dubrovnik. Or stop there on a private transfer between Dubrovnik and other Croatian destinations. But if you have the time, a night in Mostar lets you see it without the crowds. It also gives you a chance to stay in a unique national monument hotel.
Bosnia is not a member of the European Union. You can expect your dollar to go much further here than in counties to the west. Accommodation in Bosnia is comfortable and affordable. Our local guides will be on-hand to assist all vacationers. Wherever you want to travel in Bosnia, we can make it happen. Visit Mostar, Medjugorje, Sarajevo, or all of them. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we'll start planning the perfect Bosnia vacation, just for you.
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Popular 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, excursions and activities.
Discover some of the less-visited parts of the Balkans on a self-drive trip that will reward your adventurous spirit with warm welcomes, great food and spectacular sights. Start your exploration in Zagreb, then head to the capital of the former Yugoslavia, Belgrade. From there you'll be going south into Bosnia & Herzegovina with stops in Sarajevo and Mostar, before dipping into Montengro for a couple of nights in UNESCO-listed Kotor then dropping the car off at Dubrovnik airport. read full itinerary