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The Mini Bosnia Experience

From $463.50 Per Person

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Go back in history as East meets West in an impressive display of architecture and culture. All with a pinch of natural beauty.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
From Apr to Oct
4 nights

From $463.50 Per Person

BOOK TODAY $162.225 DEPOSIT

Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Once a symbol of multicultural accord and the home of the 1984 Winter Olympics, the city of Sarajevo is a living history lesson on how things can go wrong, but more importantly, how we can overcome our differences.

Mostar

Mostar

The iconic bridge was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent almost five centuries ago. Reconstructed in 2004, it stands tall again as a symbol of reconciliation of the three ethnicity in the country.

Kravice Waterfalls

Kravice Waterfalls

This true miracle of nature is the perfect way to start your journey. Whether you want to hike around, swim, or simply have a meal in the most amazing setting in the country, this waterfall will leave you breathless.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Just across the border in Croatia, you will find another Mediterranean gem. The lush green mountains marrying the sandy coast with the Old Town as a centerpiece is a must-visit European destination.

"A land where turquoise rivers run swift and sheep huddle on steep hillsides, Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of Europe’s most visually stunning corners."

Rough Guide - Travel Guide

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Sarajevo and see how East meets West in a truly breathtaking manner. Whether you like the architecture of churches or mosques, the taste of Turkish sweet delicacies, or homebrewed rakija, you will learn a lot, and enjoy it even more. Your local guide will show you all the scars of the recent civil war, but more importantly how they use them as a lesson on the importance of unity and forgiveness. From the cable car ride to the abandoned bobsleigh luge to visiting the Tunnel of Salvation, this city will not leave you indifferent. For all the nature lovers there are the stunning Kravice Waterfalls, and Neretva River by the famous Mostar bridge. To cap it all off, you get to spend a night in the amazing city of Dubrovnik - the crown jewel of the Mediterranean coast.

YOUR EXPERTS

Ilija

Ilija

The Thinker - Meet Ilija

James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATIONBosnia and Herzegovina
SEASONApril 15 - 19 2019
DURATION4 nights
GROUP SIZE8 people
ASSISTANCEHands on
AIRPORT(S)Dubrovnik
FLIGHTSFor more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.
VISAUK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONSNo

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Travel to Kravice Waterfall

Arrival at Dubrovnik Airport followed by a transfer to the Kravice Waterfall area. The afternoon at your leisure - lunch by the waterfall in a wonderful natural setting is highly recommended.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Welcome Drink

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Visit to Medjugorje
Day 2 Travel to Sarajevo via Mostar

Start the day by visiting the iconic Mostar Bridge followed by a short transfer to the amazing monastery of Blagaj Tekija. Afterward, you'll be transferred to Sarajevo to check in to your hotel, followed by a slow-pace foodie Walking Tour to start getting to know the city. Evening at your leisure.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to Mostar
  • Visit to Blagaj Tekija Monastery
  • Sarajevo Walking Tour
Day 3 Exploring Sarajevo

Start your day by visiting the Bobsleigh Luge which was the first line of defense in the Civil War. Continue your history lesson by walking through the Tunnel of Salvation, followed by visiting the War Museum, and other cultural heritage sites of your choice. Liaise with your guide to find out the best places to dine and relax around the iconic Sarajevo promenade, Bascasrsija.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to the Bobsleigh Luge
  • Visit to the Tunnel of Salvation
  • Visit to the War Museum

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Day trip to the springs of Bosna River
Day 4 Travel to Dubrovnik

Transfer to the lovely town of Dubrovnik for a day at your leisure. Your guide will provide all the info and assistance to help you organize your day the best way possible.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Dubrovnik Walking Tour
Day 5 Transfer to the airport

Morning at your leisure. Transfer back to the airport in time for the flight home.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Drop-off

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

Kravice Waterfall

Kravice Waterfall
Bosnia and Herzegovina

A cozy accommodation in between the Kravice Waterfall and Medjugorje town, this is an oasis of peace and quiet.
Typical Accommodation: Herceg etno selo Medjugorje or similar

Sarajevo

Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

You will be staying in the colourful heart of Sarajevo, from where you will be able to explore its cobbled streets and bask in the history.
Typical Accommodation: Hotel Isa Begov Hamam or similar

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik
Croatia

Spend the final day of your trip by the quiet coast just outside of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Perfect relaxation spot after a day of wandering around.
Typical Accommodation: Vimbula or similar

TRIP LOCATION

WHERE YOU'RE GOING

There aren't many European countries in which you can learn more about the history of the continent than Bosnia and Herzegovina. You will see exactly how the world's different cultures and influences molded the small nations and vice versa. While Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians, Romans, and other world forces shaped the amazing combination of architecture, culture, and customs, the small Balkan country was the initial spark for the WWI through the assassination of the Austrian archduke. And while museums, churches, and mosques might be the highlights of the trip, the nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy Kravice waterfall and the beautiful setting of Blagaj Tekija monastery.

DID YOU KNOW
  • Sutjeska National Park’s Perucica in eastern Bosnia towards the Montenegro border covers 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of a rainforest.
  • Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics when Bosnia was part of Yugoslavia, becoming the first communist nation to host the event.
  • In 1898, Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque became the first in the world to use electricity.
  • The introduction of trams in Bosnia and Herzegowina in 1885 meant the country became one of the first in Europe to have trams.

FAST FACTS

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TIME DIFFERENCE

"Sarajevo is very a small, intimate city with almost everything within walking distance of your hotel so do be sure to pack some comfortable shores for exploring"

James - Untravelled Paths

Host Tips

TRIP TIPS

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Consider an extra night

For those who have never been to Dubrovnik you might want to consider an additional night there so you have more time to explore and enjoy this iconic Croatian city.

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Extending your trip

You trip to Bosnia can easily be combined with Montenegro or you may wish to upgrade to our Adriatic & Beyond Experience which includes the Mini Bosnia highlights.

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Choose local

Whether it's food or drink we highly recommend you choose the local products rather than the imported ones, not only for an authentic experience but also it's better value.

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Muslim country

It is easy to forget that you're visiting a Muslim country so please be conscious of that when packing. It's always useful to have a scarf when exploring so you can cover up if necessary.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in Kravice Waterfall area
  • 2 nights in Sarajevo
  • 1 night in Dubrovnik
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Visit to Mostar
  • Visit to Blagaj Tekija Monastery
  • Sarajevo Foodie Walking Tour
  • Visit and entry to the Bobsleigh Luge
  • Visit and entry to the Tunnel of Salvation
  • Visit and entry to the Sarajevo War Museum
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Dubrovnik with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.

LONDON TO DUBROVNIK
  • EasyJet (Stanstead)
EDINBURGH TO DUBROVNIK
  • Jet2
BRISTOL TO DUBROVNIK
  • EasyJet
NEWCASTLE TO DUBROVNIK
  • Jet2



FURTHER INFORMATION

INSURANCE

In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.

EXTRA NIGHTS

If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.

AVAILABILITY

October 2020
October 1 - 5 2020 From $532 pp
October 8 - 12 2020 From $532 pp
October 15 - 19 2020 From $532 pp
October 22 - 26 2020 From $532 pp
October 29 - November 2 2020 From $532 pp
April 2021
April 1 - 5 2021 From $532 pp
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April 15 - 19 2021 From $532 pp
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May 2021
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June 2021
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July 2021
July 1 - 5 2021 From $532 pp
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July 15 - 19 2021 From $532 pp
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September 2021
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October 2021
October 7 - 11 2021 From $532 pp
October 14 - 18 2021 From $532 pp
October 21 - 25 2021 From $532 pp
October 28 - November 1 2021 From $532 pp

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HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in five easy steps.

1

ENQUIRE ONLINE

Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.

2

BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.

3

BOOKING FORM

Once you have booked your flights, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details, flights and other relevant information.

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PAY FOR YOUR TRIP

As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.

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FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!

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NOTES

Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.

FAQ

What is the currency?

The currency used in BiH is the Convertible Mark, often abbreviated as BAM or KM. In Croatia for your last day, the currency is Kuna- HRK

Where can I get a hold of the currency?

The easiest option is to head to a cash machine once you’ve touched down in Bosnia and Herzegovina to withdraw funds. There are ATMs in most places you’re staying in so access shouldn’t be a problem. If you have cash, you will find plenty of exchange points in the old town. Your guide will point you in the right direction to ensure you get the best rates.

Can I pay by debit/credit card?

In Croatia, vast majority of businesses accept credit/debit cards. As for BiH, well-established restaurants will accept credit/debit cards too, while smaller cafes, antique shops, and similar will only take local cash. We recommend having some cash on you available.

How should I budget?

In Dubrovnik, you'll need around £15-20 for a meal and a drink, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina a meal goes for around £8-10 per person. Dubrovnik, being a well-established tourist destination, means that souvenirs, museums, and cable car rides will cost from £5 to £20. In Mostar and Sarajevo, all of that will be around three times cheaper, and the majority of sights where you pay the entry fee is already part of the itinerary so the fees are included.

The estimated total budget for the whole trip is between £140 and £170 per person, of course depending on what type of venues you choose to eat at, and the type of extra activities you want to do.

How is tipping like?

Similarly to the majority of touristic destinations, a 10% tip at restaurants is expected if the service is good, while in cafes you should go for a couple of convertible marks in BiH, and 5-7 Kuna in Dubrovnik.

How is the weather like?

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a continental climate with warm springs and summers, the peak summer month being August when the temperature goes up to 30-odd degrees Celsius. Dubrovnik has a Mediterranean climate so it will be around 35-40 degrees Celsius. There are rain showers in both countries, however, so you might want to add a piece of clothing or two to be ready for that as well, especially in April/early May, and late September/October.

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

You can always contact the UTP team on +44 207 101 4061 or info@untravelledpaths.com. Before you travel, you will also receive a personalized itinerary with the contact details of the local manager in the Balkans should there be any problems. Your guide will be on hand throughout the trip as well, so you're in safe hands.

How do I go about booking extra activities?

Our digital booklet, which you will receive before travel, contains all the information you need about optional activities. Simply drop us an email letting us know what you'd like to do during your trip, and we'll take care of the rest. Please note that the payment for the optional activities will be taken locally in cash.

Is Bosnia and Herzegovina safe?

It is safe. And although there are still a few land mine zones, they are off-limits, well secured, and properly warned. Your local guides will know about them so do liaise with them if you want to wander off the beaten track. Pick-pocketing and similar crimes are not too much of a problem, if at all, in both of these countries.

Is tap water safe?

It is, in both countries. However, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you might want to stick with widely available and cheap bottled water if you are prone to tummy issues.