Day 1: Welcome to Bosnia!
After breakfast, we’ll begin bright and early with a guided tour of Bosnia’s beautiful capital city Sarajevo, a city steeped in mediaeval and modern history. Our expert local guide will walk you through the cobblestone streets of the historic Baščaršija area of Sarajevo. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the siege of Sarajevo, the longest siege in modern history, from survivors. We’ll be hosting lunch where you’ll be able to try burek, a Bosnian delicacy. Vegetarian options are available. After lunch, we’ll head over to the War Childhood Museum (entry included). In the evening, you will have some free time to join us for an optional cable car trip (tickets will be self-funded) to enjoy breathtaking views of the city or you can choose to explore the city and its traditional handmade stalls and bakeries. This will be a great opportunity to purchase locally-made gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.
Day 2: Never Forget Srebrenica
On our second day, we’ll visit the memorial site of Srebrenica-Potocari, where 8,372 Muslim men and boys were murdered in July 1995 as a result of sustained fascist and ethnonational propaganda spread by Serb nationalists. Despite frequently being overlooked by media outlets in their coverage of the invasion of Ukraine, the Srebrenica Genocide was the worst atrocity to take place on European soil since WW2. The extensive use of propaganda during the war in Bosnia dehumanised and painted the Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) population as an ‘incompatible other’. By visiting the memorial site you’re taking part in a necessary effort to learn the importance of combating hate and preserving the stories of survivors and victims for future generations.
Day 3: Kravica Waterfall
Today we’ll be leaving Sarajevo, but not before visiting the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum (tickets included). The Sarajevo tunnel provided vital links which allowed food and humanitarian aid to enter the besieged city, and gave people a route to leave the city. After this, we’ll spend the afternoon at the stunning and picturesque Kravica waterfalls! These stunning waterfalls are where the Trebižat river plummets from a 25 m drop into an emerald pool you can take a dip in, rent a kayak or relax by the shore. In the evening, we’ll head towards Stolac.
Day 4: Blagaj Dervish Lodge
Today we’ll be taking you on a scenic drive through some of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most historic towns. First, we’ll drive to visit the historic and open-air museum of Počitelj. You will be able to visit the Fortress and learn about the Croatian aggression the village was subjected to during the Bosnian war. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the Dervish Lodge located in picturesque Blagaj (tickets included). You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch against a backdrop of the crystalline waters of the Buna River. Once you’ve enjoyed Blagaj to your heart’s content, we’ll head back to Stolac for the night.
Day 5: Stolac during the Bosnian War
We’ll spend the day in Stolac learning more about the history of the city and how conditions were during the Bosnian War. The necropolis in Radimlja, one of the most valuable monuments of the mediaeval period in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the ancient citadel of Daorson are just two of the unique historical pearls that we will explore in Stolac. In the afternoon, we’ll have a BBQ (included) on the banks of the beautiful Bregava River before leaving for Mostar. Tonight, you can spend the evening exploring the magical vibe of the Old Town of Mostar and get some pictures for your socials or relax and enjoy Bosnian Kahve overlooking the beautiful jade waters of the Neretva River. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 6: Explore Mostar
Today we’ll explore the beautiful Old Town of Mostar, this will include walking over the historic Stari Most and exploring the UNESCO-listed Old Bridge Area! Our local Bosnian guide will also be sharing stories from the Siege of Mostar and how the people of the town survived during the Bosnian Genocide as you walk on the cobbled streets and make your way to famous landmarks. You can also visit the Koski-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque. Built in 1618 and rebuilt after the war where you will have the opportunity to climb the minaret for sweeping views of Stari Most and Mostar (tickets for the mosque and minaret will be self-funded). Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 7: Farewell!
This morning is all about exploring the beauty of Mostar at your own pace before joining us for a farewell lunch! The tour will officially end after lunch. Transport to airports is not included but can be arranged upon request. Should you wish to extend your stay in Bosnia, let us know and we can assist you with accommodation, transport and anything else you require. Meals: Lunch Thank you for travelling with us!