We’re back with another group trip. This time to Bosnia and Herzegovina! A nation that I lovingly call one of my favorite countries in the world and I can’t wait to go back with you!
Bosnia offers breathtaking nature, historic towns, and an incredible mix of cultures that is not commonly found around the world. It also is the location of a very dark past. The first war and genocide in Europe since the Second World War happened here and visiting this country without learning about the Bosnian War would not be right.
For this trip, I’ll be partnering with Our World Too, an organization dedicated to changing the way that we perceive refugees. Thanks to Our World Too, we’re bringing to you a hybrid tour: the best of both worlds. Truly immersing yourself in the history and culture of a destination while getting to enjoy the tourist highlights that Bosnia has to offer. You will have the opportunity to visit sites such as the Srebrenica Memorial Museum and learn more about the war from survivors.
If you’re looking to visit a lesser-known destination in Europe, traveling in a completely different way, getting to meet new people, and immersing yourself in a new culture, then come and join us this September 4 – 9th, 2022, as we embark on a 6-day journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Trip highlights: guided tours of Sarajevo, Mostar and Stolac, Kravica waterfalls, visit to the Srebrenica Memorial Center along with meetings with survivors of the Bosnian War and the genocide; Blagaj Dervish Lodge, Pocitelj Fortress, scenic barbeque on the banks of the Bregava river.
why join us?
Please note that our itineraries give you a general guidelines as to what you will be experiencing. Disclaimer: The itinerary may be impacted by factors outside of our control such as weather or health restrictions due to CoVid-19.
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 wil 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.
Meals: breakfast and lunch
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 attrocity 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.
Meals: breakfast; lunch will be provided in Srebrenica.
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. Meals: breakfast.
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 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
This morning we’ll explore the beautiful Old Town of Mostar, this will include walking over the historic Stari Most! Our local Bosnian guide will also be sharing stories from the Siege of Mostar and how people of the town survived during the Bosnian war as you walk on the cobbled streets and make your way to famous landmarks.
After this, we will provide 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: breakfast and lunch