With charming medieval villages, beautiful lakes and winding rivers, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a hidden gem. Your taste buds will love a food tour of Mostar as you explore its markets, or enjoy the riverside of quaint Trebinje. A trip to the capital city of Sarajevo will give you fascinating insight into the country’s history, or head to the mountains for some great snowshoeing tours.
“The trip started badly because I was travelling with a bicycle and had informed Kira Travel 5 months ago before I booked. They said no problem but 2 days before the tour told me that they couldn't transport my bicycle and to make my own arrangements. So get confirmation in writing for any additional requests.
My family was the only ones on the tour. We had an excellent driver who although wasn't a licensed guide was very knowledgeable. He was also always thinking of ways to allow us to have a better holiday. Last but not least he had a great and sunny personality which made interaction with him a real pleasure.”
“From the moment we were collected, it was non-stop adventure! Our guides were attentive and joined in with everything from breakfast to evening celebrations of all we experienced. We had so much food to keep us fuelled for walking, canyoning + rafting and it was all so tasty. The whole experience was just organized for us and all we had to do was enjoy + and get great photos!”
“A memorable and enjoyable holiday, as much for its' educational interest as the activity itself. Living and walking among the recent turbulent history of Sarajevo was fascinating. Hearing events from those who experienced them first hand, delivered with respect and dignity, was very humbling. The landscape we snowshoed through was very picturesque;beech and conifer woods, far reaching vistas of distant mountain ranges, lowland pastures dotted with haystacks.The Bosnain people were very hospitable, friendly and accomodating too.”
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
Needless to say, there is plenty to see in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The land of mountains, rivers, and forests is full of natural beauty, and a history that is heir to six civilizations. This is a land of historic, ethnic, and religious diversity. One can stand on a single street corner and see a mosque, a Roman Catholic church, and a Serbian Orthodox church simultaneously. From medieval villages to the Ottoman-Era bridge that served as the birthplace of the First World War, Bosnia and Herzegovina brings a world of history to the modern visitor.
Go river rafting on Neretva, the largest river in the eastern Adriatic basin.
Go swimming in a pool at the base of a picturesque Kravica waterfall.
Watch the diving competition from the Stari Most Bridge, or better yet, jump into the action yourself and take the plunge!
Take in a view of Ottoman architecture at the 16th century Bazi Husrev-bey Mosque.
Spend a day examining some of the 400,000 artifacts at The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Take a break from the historic and take the kids to visit Pionirska Dolina, a zoo and recreation center with a playground and rides to entertain the young ones.
If you are exploring lonely areas of the countryside, or wandering in mountainous areas off the trail, watch out for unexploded land mines. This area has a history of conflict, and some of the scars remain.
Make sure you keep your passport with you at all times when on a holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may be required to show identification and having it handy is always a good idea.
Bosnian’s smoke a lot. If second hand smoke is a problem for you, be advised.
Driving can be risky, guard rails are rare, and drunk driving is a real problem, so if you do drive, watch out.