Bosnia and Herzegovina Tours

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, you will find the features of the Orient and the architecture of Central Europe, rich and sometimes cruel history, different nations, religions, customs and cuisine. You can't find so much diversity in one place almost anywhere. Endless mountains, beautiful forests, clean rivers, canyons, and lakes attract more and more visitors.

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Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina many gems, from vibrant cities to calm natural wonders. Here's a quick look at some top spots you shouldn't miss.

Sarajevo Barscarsija
SarajevoSarajevo is a charismatic City founded by the Ottomans and later occupied by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878. Until today, the city shows the influence of both empires. Despite that, the city still retains its traditional habits - in everyday life and food.
Old bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
MostarThis picturesque Unesco-listed city owes its name to the famous bridge over the Neretva River. See its historic Old Bridge, the colourful Old Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and well-preserved traditional Turkish houses. Shop for handmade local crafts and taste typical dishes in local restaurants.
Jajce town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for the beautiful Pliva waterfall
JajceJajce is a 'birth place' of former Yugoslavia. Visit the museum that presents this vital session in 1943 and have some free time to walk around the old town to admire the scenic waterfalls and fortress.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Banja Luka. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Banja LukaBanja Luka is the second-largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which dates back to Roman times, but otherwise the city of different cultures. In it, you will find many excellent cafes and restaurants, the always lively main promenade, a brewery and an interesting Trappist monastery.
Banja Luka
Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina - A historical fortress build during Ottoman period
TravnikTravnik was the capital of the Ottoman vizier from 1686th to 1850th. It is also the birthplace of the Nobel prize awarded writer Ivo Andric. Have a short break there, see the fortress and the mosque and taste local specialities, 'burek' or 'cevapcici' in one of the typical restaurants.
Medjugorje, Bosnia, Statue of Holy Mary
MedjugorjeIn 1981, the Virgin Mary appeared to six children on a hillside in Medjugorje. Since then, the small village has become one of the most important European pilgrimage sites. While there, you should go up to Mount Podbrdo, where the Virgin Mary first appeared to children.

Travel Tips for Bosnia and Herzegovina & FAQs

The best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina is during spring (April-June) or autumn (September-November) for sightseeing and outdoor activities. At the same time, winter (December-March) is ideal for winter sports. Summer (July-August) is the peak tourist season, with more crowds and hot weather. In conclusion, each season has its charms and attractions. Choose the timing of your visit according to your preferred activities and weather.

Your stay will depend on what you want to experience, but a typical trip ranges from 7 to 10 days. That allows for a balance of cultural sightseeing, nature exploration, and relaxation.

The food in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours. Be sure to try traditional dishes like cevapi (small grilled sausages), pita (baked filled pastries), and tufahija (walnut-stuffed apples in syrup). Bosnia and Herzegovina is also known for its coffee culture, similar to Turkey's. Sure, here are some traditional Bosnian dishes and a brief description of each:
  • Cevapi: This is arguably the most popular dish in Bosnia. It consists of small, grilled rolls of minced beef or lamb, typically served with flatbread (somun), chopped onions, and a type of sour cream called kajmak.
  • Burek: Burek is a flaky, baked pastry filled traditionally with minced meat, but other versions can be stuffed with cheese, spinach, or potatoes.
  • Bosanski Lonac: Translates to "Bosnian Pot", it's a hearty stew made with layers of meat (usually a mix of beef and lamb) and various vegetables. The dish is slow-cooked for several hours in a large pot.
  • Sogan Dolma: This dish is made from onions stuffed with minced meat, rice, and herbs. The stuffed onions are then cooked in a sauce of tomatoes and paprika.
  • Dolma (Sarma): Dolma (Sarma): This is a traditional dish where a filling, typically minced meat, is wrapped in leaves such as grape or cabbage. There are also sweet versions that use fruit fillings.
  • Pita (Zeljanica, Krompiruša, Sirnica): Pita is a family of pastries made of thin flaky dough known as filo, filled with various fillings. Zeljanica is filled with spinach and cheese, Krompiruša with potatoes, and Sirnica with fresh cheese.
  • Bosanski Begova Čorba: This is a rich chicken and okra soup, named after the Ottoman governors ("begs") who were said to enjoy it. The soup is usually served with a dollop of sour cream.
  • Tufahije: A popular dessert, Tufahije consists of walnuts and whipped cream stuffed apples poached in sugar water.
  • Baklava: A popular dessert in many countries of the Middle East and the Balkans, Bosnian baklava is a sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
  • Rakija: Not a dish, but it is important to mention this fruit brandy that is often homemade and traditionally served as an aperitif.

Bosnia and Herzegovina hosts several cultural and music festivals. The Sarajevo Film Festival in August, the premier and largest film festival in Southeast Europe, and the Mostar Bridge Diving Event in July are among the most popular.

The official languages are Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. English is commonly spoken in major cities and tourist areas, with younger generations being particularly proficient.

Yes, Bosnia and Herzegovina is considered safe for tourists. As always, exercise standard safety precautions, especially when in larger cities or crowded places.

The currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Bosnian Convertible Marka (BAM). Currency can be exchanged at banks, post offices, and currency exchange offices. Credit cards are widely accepted, but having some cash on hand is still good, especially in smaller towns and villages.

Visa requirements for Bosnia and Herzegovina depend on your nationality. Many countries, including the EU, USA, Canada, and Australia, can enter visa-free for up to 90 days. Before your trip, check the current visa requirements with your local Bosnian embassy or consulate.

Bosnia and Herzegovina operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. It uses Type C and Type F power sockets. You'll need an adapter if your device uses a different plug type.

Internet access is widely available in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer free Wi-Fi. Mobile data coverage is generally good throughout the country.

Bosnia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. Slovenia uses Type F power sockets. You'll need an adapter if your device uses a different plug type.

Yes, you can use your mobile phone in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check with your provider for roaming charges, ensure your phone is compatible with the local GSM networks (2G: 900/1800 MHz, 3G: 2100 MHz, 4G: 800/1800 MHz), or consider buying a local SIM card if you plan for a more extended stay or need significant data.

Healthcare in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a blend of state-run and private facilities with variable quality. Comprehensive travel insurance covering medical expenses is crucial as your home health insurance, or EHIC may not be valid. In an emergency, dial 124 for an ambulance. For medication, bring sufficient supplies of your prescribed drugs and have a copy of your prescription and a doctor's letter about your medical condition and medication.

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