7 Day Bosnia to Montenegro
Day 1 - Split or Dubrovnik to Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar
You can depart from either Split or Dubrovnik – please let us know your preference. Our tour vehicle departs from Dubrovnik at 10am but we can arrange for a transfer from Split to meet up with the main tour vehicle at Kravice Waterfalls.
The most striking feature of Kravice Waterfalls is not only the sheer breadth and number of cascades, but the opportunity to swim in and jump around the pools – it is literally a natural water-fun park! You can also grab a light lunch here – there are small cafes here serving simple dishes.
We reach Mostar around 4pm, with time to check in to our accommodation and have a quick orientation walk with your tour leader. We then have the evening free to enjoy dinner, the nightlife and be blown away by how this beautiful city looks at night. Overnight Mostar.
Day 2 - Mostar
After breakfast, you have a choice of either exploring the city on your own (your tour leader can recommend the main museums and attractions to visit) or choosing from one of the following excursions:
Mostar Tour (15 Euros): This tour starts at 10am and is 2 hrs long. It includes local, licensed English-speaking guide, entrance to the central mosque and a climb up its incredible minaret with views across the old City. Tour finishes at the Old bridge museum, where you can actually get inside the famous bridge.
Bosnian Cooking Class (35 Euros): This class starts at 12.30pm and is 3.5 hrs long. Bosnian cuisine is tasty, filling and fun to make! Create local specialities such as japrak, dolma and 2 kinds of pastry pies (cheese and potato). Then get stuck in and eat your mouth-watering creations! Also includes salad, home-made organic white and red wine, juice and mezzo.
Day 3 - Mostar to Konjic to Sarajevo
We leave Mostar early this morning to reach Konjic for breakfast at 10am. After breakfast there are several options for adventure in this region:
Rafting on the famous Neretva River (40 Euros): Konjic is famous for Rafting and the Neretva is a breath-taking river to do it on. The rafting lasts about 3.5 hrs and is lower intermediate-level, perfect for both first-timers and those who have rafted before.
Plunge pool hike (FREE): A short hike up to a natural beauty spot that features a plunge pool. Had a dip if you fancy it - the water's so inviting!
Tito's Bunker (7.5 Euros): A Cold-war era bunker that was to be Yugoslavia’s command centre in case of invasion. Everything is frozen in time and it feels like a 60s James Bond film set!
After our Konjic adventures, we arrive in Sarajevo around 19.00 p.m, which gives us enough time to check in, grab some dinner and then go with your tour leader to a “secret” Sarajevan bar where live bands play local music next to your table and the drinks are cheap! Overnight Sarajevo.
Day 4 - Sarajevo - FREE DAY
Breakfast is served from 8.30am and then the rest of the day is free to explore Sarajevo City as we wish. It is the tour leader’s day off but he can give us plenty of tips and a map for the day.
Optional excursion: There is also the option of getting a fascinating, in-depth walking tour of this incredible city with a local licensed guide. Leaves at 10am and lasts about 2.5 hrs (12 Eur per person). Overnight Sarajevo.
Day 5 - Bjelasnica Mountain
So far, we have travelled from Croatia’s Mediterranean coast, to the rivers and lakes of Herzegovina, and finished in Sarajevo city. Today we head for Bosnia’s mountains!
After breakfast we departure from our Sarajevo accommodation and reach Umoljani village on Bjelasnica mountain at around 11am. From Umoljani we hike to Lukomir, a Bosnian mountain settlement that was untouched during the 90s war due to its inaccessibility by road. Lukomir is truly one of the “frozen in time” experiences that touches visitors to this magical country.The hiking totals about 3 hours (1.5 hours there and 1.5 hours back) with the option of having a BBQ on the way up to Lukomir - 4 EUR per person for BBQ if desired. Overnight on the mountain.
Day 6 - Sarajevo Tunnel and Montenegro
Having had breakfast, we depart the mountain in the morning and head for Sarajevo’s most famous attraction – the War Tunnel, which is close to the main airport. Your tour leader will run through how important this tunnel and its museum was to the survival of Sarajevo. During our visit we will get a chance to see footage from the conflict, see the ration packs used by those enduring the siege and pass through the last remaining section of the tunnel that was dug in secret under the airport.
We then depart for Montenegro, stopping for lunch on the way.
Once we cross the Montenegro border we head straight for Zabljak and its zipline – the longest in Europe at 350 metres! After the zipline (included) there it’s time to check into our accommodation in Durmitor National Park and settle in for the night. Overnight Zabljak.
Day 7 - Montenegro
This morning is dedicated to exploring the national park and we highly recommend taking one of the biking routes around the lakes. There are 2 routes you can take: Easy (around 1 hr) and Medium (around 1.5 to 2 hrs). Bike Rental 6 Euros for half-day.
We leave Zabljak around midday and have a break for lunch near Niksic city at a spot that is famous for its views of Ostrog - the stunning monastery built into a cliff face. We then turn towards Montenegro’s coastline, stopping off at Njegusi village to sample some local cheese, prosciutto and wine.
We finally reach Kotor at around 6pm. Time for farewells and last-minute pics with the crew that we have shared so many adventures with. There are many options for the next part of your trip, including a night or 2 in Kotor, moving onto Budva or Albania, or even returning to Croatia.
This tour really gets under the skin of Bosnia-Herzegovina: one of the most diverse, gorgeous little countries in Europe, while finishing in the tiny Balkan gem of Montenegro. It also allows you to start the tour in two of the main coastal hubs of Croatia: Split and Dubrovnik.
Travellers who start in Split or Dubrovnik will meet up at the Kravice Waterfalls. We then move onto Mostar and its stunning Turkish Old Town. Between Mostar and Sarajevo there are highlights including rafting and a cold-war era bunker that could be straight out of a Bond movie.
Sarajevo is a multi-ethnic, melting pot of a city full of surprises and great nightlife. We aslo visit the famous Tunnel Museum and explore the mountains of Bosnia and Montenegro. After 7 days of pure adventure, the tour finishes in Kotor in Montenegro.
As an overview the price includes:
- Tour leader - a Bosnian/English speaking local!
- Tour vehicle transport
- 6 nights' accommodation: hostel dorms with upgrade options available
- Entrance to Sarajevo Tunnel and Montenegro mountain biking
Tour Leader (Bosnian/English speaking)
Tour Vehicle Transport
6 nights' accommodation: hostel dorms with upgrade options
Entrance fees to Sarajevo Tunnel
Entrance fees to Kravice Waterfall park
Montenegro Mountain Biking and one Zipline ride
Lunches and Dinners
Optional walking tours that require a specialist local guide by law (see below)
Entrance fees to optional sights or excursions (see below)
Tips (at your discretion)
Mostar Walking Tour (15 euros)
Bosnian Cooking Class (35 euros)
Neretva Rafting (40 euros)
Tito's Bunker (7.5 Euros)
Sarajevo Walking Tour (12 Euros)
Hiking BBQ (4 Euros)
To upgrade to private double/twin room - £50 GBP per person supplement
NB. Full payment required within 10 weeks of departure
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