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Overview:
Come and be charmed by Bosnia and Herzegovina. Wander through quaint towns that are wrapped around medieval castles and surrounded by mountain ridges or cascading river canyons. Sounds too good to be true? Well think again, as you will enjoy this and so much more when will spend 7 memorable days travelling across Sarajevo,  Mostar,  Blagaj, Počitelj,  Dubrovnik,  Budva, and Konjic. Be wowed by the intriguing East-meets-West atmosphere born of fascinatingly blended Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian histories. This tour is ideal for Muslims because it includes meals at halal restaurants. Praying facilities will also be arranged during the trip if needed. The amazing package includes accommodation, transfers, sightseeing, and an English-speaking guide.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Accommodation
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Professional guide and transport
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunch in local restaurants (halal or seafood)
  • Bottle of water during sightseeing and water during meals
  • Praying facilities will be arranged during tour if needed

Itinerary:

Day 1 –  Sarajevo
Today you will experience the fascinating city of Sarajevo after you fly into the airport. On arrival you will be taken to your hotel for check in. You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. Venture out and see its restored historic centre full of welcoming cafes and curious architecture which is a mixture of Ottoman and Austro Hungarian buildings. Feast on a halal dinner at the hotel before enjoying a goodnight’s sleep.

Day 2 – Sarajevo, Locco, Olympics Mountains
Start the day with a delicious breakfast before a busy day of sightseeing. Today, you will explore Sarajevo’s beautiful Ottoman style mosques and architecture, as well as the old quarters that still maintain an authentic Ottomans carsija with oriental sweet shops, cafés, and traditional Bosnian food. During this tour, your guide will provide you with detailed explanations of the most famous religious, cultural, historical and economic monuments in Sarajevo. This includes visits to  The Old City Hall, old handcrafts street, Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque, Clock Tower, and Mausoleums, as well as Kuršumlija Madrasah, and Faculcy of Islamic Studes Emperor mosque. You can perform your prayers in Gazi Husrey Bey Mosque or Baščaršijska Mosque before continuing to the Olympic Mountains. Here you will enjoy a delicious halal lunch 2000m above the sea level. After the feast, you will spend time at leisure. This is a great opportunity to go hiking, biking or use of ski lift to get to the top of the beautiful mountain.  Finally, you will return to Sarajevo and enjoy a halal dinner in traditional restaurant before getting some rest.

Day 3 – Sarajevo, Konjic, Mostar & Dubrovnik
Feasts on a delicious breakfast, before another jam-packed day of sightseeing. Today you will depart for  Konjic. But along the way you will visit Neretva River which makes Herzegovina a Mediterranean oasis with a stunning mountainous terrain, religious landmarks and  restaurants selling mouth watering cuisine. In the Upper Canyon you will find some of the most breathtaking views in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is said that rafting down the Neretva River is one of the most wonderful things a person can experience. You will continue to drive to Mostar, the largest city in Herzegovina and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Once you arrive, you will visit the oldest single arch stone bridge in Mostar, as well as the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque,and tthe Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque where you can also pray.  Next you will visit Biscevica Alley, before enjoying a halal lunch at a local restaurant on Neretva River. Next you will head to the Stari Most Old Bridge . Get to know the city by visiting lively cafes, the old mosques,  or rest under the bridge to see famous jumpers, who maintain this tradition for decades by performing daring jumps from the 25 m high bridge.   You will then drive to  Počitelj, a small town near Mostar, which is a famous art colony. Here you will visit Hajji Alija Mosque, Šišman, Ibrahim Pasha Madrasah, and a hammam. Next you will drive to the city of Blagaj to visit the Dervish Tekke building where dervish once performed. Next enjoy a trip to the Buna Spring which is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe and is of interest to all nature lovers. Next you will depart for Kravice to experience the beautiful waterfalls and enjoy the surrounding area. Finally you will be driven to Dubrovnik where you will check into your hotel and enjoy a halal dinner. Then put your feet up and enjoy a well earned rest.

Day 4 – Dubrovnik Locco
After breakfast, you will explore Dubrovnik by visiting its Cathedral, Rector’s Palace, Fransican Monastery, Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza, and Dubrovnik City.  You will pause to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and will also have the option of enjoying a boat and cable car ride in Dubrovnik. Next, you will have free time to spend as you wish. Now would be a great time to go shopping to pick up holiday souvenirs – which you will treasure for years to come. As night falls, you will feast on a halal dinner before enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Day 5 – Dubrovnik, Kotor & Budva
After breakfast at hotel, you will check out and travel to Kotor – a medieval town on the adriatic coast which is also surrounded by stone walls. Be wowed as you explore Kotor which attracts many cruise ships. Today you will enjoy a seafood  lunch in the Kotor Old Town  before travelling to Budva, for a half day city tour. You will explore its old town, Square of the  Poet, and Square of the Churches before heading to the beach. You will have some free time for shopping before checking into your hotel for a halal dinner.

Day 6 – Budva, Trebinje, Rebinje, Stolac & Sarajevo
This morning you will peel back the many fascinating layers of Trebinje, which is  one of the most beautiful cities in Herzegovina. You will enjoy a short stop for sightseeing and refreshments, before travelling to Stolac where the Bregava River flows through creating waterfalls, cascades and islands. The town is also known for its unique Ottoman architecture. Visit of the most valuable buildings from that period including Begovina – which is a residential complex for the Rizvanbegović family, Turković Tower, Tekke, Old Islamic School, Podgrad, Uznović and Cuprija Mosques – where you can also pray. You will take a break as you enjoy lunch in local halal restaurant.  Next, you will be driven to Necropolis of Radimlja to visit the   Radimlja cemetery where there are 133 tombstones, 63 of which are decorated with rich ornamentation on all four side. Finally you will drive back to Sarajevo for a halal dinner at your hotel.

Day 7  – Departure
Take time to enjoy the final breakfast of your holiday. After check-out, you will have some free time for shopping, before feasting on a halal lunch in restaurant. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK. If you would like to extend your stay or travel in a premium cabin then please speak with our travel specialists who will be happy to assist you.


Accommodation:

Hollywood Hotel 4*-  This wonderful hotel is located close to Sarajevo’s green district of Ilidza and  offers spacious and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a spa bath. Guests can use the hotel’s pool, sauna and fitness centre free of charge. The property is close to the Vrelo Bosne Spring of Bosnia River. A supermarket is 100 yards from the hotel. Guests can sample a wide selection of local, international and Mediterranean cuisine in one of the 3 restaurants. The Hollywood Hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, a sports hall and a bowling centre.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Hammam
  • Bowling
  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)
  • Concierge service
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • En-suite
  • Mini bar

Residence Hotel 4* – This luxury hotel sits in the heart of Sarajevo. Residence Hotel is 1,000 yards from the lively Baščaršija District and 800 yards from the Latin Bridge. Hotel guests have free entry to the sauna and fitness centre. The stylish accommodation options at the hotel include spacious self-catered studios and suites with living area that comprises a 40” LCD satellite TV. Make use of the fully equipped kitchenette that comprises a hob, dishwasher and microwave. Free wi-fi is provided in all areas – a must if you love to post holiday selfies online.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental
  • Children’s playground
  • Skiing
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and charges are applicable.
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Mini-market on site

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • 40” LCD satellite TV
  • Fully equipped kitchenette that comprises a hob, dishwasher and microwave
  • Mini-bar
  • Ensuite
  • Telephone

Rate will read as follows:

Pax Nr. 2 4 5-10 10+1 15+1 20+1
Per Person in DBL 4* £ 1060 £ 783 £ 732 £ 682 £ 660 £ 617 £ 105
Per Person in DBL 3* £1022 £746 £690 £640 £624 £557 £ 100

The above Rates are including the following :

The above Rates are based on the following Services :

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Sarajevo on HB basis at Hollywood Hotel 4*/Grand 3* or similar hotel
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Dubrovnik on HB basis at LEro4* / A s t a r e a 3 * or similar hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Budva on HB basis at Residence Hotel 4*/Slovenska Plaza 3*or similar hotel
  • All Sightseeing as above Itinerary with all entrance fees including

Professional Muslim Escort/Guide and transport

  • Local guides Dubrovnik, Kotor and Budva
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Lunches in local restaurants (halal or seafood)
  • Bottle of water during sightseeing and water during meals
  • Praying will be arranged during tour if needed

The above Rates are excluding the following :

Personal expenses
Tips (Driver 1 EUR per person per day; tour escort 2 EUR per person per day)