Arrive into Dubrovnik Airport and collect your hire car. Drive up the coast with a possible visit to the arboretum at Trsteno en route to Ston. Here you might like to try the local delicacy - oysters.
Explore this fascinating country, full of historic cities, stunning valleys, ancient monuments and memorials to its more recent tragedies.
START / FINISH - Dubrovnik (or Sarajevo or Tuzla)
Activity code: BOFD01
Duration: 10 Days
Take the chance to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina with the ease of starting and finishing in Dubrovnik. In just over one week you can explore much of the country travelling in a circuit that includes Mostar, Sarajevo, Jajce, Visegrad and Trebinje before returning to Dubrovnik.
** An alternative would be to utilise flights into either Sarajevo or Tuzla and have your whole holiday within Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Your exploration begins straight away on this holiday as you can pick up your hire car directly from the airport and then you are free to enjoy the views of the coast and the old harbour of Dubrovnik from the open road almost immediately. In Ston, even for just 24 hours, you can try the local oysters, walk the walls and also drive along the beautiful Peljesac Peninsula to Orebic, even across to Korcula Island. It's quite incredible how much of this corner of Croatia you can squeeze in before crossing the border into Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Mostar's stunning bridge, which was lovingly reconstructed after the war of the 1990s, and its old town's atmosphere are well worth a couple of days. Our suggested route around the country takes in some of the most scenic roads and beautiful vistas imaginable in the whole of Europe, there are canyons, mountains, lakes and waterfalls galore - these include the Neretva & Drina valleys, Jablanicko & Ramsko lakes and the Skakavec and Kravice waterfalls. There are historic villages, huge monuments from the communist era, ancient sites and castles around almost every corner - these include Pocitelj, Jajce, Travnik, Foca and Visegrad.
In the middle of your trip you get to spend a full day (or more) in the capital, Sarajevo, which has so much to offer enquiring visitors, not just its historic heritage and the legacy of the Winter Olympic Games but the memory of the siege that lasted almost 4 years. We've also included a night in the lovely small town of Trebinje to break the journey where an early morning walk along the river is a delightful start to the day.
We feel that the best finale to this holiday would be a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your car as the local buses and cable car offer an excellent service (or you may prefer to go straight to the airport on the final day).
Option 1 - arrival in Sarajevo - suggested route would be Sarajevo, Tuzla, Visegrad, Trebinje, Mostar, Jajce & back to Sarajevo.
Option 2 - arrival in Tuzla - suggested route would be Tuzla, Visegrad, Trebinje, Mostar, Jajce, Sarajevo & back to Tuzla.
Your fly drive can be as active or leisurely-paced as you please. Staying one night at each stop allows the maximum amount of sightseeing; two or more nights will allow you to do more side trips, whilst staying in one place will give you the opportunity to relax and explore the local area.
If you would like to visit these wonderful places without driving then we can supply a private driver for the duration or, alternatively, pre-book train tickets for you between the main locations. We can also pre-book guided sightseeing, lunches, extra activities and visits on your itinerary as required.
Flights are available to book with us through a range of airlines from various UK airports; if we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.
Based upon 2 persons travelling