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About Croatia Private Journey no. 01 - Bosnia & Herzegovina from Dubrovnik
A short break holiday in Bosnia & Herzegovina; a taster itinerary which includes a private driver and local guides in each main location.
Activity code: CRJ01
Duration: 4 Days
START / FINISH - Dubrovnik
This private journey itinerary is a highly recommended route for the chance to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina with the ease of starting and finishing in Dubrovnik. In just four days you can explore southern Bosnia & Herzegovina travelling in a circuit that includes Mostar, Sarajevo and Trebinje and the fabulous coast either side of Dubrovnik.
The exploration begins straight away on this holiday as you will meet your driver at the airport and you are then free to enjoy the views of the coast and the old harbour of Dubrovnik from the open coast road almost immediately. In Ston, even for just for a few hours, you can try the local oysters and walk the walls before crossing the border into the second country on this itinerary - Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Mostar may be a day trip destination for many holidaying in Croatia but its stunning bridge, which was lovingly reconstructed after the war of the 1990s, and the old town's atmosphere is well worth the overnight stay. Few visitors travel to the surrounding countryside so you will get to enjoy the open road all the way to Sarajevo. In this city there are many opportunities to enjoy the revitalised street economy which has flourished once more whilst learing more about its terrible history during the siege. 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 is a few nights in Dubrovnik where you can relax, enjoy some activities and sightseeing without your driver as the local buses and cable car offer an excellent service.
We are able to tailor-make this holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - departure airport, budget, hotel type/size, overall duration, pre-booked activities, etc.
Accommodation: the hotels in this itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in these fascinating countries (in the list below we have included our main recommendations together with suggestions for "boutique" hotels and deluxe options, please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).
Transport: travelling with one of our local drivers is a real pleasure, it is both a relaxing and potentially educational way to experience this complex and intersting part of the world.
* A few important notes regarding private drivers:
Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing and we include the most up-to-date ferry schedules and tariffs; we are also able to book activities and specialist sightseeing, particularly in Dubrovnik - such as cycling, sea kayaking, wine-tasting, etc.
NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.
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Arrival to Dubrovnik airport.
Meet your driver at the airport and head up the coast to Ston for a visit (castle walls) and/or Trsteno Arboretum. Continue inland to your hotel in Mostar (driving duration approx. 3 hours).
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at your hotel in Mostar.
Breakfast at your hotel.
Mostar sightseeing walking tour with local guide (duration approx. 90 mins)
In the true sense of the word it is the city where West meets East meets North meets South. Experience sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques. After the guided tour of the town free time for strolling around and browsing among the many old craft shops or maybe lunch in one of the picturesque local restaurants.
Drive from Mostar to Sarajevo (duration approx. 2.5 hours).
Overnight at a hotel in Sarajevo.
Breakfast at your hotel.
Sarajevo sightseeing walking tour with local guide (duration approx. 2 hrs).
The capital city and largest urban centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in the Sarajevo valley of Bosnia proper, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated around the Miljacka River. The city is famous for its traditional religious diversity, with adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries.
Drive from Sarajevo to Trebinje (duration approx. 4 hours).
Visit of Trebinje, evening stroll around the Turkish quarter.
Overnight at a hotel in Trebinje.
Breakfast at your hotel.
Morning in Trebinje, walk along river to old bridge, experience the traditional market.
Drive from Trebinje to Dubrovnik [airport] (duration approx. 1 hour).
End of our services or additional nights in Dubrovnik.