Holiday to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

“Enjoy gentle walks and cultural sightseeing in and around the cities, towns and highland villages of Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina.”

Highlights

Dubrovnik | Kotor city tour | boat ride on Bay of Kotor | Cetinje city tour | Ostrog Monastery | Durmitor National Lake | stroll around Zabljak Plateau and the Piva River | Sarajevo city tour including tunnel museum | gentle walk around village of Lukomir | Mostar sightseeing tour | Ottoman town of Pocitelj | Kravica Waterfalls | Blagaj village | Tvrdos Orthodox Monastery |

Description of Holiday to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Holidays in Bosnia and Montenegro are fast-becoming an absolute must for cultural travellers with an enchanting blend of European and west Asian influences providing a fascinating continental convergence within a melting pot of metropolis and rural communities.

Natural contrasts appear around every bend with holidays in Montenegro providing travellers with some incredibly scenic backdrops including the landscapes of Durmitor National Park and the fertile islands pitted across the Bay of Kotor.

Religious and cultural diversification is also in clear evidence and this eleven day holiday in Montenegro and Bosnia conjures up Ottoman towns and Orthodox monasteries as well as gentle walking trails that lead across both countries and onwards to Croatia's walled city of Dubrovnik.

Surrounding the region's traditional highland villages you’ll discover one outstanding area of natural beauty after the next with hillsides swathed in ancient forests and tumbling waterfalls giving way to jutting peaks and deep canyons where views over the Adriatic are simply sublime.

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Holiday to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Accommodation and Meals:
We will spend 10 nights in small hotels and pensions. All accommodation is locally owned and staffed, which provides employment and income alternatives for many locals. Where meals are provided, locally sourced, traditionally used ingredients like yoghurt, meat (pork, lamb and veal) and seasonal vegetables will be provided. Guides will be able to recommend authentic restaurants to visit for dinner and these will often be family run. In Kotor, guests can visit a fresh fish market and in Saravejo there is a popular market called Markale, where guests can buy local produce.

Local Craft and Culture:
This tour is packed with culture: we visit the walls of Kotor and its many churches and palaces, the galleries and museums in Cetinje and Saravejo’s Old Town and Tunnel Musuem. However, the best way to culturally explore the three countries in this trip is to engage with local people. We arrange to have lunch with a local family in two small, mountain highland villages (one in Montenegro and one in Bosnia) where we can enjoy some authentic food and see that our presence benefits this remote economy. After this there is the chance to buy traditional handicrafts, like woollen gloves and sweaters or carven wooden relics, directly from the villagers.

Community:
This trip designed to allow a high degree of economic benefit to the local communities; we buy local produce, eat local food and use local services, thus ensuring that as much money as possible is retained within the local economies and the host communities. By visiting a large number of cultural and natural sites and paying entrance fees, we are contributing towards maintaining, restoring and protecting these valuable monuments and facilities. Stops include Kotor's 4.5km long fortification walls and its many churches and palaces, Ostrog Monastery, Durmitor National Park, Saravejo’s Old Town and the Tunnel Museum, Tvrdos Orthodox Monastery and the walls of Dubrovnik.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

4 Reviews of Holiday to Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The scenery and learning about the history of Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Visiting local communities and vineyards supported local people and busnesses

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?



Reviewed on 21 Aug 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole holiday was enjoyable.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for some lengthy coach journeys and border crossings.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I do feel it benefitted the local economy e.g the meals with local families.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


The only real disappointment was Dubrovnik where we had very little time to do much at all except go for a group dinner in the old town. The hotel Komodor
was also very tired and not worthy of 3 stars.

Reviewed on 02 Jun 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The tour of Sarajevo

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take into account there is quite a lot of fairly steep walking involved

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


The holiday was exciting and the scenery in both countries is breathtaking. I have only two negative comments: (1) The operator advertises the tour is for 2 to 16 people and there were 18; (2) the hotel in Mostar was changed from the Almira (4 star) to the Kapetanovina (3 star), which is not a problem but the operator does state that should the hotel differ from the original one on the list, it would be of the same standard.

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The stunning scenery and trips to isolated villages.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be aware that two of the walks described as gentle are in fact quite strenuous, but of course they are optional. If you are nervous being driven on narrow mountain roads with sheer drops this tour may not be for you, but I always felt perfectly safe. if you do not like very hot weather choose to go in the spring or autumn. Good trip for solo travelers.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. I enjoyed every minute. Terrific leader and very nice companions.

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