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.
** The alternative would be to take flights to either Sarajevo or Tuzla and have your whole holiday within Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The 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 coast road almost immediately. In Ston, even for just 24 hours, you can try the local oysters, walk the walls and also head up the beautiful Peljesac Peninsula to Orebic and even Korcula Island; it's quite incredible how much of Croatia you can squeeze in before crossing the border into 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 in the 1990s, and the old town's atmosphere is well worth the overnight stay. 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 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 is 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.
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.
NB: Flights available with a range of airlines, from various UK airports. All holidays which include flights booked through us include ATOL cover.