Bosnia & Herzegovina

A fascinating country, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s landscape is almost as rugged as its history. 

The region has seen many conflicts since Bosnia was first ruled way back in the time of Roman conquest, around the first and second centuries BC.

Herzegovina entered the fray under Turkish rule in 1448 and centuries of dispute have ensued. 

Conflict has settled in more recent decades, since North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) enforced the Dayton Agreement in 1995 and the two independent regions agreed to coexist. Those two were the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Serb Republic of Bosnia Herzegovina.

Modern day Bosnia and Herzegovina is a melting pot of southeastern Europe, being home to Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. These ethnicities have also welcomed additional ethnicities such as Muslims, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and other faiths.

Such diversity is now surprise of course – the country borders Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, while lying within 100 kilometres of Hungary, Slovenia, Kosovo and Albania.

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up to 28

Croatia & the Adriatic

13 Relaxing Days
  • Start: Trogir
  • Ends: Dubrovnik
  • Countries: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Experience a wine and oyster boat ride & visit Krka’s dramatic waterfalls.

Touring Bosnia and Herzegovina by Coach

You might be surprised to learn that more than 40% of Bosnia and Herzegovina is classified as forest. The country’s western border is also lined by the Dinaric Alps and natural springs are a common occurrence across the landscape. 

For all of these reasons and more, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful country to travel by coach. 

Take your time exploring waterfalls, turquoise rivers, cobblestoned villages, or even preserved Cold War bunkers!

Spot wild horses and snow-capped mountains all from the comfort of your coach, allowing your Tour Manager to take the reins and show you the hidden gems of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

When to Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

We’ll begin by stating when not to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s from December through March, as temperatures hardly reach above about 9°C. 

Of course, for those who love some hardcore snowshoeing or a cosy holiday indoors, that may suit you perfectly. 

For everyone else, shoulder seasons come in June – when temperatures reach the low-20s and rainfall peaks – and September.

Peak season comes in July and August, bringing temperatures up to 30°C, limited rainfall, and beautiful hiking conditions. 

Bosnian Culture

Helpful Hints

Here are some important details that you should know before you go:

  • Language – Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian are the three main languages spoken, while English is the most common second-language to be learnt in schools. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 85% of the country speaks more than one language, so tourists can get around using English with minimal difficulty.
  • Money – It is common to transact using cash in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so ensure you’ve got plenty of convertible marks (KM) on your person. Each KM is made up of 100 fening.
  • Time zone and daylight – Bosnia and Herzegovina runs on Central European Time (CET) or Central European Summer time from March to October. The country is one hour ahead of London time and nine hours behind Sydney time. During the summer months of June to September, daylight can last up to 15.5 hours with the earliest June sunrise at 5am. Short December days can last just nine hours from 7am to 4pm.
  • Electricity – Bosnia and Herzegovina uses a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. This is transmitted using two types of plugs – Type C and F, both of which use two round pins to enter the wall socket.

Contact Us

Touring with Albatross Tours is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina while travelling on the Croatia and Adriatic Tour. Contact our European Tour Specialists for more details.