|Tour dates:||07 April – 14 April 2018|
Bosnia-Herzegovina is an amazing country that has been recovering strongly since the war of the mid 1990s. Amongst its jewels is an abundance of mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, hospitable people and 600 years of Islamic civilisation in the heart of Europe.
The heritage tour of Bosnia-Herzegovina visiting places of Islamic, historical and cultural significance with experienced guides. A great opportunity to meet local people and learn more about this truly fascinating region. We will be travelling to historic city of Sarajevo, reflect on the tragedy in Srebrenica and Mostar and other places of beauty and interest.
Our guides: Sister Enisa and team who are local Bosnians speaking fluent English, Indonesian and Arabic who have many years of experience of organising tours around the Balkans.
The package comes without flights but includes local transportation, breakfast only, 3* hotel accommodation. Lunch and dinner is not provided but can be arranged our guide. The food we offer is good wholesome and indigenous to the area, thus giving an authentic feel of the tour. Main entrance fees to sights/museums mentioned below. Each day there will be a brief for the day, spiritual reminders throughout the day with important historical facts and points by our guide and an evening summary.
Baščaršija area including National Library
Sebilj Fountain, Baščaršija Mosque,
Ferhadija, Old Orthodox Church, Morića Han
Tunnel of Hope
The Spring of the river Bosna (Vrelo Bosne)
Olympic mountain Bjelasnica
Nahla Women’s Centre
Mostar Old Bridge
Alija Izetbegovic museum
Colored (Sulejmania) Mosque
Konjic, Mostar and Blagaj
Travnik and Jajce
Addition Locations for Extended Tours:
As flights to Bosnia and return are not included in the package, you are advised to make flights according to the dates advertised. Austrian Airlines or Lufthansa Airlines are the most frequent flyers or Turkish Airlines or WhizzAir.
Destination: Sarajevo International Airport [Code: SJJ] or Tuzla Airport [Code: TZL]
Time: Any time after Midday and early afternoon to allow for jet lag and rest
Departure: Your return country of origin or else
Time: Any time after breakfast or your preferred time
Those who wish to join the group tour from UK are recommended to take the flight from London Luton to Tuzla Bosnia via WhizzAir [ www.wizzair.com ] to save money!
If you choose an alternative flight path from the above, please do let us know first before booking, as it may incur an extra charge depending on the time and number of travelers arriving together.
Upon arrival to Bosnia, our local operatives will take over all transportation within Bosnia i.e. to hotel, back to airport and during tour.
3 Star hotels in a convenient location will allow you to easily reach the most famous tourist attractions in Sarajevo, Srebrenica and Mostar.
Rooms: 2 beds to a room or 1 double bed for couples or 3 beds for larger families, en-suite shower and toilet , air-conditioning, internet connection, heating, balcony, phone, hairdryer, satellite TV and more.
Visiting so many beautiful places, and learning about the history (especially the Ottomans). It was also a pleasure to meet many native Bosnians and learn directly from them upsetting to hear stories about the Bosnian conflict.
I wanted to visit a part of the world I knew nothing about. I wanted to see a Muslim country in Europe, learn more about its history and see the beautiful scenery of this undiscovered land. Having been there, I would definitely recommend everyone should visit Bosnia and Herzegovina! This trip affected me deeply and I believe it is essential for all Muslims to visit this region, experience what I did and spread the word (which I will certainly do!) Thank you for organising this fantastic tour.Saleema Quraishi, May 2014
The tour guide. She was an important part of the holiday as we spent significant time with her – she was incredibly relaxed, friendly, adaptable and understanding. It was as if we had gone to Bosnia and met an old friend. Her company and expertise certainly enhanced our experience, and I would certainly recommend her specifically to any of my family/friends wanting to go in the future. Also the car was very comfortable and we felt safe with the driver. I have travelled a lot in the past and I chose this country because it was a bit different to the usual holidays and ‘off the beaten track’. The tour itself
is the first I’ve done with Islamic Travels, the idea of looking at the Islamic heritage of a place was very appealing. My friend and I thought we would just give it a go and we are glad we did as we enjoyed it thoroughly, so much so we would recommend to all our friends and families and would certainly come back for another visit. The people in the country make the trip and our tour guide Selma, driver Samir and all the other people we were introduced to by them were fantastic and welcoming. They made us feel very safe and were constantly checking for any issues that might compromise our trip, and we were told that the base in London was regularly checking up on us to see if we ok and enjoying ourselves, which I thought was rather nice. Farah Ahmed, May 2014
The Bosnia trip exceeded my expectations, the group was good, Senad, Sahihja, Retno and all the others we met were really good people and guides. The contacts our hosts had made the trip all the more interesting and insightful. The accommodation was really good too. I would and have recommend this trip to others and would do another one of these trips insha Allah.Ayesha Iman_Fisher – May/June 2011
Just a short note to say we had a brilliant time in Bosnia. Great company of companion travellers, just wanted to say for now that it was great on the whole, and gald we went as both our hosts there, Br Senad and Sr Sehija were just so helpful and friendly.Mumtaz Hussain – May/June 2011
We had a lovely trip which exceeded our expectations. We were alhumdulillah in good company -our fellow travellers, and have all become good friends. We learnt alot about our Muslim brothers and sisters in Bosnia, and found bosnia-hertzogovina very scenic and historical. I was pleased to meet such friendly and inspiring people. It is unfortunate the we in the Uk, know so little about what they have suffered and that they continue to face challenges, and could benefit from our support. JazakAllahu khair for organising the trip. Rubina – May/June 2011
Learning about the history and current problems of the region from an experienced guide was invaluable. Visiting historical and cultural sites was another highlight. The visit to the memorial site in Srebenica was extremely harrowing but is essential for all who visit the region to gain an appreciation of the bravery of those who have rebuilt their lives after the war.
Finally, visiting the Nahla Centre in Sarajevo was truly inspiring because of the huge efforts put in by a few women to turn their vision of a fairer society into a reality. I enjoyed travelling with the tour group and learnt a lot from individuals.
I wanted to travel with a group that was familiar with my needs as a Muslim and that would offer me a real insight into the Islamic history of the region. I was also impressed with the details offered on the travel agent’s official website.
Shahien Khan – May/June 2010
Unique experience a must trip for all the Muslims who are concert of the Muslims living in the UK not just UK but world wide.
Bosnia and its people have demonstrated how to fight the Islamic way, they were very careful and very much aware of how Muslims should fight during the war, a very useful lesson to be learned epically for Muslim counties who are currently fighting wars .
Amazing explain of how the Muslims live in a community and especially the way they have managed to take care of the women’s need an example for us in the UK to follow I was blessed to take part on the tour the people of Bosnia are very kind and keen for the Muslims from all round the world to visit them.
I strongly believe that all the Muslims should support them in rebuilding they lives and the country and make Bosnia one of the hottest destination for they holiday
Nasrin Sayed – May/June 2010