Explore Bosnia & Herzegovina | June 19-29, 2019
10-Day Cultural Heritage Tour
SARAJEVO | SREBRENICA | KRALJEVA | JAJCE | TRAVNIK | BLAGAJ | MOSTAR
Join Prof. Munir Shaikh of Bayan Claremont on this tour. You’ll see amazing destinations with expert guidance, make new friends, and have an exciting and educational experience.
Prof. Munir Shaikh has taught numerous academic courses in Islamic history and world history. Topics to be covered include: Islamic civilization (technologies, architecture, trade/commerce, ruling groups, social changes), responses to the Crusades, rise of the Ottomans and other major groups of the time, the Balkan region’s Islamic development, Ottoman-European relations up to WWI, and related topics. We will also have lectures from University of Sarajevo and local guides.
There will also be visits to various masjids and tekkes for prayers, dhikr and spiritual reflection.
Furthermore, the natural beauty of country will be appreciated, with visits to mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes. We will visit quaint villages and enjoy supporting the local economy in the suqs and markets.
|June 19 (W)||Depart from U.S. or other location to Sarajevo.|
|June 20 (Th)||Arrive and transfer to Sarajevo hotel. Evening: orientation, dinner, and walking tour of Bascarsija area.|
|June 21 (F)||Srebrenica | Visit to cemetery and memorial for victims at 1995 genocide site.|
|June 22 (Sa)||Mostar | Visit to Konkic along the way (woodcarvers and Tito’s bunker). Arrive in Mostar and tour old city, and famous bridge. Overnight in Mostar.|
|June 23 (Su)||Pocitelj/Blagaj | Visit the Spring of the river Buna and medieval city (UNESCO site), as well as the Dervish house. Return for overnight in Mostar.|
|June 24 (M)||Jajce | Visit water mills, Pliva waterfall and Plivsko lake. Go to Travnik for lunch, visit to Sulejmania mosque, and fortress. Proceed to Sarajevo.|
|June 25 (Tu)||Sarajevo | Visit Spring of the Bosna river, Tunnel of Hope, Olympic mountains (Igman and Bjelasnica). Horse carriage ride.|
|June 26 (W)||Sarajevo | Countryside excursion and visit to Trebevic mountain; Alpine coaster ride. Visit Alija Izetbegovic museum and Martyr’s cemetery, Svrzo house and markets. Visit to Nahla Women’s Centre. Dinner at famous restaurant Kibe.|
|June 27 (Th)||Sarajevo |Visit to University of Sarajevo. Optional excursion.|
|June 28 (F)||Sarajevo | Friday prayer at Sarajevo mosque. Free time for shopping.|
|June 29 (Sa)||Morning depart from Sarajevo for return journey.|
|Note: Itinerary may be adjusted at the discretion of the tour leader in consultation with local tour support staff.|
Adult 18+ $2,400 (first person in group) / $2,000 (additional persons)
Minors 8-17 $2,000 (first minor in group) / $1,600 (additional minors)
(Airfare not included. Current fares are roughly $1,400-1,500 RT from US gateways).
Bayan President’s Club and Higher Level Donors: up to $500 off per group
Above rates are for double-occupancy (two persons per room).
Standard Rate (from May 16 onwards):
Adult 18+ $2,500 (first person in group) / $2,100 (additional persons)
Minors 8-17 $2,100 (first minor in group) / $1,700 (additional minors)
Above rates are for double-occupancy.
Adult 18+ $500 extra
$500 refundable Deposit per person due upon registration.
Full payment of balance due by May 15, 2019.
- 9 nights hotel (4* in most cases)
- Private luxury coach transportation
- Breakfast + 3 scheduled dinners
- Entrance fees to scheduled monuments, museums and activities
- Expert local guides
- Gratuities for group transport, meals, activities
- Daily lectures/discussions
Airfare is not included.
Budget about $1,400 per RT ticket from US gateways.
Please fill out the form below and pay $500 deposit per person. The form only calculates the deposit amount for the number of adult and youth participants you select. You will be asked to enter the name of each participant.
You will receive an invoice via email for the balance, based on your group’s participants and any applicable discounts. Additional program details will also be provided once you register.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to schedule a phone conversation.