John & Rachael welcome you to the city of Sarajevo & its ski resorts
Arrival Day & Welcome Dinner
Arrive at Sarajevo Airport, where we will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Check in and settle into the hotel. Welcome dinner with us. That evening we will host a welcome dinner, for you to meet the rest of the group and enjoy your first taste of the delicious Bosnian cuisine.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 1 Walking city and food tour including coppersmith workshop
After breakfast at the hotel we head out into the beautiful old centre of Sarajevo to enjoy a guided walking and food tour with a professional local guide. This tour will give you a true insight into the history of the city through the centuries, as well as an introduction to the traditional culinary scene of Sarajevo. At the end of the tour we will stop at a copper-smiths shop. Here you will be given a tutorial in the artisan craft and try your own skills out making a souvenir. After this day we hope you will feel more culturally enriched and have your bearings around the city.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Day 2 Snowshoeing
Today we will take in the spectacular views available from the side of one of Sarajevo’s biggest and most famous mountains, Bjelasnica. After the 45 minute drive into the mountains we will don our snowshoes and embark on a trek through beautiful pine forest until we hopefully (weather permitting) take in views of the stunning valley below and mountains in the distance. A guide will be with us to show you all you need to know, providing snacks, lunch and hot drinks.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
Day 3 Free day and beer tasting dinner
Enjoy a day to explore the city or surrounding area at your leisure. We will provide you with some ideas and possible activities you can enjoy. That evening we will get together again and head out for a beer tasting dinner in the suburb of Dobrinja, a short drive from the city centre. Catch up with your fellow group members whilst sampling plenty of top quality regional beers, as well as some delicious pub food.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner + beer tasting
Day 4 Bosnian Cooking Class
This morning is free for you to relax, but in the afternoon it’s time to get cooking. We’ll meet up with our guide over a traditional Bosnian coffee before exploring the best food markets of Sarajevo. It is then time to transfer to the venue for our cooking class, located in a beautiful spot with stunning views. Here you will enjoy learning how to make several regional specialities. The day ends with us all enjoying the dishes we have made, with a few glasses of wine!
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Cable car & driven tour of the surrounding area
This day we head out for a fact filled day to remember, taking in several of the city’s most important historical sights with a local guide. We will start the day with a cable car ride up to the mountain of Trebevic, which overlooks the city. Disembarking from the cable car, we will take a short walk to see the olympic bobsled track. From here we hop into our mini-van/bus to see the historic Jewish Cemetery and the Tunnel of Hope, which was used by the city’s inhabitants for supplies during the siege of Sarajevo. We end up at the white fortress overlooking the city once more for memorable views.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Ski Day & Farewell Dinner
This is a chance for you to participate in one of the most enjoyable winter sports. Whether you are a first timer or have skied before, we will head to the mountains to enjoy a day in the snow skiing. With our instructor there to ensure we are all comfortable, we will be kitted out with skis & boots before our instruction begins. After a few hours on the slopes we will stop for lunch at a traditional eaterie, before returning to the snow. If you haven't skied before, this could be your chance to discover a new passion.
That evening we will enjoy our final meal together in Sarajevo and reflect on the great week we have experienced.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please note, this is the typical itinerary that is used for the trip. However itineraries are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.
Enjoy your last breakfast in Sarajevo. We will arrange a transfer to the airport at your preferred time.
Included meals: Breakfast