Service in Mostar: This town has a rich and turbulent history. As recently as the 1990’s the town was a site of conflict, ravaged by war. With our local service partner, you will be able to contribute to the people of Mostar.
Education and Cultural Exploration
Split: This is the largest city in Croatia’s Dalmatian region, and it’s an incredible fusion of modern and ancient. Visit Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments, which is a prime example of life intertwining with history. When you step inside the palace’s ancient bones, you’ll find bustling cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops.
Mostar: The city of Mostar is the cultural and economic capital of the Herzegovina region and home to the iconic “Stari Most” bridge, which is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognisable landmarks. After being one of the most heavily bombed cities in the Bosnian war, much of the city has been rebuilt and it is a lively and beautiful destination once again. If you keep your eyes open, however, there is still plenty of evidence of the violent recent history.
Sarajevo: This resilient city is the capital and cultural centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Bosnian war in the 1990s, Sarajevo was war-torn to the point of near annihilation. Today, its largely-restored, historic centre is full of lovely cafes and it is a bustling and welcoming city.
Blagaj Tekke Dervish Monastery: This Sufi Dervish Monastery was built in the 1500s and is considered to be one of the most mystical places in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Situated at the base of a massive cliff, on the bank of the Buna River where it emerges from the depths of the mountain, it certainly is the stuff of fairytales.
Dubrovnik: This magical city is world-renowned for its beautiful limestone streets, baroque buildings and massive medieval walls rising against the sparkling Adriatic sea. In 1991 the city was under siege for 7 months by the Yugoslav People’s Army and was significantly damaged by shelling. Since then, however, massive restoration work has been undertaken and the city has re-emerged as one of the top travel destinations in the Mediterranean.
Bosnian Coffee: Very similar to (but not to be confused with) the thick, strong Turkish coffee, this drink is an important part of the Bosnian culture. Drinking it is a daily custom and it plays an important role during social gatherings. Students can attend a coffee workshop to learn the very specific process of brewing this coffee, and learn about its importance to the Bosnian people.
Adventure and Challenge
Plitvice Lakes: This is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. It’s an absolutely stunning series of 16 bright blue lakes interlinked by waterfalls. Visiting, and taking time to hike or go on a boat tour is a must if you are in the region.
Marjan Hill Park: This beautiful forested hill rising above the city of Split is a wonderful place to spend several hours hiking and enjoying the incredible Mediterranean scenery.
Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour: Dubrovnik is the main filming location used to create the fictional city of King’s Landing in the popular Game of Thrones TV show. While in Dubrovnik we can take a tour to visit many of the recognisable filming locations.
The accommodation on our programs in the Balkans are a combination of hotels and local guesthouses.
Hotels: A variety of 3, 4 & 5 star hotels in cities and towns
Guesthouses: The most comfortable style of accommodation when in smaller towns and remote areas.
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