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Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, the most exciting destination in the world!

Situated in the heart of the Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina remains one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Those who venture into its embrace are treated to an exhilarating blend of East meets West, with medieval castles, Ottoman bazaars and modern cities coexisting seamlessly. Lush landscapes, punctuated by cascading waterfalls and tranquil rivers, serve as the backdrop to places steeped in history and alive with culture.

Whether you’re scaling its mountainous terrains, exploring the depths of its past, or simply wandering its cobblestone streets, Bosnia and Herzegovina beckons as the most exciting destination in the world, promising an unforgettable journey at every turn. Explore some of the projects and initiatives that showcase the best that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to offer.

Hub and Spokes Model: Captivating Trips in the Vicinity of Sarajevo, Mostar, and Banja Luka

Travel is not just about exploring new places; it is actually an individual experience of different cultures and a way to create an authentic narrative about the locality. In order to enable visitors coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina to carry the most beautiful memories with them and enrich their overall destination experience, a unique model was created, connecting vibrant cities and charming smaller localities in their immediate vicinity.

The Hub and Spokes model connects main destinations (Hubs) and provides easy access to various interesting tourist experiences, destinations, and attractions (Spokes). This innovative approach allows travelers to delve deeper into the cultural heritage and diversity of the country, all within a 1.5-hour drive.

Explore the Hub and Spokes models tailored to Sarajevo, Mostar, and Banja Luka today, and embark on a journey of adventure and new discoveries about the hidden wonders of nature throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. These three itineraries will reveal to you 100+ detailed proposals for day trips all over Bosnia and Herzegovina!

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The Most Beautiful Villages of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Most Beautiful Villages of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) presents unique and authentic experiences to visitors, offering a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. It is an initiative that aims to promote and preserve the traditional architecture, cultural heritage, and natural beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rural areas, recognizing the need to preserve these unique and authentic places and share them with visitors from around the world.

The Most Beautiful Villages of BiH initiative currently includes 14 villages across the country, each with its own distinct character, history, and cultural significance. These villages are home to traditional architecture, including stone houses, wooden bridges, and ancient fortresses, as well as scenic landscapes of rolling hills, crystal-clear rivers, and lush forests.

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Herzegovina Wine Route

Welcome to the Herzegovina Wine Route, part of the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe Iter Vitis,  a journey that will take you through the stunning southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including Mostar, the European City of Wine Dionisio 2023!

The Herzegovina Wine Route is a unity between the region’s authentic quality wines and the hospitality of its people and home to around 30 wineries, vast vineyards, great gastronomy ranging from hearty rustic dishes to elevated culinary experiences, and quality accommodations, all linked by their shared commitment to regional winemaking traditions.

Herzegovina is known for its Mediterranean climate, breathtaking landscapes, and authentic cultural heritage, attracting visitors from around the world. As you explore the dramatic Herzegovinian karst landscape, you will be treated to sweeping views of expansive vineyards, embedded with an historical thread that has contributed to the culture of local communities.

The production of celebrated, quality regional wine is deeply rooted in the Herzegovinian landscape, and the region’s exceptional wine pairs perfectly with the warm hospitality of its people. Today, Herzegovina is known for a selection of authentic wines, the most notable being Žilavka, Blatina, Trnjak, and Vranac.

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About USAID Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Turizam)

This activity is supported by the US Government through the Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina project (Turizam).

With the aim of positioning Bosnia and Herzegovina as a competitive destination on the global market, USAID Turizam project is working on advancing human capital in the tourism sector, improving access to finance for tourism businesses, developing innovative tourist products, harmonizing policies and regulations and revolutionizing destination branding and promotion. Through a broad-based approach to sustainable tourism development, USAID Turizam contributes to economic growth and social harmony in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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