From an expert author who has lived and worked in the region for over two decades, Bradt's Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most comprehensive English-language guidebook available to the mountainous heart of the Western Balkans. It covers the country's diverse Mediterranean landscapes, from the southern Herzegovina cities of Mostar and Trebinje to the lush and green Alpine regions of Sarajevo and Banja Luka, plus second-to-none coverage of the capital city Sarajevo. Now in its fifth edition, not only does the guide feature smaller towns and villages off the beaten track, but it also goes into greater depth than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants. For this new updated edition the Sarajevo chapter has been fully overhauled and a complete run-down of all of the Herzegovina wineries has been included. There is also new coverage on the Via Dinarica regional mega trail that carves its way through the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Dinaric Alps and is chock full of activities and adventure for families and pros alike. New maps for the country's national parks are included, plus walking routes that you'll find in no other book. Also included are details of rural accommodation and farm stays within reach of some of the major hubs, plus an expanded chapter on Mostar and Trebinje. Two decades after the conflict that ravaged the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged as a unique, dynamic tourism destination. Whether you go in search of bears in the primeval Sutjeska National Park, wander the winding streets of Sarajevo's Turkish quarter or put your feet up in Mostar with a glass of chilled ilavka, you are guaranteed to be charmed by the country's rich natural and cultural heritage.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information Facts and figures, Geography and climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Education, Culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Tourist information, Getting there and away, Health, Safety and security, Women travellers, Gay travellers, Disabled travellers, What to take, Money and budgeting, Opening times, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Activities, Photography, Media and communications, Business/time, Buying property, Cultural etiquette, Interacting with local people, Travelling positively
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Sarajevo History, Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Excursions from Sarajevo
Chapter 4 Around Sarajevo Ski centres, Highland villages, To the east and southeast of Sarajevo
Chapter 5 Herzegovina Neretva River, Mostar, Medugorje, Ljubuski, Siroki Brijeg, Grude, Capljina, Neum, Stolac, Trebinje, Konjic, Around Konjic, Jablanica, Prozor and Ramsko Lake, West Bosnia
Chapter 6 Central Bosnia History, Getting there and away, Suggested itineraries, Zenica, Vranduk, Kraljeva Sutjeska, Visoko, Kresevo, Fojnica, Vares, Olovo, Travnik, Vlasic Mountain, Bugojno, Prusac
Chapter 7 Northwest Bosnia Banja Luka, Bihac, Pliva River region, Jajce, Sipovo, Drvar, Una National Park
Chapter 8 Northeast Bosnia Tuzla, Bijeljina, Srebrenica, East Posavina, Srebrenik, Gradacac, Gracanica, Doboj, Teslic, Tesanj, Maglaj, Zavidovici, Kladanj, Tajan Nature Park
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information
Tim Clancy has lived and worked in the Western Balkans region for over two decades and now works as an expert in the field of tourism and the environment for many international and local development agencies. Tim currently lives in Sarajevo and is working on developing the new Via Dinarica mega trail that extends from Albania to Slovenia. He speaks fluent Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. He co-founded and previously owned an eco-tour company that gave him great insight into Bosnia and Herzegovina's off-track destinations.