About this trip
Rediscover Resilience and Faith: A Unique Ramadan Experience in Bosnia
- Designed for Muslim travellers living in the UK, Europe and the USA who crave the Ramadan spirit but often miss out, this 6-day trip offers an enriching Ramadan experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Embrace the opportunity to connect with your faith, history, and the enduring spirit of Bosnia. You can join us from anywhere, even if you are not from these countries.
We are honoured to announce that we have internationally-acclaimed speaker (and HTG member), Sami Hamdi, joining us on this trip, insha Allah. Join us for an unforgettable Ramadan in a part of the world known as 'The Jerusalem of Europe'.
This trip falls on two Bank Holidays and end of term holidays, so it's the perfect opportunity to make the most of your holiday leave.
What you can expect:
- Spiritual Enrichment: Immerse yourself in the essence of Ramadan through communal iftars, inspiring talks, and serene prayers in Bosnia's historic mosques.
- Historical Exploration: Journey through Mostar and Sarajevo, cities that embody resilience. Witness the rebirth of the iconic Old Bridge and unravel tales of survival at the Tunnel of Hope.
- Cultural Connection: Engage with the soul of Bosnia. Wander through cobblestone streets, interact with locals, and absorb the blend of Eastern and Western influences in the Jerusalem of Europe.
- Natural Serenity: Find tranquillity in Bosnia's landscapes. From the peaceful Blagaj Dervish Lodge to the serene mosques nestled in the mountains, experience moments of reflection amidst natural beauty.
- Local Insights: Learn from local Bosnian speakers about the nation's enduring faith and hope. Gain a deeper understanding of Islam's influence in Bosnia's history and community.
- Heartfelt Farewells: Depart with a heart full of memories and spiritual growth, having experienced the true essence of Ramadan amidst Bosnia's resilient spirit.
If you wish to extend your trip, you can select the add-on option for 3 extra nights. Alternatively, you can stay on and make your personal arrangements.
IMPORTANT: Please note the updated dates to better match flight schedules. We have also increased the trip by one day and one night.
From £735 Deposit: £60
From £910 Deposit: £60
From £735 Deposit: £60
The 2024 date is now live and open for booking! This trip will only run ONCE in 2024, and there are limited spaces, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Dates: Thursday 28th March - Tuesday 2nd April 2024
Airport Transfer Window
Arrival/Departure Airport: Sarajevo (SJJ).
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TRANSFER: On Thursday from 11:00 - 13:00 - (2-hour window) and on Tuesday from 07:00 and again from 14:00.
- London: Outgoing with WizzAir (07:15), returning with Ryanair (departing at 17:05). You can also opt to return with WizzAir and catch the morning flight.
- Manchester: Lufthansa has an indirect flight that matches these dates and airport transfer times.
- Birmingham: Lufthansa has an indirect flight that matches these dates and airport transfer times.
- Germany: Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has a direct flight that matches these dates and airport transfer times.
- North America: Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) has a direct flight from Istanbul that matches these dates and airport transfer times.
We welcome guests from all nationalities and countries to join the trip and can arrange separate airport transfers where necessary, for an additional fee. Please enquire should you require this.
Accomodation5* Hotel in Sarajevo and 4* hotel in Mostar
Meals5 Suhoor (pre-dawn breakfast) and 5 Iftar (post sunset)
Daily activitiesAs listed in the itinerary
HTG Voyage CaptainYour group leader and point of contact throughout the trip
Expert local guidesYou'll be hosted by our team of friendly local hosts across Bosnia
SpeakersInspiring, knowledgeable speakers will enhance your Ramadan experience
Airport TransfersPick up and drop off at Sarajevo Airport within specific airport window
Entrance ticketsTo historical sites that require paid entry
Private Bus & DriverTransport throughout trip in private AC Bus
Curated itineraryNo need to plan your trip or worry about logistics - we're here to take care of the details for you.
International flightPlease note that once you have booked your space on this trip, we will provide further information on which flights to book. Do not book your flight before we have advised you on this
Personal expensesShopping/souvenirs, travel insurance
Extra meal/snackMeal/snack outside of those stated above
TipsFor driver and guides
Travel insuranceWe strongly recommend purchasing proper travel cancellation and medical cover, as we will not be able to reimburse you in the event you have to cancel or require medical attention
Terms & Conditions of Booking
Please read these terms carefully before booking your trip. By booking, you agree to be bound by these conditions which outline, among other things, our cancellation policy, assumption of risk, and what happens in the event of an alteration to your tour itinerary.
Payments and Cancellations:
- A £100 deposit is necessary to secure your booking. This deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.
- Full payment is due no less than 8 weeks prior to your trip departure.
- Upon full payment, no refunds or transfers are permitted. However, you may sell your space to someone else if you're unable to travel. The responsibility for selling your space lies with you.
- Cancellations made fewer than 10 weeks before the trip departure will incur additional costs. Please inform us as soon as possible if you anticipate travel difficulties.
- Cancellations 4 weeks before the trip incur a 50% charge; cancellations less than 3 weeks before the trip incur a 100% charge.
- There will be no refunds, partial refunds, or credits once the trip has commenced.
- We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of booking, which should cover medical issues, cancellations due to illness, COVID-19, flight disruptions, and the like.
- Travellers have the responsibility to understand the entry requirements of the destination, including visas and COVID-19 testing. Halal Travel Guide is not responsible for checking your visa status.
- All guests undergo a screening after booking. Failure to pass will result in a deposit refund.
- You must disclose any medical conditions when booking. This information will be kept confidential.
- The itinerary is a FLEXIBLE guide that may be adjusted by the tour leader due to various factors including, but not limited to, weather conditions, closures, or health emergencies. Please note that while we value our guests' input, the decision to alter the programme rests solely with the tour leader for the overall benefit and safety of the group.
- Details of accommodation will be provided in your Booking Voucher. We strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with these, especially if you've opted for a shared room.
- In the event of flight cancellations, you're responsible for arranging alternatives. Non-attendance for any reason does not entitle you to a refund.
- Solo travellers booking a twin room will be paired with another traveller of the same gender. If this isn't possible, you'll be required to accept a Single Room upgrade with an additional charge.
Liability and Risk:
- Assumption of Risk: Participation indicates an understanding of the inherent risks, potentially including injury, illness, loss of life, or loss of personal property.
- Liability Limitation: Halal Travel Guide shall not be held liable for any injuries, losses, or damages incurred during the trip.
- In Case of Injury: All medical expenses resulting from injury are the participant's responsibility.
- Waiver of Liability: By participating, you waive all claims against Halal Travel Guide, even those possibly due to our negligence.
- Insurance: We strongly advise securing travel insurance to cover various emergencies. Your decision regarding insurance absolves Halal Travel Guide of any related liabilities.
Photographs and Media:
- Images on our platforms are for illustrative purposes. Actual conditions may differ and may change over time.
- Halal Travel Guide may use media taken during trips for promotional activities, without offering compensation to participants. Access to such media for personal use may incur a fee or be provided as a courtesy.