The Balkans

Design Your Own Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo credit: Martin Klimenta

Handcrafted, Private Tours to Bosnia and Herzegovina


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: Want to visit a family-run winery and try some award-winning local wines? How about a private viewing of the Sarajevo Haggadah and some one-on-one time with a museum expert?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Explore the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum with a survivor who used the hand-dug tunnel to escape shelling during the brutal 1990s Siege of Sarajevo.
  • Meet dedicated members of a Sarajevo youth NGO, promoting sustainable peace and area development through interfaith projects in the aftermath of the 1990s Bosnian wars.
  • Appreciate Sarajevo’s street art and graffiti in a hands-on workshop and walking tour, learning its offbeat beginnings, visiting favorite spots such as the Olympic bobsled, and creating your very own graffiti art.
  • Create your own copper souvenir such as a dzezva (long-handled coffee pot) while learning from a Bosnian master coppersmith the centuries-old history, complex skills, and intense passion for this endangered craft.

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore suggested private tours: Essential Balkans

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize and tweak any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.


Bosnia and Herzegovina Map

Traveler Reviews

  • "The private viewing of the Sarajevo Haggadah was very profound. Our driver became a travel companion rather than a driver, great conversations! [We enjoyed] meeting people randomly along the way and having a chance to talk."

    S. Loue

    Cleveland Heights, OH

    Close close