Bosnia Ottoman Tour
̶£̶̶̶8̶9̶5̶(only £750 early bird)
Sarajevo - Mostar - Zenica - Travnik - Jajce - Banja Luka - Kravice
Bosnia Islamic History Tour
Would you like to time-travel across 550+ years to Ottoman Bosnia to witness the hidden jewels left by Muslims in the heart of Europe?
Board a time machine to witness the natural wonders of jewel of the Balkans, going in chronological order from the Islamic conquest by Muhammed Alfatih, until the recent recovery from a tragic war that left many wounds, hearing stories of courage & bravery!
Praying inside Ottoman era Mosques will make you forget what century we live in!
Swim in majestic waterfalls under stunning old towns!
Walk under the most iconic landmark in Bosnia, the historic Mostar bridge!
Stay in spiritual natural retreats & reflect on the gift of life which many lost in a tragic war!
All our hotels are 4 stars, have outstanding reviews, and include daily breakfast buffets. They are located in a central location, and often come with a swimming pool and gym.
This is a list of the hotels we commonly use (subject to change to similar hotels).
What does Your Tour Include?
Bosnian cuisine, which combines the best of Ottoman & East European Slavic kitchens, is one of the tastiest culinary experiences!
Learn the history behind each dish while you enjoy these Halal treats along the tour!
Guide: Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem
Known as "The Traveling Imam", Dr. Waleed Hakeem has journeyed to more than 100+ countries in all 6 continents around the globe spreading the peaceful message of Islam & Personal Development Training, from the villages of China, to the arctic North of Canada, to the mountains of Europe, to the jungles of South America, he can draw the world map from memory! He is the founder and director of Ilm Path Academy & a professor at Almaghrib institute.
After teaching the History of Andalus to 4,000 students in a dozen countries, Dr. Waleed has researched Andalusian history hands-on by visiting 30+ cities in Spain & Portugal across 8 years, and recording his findings in a 16 hour online video course. His powerful delivery style, engaging instruction, & depth of knowledge will make this tour an unforgettable life-long transformative experience!
Our Travel Partner
With 17 years of experience in the field, brother Tariq and his travel company have become a household name among Muslims who are seeking to transform their lives by going through educational journeys which sets them apart from all tour companies out there! We have trusted them with organizing Ilm Path Academy tours!
Our travellers sharing their tour emotions
"I never enjoyed history in school, but Sh. Waleed brought the story to life, and I felt as if I was living every moment of it. What a life-changing experience! Can't wait for more courses!"
"I expected to only learn something about the past, but Dr. Waleed has combined history with personal development and leadership to make this a very transformative & applicable journey!"
"Never was there any dull moments. I was on my toes from beginning to end! Not only we learned the life stories of great role models, but also the culture, cuisine, and all aspects of the country's daily life!
"Seeing the lessons of the Quran, Hadith, & Seerah come to life during the learning of the history has made my Eman stronger. Imam Waleed's knowledge & way of connecting events keeps you engaged!"
Frequently asked Tour Questions
What type of hotels are included in the tour?
All the hotels in the tour are 4 star hotels, such as the Ramada chain, which include a tasty buffet breakfast, conference facilities for our daily classrooms, & modern ammenities such as wireless wifi, etc. The exact names of the hotels will be revealed about 1 months before the tour starts, as it depends on the final number joining and availability.
How many persons in each room? Can I have a single room if travelling alone?
The base price includes sharing a room with a second person. If you would like to have a private single room, you can add 120 pounds to the price.
What time should I arrive or leave?
You can arrive any time on the first day of the tour, as it will be a relaxing day at your leasiure. We will have introductions session ta night. You can also leave any time on the last day of the tour.
Do you offer pick up from Sarajevo airport? Can I use local taxi?
We offer both pick-up and drop-off from Sarajevo interntional airport, but only on the first and last days of the tour (You will need to send us your flight dates and numbers to arrange this).
Using Public Transportation (not recommended, but possible):
- To travel between the airport and the city center:Airport bus 'Airport - Baščaršija - bus from the airport to city centre (5KM one way, 8 KM return, first luggage to 23 kg is free, second luggage and luggage over 23 kg is 5 KM). Airport stop is just to the right as you exit the terminal. In the city center, the bus runs the loop together with the rest of the traffic, meaning you should be able to catch it/get off at any bus/tram stop.
Can I arrive a few days earlier or remain a few days later?
Yes of course. You can extend your hotel stay on either arrival or departure. Just write it in the "special requests" space on the booking page.
How many people are in each bus?
The max capacity for the bus is 50, but our groups are often smaller so we could give individual attention. The buses are VIP, air-conditioned, and large enough to provide enough comfortable space for everyone.
Are meals included in the tour cost?
The tour includes a breakfast buffet every day of your stay. Other meals are to be purchased seperaterely as to give our attendants maximum flexibility and variety according to their budgets.
Do you arrange flight bookings?
To keep the tour cost as low as possible and accomdate all types of travellers, our price only includes land services.
Can a sister travel alone without a Mahram (Guardian)?
It is permissible for sisters to travel in safe groups insha'Allah, and Alhamdulillah we will have many sisters on our tour group. This is also the opinion that is followed in Saudi Arabia during Hajj times, as women are allowed to travel in Hajj groups.
What time should I book my flight on the final day of the tour?
The final day of the tour is a free-day, therefore, feel free to book your return flights any time on the last day. If you wish to extend your stay to enjoy the local sights and attractions, you may do so in the "special requests" space on the booking form.
Do I need a visa to visit Bosnia?
If you are from an EU member country, or have a passport from English-speaking countries (USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, etc), then you don't to apply for Visa. You get a 90 day visa on arrival (Valid for 6 months).
What is the best way to get the local currency?
What is your refund policy?
That being said, while we cannot make any guarantees, we will try our best to help you when it is possible, as we understand that emergencies do happen. You may be able to purchase a travel insurance if you expect a disruption to your travel plans.
Do you have any questions?