Food & Transport
What better way to enjoy birding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, than by tasting the culinary delights of the country. Enjoy traditional dishes from the region and spoil your taste buds by sampling local specialities. Herzegovina is blessed with plentiful, seasonal produce which can be enjoyed in the country's many restaurants. Bosnian cuisine concentrates on the produce, preparation of food, and is heavily influenced by both the East and West. Our dishes have traces of Turkish, Greek, and other Mediterranean cuisines.
A continental style breakfast will be served at the guest house - a selection of freshly baked bread/rolls, home made locally produced milk, butter, cheese, jams and honey, fruit yogurts, pates, eggs, salami, orange juice, fresh fruit, coffee and tea (regular and decaffeinated).
"Breakfast was delicious and Edin, the owner, was very solicitous, making sure we had everything we needed." - Richard & Jean Attenborrow
"A tasty breakfast was served by Edin who ensured we had everything we wanted and he went out of his way to cater for individual tastes." - Kathy Gay
"The proprietor was so helpful, always on hand, and couldn't do enough for us and put himself out to provide a breakfast to suit us." - Jenny & David Wright
"The owners Edin and Saudina were very friendly and welcoming. They were happy to provide a vegan breakfast for us, including a variety of local bread rolls with home-made ajvar (vegetable spread) and jams (quince, Cornelian cherry and sour cherry), and proper Bosnian coffee upon request." - Stephen Rigden & Claire Langford
"The owner was cheerful, well-organised and quick to meet requests about our comfort, or breakfast, which was taken on an elevated patio from which we could hear Nightingale and Golden Oriole!" - Mike Blair & Sue Fleming
Snacks (fruit, good quality sandwiches), flask of coffee and bottled water will be provided throughout the day while you're birdwatching.
We will have a plentiful and tasty packed lunch during our visit to the Dinaric Alps.
Your birdwatching holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina will include a little gastro tour of Herzegovina. Tasting the local cuisine is one of the best ways to get a true feel for a country. Each day, after our morning birdwatching session, we will visit the best restaurants in the area and sample a variety of locally produced food and wine. I promise you will not get bored.
Dinner at Restaurant "Konoba Taurus"
At the end of each day, we will have dinner in a lovely restaurant in the historic quarter of Mostar, just 50 m from the Old Bridge. The restaurant serves wide range of traditional dishes and wines from Herzegovina and Dalmatia, and has a fantastic view of the river Radobolja - Neretva tributary.
"Evening meals were at a superb restaurant in the Old Town beside a stream that feeds into the Neretva River just below Mostar Bridge. The menu was extensive and varied and the hospitality wonderful. The roast vegetables were addictive!" - Mike Blair & Sue Fleming
"Food was also an important part of our stay. Trying local specialities, eating in small local restaurants and having local honey, fantastic bread, herb tea, local cheeses and fish was all very "tasty!" Local wine and beer are also worth having!" - Iris de Carteret & Brian Shepherd
"I think we all agreed that the restaurant we used all week was perfect in every way. Consistently excellent meals in friendly surroundings with great staff." - John Cottis & Barbara Padbury
"And, just like last year, the three–course dinners at Konoba Taurus were truly exceptional – we have never been as well looked after as we have by the team at Taurus." - Stephen Rigden & Claire Langford
You will be transported in luxury and spacious Mercedes Viano which can comfortably seat seven passengers. The Viano's seats have been designed to offer maximum comfort even on the longest journeys. Mercedes Viano is an extremely accommodating vehicle equiped with:
- Air Conditioning localized throughout the cabin.
- Quality leather seats with arm and head rests.
- Extra Long wheel base for extra legroom and luggage space.
- Privacy Glass to prevent glare from sun and allow for your privacy.
- Responsible and careful non-smoking driver.
"The vehicle we travelled in daily was very comfortable - we especially liked the darkened windows which meant the inside didn't get toasted in sunshine. Denis is a safe and considerate driver." - Iris de Carteret & Brian Shepherd
"Transport was genuinely comfortable with quick and easy exit when a likely bird was spotted." - David & Pamela Manger
"Our transport was comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for all our birding gear, and Denis was an extremely careful, thoughtful and patient driver." - Kathy Gay
"Denis is a responsible and careful non-smoking driver and the tour vehicle is spacious, air–conditioned and comfortable." - Stephen Rigden & Claire Langford