Overview

Visoko - Royal City and the City of Pyramids

The municipality of Visoko is set on the crossroad, just in the heart of Sarajevo - Zenica region (25 kilometers from Sarajevo) and covers the area of 232 square km. It is inhabited by 44 000 inhabitants. As a town Visoko and a suburb Podvisoki it was first mentioned in 1355. Visoko was the historical capital of medieval Bosnia and had a colony of medieval Dubrovnik state and the customs that were confirmed by the charter of the King Tvrtko I Kotromanic
from 1355 made in Visoko. The religious spirit of Visoko was symbolized by existing of the old Tabacka Mosque, which was built as a foundation – vakuf of Visoko’s tabaci ( crafters that were producing leather), Franciscan Monastery that was ruined in 1697, and later rebuilt and still exists, and Orthodox Church of St. Prokopije, which is set in the settlement Podvisoki. Visoko is well-known as a town of businessmen and traders that are excellent in their domains.
Today, Visoko is world-wide known for Pyramids. Excavating the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun offers a great opportunity to chance archaeological, civilization and historical history not just of Bosnia and Herzegovina but the world too.

General Rules

Program:

1st day - 20th July
13.00  Arrival in Visoko, hotel accommodation and free time
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in the hotel
21.00 Welcome reception with leaders of the group

2nd day - 21st July
09.00 - 11.00 Breakfast,

11.00 - 14.00  Visoko sightseeing – visiting pyramids complex
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner in the hotel
19.30 - 23.00 Ensembles parade
- Official opening of the festival
-  welcome speech
- open-air performance
- Dancing together

3rd day - 22nd July
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Sarajevo (optional 9€) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarajevo
18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in the hotel
21.00 - 23.00 - open-air performance in Vogosca (5 km from Sarajevo)

4th day - 23rd July
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 18.00 Visiting Mostar (optional 17€) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostar
18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in the hotel
21.00 - 23.00 - open-air performance in Ilijaš (10 km from Visoko)

5th day - 24th July
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 16.00  visiting tunnel "Ravne" part of pyramid complex -
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in the hotel
21.00 - 00.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for
ensembles by the organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and
party with all participants

6th day - 25th July
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
15.00 Departure of participants

According to the festival program the Groups will perform from 15 minutes to 25 minutes either with live music or CD and should have a flag and sign with the name of the group for the defile.

NOTE: Each group must send us the music for the performances by email, 10 days
before the festival.

During the Festival each Group will have one or two performances in Visoko and its area according to the program of the Festival. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting pyramids, historical parts of the city, excursions ( Sarajevo 25 km or Mostar 143 km).

INSURANCE: Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.

Accommodation

95 Euro per person – Youth hostel (4-6 bedded rooms, shared bathroom)
120 Euro per person –  Students hotel (2-3 bedded rooms, own bathroom)
135 Euro per person – Hotel 3* (2-3 bedded rooms)
It covers hotel accommodation in Hotel with 2 meals per day in (two double rooms for leaders and drivers)

Organizer provides for each group 2/2 rooms (for drivers and leaders of the group)

Participation fee includes:

For 21 dancers – one gratis (21 paying + 1 free of charge),
Souvenir and gift for each group,
Welcome cocktail for Welcome reception,
Certificate for attendance,
Tourist guide for the city
Drinks during the performance,
Free parking for bus,
Advertising of the festival (press release, newsletter, FB promotion, posters
and flayers).

On your request, You can continue your stay in Visoko for a Price of 25 Euro per day per person HB – the price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

Groups that arrived at the Hotel will be given a detailed program.

After the festival finishes organizers will send you a link on YouTube where you can find and download photos and videos of festival evenings. The copyright of all video
materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.

Dates

  • 20/07/2021 - 25/07/2021

Pricing

20/07 - 25/07
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 95 € per person
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 120 € per person
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 135 € per person

Location

How to get there

You can arrive on the spot by plane or private bus transportation.
If needed the organizer can provide bus transportation and other transportation services.

Things to do

Trip Planner

It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!

We can provide the following services for your group:

  • accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
  • accommodation during the festival event you attend
  • travel and transportation tips and assistance
  • purchasing airplane and bus tickets
  • organizing transportation for a group or individuals
  • assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)

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