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From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

1. From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

The starting point is usually in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina originates. It is famous for its 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge and a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva river. Your journey then continues towards a restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie) that will satisfy your taste!  With a full stomach, continue towards the beautiful medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village Počitelj. On your arrival, take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It was used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva valley. After a short hike, continue your way to Blagaj. This city is situated at the source of the Buna river, Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring. After Pocitelj enjoy lunch at the banks of river Buna just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. Under the shade of trees, listening to the sound of the river, enjoy a local trout with the traditional desert "smokvara". After a nice meal, it is time to visit the best part of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge. The historic part of Mostar is a result of interaction between the natural phenomena and human creativity throughout a long historical period. The architecture here presents a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, and hear stories of Mostar’s uniqueness and cosmopolitan heritage. After Mostar it is time to say goodbye to Herzegovina. Head back to your accommodation in Sarajevo in just over 2 hours.

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Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

2. Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

The first stop on your tour will be the city of Konjic, one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. The written documents date way back from 14th century, but the appearance of the town as it stands today started to form once the Ottomans came onto the scene. Utilizing a well-maintained road, you will then weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes, and historic towns to reach Sarajevo. Your second stop is the most famous museum: the Tunnel of Hope. There you will learn about the position of the museum and its famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing a short movie, a 1-hour long presentation starts which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  Following the tunnel, you'll advance towards the 1984 Olympics mountain of Trebević. It is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At this site you will have the opportunity to see and walk on the former bobsleigh and luge track, experiencing the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which unfortunately were also the main positions of the enemy army.   Just under the Trebevic Mountain lies the second-largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique-shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones named "Stecak". Once finished with the Jewish Cemetery, you will head to Sarajevo Old Town for a traditional Bosnian lunch. Following lunch the best way to explore the city is a walking tour. Your tour guide will accentuate to you a combination of Oriental, European, and Yugoslav influences, which create uniqueness and beauty seen nowhere else but Sarajevo. You'll see Muslim, Catholic Christian, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish architecture just a few minutes away from each other, whilst listening to Muslim calls to prayer at the same time as the sound of bells from nearby churches. You'll learn about the assassination that triggered World War I, as well as how Muslims and Jews protected each other through the different wars. At the conclusion of your scenic and education experience, it will be time to return to Mostar.

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From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

3. From Dubrovnik: 1-Way Tour to Sarajevo via Mostar and Konjic

After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking in views of the Croatian coastlines and historic towns along the way. Your first stop will be at the incredible Kravica Falls where you can enjoy a dip in refreshing emerald waters. After your swim, head to the fortified village of Počitelj for a walk to the top of an exhilarating hill where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Neretva Valley. Next, head to the gem of Herzegovina, Blagaj. Marvel at the beauty of this monastery located at the base of a cliff and on top of a picturesque lake. You can even take a boat ride into a cave for an authentic local experience. Your next stop is the world-famous city of Mostar. Wander around the city's cobbled streets and small shops to reach the stone masterpiece that is the Old Bridge. Here, enjoy a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants and admire panoramic views of the bridge as you eat before continuing to your next stop. After lunch, continue to one of the oldest towns in the country, Konjic. This city is also famous for its iconic bridge and abundance of surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to your final destination in Sarajevo.

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Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

4. Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation. After a brief introduction and having received a bottle of water, it will be time to start your journey. The first stop of the day is a short visit to Konjic, a unique, prehistorically inhabited place from which Herzegovina starts. It is famous for a 17th-century 6-arch old bridge, and makes for a perfect introduction to the emerald-green Neretva River. Your journey then continues towards the restaurant famous for its homemade Pita (pie), that will satisfy both the vegetarians and omnivores in the group. With a full stomach, you will continue towards the beautiful Medieval and Ottoman stone-constructed fortified village of Počitelj. Upon your arrival, you will take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It used to house watchmen and military, as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva Valley. Following a short hike, you will continue your way to Blagaj. Situated at the spring of the Buna River (Europe’s most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring), Blagaj is settled beneath a few hundred meters of rocks and 16th-century tekke (tekija or Dervish monastery). Tekke or Dervish monastery is the unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was built with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean influence. One of the nicest parts of your journey will be spent on the bank of River Buna, just a few kilometers away from Blagaj. You will dine under the shade while listening to the sound of the river, and it is recommended to try a local trout followed by the traditional desert called “smokvara”. Following your nice meal, it will be time for the highlight of your journey, the city of Mostar. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and its Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it was named. The historic part of Mostar is a result of the interaction between natural phenomena and human creativity throughout a long historical period. The architecture here presented a symbol of tolerance: a shared life of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Mostar will be the last stop of your experience, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be dropped off in Mostar.

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From Split or Trogir: Mostar & Kravica Waterfall Group Tour

5. From Split or Trogir: Mostar & Kravica Waterfall Group Tour

Leave Croatia for the day and enjoy a group tour to Mostar and Kravica Waterfall, 2 of Bosnia’s most rewarding destinations. First, visit the beautiful Ottoman town of Mostar. Your guide will help you explore the town's rich history and Islamic heritage. Learn about Mostar's transition from centuries of Ottoman rule to a stint under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Visit Mostar's historic bazaar and famous mosque. Then head to the 16th-century Old Bridge of Stari Most; a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. The tour will be guided, but you will also have the chance to explore Bosnia's most charming towns on your own. Feel free to shop at your leisure. You can also enjoy a traditional lunch in your choice of a cafe or restaurant. After lunch, head towards the beautiful Kravica Waterfall, an oasis in stone, where you can admire the nature and have a swim if the time permits before you return back to Split.

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Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour from Split

6. Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour from Split

Start from the delta of the Neretva River and find out more about the picturesque city of Pocitelj, dating back to the 14th-century. Walking around the city feel like you are stepping back in time so you don't want to leave your cameras at home. Before continuing your journey to the highlight of your tour - Mostar, don't miss the opportunity to taste Turkish coffee made with an original recipe. Once you arrive in Mostar you will be astonished by its architecture, culture, people and rich history. Explore the city with your tour guide and get to know the fascinating city. Mostar is a real example of Balkan lifestyle and will inspire you with old streets, mosques, tasty food and iconic Old Bridge that stretches across the Neretva River and connects the two sides of the city. If you are lucky enough you can see one of the Mostar divers jumping into a freezing river, a tradition since 1968. You will then have 2-hours of free time to explore Mostar and do not forget to taste the famous Bosnian dishes - Burek and Baklava. After your time in Mostar you will visit Kravice National Park. Descending into the valley of Trebizan River, waterfalls shape emerald pools, which are outstanding natural attractions. Swim on the edge of the waterfalls in the natural pools before heading back to Split. 

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Sarajevo: One-Way Tour to Dubrovnik via Mostar

7. Sarajevo: One-Way Tour to Dubrovnik via Mostar

Meet your guide in front of your accommodation and, after a short introduction, begin your journey to Croatia. Travel through a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes and historic towns. Arrive in the region of Herzegovina and the first stop of the tour, the town of Konjic. Discover one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. Explore the town and see the famous Stone Bridge built in the 17th century. Next, make your way to the famous town of Mostar. Wander down the picturesque cobblestone streets, arriving at the spectacular Old Bridge which crosses the Neretva River, and allows for fantastic photo opportunities. Continue the journey with a short drive to the town of Blagaj, which has a history dating back to the Romans. See the tekke, a beautiful former whirling dervish house and historic Sufi monastery, built on the side of a river spring.  After Blagaj, enter the beautiful medieval Ottoman stone-constructed village of Počitelj. Visit the silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill, and enjoy the fantastic views. Finally, make the last stop is outstanding natural attraction of the Kravica Falls. Visit the location where the Trebižat River suddenly becomes a broad 26-28 meter-high cascade falling into an emerald pool. This incredibly popular location is a perfect spot for taking a refreshing swim in beautiful surroundings. Finally, be transferred to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Split/Trogir: Private Mostar and Počitelj Tapestry Tour

8. Split/Trogir: Private Mostar and Počitelj Tapestry Tour

Your experience begins with a relaxing drive from Split or Trogir to Bosnia and Herzegovina. From there, travel for two hours to your first destination, the city of Mostar. In Mostar, your local tour guide provides an introduction to the history of this city known as a "window to the Orient". You’ll visit the old Bazaar and admire the picturesque shops and workshops, see the city’s main mosque, and enjoy a walk across the famous 16th-century Old Bridge (Stari Most). As you travel across it, learn how this bridge is a UNESCO-listed site after which the town was actually named. Following your 1-hour walking tour, enjoy your free time for shopping and the opportunity to taste authentic Bosnian specialties. Just 20 kilometers from Mostar and on a left side of Neretva River, discover the small picturesque city of Počitelj, another UNESCO protected site. Whilst there, enjoy a guided tour and take great pictures of both the beautiful city and the Neretva River. Your next stop is the Čapljina Tepih Carpet Center, situated just 3 kilometers from Počitelj. The showroom constitutes one of the most distinguished carpet collections in the Balkan region with its rich product range. Learn more about the ancient tradition of carpet weaving, as well as the diversity and the richness of Balkan cultures with colors, motifs, and designs woven on beautiful carpets.  Following your amazing carpet experience, continue your tour with a drive back to Split or Trogir. As you pass by the gorgeous Kravica Waterfall, your driver can stop so that you can see one more highlight of Bosnia and Herzegovina before your tour concludes.

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From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

9. From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

Visit the heartland of Herzegovina on a full-day trip with a local guide. Explore popular locations and learn about the history and traditions of the region. From Sarajevo, your first stop is Konjic, a small town known as the gateway into Herzegovina. Visit the old town and pass by the Ottoman Bridge, which will lead you to your next destination, Jablanica. There, marvel the man-made lake of Jablanicko Jazero and learn about the Neretva Battle from World War II. Then, head over to the stunning uphill town of Pocitelj, which had a strategic fort during the Ottoman period. Afterwards, discover Blagaj and have the opportunity to spiritually enlighten yourself with the presence of the mystic dervish orders that Herzegovina is famous for. The mineral-enriched Buna river also awaits you. Finally, arrive at the town of Mostar, known as the gem of Herzegovina. Admire its famous UNESCO-protected bridge, the Stari Most, and then have the chance to bargain with local vendors at the old market. Throughout your journey, you can also see the emerald green river of Neretva, which prides itself as the coldest river on the planet.

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What people are saying about Mostar

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 197 reviews

This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. Edis is the most knowledgeable, witty, caring guide you could ever meet. He went over and beyond to regale me many interesting and personal stories. I have been so looking forward to visiting Sarajevo since reading the novel 'The Cellist of Sarajevo' which was so beautifully descriptively written- Edis made this very personal, his father's experience of being shelled during the war his subsequent recovery and his massive efforts to be forgiving and reconcillary ....what a guy and what a son! Both are a force for good in this world. I'm humbled and proud that I was able to spend time you and learn first hand 'The Cellist of Sarajevo'

We had an amazing experience with these guys! They came to pick us up in the morning, and explained everything during the trip. It's the most efficient way to cross the border, hands down. We were so happy, that we also booked a tour with them the following day.

Amazing and beautiful day You are not only going to explore just the most beautiful landscape and nature of Bosnia. You are also going to know everything about Bosnia's history which is MUST to know. I gurante everyone who joins this trip will have a fantastic day

Both the guides were excellent! Edis had many interesting and personal stories from the war.

Both of our guides were amazing! An incredible experience overall!