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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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From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

2. From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

Discover the region of Herzegovina on a full-day tour from Mostar. Experience beautiful nature, extraordinary landscapes, historic sites, and charming towns. First, stop in the town of Blagaj where you will learn about its Ottoman culture and history. Visit the Buna river spring, the site of Vrelo Bune, which is a Sufi lodge built into the side of the cliff beside the source of the spring. Admire this marvel of Ottoman architecture and swim in the spring water. Next, travel to the town of Počitelj, a medieval town built next to River Neretva. Learn about the rich history of the town, meet locals, and taste fruits and vegetables that the little town is famous for. Take a short 15-minute hike to the fort overlooking the town for some fantastic 360-degree panoramic views of the region. Finally, travel to the Kravica Waterfall, located in the southwestern part of the region. Admire its 28-meter high waterfall and the beautiful natural swimming pools. Swim in the refreshing waters of River Trebižat, before being returned to Mostar.

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

3. 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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Sarajevo, Mostar & Jajce: 3-Day Best of Bosnia Private Tour

4. Sarajevo, Mostar & Jajce: 3-Day Best of Bosnia Private Tour

Start your three-day private tour in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a unique multicultural center. Learn about the legacies of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as communist Yugoslavia. Marvel at the cross-section of religions and listen to the simultaneous calls to prayer from different faiths. Explore the history of the most recent Balkan War in Sarajevo and learn about the four long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombs. Visit the main locations from the 1990s Balkan War following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments preserved as reminders of the horrors of war. Hear the story of the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short documentary made during the war. On day two, travel from Sarajevo to Konjic, Blagaj, and Mostar in Herzegovina, the southern part of the country, which is known for its sunny, warm weather and wine production. Admire the lavender fields and take in the smell of the seaside. Visit Konjic, a small town known for its wood carving, and take a Bosnian coffee break beside the beautiful Neretva River. Wander through the UNESCO-designated old town area of Mostar and see the famous bridge, an impressive example of Ottoman-era architecture. Stop by Blagaj, a scenic town bordering the Buna River known for its fish restaurants. Travel to a traditional Ottoman town dating back to the 16th century and admire its amazing architecture. Day three is a trip from Sarajevo to Travnik and Jajce, the capital of the Bosnian kingdom during the 14th century. An important historic and tourist destination, Jajce is home to a famous waterfall where the Pliva River meets the Vrbas River. Visit the Royal Fortress, the Mlincici Complex, Pliva Springs, and the Catacomb Museum. On the road to Jajce, stop by the small well-preserved town of Travnik and see examples of Bosnian culture and lifestyle during the Ottoman period, including numerous mosques, houses, and fountains dating back hundreds of years.

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Mostar: Full-Day 4 Cities of Herzegovina Heritage Tour

5. Mostar: Full-Day 4 Cities of Herzegovina Heritage Tour

The idyllic green oasis of the Neretva River canyon makes this one of the most beautiful spots in Europe, the perfect place to emerge yourself in sunny Herzegovina and feel the Mediterranean air the way Bosnians do. This full-day excursion will take you first to Mostar, world famous for its Old Bridge, its alleys and shops bathed with sunshine, scents and the Neretva river. Enjoy its special architecture and unique charm. Move on from Mostar to see Blagaj, a small Ottoman medieval town in Herzegovina, home to stunning nature and the imposing spring of river Buna, the biggest well of water in the country. Discover the Tekki, one of the sacred places for all Muslims in Bosnia. Finish off your tour with a visit to Pocitelj, the caretaker of this region and a pearl of Herzegovina.

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A must do tour in Bosnia The places which this tour takes you believe me you can’t find on your own! This trip was educational since our guide is very knowledgeable about the history, ask for Eids when you book this trip. At the end you have to try the grilled lamb! Don’t forget to order the chops as well.

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

We had such an fantastic with our guide Abdulah! Everything was taken care of and we just enjoyed the ride and the good vibes. Totally recommendable for anybody who visit Bosnia.

We where the only persons on the tour, so we got a really nice and peaceful trip. Our guide was super kind and informative, overall a great tour! Would recommend to anyone.

Great tour! You are seeing a lot. It’s a long drive though. Our guide Abdullah was superb - friendly, amazing driver etc.