Things to do in Herzegovina

Our most recommended things to do in Herzegovina

Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

1. Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

Start with pickup from Sarajevo and be introduced to your guide for the day. Sit comfortably in your seat and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. Head to Mostar, enjoying the view on Jablanicko lake, and amazing nature. Head to Jablanica to see a piece of history where you see a ruined old train bridge which is a witness of the Battle of the Neretva, also known as the Battle for the Wounded. Mostar awaits with its warm climate, unique beauty, and amazing history. Your guide will take you to the Old Town where you can see the famous Old Bridge.  Hear the legends and stories about this amazing example of Ottoman architecture from the 16th century. You will also get an opportunity to see a short video in a local gallery about the bridge's destruction in 1993. After this tour through Mostar, your guide will suggest you have lunch either in Mostar’s local restaurants or go to Blagaj. The beautiful Blagaj is a small village built at the source of the crystal clear river Buna. It flows out of the 200m high mountain cliffs that overlook the area. The authentic 16th-century Ottoman town and open-air museum of Počitelj is next. Its amazing architecture and location will surely excite you.  Finally, begin the journey back to Sarajevo. Stop at the breathtaking Kravica Falls for a swim in the crystal-clear waters before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

2. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

Join us on a journey through the past where the guide will reveal the small and big secrets of this city and introduce you to the mysticism of Sarajevo streets and alleys. The tour will take you to the main sights of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture and will show you a unique line where East meets West. Discover more about the city that is commonly associated with a siege of the 1990s. Learn about how the First World War started as a result of events in the city, and where the first Winter Olympics were held. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, the sound of church bells, and the call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

3. Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Start your journey in Dubrovnik and enjoy a less than 2-hour drive with your English-speaking driver. Discover the scenic routes of Croatia and across the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, stop at the Kravica falls, one of the best-kept secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls created by the river Trebizat provide a relaxing background for swimming and picnics in summer. Then, continue to your next stop, the city of Mostar. Join your local guide for a tour of the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town. Then marvel at the Old Bridge that crosses the river Neretva. Finally, stop at the medieval town of Počitelj, before going back to Dubrovnik.

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

4. Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Start your tour with transportation to the War Tunnel Museum. On the way (25-30 minutes) receive a short introduction to the topics of the war and see important sites and buildings with your own eyes, which you will later hear about again in the museum. Arrive at the Tunnel of Hope, 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 one-hour-long presentation starts, which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  After the Tunnel, head toward the 1984 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At the site, you have the opportunity to see and walk in the destroyed hotel of Osmice. From there experience 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 that are named "Stecak". Head towards the old Ottoman part of the city to visit the Yellow Fortress. The last stop of the tour is the "Shehidi" (Martyr) cemetery, the resting place of the soldiers that gave their life for independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the heart of the cemetery lies the grave of the first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.

From Split and Trogir: Mostar Tour with Kravica Waterfalls

5. From Split and Trogir: Mostar Tour with Kravica Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the scenery, history, and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina on this full-day tour from Split. Follow a scenic route through picturesque villages and the countryside, and explore Mostar on a walking tour with a local guide before stopping at Kravica Waterfall for a quick swim. Meet your guide and drive through the countryside to Mostar. Explore the city with a local guide and be dazzled by the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) connecting two medieval towers, giving the city a widely recognizable visual identity. See young locals showing off their daredevil stunts. Cross the bridge to explore the Ottoman quarter, which was attractively restored after the War in the nineties. Check out the old Bazar and Mosque. Then, explore the city on your own. Be inspired by the oriental structured streets and buildings, friendly people, and tasty food. Join in the distinctive coffee culture, which may remind you of Turkey. Sit back and relax on one of the terraces, try out traditional food or explore the immense line of souvenir shops to bring back some unique oriental souvenirs. Then, head back to Split through the rocky landscapes of Herzegovina, via the amazing natural wonder of Kravica Waterfall, where you can enjoy the amazing views, and perhaps even jump into the refreshing waters of the river to cool down with a swim. Finally, return to the meeting point in Split.

From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

6. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Day Trip to Mostar and Kravice Falls

7. From Dubrovnik: Day Trip to Mostar and Kravice Falls

Cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and experience the natural beauty of Kravice waterfalls on this day trip from Dubrovnik. Ride in a spacious and air-conditioned vehicle and discover the top sights in Mostar on a guided walking tour.   Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dubrovnik. Relax in the vehicle with plenty of space to stretch out. Ride along the coast to Neum and stop for a short bathroom and coffee break. Arrive at the Kravice waterfalls where you can purchase a ticket into this fairytale-like landscape where numerous falls plunge into a turquoise lake surrounded by lush vegetation. Continue to the ancient town of Mostar where a local guide will greet you. Stroll through the streets to see a fascinating combination of Italian, Ottoman, and Dalmatian architecture. Spend three hours of free time shopping or stopping to purchase lunch after your guided tour before returning to your accommodation in Dubrovnik.

Sarajevo: Bosnian War & Fall of Yugoslavia Tour with Tunnel

8. Sarajevo: Bosnian War & Fall of Yugoslavia Tour with Tunnel

Explore the war history of Sarajevo on this informative walking tour and learn about the 4 long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombing. Visit the main locations from the 1992 to 1995 war following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments kept as a reminder that it should never happen again. Hear the story about the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short movie made during the war. Pause to reflect at the site of one of the largest massacres at Markale Market, and visit the Yellow fortress to see best panorama of Sarajevo where tour guide explains how Yugoslavia fall apart and how Sarajevo ended up in siege. Admire the view from the Vidikovac viewpoint. Visit the Olympic complex and its cemetery, and hear how it was host to the 1984 Olympic Games, just a few years before the Bosnian War.

From Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

9. From Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

Embark on a magical journey through the historic highlights of Herzegovina. Depart from Sarajevo on a guided tour and explore ancient towns, beautiful waterfalls, and the world-famous Old Bridge of Mostar. Learn about the country's rich history and taste some traditional food. Make your way to the first stop of the day: 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. From Konjic, continue towards Kravica Falls, a favorite Herzegovinian picnic area and summer swimming spot. Admire the biggest and most beautiful waterfall in the country. During the summertime, jump into the water for a refreshing swim. Move on to the medieval and Ottoman fortified village Počitelj. Take an easy hike towards the Kula, a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. Learn about the 15th-century tree that stands tall next to the minaret of the mosque. After a short hike, continue your way to Blagaj, situated at the source of the Buna river. Enter the Dervish House and be amazed at the number of details and craftsmanship. Built at the site of the earlier Bogumil sanctuary in the 16th century, discover Tekke, the perfect spot to learn about the Sufi order. Visit the city of Mostar, known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge. Gaze at the architecture, which presents a symbol of tolerance between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Focus on Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Old Town, and hear stories of their heritage. Enjoy an included meal of traditional Bosnian sandwiches, or a vegetarian alternative, before riding back to Sarajevo.

Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

10. Sarajevo: Tunnel War Tour

Board a bus in Sarajevo and head out of the city. During the bus ride, find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, and how many people died. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, listen to stories about what life was like during these years of darkness. After this introduction, discover the story of a vitally important 800 m long tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territories. Upon arrival at the museum, pass through one part of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo. Listen as your guide explains the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions. On the way back to the town, talk about Sarajevo and its future with your guide.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,335 reviews

A nice glimpse of Mostar and overall a good introduction day trip to Herzegovina. We had Ivana as lead tour guide and another local guide at Mostar. They both were very knowledgeable and accommodating even with a big group. Since we had two destinations, my recommendation to everyone who are looking to join in the future is to manage your expectations (shopping and eating) especially when in Mostar. We spent 3 hours in Mostar (including 1 hour with the local guide), leaving us 2 more hours to explore around. Personally, we would prefer an additional 1 hour. After Mostar, off we go to the beautiful Kravica waterfall. It’s nice if you bring your swimming gears and take a deep in the waters after the hot afternoon. Overall, a nice little experience, thank you.

This was an amazing experience! A very full day with lots to do and lots to see! Petar, our guide, was excellent. He told a lots of facts with humour. The local guide in Mostar was equally great. The beauty of the places visited with the addition of the history details made it a very moving experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and do not hesitate to highly recommend it.

Tour was easy to book and the communication with local agency was super pleasant. We had two guide, one driving and one talking. The tour was extra spicy because both of them were directly involved in war.

We had a great day traveling to Mostar and Medjugorje. Our host did an amazing job telling us about the area and the people of Bosnia. We were given plenty of time to see the sites.

Beautiful country, so interesting and steeped in history. Highly recommend this tour