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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.

From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

3. 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 Sarajevo: Mostar, Dervish House, Pocitelj and Waterfall

4. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar, Kravica Waterfalls, and Kajtaz Tour

5. From Dubrovnik: Mostar, Kravica Waterfalls, and Kajtaz Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the city of Mostar on this day trip from Dubrovnik. Travel by air-conditioned car and stop to see the Kravica Waterfalls along the way. Step back in time with a ticket to the Turkish House in Mostar. Depart Dubrovnik and journey along the coast of the Adriatic Sea by luxury minibus. Stop for a coffee (at your own expense) in the seaside town of Neum, and then continue to the beautiful Kravica Waterfalls to marvel at the dramatic tufa cascades of the Trebižat River. Continue to the historic city of Mostar and take a guided walking tour on arrival to see sights such as the rebuilt 16th-century Stari Most (Old Bridge). Learn more about the city's cultural diversity and admire the minarets of the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque and Koski Mehmed Paša Mosque. Look inside the Turkish House (Kajtaz) to get an insight into what a traditional dwelling looked like and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch at your own expense before the return journey to Dubrovnik.

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

6. 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.

Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

7. Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Begin the journey towards the eastern region of Bosnia, taking in views of beautiful mountains and small villages throughout the journey. First, stop at the town of Visegrad and walk across the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Drina River, with exceptional views of the bridge and the surrounding landscapes.  Continue towards the nearby town of Andric, recently built in honor of Nobel Prize winner and writer, Ivo Andric. Cross the border into Serbia and discover Sargan Eight, a narrow-gauge heritage railway line built shortly after WWI. Ride the Ciro locomotive along this scenic route through 22 tunnels, and capture panoramic views of a picturesque region.  After the train ride, travel to Kurstendorf. Also known as Drvengrad, discover a village that was purpose-built for the 2004 film "Life is a Miracle" directed by Emir Kusturica. Explore this charming replica of a traditional Serbian village, which has a hotel, cinema, chapel gallery, and restaurants. Enjoy some time for lunch, at your own expense, before returning to Sarajevo.

Sarajevo Private Full-Day Excursion from Dubrovnik

8. Sarajevo Private Full-Day Excursion from Dubrovnik

Get picked up from your accommodation in Dubrovnik and begin this exciting private day trip to Sarajevo. Taking a ride in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle, learn about the history of Sarajevo, as well as the places you pass by from your private driver. Cross the border from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina and enjoy the historically important and beautiful town of Pocitelj, with its Turkish-style architecture. By the early afternoon, arrive in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. Admire the eclectic mix of architectural styles: Ottoman-era mosques hugging up to Austrian Habsburg-style neo-classical buildings. Enjoy free time to explore attractions such as the Bascarsija Baazar, Latin Bridge the City Hall, and many more.

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

9. 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.

Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo - All Inclusive Full Day Tour

10. Sarajevo: Best of Sarajevo - All Inclusive Full Day Tour

After meeting with your group and guide, you will begin your 3-part, best of Sarajevo tour. You will begin by admiring the symbols of the Austro-Hungarian rule, hearing the story of the Spite House. You will then move on to discover the heart of the Ottoman rule, Sarajevo’s Bascarsija, before drinking water from the Sebilj Fountain. Moving on, you can pray in one of the four big houses of God in Sarajevo, and find out why people call it a “European Jerusalem”. You will then learn about the local hospitality over a cup of Bosnian coffee, whilst sharing the importance and the meaning of its consumption. Next, you will learn about the 14th Olympic Winter Games which were held in Sarajevo from February 8th to 19th, 1984. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held in a communist country, and on this tour you can see the place where the opening ceremony took place whilst discovering what the Olympic Games meant for the people of Sarajevo. You will be taken to the breathtaking Olympic mountain Trebević and have a chance to walk down the ruined bobsled and enjoy the amazing views of Sarajevo. For the final stage of your tour, you will begin a war tour. You can find out what it was like to live without food, water, electricity and gas, as well as how the children were going to school and what the culture and sports scene was like throughout war. Upon arrival at the Tunnel Museum, you will pass through 20 meters of the original tunnel, before watching a movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction and its methods of use.

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4.2 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Agan was our guide for this tour from Sarajevo to herzegovina. We were 3 persons . He took us in his private car. I loved the explanations about the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Except his explantions, we asked him a lot of questions and got nice answers. Agan amazed us with his extensive knowledge. Agan wanted to go directly to Mostar. But i insisted to go first to destroyed Neretva Bridge . So, we went to the Bridge. Then to Mostar. Then to Balagi. Then to the waterfalls. On the way back to Sarajevo , we went to a middle ages village, but we were very tired. We came back to our hotel at 20:00. I want to mention Agan careful driving!!!! Thank you

Kenan was our guide and our driver for the tour to Visigrad. He took us from our hotel in Sarajevo. We were 3 persons. Kenan don't speak much. But he answered every question that we asked him. As a matter of fact , i liked that kind of guidness. what i didn't like about : Kenan is driving too fast. I was expected to get explantions about the history of Visigrad bridge according to the book "the bridge on the Drina", but Kenan didn't know. He came with no serbian money so we had to look for bank or exchane. In total, I liked the tour and Kenan very much.

Excellent tour and my guide (Arna) is so considerate. We stopped at 6 viewpoints including one stop for toilet break. All the viewpoints are breathtaking and definitely is a must do if you ever visit to Sarajevo. Despite we have 14 pax that booked the same tour on the same day, we were split into two groups (7 in a group) and the small size tour means we were well taken care by Arna and the driver drives carefully.

We were able to spend 3 instructive and exciting hours with Adesa. She told and showed various places and elements in the city in great detail and always with reference to the historical background.

Armina is amazing!! She’s so knowledgeable and helpful. 100% recommend this trip