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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. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar, Kravica Waterfalls, and Kajtaz Tour

2. 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.

Mostar: Blagaj Canoeing on Buna River with Lunch

3. Mostar: Blagaj Canoeing on Buna River with Lunch

Experience the enchanting nature and some of the towns of Bosnia and Herzegovina on this serene canoe trek. Your driver and professional guide will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation. The adventure begins by heading from Mostar to Blagaj, stopping at a surprise location along the way. At Blagaj, you will explore the Blagaj Tekke: a historic monastery built on the cliffs with its own mausoleum and Turkish-style bath. You will learn about the house, the living customs and some top-secret stories of old Yugoslavia and the Ottoman Empire. Afterwards, you will have some food in the sun before suiting up in your water gear and taking off down the Buna River in your canoe. Enjoy the gentle flow and its clear water which is clean enough to drink. This is one of the most unique ways to experience the picturesque scenery of South-East Europe.

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.

From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

5. 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.

Mostar: Sarajevo Grand Tour with Tunnel of Hope Museum

6. 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.

Split to Dubrovnik via Mostar: Private Day Trip

7. Split to Dubrovnik via Mostar: Private Day Trip

Drive for 2 hours to reach Mostar. The world-famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) is Mostar's indisputable visual focus. Its pale stone arch magnificently throws back the golden glow of the sunset or the tasteful night-time floodlighting. The bridge's swooping stone arch was originally built between 1557 and 1566 on the orders of Suleyman the Magnificent. Situated on the Neretva River and the fifth-largest city in the country, Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva in medieval times. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most visited landmarks, and is considered an exemplary piece of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. Wonder at the sites and take in the rich cultural history of this city.  Visit a family home in the village of Hardomilje and experience a way of life which has changed very little over the generations and is based on organically grown food and homemade specialties. The Trebižat river is the perfect setting for a relaxing boat ride in a traditional wooden boat. You’ll see nature’s best from the banks, and hear about the old customs and traditions while having a drink. The pristine waters of the Trebizat River are home to brown trout and crabs and during the summer months, you’re more than welcome to go for a swim. After the boat ride, a local lunch is included with loads of homemade delicacies. After lunch, take a transfer to Dubrovnik.

From Split/Trogir: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls with Lunch

8. From Split/Trogir: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls with Lunch

Take a day trip to see the bridges of Mostar and the Kravice Waterfalls with a guide. Drive 2.5 hours out of Split to see the outstanding architecture and natural beauty of Mostar. Its old town features the UNESCO-designated Stari Most Learn about history and local legends, enjoy a traditional lunch. Explore the natural beauty of the Kravice Waterfalls after lunch. See why this is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's hidden treasures before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Trip to Mostar

9. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Trip to Mostar

Experience an exhilarating journey full of contrasts. The most memorable part of the tour will be a visit to Mostar itself, also known as the "melting pot of cultures". Predominantly influenced by a centuries long Turkish rule, you will see tall, slim minarets reaching for the sky, cobbled bazaar street with rhythmic tapping of hammers against copper plates as they are being transformed into pretty souvenirs and houses with ornate wooden balconies all reminding you of a time gone by. This is truly a place where East meets West. On your way to Mostar, have a brief visit to Pocitelj. Itinerary: 8:15 AM: Departure from Dubrovnik to Mostar, via Metkovic and Pocitelj10:15 AM-11:00 AM: Stop in Pocitelj with free time11:30 AM: Arrival in Mostar for sightseeing tour with a local guide, visiting Turkish House and Mosque3:15 PM: Back to Dubrovnik with transfer to your hotel

Mostar: Full-Day 4 Cities of Herzegovina Heritage Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Mostar

This trip was really great if you have the right people guide with you such as Emina Koso. You are about to explore everything without missing the viewing of nature the history behind the place from its original people . This is a must tourist point to visit in Bosnia. I highly recommend it.

We had the best time with our guide kenan, really nice to get to know a big part of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a friendly guide that showed really interesting places. Also very handy if you want to enjoy the entire day and at the same time get a transfer to Dubrovnik.

Ivan explains the most difficult historical contexts in a very interesting and entertaining way. Nicolas is a great bus driver who always makes you feel safe. Together the perfect team. Great. Thanks for the great day

Toured with Emina who was an excellent guide; knowledgeable, great company and a pleasure to spend the day with. The itinerary was excellent, what a beautiful country.

Engaging guide! Important and memorable sights. Worth the full day!