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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 Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small-Group Tour

2. From Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small-Group Tour

East and west met in this country and remained together for nearly 600 years. Ever since it became part of Ottoman empire, Bosnia changed into a country full of contrasts. This tour gives unique opportunity to meet neighboring country, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1 day, a country full of cultural diversities and contrasts often called country where east and west meet and live together, enriched with oriental Turkish influence, since it was a part of Ottoman empire for nearly 400 years. Don't miss the visits to mosques from the 16th century, oriental architecture and the famous UNESCO protected Old Bridge, rebuilt after the war and a masterpiece of oriental art. Together with the Old Bridge and the oriental side of Mostar, you will learn about the recent history of this region, the devastating war, and what life is like today in the small Balkan country. Optional stops on this tour are Počitelj, small oriental settlement or a 45-minute stop at Kravice waterfalls. Don't miss exploring the oriental side of the region, visit the third most visited European sanctuary and try some continental food or enjoy turkish coffee.

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Mostar Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

3. Mostar Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

After departure from Dubrovnik you will take a short break on the Dubrovnik bridge for some scenic photography of the town. Continue along the Adriatic coast while learning about the various sites that you encounter along your route. When the tour reaches the town of Neum you can take a break for shopping and morning coffee. The tour then proceeds through a picturesque delta of the River Neretva to the small town of Pocitelj. In Pocitelj you will have an opportunity for sightseeing and free time. Pocitelj is a beautiful cultural and historical site featuring structures from the 15th century. Continuing to Medjugorje you will have more time for sightseeing and discovery. Medjugorje is a spiritual and religious site and is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations in the Catholic world. Since the apparition of Our Lady of Peace in 1981 this place has been visited by pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The tour will then proceed to Mostar. Through the centuries Mostar became the meeting point of various cultures and religions. During your sightseeing you will witness the imprint left by this varied history. Besides the Old Bridge, the symbol of the town, you have the chance to visit the Mosque of Mostar, a Turkish house, and many other monuments in the town. In the afternoon, following sightseeing and free time, you will return to Dubrovnik.

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From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

4. 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

5. 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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Mostar & Počitelj Private Tour From Dubrovnik

6. Mostar & Počitelj Private Tour From Dubrovnik

After departure from Dubrovnik you will take a short break on the Dubrovnik bridge for some scenic photography of the town. Continue along the Adriatic coast while learning about the various sites that you encounter along your route. When the tour reaches the town of Neum you can take a break for shopping and morning coffee. The tour then proceeds through a picturesque delta of the River Neretva to the small town of Pocitelj. In Pocitelj you will have an opportunity for sightseeing and free time. Pocitelj is a beautiful cultural and historical site featuring structures from the 15th century. The tour will then proceed to Mostar. Through the centuries Mostar became the meeting point of various cultures and religions. During your sightseeing you will witness the imprint left by this varied history. Besides the Old Bridge, the symbol of the town, you have the chance to visit the Mosque of Mostar, a Turkish house, and many other monuments in the town. In the afternoon, following sightseeing and free time, you will return to Dubrovnik.

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Mostar: Full-Day 4 Cities of Herzegovina Heritage Tour

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

8. 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 Počitelj

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4.6 / 5

based on 437 reviews

The tour group was very small, just 5 passengers plus the driver, who also was the guide. The small number allowed us to get to know each other as well as gain insight into Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a long day of touring, but it went by quickly. The driver actually gave us an option of seeing Kravice Falls or Medjugorje. He dropped me and one other passenger off at the falls, and took the other three to the pilgrimage site. Both our driver/guide and the tour guide in Mostar were very informative.

The trip was so good! The organisers were super accommodating with pick ups and on time. We didn’t have any trouble getting through the borders. You go first to the waterfalls which a beautiful I think entry to that was 80kunas then we drove to Mostar. The walking tour there was ok. You go to another small town on your way back. Throughout the drive the driver is telling you all about the areas you are driving through which was great as we learnt so much

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

Great tour, it was the best way to visit Medugorje and Mostar. Our group was small and the guide was fantastic, he explained everything very well. I would totally recommend this trip to everyone!!

It was an amazing tour and it was beautiful! I will book it again!