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Things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our most recommended things to do in Bosnia and 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.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

2. 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. Explore 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

3. 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 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.

Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

5. Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

Sarajevo: Tunnel of Hope Siege Tour

6. Sarajevo: Tunnel of Hope Siege 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.

Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour from Split

7. Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Full-Day Tour from Split

Start from the delta of the Neretva River and find out more about the picturesque city of Pocitelj, dating back to the 14th-century. Walking around the city feel like you are stepping back in time so you don't want to leave your cameras at home. Before continuing your journey to the highlight of your tour - Mostar, don't miss the opportunity to taste Turkish coffee made with an original recipe. Once you arrive in Mostar you will be astonished by its architecture, culture, people and rich history. Explore the city with your tour guide and get to know the fascinating city. Mostar is a real example of Balkan lifestyle and will inspire you with old streets, mosques, tasty food and iconic Old Bridge that stretches across the Neretva River and connects the two sides of the city. If you are lucky enough you can see one of the Mostar divers jumping into a freezing river, a tradition since 1968. You will then have 2-hours of free time to explore Mostar and do not forget to taste the famous Bosnian dishes - Burek and Baklava. After your time in Mostar you will visit Kravice National Park. Descending into the valley of Trebizan River, waterfalls shape emerald pools, which are outstanding natural attractions. Swim on the edge of the waterfalls in the natural pools before heading back to Split. 

From Cavtat : Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar Day Trip

8. From Cavtat : Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar Day Trip

Gain insight into the cultural diversity and unique history of Mostar. This tour is enriched with short visit to Kravice , proximity 1 hour, to show you beauties of inland in this region. See different landscapes, beautiful coast with intact nature and many islands and after it enjoy in our inland beauties, rivers and lush vegetation, with the view of Neretva river valley. Visit Kravice waterfalls,and enjoy in spectacular scenery. Form there we drive to Mostar. Explore with us oriental streets and monuments of Mostar, with the main city attraction, famous old bridge rebuilt after tremendous war from the end of 20th century. Extra value is option to take an entrance ticket to Turkish house in Mostar, the most visited museum in this city.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour

9. From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour

Leave bustling Dubrovnik behind to visit the iconic towns of Pocitelj, Medjugorje, and Mostar on a bus tour. Walk through Mostar's charming cobblestone alleyways and learn about its rich history. Discover the other towns at your own pace, taking in the sights. First, head from Dubrovnik to the town of Neum, where you can shake your legs with a short break for morning coffee. Then, continue through the picturesque delta of the River Neretva to the small town of Pocitelj. In Pocitelj, enjoy free time to discover this charming town at your own pace. Pocitelj is a beautiful cultural and historical site featuring structures from the 15th century. Then, continue to Medjugorje and enjoy more time for sightseeing. A spiritual and religious site, this town is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations in the Catholic world. Since the apparition of Our Lady of Peace in 1981, it has been visited by pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Continue to Mostar and enjoy free time to explore this picturesque town. Through the centuries, Mostar became the meeting point of various cultures and religions. During your tour, see the imprints left behind by its varied and rich history. Besides the Old Bridge — the symbol of the town — visit the Mosque of Mostar, a Turkish house, and more. In the afternoon, sit back and relax on your bus journey back to Dubrovnik.

From Split: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Tour

10. From Split: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Tour

Your tour starts at 7:00 AM in Split and you will head out to experience the ambiance of Bosnia and Herzegovina when visiting the incredible city of Mostar. Mostar is a small picturesque town, famous for its Old Bridge from the 16th century and professional jumpers who jump from the bridge into the cold Neretva River to impress visitors. The architecture here presents a symbol of tolerance: a shared life between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. A local guide will great you there and you will have a guided tour followed by 2 hours of free time for you to explore the rich culture of the city. The last stop on the tour depends on what the majority of the group wants to see. You can either visit the wonderful Kravica waterfalls where you can go swimming during the summer months or you can visit the Medjugorje Sanctuary where the Virgin Mary appeared in front of six witnesses. After the last stop of the tour, you will head back to Split.

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The Tour was great, despite the grim topic of a City under siege. My tourguide, Haris was very approachable and super friendly. Above all he was able to transfer this very complicated history from its pre-yugoslav beginnings till it s sad outcome into a accesible Form which often became a dialogue that was very informative but always open for discussions. Apart from the war I was also given the opportunity to understand the cities open culture better than before. Highly recommended!

A journey to remember for definite. My tour guide was incredible, his knowledge, his passion, his story, his manners. Thank you so much for the journey. If you're thinking about going on a tour with these fellas, don't hesitate. They even provided food! And as a journalist myself, my driver allowed me to stop anywhere and record things. 10/10

Great tour with Assim! Very informative and knowledgeable! Would recommend to anyone visiting Sarajevo.

Outstanding tour and extremely important to understand Bosnia/Sarajevo and its history.

Was great trip and lovely little place. Tour guide was lovely lady.