Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Architecture

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From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

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

5. 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.

Mostar & Međugorje Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

6. Mostar & Međugorje Full-Day Private Tour from Dubrovnik

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik on this full-day private tour of the small towns and cities of Pocitelj, Medjugorje, and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzogovina. Departing via Dubrovnik Bridge - stopping to take panoramic photos - drive along the Adriatic coast to Neum, the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzogovina, and stop for morning coffee. Continue through the picturesque River Neretva delta to the small town of Pocitelj, one of the most beautiful settlements of the 15th century. Still remarkably intact, enjoy time shopping or wandering the hilly streets, before driving on to Medjugorje. Medjugorje is one of the most famous pilgrim sites in the Catholic world after a controversial apparition of Our Lady of Peace in 1981. Explore at your own pace, and experience the town’s spiritual ambiance. The last stop is the historic city of Mostar. A meeting point of cultures and religions for centuries, Mostar is one of the most important towns in the Herzegovina region. Discover the symbol of the city at the Ottoman era Old Bridge. It stood for 427 years until it was bombed during the Balkan Wars, and has now been lovingly restored to become one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. You will also visit the Mosque of Mostar, and admire traditional Ottoman architecture. Wander the atmospheric old streets, and experience the town’s bohemian and artistic atmosphere.

Sarajevo, Mostar & Jajce: 3-Day Best of Bosnia Private Tour

7. Sarajevo, Mostar & Jajce: 3-Day Best of Bosnia Private Tour

Start your three-day private tour in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a unique multicultural center. Learn about the legacies of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as communist Yugoslavia. Marvel at the cross-section of religions and listen to the simultaneous calls to prayer from different faiths. Explore the history of the most recent Balkan War in Sarajevo and learn about the four long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombs. Visit the main locations from the 1990s Balkan War following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments preserved as reminders of the horrors of war. Hear the story of the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short documentary made during the war. On day two, travel from Sarajevo to Konjic, Blagaj, and Mostar in Herzegovina, the southern part of the country, which is known for its sunny, warm weather and wine production. Admire the lavender fields and take in the smell of the seaside. Visit Konjic, a small town known for its wood carving, and take a Bosnian coffee break beside the beautiful Neretva River. Wander through the UNESCO-designated old town area of Mostar and see the famous bridge, an impressive example of Ottoman-era architecture. Stop by Blagaj, a scenic town bordering the Buna River known for its fish restaurants. Travel to a traditional Ottoman town dating back to the 16th century and admire its amazing architecture. Day three is a trip from Sarajevo to Travnik and Jajce, the capital of the Bosnian kingdom during the 14th century. An important historic and tourist destination, Jajce is home to a famous waterfall where the Pliva River meets the Vrbas River. Visit the Royal Fortress, the Mlincici Complex, Pliva Springs, and the Catacomb Museum. On the road to Jajce, stop by the small well-preserved town of Travnik and see examples of Bosnian culture and lifestyle during the Ottoman period, including numerous mosques, houses, and fountains dating back hundreds of years.

Sarajevo: One-Way Tour to Dubrovnik via Mostar

8. Sarajevo: One-Way Tour to Dubrovnik via Mostar

Meet your guide in front of your accommodation and, after a short introduction, begin your journey to Croatia. Travel through a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of beautiful Bosnian canyons, mountains, lakes and historic towns. Arrive in the region of Herzegovina and the first stop of the tour, the town of Konjic. Discover one of the oldest towns in the country with archaeological traces dating back 4,000 years. Explore the town and see the famous Stone Bridge built in the 17th century. Next, make your way to the famous town of Mostar. Wander down the picturesque cobblestone streets, arriving at the spectacular Old Bridge which crosses the Neretva River, and allows for fantastic photo opportunities. Continue the journey with a short drive to the town of Blagaj, which has a history dating back to the Romans. See the tekke, a beautiful former whirling dervish house and historic Sufi monastery, built on the side of a river spring.  After Blagaj, enter the beautiful medieval Ottoman stone-constructed village of Počitelj. Visit the silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill, and enjoy the fantastic views. Finally, make the last stop is outstanding natural attraction of the Kravica Falls. Visit the location where the Trebižat River suddenly becomes a broad 26-28 meter-high cascade falling into an emerald pool. This incredibly popular location is a perfect spot for taking a refreshing swim in beautiful surroundings. Finally, be transferred to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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This was such a fun day and very well organized! Our tour guide Luca was wonderful and funny. Pocitelj and Kravica Waterfalls were beautiful stops to incorporate along the way, and Mostar made for a spectacular highlight. The short tour when you arrive was very informative. My cousin and I ate at Restoran Kaldrma. We each got the Bosnian coffee which was to die for! We then shared the traditional platter which was filling and delicious. Finally, we walked around the shops and grabbed some to-go desserts from Caffe Lasta. From the outside it looks like a gelato stand, but if you go inside they sell homemade baklava, kadaif, and Turkish delight that you can't leave without trying! Though I wish we had maybe one extra hour to explore Mostar, the day was absolutely perfect.

This daytrip was a great experience and I would recommend for travellers of all ages! Mostar is a beautiful city and the trip to the waterfalls was the perfect way to end the day. Petar our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable of both Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and his stories and anecdotes added to the whole experience.

Anel was very helpful and knowledgeable. I am very impressed with his knowledge of the history. Thank you Anel!

Great tour with Petar and company. Well organized and informative. Completely recommend!

The trip was great. Very informative. Enjoyable. Relaxing. Well organised. 5 stars!