Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Culture & history

Our most recommended Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Culture & history

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.

Dubrovnik: Private Day-Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

3. Dubrovnik: Private Day-Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enjoy a day-trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina from Dubrovnik. Drive across the border, with picturesque views of the Adriatic Sea. Discover the cobbled streets of Počiteli, and the breathtaking Kravica Waterfall. Cross the Old Bridge between the two sides of Mostar. Get picked up from your accommodation in Dubrovnik and enjoy scenic sea views as you drive in style along the Adriatic coast. Cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina after 1.5-hours, reaching the city of Počitelj. Explore Počiteli, a beautifully well-preserved city with Mediterranean-inspired architecture and a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Take a stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets and admire the giant stone watchtowers.  Continue on to the river Trebižat, to discover the incredible Kravica Waterfall. Take the chance to capture stunning photos of the falls, before spending an hour driving to the city of Mostar.  Arrive in Mostar, a city connecting Muslims and Christians by the fairytale-like Old Bridge. Listen to your tour guide describe the political and historical events behind the construction of the bridge. Enjoy spending free time in Mostar. Choose to try Turkish style black coffee beside the river Neretva, or indulge in a lunch filled with traditional Bosnian and Herzegovinian specialties, like minced meat in pita bread with cream and onion. Finish your day-trip driving back to Dubrovnik. Take different roads on the way back, experiencing more of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian landscape.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar, Kravica Waterfalls, and Kajtaz Tour

4. 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

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.

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.

From Sarajevo: Guided Day Trip to Mostar and Herzegovina

7. 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.

Sarajevo: Tito's Bunker Tour

8. Sarajevo: Tito's Bunker Tour

Discover inside the secret underground world of one of the most controversial leaders of the 20th-century and get an inside scoop of the life of Tito and how he ruled over the country for 4 decades. Learn all about the picture-perfect leader, and hear about the real imperfect life he led. Discover all about the top secret nuclear bunker that was built during the cold war era and the state-of-the-art technology within. You'll also find out the reasons why it was built, how it was used and what happened to the bunker during the unpeaceful collapse of Tito’s Yugoslavia.

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.

Mostar: UNESCO World heritage site and amazig Herzegovina

10. Mostar: UNESCO World heritage site and amazig Herzegovina

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 Herzegovina-Neretva Canton

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4.5 / 5

based on 578 reviews

This was the most fantastic tour with Emina Koso! Emina tailored the tour, shared her personal experiences of growing up in the siege of Sarajevo and insights into Bosnia’s current political situation, was warm and friendly and so professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to everyone! Thank you Emina, I hope to come back to Bosnia & Herzegovina again soon!

Ibrahim was a fantastic driver and even better guide! He speaks multiple language and his English is great! He was very knowledgeable about his country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We visited Mostar with a great guided tour, plus a waterfall, and Gervish monastery. And he was a very safe driver! We highly recommend Get your Guide and especially Ibrahim.

I had a fantastic day exploring Mostar and areas nearby, including Kravica, Počitelj and Vrelo Bune with ending at a spectacular viewing point. Anel was an excellent guide with vast knowledge about the region and history, always happy to answer any questions. I do recommend the day trip if you are still wondering, you won’t regret it!

It was amazing, but ensure to check the weather, wear comfy clothes, and be ready to walk for some distance. Kamal, the advisor, was amiable and provided comprehensive details and information about each site. I highly recommend it. Even the agency's customer service was very accommodating and delivered outstanding service.

Perfect day trip and transfer with a high quality and passionate guide, Ibrahim. This is probably one of the most memorable tours we have ever done - ibrahim was friendly, knowleadgeable and gave us so much information about the Bosnian culture and history. We can highly recommend it !