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Blagaj Tekija: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 is 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. Next 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.

Sarajevo: 1-Way to Mostar with Konjic, Blagaj, and Pocitelj

3. 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

4. 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.

Sarajevo: One-Way Tour to Dubrovnik via Mostar

5. 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.

Sarajevo to Split (vice versa) with Full Day of Guided Tours

6. Sarajevo to Split (vice versa) with Full Day of Guided Tours

Turn your transfer between Sarajevo and Split into a full-day tour with stops at towns and villages around the Bosnia and Herzegovina region. See the famous Old Bridge of Mostar, the Ottoman-era monastery called Blagaj Tekija, the natural wonder of Kravice Falls, and the Croatian town of Trogir. Start your day early with pickup from your preferred address in either Sarajevo or Split and settle in for the long road ahead. Stretch your legs during the breaks along the way and immerse yourself in the heritage of the region with guided tours. Explore the historic town of Konjic, surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Pass through the Neretva river canyon and arrive at Mostar to see the arched Old Bridge, a UNESCO world heritage landmark. Travel to the source of River Buna to discover Blagaj Tekija, an ancient monastery built into the cliffside. Also known as Dervish House, hear the story of this hidden treasure as you walk around the rocky amphitheater. Follow the Neretva river to the village of Počitelj, a medieval fortress and settlement made of stone. Nearby are the Kravice Waterfalls, the most beautiful falls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Admire the serene cascades and lake in the middle of a forest. Last on the itinerary is the Croatian town of Trogir, known for its mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings and ancient harbor on the Adriatic coast. Proceed to your final destination and get dropped off at the door of your accommodation in Sarajevo or Split (depending on your starting point).

Dubrovnik: Sarajevo 1-way via Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj

7. Dubrovnik: Sarajevo 1-way via Mostar, Blagaj, Pocitelj

Take advantage of the day with a transfer from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. Swap the headaches of bus, or train-hopping for the ease and comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver-guide, and soak in the views over rural Herzegovina on the way before stopping at must-sees such as Mostar, Blagaj, and the Kravice waterfalls. Depart from Dubrovnik in the morning. On the way to Sarajevo, stop in the charming town of Konjic, famous for its Old Bridge. The next stop is in Mostar, one of the most important cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. See the UNESCO-protected Old Bridge. Located in the heart of the city, it is a strong symbol of history, and one of the country's most recognizable landmarks. Then go to Blagaj, a haven of peace and natural harmony. The Blagaj Tekke or the Dervish Monastery that you'll see is an important monument of the early Ottoman period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The third stop is in Pocitelj, a medieval and Ottoman-Mediterranean wonder of nature and architecture, a place like no other. Afterward, discover the Kravice waterfalls, located on the Trebižat River. It is like a mini version of Niagara Falls, hidden in the Balkans. At the end of the day, you'll arrive in Sarajevo.

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What people are saying about Blagaj Tekija

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 121 reviews

We had such a fun day exploring more of Bosnia with our amazing guide Anel! He was very flexible with the day, making sure we spent the right amount of time at each place. He was clearly very proud of his country and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to his story’s and knowledge of the area. The lunch spot he recommended us was a wonderful spot with delicious food, a great view and friendly staff. This was the perfect way to see more of this beautiful country and I would highly recommend this tour.

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 a very nice tour with a pleasant guide/driver. We were able to see a lot in a short time and also had time for food and drinks at locations.

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