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Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

1. 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. Join your local guide for a tour of 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.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour

2. 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 with a local guide, learning about its rich history. Discover the other towns at your own pace, taking in the sights as you please. First, head from Dubrovnik to the town of Neum, where you can shake your legs with a shopping break or for a 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 for a guided walking tour of 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 Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

3. 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 Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Full-Day Tour

4. From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Full-Day Tour

Explore the picturesque town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a full-day guided trip from Dubrovnik. Take the scenic route along the Adriatic coast and stop in the Kravice Waterfalls and Neum. Depart Dubrovnik and, as you make your way along the Adriatic coast, stop for a short break in Bosnia’s only coastal town: Neum. This is a great opportunity to pick up a souvenir or 2, or just relax in one of the cafes with a traditional coffee. Continue along the picturesque route to Kravice Waterfalls. The world-famous town of Mostar is the final stop on this Bosnia and Herzegovina tour. Known as a meeting point of different cultures and religions, the history here is varied. Stroll across the spectacular white-stone bridge and explore the blend of Moorish, Christian, and Muslim monuments that make up the town’s unique way of life.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar & Kravica Waterfalls Small-Group Tour

5. 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 the Ottoman empire, Bosnia changed into a country full of contrasts. This tour offers a unique opportunity to meet the neighboring country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country full of cultural diversities and contrasts, enriched with oriental Turkish influence that was part of the 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, 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, a small oriental settlement or a 45-minute stop at Kravice Waterfall. Don't miss exploring the oriental side of the region, visit the third most visited European sanctuary; try some continental food, or enjoy a Turkish coffee.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Herzegovina Guided Day Trip

6. From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Herzegovina Guided Day Trip

Start your day with an early pick-up in Dubrovnik. Enjoy views of the coastline along with commentary from your guide after you leave the city. Herzegovina is famous for its many small attractions. Feel free to choose one of the 2 options based on your own preferences. Depending on the option you booked, you will visit the "Gem of Herzegovina" Kravica Waterfalls or the famous religious site of Medjugorje as your first stop. After, depart with your guide once again for Mostar and its signature Old Bridge. Learn all about the Old Town and the city's history from a local on a guided tour. Following the walking tour, enjoy up to 2 hours of free time for lunch and exploring the Old Town of Mostar on your own. Your final stop will be the medieval village of Pocitelj. Take up to 30 minutes for exploration and to climb up the tower for views of the Neretva river and village below.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Day Tour

7. From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls Day Tour

From the meeting point in Dubrovnik, you'll make your way to Mostar, a culturally and ethnically diverse city, famous for its historic UNESCO-protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) over the Neretva River. During your 3-hour visit to Mostar, you will enjoy a walking tour of the old city and have free time to relax and explore on your own. After taking the time to discover Mostar and sip some traditional Turkish coffee, you will head to Kravice Waterfalls on the Trebižat River. Enjoy a refreshing swim in its waters before heading back to Dubrovnik.

From Sarajevo: Mostar and Cities of Herzegovina Day Tour

8. 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. 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.

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

9. 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.

Dubrovnik: Private Day-Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

10. 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.

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Our tour guide Marko was awesome! He was raised in Mostar and was knowledgeable about the country, town and other information we asked. First off my bf and I went to the wrong bus stop to be picked up and he was very nice about our mistake. We went to mostar first bc he said most tours do kravice waterfall first and it will be less crowded. I am so glad he suggested that! Mostar was not that crowded until an hour before we left when all the tours started arriving. Mostar is a gorgeous town with a lot of cheap shopping! Most of the stuff being sold were things I have seen in Croatia and Greece and it was significantly cheaper there. The waterfall was also gorgeous. We arrived after Mostar and there wasn’t too many people there. We were able to swim in the water, lay out in the sun and drink some beers. My favorite part about this tour is he lets you wander off on your own & explore what you want to.

Stan was fantastic. He was very informative and what was really awesome is that he took back roads instead of the freeway so that we could see the beautiful countryside and see things along the way. He explained about history and landmarks that we passed as we went as well. We had plenty of time to visit and see the sights. He did a great job of explaining what we were going to be seeing and what to look out for. He also got us some fantastic baked goods from a friend at a local bakery. Very thoughtful! Finally, you can’t miss this tour. The history of Mostar as well as what the climate is now is so interesting. I would love to go back to Bosnia some day!! Highly recommend

Kravice waterfalls were amazing. I wish we had more time there. Mostar was wonderful, it was clear that our guide there was not professional guide tour but rather someone who has lived the Bosnian war. While what he said to us were very interesting and under different circumstances I would llve to hear him talking for hours, he talked too much qbout the war. As a result we did not have much free time to see Mostar after all..

It was an excellent trip although the wallet of my friends was stolen. Nice people at the police station. As she did not have money and more they took her back to meeting point.

Totally worth every penny! Amazing views throughout the whole drive to the sights.