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Mostar & Herzegovina discovery tour (full day)

 

Herzegovina is a country of great natural wonders, rivers rich with water and mix of cultures all living under the same sky! Take the tour with us and get acquainted with the lifestyle of people of Mostar – a city of Muslims and Christians living on a different bank of River Neeretva, connected by Old Mostar bridge but devided by river Neretva and strong ideologies deeply embedded in both nations.

We start our tour from Dubrovnik and after driving alongside Adriatic coast  we cross border with Bosnia and Herzegovina within 1,5 hours drive (do not forget your passports) at Metkovic and in 10 mins time we reach the city of Pocitelj, old Dubrovnik Republic trade outpost on Neretva River and later a Turkish Muslim enclave (still well preserved).

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After a stroll alongside cobbled streets of Pocitelj and having climbed Pocitelj’s stone watch tower we continue to Mostar. You will be presented with the overall political and historical events that led to building of the Old Bridge as well as Muslim Turk Mosque and Čaršija (main street, still preserved in original 15.ct state).

You will have a chance to try Turkish style black coffee alongside Neretva River or to have lunch of selected Bosnian (herzegovian) specialties (Čevapčići u somunu– minced meet in Pita bread with cream and onion) in family owned traditional restaurants.

After free time we can stop (optional) at the source of River Buna (fastest river flow at its spring in Europe), and Dervish Tekija (house of medieval Muslim Dervishes’ prayer and contemplation. After Buna we continue towards Dubrovnik, stopping along the road at your preferences.

Optional Trips

  • Medjugorje
  • Trsteno
  • Ston
  • Kravice Waterfalls
  • Buna spring – Dervish house

Optional trips - details

MEDJUGORJE

One of Europe’s most famous Christian pilgrimage destinations, a please od Maria’s worshiping where Christians believe that Virgin Mary in 1981. revealed herself in front of the eyes of 8 children, 2 of which, today grownups with families of their own, still get the visions from Virgin Mary and speak it to the crowds. People from all over the world come to this place of hope any prayer and even people who are not believers and have spent some times in Medjugorje witness of its miracle.
If you chose to tour in Medjugorje, our guides will explain complete story behind this phenomenon as well as take you to the hill of apparition and the church of Our Lady of Medjugorje

TRSTENO

45 min stop in Trsteno (on our way to Ston), beutiful estate of 15-17.ct aristocratic family Gucetic (Gozze), and Arboretum (Gozze family was passionate collector of different exotic plant species which are all integral part of their estate) with gorgeous green avenues, fountains, walking paths covered by eucalyptus and other exotic trees whose seeds were brought to Gozze family by Dubrovnik Sailors and seamen throughout the centuries etc…

STON

Ston – 14.ct city built according to perfect architectonic plan by Dubrovnik Republic. The whole city is surrounded by 5,5 km long wall (second longest preserved wall in the world) that reaches from one sea to another creating man made border and stand off point for any intruders trying to invade the peninsula of Peljesac. After walking the walls, we will visit ancient salt factory (13.ct) where production still takes place under natural conditions on the same principles it has been running continuously for more than 7 centuries

KRAVICE

Waterfalls 25 meter high waterfalls on River Trebizat make Kravice region greatly appreciated by many visitors and campers. If it is summer season do not miss the chance to soak your feet in the fresh Trebizat water, or if you are brave enough, try jumping from one of the waterfalls (your driver and guide will be peacefully watching from the distanceJ )

ZITOMISLICI MONASTERY

Visiting Serbian orthodox Church and monastery dedicated to Maria – Mother of God’s Assumption to the sky!

 

What is included?

  • air conditioned vehicle, driver, professional licensed guide throughout the whole journey
  • Visit to Pocitelj
  • Visit to Mostar, coffee at the bank of Neretva River

What is not included?

  • Entrance ticket to Dervis’s house….2,5 EUR/person
  • Lunch at Mostar (optional)
  • Entrance ticket to the Mostar Mosque
  • Optional trips

Suggested itinearary:

  • 8:00 AM (or different) – pick up from your hotel/sea port
  • 9:00 stop in Ston (14.ct city walls, salt pains, Gothic city center) coffee/toillete
  • 9:45 departure Ston
  • 10:45 crossing the border to Bosnia at Metkovic
  • 11:15 Stop in Pocitelj (Old Muslim Enclave, Clock Tower, 15.ct. Watch Fort, Medresa)
  • 11:40 continuation to Mostar
  • 12:20 Visit Of Mostar- guided tour with local licenced guide – coffee, free time (lunch)
  • 15:15 departure Mostar, drive through Stolac area
  • 16:45 crossing the border back to Croatia at village Ravno
  • 17:45 Arrival in Dubrovnik

*Itinerary times may vary due to traffic, season and weather conditions, border jams – guide will always choose the best route and option on the spot (with prior agreement with the guest).

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