Are you looking for a different scenery and culture close to Dubrovnik? This is the ideal tour for you then, which will immerse you into an orientally western experience.
Mostar is so close to Dubrovnik, but yet, it is almost a completely different world, in terms of architecture and cuisine. The historical center looks almost the same as it did in the Middle Ages, on every step of the way you can see the old Ottoman influence. Star of the entire city is its unique old bridge where daily brave men, from quite an altitude, jump into the chilly and fast river Neretva (for a tip of course).
The entire city is surrounded by tall mountains, so sometimes in May you can see the snow at the highest peaks, while it’s warm and sunny below.
Perhaps the best term that describes Mostar would be crossroad of civilizations – East blending in with the West. The bridge we mentioned a bit earlier is one of the most recognizable features of entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was built by the Ottomans and the bridge is one of their finest works they ever made in all of the Balkans. Needless to say, the vast Ottoman Empire that ruled almost the entire Balkan is Turkey today.
These disparities make Mostar very appealing to visitors and it’s no wonder that daily trips to Mostar are one of the most popular day tours from Dubrovnik.
We also included the visit to Kravice waterfalls. Croatia and Bosnia are both rich in well-kept and clean nature, and both countries are proud of their water supplies. Almost anywhere in Croatia you can drink water straight out of the tap, and it’s the same in Bosnia as well. This waterfall of Kravice is one of many Bosnia’s gems, the water is pristinely clear and cool, which makes this visit a great detour from congested and overcrowded urban areas.
Pocitelj village is another place we get too see before we arrive to Mostar itself – it is a fortified little settlement on a hilltop where’s a mosque, a clocktower and the view over the Neretva river from there is breathtaking. Population of the place is small; at the foot of the village you have local women selling their home-grown fruits to friendly tourists. Direct translation of the village’s name to English would be – to rest. Pocitelj was the place where merchants in the Middle Ages settled for a day, gave food and water to the animals and slept.
Mostar trips are full day excursions, we cross the border 3 times in one direction, have in mind to bring a bottle of water and some snacks just in case.
- Professional driver
- Modern vehicle
- Local guide in Mostar
- Tickets to Kravice waterfalls
- Food and drinks
- Tickets other than mentioned
- We suggest starting the tour early in the morning, ideally around 7 am, in order to avoid waiting at the border for a long amount of time. Please make sure you took your passport with you, that it’s valid, and, if necessary, you have a verified visa. If you have questions about if you personally need a visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina, please contact us.
- Passport/ID required for border crossing
1. We pick you up at your Dubrovnik-city based accommodation
We will pick you up either with a car, mini-van or mini-bus, depending on how many persons there are in your group. Afterwards, we start our drive towards the border.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is Croatia’s neighbouring country, outside of the European Union (Croatia is a part of the EU since 2013) and you will need a valid passport, depending on the country you’re coming from, perhaps a visa as well. These are mandatory documents in order to be admitted to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In May, June, July, August and September, visits to BiH are the most popular, which means we may be waiting at the border for some time while getting in and out of the country. It’s important for us to leave Dubrovnik early in the morning so we get ahead of the crowds and spend an enjoyable, exciting day in a different country. There are 3 borders to cross before getting into BiH.
2. Kravice waterfalls
This is our first sightseeing. It’s a beautiful place where you will enjoy and relax in the nature. Just the view melts your heart and you will instantly fall in love. One of the top tourist attractions in Herzegovina and certainly the most beautiful one! In the summertime you may go swimming there as well, so we suggest you bring along your swimming gear.
Once we’ve explored Kravice, our driver will take us towards Mostar. There you will be greeted by a local guide and taken on a tour of Mostar’s old town which looks like a postcard from the Ottoman era. Open-air bazaars, friendly locals, crystal-blue Neretva river, old bridge high-jumpers, mosques, smell of Turkish coffee in the streets are just samples of experiences from the tour. You’ll have free time to experience the city on your own and have lunch. Cevapi are very popular in Croatia too and can be ordered in many restaurants, but Mostar has some of the best cevapi parlors (cevabdzinice), we suggest you try cevapi while there.
After seeing the streets of Mostar in your own pace, you will reassemble with your driver and proceed towards another picturesque site – Pocitelj village. It is a fortified little settlement on a hilltop where’s a mosque, a clock tower, and the view over the Neretva river from there is spectacular.
5. Return to Dubrovnik and your accommodation
Next stop after we’ve spent some time in Pocitelj is Dubrovnik. You will meet your driver again and head back towards your accommodation. The scenery and the drive will be almost exactly the same.
Meeting point is your Dubrovnik city-based accommodation.
Dubrovnik city-based pick up and drop off are included in the price.
Please contact us on our phone for information and arrangements. We will need your exact address in order to organize pick up and drop off.
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