A very interesting day trip to Mostar, with a completely different feel to Dubrovnik/Croatia. Definitely worth doing if you have a free day in Dubrovnik.
A great experience except for the boarder crossing! The guides were wonderful!
Well worth a visit. Travel guides were excellent commentary was in English and German. Hotel pick-up and drop-off was included. What the future traveller needs to know in advance is :-
1. Temperatures are already very high. We went on 2/6 and Mostar was 35C. It was 25-27C in Dubrovnik.
2. Because the journey takes you through Neum, you cross the border twice there was quite quick, but the main border between Croatia and B and H can take a while 20 minutes going and 35 minutes on the return journey.
3. Take sturdy footwear. The main pathway through Mostar is cobbled and slippery polished by many pairs of feet.
4. Beware pickpockets dressed as tourists, who mingle with tour groups. A recent addition to the attributes of Mostar.
5. Currency - Has it's own, but will also use Euros and Croatian Kunar, but ask before you buy.
6. Food and drink prices are very reasonable. Try Ćevapi or ćevapčići, which is a grilled dish of minced meat, a type of skinless sausage, served with flat bread.
7. Take Passport.
Good tour overall, local guide was very good and informative, plenty of time to discovery Mostar on your own as well. On the drive there and back the coffee breaks were too long, could have been back 1 hour earlier.
It was a nice day trip to Mostar even though we had to cross the border 6 times. Maybe a detour can be suggested to fill up the time during the journey to Mostar
Katie D Australia
The trip was very well run and I felt we had enough time in each place visited.
It was run in German as well English which could be a little frustrating at times but our guide was very friendly and knowleagable. Our guide in Mostar was also wonderful and we enjoyed a meal in one of her recommended restaurants.
We were lucky that we sailed through the border quickly but apparently it can be quite bad getting through.
Although a long day, the 3 of us thought it was very well done. Pickup at Hilton Hotel was perfect. The stops were appropriately spaced for bathroom breaks. Our guide was very good as she had to compensate for unexpected german tourists. Perhaps a little more clarity on which restaurants were better for meals. My group wore suitable footwear, but it should be stressed that Mostar is a very challenging town in terms of cobblestones.
Well organized. Tour operator was knowledgeable and friendly; Driver was great; Tour was informative and interesting; Great balance of free time and guided touring; Travel through checkpoints and border crossings was as fast as can be;
Despite the longish journey, the visit to Mostar was fascinating; it's a complete contrast to Dubrovnik, the old town being dominated by muslim and Ottoman influences, and the bridge (though a recent reconstruction) is beautidul. The local Bosnian food was excellent, and our guides were great; we learnt a great deal about the complicated and tragic history of this area. Highly recommended.
Our guide on the coach was lovely, she gave us lots of history of the Dubrovnik Republic and several of the bays and towns we passed through. It was nice to stop twice to break up the journey a bit. Mostar itself was very pretty and there was enough time to see the major attractions. The local food was absolutely delicious too. Only recommendation is to be very vigilant with personal belongings!!
Great day trip tour guides super and informative. Maybe a little long but then its quite a way to travel.
It was a long but well worth it tour! It really opens your eyes up to how Bosnia is still recovering from the war after 20 years later!
A good day trip with lots of interesting places to see and history to learn. Our guide in Mostar was very informative and we appreciated her informative tour.
A very enjoyable and informative day. Our bus guide was excellent and we learnt a lot about Croatia and in particular the 1990's Homeland war. Our Mostar guide was also excellent and it was good to hear the history first hand.
Fantastic trip.. Plenty stop off points.. Lots of time to explore..tour guide excellent
A great tour which provides you with lots of information about Southern Dalmatia and Mostar. The main tour guide worked tirelessly explaining the various locations in both English and German to the group. In Mostar the local guide took a slightly quirky and humourous approach to explaining the history of the town, but was also very informative. It was a long day, with 2 slightly drawn out border crossings and 35°C temp in Mostar, but we'll worth it.
We had a great day in Mostar. Our tour guide was very friendly and was very informative during the drive along the coast towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. The short stop in a little village along the way was nice - we climbed our way to the top of the hill and reached the top of the derelict castle. Great views from up there.
In Mostar we had a different guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. We started in the tourist centre and learned about Mostar during the war. She then took us over the famous bridge and to the small mosque next to it. She also gave us a good recommendation for lunch.
December is low season in Dubrovnik, so there were only 4 of us on the tour.
There was a lot of driving, but the car was comfortable and there were enough comfort breaks (including one just over the border so we could buy some cheaper local wine on the way back).
All in all - a great day. Thanks
Wonderful scenery. The guided tour of Mostar was interesting. It was nice to have a couple of hours to explore the city on our own afterwards.
Very interesting tour - Mostar old town well work seeing. Ideal for those who love border crossings
Doug Y Australia
The bridge was even better than I expected, and it was interesting to see the contrast between the clean modern buzz of Croatia and the relative post communist drabness of Bosnia
Well worth the money. They picked us up at on of the big hotels in our proximity and drove us to the bus which we were going to drive to Mostar. Both guides (one on the bus and one local in Mostar) spoke both very good english and french. Interesting and not too long. Recommended.