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Really enjoyed this trip. Medjugorje wasn't somewhere I had heard of but it was certainly a site to see. Mostar was amazing and the local guide was great. Picked up early in a clean mini bus with a wonderful guide. It was my mum's birthday and the driver bought her a little gift which was so kind of him. Can't rate this trip and the staff who took us highly enough, worth every single penny
Our tour guides and the day overall were both fantastic. It was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The small group experience (there were only 5 of us tourists) made it so we had all had some great conversations about Croatia/Bosnia/Yugoslavia which was an incredible bonus. All of us were native English speakers and had a little trouble understanding the tour guide who gave us the tour in Mostar but the sites were so incredible that it was in no way a problem. Get a pastry and/or a gelato when they stop at the rest stop. Both were great to keep. The restaurants the Mostar tour guide suggested were awesome as well. Perfect day trip from Dubrovnik!
Our guide, Robert, was friendly and shared many insights into the history of Bosnia as well as Crotian culture. He added a personal touch to the tour and even provided recommendations for the rest of our trip in Croatia.
Well organised tour, great leader. Don't worry about currency, everywhere takes euros. There are 45 mins at medjugorje, plenty for a casual visitor but if this is the main aim of your tour then a specific trip would be better. Bring a book in case of border delays.
Don't need to give an explanation of the places we went to. The tour description is very accurate of how the day is going to be. The difference in how enjoyable your day is going to be depends highly on your tour guide and most definitely the driver. Our day went perfect, no delays, no complaints a very nice group of people. Milka our tour guide was awesome, a very energetic knowledgeable and charismatic young student. She knew the history and added personal experiences that add to the understanding of the people of Croatia. Our driver was a very skilled and polite gentleman. We were lucky to have him in 2 of our tours. For some that did not dare for the stop in Medjugorje there is a Mostar only tour.
We had a great time on this tour - the minibus arrived on time and the driver and guide were both very friendly and full of information.
We were on the tour Thursday 18th of September 2014 and had Ana as our guide. The whole journey was very comfortable and it was nice being in a small group tour which we chose especially.
An American couple on the trip had obviously been expecting something entirely different as they complained the whole day, from the fact they were on a mini bus and not a coach (they wanted the guide to phone the tour company up to get them a coach!) - to the tour guide in Mostar being 15 minutes late (only 15 minutes - and there was plenty of time in Mostar to spend exploring on your own). I only mention this in case they give a poor review of this trip as I would like to counter it.
Medjugorje was interesting and we had just the right amount of time there to walk around, grab a quick sandwich and buy some touristy tat (there is plenty of choice in the surrounding shops) Mass was on when we arrived and the volume of people inside the church was huge.
Mostar - my tip is to wear decent shoes with good non slip soles as the bridge and the town centre have wonderfully polished stone roads and they are VERY slippy! A beautiful place again but it seems solely catering for the tourists in its shops so it loses a little character.
The small group tour was good as you weren't lost at the back of a crowd trying to hear what the guide is saying, but it was a shame we had some obnoxious people on the tour who spoiled what should have been a happy atmosphere.
The guide was very knowledgeable, so I did not feel bored in the bus. We had enough time to look around the town, take photos, eat something and buy souvenirs. I was a solo traveler, but I met nice people and become friends. I had a really nice time. Thank you.
Had a great tour. It was Robert's first "solo" and he was great. I was happy that not much time was spent in Medjugorje but lots of time in Mostar. There is such a history to be learned about Mostar and walking around the city brings it to life. Happy to have seen one of the local divers jump off the Old Bridge.
A little more time could be spent in Medjugorje, but in all it is an excellent tour
The guide was awesome. She was very informative and helpful. The trip was great!!
Excellent tour. If you have time visit Mostar from Dubrovnik! Others stops not as exciting.
I liked very much. But I prefer stay more time in Mostar. A Beautiful and historical town.
Overall an excellent trip for a long day. Could have used a little more time at Medjugorje, and Mostar was fantastic. Enjoyed viewing the anticipated 'dive' off the bridge. The mini-van's lack of efficient air conditioning was a little bothersome.
Amazing! Beautiful place and lovely food. The tour guide and driver were fantastic too.
It was a lot of driving for one day but if you want to see Bosnia while visiting Dubrovnik it is worth it. The tour guide was friendly and gave information while we were driving but on the ground there was really not any kind of guided tour. The "local guide" in Mostar said "hello" walked us from where the van dropped us off to a small shop, started a video and at the end of the video said "you are now free time" sending us on our way to explorer. The van was a nice newer 20 or so passenger van. This was a good experience I would recommend to anyone wanting to add Bosnia to their list of countries visited while in Dubrovnik with some extra time.
This is a long day of driving, but definitely worth it! Our driver was awesome. I never once felt unsafe in the bus, and he bought us candy! Milka the tour guide was simply amazing with her knowledge of the local history as well as her peppering in personal stories to make the history come alive. I didn't love stopping in Neum, and I must admit I didn't know much about Medjugorje before arriving there, but Mostar was incredible.
This was a great tour. Lots of driving involved but Mostar in particular is a fascinating city. The other stops were also very interesting. We had a fantastic guide. Small minibus with little leg room if you are tall however.
Amazing! The little town of Mostar was obliterated in 1992 and the history is quite fascinating.
This tour was excellent! Our driver and tour guide were both very knowledgeable and interactive. Our driver took us a back route so that we didn't waste too much time at the Bosnia/Croatia main border crossing. We saw a lot of the country side while hearing history and being able to ask questions. We had plenty of time in all locations for pictures, a snack, and to buy souvenirs if desired. I highly recommend this trip, the area of all stops is nice and we got back at roughly the time specified. What I would say is that the drive is forced to drive a little fast, not recklessly, but close, due to the timeline that is imposed by the trip. this trip is definitely all day, but nothing felt especially rushed while stopped.
Really enjoyed this small group tour . Mostar was a wonderful old city and our city guide Layla was full of information about the history both ancient and recent events .
Our tour guide Milca was also knowledgable and gave us a nice overview along the journey a about the 1990's war history .Great
Lovely day out, small-group tours are the way forward. Lovely tour guide and driver. We had an hour's stop in Medjugorje which was very peaceful. Mostar was very interesting, 50 min walking tour with local guide which was interesting. Be warned Mostar can get very hot.