A very long and tiring day but totally worthwhile. Tanya (guide) and Mick (driver) were great.
There is a lot of time spent on the road for this trip so be prepared.
First stop was in Neum (only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina) for a few minutes for a toilet and coffee break. We weren't there long but it's an interesting place to see and conveniently timed on the journey.
Next stop was Medjugorje which is a sacred holy Catholic pilgrimage site. You're there for about 40 minutes. As an athiest I had no interest in the area but used it to get another coffee and take a bathroom break. I'm sure it's great if you're religious but if you're not, you're not there for too long so it didn't really bother me.
Next was the stunning Mostar. Glorious weather on the day unfortunately meant a sudden case of heat sickness for my girlfriend and we had to drop out of the tour with the local guide Iwana but thankfully after a while in the shade and some water, we were good to go exploring again. You get about 3 hours in total in Mostar which is great but you could easily spend all day there. It's beautiful and everything is far cheaper than in Dubrovnik.
Pocitelj is the final 40 minute stop which has a cool tower and mosque to look at it you're willing to hike up a hill. Otherwise there's a few cafes and souvenir shops at the bottom to spend your time in.
Overall it's a great day and I would highly recommend for anyone with a spare day in Dubrovnik. However, in hindsight if I were to do it again I would go on a full day trip just to Mostar.
Mostar is great. I personally wish I had paired it with the waterfalls as the religious pilgrimage site was not my style but the trip was well organized and on time. Kudos to the tour guide for getting us through the relentless border stops!
We enjoyed this trip guide was good however we were meant to be travelling in luxury air conditioned coach but we traveled in a small van that seemed to be an old one with holes in roof for air condition very limited space so very uncomfortable for a long journey
Excellent tour driver, shame about the thunderstorm.
, 6 2019
Our tour driver Anna was excellent. She was a very competent driver and communicator. It was unfortunate that a storm arrived just after we started our walking tour with the local guide and the tour was cut short. We weren't able to wander as much as we would have liked to but we did spend extra time enjoying the local food.
The guide had so much knowledge about Croatian and Bosnian history and relationships and thanks to her story telling skills, we didn’t get bored in the long bus ride.
We stopped at Medjugorje, which was a bit boring for non Catholic people, but luckily it was only a short visit. We continued our trip to Mostar and had 1 hour local guide and 2hours free time. The local guide also had so much knowledge about the area and was nicely energetic. We loved Bosnian food and people there (the restaurant name was Sadrvan) :) Finally we ended up in Počitelj, which is a little village with not so many people. We enjoyed the Bosnian coffee there <3
In total, the trip was great and we can recommend the tour :)
P.S The bus driver was so funny since he knew almost everyone on the road and honking/ waving to people all the time! Nice guy!
Mostar is indeed beautiful and lovely. Just that the journey was really long, wouldn't mind a coach but instead we got a mini bus. All cramped up and couldn't stretch much during the whole journey. Check with the tour beforehand if is a coach or mini bus.