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Time11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Discover two Bosnia and Herzegovina highlights on this 11-hour trip from Split or Trogir. After a stop in the walled village Počitelj, take a walking tour of Mostar, a medieval town steeped in Ottoman history. See the famous, 16th-century Turkish bridge (Stari Most), and Old Bazaar, and enjoy free time to stroll and have lunch (own expense). Later, continue to the pilgrimage town of Medjugorje or make an optional alternative detour to the scenic Kravice Waterfalls.
  • Full-day trip to Mostar and Medjugorje from Split or Trogir
  • Scenic drive into Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a stop in the walled town of Počitelj
  • 1-hour Mostar walking tour covering the Turkish Bridge (Stari Most), Old Bazaar, and more
  • Free time in Mostar to shop, stroll, and have lunch (own expense)
  • Visit the pilgrimage town of Medjugorje, where children reported seeing the Virgin Mary in 1981
  • Optional visit to the Kravice Waterfalls to sightsee and swim
  • Air-conditioned transport, including Trogir or central Split or Split hotel pickup or drop-off
After pickup from Trogir or your Split hotel or Split waterfront, set off toward Bosnia and Herzegovina by air-conditioned vehicle.

On route, hear about Bosnia and Herzegovina, including snippets on Mostar, the historical town on the River Neretva that developed on the Ottoman border during medieval times.

Stop for coffee (own expense) at the walled town of Počitelj, and then arrive in Mostar, dubbed the ‘window on the Orient,’ for its Turkish culture. Take a 1-hour walking tour, delving into the pretty streets and Old Bazaar, and seeing the 17th-century mosque and stunning,16th-century Turkish bridge (Stari Most) arching steeply over the river.

Afterward, enjoy 2.5 hours’ time to yourself, perhaps savoring a Bosnian lunch of cevapi (sausages in bread) or burek (pastry-encased mincemeat).

Next, continue to Medjugorje, one of Europe’s best-known pilgrimage centers. Get free time to explore this spiritual place, where children reported seeing the Virgin Mary in 1981, perhaps visiting Apparition Hill, where the visions reputedly occurred, and seeing other monuments.

Alternatively, visit the nearby Kravice Waterfall, a stunning waterfall that gushes into a blue-green, forest-fringed lake. Admire the scenery and enjoy an optional swim before returning to Split or Trogir, where your tour finishes at the starting point.

Itinerary
06:45 / 07:30        Departure from Trogir / Split
09:30 – 10:00       Visiting Pocitelj
10:30 – 11:30       Mostar sightseeing with local guide
11:30 – 14:00       Free time for lunch and exploring on your own
14:45 – 16:45       Visiting Medjugorje or Kravice
19:00                    Arrival in Split
*Voucher and passport check in Split: 7:20
Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to the traffic or bad weather conditions.
Free time in Medjugorje or Kravice can potentially be shorter depending on the time spent traveling and on the border.

Reviews

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J
, Oct 2018

Our driver, Andreas was excellent and so was the local guide, Selmir. Mostar is a terrible place to be if it is raining. The cobbles are very slick, uneven and hilly. People can and did fall.

On a sunny day, Mostar is a great place filled with interesting history. We had a lovely lunch along the river and enjoyed the warm Bosnian hospitality. I feel bad giving the trip one star, because it was the fault of the weather, not the trip planners. My fear of falling, especially as I had had a fall in the last year that resulted in a broken leg, so that explains my negative reaction to the slick cobblestones.

Medjugorje was a bust. it was like Disneyland for Catholics. Antiseptic and filled with shopping opportunities. Nothing felt holy or like you were in a special place. There was an uninspiring church and a town filled with Catholic souvenir shops. It was incredibly tacky. The walk up to the Blue Cross was arduous and not for anyone who is not in good shape or has a fear of falling. Again, this negativity is partly due to my personal medical history. I was also uncomfortable with some of the more extreme devotional activities of some of the pilgrims. There were some very strange behaviors.

M
, Sep 2018

I visited on September 13, 2018 on the 7:30am excursion.This is a five-star trip to take, despite two small issues. One issue -- I was very unsure during the initial pick-up. I opted for the Hotel Park location and so many buses, taxis, vans etc. pass through going to similar destinations, that I didn't know if I was getting on the right one or not. Luckily I did, because the tour guide on the actual bus down by the port, Silvio, was fantastic. He was very knowledgable about Bosnia and Herzegovina and willing to answer any and all questions. The walking tour guide in Mostar was also awesome. She knew literally everything there was to know about the town. Mostar itself (Počitelj as well) is beautiful. Markets, beautiful architecture, people and food as far as the eye could see. Which leads me to issue number two, which is that there just wasn't enough time to properly explore Mostar. Realistically, to explore the town and outskirts, two hours isn't really enough, when you factor in a sit-down meal. I did still see a ton of sites, so not too big of a complaint.The trip to Kravice waterfalls was excellent. Swimming in the gorgeous, refreshing water there was quite the experience. It was pretty packed, but there was no issue finding space to chill.The ride there and back went very smoothly (the bus driver was a real pro on the mountains we drove over).All in all, I highly recommend this trip, but if you really want to explore Mostar, you may need a full day.

J
, Aug 2018

Really enjoyed this trip. Beautiful location with a fascinating history. Our guides were also absolutely terrific. Only small thing I would suggest is advising people on the Medjugorje walk. When we went it had just started raining which made the climb incredibly muddy and slippery which led to very slow progress up the hill which in turn made us late for the meet up with the rest of the tour who went to the Falls.

B
, Jul 2018

Igor and Tiho were absolutely amazing. They made the trip vastly more interesting...we laughed...we had a great time.

A
, Jul 2018

Mostar is an absolute must when visiting near by areas. It’s so beautiful with a rich and interesting history. I did the waterfalls and rented a kayak and I was so happy I did. The tour guide in Mostar was great too!

C
, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

A
, Oct 2017

Tour was very good. The guide Egor (I think) was very professional and informative, with perfect English. This trip is definitely worth doing and is value for money for all that you see.

m
, Oct 2017

We had great time at Mostar! Mini van is comfortable and the driver is professional, trip arrangements are prefect!

w
, Oct 2017

Be prepared to spend a lot of time at the border crossings both back and forth 30 to 45 minutes for smaller buses and over an hour for large buses.Mostar was very different , in terms of culture and people but was very crowded even though it was off season . The bridge is a highlight and we saw two tourist jump off it . Visit to the Turkish house wasn t really neede as we had little time todhop after a great lunch.We did the sacred site instead of the falls and were underwhelmed by it unless you have a strong religous reason to go there. .Another trip with a lot of riding time

R
, Sep 2017

Niki was an amazing tour guide. Probably one of the best I've ever experienced. She was full of energy and information. It was well worth the excursion from Split.


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