Mostar – heart of western Herzegovina

Mostar, heart of western Herzegovina

Mostar – heart of western Herzegovina – private tour

One of many advantages of traveling to Croatia is its proximity to many important sites in neighboring countries that are so easy to reach. High on the list is magical Mostar, in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the heart of the Western Balkans. Being in Mostar lets you experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the ancient Ottoman Empire while still being in a European city. The beauty of its architecture and its picturesque setting along the banks of the colorful Neretva River are compelling.

The crown jewel of Mostar is its 500 year-old world famous bridge - Stari Most. Commissioned by the most famous turkish Great Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557, it took the designer Mimar Hayruddin 9 years to complete. It's entirely made of local stone known as tenelija. During the 1990's war in Bosnia Herzegovina, the bridge was destroyed, and on July 23, 2004, the restored bridge once again assumed its majesty over the Neretva river. While you are here you may sometimes see some of the local divers who have been jumping off Stari Most since it was built - but the first recorded "jump" was made in 1664!

Mostar is also a wonderful place to shop! As you walk through the fascinating Old Town, Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and the many stunning mosques which have stood in this city for hundreds of years, you will understand what makes Mostar so unforgettable.The markets are a great place to find many outstanding Turkish handicrafts - coffee and tea sets, copperwork, rugs, slippers and even traditional fez hats.

The culinary delights of Mostar are Bosnian - burek (meat or cheese filled pastry) or ćevapčići (the typical everyday meal of grilled minced meat with lots of different spices served with pita and onion).

Our program starts at 8 AM. Your driver will pick you up at your Dubrovnik area hotel (apartment or villa). The tour of Mostar is a full day tour. If you wish, we can also arrange a delicious lunch at an authentic local restaurant, just a few steps from the Stari Most bridge, which is not included. On the drive back to Croatia, ask your driver to stop at picturesque Počitelj for some wonderful photos!

The cost includes: pick up from your hotel, villa or private apartment by our English-speaking driver, private guide in Mostar, tickets to attractions, comfortable sedan car of high class or passenger van, road tolls and parking, all taxes and VAT.

Not included in cost: Lunch at Mostar, tip to driver.

Don't forget your passports!

» Price per person starts from 90 € per pax

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