1 night in Mostar (handpicked 3*, 4* and 5* hotels or, choose your own Mostar accommodation instead)
All transfers with brand new 9 seater Opel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito minivans
1 breakfast, 1 wine tasting with snacks or, alternatively lunch
Professional tour guide, and usually separate driver for maximum comfort and safety
Travelling between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik and staying for one night in Mostar, combined with in-depth explorations of Herzegovina region, is by far the only way of maximising your Bosnian and Herzegovinian holiday break.
Visiting Konjic and Jablanica and learning about Tito’s Nuclear Bunker and the most famous Yugoslavian WW2 battle, Battle on Neretva , is great introduction to the first day (when we follow the tour itinerary from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik).
In the afternoon, have a lunch at Blagaj and explore Blagaj Dervish house and Buna river spring, before finishing a day with Mostar walking tour. Visit the region the Old Bridge, with overnight in your amazing hotel in Mostar.
Getting to experience Mostar in the evenings, when all the crowds are gone, when you have city all for yourself, is only true way of experiencing Mostar.
In the morning, after free time in Mostar, Herzegovina Journey continues.
Visit Počitelj as most preserved Ottoman town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, before we taste the finest Herzegovinian wines* in region of Čitluk. *Wine tasting can be replaced with local lunch as alternative.
Later, explore the greatest Catholic pilgrimage site in this part of the Europe, before we admire or swim at Kravice waterfalls. At the end of the day, visit Radimlja Necropolis Unesco site, walk the amazing wind cave – Vjetrenica cave, and be in Dubrovnik* in the later afternoon of the 2nd day. *Alternatively tour can finish (or start) in Kotor or Split.
This is a connecting door to door 2day tour which is covering the most amazing destinations in Herzegovina with overnight in Mostar. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Dubrovnik/Kotor/Split or the other way around. Regardless of your start/end destination, we always do the full itinerary.
This is door to door connecting tour, meaning we pick you up with your luggage, and drop you off at your address.
Daily at 8 AM from Sarajevo and Dubrovnik
Morning ride will take us through interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan mountain and enter Herzegovina region. As soon as in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending, as region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and is totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural environment change.
First stop of the day is visit to old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over turquoise Neretva river, usually very sunny place, is day’s perfect start. Standing at WW2’s last day, during the Nazi withdrawal, destroyed bridge, we learn the story of the “monument to human stupidity”, mystery of Tito’s Bunker, famousness of white water rafting at upper Neretva region and glacier Boracko Lake, and few other stories before we visit Tito’s Bunker.
In the early 1950s, Josip Broz Tito, the late leader of the former Yugoslavia, ordered the building of a secret bunker that would safeguard the country’s ruling class in case of a nuclear attack.
Located 900 feet (270 m) underground, town of Konjic, the 26-year project was only completed in 1979, the year before Tito died, and it was built at a cost equivalent to just under £3 billion ($4.6 billion).
If restocked with supplies it would still serve its purpose – allowing 350 people to live and work for six months without ever coming outside.
More about this place you see here.
Ride continues by passing large, dammed but very beautiful Jablaničko lake, with short stop at Jablanica where we learn WW2 story of “Neretva Battle” and “sniff” into the way how our greatest delicacy, famous roasted lamb on the spit is made.
Views of Jablaničko lake and regions of Prenj mountain are simply breathtaking and will make you wanna stop and breathe those in.
Blagaj town is home to Buna river spring – Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful, clean and drinkable karst river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters high rock. Water comes out of quite large but stunningly deep cave, which springs amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Can you imagine this?
Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, dating most likely pre or early Ottoman era from early 16th century, as unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Visiting this complex and learning more about Dervish life in Herzegovina as important part of our history is, MUST DO.
For Muslim travelers “Tekija” is place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.
Later, after visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune” before we continue to our ride to Dubrovnik, it is time for lunch. Due to famousness and cleanliness of Buna river the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today, is local trout. Lunch is not included in the tour price, so plan to spend 8/10 EUR per person for great lunch. As mentioned earlier, depending on the tour pace, alternatively lunch can be planned at Jablanica (Stop 3) where you get to taste famous Bosnian roasted lamb.
That is why we don’t leave the place before we offer our guests to try locally prepared trout on “Blagaj Way”, enjoying amazing scenery of Buna river spring and Dervish house next to it. Vegetarians don’t worry, we have solutions for you as well 🙂
As soon as we arrive to Mostar we’ll do our hotel check-in and start our 2 hour walking tour which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar.
Our focus will Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regard to historical and cultural diversity.
Story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, it’s rise and fall, and how it had risen again. You will learn about Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, about “Mostarians”. We recreate Mostar for you and with you.
Spending a night in Mostar and enjoying this gem in the late evenings when all the crowds are gone is simply amazing. Free time, or dinner on your own or with us 🙂
As soon as light upon wakes you up, in your beautiful Mostar hotel and after delicious breakfast it is time for some morning free activities on your own. We usually give some free time to our guests when in Mostar to explore town on your own and discover some nice spots, which are sufficient all around.
After departing from Mostar very soon we ll arrive to Počitelj.
Stunningly nested above Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), easy uphill, one hour long walking activity, accompanied with a stories of town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanović tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.
Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style “architectured” fortress – town Počitelj, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.
Situated near Ljubuški, Trebižat river with its travertine sedimentations is today offering us unique and breathtaking attraction – Kravica waterfalls. Height range from 26-28 meters and water amphitheater of 120 meters below, plus surrounding nature of Kravica waterfalls altogether fall into unique geological monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
If you are conducting this tour in summer time (between June – September) feel free to bring along swimsuit and join us for some chilling swim, or at least to cool your feet along a good drink.
After West Herzegovina, time to move more south and visit interesting area of East Herzegovina and the next stop is World famous site – Radimlja necropolis near Stolac – UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stećci are one of the biggest mysteries of Bosnia and Herzegovina history.
Appearing in the mid 12th century, with the first phase in the 13th century, the tombstones reached their peak in the 14th and 15th century, before disappearing during the Ottoman occupation in the very early 16th century.
Most frequent dilemmas are focused on questions of their origin, the origin of the deceased who were buried under them, and as well as the symbolic messages carved on them.
Vjetrenica (eng.”wind cave”) is the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one of the most interesting caves in the Dinaric Alps mountain range.
The cave has been explored to a total of about 7 km in length but is assumed to be around 20 km and as it is known, is the richest cave in the world in terms of subterranean biodiversity. Proteus anguinus (human fish), amazing stalactite and stalagmite decorations are simply to amazing to miss out, so that is why Vjetrenica is also one of Herzegovina must sees.
Just next to the cave, last spot of the day will be visit to Zavala Monastery. Amazingly nested in the hills above stunning Popovo Field this 15th century Orthodox monastery is great way to learn and understand why this seemingly dry and uninhabited areas through the history have always been great source of different religious stories.
Last part of our journey before we reach Dubrovnik (Kotor or Split on request) will be interesting ride through areas of East Herzegovina where we expect to be in destination between 7 and 8 pm, and of course we’ll drop you off at location of your request.
If you prefer to be in destination earlier, please let us know so we can arrange the day according to your request.
Extend your Herzegovina experience by adding summer time amazing Trebižat Canoeing or all year round stunning Ćiro Trail biking experience.
If you are travelling from Sarajevo to Mostar without intention to come back to Sarajevo, this tour is ideal way to replace bus and explore places in between and in the end of the day being dropped off at your address in Mostar without extra costs apart the tour itself.
If you need this service, please note that in your booking form.
I’ve done three tours (Travnik and Jajce, Sarajevo – Dubrovnik and the free city tour) with Funky Tours and all of them were an indescribable experience.
The guides and drivers Adnan, Adnan Hadzi, Damir and Belmin were really friendly, experienced and hospitable. Besides that they added a personal and touching dimension to the tours.
It’s really tragic what happened in various parts of Bosnia during the war and this tours have made me more conscious of that.
Also the places that we visited were really beautiful places with stunning views. I’ve got some of the most beautiful pictures that I’ve ever taken thanks to this.
Besides this, we were taken to the best of restaurants and cafes.
I would really advise anyone to take a tour at this agency, and I look forward to taking another tour the next time I’m gonna be in Bosnia. Thank you for the unforgettable experience!
Ground tour for sarajevo
Thank you Ema and the gang at sarajevo funky tours for taking care of us during our 6-day stay in sarajevo.
The guides were extremely good and informative and the drivers were careful and responsible during our trip. It was a most enjoyable trip.
Did 2 x 1 day “connecting tours”
Lots of people seem to be writing amazing reviews so here is one more.
My wife and I are a couple of experienced backpackers but due to time constraints and conflicting information online, we were unsure how we were going to get around the former Yugoslavia. Enter Sarajevo Funky Tours. We did their 1 day connecting trip from Belgarde –> Sarajevo and then another 1 day connecting tour from Sarajevo –> Dubrovnik a few days later.
Money unbelievably well spent. They were on time, they made sure we had no problems at the borders and the door to door service was legit. On the first tour our guide was Adnan Ajanovic who was knowledgeable, caring and quick with a joke. The 2nd tour we had Adnan Gondzetovic as our guide who was amazing as well. He lived in Sarajevo during the siege as a kid and spent the first couple hours regaling us with stories of what that was like. The itinerary/stops speak for themselves and did not disappoint but it was the guides and their tireless energy who made the trips special.
10/10. Would recommend.
Great Concept and Unbelievable Sights
We booked this tour one year ahead of our visit as it included a transfer from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo with a visit to 6 of the key sights in Herzegovina.
Our drive/guide Adnan (the younger) picked us up at our hotel at 8:00 am, then we drove over the mountains to the border. We were able to enter Bosnia at a secondary border post as the main one was closed due to technical problems. This saved us hours of waiting that we appreciated, given the broad range of places to visit.
Our first stop at the Knavica waterfalls gave us a chance to stretch our legs walking down to the base and to take some amazing photos of this beautiful park. Next, we stopped at the old partially reconstructed Ottoman medieval town of Pocitel. Here, Adnan took us to some key spots at the top of the village for the classic pixs. We also bought some fresh produce, and especially enjoyed the figs for the next couple of days. We arrived at Bladaj and toured the Dervish House beside a river that flows out of the adjacent cave. After a fresh trout lunch at a restaurant on the river, we drove on to Mostar where again with Adnan knowing a parking spot close to the bridge, enhanced our time there. First, we captured the beauty of the bridge from the riverside, then passed over it to visit the local museum. The next stretch of the program was the drive along the Jablanica Lakes, observing the canyon and recreational areas along the way. We saw the old World War II bridge (Battle of Narette), sight of a movie production and stopped at Konjic to see the restored Old Bridge destroyed by the Germans in the war and beautifully rebuild – now a popular spot for photographers.
By the time we reached Sarajevo it was dark out, however our guide pointed out many of the historic areas and buildings throughout the city to us. When we were dropped off at our hotel, we realized that we were only about 50m. from the agency – Funky Tours. This was a good thing as we spent two more days taking other tours from their office that I will review separately.
This is an amazing company with dedicated staff, some of whom we met on the road with other guests on this tour including the founder of the company. I highly recommend this tour or its Herzegovina abbreviation from Sarajevo.
What an enriching way to travel between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik. You get a comfortable safe ride from door to door, but also, you learn and see soy much!
We saw so much beauty and learned so much about the people and history from our guides. Def get the trout at the restaurant you stop at….delicious!