Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina region is a must see when you are visiting the Balkans and Bosnia and Herzegovina. A place with annually 250+ sunny days, amazing Old Bridge and old town, limitless wineries, places to hang out by the turquoise rivers and lakes, a region with stunning cultural, historical and outdoor diversity, is a great way to spend your Balkan holidays.
So, if you are looking for ways to explore Mostar and Herzegovina totally off the beaten path, and experience the perks known only to the locals, Mostar Funky Tours travel guide is absolutely a great way to start your Herzegovinian adventure.
FUNKY TOURS TOP EXPERIENCES IN MOSTAR
Outside the infamous story of the 1990s, Siege of Mostar and destruction of the Old Bridge, this Herzegovinian pearl offers an amazing amount of experiences that could make your stay in Mostar a life-changing moment.
If you are interested into deeper understanding of this scarred, but heavily beautiful town, our Mostar Essentials day tour aims to offer a first hand in-depth story of Mostar, it’s past and presence, especially today when Mostar is experiencing a challenging process of reconciliation.
MOSTAR IS GREAT HUB FOR FURTHER EXPLORATIONS OF HERZEGOVINA REGION
The region around Mostar is culturally extremely diverse and opportunities for exploration of those very popular spots, or those totally off the beaten path destinations, are limitless.
If you want to compare East vs West Herzegovina and learn how such a small region offers such a cultural difference, then we recommend taking our East Herzegovina or West Herzegovina day tour from Mostar.
Funky Tours cultural trips around Herzegovina are designed to create hassle-free experiences, aiming at pure fun and joy.
EXPLORE THE HERZEGOVINIAN DINARIC ALPS
Herzegovina region is by far the most diverse outdoor region in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Being predominated with karst terrain, diversity of this region of the Dinaric Alps is unprecedented.
Herzegovinian turquoise rivers, high mountains, beautiful valleys with mix of mediterranean and continental climate, are offering an amazing diversity and stunning potential for off the beaten path outdoor experiences.
Since Mostar is very centrally located, it is great hub for deeper Herzegovina outdoor explorations, regardless if you are looking for hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking or any other kind of outdoor experiences.
IN VINO VERITAS
Tradition of wine making in the region of present day Herzegovina dates at least 2200 years in the past. Bosnia and Herzegovina has inherited a viticultural and wine culture from the Illyrians, while the first vine seedlings were brought to the Balkans by the Thracians.
Indeed, Herzegovina wines are all you need to taste when traveling around the Western Balkans. Probably you know that 3-5% of global wine production is biodynamic? Herzegovina biodynamic wines and other endemic sorts are must taste experiences.
The most popular among other sorts are, Žilavka (white) and Blatina (red) sort of wines, which actually are endemic to Herzegovina region. Meaning, if you “dare” to taste Herzegovinian wines, it is high probability that you will only try them in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as majority of locally produced wines are locally consumed.
Read more about Herzegovina Wine Route at our Funky Tours Magazine.
ARRIVAL TO & DEPARTURE FROM MOSTAR
Since the Mostar International Airport ❐ is not serving too many flight options, the most convenient way to arrive to Mostar is via Sarajevo International Airport ❐, or alternatively through airports of Dubrovnik ❐, Split ❐ and Kotor ❐.
However, if you are more interested into “ground” arrival to Mostar from Sarajevo or other Bosnian neighboring countries, then set of our daily door-to-door transfer tours, connecting Mostar with Sarajevo (Bosnia), Dubrovnik/Split (Croatia) or Budva/Kotor (Montenegro), are really options worth considering too.
This way, stunning regions off the beaten path are easily accessible – places you would otherwise miss if you are using other means of public transport.
“WHEN A MAN STAYS OVERNIGHT IN MOSTAR, IT IS NOT THE SOUND THAT WAKES HIM UP, BUT THE LIGHT.”
Quote from the Nobel Prize Winner – Ivo Andrić”
In 1566, when by the orders of the Suleiman the Magnificent, an old wooden bridge was replaced with the stone one in the shape of a crescent, the glorious future of this amazing town was predestined.
As the Bridge, known for its turbulent history, is the main reason for which Mostar got the name and became what it is today, this Bosnian and Herzegovinian popular tourist destination is a must see spot, if you are planning your Balkan adventure.