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East Herzegovina Tour – Full Day Tour from Mostar

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12 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 3
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

One of the most beautiful regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is not getting enough deserved visibility, but we consider it to be one of the most preserved and most authentic regions, is East Herzegovina. Under this term we consider everything east of Neretva river until the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Montenegro and south Croatia.

Places like Stolac, Radimlja, Daorson, Vjetrenica cave, Tvrdos monastery, Trebinje and many others have an amazing story to tell. So, if you are passing nearby, why not “hear” it.

Funky Tours unique tour of East Herzegovina which can be done as a full day round trip from Mostar or a connecting tour-transfer, between Mostar and Dubrovnik (or Kotor / MNE), is surely one of the most amazing ways to discover this unique region.

Highlights

  • Explore Stolac – the museum town on Bregava river, adorned with 30 national monuments and continuity of life for more than 16.000 years
  • Walk the remains of old megalith walls of Daorson – one of the oldest ancient towns in Europe (4th century BC), built on the model of the Greek city of Mycenae
  • Visit UNESCO site of Radmilja and discover the story of Europe’s most unique necropolises called Stećci
  • Meet the “wind cave”, or as we call it Vjetrenica, and learn the facts about World’s center of biodiversity of underground water fauna
  • Taste globally awarded and locally produced wine at the Tvrdoš monastery – one of the oldest in the Balkans, dating from the IV century
  • Visit Trebinje – the unique jewel at the crossroad of mediterranean and oriental spheres of history
  • Meet the “human fish” (lat. Proteus anguinus), at its natural habitat of Vjetrenica cave

What's Included

INCLUDED

Private Tour
This is a private guided tour. 
Guide
English speaking local-expert guide. Guide in different language available on request.
Free pickup 
We will pick you up at your address in Mostar.
Wine Tasting 
We shall taste several sorts of wines at Tvrdoš monastery. 
All Transfers
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. No cancellation fees. 
Availability
Tour is available all year long.
Group Discounts
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
Online Payments
Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Lunch
Picnic Lunch with tasty local products. Vegetarian and vegan options available. 

Starting Point & Departure Times

Logistics

  • We will pick you up and drop you off at your address in Mostar.
  • Departure Times: Daily at 8 AM.

Itinerary

The morning departure from Mostar is planned at 8 AM, with individual pickups taking place just prior. 

  • Stop 1: Radimlja Necropolis UNESCO 
Radimlja Necropolis in Heregovina
Radimlja Necropolis in Heregovina

As soon as we leave Mostar, after 30min driving we shall arrive at Radimlja. It is a UNESCO listed World Heritage site with a necropolis of 133 Stećak (tombstones), dating from late 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. A total of 63 tombstones are decorated with a variety of motifs depicting the lifestyle of people living and dying during the late period of middle-ages in this region of Herzegovina. 

Short guided tour at the site will be conducted and most important facts of the Radimlja UNESCO necropolis will be presented.

  • Stop 2: Daorson
Stolac
Walls of ancient capital Daorson which housed all of the important administrative, public and religious buildings of Illyrian tribe Daorsi.

Just 15min driving away from Radimlja necropolis, we shall stop by Daorson. The megalith walls located just 5 kilometers away from Stolac, represent true architecture wonder. Being built by the Illyirian tribe “Daorsi”, on the model of the Greek city of Mycenae in the 4th century BC, this town is one of the oldest in Europe. 

During the excavations, archeologists found remains of numerous amphorae, fine ceramics and bronze helmet, with an inscription on it similar to the inscription on the helmet found in Macedonia. Also the remains of a granite sculpture of Cadmus and Harmony and an Illyrian relief with thirteen snakes and five pairs of eagle wings, were found too.

When visiting these locations, one can not admire the mightiness of ancient civilisations, who by constructing these megastructures, have proven that our lives are just drop in the ocean, and that we can’t take our time on Earth for granted. For the future generations, we have to leave it in better condition than we originally found it.

  • Stop 3: Stolac
Stolac the pearl of Herzegovina
Stolac the pearl of Herzegovina

“If God wanted to create the World anywhere, then He created it in Stolac” – are the words of Yugoslavian time, Bosnian born in Travnik, 1961. literature Nobel prize winner – Ivo Andrić.

With a history written by the Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians, Yugoslavians and present day Bosnians and Herzegovinians, Stolac among the local people, is known as the museum under the open sky.

Due to the length and continuity of life here, since the Epipaleolithic, a period going back in the past for over 16,000 years, and being a city is on the preliminary UNESCO World Heritage List, visiting Stolac is a must when visiting the Balkans and region of Herzegovina.

As a true time machine, with locations like Vidoški fort, beautiful Bregava river with its stunning bridges, slopes and waterfalls, old mills, old mosques and churches and many other sights of interest, Stolac is truly one of the most beautiful towns in Herzegovina.

Heavily damaged by the Bosnian Croat and Bosnian Serb forces during 1993, today just partially reconstructed, this town still has an amazing story to tell. 

That is why the Funky Tours guided tour of Stolac will surely bring to clear understanding every aspect of the importance of this unique Herzegovina jewel.

  • Stop 4: Vjetrenica Cave
Vjetrenica Cave in Herzegovina at Popovo Polje region
Vjetrenica Cave in Herzegovina at Popovo Polje region

Vjetrenica, or translated to English, meaning a “windy cave”, is a hydrologically active flowing-through speleological object with as many as 4 watercourses – streams, and dozens of smaller periodic streams with subterranean lakes. It is located in the area of the South Dinaric karst, with an entrance on the edge of Popovo polje, 300m east of the center of the village of Zavala at 260m above sea level, 12km air distance to the Adriatic Sea.

Being the World’s most biodiverse cave system, with a total length of 7km and constant annual temperature of 11.6°C, this extremely rich cave, with numerous stalactites and stalagmites is a unique walking-through experience.

Vjetrenica is a home to the Olm or the “human fish” – cave salamander (lat.Proteus anguinus) which is endemic to the underground freshwater habitats of the Dinaric karst. It belongs to the order of rapacious amphibians together with salamanders and newts.

If we are lucky on the day, there is a high probability we could witness the human fish in the depths of the Vjetrenica cave.

  • Stop 5: Tvrdoš Monastery
Tvrdos Monastery near Trebinje in South Herzegovina
Tvrdoš Monastery near Trebinje in South Herzegovina

One of the most interesting stops of the day is a visit to the XV century Serbian Orthodox monastery founded on the remains of the IV century Byzantine church.

Beautifully located on the right bank of the turquoise Trebisnjica river, the largest underground river in the Balkans, Tvrdoš monastery seems to have adopted its colorful beauty and calmness, adding even more to the experience of the whole place. 

While being an active monastery, at the same time, it is one of the globally most renowned wineries. Producing a variety of wine sorts with Vranac (red) and Herzegovina native Žilavka (white) being the most popular, other products such as Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Rose are also of a great quality.

The monastery is also known for the fact that Saint Basil of Ostrog received a monastic vow and a priestly rank here, after which he served as a parish priest from Popovopolje for a certain period. That is the reason why Saint Basil is also called “Ostroški and Tvrdoški”.

A stop at Tvrdoš monastery will include guided tour of the monastery, and wine tasting of several different grape sorts.

  • Stop 6: Trebinje
Trebinje old town with Trebisnjica river
Trebinje old town with Trebisnjica river

Being a city with annually 260+ sunny days, with an ideal mediterranean climate, Trebinje is a great way to further explore and better understand this most-south-eastern town of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Located on the left bank of the emerald green Trebišnjica river, Trebinje old town is known for Ottoman fortification walls, shops and bazaars, Osman pasha mosque, Herzegovina museum, secret passage to Trebišnjica river bank, and many more sights hidden within the walls of the Trebinje old town.

Just outside, under the shade of plane trees, we shall visit an amazing market offering a wide range of local products. It is just normal to taste different types of brandy or cheeses before or if you decide to buy, so bear that pleasure in mind.

The most famous symbol of Trebinje is Arslanagića bridge – built by the endowment by Mehmed-pasha Sokolović in the 16th century. It stood on the old road which connected Dubrovnik and Herceg Novi with Istanbul (Constantinople).

Herzegovina Outdoor
Trebinje is known for one of the most beautiful bridges in the Balkans – Arslanagića Bridge.

It was named Arslanagića bridge by the Arslan-aga, a man who in the 17th century was given permission to charge tolls for those crossing the bridge.

Sunset stop at Trebinje will be Hercegovačka Gračanica, Serbian Orthodox monastery located at Crkvina hill, built in 2000 as a replica of the middle ages Gračanica monastery, located at Kosovo.

Hercegovacka Gracanica Monastery above Trebinje in South Herzegovina
Hercegovacka Gracanica Monastery above Trebinje in South Herzegovina

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream (summer time)
  • Swimsuit in case you opt to swim in Stolac or Trebinje

Optional Extras

Connecting tour between Mostar and Dubrovnik or Kotor

  • East Herzegovina tour is ideal tour to be conducted as transfer-tour between Dubrovnik in Croatia or Kotor in Montenegro. Instead of doing this tour as round trip from Mostar, if you final destination is any of these three towns in any direction you need it, this tour is great way to do connect.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour requires normal level of fitness.
  2. Is this a shared tour?
    Yes, this is a small-group shared tour. 
  3. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  4. Can I book a private tour?
    Yes, all of our tours can be booked in a private trip option on request.
  5. Is the prepayment necessary? 
    Prepayment is not obligatory. You can easily pay on a day of departure.
  6. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro online payments.
  7. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
  8. My group is bigger than 8 people. Can I still book a tour with Funky Tours?
    Absolutely. Funky Tours can arrange private trips for more than 8 people easily. We have our brand new buses and minibuses on disposal so do not hesitate to contact us.
  9. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  10. How much in advance I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure. 
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