Millions of Catholic pilgrims are visiting Medjugorje each year due to a popular belief of apparition of Virgin Mary which started in 1981.
Whether you are traveling because you have a personal religious interests or because you would like to delve into the historical and cultural influence of Medjugorje, full day tour to Medjugorje with wine tasting and stop in Mostar included will surely provide an absolutely moving, cultural and religiously – significant experiences.
Moreover, you will have a chance of contemplating and absorbing the amazing serenity, greatness and immortal beauty of religion while discovering the history and culture at the same time.
Departure Times Daily at 7 AM. We aim to reach Medjugorje by 10 AM for the morning English language mass.
Pickup Locations If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo meet us at our office. If you are bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise advance pickup.
Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the locations, we use vehicles during the tour, but most of the tour is done on foot.
Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. Your guide is enthusiast who will show you all the Herzegovina beauty and will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.
First part of the trip will be a scenic ride through suburbs of Sarajevo and after one hour, we will enter Herzegovina, beautiful mediterranean climate region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On the way we shall go through Konjic, Jablanica, Neretva valley together with Jablaničko Lake, and lastly through Mostar, which will be our stop in the afternoon on the return to Sarajevo.
Once we arrive to Medjugorje bit before 10 AM, we will attend 45min to 1hour English speaking mass at St. James Church. After the mass, if needed, guests will have some free at the church, before we head to Apparition Hill.
>Saint James Church evening Mass at Medjugorje – Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the end of the June 1981, from 24th until 26th, at the hill called Crnica, near the place called Podbrdo, six young child have witnessed apparitions of Virgin Mary. They prayed and spoke with Our Lady.
With the messages: “I have chosen this parish in a special way and I wish to lead it.”, “Peace, peace, peace – and only peace! Peace must reign between God and man and between men!”, the hill Crnica, today called Apparition Hill has become the most important pilgrimage site for Catholics in this part of the World.
Once we arrive to Podbrdo, you will have a chance to do 20/30min hike up the hill, to the Virgin Mary statue and enjoy the “divine” and “spiritual” moments on your own.
We are not limited by time, so time spend at the Apparition Hill depends on guests pace and decision.
>Medjugorje Apparition Hill – Bosnia and Herzegovina
The area of west Herzegovina is famous for their amazing wine story. Throughout history local producers of Herzegovina were making some of the finest wines in the Balkans. If you are interested to explore this part of Herzegovina story, to learn and taste finest of Blatina (red) and Zilavka (white) authentic wines along with other local products, visiting a local winery is a must.
We’ll teach you about biodynamic wines, what do they represent and why they are quite rarity today, but slowly picking up. We’ll learn about history of winemaking in Herzegovina and where it aims today, so all in all it will be another highlight of your day. Most importantly, you will have a chance to taste some of the finest Herzegovina wines along with some traditional regional products such as olive oil, cheese and meat products.
>Herzegovina is a home to over 40 different winemakers
It will be an early afternoon when we arrive to Mostar which is the most beautiful time of a day to take a leisure stroll in cobblestone streets and admire the sunset over the Old Bridge. We will have a lunch break in Mostar and, later on, do our 1.30 h walking tour, which will focus on 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.
Sunsets are amazing time in Mostar, so we can consider to have drink at place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today. When Mostar is done, it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will be two hours journey before we are “home”.
>Mostar Old bridge during the sunset
What Do I Need to Bring?
Herzegovina is a home to over 40 different winemakers
Mostar Old bridge during the sunset
1. Does this tour itinerary includes visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum?
Yes, our Sarajevo Siege tour does include a visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum.
2. Does this tour include Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum entrance fee?
Yes it does.
3. How can I pay this tour?
You can pay this tour either in cash (EUR, BAM, USD, GBP) or by credit card (VISA and MasterCard).
4. Can this tour be combined with Sarajevo airport pickup or drop off?
This tour is the best way to combine Sarajevo airport pickup or drop off, and save the costs. Our tour departs at 9 AM and 2 PM every day. If your arrival flight is around 12 or 1 PM, it is ideal that we pick you up at 2 PM at the airport and go straight for the tour. The first stop of the tour is the Tunnel Museum, and being under the airport it is ideal. If your flight is leaving Sarajevo at 3 PM or later 7 PM or so, you can join our tour with you luggage and at the end of tour we drop you off at the airport.
In this way you only pay the costs of the tour and get transfer for free.
5. What time does Sarajevo War Tunnel open and close?
Opening times of the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum are:
1st April – 31st October
09:00 – 17:00 (last entrance 16:30)
1st November – 31st March
09:00 – 16:00 (last entrance 15:30)
6. How do I get to the War Tunnel Museum on my own?
The best way to get to the Sarajevo War Tunnel on your own is to take Tram number three from Sarajevo city centre to Ilidza (last station). Once off the train you have three options:
1) Take a TAXI (price around 6 BAM – cca.3 EUR)
2) Take a bus #32A which leaves from Ilidza bus station to Donji Kotorac
3) Take a 30-40 min walk to address Tuneli 1 at Donji Kotorac
Additional option is to use trolley bus #103 from Sarajevo city centre – Trg Austrije to Dobrinja. Once you get out on the last station at Dobrinja, find your way with Google Maps for another 25-30 min walk to the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum.
7. Do I need to book in advance my visit to Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum?
Our Sarajevo War Tunnel tour is limited to maximum 8 travelers and two daily departures, meaning if you are traveling in the peak of the season from May to October, it might happen that tour is booked out on certain dates, so that is why we recommend booking War Tunnel Tour in advance if possible. Also make use of Funky Tours 24hrs free of charge cancellation and cancel tour anytime.
8. How far is Sarajevo War Tunnel from Sarajevo city centre?
Depending on the road you take, Sarajevo War Tunnel is between 11.5 and 13.5 km far away from the Sarajevo old town Bascarsija. Driving time is around 25 minutes.
The available routes to get to Sarajevo War Tunnel are via Ilidza or East Sarajevo – Lukavica.
9. Can children visit Sarajevo War Tunnel museum?
The story narrative, video and photo material at the Sarajevo War Tunnel is adjusted to any age and even young kids can visit without a fear that the story is too strong for them.
10. Is the Sarajevo War Tunnel wheelchair friendly to visit?
Sarajevo War Tunnel most of the open space video and photo exhibition is “relatively” wheelchair friendly. However you need to have someone to assist you.
The actual part of the tunnel, museum part in the house and basement part of the exhibition are not wheelchair or accessible friendly.
For more information please contact the Tunnel management directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantasic! Top Notch!
My friend and I used Sarajevo Funky Tours for a tour to Medjugorje, Mostar, Blagaj, Kravice waterfalls, and a few other stops. The initial tour communication was quick and professional. The actual tour itself was a fantastic all day adventure! Out guide, Arna, was extremely knowledgeable, personable, intelligent, and friendly. She is so much more than a tour guide- she has the insight, history, experience, and love of BiH to make really astute and interesting conversation. It wasn’t just superficial or rote memorization from a guidebook. She knows the places, people, and culture. Furthermore, she was flexible with what we wanted to see and spend time visiting and offered suggestions for future adventures. I would absolutely recommend this company and I look forward to booking another excursion with them.
VISITA A MEDJUGORJIE EXCELENTE
Tomamos el tour muy temprano para llegar a la Misa en Medjugorjie. Nuestro guía Adnam muy agradable, excelente inglés e hizo muy amena nuestra visita.
Después de la Colina donde se apareció la Virgen y de la Misa, fuimos Kravice Waterfakks , Mostar y Pocitelj.Muy bonito todo y los paisajes en el trayecto divinos.
I left my heart in SARAJEVO
Arna, our most attentive, kind and energetic guide drove us from Sarajevo to Medugorje, the spectacular Kravice Waterfalls and fascinating Mostar. I would have to rate it the best one day tour I’ve ever taken.
Adnan was a walking historical encyclopaedia of Sarajevo and great company.
Sarajevo Funky Tours are the best of the best and I’d recommend them to any visitor to Bosnia Herzegovina. There is genuine warmth in this country and it is so endearing. Restaurants are excellent and Arna booked us into Kibe. From its location over the city, the views are spectacular, as is the food.
Thanks again Arna, Adnan and all at SFT’s
VERY HAPPY WITH FUNKY TOURS
We arranged an independent tour with SFT in order to go to Medjegore. This was an all day tour for the three of us, which we know before hand. Actually, this was more of arranged transportation with car and driver, Salem, as opposed to a true tour. this was very acceptable with us as it allowed more time in Medjegore. Our dirver was great in telling us some basic history of Bosnia and answered all questions we asked. On our return trip, Salem, took us to an excellent restaurant that we never would have known about outside of Mostar. I made all arrangements via the internet. Excellent service!