If you are planning to travel on a day tour between Sarajevo and Dubrovnik / Split / Kotor via Mostar and Herzegovina, and are interested to do it on the most amazing way possible, avoiding bus/plane or driving yourself, then our Total Herzegovina Tour is the best and most convenient way to do it.
This is a connecting door to door day tour which covers 6 most amazing destinations in Herzegovina including Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj, Kravice Waterfalls, Konjic and Jablanica. 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.
As mentioned, tour can go from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik or opposite way. This particular itinerary we will focus on direction from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik.
Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations This is door to door transfer tour, so we pick you up at your address.
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.
Meet our team and enjoy the scenic ride through Herzegovina region. Your guide will introduce you to some of the most beautiful places in Herzegovina known for its cultural, historical and natural diversity. Also, he 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.
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 short 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 continue our way.
>Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.
>Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
Then we continue through some really amazing parts of Neretva river canyon, telling the unique stories of Herzegovina, before we arrive to our second and most important stop of the day – Mostar.
As soon as we arrive to Mostar we’ll 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.
In Mostar, if preferred, we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to “hold a candle all the way”.
>Mostar Old Bridge and the old town in Herzegovina
After Počitelj, we keep going, and after short ride arrive to Blagaj.
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 travellers “Tekija” is place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.
As we finish visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune” we stay there for bit longer. 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. 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 🙂
Lunch is not included in the price, so plan some 8 to 10 EUR extra for the lunch.
>Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
As soon as stomach is full and we got deserved rest we continue towards Dubrovnik where our next stop – 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.
>Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river – Herzegovina
When Počitelj explorations are done, we are not too far away from Dubrovnik and there is one more stop to go. Get ready for highlight of the day, small Niagara’s, stunning waterfalls of Kravica.
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.
Kravica falls are usually our last stop on our Sarajevo to Dubrovnik via Mostar and Herzegovina tour. We’ll have another 2 hours of driving before we reach Dubrovnik where we usually arrive around 8 pm, unless you prefer to be there earlier.
>Kravice Waterfalls near Ljubuski in Herzegovina
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Just back from an amazing long weekend hiking in Bosnia & visiting Kravice Waterfalls & Mostar.
We were a hiking group from London lucky to have Skender as a tour leader. He is super passionate about his country and with an amazing knowledge about anything you
want to know, be that the country or any other topic and his English better than any people I met there ( they all spoke fluent English). A super interesting guy that succeeds in spite of the system. He had the perfect timings when it came to talking, showing us typical foods, or music, be it Bosnian or all sorts of famous English songs. On the 2nd day he had us singing in the van and on the 4th and last, even dancing.
I have an extensive experience travelling all over the world, both by myself and in organised trips like this one and it is the first time I am blown away by what I could only describe as a Master at the peak of his game.
I felt truly fortunate to have him guiding the tour and to visit this neck of the woods. When 2 people in our group needed a different solution to get to the airport on Sunday, he was able to think outside the box to come with a solution that suited us all perfectly.
Bosnia is a great and underrated country and Skender’s passion, knowledge and efficiency only impacted positively the whole experience to the extent that I am in no doubt I will be back for more, and I will make sure I reach out to him and his company next time.
Absolutely fantastic day travelling from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. Ennis and Jasmin were brilliant guides.
We stopped in a wonderful array of sites from stunning waterfalls and religious sites to walled towns and the Bridge at Mostar.
I could not recommend this too much.
Funky tours was just what I was looking for. I did several tours-Srebrenica, Siege of Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and a transfer tour from Sarajevo to Kotor, Montenegro.
I really enjoyed all of the tours, with my favorite being a toss up between the Srebrenica and Siege of Sarajevo tours. The transfer tour to Montenegro, which was essentially the day trip to Mostar and Herzegovina tour was amazingly beautiful.
The staff and tour guides were very helpful and accommodating, not mention very knowledge about the region.
Amazing tour with great tour guide
Almir was an incredible tour guide!! We did the Dubrovnik to Sarajevo tour which was incredible, and a perfect way to see beautiful sights on a long drive. We loved Almir so much we ended up booking a tour in Sarajevo for the next day. We learned so much throughout those 2 days, they were the highlight of our trip.
Highly recommend Funky Tours, and especially Almir!
The Total Herzegovina Tour was my third tour with Funky Tours, and it was an excellent time. Salem told me so much about the history of the region as he took me to see the sights. My favorites were Mostar and Kravica Falls. And Salem was amazing when we had some border issues (as Montenegro had *just* changed their rules on COVID testing, which caught us off guard). I’ve felt in such good hands with Funky Tours, and I’m looking forward to traveling with them again whenever I’m back in BiH.