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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This was a great way to transfer from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo. I was under the great guidance of Ajla and Tarik, who were so kind and very pleasant companions. We stopped at 6 sites along the way. However, it was quite a long day. My four favorite stops were the Kravice Falls, Poticelj, Blagaj and Mostar. My only regret is that the stop at Mostar which was a beautiful city, could’ve have been longer and allowed for some wine sipping moments in the cute restaurants by the banks of the river. There is one with a great view of the bridge. My recommendation is that you book this transfer privately even if you pay more. This way, your time won’t be in conflict with strangers who might share the ride with you. Overall it was a great experience, most especially because of Tarik and Ajla.
Great tour with excellent guide and driver. Saw some of the countryside of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ended in Dubrovnik. Great way to get to Dubrovnik.
In July 2022, we used Funky Tours to do the Dubrovnik-Sarajevo Connecting Tour, the Siege Of Sarajevo Tour and the Sarajevo to Belgrade Tour. Booking these tours and communicating with the team was so simple and they were so friendly in their emails and in person at their office!
The Dubrovnik to Sarajevo tour was incredible, Adnan our guide was incredibly informative and made sure we had enough time at each place, taking into consideration what we wanted to experience! We loved every single stop, especially getting to swim in the Kravice Waterfalls and we just couldn’t get over the beauty of the country.
Our Siege tour was so informative and really gave us a good look into what the War meant for Bosnian’s and the people of Sarajevo. We really loved seeing all the historical attractions in the city and the stories that were attached to them. A special mention goes to our guide for this tour, Skender, who was so incredible to listen to. He clearly loved sharing his country and city’s history as his passion shone throughout. Couldn’t recommend this tour more if you’re in Sarajevo and looking to learn more.
The final tour we did was the transfer tour from Sarajevo to Belgrade. We were picked up from our Airbnb and picked up the other two couples on the way. Again this tour was superb. Enis (Guide) and Tarek (Driver) just like all the guides we had met, were very conscious of considering what we wanted to see/spend more time at, especially when showing us the best photo locations! Every location we were taken to was well explained and any question we had was answered. They also made sure to drop us off as close to our Airbnb in Belgrade as possible and even offered to walk us there.
We could not recommend Funky Tours more, they made our Balkans Trip just so much more than we could ever have imagined. If you’re thinking about booking with them, do it!
Funky Tours was amazing! The company was very accommodating and I ended up taking a couple of their tours while in Bosnia. Our guide, Ajla, was fantastic! She knew so much and was very personable and comfortable to be around for the day’s adventures.
Almir and Alam was amazing! They were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the tour. We got to see so many awesome sights 🥳 I recommend this tour 100%