TOUR HIGHLIGHTS comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle with an English speaking driver available Wi-Fi discovering Mostar a city of stone, historical, political and cultural center of Hercegovina discovering Ston,medieval city, now famous for the oysters and oyster catching a city in which the culture and art of the east and west meet scenic ride along the coast with panoramic views of the Dalmatian islands ACTIVITIESHistory and culture, Walking, Gastronomy, for individuals, couples, and familiesUSEFUL TIPSBring your camera to take unforgettable photos of Mostar, Wear comfortable shoes and put on sun protection, Have a bottle of water with you as a refreshment, Passport required, Citizens of some countries need a visa
This morning meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik. On your way, you will visit Mostar the unofficial capital of the region of Herzegovina. From Illyrian times until the Ottoman invasion, the ancient settlement of Blagaj was the center of political power and Mostar was no more than a tiny settlement along the banks of the Neretva. It is believed that before Herzegovina fell to the Ottomans, the settlement of Mostar had only 19 houses with a small suspension bridge that united both banks. The men that guarded this bridge were called „mostari“ (the bridge keepers) and it is presumed that the town is named after them. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide for a walking tour of the Old Town of Mostar. If there is any city in Europe that effortlessly straddles east and west, it is Mostar. You will walk along the Old Bridge and to Mostar’s cobbled Ottoman Quarter, which houses the city’s artists and craftsmen, as well as beautiful 16th – century mosques, museums and cafes. Spend some time on your own before your transfer to Dubrovnik, via Ston – a small town known as the paradise for sea food lovers. Famous Ston oysters are known as the best aphrodisiac from the Roman period. You will get a unique opportunity to try these delicacies in one of the best sea food restaurants in Croatia – Bota Šare. Enjoy oyster tasting with a glass of wine and should you wish, stay for lunch and try the wide palette of seafood plates prepared as per original local recipes. Ston was also an important military fort of the Ragusa Republic, which was well protected by massive city walls and used Pelješac to build another line of defense. At Pelješac's narrowest point, just before it joins the mainland, a wall was built from Ston to Mali Ston. With over 5 km of length; the mediaeval walls from the 14th century are the biggest city walls in Europe. The wall meant to protect the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik's wealth, which are still being in use today. The history of the salt works in Stone lasts for more than 4,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, also the oldest in the world. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik, check in to your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure.