Herzegovina, Mostar, and Blagaj Tekke Tour from Sarajevo

Tours & Sightseeing in Sarajevo

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Mostar town and the whole of Herzegovina region are a must see and 'taste' by anyone ever coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina or Balkans area. That is why we have designed a tour which offers most of it from perspective of cultural diversity and unique history, truly amazing scenery and delicious food as well. We invite you to join us for this amazing, UNESCO based trip and get to see Mostar and Herzegovina including 5 major places: Konjic, Jablanica and Jablaničko Lake, Počitelj and Blagaj.
Tour starts in Sarajevo, but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. First stop of the day is a short visit to the old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over the turquoise Neretva river, it is a day’s perfect start. Standing at the site of WW2's last day, during the Nazi withdrawal, we learn the story of the 'monument to human stupidity', the mystery of Tito’s Bunker, Boracko Lake glacier and few other stories before we continue our way.The ride continues by passing the large, dammed but very beautiful Jablanicko lake, with a short stop at Jablanica where we learn the WW2 story of '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 stop - Počitelj. Unique, Medieval, dating back to the Ottoman era, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style architecture fortress in Počitelj town, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.After Pocitelj, we keep going, and after a short ride we arrive to Blagaj. Blagaj town is home to the Buna river spring - Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful, clean and drinkable river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters of rocks. Water comes out of quite large but stunningly deep cave, which springs amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke - Dervish house, dating most likely to a pre or early Ottoman era from early 16th century, and it is a unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.After a visit to Blagajska Tekija and Izvor rijeke Bune we stay there for bit longer as it is time for lunch. Due to the cleanliness of Buna river, the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today is the local trout.Later, only 15 minute further, it is time for the visit to Mostar, which is the most important jewel in this Herzegovina day trip. As soon as we arrive to Mostar, we start our 2 hour walking tour which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar. We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regards to historical and cultural diversity.In Mostar we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to hold a candle all the way. After Mostar it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will take us around two hours ride before we are home.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Old Bridge (Stari Most)
  • Entry/Admission - Old Bazar Kujundziluk
  • Entry/Admission - Blagaj tekija
  • Entry/Admission - River Buna Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Konjic Bridge

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
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