To feel Oriental culture while in Dubrovnik is something you shouldn't miss. This exploring day trip takes you to the old medieval town Počitelj, to the pearl of Hercegovina, Mostar, and its old bridge and to place of event which announced beginning of first world war Sarajevo. You will drive through tipical natural environment of Hercegovina region, full of karst phenomenas like river springs, waterfalls and lakes. You will learn of Počitelj's urban entirety preserved through history to the present times, see the famous single-arch bridge in Mostar built by Suleiman the Magnificent, walk the Bazaar, learn of city’s suffering during war in 90’s and enjoy the local cuisine. On the way from Mostar to Sarajevo we will pass river Neretva. Jablanica is great place to see how famous Jablanička roasted lamb on skewer is prepared and perhaps to taste it. In capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina we will spend several hours exploring city and its surroundings. We will learn about the suffering of Sarajevo city during the Siege, see the only connection of the city under siege and walk through that 'Tunnel of Hope'. From the nearby mountain Trebević, which was front line of defense during war, we will enjoy beautifull panorama of city but also see many remains of bunkers, minefields, tank caterpillar tracks, tranches, bullet and grenade shrapnels and many other interesting sites of destruction. Visit to this unique city we will finish with walk along the Baščaršija street where you can taste original 'Turkish cofee' and have some free time before departure back to Dubrovnik.
Departure of this tour is early in the morning. The first stop is a tiny town called Počitelj. Built in the fifteenth century was a cultural center and strategic military outpost that changed hands several three times between competing empires. Thirty kilometers down the road, Mostar is the next visit on our route. Walking the medieval cobbled streets of Mostar you can see a mix of Western and Oriental culture and often hear the Adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and ringing of church bells at the same time. Do some souvenir shopping in the old Bazaar, climb the minaret of a beautiful mosque and taste the traditional dessert Baklava with Turkish coffee before continuing our tour northward toward the capital. Get off the beaten path for an exclusive taste of the famous local cuisine, Jablanička roasted lamb, which is slow cooked on a spit over the fire in the traditional fashion. The story of Sarajevo is colorful, sad and inspiring. You will visit old bunkers on the nearly mountain of Trebević and enjoy the best panorama view of the city. You will walk through the “Tunnel of Hope“ and You will hear all about the history of this amazing city and the invincible spirit of its people. During your free time in Sarajevo, don’t forget to try the world’s best čevapi and maybe another Turkish coffee before heading back to Dubrovnik.
English speaking driver/guide and air-conditioned vehicle/fuel for entire day (additional languages available upon request), pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, 4h tour in Sarajevo and entrance fee for Tunnel of Hope