Mostar Day Trip by Explore Mostar Adventures
Mostar Day Trip from Dubrovnik is a great way to Experience Bosnia-Herzegovina’s most beautiful city. And as a bonus, you also get to swim around and explore the stunning Kravice Waterfalls .
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Mostar & Bosnia Day Trip
- Experience Bosnia-Herzegovina’s most beautiful city
- Swim around and explore the stunning Kravice Waterfalls
- View the iconic ‘Stari Most’ or Old Bridge
- Learn about the deeply entwined and diverse cultures and what happened in the 90s war.
Mostar is a city of contrasts: wide avenues, narrow streets, the traditional Turkish bazaar and Parisian-style boulevards – a city in which the culture and art of the east and west meet.
The most magnificent monument is the Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in 1566.
When the Stari Most collapsed after sustained tank shelling in 1993 it was like the heart was ripped out of most Mostar natives.
Now, 20 years later, the beautiful stone structure that had spanned the Neretva River for over four centuries once again arches across its enchanting waters.
The bridge is Mostar’s core and life is slowly but surely returning to normal in the most beautiful city in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
We depart from Split or Dubrovnik and head inland until we reach Kravica, a snapshot of paradise with its waterfalls, waterside bars and rapids.
After a swim stop here we continue our drive along the valley to Mostar, “a window to the Orient” and an important trade center during Turkish rule.
Meet your local guide and visit of the Old Town of Mostar in a walking tour.
Learn about the history and culture of the region, starting with the early civilizations inhabiting these regions, through different periods, including the Ilirian Tribes, Romans, Bosnian Medieval Kingdom, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarian, and modern times, including the demise of Yugoslavia.
Follow your guide and see the Kujundžiluk (old bazaar), the street leading to the old town, with shops of traditional artisans displaying unique timeless works of art.
Continuing down the cobbled street, we reach the Old Bridge, the iconic symbol of Mostar, built more than 500 years ago.
Guide will lead you to a plateau under the Old Bridge, giving you the best possible perspective on the marvelous feat of 15. century Ottoman Architecture.
While you listen to your guide telling you stores about how the bridge was built, destroyed and rebuilt, you can admire the bravery of young Mostari diving in the cold water of the emerald river.
Later, and only if you choose to do so, you can reward the young divers for their bravery with a few coins according to a local custom.
And for the brave ones, we will try to discourage you from jumping from the top of the old Bridge by telling you about all the nasty things that can happen to you if you try to do it like the locals. Seriously, don’t even try it, you can get seriously injured.
The last stop on the tour is a visit to Leathersmiths Mosque, special in so many ways.
After this, you say farewell to your local guide as he gives a recommendation on what to do in your free time.
We leave Mostar late in the afternoon, and are dropped off back in Croatia in the early evening.
Tour leaves on Saturday and Friday morning at 08:30 but different pickup times and days can be organized in case of smaller groups. Tour can also be organized on different days of the week upon request.
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- Entrance to Kravica waterfalls national park en route to Mostar
- Guided tour of Mostar Old Town
- Return transport to Croatia
- Free hotel pickup and drop
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Informative, friendly and professional local guide
- Proffesional Croatian Tour leader
- Excellent value for money
- Insider tips from a local
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Photography accessories like cameras etc.
- Personal expenses
- Small day bag
- Money for souvenirs
Departure from Dubrovnik, heading to Kravice Waterfalls
08:00 - 10:30
We depart from Dubrovnik and head inland until we reach Kravica, a snapshot of paradise with its waterfalls, waterside bars and rapids.
Kravice Waterfall swim stop
10:30 - 11:30
After a swim stop here we continue our drive along the valley to Mostar.
Arrival to Mostar
12:30 - 13:30
Meet your local guide and visit the Old Town of Mostar in a walking tour.
13:30 - 15:30
After the tour is over and you say farewell to your guide, you have free time for lunch and exploration of the Old Town of Mostar.
Return to Dubrovnik
Meeting our Croatian Tour leader at the bus park and heading back to Dubrovnik. Estimated time of arrival to Dubrovnik is 18:30.
Best to use sports or summer hiking shoes as the terrain in some places might be a bit rough.
Most of our guests come wearing flip-flops so I guess that works well too.
Our recommendation is to wear shoes and bring flip-flops in your backpack.
Official currency of Bosnia Herzegovina is Convertible Mark (KM) .
Exchange rates (estimate) :
1 AUD=1.3 KM
1 EUR=1.95 KM
1 KM= 3.8 HRK
For exact daily exchange rates please check the following website.
First of all, we advise to exchange money and get Bosnian currency before your trip to Mostar. That is not required as you have plenty of ATM’s and banks in Mostar where you can draw or exchange money, but will save you time and hassle.
Now, how much money you would need, well that depends on your life style and we can tell you the prices of basic goods and services.
An average meal costs 10 KM=5 EUR. If you get some sides and desert it might get add up to 20 KM=10 EUR.
Beverage prices range from 2.00 KM for bottled water to 5.00 KM for 500ml draught beer.
When it comes to souvenirs, you can get those cheap fridge magnets for 2-4 KM. Copper jewelry costs around 10-15 KM per item.
If you want a painting or something more special and original, it can set you back 200 KM or more, depending on what you choose, but that is art.
Climbing up the Minaret costs around 10 KM and entrance fees to museums cost around 5 KM.
- Swimming costume
- Dry set of clothes
- Bottle of water
- Pocket Money
- Sun protection