Visit Medjugorje and Mostar on this incredible private day trip from Dubrovnik, blending culture with religious sites. Traveling with an expert local guide by luxury minivan, your tour includes a walking tour around Počitelj’s UNESCO-listed town center, a visit to the Christian pilgrimage town of Medjugorje and a walking tour around Mostar. See the incredible Mostar Old Bridge (Stari Most) and enjoy a final stop in Tekija to see Turkish-style architecture.
After pickup from your hotel, relax in a comfortable minivan and enjoy a comprehensive panoramic sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik before heading north out of the city. Admire views of the Adriatic Sea as you drive along the Croatia coast, and after crossing the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina, enjoy a break in Neum – Bosnia’s only coastal town. As you sightsee at leisure, browse the shops or grab a coffee at a local café.
Continue your journey along the picturesque Neretva River to the town of Počitelj. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour around its UNESCO World Heritage-listed center, and stop to look at historical landmarks like the Haji-Ali Mosque and Sahat-kula — a clock tower fort on top of the hill above the town.
Hop back into your minivan and relax with views of the Bosnian countryside on the way to Medjugorje, an important Catholic pilgrimage site since 1981, when apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported. Stroll around with your private guide, who will talk to you about history of this spiritual town, and then enjoy free time to explore independently, or perhaps attend a mass if you wish.
Your private day trip heads on to Mostar, another hugely important cultural and religious town in Bosnia. Admire Mostar’s Old Bridge– the 16th-century bridge that was destroyed in the 1990s Bosnian war, but rebuilt to in 2004 – symbolizing unity between the town’s Muslims and Croats. Visit the Mosque of Mostar and the town’s famous Turkish House that shows a fascinating insight into Ottoman life. Enjoy free time for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), before heading to Tekija – the last stop of your day.
On arrival in Tekija, see beautiful Turkish-style buildings and naturally formed springs in the Buna River. Then, sit back and relax, enjoying views of the Bosnian countryside on the way back to Dubrovnik.