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Things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Our most recommended things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

1. Sarajevo: Tour to Mostar, Blagaj, Počitelj & Kravice Falls

Start with pickup from Sarajevo and be introduced to your guide for the day. Sit comfortably in your seat and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside. Head to Mostar, enjoying the view on Jablanicko lake, and amazing nature. Head to Jablanica to see a piece of history where you see a ruined old train bridge which is a witness of the Battle of the Neretva, also known as the Battle for the Wounded. Mostar awaits with its warm climate, unique beauty, and amazing history. Your guide will take you to the Old Town where you can see the famous Old Bridge.  Hear the legends and stories about this amazing example of Ottoman architecture from the 16th century. You will also get an opportunity to see a short video in a local gallery about the bridge's destruction in 1993. After this tour through Mostar, your guide will suggest you have lunch either in Mostar’s local restaurants or go to Blagaj. The beautiful Blagaj is a small village built at the source of the crystal clear river Buna. It flows out of the 200m high mountain cliffs that overlook the area. The authentic 16th-century Ottoman town and open-air museum of Počitelj is next. Its amazing architecture and location will surely excite you.  Finally, begin the journey back to Sarajevo. Stop at the breathtaking Kravica Falls for a swim in the crystal-clear waters before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

2. Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Start your journey in Dubrovnik and enjoy a less than 2-hour drive with your English-speaking driver. Discover the scenic routes of Croatia and across the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, stop at the Kravica falls, one of the best-kept secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls created by the river Trebizat provide a relaxing background for swimming and picnics in summer. Then, continue to your next stop, the city of Mostar. Join your local guide for a tour of the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town. Then marvel at the Old Bridge that crosses the river Neretva. Finally, stop at the medieval town of Počitelj, before going back to Dubrovnik.

Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

3. Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

4. From Mostar: Herzegovina Full-Day Tour

Discover the region of Herzegovina on a full-day tour from Mostar. Experience beautiful nature, extraordinary landscapes, historic sites, and charming towns. First, stop in the town of Blagaj where you will learn about its Ottoman culture and history. Visit the Buna river spring, the site of Vrelo Bune, which is a Sufi lodge built into the side of the cliff beside the source of the spring. Admire this marvel of Ottoman architecture and swim in the spring water. Next, travel to the town of Počitelj, a medieval town built next to River Neretva. Learn about the rich history of the town, meet locals, and taste fruits and vegetables that the little town is famous for. Take a short 15-minute hike to the fort overlooking the town for some fantastic 360-degree panoramic views of the region. Finally, travel to the Kravica Waterfall, located in the southwestern part of the region. Admire its 28-meter high waterfall and the beautiful natural swimming pools. Swim in the refreshing waters of River Trebižat, before being returned to Mostar.

Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

5. Sarajevo: Grand Walking Tour

Join us on a journey through the past where the guide will reveal the small and big secrets of this city and introduce you to the mysticism of Sarajevo streets and alleys. The tour will take you to the main sights of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture and will show you a unique line where East meets West. Discover more about the city that is commonly associated with a siege of the 1990s. Learn about how the First World War started as a result of events in the city, and where the first Winter Olympics were held. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavors from hookah, the sound of church bells, and the call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.

From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour

6. From Dubrovnik: Mostar and Medjugorje Full-Day Tour

Leave bustling Dubrovnik behind to visit the iconic towns of Pocitelj, Medjugorje, and Mostar on a bus tour. Walk through Mostar's charming cobblestone alleyways with a local guide, learning about its rich history. Discover the other towns at your own pace, taking in the sights as you please. First, head from Dubrovnik to the town of Neum, where you can shake your legs with a shopping break or for a morning coffee. Then, continue through the picturesque delta of the River Neretva to the small town of Pocitelj. In Pocitelj, enjoy free time to discover this charming town at your own pace. Pocitelj is a beautiful cultural and historical site featuring structures from the 15th century. Then, continue to Medjugorje and enjoy more time for sightseeing. A spiritual and religious site, this town is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations in the Catholic world. Since the apparition of Our Lady of Peace in 1981, it has been visited by pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Continue to Mostar for a guided walking tour of this picturesque town. Through the centuries, Mostar became the meeting point of various cultures and religions. During your tour, see the imprints left behind by its varied and rich history. Besides the Old Bridge — the symbol of the town — visit the Mosque of Mostar, a Turkish house, and more. In the afternoon, sit back and relax on your bus journey back to Dubrovnik.

From Split or Trogir: Mostar & Kravica Waterfall Group Tour

7. From Split or Trogir: Mostar & Kravica Waterfall Group Tour

Leave Croatia for the day and enjoy a group tour to Mostar and Kravica Waterfall, 2 of Bosnia's most rewarding destinations. First, visit the beautiful Ottoman town of Mostar. Your guide will help you explore the town's rich history and Islamic heritage. Learn about Mostar's transition from centuries of Ottoman rule to a stint under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Visit Mostar's historic bazaar and famous mosque. Then head to the 16th-century Old Bridge of Stari Most; a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. The tour will be guided, but you will also have the chance to explore Bosnia's most charming towns on your own.  Feel free to shop at your leisure. You can also enjoy a traditional lunch in a cafe or restaurant. After lunch, head towards the beautiful Kravica Waterfall, an oasis in stone where you can admire nature and have a swim if the time permits before you return to Split.

Sarajevo: Bosnian War & Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

8. Sarajevo: Bosnian War & Fall of Yugoslavia Tour

Explore the war history of Sarajevo on this informative walking tour and learn about the 4 long years that the city and its people suffered under the constant threat of bombing. Visit the main locations from the 1992 to 1995 war following the Siege of Sarajevo. See remnants of monuments kept as a reminder that it should never happen again. Hear the story about the Tunnel of Hope and get a better understanding of this memorial by watching a short movie made during the war. Pause to reflect at the site of one of the largest massacres at Markale Market, and visit the Yellow fortress to see best panorama of Sarajevo where tour guide explains how Yugoslavia fall apart and how Sarajevo ended up in siege. Admire the view from the Vidikovac viewpoint. Visit the Olympic complex and its cemetery, and hear how it was host to the 1984 Olympic Games, just a few years before the Bosnian War.

Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

9. Sarajevo: Bosnian & Yugoslav Wars Tour with Tunnel Museum

Start your tour with transportation to the War Tunnel Museum. On the way (25-30 minutes) receive a short introduction to the topics of the war and see important sites and buildings with your own eyes, which you will later hear about again in the museum. Arrive at the Tunnel of Hope, learn about the position of the museum and its famous mark in front of the entrance named "Sarajevo Rose". After seeing a short movie, a one-hour-long presentation starts, which will explain the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and the creation and importance of the tunnel.  After the Tunnel, head toward the 1984 Olympic mountain Trebević, which is the closest mountain to the center of Sarajevo and was part of the front line during the siege of Sarajevo. At the site, you have the opportunity to see and walk in the destroyed hotel of Osmice. From there experience the most beautiful panoramic views of Sarajevo which unfortunately were also the main positions of the enemy army.     Just under the Trebevic Mountain lies the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. The cemetery contains unique shaped tombstones that can only be seen in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is believed their shape is influenced by medieval Bosnian tombstones that are named "Stecak". Head towards the old Ottoman part of the city to visit the Yellow Fortress. The last stop of the tour is the "Shehidi" (Martyr) cemetery, the resting place of the soldiers that gave their life for independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the heart of the cemetery lies the grave of the first Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic.

From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

10. From Sarajevo: Srebrenica Genocide Study Tour

The tour starts at 8 AM in front of Info Bosnia Tourist Information Center located on main pedestrian street Ferhadija, just next to "Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures", but can be arranged from elsewhere, if requested. The city of Srebrenica is located around two and a half hours from the city of Sarajevo. The road takes you through a desolate, mountainous area with beautiful nature. While you are able to enjoy the scenery you will start learning about the history of Yugoslavia, so you can better understand the genocide of Srebrenica.  Your first stop is in front of the battery factory, used by UN forces during the war in Bosnia. Located in these previous headquarters of the Dutch battalion of the UN forces, is now one of the most modern museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the “Museum of Srebrenica Genocide”. There you will meet the curator and experience first-hand stories about the survival in the Srebrenica enclave. From the Museum of Srebrenica Genocide, continue to the Memorial room, where you will be able to hear the stories of the victims, which were recorded by a local journalist. A part of the Memorial room is also dedicated to the people responsible for the massacre. Victims that were found and identified are resting at the Memorial cemetery. Now the cemetery counts 6575 victims, but this number rises every year. Once you visited Potocari Memorial Center, continue your journey to the city of Srebrenica. Once the industrial leader in the area, and one of the oldest settlements of people is now a ghost city. Srebrenica is also the location for the lunch, as there are not a lot of restaurants nearby.  After Srebrenica, return to Sarajevo, where you will arrive around 6 PM and your tour ends.

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What people are saying about Bosnia and Herzegovina

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based on 4,659 reviews

It was really amazing! The 2 guides Vico and Haris were amazing. They explained the full history of the places an we had enough time for every place. It was beautiful and we also had good weather.

The tour was very interesting&effective considering the time we spent&things we saw and learnee. Our guide Haris gave us very to-the-point information during the tour, with real historic facts.

Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. We paid for a one to one tour and had an enjoyable morning walking around central Sarajevo.

Amazing activity, would recommend this activity to everyone looking to learn more about Bosnian history especially in the 1990s

Incredible and informative tour with lots of yummy and local snacks/drinks - thank you Bojan!