Duration: 12 h
Availability: Whole year
Highlights: Discover two gems in Bosnia and Herzegovina on this trip from Split or Trogir. After a stop in the walled village Počitelj, take a walking tour of Mostar, a medieval town steeped in the Ottoman history. See the famous, 16th-century Turkish Bridge (Stari most), and Old Bazaar, and enjoy some free time to stroll and have lunch (not included in the price). Later, continue to the pilgrimage town of Međugorje.
Max People: 48
Suitable for families, young and seniors
TRANSFERS: possible to organise individual transfers with Travel Croatia to the meeting point and back.
Departure Details: to be confirmed upon reservation
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Start your day meeting your fellow travelers at an agreed point and meeting your Travel Croatia guide that will accompany you on this trip. First stop is the beautiful Počitelj, now a Bosnian village which used to be an Ottoman city. The construction style of building a city on a steep cliff really captivates you. You can still feel a strong oriental culture since the city was under siege for over 450 years. The rare fusion of the Oriental East and the Medieval West in Europe attracts the views of all passers-by. The tower that still ”keeps” the narrow passage beside the Neretva River on its way from the sea to the interior has been a five hundred and fifty-year-old guard of history in this area and of people. The famous city mosque that was destroyed is restored to its old glory.
After Počitelj we go to the highlight of the tour and the beauty of Herzegovina, the city of Mostar. It is the most important city in the Herzegovina region because it is considered its cultural and economic capital. There you will be greeted by a local English-speaking guide who will take you on an hour-long tour of the city. You will have an opportunity to hear about the rich history of the city, see the Old Bridge (which together with the old town is on the list of UNESCO protected cultural heritage since 2005) from the 16th century. The architecture here presents a symbol of tolerance: a shared life between Muslims, Christians and Jews. The bridge combines the two religiously divided sides of the town, Christian and Muslim side. After the tour you will have 2 and a half hours of free time. You can get lost in the famous bazaar and see the heritage of the oriental culture while buying something to remember this day by. You will see the Turkish house (Kajtaz) and Koskin-Mehmed Pasha’s Mosque. If you are a history buff you can visit the Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992-1995 to learn the harsh history of people’s suffering.
We continue on in the afternoon after lunch (not included in the price) to Međugorje, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site due to Virgin Mary of Međugorje. She allegedly made an appearance to six local children. See the church, town centre and climb up to Apparition Hill.
Return to Split after a fun-filled day and enjoy the rest of the evening.