Mostar and Medjugorje tour is a daily tour from Sarajevo to the most crucial city in Herzegovina – Mostar and one of the biggest Roman-catholic pilgrimage sites in Europe – Međugorje.
This tour starts in the morning from Sarajevo and continues to the beautiful Herzegovina region.
On our way to Mostar and Medjugorje, we will stop in Konjic – a small but beautiful town famous for its Ottoman-era bridge. In Konjic we can drink Bosnian coffee in a lovely place with an amazing panorama of the Neretva river.
Later on, we are heading to Mostar. Mostar is a city of stone on stone, the historical, political, scientific and cultural centre of Herzegovina that lies at the foot of the slopes of Velez Mountain, in Neretva River valley. In Mostar, you will see the famous UNESCO Old Bridge of Mostar and some interesting landmarks of this city.
The next destination is Medjugorje – an important catholic pilgrimage site where Virgin Mary appeared in 1981 for the first time. By visiting Apparition Hill and St. James Church you will understand why Medjugorje is considered to be one of the most spiritual places on earth.
On our way to Mostar and Medjugorje, we will have a short visit to the old part of Konjic. Konjic is known for The Old Stone Bridge, which was connecting the banks of the Neretva river for centuries, since 1682. This lasted until WW2, when it was destroyed by German occupiers, during the withdrawal of their troops.
It was reconstructed in 2009, and it became a symbol of this charming little town again. In Konjic we can drink Bosnian coffee in a lovely place with an amazing panorama of the Neretva river and a lovely Ottoman bridge.
The next stop is Jablanica, where you will find a famous bridge that the Partisans blew up in order to trick Fascist troops during WW2. You will hear the amazing history of this bridge and one of the most famous battles in the Balkans in WW2 – “Battle on River Neretva”.
After a visit to Jablanica, we arrive at Medjugorje. Over there you will experience one of the most spiritual and peaceful places on earth. One of the best descriptions of Medjugorje we have ever heard is: “Medjugorje is a place where Heaven touches the earth”. After visiting Medjugorje we are sure you will agree.
The messages attributed to Our Lady of Medjugorje have a strong following among Catholics worldwide. Medjugorje has become one of the most visited pilgrimage sites for Catholics in the world and has turned into Europe’s third most important apparition site, where each year more than 1 million people visit.
It has been estimated that 30 million pilgrims have come to Medjugorje since the reputed apparitions began in 1981. Many have reported visual phenomena in Medjugorje including the sun spinning in the sky or changing colour and figures such as hearts and crosses around the sun.
The St. James’s Church is the central place of worship in Medjugorje where you can attend masses in different languages.
After the visit to the church, we will proceed to see a unique, copper Statue of Jesus.
Later on, we proceed to the most spiritual site in Medjugorje – the Apparition Hill. This is where for the first time Lady of Medjugorje appeared and spoke.
Along the path, a wooden cross marks the site where the Virgin made the first call to peace. More to the top of the hill, you will find the statue of Lady Mary, right on the place of the first apparition. Surely, this is a place like no other, a piece of heaven on earth, where you can be completely dedicated to prayer.
After the visit to Medjugorje, we continue north to Mostar.
A city of stone, historical, political, scientific and cultural centre of Herzegovina lies at the foot of the slopes of Velez Mountain, in the Neretva River valley.
Mostar was one of the most destroyed cities during the war in Bosnia. Today it still has enough preserved architecture which speaks to the rich cultural past of this city. Our guide will accompany you to the Old Town. This is where you will find the famous bridge and the largest concentration of historic and cultural sights.
By far, the most famous attraction here is the Old Bridge, built-in 1566 according to the plans of Hayruddin. He was the great Turkish builder of the 16th c. This amazing bridge has entered UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
It’s the beating heart of the city, a strong iconic symbol of its history, one of the country’s most recognizable landmarks. The bridge is 24m high and you will frequently see members of the Mostar Diving Club dive off the bridge. The practise dates back to the time the bridge was built.
We will also see the Crooked Bridge – the oldest arch bridge in Mostar. Besides that, we will see Hamam – a Turkish bath. It is the only Turkish bath still existing in Mostar and one of the few remaining examples in the whole of Herzegovina.
Our last stop is Kosqi Mehmed-paša Mosque, famous for its beautiful, original ornamentation from the 17th century. Surely, an interesting fact for tourists is that they can climb mosque’s minaret, and see the most beautiful panorama. After that, you have some free time in Mostar to enjoy this enchanting place on your own before we leave Mostar and continue to Sarajevo.
This amazing tour packed a lot of sights into 10 hours. We really enjoyed it, especially having Nidal with us to converse throughout the day. I thoroughly appreciate his presence with us
Adnan, our tour guide picked up exactly on schedule from our Hotel, the moment we got into the car he made us welcome, as well as comfortable. We had three stops on the way to Medugorje. Adnan is an excellent experienced guide and was explaining in details to all the questions my husband I asked him, the history of the Place events incidents.
We had a memorable trip with loads of memories and we look forward to visit Bosnia again and for sure to meet Adnan and utilize his services.
Adnan was extremely patient/ well mannered and great knowledge which indeed is a great asset for travelers.
Beauty scenery, informative conversation with our guide on the war history .
I highly recommend this tour for it takes us to places while without a car would be impossible for us. Our guide is Tzan, a caring and competent guide. It is a 10 hours trip and he must be exhausted to drive us around the whole day. We enjoy the whole tour very much. And We enjoy his company.
I’m usually not a fan of organized tours, I usually prefer to read up on the place and go by myself. This is one of the exceptions. I’m so glad I went! Our guide (Emin) was a wealth of knowledge, he was so knowledgeable and none of my many questions went unanswered. We left on time, the van was comfortable we restaurant we stopped at had Bosnian food that was so good I wanted to get take away for the next day. All of the staff I met were very professional and helpful.
Had an amazing trip. All the places were incredibly beautiful.
Jasmin was an excellent guide, who knew all about history and current political affairs, but had also the most heartwarming personality. You could feel that she’s passionate about improving life in Bosnien-Hercegovina, which is admirable.