Mostar & Počitelj – where the west meets the Orient

a full-day trip

Mostar & Počitelj – where the west meets the Orient



The historic town of Mostar is the most beautiful town in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Old Bridge area and Mostar's Old Town are listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Mostar is a bilingual town, a place where the East meets the West, divided by the Neretva River.

The historic town of Mostar, which spreads over the deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Počitelj is an oriental-style village, located about a half-an-hour drive from Mostar. From Počitelj you can reach the Adriatic Sea in less than 30km, by taking the M-17 highway in the direction of the south.

This unique settlement, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was recently reconstructed, which helped bring the village back to its original form. Besides its stunning oriental architecture and an Ottoman feel, Počitelj is the place with the longest-operating art colony in southeast Europe.

A trip starts with a scenic ride from Dubrovnik along the coast and all the way to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After enjoying the view of the picturesque Neretva valley, we stop for a tour of the village of Počitelj, and then continue driving to Mostar. In Mostar, you visit the Old Town with the Old Bridge and the Old Bazar.

A full-day private tour of Mostar and Počitelj includes an English-speaking driver/guide and a local guide in Mostar. Lunch at a traditional restaurant is optional.


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