Bridge as a witness of ancient times
Mostar, the town that lies on the river Neretva, is the economic, cultural, university, transport and tourist center of Herzegovina. The town was built around the old bridge, dating from 1566, near the former suspension bridge. The bridge is the main symbol of Mostar, one could say – its beating heart for centuries. The poet and Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić wrote “… From everything a man erects and builds in his life, in my eyes nothing is better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more holy, more general than the temples. They belong and are equal to everyone, useful, always built with a purpose, in the place where the largest number of human needs intersects, more persistent than other buildings and do not serve anything that is secret or evil. ”
The Mostar bridge is under the protection of UNESCO and represents the link between past and present, connecting different worlds in different times in the history. Nowadays, in June and July, the competition in jumping is held on the bridge, where the bravest can show their courage by diving off the bridge.
A walk through Mostar is actually a walk through time. In this town, the traces of the past are visible at every step. They are situated next to each other, leaning on each other, intertwined in a strange and remarkable symbiosis of incredible elements. Apart from the bridge, there is a Kriva Ćuprija (Crooked Bridge), the towers Tara and Halebija from the 17th century, the Sahat tower and the recent attraction from 2005 – a statue of Bruce Lee.
Počitelj is a village in the Čapljina municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The historic site of Počitelj is located on the left bank of the river Neretva, on the main Mostar to Metković road, and it is about 30 km. to the south of Mostar.
The village is built in a natural karst amphiteatre along the Neretva river. The walled town of Počitelj evolved in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Architecturally, the stone-constructed parts of the town are a fortified complex, in which two stages of evolution are evident: medieval, and Ottoman
Excursion itinerary goes like this but we allways listen to our passangers if somebody want to have more time no problem for us 🙂
The boarding of passengers on the pre-scheduled locations is foreseen from 07:30 to 08:00. At 09:30 we will reach the shore of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a short coffee break in duration of 15 minutes. At 10:00 we will start travelling to the border, which we will reach at 10:40. Follows the obligatory passport check and therefore you must have your travel documents with. At 11:00 we will have a short stop for visiting the village Počitelj and photo-break. Around 12:00 we will reach the town of Mostar, with sightseeing and lunch at the recommended local restaurant. Around 15:00 we will start travelling back to the town of Dubrovnik. At 15:45 we will arrive at the border, again with obligatory border control of the passengers. At 16:30 we will have a 15-minute break. The foreseen arrival to the town of Dubrovnik is around 17:30 – 18:30 and the clients will then be returned to their boarding locations.
Duration: 07:30 – 18:30
Tour guide in mini van included in price
Travel documents obligatory
Currency EUR and Convertible Mark