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Mostar: Day Trips and Tours from Dubrovnik

Explore breathtaking scenery as you journey to the UNESCO-listed town of Mostar. Cross over the border from Croatia to Bosnia-Herzegovina, then enjoy a guided walking tour of Mostar’s historic Old Town.

Explore the narrow cobbled streets and haggle at the Old Bazaar. Visit the old reconstructed bridge ‘Stari Most’, that spans the Neretva River, and the famous Mostar Mosque on a Mostar day trip from Dubrovnik.

You will find below all you need to know about Mostar, one of the most fascinating destination for day trips from Dubrovnik.

How to get to Mostar from Dubrovnik

The town of Mostar is located in Bosnia-Herzegovina, around 130 kilometers north of Dubrovnik. It can be reached by car or bus in a couple of hours. As you cross the Croatian border into Bosnia-Herzegovina, make sure you bring a valid passport.

From Dubrovnik to Mostar by car

The shortest route from Dubrovnik to Mostar by car is around 130 kilometers and takes approximately 2.5 hours. Take the D8 coastal road out of Dubrovnik, followed by the 6232, which will take you over the border into Bosnia-Herzegovina. Follow the M6 and M17.3 to Mostar.

From Dubrovnik to Mostar by bus

The fastest and most recommended bus route to Mostar starts from Dubrovnik Central. Different operators travel this route, and the journey duration is 3 hours 15 minutes to 3 hours 45 minutes. Fares cost €9 to €23 depending on the operator.

Guided day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik

One of the easiest ways to see the region is on a Mostar day trip from Dubrovnik. Explore Mostar and popular nearby destinations, including the Kravice Waterfalls, on a single-day excursion.

These tours take the hassle out of traveling and usually include hotel pickup and drop-off and a local professional guide to show you around.

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What is the typical itinerary of a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik?

You will meet your English-speaking tour guide at your hotel or a convenient city center meeting point around 7 AM. Depart Dubrovnik in a minivan or bus and enjoy a scenic drive along the spectacular Adriatic coastline.

You will then travel inland and cross the border from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina — be sure to bring a valid passport with you.

The first stop is usually the Kravice Waterfalls. You can spend an hour enjoying the spectacular waterfall views and exploring the Kravice Nature Park before continuing to Mostar.

Upon arrival in Mostar, you will discover scenic destinations along the cobbled streets of the historic Old Town on a three-hour guided tour. You’ll visit some of its famous landmarks, including the Stari Most bridge, the mosque and the Old Bazaar. You can also see stunning views of the Elaphite Islands in the distance.

Some tours take you directly to Mostar and then stop off at Kravice Waterfalls on the return journey to Dubrovnik or visit Mostar en route to other destinations.

After your memorable adventure, you will return to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at the same location as your pick-up.

What kinds of tours are available to go to Mostar?

There are several types of tours to Mostar from Dubrovnik. Most day trips include a visit to the Kravice Waterfalls. In Mostar, guided tours of the Old Town usually include admission fees to museums which are included in the tour.

Other popular locations on some of these tours include Medjugorje, once an important Catholic pilgrimage town, Pocitelj, a medieval site that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Neum, the only town on the Bosnia-Herzegovina coastline.

Full-day group tour to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls from Dubrovnik

Led by an English-speaking guide, this trip Includes transport to and from Mostar, a traditional coffee stop in the coastal town of Neum, a visit to the Kravice Waterfalls and a guided tour of Mostar’s Old Town.

Entrance to the waterfalls is not usually included in the tour price.

Small-group tour to Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls from Dubrovnik

These small-group tours offer a more intimate experience and usually include pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.

These tours are in groups of up to eight participants and include a professional driver guide and all transport for your day trip from Dubrovnik.

Entrance fees to the Kravice Waterfalls are usually not included in the tour price.

Full-day tour to Mostar and Medjugorje from Dubrovnik

This small group tour with a maximum of 15 participants includes visits to the town of Pocitelj and the popular pilgrimage town of Medjugorje en route to Mostar.

Private Tour to Mostar, Pocitelj and Medjugorje from Dubrovnik

These exclusive tours are for a maximum of four people and Include private transport and a professional English-speaking driver guide. Tour the picturesque towns of Mostar, Pocitelj and Medjugorje at your own pace on these personalized tours. Some tours may also visit the Kravice Waterfalls.

How much does a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik cost?

Full-day guided tours from Dubrovnik to Mostar vary, depending on the type of tour. Small group tours and private guided tours can be more expensive than larger group tours.

Group day trips to Mostar from Dubrovnik generally cost from €40–€60 per person. This includes smaller and larger group tours and those that visit other places, such as Pocitelj and Medjugorje.

Private guided tours to Mostar from Dubrovnik cost from €350 to €550 per group of three to four people and include hotel pickup and drop-off, private transport and a guide and driver.

What will you see and do on a Mostar day trip from Dubrovnik?

As you travel from Dubrovnik to the Croatia border, the coastal scenery is quite spectacular. Many day tours stop off at the town of Neum for coffee, which is the only town on Bosnia Herzegovina’s 20-kilometer stretch of the Adriatic coastline.

You’ll then visit the Kravice Waterfalls, a vast cascade reaching heights of 25 meters on the Trebizat River, just 40 kilometers from Mostar.

The day's highlight is exploring Mostar, a city on the banks of the Neretva River. You’ll take a guided tour of Mostar’s UNESCO-listed Old Town here. The historic neighborhood is a joy to explore with its maze of narrow cobbled streets full of small shops and market stalls.

Visit some of Mostar’s famous landmarks, including the 16th Century Old Bridge, known locally as Stari Most, and its museum, which tells the story of the bridge’s long history. There’s also the Mostar Mosque, and you can climb the narrow staircase to the top for breathtaking views of the city below.

Other historical treasures in the Old Town include the Old Bazaar, where you’ll have time to bargain for souvenirs and stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

Some tours visit the Kravice Waterfalls on the way to Mostar, while others take visitors to see the falls after exploring the Old Town.

Other regularly visited locations include the Catholic pilgrimage town of Medjugorje, famous since 1981 when it’s said that the Virgin Mary appeared there on Apparition Hill. There’s also the 15th-century UNESCO-listed town of Pocitelj, an open-air museum on the banks of the Neretva River.

When is the best time to visit Mostar?

The best time to visit Mostar is in May, June and September when the weather is warm, and there are fewer crowds. It can rain in April and October, so avoid visiting at those times unless you like visiting when it’s at its most tranquil.

Are there any tours to Mostar from other cities in Croatia?

Yes, there are tours departing from other cities in Croatia:

Travel tips

  • Remember your passport —  you will need it to cross the border from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Most tours do not include meals or drinks, so take snacks and water with you and some cash to buy refreshments and souvenirs while on tour.
  • Though not the official currency, Euros are widely accepted in Mostar.
  • Your guided walking tour of Mostar is up to three hours long, so wear comfortable walking shoes or trainers.
  • If you want to dive off Stari Most (Old Bridge), you will need to learn how to dive at the town diver’s club – this is at a fee.