Day Tour

Crossroads of Religion and Culture (8 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Crossroads of Religion and Culture (8 Hours )

Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Strenuous

Description

This morning meet your English speaking driver at the hotel for your private transfer to Mostar, the unoffical capital of the region of Herzegovina. It is believed that before Herzegovina fell to the Ottomans, the settlement of Mostar had only 19 houses with a small suspension bridge that united both banks. The men that guarded this bridge were called „mostari“ (the bridge keepers) and it is presumed that the town is named after them.

Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide for a walking tour of the Old Town of Mostar. If there is any city in Europe that effortlessly straddles east and west, it is Mostar. You will walk along the Old Bridge and to Mostar’s cobbled Ottoman Quarter, which houses the city’s artists and craftsmen, as well as beautiful 16th – century mosques, museums and cafes. The old town that developed around the new stone bridge was completed by Dalmatian craftsmen in 1566. This oriental part of the city still preserves its old tradition of highly skilled craftsmen in metal engraving, painting and rug-weaving. During your tour, you will visit the Koski Mehmed pasa Mosque from 1671 and the Turkish House – one of the most representative monuments of the Ottoman residential architecture. The city was badly damaged during the 1990s military conflict and even the beautiful Old Bridge was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 2004 and again connects the banks of the Neretva River.

Afterwards, your guide and driver will take you to Međugorje, one of the most important catholic shrines in Europe. It was in the small village of Međugorje that on June 24th 1981 six local teenagers claimed that the Holy Virgin appeared and spoke to them. Since then, the village and its surroundings have become a significant pilgrimage site for pilgrims from all over the world. You will enjoy a brief overview tour of Međugorje with your guide. The place of the alleged vision, the Apparition Hill, is few miles from the village and is marked by a statue of the Virgin. The village’s main street leads to the St. James Church, the center of all religious activity with prayers in different languages.

After the tour meet your driver will take you back to Sarajevo.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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Croatia

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! the boat and skipper were perfect and the hotels were wonderful. Our two drivers were punctual and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Wonderful Tour Guide in Split

By: Lisa S


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

We recently ended a boat charter in Split and were greeted in port by such a wonderful guide and driver who whisked us away for an excellent tour of Diocletian's Palace. Our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was a joy to be with. She spoke perfect English and was able to maneuver around the large groups so that we never felt crowded or overwhelmed while touring the palace. She recommended a wonderful place for lunch after our tour which we enjoyed immensely.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer
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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The service was very good at the home we stayed at
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky
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50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP

By: SHELLY


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018

THE GUIDE WAS ON TIME AND SPOKE ENGLISH VERY WELL. OUR GUIDED TOUR WAS EXCELLENT.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman
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Croatia

By: Jud


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Martina was awesome to work with. Each tour guide and drivers were very friendly and informative. Was the best trip I’ve been on.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman
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Guide in Split

By: Anon


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

Excellent The Club arranged a wonderful half day quide for us who had great energy and charm.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Fantastic Partners

By: Shari


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Calvados partnered with my outstanding travel agent to create a seamless trip for my family in Croatia. We felt cared for every step of the way. They chose excellent guides and recommended beautiful "off the beaten path" places for us to visit and explore. They did a fantastic job!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington
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