Dubrovnik, Mostar, Split (optional Konavle, Mali Ston, Cavtat, Sarajevo, Stolac, Vjetrenica Caves, Hutovo Blato, Tekija)
This 5-day, 4 nights tour presents travelers with the rare opportunity to discover two different cultures within only four days. This tour will maximize any travelers’ time in either Dubrovnik or Split by blending the highlights of the Dalmatian coast with magical locations around Bosnia and Herzegovina. History buffs, photographers and nature lovers will revel in discoveries around the Dubrovnik Riviera; from the beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries and forts that have been protected for centuries by the city walls of the Old Town in Dubrovnik, to charming villages in Konavle region and local traditions, there is so much to see and experience here. Travelers will get to learn about traditional silk yarn production, enjoy live music during a vivacious dinner hosted in a local village and enjoy some delicious shellfish on a boat in Mali Ston.
Equally captivating, Balkan’s most famous bridge arches over the Neretva River in Mostar, accompanied by narrow alleys humming with restaurants and cafes. Winding road to Sarajevo affords striking landscape panoramas of the Neretva Canyon, while remarkable Ottoman architecture in Stolac and Tekija monastery built by River Buna source stand to tell about the long history of the region. Vjeternica caves, the largest cave system in Bosnia and Herzegovia and bird reserve Hutovo Blato are just another reason not to miss visiting this area.
Back in Croatia, Split, a city that grew around the Diocletian’s Palace, is now the largest city in Dalmatia. History and modern day trends blend seamlessly on Split’s busy streets and popular riva promenade. Nearby is Trogir, an isle city, protected by UNESCO, and area rich in local delicacies and vineyards.