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Frane Vuka - Private Guide in Split

 Member Since 2012 

Medjugorje pilgrimage & Mostar city private tour

Private tour in Split, Mostar, Medjugorje

Tour Price : €520-720 Duration : 7-8 hours Languages: English - Italian - Croatian

"Oh, wayfarer from a distance,

If your heart dies for beauties,

Which goes beyond, neither knows neither sees,

For beauty that only the heaven hides down,

Come over and show you up

in my beautiful hometown..."

 

–  Aleksa Šantić  

 

This is an ideal trip for those who want to try something exotic and something else than that they are used to.

First, we will stop in Medjugorje:  Since 1981, in this small village in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world.

In Her own words, She tells us, "I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God". The following is an account of the beginning of the Apparitions.

On the 24th June 1981, on the hill known as Podbrdo (Apparition Hill) six children, Ivanka Ivankovic, Mirjana Dragicevic, Vicka Ivankovic, Ivan Dragicevic, Ivan Ivankovic and Milka Pavlovic saw a beautiful young Woman carrying a little child in her arms. They were frightened at what they saw and did not come closer, even though the Woman beckoned them closer. . . .

They knew this Woman was Our Lady. . .

Continuing for Mostar that for centuries has been a place where two different cultures meet: the western and the eastern one, as well as two different religions: Christianity and Islam. This is why you can see an interesting connection and mixture of civilization in the architecture, the customs and the life of the people of this old town, located on the river Neretva.

The bridge on the river, which gave this town the name, the bazaar, the mosques and a walk through Mostar will help you to feel the magic of the orient! Driving from Split we'll have a chance to cross the border between Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina where the city of Mostar is situated. It is thanks to the river Neretva that Mostar was able to develop as a city in the desert-like landscape of Herzegovina. Neretva’s size turned Mostar very early into a trading center of the region. Mostar got its name after that same Bridge, or more precisely after the bridge keepers. They used to guard the bridge and were called “Mostari”, thereby the city got its name. Mostar’s population in 2003 was 105,448. With its hot summers and mild winters, Mostar is also one of Europe’s sunniest cities.

What makes this city known is its famous bridge. The Old Bridge was built by the Ottoman empire in 1565. It was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who had succeeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva river with a single span stone bridge. A unique place with a unique bridge. Mostar is like a painting, and the bridge is the star. Arching over the green water, it forms the center of the old town and the focal point for every restaurant, vista, and patio in the vicinity. The Old Bridge, the Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque and the spectacular view from its Minaret will not be the only things you'll be surprised with... The eventful bazaar, Bosnian cuisine, and the local cordiality will make an unforgettable journey...

Feel free to contact me for all of your wishes, plans and whatever is up to your mind… It's up to me to fulfill your imagination...

Tour price includes:
- tour arranging and planning costs
- a private experienced licensed tour guide
- travel costs (where needed) and taxes
- air-conditioned transportation
- fuel
- tolls
- parking costs

Extras:
- entrance fees
- meals

Price:
1 - 4 participants: 520 EURO
5 - 7 participants: 720 EURO

It will not be a problem to accommodate bigger groups. Please contact me and I'll customize a tour suitable to your needs...

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €520-720
Duration: 7-8 hours
Group Size: 1-7 tourists
Languages: English - Italian - Croatian
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Croatia, Mostar, Neretva, Split