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“Daytrip to Mostar from Dubrovnik”

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I really enjoyed our trip to Mostar, Bosnia from Dubrovnik. But I'd advise either going to Mostar and staying a night so you'll have longer there. It's the place, rather than this tour that was awesome.

Good points
1. They'll pick you up from your hotel in Dubrovnik if you're further out, or from the Hilton hotel near Pile Gate if you're staying in the old town.
2. You'll get a 1 hour walking tour of Mostar, including visiting an old mosque, the Turkish house and walking over the bridge.

Bad points
1. You have a guide with you on the bus just to take you to and from Mostar, and a local guide when you get there. Our bus guide was nice but wouldn't stop talking, for HOURS!!
2. Too many pointless breaks along the way - we needed more time in Mostar. The guided tour finishes and you need to quickly visit anywhere else, shop and have lunch somewhere - it wasn't long enough and I felt rushed.

But definitely visit Mostar - it's pretty, it's worth seeing the bullet holes in so many buildings and the amazing bridge.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We booked this tour online and while it wasn't the most exciting tour I've ever been it, it was still a worthwhile trip.

The tour guide was extremely well informed and for the entire drive over to Herzegovina, she explained about history, agriculture,lifestyle etc. of the Herzegovina people, as well as the Croatian people. We had one stop along the way to use the restroom (the souvenirs are cheaper here than in Dubrovnik), and another at ___(?) for a 20 minute break to explore the small town. There isn't much there – a mosque and some vendors, but their views are nice as you can look out over the river and there are some amazing roof lines.

Once we arrived in Mostar, we were given to our local tour guide, Boris. He was very friendly and he knew and everything about the history of the area (which is quite extensive!). We actually learned about the history of the area and its conflicts for a good 40 minutes in the parking lot before heading into the city. I felt that this was a little long as many of the dates and names didn't mean much to me, but those who were a little better versed on the subject seemed to really eat it up.
We then walked into town, over the old bridge (which was really slippery!), then to a few other sights. There were many, many other tour groups and at times it was difficult to hear the g8ide and we were pushed around by the other groups. (It;s not a big area at all). He also took us to the Turks House, which was nice and we got some more history here.
While the guide did know a lot he was not very jokey and he neglected to point out quirky interesting things along the way, which I always find to be the best part of any tour. We were told the guided tour would last 1 hours, but it was actually 2. We then had 1 hour free time, which we used to lunch. You won't need much more time to explore.

The bus ride back was pleasant and the guide made sure to ask us all about our experience in Mostar and what we ate and saw. She then gave us more information- this time about health care, pensions etc. We we're really well informed travelers!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The galleon Tirena looks amazing but is really just a mock up and with 200 people on board it is too overloaded and crowded. The crew do an amazing job considering; are cheerful as are the reps. They do charge for drinks except wine at lunchtime. Visits to two islands are too short really and they could provide a lot more information on them plus history etc. Bars on the islands are not welcoming; most strange considering they are dependent on tourism. Elite should do something about this; even consider sponsoring some bars. The beach at the last island is far too crowded; there were 4 other large tour boats at the same time. Hire of beach equipment expensive bearing in mind you only have a couple of hours.
Music via accordion on board is good fun.
It was a good day mainly because of the weather and such a beautiful part of the world. If you stay at Hotel Lapad don't take the coach to the boat. The coach takes 45 minutes via other hotels and it is only a 20 minute walk or 2 minute boat taxi!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good trip organized by Elite travel. Big boat, hot so crowded, 3languages speaking guides, live music on the boat, good lunch with a bottle of vine - I really enjoyed it!

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I booked three tours through Viator, and they all happened to be Elite. The first tour I took was a walking tour. As it happens, I was the only one on the tour, so I got a very personalized experience. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable, and I really enjoyed the tour.

The second tour I took was a trip to Mostar. There were 14 or so of us, and Mostar was a really interesting city. The tour guide was very funny, and tried to ensure we all had a good time. As we got to Mostar, we had a second tour guide that was local to Mostar and shared lots of great information without overloading us. We didn't have a lot of time for free time, but that is because that day there were some border issues that caused us t o spend more time getting across the border each way than normal.

The third tour was of Montenegro. This tour had roughly 50 people, but I suppose the stops in Montenegro weren't conducive to walking tours, so the larger group was ok. We went to a couple different stops, as well as a lunch stop for locally sourced cheese and prosciutto. There was one point where the giant coach bus was taken on a super windy road that had 1 1/2 lanes, so navigating with other cars going in the opposite directions proved that the driver was extremely skilled. It was quite the experience.

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