We start the day with a drive along the Adriatic Road, hugging the spectacular Peljesac peninsula. This leads towards a narrow portion of Adriatic coast belonging to Bosnia and Herzegovina where we'll pass the small town of Neum. Admire the fertile Neretva river delta as we journey on to the village of Opuzen where the road turns inland towards the interior of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We'll reach Pocitelj, a mystical settlement harbouring a stunning ancient Turkish fortification. After a photo stop, we continue the drive, following the Neretva river all the way to Mostar, a town famous for its historic bridge which was rebuilt in 2004 following its destruction in the last war. A guided tour will reveal all the town's highlights, visit the oriental quarter with its fascinating old bazaar, browse picturesque shops and artisanal workshops, admire the mosque and the typical Turkish architecture.
On the way back we will explore Ston and Mali Ston. Ston and its smaller sister settlement known as Mali Ston are situated on the entry point to the Peljesac Peninsula on the southern Croatian Adriatic coastline. Historically, Ston was an important salt-producing town, strategically positioned along the shore and aligned with important trade routes. The town was so significant for the Ragusa Republic that they ordered one of the longest fortifications in Europe to be built here, a 3.4-mile defence wall which is still standing today. The salt production also continues to this day and Ston has since evolved into a popular foodie destination, renowned for its exquisite locally-sourced mussels and oysters.