Sheva's Free Walking Tour of Mostar: Explore the Past, Understand our Present

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Registered on February 06, 2020

I was born and raised in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over the course of over 40 years, I have experienced the many changes which have occurred in my country. I grew up in Yugoslavia. I came of age during its violent dissolution during the wars of the 1990s and fought for my country. I have witnessed and felt the changes that followed the country's early years of independence. One thing that has not changed is my love for Mostar - the people, place, and culture. I channeled this love, knowledge, and experience into the development of Sheva Walking Tours. Our tours are immersive and engaging, with the goal of not just presenting our past, but explaining the present from a local perspective and with the hope of dispelling the misconceptions associated with Mostar and the greater Balkan region. Sheva Walking Tours is a small but growing team of passionate guides who are looking forward to sharing our hometown - past and present - with you. While we offer a range of private tours, our Free Walking Tour of Mostar is our most popular walking tour of Mostar. Currently, four local guides - Sevko, Haris, Mirjana, and Arnela - are leading Sheva's Free Walking Tours of Mostar with another team member working behind the scenes! We are dedicated to providing memorable and meaningful experiences that are accessible and welcome to all visitors, regardless of budget or background. Walk with us for an insiders perspective of Mostar!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Experience Mostar through the eyes of an insider who brings the city’s past to life so that you can understand its present! Sheva Walking Tours is the recipient of the Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice award for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023!  

Join Sheva Walking Tours for a Free Tour of Mostar. Sheva's Free Walking Tour of Mostar explores over 600 years of history, architecture, and culture and explains the dissolution of Yugoslavia, recent wars and current socio-political context. We include our favorite anecdotes and stories and provide you with a local’s perspective on food and entertainment that you shouldn’t miss while you are visiting Mostar!

Sheva's Free Walking Tour explores both the historic center and its periphery, visiting many sites including:

- Crooked Bridge

- Old Bridge

- Diving Club

- Kujundziluk

- Traditional Copper Workshop

- Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

- Osman Dikic Mausoleum

- Pedestrian Bridge

- Bulevar (front line)

- Old Gymnasium

- Spanish Square

- Sniper Tower

- City Hall

- Murals

...and best places to eat, drink, and visit in Mostar and its surroundings!

Our tours respond to guests' individual interests and questions about Mostar. We won't shy away from difficult questions and because we are independently operated, our tours are not scripted – our only agenda is to provide you with a balanced and compelling narrative of Mostar.

Our guides love their hometown and we look forward to sharing it with you. Walk with us!

Please Note:

This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
The tour is at least 2.5 hours long and during the summer, it is extremely hot. If you are traveling as a family, we recommend our shorter Free Tour, The Heart of Mostar. Alternatively, booking a private tour can allow your guide to accommodate your family's individual needs whether its an interest in a specific topic or a bathroom break for a child.

Free Tours require a minimum number of walkers to operate. If that minimum is not met, a tour may be cancelled; however, we will always have a representative of Sheva Walking Tours to meet you at the meeting spot if you have made a booking.

In the event of heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions, we reserve the right to cancel a tour. This is due to safety concerns. The cobblestones are very slippery and we do not want our guests to injure themselves.

Arrive on time to the tour! You guide will stay in the meeting spot at the Hamam Museum for a few minutes and then head out to the next stop. Once the tour has begun, your guide will not interrupt it.

We require a valid phone number to verify your reservation. This helps to prevent fraudulent bookings. Providing a fake phone number may result in the cancellation of your booking!

If you are uncertain of the exact day of your visit to Mostar, please only make only one reservation rather than booking multiple tours over multiple days. In the event that your arrival to Mostar changes at the last minute, attempt to cancel and rebook or contact us through the Guruwalk messaging system.  

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  • Meeting point:
    8RQ7+3G4, Rade Bitange, Mostar 88000,...
    8RQ7+3G4, Rade Bitange, Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    We meet in the open space in front of the Turkish Hamam Museum in Old Town - just a two minute walk to the Old Bridge. Your guide will be wearing a Sheva Walking Tours t-shirt or item with the Sheva Walking Tours logo and be wearing a guide badge.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Michelle 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Sheva is from Mostar and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I am grateful for his sharing in such a professional way. It was good to get a local perspective on things we only read on superficial level.
Denise 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Excellent tour full of history and beauty of mostar and a real eye opener on the horrors of recent history. Highly recommended.
Mary 19 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Brill tour of Mostar. 2.5 hours flew by listening to amazing history. Would highly recommend this tour.
Juliane 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Sheva tried to explain the complex war very well. It got me hooked- I will definitely read more about it. We were a group of 16 - all were fascinated I think
Malwina 18 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
The tour was very interesting. The guide is well known in the city and experienced in many ways and he is happy to share all of that. Informative tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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