Lufthansa offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Sarajevo. The scenic train ride from Sarajevo to Mostar takes about three hours and costs roughly $6.50 one way.
WHERE TO STAY
Spotless and friendly hotel seconds from Stari Most. Summer rooms start at $65, $70 with breakfast.
Villa Anri Mostar
Brace Dukica 4
Cozy hotel in Old Town with a nice rooftop terrace. Summer rooms start at $85, including breakfast.
WHERE TO EAT
Restoran Hindin Han
You’ll need a reservation for dinner at this popular restaurant in summer, but in winter you’ll have the place to yourself. Skip the homemade Bosnian wine and order the dirt-cheap local Mostarsko beer instead. Entrees $7 to $13.
Adema Buca 42
The best burek in town, available in several varieties. Don’t miss the surprisingly delicious potato option. A slice starts at only 30 cents.
This friendly restaurant is a great place to try bey soup, a traditional dish with chicken and okra, or local trout. Entrees $5 to $11.
WHAT TO DO
Almira Travel Agency Walking Tour
Mala Tepa 9
Offers two-hour walking tours of Old Town and the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque. Prices start at $26 for one person; rate goes down for larger groups.
Offers all-day trips to Kravica Waterfalls that include a stop at the Catholic pilgrimage site of Medjugorje. From $20 per person, five-person minimum.
Historical and archaeological artifacts from Herzegovina’s multicultural past. A section is specifically devoted to Stari Most and includes footage of the bridge’s destruction in 1993. Monday-Friday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. About $2.60.