FK Velež v HŠK Zrinjski

For the absolute enthousiast we offer this unique, exclusive trip to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2019 Velez returned to the top league which means the return of the second city derby of the country. Definitely one to experience. A rivalry on high voltage. The beautiful city of Mostar will be fully controlled by the derby, dividing the city in two with the Neretva river as separation between the two sides. This trip has limited availability.

Mostar

Mostar is founded in the 13th century and thrives as a trading city in the Ottoman empire. Thanks to its strategic location the city is the connection between the Balkans and the Adriatic sea. In 1566 the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) is completed. During the civil war in 1993, the bridge is completely destroyed. Thanks to Turkey, Stari Most is rebuild en opened again in 2004 and is now UNESCO world heritage. The bridge and the Neretva river are still separating East and West, which makes it also the separation between the Croats and Bosniaks. The small, historical city center is definitely worth the visit.

More than a neighborly fight

As said, this is a rivalry on high voltage. Zrinjski was forbidden after the second World War, because of its Crotian origins. Croatia cooperated with nazi-Germany at that time. The club returned after the civil war in the nineties and they were assigned to play in the stadium of Velez. Not only because it is situated in the Croatian part of the city, but also as some sort of revenche. So Velez had to find themselves a new home ground and as they were opposing fascism, their rivalry with Zrinjski has much more to it than just a neighborly fight.

Your travel details

This 4-dat trip includes:

  • You will stay in a 3-star hotel in central Mostar
  • In case of a one person booking a surcharge of € 100,- applies
  • Match day: visiting the Mostar Derby
  • Visit the unique Stadion Gospin Dolac in Imotski (at the border of Croatia and Bosnia)
  • Visit Kravica waterfalls close to Mostar
  • Hosted by one of our Away Days specialists together with our local host
  • Local transportation by minibus
A special football trip available for a limited amount of football enthousiasts. Book your Away Days trip now!

IMPORTANT:The starting point of this trip is Split (Croatia) or Sarajevo (Bosnia) to go on by minibus towards Mostar. A minimum of 6 people is required for this trip. As soon as the minimum number of people is reached, we will inform you which city will be the starting point so you will be able to book your flight ticket. If you need help booking your flight ticket, let us know.

Fierce rivalry

What does it feel like to see your home get taken by your rivals? This is not only a rivalry which divides a city, but is special and unique in many aspects. Get ready for a great derby at a beautiful decor.

Cultural heritage

The city center with the famous bridge is world heritage by UNESCO. A city that has suffered, but slowly starts showing all her beauty again. Discover the ancient side as well as the modern street art.

Stadion Gospin Dolac

At the border of Bosnia and Croatia you will find on the Worlds most beautifu stadiums: Stadion Gospin Dolac. You can admire this ground from every angle and is very close to Mostar. We are going for a visit.

Natural wonder

Close to Mostar you can find one of Bosnia's natural wonders: de waterfalls of Kravica. An ideal place for relaxation or a refreshing dive after a thrilling derby day. This beauty is hidden between the woods and we will take you there for a swim.

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Away Days Football Travel provides customized hand picked football trips for a carefree experience. But we understand that a certain amount of flexibility gives your the extra travel comfort. 

  • The match ticket(s) and additional activities mentioned in the travel itinerary are included. If activities are not included they will be stated as ‘optional’. You are not obliged to participate these activities.
  • Hotel nights are included within the mentioned travel duration. Breakfast is included as well. If you want to stay longer at the destination, we are happy to help you with an additional stay at any accommodation you prefer. Please share your preferences.
  • In case of an one person booking a surcharge applies. The amount of the surcharge is mentioned in the travel itinerary.
  • Tourist tax is included. In any case tourist tax is excluded, ask for. an invoice of your payment and share it with is. We will reimburse your. expenses. 
  • Guidance by an Away Days Football Travel specialist is included, mostly in combination with a local host  to. provide you will all the necessary information, backgrounds and most important the best (football) experience possible. 
  • If additional aspects are included like airport  transfer, local transportation, diner e.g. are included, it will be mentioned in your travel itinerary.
  • Flights are not included unless mentioned otherwise. We want to provide our travelers with the possibility to choose the airport and flight of their liking.  Of course we can help you with finding the right flight or other travel option to the  booked destination. Budget flying is certainly an option. If we book the flight for you, we charge an addition € 15,- per person per flight.  
  • Tip: always buy your tickets directly with the airliners. 
  • If you book a flight, always check how much hand bagage is allowed on board  of the flight, especially with. budget airliners.  Regulations and surcharges change regularly, same as the allowed size of your hand luggage. 
  • Consider a cancellation insurance on your flight ticket. They are usually not covered in your regular travel insurance. 
  • Match tickets are always guaranteed, even is a match is postponed. Changes in the fixture schedule can have the consequence that a match is scheduled outside your traveling period. When it happens, we will discuss alternative options with you or change your traveling period so you will be able to attend the desired match. This is only possible if your trip has not started yet. 
  • A travel and cancellation insurance are not included. Check the coverage of your insurance before you go on a trip, especially if you plan to take expensive equipment with you like a camera. 
  • Check the coverage of your medical insurance in foreign countries before going on a trip. 
  • Our Algemene Voorwaarden apply on all our offered football trips.
  • A minimal deposit payment of € 50,- per person (€ 300,- per person for trips outside Europe) is mandatory for finishing your booking or reservation. After receiving the deposit payment, your booking or reservation is guaranteed. If we have more reservations than availability for a football trip, the booking date is decisive wether you will participate or not. If not, your reservation will apply for the next available trip to the desired destination.  

Will you join us on this trip?

Share your passion, broaden your cultural horizons. For football fans, by football fans!

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