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Sarajevo ⇄ Belgrade UNESCO Full Day Tour – Transfer (via East Bosnia and West Serbia)

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12 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8 persons
(private, bigger/smaller group bookings available at all time)
Tour Overview

Sarajevo and Belgrade, once capitals of ex Yugoslav Republics, two cities which Sarajevo Funky Tours today has brought together much closer by developing a stunning full day connecting tour, which is logically connecting and covering regions of Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina and West Serbia.

This is Sarajevo & Belgrade connecting door to door day tour, which covers 7 most amazing destinations in East Bosnia and West Serbia. We visit Borak UNESCO necropolis, Višegrad with its UNESCO pearl of Mehmed-paša Sokolović bridge, Dobruni monastery, Šargan Eight train, National Park Tara and House on Drina. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Belgrade or the other way around. Regardless of your start/end destination, we always do the full itinerary.

This tour can go from Sarajevo to Belgrade or opposite way, but in this particular itinerary we will focus on direction from Sarajevo to Belgrade.

Departure & Return Location

This is door to door connecting tour, meaning we pick you up with your luggage, and drop you off at your address.

Departure Time & Availability

Availability (365 days in a year):

  • Every day at 8 AM (from Sarajevo & Belgrade)

To keep the tour personality and flexibility on high level we limit shared tour groups up to 8 persons. However, if you are bigger/smaller group and prefer to book private tour, it is no problem at all. Please reach us via Enquiry Form and we shall organize private Sarajevo to Belgrade or vice versa from Belgrade to Sarajevo tour, with maximum attention to every detail.


  • Experienced Tour Guide and Driver
  • All Transportation in 8 seater AC vansOpel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito vans
  • Free Pickup & Drop Off (Door to Door)This is door to door transfer, so free pickup and drop off is standard procedure
  • Maximum Group Size 8 PersonsWe prefer small groups and high value personal experiences
  • Group Discounts & Seasonal PricingNavigate through our Booking Form by entering date and number of persons to get the exact quote
  • Free Cancellation24hr prior - No charge
  • All Entrance FeesDrina River Cruise, Šargan Train Ride, Drvengrad Entrance Fee, Mokra Gora Nature Park Tax


  • Lunch and other Food ExpensesUsual cost of lunch on this day tour is around 7/8 EUR per person
  • TippingIn our country, tipping is not mandatory, and it depends only on guests' happiness and satisfaction :)
  • Private Tour All tours are shared, unless specifically agreed as private in advance

Good to Know

  • Infant Seats AvailableAvailable on request, but with limited availability.
  • Moderate Amount of WalkingTour is suitable for anyone of almost any fitness level
  • Amazing Panorama Views trough the whole dayExpect to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Bosnia and Serbia can offer
  • Walking Shoes RecommendedSome parts of the tour require walking on uneven terrain
  • Bottled Water & Snack RecommendedPossible to refill along the way
  • Šargan Train is Closed During the Winter Period (31/10 to 1/04)Subject to Inquiry - during the Christmas holidays it operates
  • Itinerary During the Winter is Slightly ChangedIf you are deciding to travel during the winter period, you can expect slight itinerary change

Cancellation Policy

  • 24h Prior - No Charge

Important Notice

MUST HAVE VALID PASSPORT (We are crossing International border between Bosnia and Serbia, so please check up in advance for visa requirements, and if you are able to enter Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Reverse Itinerary from Belgrade to Sarajevo is from Stop 7 to 1
Stop 1
Stećci Unesco Necropolis
Understand medieval Bosnian Kingdom
Stop 2
Visit UNESCO site of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, Drina River Cruise and Andrićgrad
Stop 3
Dobrun Monastery
Learn about Orthodox history of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stop 4
Šargan Eight Train
Go back in time with 76mm rail road train (aka. Bosnische Spurweite)
Stop 5
Explore Emir Kusturica's town
Stop 6
Tara National Park
Visit Banjska Stena, the most amazing viewpoint in Serbia along with amazing short hike in the pine forrest
Stop 7
House on Drina
House on the rock in the middle of Drina river

Please Note

By far, per listed itinerary (7 stops), this is the most diverse connecting day tour between Sarajevo and Belgrade. Having tons of beautiful stops and outbound costs, always aiming at great travellers experiences, this tour in comparison to other means of travel, is the best optimised cost-benefit service you can get on the market. We guarantee it.

Among other outbound costs mentioned, such as Šargan Eight train ride or visit to Drvengrad village, we can’t pass by and skip beautiful Drina river cruise or visit National Park Tara.

Simply, perception of grandiosity of the UNESCO site of Mehmed Paša Sokolović bridge, can’t be experienced by just walking across it, and taking few photos from a side. You must go under it. In the same time, at Višegrad, we enjoy to help local boat businesses thrive.

National Park Tara’s most beautiful viewpoint is not accessible by asphalt road, part of it is macadam. We don’t mind detouring several tens of kilometres, and putting bit more amortisation on our vehicles and gas costs, for our guests, to probably once in the lifetime, enjoy the amazing views from Banjska Stena.

If you ever get into situation where you are comparing products on the market, please don’t judge them by the price only, take a deeper look into what you get in return, aka: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

What to Expect
STOP 1: Borak Stećci UNESCO Necropolis (30min)

After departing Sarajevo in the morning 7.45 AM we’ll take approx. 45min ride to reach Rogatica and first stop of the day, Borak Stećci necropolis near the Burati village. This hidden gem deep in the misty forests of East Bosnia just recently inscribed as UNESCO World heritage, so we surely make a visit there. We will discover unique history of Medieval Bosnian Kingdom and figure out why these block of limestone are scattered all around Bosnia and Herzegovina. The necropolis is bit hidden in the forest so bit of hiking is required to find them.

Borak Stecak UNESCO Necropolic near Rogatica
Borak - UNESCO Stećak Necropolis
STOP 2: Višegrad – UNESCO site of Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge & Andrićgrad (1.30h)

Later, we ride for one more hour, through mountain parts of Bosnia before we meet up with turquoise Drina river canyon, and arrive to Višegrad.

Višegrad is home to UNESCO heritage too, an Ottoman time bridge built in 1577. by the Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasa Sokolović. The UNESCO summary: “The unique elegance of proportion and monumental nobility of the property as a whole bear witness to the greatness of this style of architecture.” is definitely reason to visit such a beautiful place.

Mehmed Pasa Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad in Eastern Bosnia
Mehmed Pasa Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad

The book: “Bridge Over Drina” by Bosnian and Travnik born, World famous Nobel Prize winner, Yugoslav writer Ivo Andrić ,has given most of the glory to this amazing place and we surely recommend you to read this novel before coming to this region and for this tour. This way you can better understand historical importance of this area in regard to a local but as well to a global aspect.

As soon as we see the Bridge and take the river cruise through amazingly green Drina river, we’ll explore stone town of Andrićgrad (eng.Andrić town). Small, stone made town, recently built, named and dedicated after novelist Ivo Andrić. Site also interpreting story of once glorious and very successful Yugoslavian cinematography from perspective of one of the best local directors – Emir Kusturica.

Andricgrad at Visegrad with Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge
Abundance of charming and off the beaten path places that are tucked away from the mass tourism impact.
STOP 3: Dobrun Orthodox Monastery (30min)

As soon as we finish story of Višegrad, we’ll continue driving towards east Bosnian border and on the way will pay visit to one of the most important Serbian Orthodox monasteries, Dobrun Monastery. Originally built in 1343 with frescoes preserved until today is ideal stop to learn more about local history and enjoy the amazing nature surrounding it.

Dobrun Monastery near Višegrad in Eastern Bosnia
Dobrun Monastery near Višegrad
STOP 4: Drvengrad & Lunch break (1.30h)

Later on, time to cross the Bosnia to Serbia border and as soon as we do, we will enter amazing area of nature park of “Šargan-Mokra Gora”. 

First stop (for lunch possibly) will be ethno village of Drvengrad (eng.Timber Town) also know as Küstendorf and Mećavnik. Village-town designed by the movie director Emir Kusturica for his movie “Life is Miracle” and the design which won the “Philippe Rotthier European Architecture Award” from the Brussels Foundation for Architecture.

Why the place looks out of this world? Why it won one of the most prestigious awards in world of the architecture? The best is to come with us and see it for yourself.

Drvengrad (eng.Timber Town) also know as Küstendorf and Mećavnik. Village-town designed by the movie director Emir Kusturica for his movie “Life is Miracle” and the design which won the "Philippe Rotthier European Architecture Award" from the Brussels Foundation for Architecture.
Drvengrad - Mećavnik
STOP 5: Šargan Eight Train Ride (45min)

After lunch at Drvengrad we are about to take train ride, but not just any train ride, we will do the famous “Šargan Eight”.

The Šargan Eight is narrow gauge (760mm) steam railway originally built in 1925., famously called Ćira (Chira). Once it used to connect Sarajevo and Belgrade, and the name “eight” origins from the pure shape of the track which if looked from the sky looks like number 8.

It was made famous for the impressive engineering which enabled it to rapidly climb height of 300m over the short distance 3.500m where total length is of the railway today is 15.440m. Stunningly, all of that was achieved by passing through 22 tunnels and 5 bridges. Quite amazing stuff even on the global scale of rail and train engineering at the time, but the most amazing for us is that we are going to experience this story. Today the train, after it was closed in 1974, is again reopen for primarily tourist reasons, but as well for true lovers of old school steam train engineering. Simply interesting and stunning.

Read more about Bosnian Gauge also known “Bosnaspur” or “Bosnische Spurweite”.

Sargan Eight Train at Mokra Gora Nature Park in Serbia
Šargan Eight Train
STOP 6: National Park Tara and Viewpoint Banjska Stena (1h)

As soon as we end amazing train ride we’ll continue towards Belgrade, and on the way we will stop to explore amazing region of one of the most beautiful National Parks in Serbia – National Park Tara.

National Park Tara (declared in 1981.) with its biological diversity is one of the most amazing areas in whole of Serbia, offering great nature experiences, stunning views, hiking and trekking opportunities, unique Picea Omorica, vast animal diversity, and many other ways to fully enjoy life.

One of the most important stops will be stunning viewpoint of “Banjska Stena” which offers an amazing panorama of Perućac Lake on Drina river, which naturally borders Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

Banjska Stena Viewpoint at National Park Tara at Serbia
Banjska Stena Viewpoint - Tara NP
STOP 7: House on Drina (15min)

Generally after Tara National Park explorations, rest of roughly three hours ride to Belgrade will take us through Bajina Bašta town with last short stop at “House on Drina“, where in the end of the day, we hope to be in Belgrade no later than 8 pm.

House on Drina at Bajina Bašta
House on Drina at Bajina Bašta
Options to Consider
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Giulia Lenzi

Solo Traveller

Guida preparatissima, di una gentilezza sconfinata. Sono davvero bravi, disponibili ad ogni esigenza e soprattutto pieni di passione.

February 20, 2020


Couple Traveller

Amazing trip with a fantastic guide!

We had a fantastic time on this transfer. For one, it was so much easier than flying or taking a normal bus. Sarajevo Funky Tours were super helpful in helping us organise it all via email in advance and the hotel pickup all ran smoothly – all you had to do was wake up!

Our guide on the day was also great, he could tell when to say “ok, I’ll stop talking now, looks like you guys need a nap!” which was what we needed at some points… He was also great and talking about local history and Bosnian culture when we were a bit more awake! We seriously learnt more from him than at the museums.

I loved the medieval graves (though make sure you wear proper shoes – it involved hiking through the snow so our shoes were wet all day) and the towns we visited. But the real winner were the mountain views we got to see along way – absolutely amazing!

This company (we also recommend the walking tour) and transfer service are a must-do! 🙂

January 16, 2020


Couple Traveller

Last day of 2019 well spent!

Thanks for making the last day of 2019 so wonderful! After comparing several transportations from Belgrade to Sarajevo, we finally decided on this tour – this was my first time with Funky and had become a loyal follower ever since.

My guide is Hamza and the driver is Jasmin. They are really welcoming and helpful! Hamza literally can answer every question I asked patiently and insightfully. Jasmin is really responsible and makes the journey safe and enjoyable.

I highly recommend you guys choose this day trip instead of sitting in the normal coach for 7 hours if you wanna transit between these two cities. They pick up and drop off in front of your accommodation and 8 people in the van maximum, so the convenience and comfortability can be guaranteed. Plus, we had the chance to take the steam train and this was my first experience standing outside of the carriage and immersing myself in the incredible snow scenes. What a nice ending of the year!

January 7, 2020

Geoff Styles

Solo Traveller

The best tour with great info.

November 28, 2019

Jon B

Family Traveller


My sister and I spent four days in Sarajevo and prior to leaving had booked 4 tours with them. We did the Transfer Day Trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Sarajevo, Utopia of Tito’s Yugoslavia Siege of Sarajevo full day tour, Lukomir Nomadic Village Hiking Day, and Transfer and Day Tour from Sarajevo to Belgrade, Serbia.

Every tour was just incredible. From the moment of booking Ema reaching out and confirming and organizing your trips with fantastic communication right down to the very on time pick ups by the guides.

The Guides and drivers we had… Adnan, Dimir, Arna, Elvira, and Faris were all people I wont ever forget and I truly hope to see again! The best guides I have had on any day tour across the world. They were so personable and knowledgeable and hard working and all truly loved their jobs and made sure we saw everything on the itineraries.

My favorite day was the Utopia of Tito’s tour, hearing Arna’s personal families story during the siege brought tears to my eyes and was very touching.

Bosnia is an incredible country with beautiful and resilient people, beautiful landscapes and mountains, delicious food, and a fantastic culture.

Book your day tours now with Sarajevo funky tours it will be the best decision you will make!

November 7, 2019
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