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Total Bosnia Tour: Sarajevo ⇄ Zagreb (or Ljubljana) Full Day Tour – Transfer

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  • Sarajevo to Zagreb DirectionStart Time: 07:45
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Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

If you are planning to travel or are arranging transfer between Sarajevo and Zagreb, then surely the best available option is our “Total Bosnia Tour”, which will connect these two amazing cities in a day tour and in between we will visit some of the most amazing regions of Central Bosnia.

Travel from Sarajevo to Zagreb (Ljubljana / Split or vice versa) in a day tour and explore Jajce – the birthplace of Yugoslavia and world’s only city with natural waterfall in the city centre. Dive into mix of history and amazing nature of viziers’ town Travnik and admire the perfectly transparent Pliva Lakes. Enjoy the cocky Banja Luka and prepare to be shocked by WWII extermination camp – Jasenovac. Discover the essence of coexistence of three “different” nations under the same roof of Bosnian land.

Trip is designed as extremely flexible, so we can start from Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana or basically any place of your choice in the regions close to these cities. In the end trip can end in any area of your interest.

Normally, this trip we plan to start from Sarajevo and end in Zagreb or Split, but going the other way around from Zagreb / Split / Ljubljana to Sarajevo would be no problem at all.

The most amazing benefit of this day tour is the complete understanding the tripartite nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we’ll discover how relations here, have been shaped in past centuries.

This is a connecting door to door day tour which covers most amazing destinations in Central Bosnia including Travnik, Jajce, Banjaluka and Jasenovac Memorial Centre. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Zagreb (or even Ljubljana) or the other way around. Regardless of your start/end destination, we always do the full itinerary.

As mentioned, tour can go from Sarajevo to Zagreb or opposite way. This particular itinerary we will focus on direction from Sarajevo to Zagreb.

Start & End Destination

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

Departure Time

Daily at 7.45 AM from Sarajevo and Zagreb

Inclusions

  • 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 Fees Travnik Fort, Jajce Fort and AVNOJ Museum

Exclusions

  • Lunch and other Food ExpensesTypical costs for great lunch are 7-8 EUR per person
  • Tipping In our country, tipping is not mandatory, and it depends only on guests' happiness and satisfaction :)
  • Private TourAll tours are shared unless specifically agreed private in advance

Good to Know

  • Infant SeatsAvailable on request, but with limited availability.
  • Moderate Amount of WalkingTour is suitable for anyone of almost any fitness level
  • Explore Tripartite Nature of Bosnia & HerzegovinaLearn the story about the ethnic mix of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Memorial Centre Jasenovac Museum Working HoursMar - Nov: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Dec - Feb: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Bottled Water Recommended to BringPossible to refill along the way
  • Experience the Best Storytelling
  • Finish or Start Tour in LjubljanaIf you prefer this tour to start or finish in Ljubljana (Slovenia) instead of Zagreb (Croatia), it can be arranged with fixed additional costs of:
    A) Small car (up to three persons) = 95 EUR,
    B) Minivan (up to 7 persons) = 135 EUR.

Cancellation Policy

  • 24h Prior - No Charge
Itinerary
Stop 1
Travnik
Visit Travnik Town, Old Ottoman Fort and Plava Voda Springs
Stop 2
Jajce
Visit Jajce town, Pliva waterfalls, lakes and mills with afernoon lunch break
Stop 3
Banja Luka
Walking Tour of Banja Luka
Stop 4
Jasenovac Memorial Park
Learn about horrors of the WW2
What to Expect

We will pick you up at your hotel right after breakfast and start with an interesting ride through Sarajevo suburbia and region of Central Bosnia. 

STOP 1: Travnik (1.15h)
Drive will take us along the flows of clear rivers Bosna and Lašva that will navigate us all the way to Travnik, Ottoman viziers’ town and birthplace of BiH Nobel winning author Ivo Andric. We will visit the beautiful Travnik fortress, one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval fortified buildings in our country and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Travnik Ottoman Fort
Travnik Ottoman Fort
STOP 2: Jajce (1.30min)

Once we visit the famous fortress in Travnik and check out the city centre, we will head towards Jajce via Vrbas river canyon.

An absolute must, when in Jajce, is checking out World’s most beautiful waterfalls, and the only one in the World placed in the city centre, famous Pliva Waterfalls – spot where Pliva river ends its flow and meets river Vrbas is simply breathtaking.

After we bless our eyes and soul we will take you on the walking tour followed by some interesting stories which will be just a perfect introduction to this old capital of independent Bosnian Kingdom and everything it symbolises from past till present time. We will visit the Museum of the Second Session of the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), Medvjed Kula, the Tower of St. Luke, famous Catacombs – underground church.
Jajce Citadel is amazingly interesting place giving us great opportunity to see whole area around us and Jajce itself.
Jajce Town, with Medieval Fort and Pliva Waterfalls
Jajce Town, with Medieval Fort and Pliva Waterfalls

After we have “tasted” Jajce we will continue the trip to Lakes. In the vicinity of Jajce on Pliva river there are two lakes.

Only five kilometre away we’ll check up out Large and Small Pliva lakes where we will do some nice and easy walks, take some beautiful photos and simply enjoy the silence of fascinating untouched scenery which will give just a perfect contrast to human nature we learned about so far.

Pliva Lake near Jajce
Pliva Lake
Very interesting part of the Pliva lakes story are Mills at small Pliva lake.
Amongst people famously called “Mlinčići”, which once have been main promotional material for postcards and tourist potential of Great Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. We check them up as well.
 
At Great Pliva Lake we usually make a break for lunch, sharing the impressions, relaxing and admiring the stunningly beautiful nature.
Jajce Mills on Pliva River Lakes
Jajce Mills on Pliva Lakes near Jajce
STOP 5: Banja Luka (1.30h)

After Jajce and surroundings it is time to head towards Zagreb or Ljubljana, but we are not saying goodbye to Bosnia without visiting second largest city in the country – Banja Luka.

Until we reach Banjaluka we will admire the amazing beauty of Vrbas river canyon and once in Banjaluka we will do city walking tour. We will visit glorious Ferhadija Mosque and Kastel among other interesting spots in Banjaluka.

Banja Luka Orthodox Church

Structure of the city that is split in two by mighty river Vrbas is just a perfect reflection of fascinating BiH diversity, complex history and unbelievably beautiful nature that, together, make an essence of a truly unique country.

Vrbas River Canyon near Banja Luka
Vrbas River Canyon

As a last shortstop which could possibly be a highlight of today’s quite emotional trip we are taking you to notorious WWII extermination camp Jasenovac.

Often referred as The Auschwitz of Balkans, Jasenovac extermination camp was one of the largest concentration camps in Europe which continued to operate even later in the SFR Yugoslavia.

It was place of detention, forced labor and murder of enormous number of Serbs, Jews and Croats who rebelled over Ustaše regime. We will check out camp from the outside (visits to the camp possible on request and with customised itinerary) and remind ourselves how racial and national exclusivity policies can be devastating.

Please Note:

  • Jasenovac Memorial Centre Museum working hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM (March to November) and 10 AM to 4 PM (December to March), meaning that visit to Museum alone is not possible on the direction of the tour from Sarajevo to Zagreb, as arrival to Jasenovac Memorial Centre would be after 5 PM. Still, publicly open part of the centre is available for visit.
Jasenovac Extermination Camp Memorial
Jasenovac Extermination Camp Memorial
Options to Consider
Additional options to consider to maximise your Sarajevo to Zagreb travel experience

2 Day Tour with overnight in Bihać from Sarajevo to Zagreb (or Ljubljana)

Imagine, in two days you will explore two national parks, Plitvice and Una, one medieval town, Jajce, one viziers city, Travnik, valley of most “intriguing” pyramid complex in the world, and in the same time travel between Sarajevo and Zagreb.

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FiLuk6

Solo Traveller

Wonderful experience with Funky Tours for all 3 tours… and more!

Special thanks for Ema who is super friendly, responsive and helpful from our first email communication to even after our last tour! We are grateful for her help with our last-minute accommodation booking in Mostar and a car transfer. I left my sunglasses in the car after our last tour with drop off at Mostar, and Ema went the extra mile to coordinate with 2 guides to drop off the sunglasses at where I stayed in Mostar for me at 4am!!!

We joined three tours – Totally Bosnia tour (from Zagreb to Sarajevo), free walking tour and local food tasting in Sarajevo, and Mostar and Herzegovina 4 Cities tour (with drop-off at Mostar). All three tours went well and we enjoyed them all, especially the Herzegovina tour with the stunning scenery and ample time we had at every place we visited. We had a pleasant day with Saudin and Verna (I probably misspell it).

Thank you again to Sarajevo Funky Tours for making our trip a memorable one!

June 19, 2019

Ryan B

Group Traveller

Most Engaging and Knowledgable Tour Available

We did the Siege tour, Bosnia city tour, tour of Srebinica, and a trip to Zagreb which included several lovely stops along the way. I had 20 students in the Balkans, and Sarajevo Funky Tours and Skender specifically made the trip unforgettable for all of them and myself. Firsthand experience and true passion for his country made Skender one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. His discussions were captivating, and he handles the details with a fine toothed comb. If you’re in Sarajevo, his tours are an absolute must. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

March 14, 2016
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