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If you’re a fan of history and culture in general, this is a perfect match for you. On this tour, you’re going to discover the central region of Bosnia which has some of the most beautiful touristic attractions. These are also representing a symbol of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The tour includes two historically important cities: Travnik and Jajce, around which the whole tour is revolving around in general. This is a great opportunity to get to know the culture of Bosnian people from these regions as you enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the country.
You will go face to face with a medieval castle in the city of Travnik which rises up above the city smog.
As we will pass by the castle, you’ll get to see the spring “Plave Vode” and the house of Ivo Andrić, one of the greatest Yugoslovenian writers, and winner of the Nobel prize for Literature.
One of the most beautiful city attractions is Šarena Džamija. It is an architectural marvel that you must visit during your stay at Travnik.
Upon finishing the visit of Travnik, the visit to the royal city of Jajce is on the way!
It is the birthplace of communist Yugoslavia. Jajce offers beautiful places to see and visit, but one of the most engaging ones is the waterfall “Jajce” and the gorgeous castle that is proudly watching over the city from above. It dates all the way back to the old Kingdom of Bosnia.
After the visit to Jajce, we’ll be on a pretty short ride (for about 20 minutes) to one of the most magnificent lakes in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and that is lake Plivsko. But that’s not all the fun, there are ‘’Mlinčići’’ right next to it which are almost 400 years old. Here we organize for lunch, and after we’re heading back to Sarajevo with lots of impressions and happy memories.
A visit to the historical cities of Travnik and Jajce, including Plivsko lake.
An opportunity to discover the rich history of Bosnia & Herzegovina from the time of the Ottoman Empire.
A visit to the spring of ‘’Plava Voda’’ as well as the architectural marvel “Šarena Džamija” from the 18th century (aka “Sulejmanija”).
An opportunity to visit the house of Ivo Andrić, one of the greatest writers from these regions and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for the work “The Bridge on the Drina”.
A walk through gorgeous castles in Travnik and Jajce, including the waterfall Jajce (one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of Europe).
A visit to the magnificent Plivsko lake, around 20 minutes of driving from Jajce. It’s also a great opportunity to swim in the lake and refresh yourself during the hot summer days. Of course, we’ll have lunch here and then head back to Sarajevo.
If you prefer, our driver will come to your hotel address or apartment in any part of the city, and gladly return you to your place of stay afterward.
The tour starts every day at 8 am from our office
Just before starting the tour, firstly you’ll have the chance to meet our team. The better we get to know each other and share some positive spirit and a good atmosphere, the better the tour for all of us will be.
Our guides will come to pick you up at your desired location. During the ride to the locations, they will try to inform you well about the whole tour and its schedule.
The focus will be on presenting the culture and history of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Feel free to ask any questions during the tour, because our guides most certainly won’t leave you without the desired answer.
At the beginning of our journey towards Central Bosnia, the first point is the Vizier’s town of Travnik, one of our locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, here we will visit several locations, and the first on our list will be a medieval fortress built by the Ottoman Empire, and we will have the opportunity to walk along the walls and towers of this beautiful building.
After visiting the fortress, we descend below the walls, and our next location is the source of the River “Blue Water”, which fascinates us with its beauty and purity, and right next to it is the birthplace of one of the greatest writers from this area, Ivo Andrić, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for the work “The Bridge on the Drina” and we will have the opportunity to take a short break with homemade Bosnian coffee.
After a short break, our next location is the “Šarena Džamija” or “Sulejmanija”, one of the most beautiful mosques in the region, dating from the 18th century and representing a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture in this area, Travnik is also known as the place where the best and highest quality homemade cheese in this region, so after visiting the Šarena Džamija, we will have the opportunity to stop in the shop to try various types of cheese produced in this area.
After we finish with Travnik, the road continues towards the royal city of Jajce, a place of beautiful history and even better hosts, our first stop is a tour of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of Europe, the Jajce waterfall, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the enchanting view.
Not far from the waterfall itself, a 5-minute walk, our next location is the Avnoj Museum, the birthplace of modern Yugoslavia, in 1943, at the communist summit, a new constitution and a new state system of modern Yugoslavia were voted, which fell apart at the beginning of the 90s when war broke out in the former Yugoslavia.
After visiting the museum, we head towards the Jajce fortress, one of the most beautiful in the region, the place where the Bosnian kings dined. On the hill above the town and waterfall is the Jajce fortress. During the period of the Kingdoms in Bosnia, the fortress was ruled by Hrvoje Vukćić Hrvatinić. In the 15th century, it fell into the hands of the Ottomans who conquered this region and the city itself, and almost until the middle of the 19th century, Jajce was governed by Ottoman vassals.
On our way from Jajce, we head towards the last location of this beautiful and enchanting tour, our next stop is Mlinčići, one of the symbols of Jajce that are more than 400 years old, currently there are 20 of them, while in some historical sources state that there used to be 26, in the Medieval period were owned by rich landowners who collected taxes for the use of their mills, Mlinčići is an essential location during a visit to Jajce and the Pliva lake.
When we finish visiting Mlinčići, the next location is “Plivsko Jezero”, one of the most beautiful lakes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place where thousands of people come to enjoy the crystal clear emerald green water that takes your breath away, it is an ideal place for a vacation with the family, walks or even fishing. There are a couple of beautiful restaurants right on the coast where we can use the opportunity to organize lunch in agreement with the entire group.
After our visit to Pliva Lake, we are heading back to Sarajevo, and our start point, there we will collect impressions from our tour.