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2D1N Sarajevo ⇄ Zagreb (OR Split) Tour via Bihać or Banja Luka & Central – North Bosnia

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2 Days
Availability : Jan-Dec
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

Travelling between Zagreb/Split or even Ljubljana and Sarajevo with an overnight stay in amazing Bihac which is proud to be just next to magnificent Una National Park is one of the most convenient ways to travel between Bosnia and Croatia.

This 2D1N trip is created in a way to maximise the overall experience by taking you through stunning and off the beaten path destinations while helping you understand Balkans from a first hand experience, personal narratives and interesting story tellings.

This is a connecting door to door 2day tour which is covering the most amazing destinations in Central-North Bosnia and  Central Croatia with overnight in Bihać. You can start either in Sarajevo and end in Zagreb/Split/Ljubljana or the other way around. Regardless of your start/end destination, we always do the full itinerary.

Instead of spending a night in Bihac and visiting Una National Park, you can also consider an overnight in Bosnian second largest city of Banja Luka and visiting the tremendous Kozara National Park.

* Not included in the itinerary. Please contact our team for further information.

Highlights

  • Explore the two countries in depth by conveniently connecting Zagreb (Split OR Ljubljana) and Sarajevo.
  • Save your money and time on public transportation and have a budget friendly life-time experience.
  • Visit the famous Valley of Bosnian Pyramids and wander the halls of mysticism.
  • Seek for past in the viziers town of Travnik and feel like a king while exploring the royal town of Jajce.
  • Take a stroll next to divine Una river and admire the spectacular Una National Park. 
  • Have a lunch at home of a local family and learn about the Bosnian customs, tradition, arts and crafts.
  • Feel like “outside of this world” by participating in charmingly picturesque scenery of small waterfalls in Croatia.
  • Learn about the war in Croatia and understand the story behind it by visiting War of Independence Museum. 

What's Included

INCLUDED

Guide
English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
Accommodation
Hotel in Bihać for 1 night (Choose via Booking Form: 3* or 4*).
Meals
Breakfast and one lunch included.
All Transfers
This is connecting one-way tour/transfer connecting Sarajevo and Zagreb via Central and Northern  Bosnia.
All Entrance Fees, Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 14 days prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Availability
Tour is available throughout the year.

NOT INCLUDED

Insurance
Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Guide Tipping
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
Private Tour
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Lunch & Dinner
Typical costs for great lunch in Travnik or dinner in Bihać are 8-10 EUR per person.

Starting Point

Logistics

  • Regardless where you are departing from, Sarajevo or Zagreb, you can book your starting point by choosing the direction of the tour at our Booking Form.
  • Departure Time: 7.30 AM

Accommodation

You can choose between 3* or 4* accommodation by booking this tour, or if you prefer, you can book accommodation on your own and we shall deduct the total tour price.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: (Sarajevo > Visoko Pyramids > Travnik > Jajce > Split) 

We’ll depart Sarajevo quite early, at 8 AM. After some 45min we’ll arrive to Visoko and first stop of the day will be Bosnian Pyramid Complex.

    • Stop 1: (Visoko Pyramids)

One of the most intriguing recent stories, at global scale, is story of Bosnian Pyramids. For some only a “hoax”, but for others true evidence of ancient civilisations to have existed at present day European soil which have left us amazing structures, pyramids.

Visoko Pyramid
Visoko Pyramid

Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun (and 4 more: Pyramid of the Moon, Love, Dragon and Mother Earth) aged roughly 12.000 years, with perfect cardinal points and Northern orientation, where thermal inertia analysis reported to reveal faster heat loss than would occur with a plain hillside, interesting story of pyramidal tunnel complex and many more facts, are reasons good enough to see interesting story of Bosnian pyramids.

Once at the site we’ll have guided tour at the Pyramids Tunnel Complex where guests will get first hand stories from local experts directly involved into site explorations and tunnel excavations. Be prepared to hear some very interesting stories, as this story might be one of highlights of your Balkans travels.

    • Stop 2: Travnik
Travnik fort overlooking the Travnik old town - Central Bosnia
Travnik fort overlooking the Travnik old town – Central Bosnia

After finished at Visoko we move. We will pass some very beautiful regions of river Bosna, canyon of river Lašva before we reach Travnik.

Ottoman time vizier’s town, later Nobel prize winner birthplace with stunning Plava Voda spring, Coloured mosque and old Ottoman fortress are places definitely worth stopping by.

Travnik is also famous for tasty Ćevapi or Travnik white cheese, so why not making this stop not only interesting, but also tastily-interesting.

Doing a break at Plava Voda with some good Bosnian coffee is also a must.

    • Stop 3: Jajce
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset
Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset

As soon as we finish in Travnik we continue, and after another hour of driving through amazing regions of Vrbas river we arrive to Jajce.

Once there, first thing we go and see is one of the 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 Vrbas is simply breathtaking.

After we bless our eyes and soul we are good for a walking tour through Jajce. We will visit Jajce Citadel (Fortress), 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, one of the World’s very few mosques named after woman – Mosque of Esma Sultanija, and much more. All followed with interesting stories.

Jajce Citadel is amazingly interesting place giving us great opportunity to see whole area around us and Jajce itself.

    • Stop 4: Pliva Lakes & Pliva Mills – Lunch Break
Pliva Mills near Jajce
Pliva Mills near Jajce

After we have “tasted” Jajce for roughly 2.30 hours we go for the Lakes. In the vicinity of Jajce on Pliva river there are two lakes. Only five kilometres away we’ll check up out Large and Small Pliva lakes.

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 will make a stop there too.

In the evening we arrive to Bihać, check-in to our beautiful hotel and enjoy free time.

  • DAY 2: (Bihać > Una National Park> Slunj / Rastoke > Karlovac > Zagreb)

After the delicious breakfast, we will take short walk around the central parts of Bihać to admire this beautiful town and its pearl, Una river, in the early morning hours.

    • Stop 6: Bihać walking tour
Bihac and Una River
Bihac and Una River

Beautiful Bosnian city nested on the Una river, located in so called Krajina region is historically very diverse and important Bosnian most western outpost during the history.

    • Stop 5: Una National Park – Štrbački Buk
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihac
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihać

Region of Una National Park and Una river (the only one) is one of the most, if not the most beautiful Bosnian region. Passing through this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina and not soaking into this beauty would be a pity.

Exploring amazing Štrbacki Buk waterfall, the biggest and most powerful in whole region of Balkans will simply blow you away. Taking easy hike along the Una river canyon is also something special to do.

Local family hosted lunch at Una National Park is planned.

  • Stop 6: Slunj and Rastoke in Croatia
Rastoke, Slunj, Croatia, bridge over Korana river canyon and beautiful traditional village with old water mills
Rastoke, Slunj, Croatia, bridge over Korana river canyon and beautiful traditional village with old water mills

On the way to Zagreb, we’ll make one break at very beautiful region of Slunj and Rastoke.

Rastoke is the historic centre of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls along the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. The Korana river originates at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

At Rastoke, similar natural phenomena are occurring as at the Plitvice Lakes. This location is therefore often being referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”.

    • Stop 8: Croatian War of Independence Museum (30min)
Karlovac military museum - Croatia
Karlovac military museum – Croatia
Lastly on the way to Zagreb we can do one amazing stop for cheese, honey and brandy tasting with one of the local producers, and short visit to Croatian War of Independence Museum before we reach Zagreb in the afternoon hours.
Drop off point in Zagreb can be arranged upon every request individually.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimsuits (summer time)
  • Waterproof jacket in case of rains
  • Warm jacket (during the winter period)
  • Light-weight, breathable walking shirts and trousers
  • Warm hat and light gloves (during the winter period)
  • Sun protection (summer time)
  • Water bottle

Optional Extras

Single supplement:

  • 30 EUR per person

Full board (1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner):

  • 25 EUR per person

Additional Stops:

  • Add Plitvice Lakes National Park as additional stop. 
  • Add extra day and experience amazing whitewater river rafting on Una river.
  • Instead of Bihać we can stay at Banjaluka. Banjaluka is 2nd biggest town in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is one of the capitals of our country when it comes to history, nightlife and beauty.
    • If you opt to stay in Banjaluka, we can include visit to Kozara National Park.

Map

Trip Photos

Visoko Pyramid
Visoko Pyramid
Travnik fort - Central Bosnia
Travnik fort – Central Bosnia
Travnik fort overlooking the Travnik old town - Central Bosnia
Travnik fort overlooking the Travnik old town – Central Bosnia
Pliva Mills near Jajce
Pliva Mills near Jajce
Rastoke, Slunj, Croatia, bridge over Korana river canyon and beautiful traditional village with old water mills
Rastoke, Slunj, Croatia, bridge over Korana river canyon and beautiful traditional village with old water mills
Karlovac military museum - Croatia
Karlovac military museum – Croatia
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihac
Strbacki buk waterfall near Bihac

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is this tour for me?
    This tour requires normal level of fitness and is doable for anyone of normal level of fitness.
  2. Are Balkans safe off the beaten path travels?
    The best destinations in Bosnia are totally off the beaten path and surely it is safe to explore them.
  3. Can I book as solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  4. What is the weather like?
    Balkans are known for extremely differentiated weather seasons, meaning in the winter we have deep minus temperature and during the summer high plus, so make sure to know what to expect before arrival.
  5. How much should I tip?
    Tips are not included in the tour costs, nor they are heavily expected in Bosnian culture. However when you receive excellent service, we recommend tipping.
  6. How can I book a trip with an overnight in Banja Luka instead of Bihac?
    Please feel free to contact our team with your requires and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. 
  7. Can I book my own accommodation in Bihac/Banja Luka?
    Yes, you can. In case you prefer booking your own accommodation we will deduct the costs of hotel service from the overall price. 
  8. What is the currency I should use while in Bosnia and Croatia? 
    While some places do accept EUR make sure to have small amount of local currencies (BiH: BAM; Croatia:HRK)
  9. Can I book this tour in other than English language?
    Tours are possible to book in other than English languages in private option. Do contact our team for further information.
  10. How much in advance I need to book this tour?
    It is recommended to book at least 15 days in advance but our team will go above and beyond to confirm the trips even 24h before the supposed departure. 
11 Reviews
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roiko2014

Group Traveller

Bosnia-Herzegovina – possible to see the highlights in three days with Funky Tours

When I saw some photos of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I was struck by its beauty so we decided to extend our trip from Croatia to cover Bosnia-Herzegovina.

We took a tour bus from Zagreb to Sarajevo, taking 12 hours, stopping by at various historical places: Jasenovac Memorial Park, Banja Luka, Jajce town, Pliva waterfall, lakes and old mills. The snow-covered Jasenovac Memorial Park was mysterious and holy and beautiful. At Banja Luka, we had a wonderful lamb sandwich, best in my life.

The following day we made another 12-hour trip to Mostar, stopping by at Pocitelj and Dervish House, where we had delicious trout. The gushing river was amazing.

These tours were organized by Funky Tours of Sarajevo. (Also a two-hour free city tour of Sarajevo). We had a comfortable 8-seat mini bus to ourselves with local guides explaining the places and history.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a small country endowed with beautiful scenery- plentiful hills and rivers, and fresh produce. But more importantly, it has a very rich history and it is possible to witness the remnants of various different civilizations that crossed the country.

We were very glad that we used the Funky Tours for all our trips within the country, without which our understanding of the country would not have been possible to this extent. The war museum in Sarajevo is a must. The country is fully repaired with no trace of the destructive war, but it helps to remember that this atrocity happened not very long ago.

January 4, 2020

Ingrid Z

Couple Traveller

This is a great team!

We interacted with several people in the Funky Tours team, and they were all great. The office staff responded quickly and were very helpful, and the tour guides were also helpful and informative. I would go with them again any time!

September 24, 2019

rhivolution

Solo Traveller

Amazing Company & Tours

Me and 6 family members wanted to go on a trip that was a bit different to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday. We were a group with ages ranging from 28 – 70. I had visited Sarajevo previously, and thought it would be a good place to go. Sarajevo Funky Tours helped me customise the perfect trip before-hand, with Ema being particularly helpful to all of my many emails.

When our flight was cancelled on the evening before we were supposed to fly to Sarajevo, Ema was able to reschedule our first day’s city tour and combine it with our second day’s itinerary so that we didn’t miss out.

So for our trip, we combined three different tours to create a 4 day itinerary that took us from Sarajevo, through Mostar and on to Dubrovnik. Our guide was Arna (Armina), who I knew from a previous visit to Sarajevo, and she was fantastic for us once again. She speaks so candidly about what she lived through during the war, and also how her many years’ work with NGOs have shaped her thoughts on the country’s past, present and future. It was really important to us to try to understand Bosnia’s tragedy while we were there. But the country offers so much more than just learning about its painful past. It’s one of the most stunning countries I’ve ever visited (65 and counting), and Kravice Falls in particular were incredible. Sarajevo is such a vibrant city with so many influences, and the local beer is incredible (honestly!). Tito’s Bunker is a must, as one of the most fascinating and hilarious tourist attractions. Mostar and its bridge don’t even need me to eulogise about them.

Bosnia is a wonderful country. Sarajevo is one of my favourite cities in the world. Sarajevo Funky Tours are an incredible tour company, who are so accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and just all-round great people to work with. I 100% recommend them for any sort of visit to Bosnia (and beyond).

September 13, 2018

TravelTime30

Solo Traveller

100% Recommend SFT

From our contact with Ema some 6 months prior to our time with SFT to the end, we experienced nothing but helpfulness, kindness and warmth from the team.
Our booking involved a transfer from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes (stay overnight) and on to Sarajevo in a day doing the Travnik tour in reverse. We had an independent stay in Sarajevo for 2 nights then onto Dubrovnik on the Mostar tour over 2 days.
We were advised earlier there may be others on our tours, which we would have been happy with, but in the end it was just the 2 of us with Tiab, our guide and Nijaz our driver for all parts. We are so very thankful for their knowledge, their patience, their helpfulness and willingness to make our time about what we wanted with their help. They made a good team of young and old. Tiab, the younger spoke English while Nijaz spoke very little but communicated in a smiling fun manner and shared things through Tiab. We felt comfortable in their company at meal breaks along the way and felt safe all the time. It is an excellent idea to have a guide and separate driver to mind the car and luggage while sightseeing.
Our focus in deciding to go to Bosnia was the scenery and nature and it didn’t disappoint but in the end it isn’t just the countryside but the history, the struggles of the people and how they are recovering now that feature in our memories.
Well done to the team, great ambassadors for your country!!!!

September 11, 2018

JundiJuve

Solo Traveller

Amazing time in Bosnia

I did three tours with Sarajevo Funky Tours and it was a great experience! Ema coordinated everything and was really helpful when doing the planning. I had two packages including 2D1N via Mostar from Zagreb to Sarajevo with Haris and Faris, and 2D1N via Mostar from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik with Adnan and Nino, and Total Siege Tour with Adnan. These guys are so friendly and full of knowledge. I not only saw the amazing views but also learned lots of history of Bosnia. They did their best to make the tours enjoyable. I had a really great time and a big applause to all of them! Love Bosnia 🙂

September 8, 2018
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