Visiting Travnik, Jajce and Pliva Lakes as part of the Central Bosnia on a full day tour from Sarajevo is unique way to experience this part of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Jajce city which truly bears epithet “royal” as it has been the residence of the Bosnian Kings. It is World’s only city with natural waterfall in the city centre and birthplace of Yugoslavia, and in the same time in 1943 Jajce is birthplace of modern Yugoslavia.
Pliva Mills and Pliva Lakes are great nature add-on for this tour, and will make you appreciate beauty of Bosnia and Herzegovina even more.
We also do not forget to pay visit to Travnik – Ottoman time vizier’s town, Nobel prize winner Ivo Andrić birthplace, stunning Plava Voda springs and old Ottoman fortress.
English speaking local-expert guide and driver. Guide in different language available on request.
Free pickup on request
If you are staying in the old town of Sarajevo meet us at our office. If you are bit away from us, please let us know and we can organise advance pickup.
All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
Entrance Fees, Taxes & Flexible Cancellation Policy
Travnik Fort, Jajce Fort and Catacombs included. No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. Cancel 1 day prior for full refund or change dates anytime.
Tour is available throughout the year.
For bigger group bookings, discounts are available.
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Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.
All tours are shared, unless specifically booked as private.
Lunch break is planned at Jajce or Travnik, and food costs are paid at the spot directly to the restaurant. Typical lunch cost is around 8-10 EUR per person.
Morning ride will take us through interesting regions of central Bosnia, passing by Visoko town and valley of Bosnian Pyramids. We will continue the ride along the flows of river Bosna and Lasva including an especially beautiful flow and canyon of Vrbas. Nearly three hours later, we will 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 center, famous Pliva Waterfalls – spot where Pliva river ends its flow and meets Vrbas is simply breathtaking.
After we bless our eyes and souls we will head for a walking tour through Jajce and 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 and one of the World’s very few mosques named after woman – Mosque of Esma Sultanija.
Jajce Citadel is amazingly interesting place so no doubt you will enjoy.
Once we fully soak up the atmosphere of amazing Jajce we will head towards the two lakes – Large and Small Pliva Lake.
Whatever you prefer, walking around, kayaking or canoeing (in 1963. World and European Championship in kayaking and canoeing on still waters were held on Pliva lake), laying on the beaches, swimming, fishing or just photography – everything is only a “desire” away 🙂
Very interesting part of the Pliva lakes story are Mills at small Pliva lake. Amongst people famously called “Mlinčići” this place used to be main tourist potential of Great Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy.
We will make a lunch break and enjoy some quality time at Large Pliva Lake. After Jajce and surroundings it is time to head back, but the we are not ending this day yet.
A very important part of the this tour is Travnik, vizziers town rich with cultural and historical heritage.
Travnik is a place where we will see one of the best preserved Ottoman forts in our country dating late XIV century.
Location just under the fort is home to stunningly beautiful springs of Plava Voda (“blue water”), place ideal for Bosnian coffee break.
It is very important to mention that Travnik is hometown to Bosnian Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric and his most famous novel Bridge Over Drina.
We don’t forget and Coloured Mosque, both Clock Towers as Travnik is the only town in Bosnia with two of those, and very centre of Travnik carsija (marketplace). To put a cherry on a top, we will taste the worldwide famous Travnik sheep cheese.
After explorations of Travnik we will head back to Sarajevo with arrival at, roughly, 7 PM. However, having in mind we are always pushing our limits and going above and beyond in order to keep up with the outstanding quality of each of our trips, day can be even longer.
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Review of: Full Day Tour from Sarajevo to Herzegovina
Funky Tours arranged several excellent tours while I was based in Bosnia (one or two which were free of charge) between October 2020 and March 2021. This included a food and drink tasting tour, the siege of Sarajevo tour, a day trip to Jajce and Travnik, a day trip to the Srebrenica genocide memorial centre, as well as one to Herzegovina which included stops in Mostar, Medugorje and Pocitelj.
Each tour was outstanding and the tour guides, having lived through the events you learn about on the tours, are fascinating people to spend a day with (a big thanks in particular to Taib). I learned so much about Bosnia, past and present, from them.
Booking the tours was always made easy and they even arranged a customised tour of the famous Sarajevo City Hall which included a visit to a replica ICTY courtroom (a big thanks in particular to Ema). I learned so much about Bosnia on each tour – from what it was like living through the war to finding out about the Bosnia of today.
Even although some of the events they cover are difficult for a visitor to comprehend (partly because the country has been largely rebuilt), you come away from it realising how relevant Bosnia’s history is to the world we live in today.
I was lucky enough to see first hand so many of the great things about the country – its diverse landscapes and stunning views across several towns and cities (especially Sarajevo), how much the country has been rebuilt in the last 20 years (it would not be fair to class Bosnia as ‘war torn’ any longer), the wonderful mix of architecture and traditions, its excellent local cuisine and of course the down to earth and wonderfully hospitable Bosnian people who are always welcoming of visitors. Bosnians are rightfully keen to show that their country has so much more to it than the war that ended there more than 25 years ago.
Having been on several tours I feel like I am just about an expert on all things Bosnia and Herzegovina. I absolutely recommend Funky Tours – in fact I cannot recommend them highly enough. Bosnia is a great country to explore and because of its offering which includes Olympic ski slopes near Sarajevo and vineyards in Herzegovina it can be considered as both a winter and summer destination. The main thing is to make sure you go there at some point – and use Funky Tours to show you around!
(the tours I went on were always carried out within covid restrictions, in a small group or one to one)
I had a really wonderful time on the Travnik, Jajce, and Pliva Lakes tour. My driver/guide Ado was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I got to see and learn so much. In particular, I enjoyed all of the waterfalls and also the Colorful Mosque: there is some truly spectacular scenery in Central Bosnia. I’ll need to come back sometime when it’s warmer to get to swim in the beautiful lakes!
I also did the Siege tour, which I booked in person (so I can’t leave a review). Salem did an excellent job recounting his experiences during the Siege and showing us so many fascinating locations. I’m really happy I did a tour in Sarajevo and also got to see some other parts of the country!
Warm , friendly and reliable experience – Multiple tours
My friends and I had used services of Funky Tour during our short vacation in Bosnia
The tours we booked were
1) Sarajevo War Tunnel Tour
2) Mostar Day Tour + Kravice falls
3) Travnik, Jajce & Pliva Lakes With Central Bosnia
4) East Bosnia and West Serbia Day Tour
For First tour we had Taib as our guide along with Faris driving the van.
The tour was well done , therefore we booked the second tour while in the van itself.
Needless to say our Mostar trip was also a success with same guide & driver , so we booked the Travnik tour with them.
This time we had Arna , who turned out to be equally good and she bonded easily with the girls.
The last tour was with Haris, another charming fellow and an equally good guide.
On the whole we unanimously agreed that selecting Funky Tours was one of the best decisions we had ever taken, and one of the best experiences we have had with a tour agency.
Needless to say it was an memorable trip majorly thanks to Funky tours, what really made the trip special was the warmth and friendliness of the guides and staff of Funky Tours.
The staff with whom we interacted were all down to earth, accommodating, friendly and always happy to help be it endless stops for photos or extra time at a place or even helping us buy Bosnian sweets without getting ripped off. All these were done without impression or indication that they were looking for tips, but were really genuine heartfelt gestures.
A big shout out to Taib, Arna , Haris , Faris and not to forget Ema
We did two trips with Sarajevo Funky Tours of Jajce and Central Bosnia, and the Utopia of Yugoslavia tour. The tours were very well organised and gave us the opportunity to experience Bosnian culture and see some amazing places.
We were particularly impressed with their staff, Almir, Nazir and Ema, and look forward to doing more tours with their company in the future.