Travnik, Jajce & Pliva Lakes with Central Bosnia – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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16155
11 Hours
Availability : Private or Shared
Min Age : 0+
Max People : 8 persons
Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

What's Included

INCLUDED
  • English speaking local-expert guide and driver.
  • Free of charge pickup.
  • All tour transfers are provided by Funky Tours.
  • Travnik Fort, Jajce Fort and Catacombs included. No hidden costs. VAT 17% included in the price. 
  • All government taxes & entrance fees.
  • Cancellation Flexibility. Cancel 24hrs before departure for full refund or change dates.
  • Pay safely online with a credit card. We accept payments for all types of credit cards.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal 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.
  • This tour does not include food or drinks.

Departure Times & Starting Points

Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.

Pickup Locations 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.

Itinerary

Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the locations, we use vehicles during the tour.

Meet & Greet

Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location and learn more about our historical heritage. Your guide will introduce you to story of a Bosnian Kings and vizziers, and will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.

Jajce

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.

reasons to visit sarajevo

>Jajce and Pliva waterfalls in Central Bosnia during the sunset

Pliva Lakes and Pliva Mills

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.

Sarajevo War Tunnel was dug in July 1993 and used to be main supply route to Sarajevo during the Siege

>Pliva mills during the autumn – Jajce

Travnik, Ottoman Fort and Plava Voda Springs

Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Track at Trebevic Mountain

>Travnik with old town and Ottoman fort – Central Bosnia

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.

Sarajevo Cable Car

>Plava Voda stream – Travnik, Central Bosnia

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.
 
Sarajevo Olympic Bobsled Track at Trebevic Mountain

>Travni colored mosque – Central Bosnia

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.

What to Bring

What Do I Need to Bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream (summer time)

Map

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does this tour include visit to Ivo Andrić House?
    This attraction is not included in the main tour itinerary, but can be added without any problem.
  2. Does this tour include a visit to Visoko Pyramids or Tunnel complex?
    Due to the fact this is quite a long day, Visoko Pyramids, besides a short stop for taking some amazing photos, is not included. On the other hand, if Pyramids are a “must” for you do let us know. We will do our best to work things around.
  3. Is lunch included in costs of the tour?
    Lunch is not included in costs. Costs of a really good and tasy lunch is usually between 7-10 EUR. 
  4. Is this tour for me?
    This tour requires normal level of fitness and is doable for anyone of normal level of fitness.
  5. Can I book as a solo traveller?
    Yes you can. Significant number of our fellow travelers are solo.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. How much in advance do 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.
  9. Can I pay for the tour with credit card?
    Yes, we accept VISA and Maestro. Please note that, in case you would like to make a credit card payment, you will need to do it at our office or by prepayment via credit card authorisation form. Our guides can NOT accept credit cards. 
  10. Which currency is accepted for cash payment?
    We are fans of our local currency (BAM), but you can also pay in EUR, HRK, USD, GBP or even combined.
70 Reviews
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Mary T

Solo Traveller

A long journey but well worth it to gaze at Jajce waterfalls and explore pliva lakes and the rest of this beautiful city. Regular stops helped to break up what was a long day.

Funky Tours were excellent with knowledgeable guides and a friendly adaptable approach to clients needs and wishes.

I’d definitely book with them again.

July 10, 2022

fino4u

Group Traveller

We covered a few tours with funky mainly Sebrenica, private tour from Mostar to Sarajevo, Seige on Sarajevo and the above.

We had some great tour guides with a wealth of knowledge, very respectful and quite accomodating and customised their approach where needed.

We have made some great friends along the way and hope to come to B&H soon to explore its natural beauty and the most hopeful people I have seen. Truly humbling experience with the history the people of this country have gone through. Would highly recommend Funky tours from Nadira who helped us out to book some last minute tours all the way to Adnan and Almir for being professional, yet sincere and honest tour guides with their personal experiences.
We also had an additional exhibition at the memorial centre by Azir Osmanovic that was truly heartbreaking, called in the footsteps of those who (did not) cross.

Overall, we have gone away with a better understanding of the history of B&H and hoping and praying for a better future.

June 27, 2022

fino4u

Couple Traveller

We covered a few tours with funky mainly Sebrenica, private tour from Mostar to Sarajevo, Seige on Sarajevo and the above.

We had some great tour guides with a wealth of knowledge, very respectful and quite accomodating and customised their approach where needed.
We have made some great friends along the way and hope to come to B&H soon to explore its natural beauty and the most hopeful people I have seen.

Truly humbling experience with the history the people of this country have gone through. Would highly recommend Funky tours from Nadira who helped us out to book some last minute tours all the way to Adnan and Almir for being professional, yet sincere and honest tour guides with their personal experiences.

We also had an additional exhibition at the memorial centre by Azir Osmanovic that was truly heartbreaking, called in the footsteps of those who (did not) cross.

Overall, we have gone away with a better understanding of the history of B&H and hoping and praying for a better future.

June 22, 2022

Jad A

Group Traveller

Funky Tours is a great tour organiser in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

They organised a 6-days tailor tour for us and were very flexible. The team members are professional, very well informed and most importantly super kind and friendly.
Ema did the whole tour organisation and was very responsive before, during and even after the tours. With Emin we did the Sarajevo streets tour, he is a passionate of the modern history of the Balkan and provided in 4-hours all the information to understand the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina with focus on Sarajevo. With Skender (Founder of Funky tours) and Enis we did a amazing 8-hours hike to Lukomir village. With Edna and Tarik, 2 young motivated students working as tour guide on part time basis, we visit Tito’s bunker and did a short hike next to Sarajevo. With Emir and Sara, we visit Jajce and Travnik, a full day tour where Emir (an archaeologist) took us on a journey covering Bosnian history and heritage from ancient time to modern days. With Almir, a war veteran, we did the Sarajevo siege tour, a must do tour to understand the atrocity of war and learn from what happened in Sarajevo so it won’t be repeated.

In a nutshell, visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina with Funky Tours is highly recommended.

May 13, 2022

PopHouseForever

Solo Traveller

This was my third and final tour with Funky Tours and was driven by Jasmin again and guided for the final time by the brilliant Emir.

What was remarkable hear, apart from seeing all the sights with as ever a very high level of knowledge from Emir and great personal anecdotes which again elevated the tour, was the fact that it turned out that I was the only attendee for the tour, but Funky Tours went ahead with it anyways at no additional cost.

For the price I paid, this was definitely at an undervalue for the day!

All in all, it was a busy day, Emir again helped with liaising over a vegan meal for me at the popular restaurant at which we ate for brunch and I left at the end of the tour actually sad that the day had come to an end and that I hadn’t booked longer to do even more tours (and no doubt would have opted for Funky Tours again).

You’re in very good hands here if you do choose to go with this operator – thank you once again and for the final time (for now at least!) Jasmin, Emir and Funky Tours, couldn’t have asked for more.

April 10, 2022
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