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Travnik and Jajce Tour from Sarajevo

(129 Reviews)
  • Duration: 11h
  • Max people: 7
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 0+
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo
What to expect from Travnik and Jajce

Travnik and Jajce Waterfall Tour is a lovely full-day tour from Sarajevo.

In this tour you will explore central Bosnia with and its two most beautiful, and historicly most important towns.

We will discover vizier town Travnik, it’s beautiful fortress, „Blue Water“ and other attractions in this town with your guide

Later on we will explore a royal town – Jajce and its  medieval catacombs. We will enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls in our country – Jajce Waterfall and discover incredible Pliva Watermills and Pliva Lakes.

Travnik and Jajce tour highlights
  • Visit Travnik Fortress
  • Have a Bosnian coffe nearby Bluewater in Travnik
  • See Ivo Andric’s House
  • Enjoy Jajce Waterfall
  • Explore Jajce medieval Catacombs
  • Relish at Pliva Lakes
  • Discover 4 centuries old Pliva Watermills
Travnik and Jajce tour essential information
  • Departure & return locationGazi Husrev Begova 75 (Click to get directions)
  • Departure time08:00 AM
  • What's includedLicensed guide
    Transportation
    AC equipped vehicle
    Hotel pick-up
    Hotel drop-off
  • What's NOT includedPrivate tour (on request)
    Entrance for Travnik Fortress (3BAM/1.5€); Jajce Catacombs (2 - 4BAM/1 - 2€ depending on the season); Ivo Andrić birth house (3BAM/1.5€)
    Food & beverages
  • Good to knowA private tour can be organized on request
    Tour can be customized on request
    Price depends on number of people
    Minimum required number of people for the tour is 2 - a private tour can be organized for 1 person
Travnik and Jajce tour itinerary

About Travnik and Jajce tour

Travnik and Jajce tour 1st stop: Travnik- vizier city

In the first place, on the road towards the west, we will go to Travnik, which for many years, served as the capital of Bosnian eyalet and was known as Vizier City. In the Ottoman Empire, the Grand Vizier was the prime minister of the Ottoman Sultan.

This enchanting town is also the birthplace of Ivo Andric, a Yugoslav novelist, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Travnik is one of the best-preserved cities from Ottoman times. There are 28 protected cultural and historical buildings in this area.

Definitely, the most important of them is the medieval fortress, built in the 15th century, Jeni mosque, which is the oldest building from the Ottoman period, Sulejmanija or Šarena mosque, Jesuit Grammar School and Elči Ibrahim-Pasha madrassa – Muslim school that is still used today. Moreover, there are also two clock towers built in the 18th century, as well as a sundial, built-in 1886.

In addition, this charming town has a lovely small river that we call Plava Voda or Blue Water located right in the city centre. A nice and iconic café is near the river where they serve the best Bosnian coffee you can taste.

At the same place, Franz Joseph tasted his best coffee paying for it with a golden coin. Likewise, in the mountains above the town locals make the famous Travnik cheese.

All over Travnik, you can see traditional Bosnian houses as well as a medieval fortress overlooking the city.

Travnik and Jajce tour 2nd stop: Jajce

After visiting Travnik we will continue to Jajce, the capital of the independent medieval Kingdom of Bosnia. The medieval stone smiths built the royal castle, town-museum under the open sky, on the banks of the rivers Pliva and Vrbas.

Once you are there, you get the feeling of the mysterious history of the place and you will rush to get to know it better. The old city of Jajce is a candidate for a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Our guide will show you the most prominent part of the city, its trademark, magnificent, 18-meter high waterfall. It’s a place where the river Pliva tumbles abruptly into the Vrbas river.

Jajce waterfall dominates the centre of the Old Town, which makes this place unique. For sure it will take your breath away. If you are a bit luckier you can visit during the Summer Festival when a diving competition takes place next to Jajce waterfalls.

This small space enables you to glance at four empires: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian, three kingdoms: Bosnian, Hungarian and Yugoslav, three world monotheistic religions: Christianity (Orthodoxy and Catholicism), Islam and Judaism, and different architectural styles.

Jajce Fortress with its long defensive walls was the stronghold of the city, a former royal capital and the last territorial possession of the Kingdom of Bosnia. It’s one of the most recognizable symbols of Jajce built back in the 13th century. Today the fortress provides breath-taking views of the surroundings and pleasant walks along the ramparts.

Travnik and Jajce tour 3rd stop: Jajce – the capital of Bosnian Medieval Kingdom

Located inside the defensive city walls of Jajce are the medieval Catacombs, a monument of particular value and importance. At the end of the 14th century, when the town was experiencing major political and cultural development, the mighty Bosnian duke ordered that these catacombs be built in the granite rocks as a place of the last residence for himself and the ducal family.

Josip Broz Tito stayed and worked in the catacombs during a short period of WWII. In 2003, the Commission for the Protection of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina registered the Catacombs as a national monument.

Jajce is an important city in Yugoslav history since The Second Conference of Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ) was held there. Also, we will visit as well the symbol of coexistence in Jajce, the Church of St. Mary or the Sultan Suleyman II Mosque. Today, only the walls remain. Throughout history, people have used this object both as a church and as a mosque.

There are still visible reminders of different religions within this object: mihrab and the entrance to the mosque at one side and the entrance to the church at the other side. From the northeast side, there is the tower of St. Luke. The bell tower of St. Luke represents the only surviving medieval tower in the continental part of Balkan. In 1892, the Austro-Hungarian government declared these objects as a cultural heritage. 

Travnik and Jajce tour 4th stop: Pliva Lakes and Watermills in Jajce

Pliva Lakes and Watermills are located only a few kilometres away from Jajce. The lakes are good for many recreational activities: fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, playing volleyball, biking and walking. It was here that the wooden watermills were built during the Middle Ages. You will see how we used water power in old times in order to produce flour for bread.

Due to the historical, architectural, and geological value of the Pliva lakes and watermills, the Bosnian government declared them to be “National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina” in 2009.

In short, Travnik and Jajce, two small but very beautiful, historically very important towns will certainly charm you and won’t let you forget Bosnia.


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129 Reviews
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Hassaan Amer

Solo Traveller

Better than I could imagine – Jajce and Mostar tours
MeetBosniaTours were the best tour guides we could have imagined. We came for a quick trip to explore some food, learn some history and most importantly experience some amazing views and see beautiful nature. With the help of the amazing Aisha our tour operator and Arna our tour guide, we were able to do all of these. We enjoyed out first tour to Mostar with included multiple previous villages to stop at and learn more in detail about these. Then when we were at Mostar we had a walking tour with our guide and then we were given some time to explore what we wanted and eat if we were hungry. We decided to do the boat ride which costs extra but is worth it as the views and experience is worth it.
We enjoyed this first tour so much we decided to book a second tour to Jajce the day after and we were lucky there was space! It was also very good, with more of a historical and cultural experience. Arna was very good at giving good recommendations for restaurants and what places to visit etc. She also is very knowledgeable about politics and history and it was very interesting speaking to her. Aisha was very great in organising everything and got in contact with us to make sure we were comfortable in our experiences. Overall, if you are here for even 2 days only, I would recommend at least 1 day you spend on these tours. 10/10 experience for food, scenery and cultural and historical insights. I have travelled to many places and these people are the best guides I have encountered so far. They are also very flexible with plans. If you have a certain experience or activity you would like to do, they will accommodate when possible. Very glad we chose to travel with MeetBosniaTours and when we come back again with family or other friends I will make sure to book with them again! Thanks so much !

June 7, 2024

Maria M

Family Traveller

We have really enjoyed the tour and we learned so much about the history and culture of this beautiful country! We would highly recommend this unique experience – our tour guide Ismet talked us through everything we need to know and he really made this a day to remember! Thanks so much and sending you best wishes. Maria & Spyros from Kefalonia, Greece.

June 7, 2024

Isaac Martin

Solo Traveller

Amazing Vicky was such a professional, expert and nice person!!🥰 tour is execllent for see many different locations in just one day! perfect trip

April 26, 2024

Mattia Capelli

Solo Traveller

The itinerary was good and well structured to discover central Bosnia, and our guide Samir made sure everything was going well several times. The travel agency Meet Bosnia Tours, from whom I reserved two more daily tours, confirmed itself perfectly at making schedules and professionally assisting travellers. I highly recommend it.

April 25, 2024

BarshaS

Group Traveller

Enjoyed a nice day trip from Sarajevo. Ismet, our guide shared lot of history and fun facts and made the tour very interesting. The fortress, watermills with lake and waterfalls are beautiful, and lots of interesting facts behind the places visited in this tour. Recommended if few days in Sarajevo.

April 23, 2024
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