Jajce, Pliva Lakes, Travnik Tour from Sarajevo

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Jajce town, truly bears epithet "royal" as it has been the residence of medieval Bosnian Kings. World’s only town with natural waterfall in the very centre and birthplace of Yugoslavia. Home to amazingly green lakes of Pliva river. We also do not forget to pay visit to Travnik - Ottoman time vizier’s town, later Nobel prize winner, Ivo Andric birthplace with stunning Plava Voda spring and old Ottoman fortress. So, why not taking one day trip with us and discover unique hidden gem in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bosnian Pyramid Of The SunMorning ride will take us through interesting regions of central Bosnia, passing by Visoko town and valley of Bosnian Pyramids (can be arranged as a stop, but due to time limits on this day is recommended in our 2day package), and then along the flows of river Bosna and Lasva and especially beautiful flow and canyon of Vrbas until, nearly three hours later we arrive to JajceStop At: AVNOJ museum, Jajce, Central Bosnia CantonThe 2nd Session of AVNOJ, which was held in Jajce on November 29th 1943 had for it result the foundation of SFR Yugoslavia.The Jajce-born Yugoslavia was the socialist counterpart of the royal residence from the Middle Ages.At the same session a document was adopted to mark the completion of the establishment of the state authorities of Yugoslavia. The building was reconstructed in 1947 and 1953. The Museum was founded in 1953. The first permanent collection of the Museum was installed in 18th February 1959. In the course of the war (1992-1995) the Museum was exposed to significant damage, and its storerooms were plundered.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Fortress of Jajce, Jajce, Central Bosnia CantonThe fortress is the main stronghold of the defence system of a medieval town. It was built in the period between the 13th and the first half of the 14th century. The most famous ruler of the medieval town of Jajce was the duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic at the turn of the 14th and the 15th centuries. In the mid 15th century, the royal court moved in to Jajce, when a palace was built within the fortress. A biphora remained in bastion II, where quite possibly a dwelling place of the feudal lord was placed. At the southern wall of the fortress is "the roaly portal " that was opened some time around 15th century.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Catacomb of Jajce, Jajce, Central Bosnia CantonCatacombs (underground church, the crypt) in the Jajce is located inside of city walls. Between the late 14th th and early 15th-century, when the town experienced a remarkable political and cultural development, the mighty bosnian duke Hrvoje Vukcic - Hrvatinić gave the order to build catacombs as a place of his last residence and last place of residence Hrvatinića ducal family. Catacombs (underground church, the crypt) is an underground building carved into the solid rock and is placed 6m under the earth. Under the decision of the Commission for National Monuments Protection of BiH, the monument is since 2003 proclaimed as national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pliva Lakes, Jajce, Central Bosnia CantonFive kilometers away from Jajce there are beautiful Pliva lakes and in the middle separated with bunch of amazing mills built during the Ottoman era.Amongst the people they are know as "mličići" (small mills). Today mostly ouf of order but still amazing to see how they split up two lakes.Io these lakes we would strongly recommend doing some swimming, fishing, canoeing or kayaking (in 1963. World and European Championship in kayaking and canoeing on still waters were held on Pliva lakes).This is something must see if passing by these areas.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stari Grad, Old Town, Travnik, Central Bosnia CantonVizziers town and birthplace of Nobel winning author Ivo Andric famous for its amazingly tasty cheese and cevapi. Place definitely worth of visiting. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Medvjed kulaThe Bear Tower Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was built in Romanesque style, and being so indicated that it is the one of earliest military structures from the Bosnian MIddle Ages.Thory of names is simple - due to its thickness of the walls which are reaching between 4.5 and 6 meters it was given such a name. Also there is mythical one which says that it was named so because it was place where bears fed on captives and convicts, who were kept there. Pretty amazing.Belfry St.Luke is the only surviving medieval tower in continental part of the Balkans, with height of 23,15 meters it was built in first half of XV century.The Tower of St.Luke in Jajce is actually the bell tower of the Gothic church of Holy Mary, although the whole church came to be called that name due to metonymony. Being built in first half of XV century, with characteristics of three different styles: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. The building of the church is not dated exactly, but it is assumed that it was erected at the site of an earlier Romanesque church at the beginning of XV century. The church was the place where the relics of St.Luke the Evangelist were enshrined. The relics were brought to Jajce by the last Bosnian Queen, Mara Jelena as her dowry.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Stari Grad, Old Town, Travnik, Central Bosnia CantonVizziers town and birthplace of our Nobel winning author Ivo Andric famous for its tasty food, especially cevapcici and white cheese. Travnik is a town definitely worth visiting. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tvrdava Stari grad, Travnik, Central Bosnia CantonOld Fort is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval fortified buildings in Bosnia on which later historical periods left their distinctive characteristics.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional Guide
  • Return transfer
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - AVNOJ museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fortress of Jajce
  • Entry/Admission - Catacomb of Jajce
  • Entry/Admission - Pliva Lakes
  • Entry/Admission - Tvrdava Stari grad

What’s not included

  • Lunch