General

Discover the Essence of Serbia & Bosnia: Iconic Attractions, Local Insights and Authentic Experience

Serbia and Bosnia tour package offers complete in-depth understanding of the region’s rich history and culture without feeling overwhelmed, with our knowlegable guides which will provide context and make you feel like a local.

 

Tour in a Glance

DURATION
Seven days, six nights
TOUR STYLE
Private
GETTING AROUND
Driven and walking
AVAILABILITY
On request. Year round. During period 31.10-01.04. without Sargan Eight train.
LANGUAGE
English
DIFFICULTY
Easy for everyone
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Measures we take on tours to reduce risks against Coronavirus - COVID-19 (click to read more)

What to Expect From the Serbia and Bosnia Tour Package in 2024

Experience the essence of the Balkans with our Serbia and Bosnia tour package. Despite visiting only two countries, you’ll be immersed in a rich tapestry of nature, culture, and customs, offering a multi-dimensional experience. From UNESCO sites to scenic train rides and tasty local cuisine, every moment is a delightful discovery. For a deeper dive into a single destination, explore our Serbia in Ten Days Tour.

Highlights

  • Tailored to your interests this tour offers a unique blend of local experiences, historical insights, and cultural immersion, ensuring a truly unforgettable adventure.
  • Explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems, from ancient fortresses to charming Old Towns, each offering a glimpse into the rich history and culture that defines Serbia and Bosnia.
  • Led by knowledgeable local guides, gain valuable insights and context for each destination, enriching your understanding of the region’s complexities and nuances.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty that characterizes the Balkans, from the lush greenery of Tara National Park to the sun-kissed views of Herzegovina.

Tour Flow

1st Day – Meeting, Belgrade City Tour

After #YourSerbiaHost meets you at the airport, bus/train station or wherever we agree to meet, we’ll take you to your hotel Hotel City Savoy**** (two nights) for check-in. After a quick check-in and short break we’ll take you on a Belgrade sightseeing tour. Depending on your arrival time this first day plan can be customized.

We’ll take you first to Belgrade Fortress, the most iconic Belgrade landmark. Then from the fortress we move to another part of the city, posh Dedinje. You’ll visit the House of Flowers, which is the eternal home of former Yugoslavian president Tito. #YourSerbiaHost will explain how Tito’s cult was nurtured during his life, but also long after he was gone. From the controversial Yugoslavian dictator’s tomb we’ll take you to a holy place, to the St. Sava Church. The biggest Orthodox Church in the Balkans is dedicated to a true saint who was born in the XII and who brought autonomy to the Serbian Orthodox Church in the XIII century.

Rest of the day you have free to explore Belgrade on your own. Tips and recommendations will be provided.

2nd Day – Novi Sad and the Vicinity

Second day is reserved for Vojvodina region and its main attractions. We’ll take you first to its sole mountain Fruška Gora. Here you’ll visit monastery Krušedol from the XVI century and then you’ll continue to the town of Sremski Karlovci. This cozy little town has a great connection with the mighty Habsburg Monarchy and you’ll learn about this connection on the way.

Next stop is the Petrovaradin Fortress, where you’ll learn why it took 88 years for the complex to be completed. Lunch and gastronomy part of the day is planned in a small wine cellar where the wine maker is also a cook. He will serve his homemade food and match it with his fine wines.

After lunch we’ll take you to the center of Novi Sad for a walk through its main streets and attractions.

You’ll get back to Belgrade in the evening.

3rd Day – Tara Mountain

You’ll leave Belgrade and head towards the Tara National Park. First stop en route will be the town of Bajina Bašta famous for the Drina River House. We’ll take a coffee break (optional) in a place by the river and enjoy the views from the terrace.

Next stop is the source of river Vrelo, also known as river Godina (Year), thanks to its length of 365m. Here by the fresh water we’ll take a lunch break in a local restaurant.

After the break we’ll get you on Tara Mountain where you’ll experience two ultimate attractions of this National Park.  First will be a walk through the forest which is older than humankind and its Carpet Meadow. Second attraction is the famous Banjska Stena observation point which will appear after a short hike on a forest trail. It’ll offer a spectacular view over the Lake Perućac.

Finally you’ll continue to Mokra Gora town for the rest of the day. You’ll spend the evening in the complex Drvengrad (Woodentown) which is a creation of our famous film director Emir Kusturica. Hotel Mećavnik**** is your accommodation for the night and you have the rest of the day for yourself.

4th Day – Sargan Eight Train, Višegrad, Sarajevo

Fourth day will start with a scenic train ride on Sargan Eight railroad. Here you’ll experience the most attractive narrow track railway in this part of Europe, the famous Sargan Eight Train.

After you get off the train, you’ll leave Serbia and cross to Bosnia to visit Višegrad. The town with a famous bridge over river Drina dating from the XVI century. You’ll hear a story about Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andrić who wrote the novel with the same name Bridge Over Drina and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Here you’ll get on a boat and take a ride on Drina River, to see the town and the old bridge from the water. For lunch, you’ll try ćevapi Bosnian way, in a local tavern.

From Višegrad you’ll continue to Sarajevo. This drive will be a scenic route through picturesque Bosnian landscapes. First you’ll enjoy marvelous colors of Drina River and then the road will set off to the mountains where you’ll experience the beauties of Romania Mountain, a high plane located in central Bosnia.

In the late afternoon you’ll reach your Hotel Colors Inn**** where you’ll stay for next three nights.

5th Day – Sarajevo

Your fifth day of the Serbia and Bosnia tour package will be fully dedicated to Sarajevo exploration. First, you’ll explore Sarajevo Old Town – Baščaršija on a 2 hour Sarajevo walking tour. On the tour you will find out all about the city’s turbulent past from its early days of Ottoman empire, its Austro-Hungarian occupation, Yugoslav period all the way to modern times and war events of the 1990s.

Further you’ll continue the day with a visit to Sarajevo Tunnel Museum – Tunnel of Hope. Here you will feel how it was like to pass through the only exit and entrance to the city during the Sarajevo siege. You will watch a short documentary and hear stories from people who survived it.

Another famous landmark of Sarajevo is next on the route – Trebević Mountain, Sarajevo’s favorite leisure place. Here you’ll stop at Sarajevo Bobsleigh, a remaining monument of Sarajevo 1984 Olympic Games. You’ll enjoy views over Sarajevo and you’ll learn more about its people and recent history.

Between the activities in the city we’ll squeeze time for a lunch break in a local restaurant.

After the day exploring Sarajevo and its surroundings you’ll get back to your hotel to relax and catch some free time.

6th Day – Konjic, Jablanica, Mostar, Blagaj

In the morning, you’ll head to the sunny and warm part of the country, Herzegovina. Your first stop will be Konjic, a small town dating from the Ottoman Empire. Here you will have a short tour along the Konjic Old Bridge and a coffee break overlooking the Neretva River.

After Konjic, another town on the Neretva River will be on the itinerary, Jablanica. The legendary town from WWII with a bridge still sticking out from the water. You’ll hear a story about the reasons which made Partisans to blow it up.

Next stop will be the highlight of the day trip. We will take you to Mostar and its Old Town. You will visit a famous UNESCO site, the worldwide known Mostar Old Bridge. While you wander the cobbled streets and climb the bridge, you’ll hear the legends about this amazing example of Ottoman architecture from the XVI century.

Final stop of the day is the small town Blagaj. Blagaj  is known as a pearl of Herzegovina and one of the most visited attractions in Herzegovina thanks to its beautiful source of River Buna and old Blagaj Dervish House. A restaurant by the fresh and cold water is an ideal spot for the lunch break. Here you’ll try the best trout in the whole county.

At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to Sarajevo.

7th Day – Departure

On the last day of your Serbia and Bosnia tour package we’ll give you a transfer to the airport or bus/train station. Depending on your travel arrangement you can spend some more time wandering Sarajevo which offers plenty of opportunities for independent explorations. Alternatively we can provide additional activities on request.

Good to Know

FIT THE TOUR TO MATCH YOUR NEEDS
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
ACCOMMODATION CUSTOMIZATION
All accommodation facilities from the itinerary are 4* categorized, if you want more luxurious or less expensive accommodation please state that in the inquiry, but have in mind that 5* accommodation is available only in few places outside of Belgrade.
OPPOSITE DIRECTION
This Serbia and Bosnia tour package can be done in the opposite direction, from Sarajevo to Belgrade with the same stops.
TOUR LANGUAGE
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian – Subject to availability.
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
There are several ways to reach us. By pressing “Send inquiry” button on the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED
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BOOKING THE TOUR
Booking process is straightforward. First you send initial inquiry with all necessary details such as: your preferred travel dates, number of travelers and additional requests if any. After we confirm availability next step is to make deposit payment. There are two ways for payments processing, online with credit card, or direct bank transfer to our bank account. After deposit is received we’ll issue booking confirmation and you are all set. Remaining balance should be set before tour departure. If you need another way to book the tour Contact us.
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3 comments

ParoleAnima
April 1, 2023
My weeklong private tour of Bosnia/Serbia with Serbian Private Tours was fantastic. My only serious regret was that it could not have been longer -- 10 days or two weeks would have been much better, given the quality of the guides, the itinerary, the thoughtful organization. I have traveled to more than 100 countries on six continents and taken many private tours; this was among the best.

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xhpku
July 22, 2019
They are experts of private tours. We booked 8-day tours of Serbia and Bosnia. They seem to have some partners throughout Balgan countries so that they can provide multiple-country tours. In Serbia, our guide Andrija was informative and thoughtful. We really enjoyed the awesome trip with him. Our Bosnian guide Safet was also very nice. Though the heritages are far from Sarajevo, he managed to make the long way driving comfortable and interesting.

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Fagner
August 6, 2015
Polite, sympathetic and knowledgeable: ingredients for an unforgettable trip. Thanks Mr. Miljan and Serbian Private.

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per person):
Single traveler 2950€
2 or 3 persons 1595€
4 or 5 persons 1130€
6, 7 or 8 persons 1050€
9-18 persons Inquire
Services included in the price:
Pickup in Belgrade and drop-off in Sarajevo
Transportation
Driver/licensed tour guide service
6x BB service in 4* hotels
Train ride fare for Sargan Eight Train
Boat ride in Višegrad
Admissions for sites from the itinerary
Meals specified in the itinerary
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Tour organization
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Travel fare to/from Belgrade/Sarajevo
Меals outside the itinerary
Travel insurance
Gratuities