Tour Dubrovnik → Sarajevo

Full day trip to Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and at the same time the largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Along with Jerusalem, Sarajevo is the only city in the world that unites four major European religions within 100 meters. Sarajevo is one of the few cities where you can enjoy the old Ottoman central part, cross the main street Ferhadija and suddenly it seems like you are in Vienna, and you come across well-known socialist buildings mixed with modern architecture and elite office buildings.

Dubrovnik is Sarajevo’s twin city and the two cities have been connected for centuries in trade and warm neighboring ties. Even today, the hills around Sarajevo are one of the favorite skiing spots for Dubrovnik people (only 4 hour drive away from Dubrovnik).

Our tour starts at 5:30 AM (it is optimum timing to avoid any crowds in and out of Sarajevo), driving first along the Croatian coast and crossing the Bosnian Border village of Ravno, and through medieval city of Počitelj and Mostar, stopping along the way for restroom/toilette/breakfast and continuing up the Neretva River passing Jablanica, Konjic all the way to Sarajevo.

In Sarajevo, you are greeted by our partner local licensed guide who will take you on a private tour of the city, where you will learn about all the interesting facts and visit all the major sights of Sarajevo. After the tour, we suggest you have some free time for lunch and Turkish (Bosnians called it “Bosnian”) coffee with a cube of sugar to dip into while soaking up all the sounds of the bustling metropolis.

At about 13:30 we will continue towards Mostar, the bridge city where guests will have some free time to take photos of the 16ct bridge, destroyed in the recent war and reconstructed to the very last detail, or to have a tea or beer overlooking the river Neretva.

Our departure towards Dubrovnik would be around 16:45 and with expected arrival in Dubrovnik at about 19:15 or later due to traffic and border conditions.

Price: €450  (up to three persons)

Tour Highlights

  • SARAJEVO OLD TOWN – numerous historical and cultural sights (Bascarsija, Sebilj, Latin Bridge)
  • PRIVATE WALKING TOUR – stroll Sarajevo streets with local licensed guide
  • TRADITIONAL BOSNIAN LUNCH – try Cevapcici, SIS-CEVAP, BUREK and other famous local delicacies (at own expense)
  • MOSTAR OLD TOWN VISIT – 16.ct Old Bridge, Bazaar Street, Koski beg Mosque
  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration 10-11 hours, start time 07:30AM, all 2024
  • Instant Confirmation, with only 20% deposit paid by PayPal in advance
  • Private Pick-up (type your address in contact-form)
  • Physical rating: Light (light walking, nothing too challenging)
  • COVID-19 measures: all vehicles are regularly sanitized and all drivers are fully vaccinated.

Important 

  • Guests need to have valid passport/visa with them at all times during whole duration of the tour
  • Bosnian currency – BAM – Bosnian Mark (you cannot pay with Croatian currency in Sarajevo but Euro is usually accepted)
  • Later return to Dubrovnik is possible during Summer months due to border and traffic conditions
  • For up to 3 persons we use mid-size car, while for 4 and more persons we use 8 seater van

How to book this tour

  • Use contact form to check availability, prices, and book your tour
  • 20% deposit is required at the time of booking by account 
  • The outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail

Itinerary: (Example)

  • 05:30 – Pick up from your hotel/apartment/airport/sea port
  • 06:30 – Driving alongside Croatian coast, crossing the border at Ravno village to Bosnia
  • 06:30-08:00 – Drive through villages: Ljubinje, Stolac, passing city of Mostar
  • 08:30-10:15 drive along the Neretva River Canyon, passing towns of Stolac, Jablanica (coffee break option), and Hamzici
  • 10:15 – Arrival Sarajevo, meeting with local guide
  • 10:15-11:30 (12:00) – Tour of Sarajevo with local licensed guide
  • 11:45-13:20- Free time for lunch and further exploration of the city
  • 13:20-15:30 – Drive Sarajevo – Mostar
  • 15:30 – 16:45 – Mostar visit and free time
  • 16:45 – Departure Mostar
  • 19:15 – Arrival Dubrovnik hotel/apartment/port
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    What is included?

    • air conditioned vehicle, driver, professional licensed guide throughout the whole journey
    • private tour of Sarajevo with Sarajevo local licensed guide
    • Visit to Mostar
    • Stop in Pocitelj
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    What is not included?

    • Entrance tickets to sights not included in the tour
    • Lunch in Sarajevo (optional)
    • SARAJEVO 1993 WAR TUNNEL VISIT (contact us for details)
    • KONJIC PRESIDENTIAL NUCLEAR BUNKER visit (contact us for details)
    Excellent
    Based on 5 reviews
    Andrew G
    2023-03-05
    Verified
    Your money's worth with a knowledgeable fun guide Filip is enthusiastic about the places he takes you and wants you to do everything you want to do (and what he wants you to do). He went the extra mile for us which turned into a few long but glorious days. On our first day of three, he picked us in Dubrovnic and we went to Ston, where we climbed a piece of what was, when it was built, the longest defense wall in the world after the great wall of China. After that, a boat to Korcula where he handed us off to a local guide whose family had been stone masons there going back 800 years. After leaving Korcula we stopped for a wine tasting at a local vineyard, where we bought a few bottles. We learned that the area has vines that were original to Croatia, but transplanted to Italy. Our final stop was at a local mussel and oyster farm run by a gentleman who decided to leave banking for a simpler life. Beautiful setting and great food, and my wife and I are not huge seafood fans.On day two he picked us up at 7:30AM and headed to Montenegro. We had breakfast by the water in Parest. We took a quick tour of the town and headed for Kotor. Filip explained that the area has everything, mountains, sea, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, excellent food and history. We walked another wall, this one the third longest in Europe. For dinner, Filip recommended a secluded family restaurant that we would not have found on our own and we had another great meal in a beautiful setting. We got back to Dubruvnic after 12 hours just in time for a dusk swim in the Adriatic near our Airbnb. On day 3 he drove us to Split, where we continued our journey with other guides. After departing ways one of the bottles of wine we had bought leaked through the cork, and we contacted Filip about it. Since we were returning to Dubrovnic for one last night there before flying out, he got us a replacement and arranged to meet us for the handoff. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic, and flexible (if you’re not up for 12 hour days, don’t worry). You get your money's worth and will not be disappointed.
    Jimmstn
    2023-03-05
    Verified
    The way to see Montenegro. Excellent well-informed tour guide.Was able to adjust the tour for our personal preferences and interestsThis is a beautiful part of the world and a tour well worth taking. Very easy to schedule and very convenient pick up. Definitely a tour to take when visiting Dubrovnik. Highly recommended.
    Randy Castrejon
    2023-03-02
    Verified
    You must take this tour! What a great day! Had the best time with Filip enjoying this beautiful country. Filip made sure everything was perfect. Got to walk the walls of Kotor and eat at a local Konoba. Very informative and can’t wait to go back!
    ChristineC
    2023-03-02
    Verified
    Perfect day in Montenegro Filip gave us an absolutely magical day in Montenegro. This was the highlight of a 25-day European trip for our 25th anniversary, which included the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany--yes, it topped even those incredible destinations. Enjoy the comfort of your private sedan and take in the knowledge, history and stories that Filip will share with you. His enthusiasm and passion is contagious! He also made multiple stops specifically to make sure we got all the best photos AND took photos of us.Our day started in the lush farmland of the Konavle Valley. You don't even need to go to Italy to see ancient cypresses dotting the slopes.After we crossed into Montenegro, we had a seaside snack in Perast gazing at turquoise waters, we climbed the fortress walls of Kotor for a spectacular view of the Old Town. and we had one of the best meals EVER at a family restaurant on their 300+ year-old property, which included an old mill and natural spring.Philip is an outstanding guide. I HIGHLY recommend this tour, top-notch quality -- A+. 10/10.Thank you Filip for an incredible day that will be a cherished memory forever!
    Ericia
    2023-03-02
    Verified
    What an incredible day! Montenegro is a gorgeous country and it was made even more special because of the tour that I took with Filip. Punctual, friendly, humorous and knowledgeable are some of the adjectives that I'd use to describe him.During our day together, I went to Perast and saw Our Lady of the Rocks (where the found the image of the Virgin Mary in 1452) and St. George island. I also had the famous perast torta at a stunning water facing restaurant. We went to Kotor and I hiked up to Our Lady of Remedy Church, which was another location with a gorgeous view. After this, I Filip drove to a truly one of a kind viewpoint above Kotor. We ended the day by having a late lunch at a pristine and antiqued (in the best way possible) restaurant and then drove to a winery overlooking the Bay of Kotor.As a solo female traveler, I always felt safe and respected and that's something I truly appreciate. I'll definitely be back to Montenegro and Croatia and will use this tour company to make my travels more memorable.
    Trevor
    2023-03-02
    Verified
    Day trip from Dubrovnik to Montenegro This was a decent ride from Dubrovnik to Montenegro by a comfortable 4 door sedan. Filip had provided us a detailed description of the places including Preast, Kotor, etc. and did recommended us a short boat cruise in Preast and this was great. Regarding the lunch, we were introduced to a secret beautiful place. All in all, we did enjoy the whole arrangement by Filip.
    rahulbose87
    2023-02-28
    Verified
    Montenegro Day Trip with Filip To tell about this, It was out of the world. One can not defined the beauty of the place until you visit the place personally. I would suggest everyone who is visiting Dubrovnik to go and have a tour of Montenegro. its breathtaking, the mountains, sea, and amazing landscape. This was my first private tour and I was bit skeptical about it, however Filip was just amazing, he so enthusiastic and passionate about his job, that he deserve to be appreciated. He gets so friendly with everyone from border security to a waiter. He loves to interact and talk to people. I will definitely recommend to travel with Filip if you are going to Montenegro. Also, personally he loves the place. Filip You Rock!
    Excellent
    Based on 6 reviews
    Chia Chiu
    2022-11-08
    We did a private tour with Filip to Kotor Montenegro. Filip is very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with in English. He made us feel comfortable the entire time and showed us hidden gems and great viewing spots. I highly recommend taking a tour with Filip.
    Alexandra Musi
    2022-10-18
    We experienced 2 absolutely fantastic tours while staying in Dubrovnik and Filip was our guide for one of them. Filip is extremely patient and we never felt rushed so we were able to truly enjoy every part of the complete Bosnia tour. Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations and wow it was absolutely incredible! Definitely add it to your list, trust me! This was a full-Day filled with so much. We were lucky to have Filip and went to several spots in Bosnia including the waterfalls & Mostar. He was absolutely fantastic! Very kind and patient as well. Filip is truly a fountain of knowledge and very passionate. I was worried I booked too many days in Dubrovnik, but after two 1 day tours with Andro and Filip I feel like I need to stay more time to enjoy more of their tours to see the region. Getting to see 2 new countries was such an unforgettable experience! I will send all of my friends on these tours when they visit Dubrovnik. 5 star service all the way!! Highly recommend! Important Side note that I forgot to mention in my previous review: he has an absolutely beautiful car, well taken care of, so clean and spacious! My husband is very tall 195cm (6’4”) and he fit comfortably in the front seat with plenty of room behind him.
    Tam Le
    2022-09-22
    We booked a private tour with Filip from Dubronik to Montenegro. Filip was promptly picking us up from our hotel, gave us many history of local areas, movie locations, tips for photo op. He also stopped at many nice spots along the way to Perast, Kotor Bay, Kotor town, so on for breaks and photo ops. We enjoyed our tour very much and had many beautiful photos. Unfortunately, due to our schedule, we did not get chance to check out the local hidden farm and lunch spot... maybe next time. We definitely will recommend Filip to our friends and family!
    Molly Drescher
    2022-09-09
    Filip is a great guide! We had the best time on our day trip from Dubrovnik to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. He was very knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. He made stops so we could take in the beautiful scenery, take photos and have a coffee or a meal. Our trip was at the end of July (so very hot out) and he would start the car early so that the air conditioning would be started for our comfort. Small things like that are greatly appreciated after walking around in the heat. It was a very memorable trip full of learning and laughter. I cannot thank Filip enough for imparting his knowledge and infectious positivity upon our small group. I would highly recommend booking any tour with Filip!
    Amanda Fry
    2022-08-29
    Filip was an amazing guide on our trip from Dubrovnik to Korcula. Very knowledgeable and kind. He went out of his way to make sure we were able to experience all of the sites we were interested in. We hope to visit Croatia again soon and use Filip!
    Oliver P
    2022-07-10
    Filip is an exceptional guide, and would recommend him to anybody for a tour in Croatia and beyond. He is truly knowledgeable and passionate about his country, its history and completely up to date with its politics and current events (and is a great conversationalist). Time spent between tour locations / stops flew by, and we learned so much during the day. Filip went above and beyond to make the day exceptional and truly cared about our experience, making sure we had a great time. Thanks, and hope to see you again in future!