Jajce Tour: Travnik, Pliva Watermills and Pliva Lake

5 (102 Reviews)
From: €65,00
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12 hours

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Daily Tour

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About this tour

The Travnik and Jajce Tour ranks as the second most popular day trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s a tour you won’t want to miss. Travnik, a city steeped in history and culinary delights, is renowned as the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ivo Andrić. You’ll wander through the beautifully preserved Fourth Stari Grad (Old City), a captivating remnant of medieval Bosnia, bearing the imprints of later periods.

However the adventure doesn’t end there! Our journey continues to the captivating town of Jajce, nestled along the banks of the Pliva and Vrbas rivers. Once a royal city, it has transformed into another captivating open-air museum, boasting an astounding 29 national monuments. At the heart of Jajce lies the magnificent 21-meter-tall waterfall. Majestic wonder that proudly ranks among the world’s top 12 most beautiful waterfalls (according to locals).

Still the tour’s grand finale awaits at the Pliva Watermills, an enchanting location for the most incredible photos, with its fairy-tale charm and natural beauty.

If you are staying three or more days in Sarajevo, check our 3-days package sand save money!


  • Witness a stunning waterfall where the Pliva River meets the Vrbas River. Enter mistical catacombs and explore a hilltop medieval fortress while taking in the town's picturesque beauty
  • Walk through the charming Old Town with Ottoman-era architecture and enter Colorful mosque, visit the vividly blue Plava Voda spring, and explore the historic Travnik Fortress.
  • With your camera in hand, capture the enchanting fairytale-like beauty of the watermills nestled amidst the serene Pliva Lake surroundings.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Bosnian Homemade Sandwich (vegetarian option available)
  • Entrance fees to Travnik and Jajce fortress, Catacombs and Waterfall
  • Tour is shared (unless specified)
  • Standard tours are in English (unless specified)
  • Optional Tips: Always Appreciated



Once a royal city, Jajce has transformed into an open-air museum boasting an impressive collection of 29 national monuments. At its heart lies the magnificent 21-meter-tall Jajce Waterfall, proudly ranked among the world's 12 most beautiful waterfalls (according to locals). Prepare to be awe-struck by this natural wonder as the water falls with majestic splendor. Enter into the Catacomb, an underground church with a fascinating history, visit the Bear Tower, and see the church where the last Bosnian king was crowned. In addition, Jajce features a museum devoted to the fight against Nazism, which makes it a particularly engaging site.


Our journey begins with a visit to the delightful town of Travnik, often hailed as both a living museum and a haven for food enthusiasts (Travnik ćevapi). Notably, it is the birthplace of the renowned Yugoslav novelist and Nobel Prize laureate, Ivo Andrić. While wandering through the cobblestone streets of Travnik, you will come upon the captivating Fourth Stari Grad (Old Town), an impeccably preserved relic from medieval Bosnia, significantly influenced by the Ottoman era. As you delve into the depths of this historical gem, you'll swiftly realize why Travnik stands as a living testament to the intricate history of Bosnia. Beneath the fortress lies a hidden treasure—a blue water spring, offering crystal-clear, drinkable water. The river's unique character is mirrored in the charming shops lining its banks. Among the mosques dotting the Bosnian landscape, the Colorful Mosque in Travnik stands out as a genuine marvel. Even locals find themselves irresistibly drawn to its exquisite floral ornamentation and the minaret placed on the "unconventional" side.

Pliva lake

Just a mere five kilometers away from Jajce, Pliva Lake was born from the transformation of the Pliva River's course, also serving as a vital hydro-energy source. The lake is a haven for birdwatchers, offering sightings of herons, kingfishers, and graceful swans. Kayakers are especially fond of Pliva Lake due to its serene, flat waters—an ideal destination for paddling enthusiasts. OPTIONAL: Those interested in seeing the lake from a new angle might take a brief boat excursion.

Pliva Watermills

And just when you think our tour couldn't get any better, we'll lead you to the Pliva Watermills. This enchanting location feels straight out of a fairy tale, offering a perfect setting for capturing unforgettable memories through your camera lens. The Watermills are a one-of-a-kind piece of history built during the Austro-Hungarian period, perfectly fitted in the natural environment. Today, a few of these watermills still continue to grind grain using power of water. 


Full-Day (8+ hours)





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(102 Reviews)
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GetYourGuide Review

Fatuma (United Kingdom)

As I travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina all by myself I decided to book a day trip outside of Sarajevo. This tour will literally take your breath away with how stunning the scenery is in Travnik and beyond. It's so history rich and our guide Adnan was knowledgeable. He was an amazing tour guide and I loved hearing his own life stories which were so rich. All in all terrific trip which I would recommend to all.
Tripadvisor Review


This tour is highly recommended. The scenery is serene. It decided to SNOW today in spring nonetheless we had an amazing time and spectacular views of the mountains from the fortresses. Fariz was an amazing guide and the driver was excellent in driving. They both are friendly and assured that we are comfortable. Fariz is knowledgeable and explained everything clearly to us. Me and my husband enjoyed the tour a lot.
Viator Review


Die Tour war traumhaft und hat die Erwartungen meiner Eltern übertroffen. Ibrahim hat sich toll um meine Eltern gekümmert und auch Rücksicht auf das Alter, Papi ist 80, genommen. Viel gesehen und Geschichte von Bosnien und Herzegowina gezeigt bekommen. Wir sind begeistert. Der Anbieter ist vom Herzen zu empfehlen, auch für Rentner 😉. Hvala lijepa!!!!

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