Sarajevo Tour from Dubrovnik

  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration app. 14 hours, start time 05:30AM, all 2024
  • Instant Confirmation, with only 20% deposit paid by PayPal in advance
  • Private Pick-up (type your address in booking-form)
  • Physical rating: Light (light walking, nothing too challenging)
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Sarajevo Landmark Fountain Sebilj
Sarajevo Oriental Carpets
Sarajevo 1993 War Damage
Sarajevo center
Sarajevo Old City Hall
Sarajevo War Souvenirs
Mostar Old Bridge
Photo Stop at Pocitelj
Bosnian Coffee
Cevapcici traditional Bosnian Meat Dish
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Tour Highlights

  • SARAJEVO OLD TOWN – numerous historical and cultural sights (Bascarsija, Sebilj, Latin Bridge)
  • PRIVATE WALKING TOUR – stroll Sarajevo streets with a local licensed guide
  • TRADITIONAL BOSNIAN LUNCH – try Cevapcici, SIS-CEVAP, BUREK, and other famous local delicacies (at your own expense)
  • MOSTAR OLD TOWN VISIT – 16.ct Old Bridge, Bazaar Street, Koski beg Mosque

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The city of Sarajevo is the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the 10 cities that must be visited in Europe according to Lonely Planet Guides. It is located 270 km/160 miles from Dubrovnik.

It was founded half a millennium ago with the arrival of Ottomans (Turkish Center, Fountain, Mosques, and covered Bazaar).

Sarajevo was also ground zero of World War 1 (Prince Franz Ferdinand was assassinated crossing Miljacka River in the center of Sarajevo in 1914), it was home to the Winter Olympics 1984 when the whole world got to know this place. Unfortunately, it also suffered greatly in the 90s being under siege for more than 3 years and heavily damaged in the 1992-1995 War, a lot of which can be seen today. Drive from Dubrovnik takes about 4 hours and 15 mins.

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 then into Bosnia near the village of Ravno, passing the Serbian part of Bosnia (Ljubinje) and through medieval cities of Stolac 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.

Itinerary: (Example)

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  • 05:30 – Pick up from your hotel/apartment/airport/sea port – I*
  • 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) – C*, and Hamzici
  • 10:15 – Arrival Sarajevo, meeting with local guide – D*
  • 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 – E*
  • 16:45 – Departure Mostar
  • 19:15 – Arrival Dubrovnik hotel/apartment/port

What is included?

  • air conditioned vehicle, professional driver-guide throughout the whole journey
  • private tour of Sarajevo with Sarajevo local licensed guide
  • Visit to Mostar

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)


  • Guests need to have valid passport/visa with them at all times during whole duration of the tour
  • Bosnian currency – BAM – Bosnian Mark (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 booking form to check availability, prices, and book your tour
  • 20% deposit is required at the time of booking by PayPal
  • The outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail

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fantastic sarajevo
Carter Quillen and Brenda Roth
November 16, 2023
Our Sarajevo & Bosnia Ultimate 2-Day Tour with Miho was fantastic. Miho is a knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor with whom you feel well cared for. His insights into the regions history and diversity were fascinating.
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Our friendship was established when in one of those "it's a small world" moments, we discovered we have a mutual friend from our home town in Florida! We highly recommend booking with Dubrovnik Day Tours as they offer unique tours and are very easy to work with. Zivjeli to their staff.
amazing tours with expert locals
September 18, 2023
We did 2 tours with this company, the dubrovnik > sarajevo > mostar trip, and the bosnia > montenegro trip. both were excellent and truly eye opening. Booking and communication over email was easy,
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and pickups were confirmed the day before. After a deposit, they only accept cash, so plan accordingly. The drivers were both great and were very professional. The answered so many questions, and gave us a lot of insight into the local culture and history. would definitely recommend this company. Notes on the sarajevo/mostar trip: - this is a long day, be well rested and prepared, started at 5:30am and ended at 8:00pm. thankfully the border crossing was quick and followed by a bakery pit stop then a cafe pit stop with an amazing view. - sarajevo is awesome and definitely the star of the show!! the included walking tour was great (sampled some amazing baklava, and saw some traditional live craft-making). we then had about 1.5 hours to piddle around old town and eat. wish we had more time here, lots to see and explore. vendors seemed very nice and relaxed. lots of shops with a nice atmosphere. shops accept euros and visit return either bosnian marks or euros. some accepted credit card. - mostar gave us mixed feelings, it was nice to see and walk through for a few minutes but everything was over priced, vendors were all on edge, and it was over crowded. we saw a stolen purse on the side of the road, be on alert. the views from the bridge are fantastic. a local on the bridge as taking spectator money to see his associate jump off the bridge. we walked down to the river to get a nice view of the bridge. i think in total we spent 30 minutes and needed to escape the heat and the smoke and crowds. there is one bathroom you could use for 50 cents deeper into town. Notes on the bosnia > montenegro trip - Trebinje is a really nice town, with 2 amazing orthodox churches! the one in town looked a lot nicer than the one on the hill. - perast was lovely to walk through for 15 mins; there was a shop which let us use their bathroom after a purchase. we arranged our own boat ride to the lady of the rock church (we took a bigger boat which left every 10mins and cost 10euro round trip for 2; some locals in small boats were offering 5 per person for 1 way) the church itself was anything but spiritual: too crowded/hot/cigarette smoke. one way entry/exit and long slow lines to move. not worth entering at all. they ask for 2 euros to enter. the ride itself was worth it for the views. the island felt like a hellish tourist trap. - port of montenegro was very scenic and we walked along it for a while and had an amazing local lunch here with our driver. - bay of kotor is surreal and the star of the show, amazing vistas - kotor old town was nice and you can get a good idea of it in a couple hours (we were dropped off there for the night). the included walking tour was a little rushed because we hit some traffic driving into old town; but it was good none the less.
Wonderful 1-day tour to Sarajevo
Juan C N
August 5, 2022
We took the 1-day tour to Sarajevo with Filip as our guide/driver. What an experience it was! Filip is very energetic, friendly and knowledgeable - and a great ambassador for Croatia too. Filip spared no effort to make this an amazing day for us. He made sure we made the most of our time, remaining flexible to accommodate our requests
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- including our music in the car! :) We couldn't believe how much we managed to fit in a single day tour. Definitely worth the money. I'd highly recommend this tour.
July 5, 2022
Sarajevo Day Tour. My husband and I took the day tour to Sarajevo and could not recommend enough. Filip our tour guide was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. As we passed through each region, Filip went through the history and some local information on each place, which we would never have learned on a solo
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trip. When we arrived in Sarajevo, we were met by Emina who gave us a walking tour followed by some free time to wander through this beautiful, unique city. On the way back we stopped off in Mostar and some beautiful villages before arriving back to Dubrovnik. It was a long day with a 5.30am start, but it was really worth it, not least because of all the information we got along the way. 5 stars and to be highly recommended! Christina
Excellent Sarajevo tour and more
Sebastian P
June 6, 2022
I had a wonderful day doing the Sarajevo tour. Filip is extremely courteous and knowledgeable about the history, geography and food of the region. On the way to Sarajevo, he kindly stopped at several locations to enable me
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to take pictures of the stunning scenery. We also had traditional Bosnian meat and cheese pies for breakfast with Bosnian coffee. In Sarajevo, I had a fantastic and informative walking tour with Medina (starting with a detailed description of the day of Franz Ferdinand's assassination), and then had time to walk through the city myself. On the way back from Sarajevo we stopped at a family owned restaurant, with a stunning mountain view, for lamb on a spit with roast potatoes and salad. Lastly, we stopped at Mostar, where the devastation of the war, visible in the bullet and shell marks on the buildings, contrasts with the majestic Stari Most and its surroundings. It was close to sunset so a perfect time for a picture of the bridge. I recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to see beautiful mountains and rivers, have some great traditional food, and learn about the rich and turbulent history of this area.
Amazing tour
John O
September 14, 2021
We took a private tour to Sarajevo! Our guide, Ivo, was amazing. He made the trip spectacular. The scenery was amazing and seeing Sarajevo was awesome! If you go to Dubrovnik, take a tour with this company as it will be a trip to remember! They're the best.
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Full day tour from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo and Mostar
Golden Spiral
August 14, 2021
Myself and two friends participated in the full day tour from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo and Mostar. It was a long day with an early start but we had a wonderful time. Baldo the driver was really fantastic and we can truly recommend booking tours with this company.
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Great tour of Sarajevo and Mostar
July 24, 2019
Ivo was a wonderful tour guide. He picked us up right on time and ensured that everything ran smoothly.
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He was very personable and knowledgeable about the region and gave us a lot of useful information for the rest of our trip. We learned so much and would recommend this tour and Ivo to anyone.
Day trip to Sarajevo and Mostar – Fabulus driver!
October 24, 2018
Wow, we were blown away with how much we enjoyed this trip out. It's a long day, but well worth it. One of the best things about the day was our driver. We were really inquisitive about the war of Yugoslavia
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and our driver was really happy to answer our questions. He made the trip so more interesting because of his knowledge. The car was of a high standard as was his driving. He took care of our passports to ensure there were no unnecessary hold-ups at the border crossings. Bosnia has some lovely scenery, I wish i'd asked to stop to take some photos. On arrival in Sarajevo he introduced us to a local guide who he'd made arrangements with. Again a local man who had great knowledge of the political history, and even recommended a restaurant serving traditional Ćevapi which is delicious. We then headed out to Mostar where we had no guide, but didn't really need one, it's just one cobbled street of markets/shops leading to the infamous bridge. There was a fantastic photo display on the bridge showing photos taken during the war.
Excellent tour
September 24, 2018
We had an excellent time on this tour with Josip. Our tour was private and even though I had to change the number of parties who would be attending the tour at the last minute,
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Josip was very accommodating. Josip was very communicative throughout the entire booking process and was very informative. The car was extremely comfortable which was great because of the length of the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to take a day trip to Sarajevo which is a beautiful place.
Sarajevo day trip from Dubrovnik was fantastic
September 24, 2018
We had an incredible day trip to Sarajevo and Mostar with Filip. Everything about the trip was smooth and easy, including all logistics.
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Our family of 4 (including two kids) really enjoyed Filip - who is a great guide, and is very very knowledgeable. The guide in Sarajevo was also fantastic. We also happened to eat some amazing roadside food on the drive including traditional Bosnian roasted lamb and meat pies - all suggestions of Filip. One of the best cultural day trips we have had. If you are a student of the history and culture of this region, lease book this trip and ask for Filip!
Dubrovnik to Sarajevo in 1 day – don’t miss it!
September 24, 2018
As we only had 1 day spare to visit Sarajevo, we chose to do it with Dubrovnik Day Tours as they were able to accommodate what we wanted to see.
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Filip was the best tour guide we've ever had. We left Dubrovnik at 5am (best time to see the Old Town with no-one in it!) and arrived back at 8pm. It was a BIG day but well worth it. The scenery is amazing - mountains, rivers and orchards. Totally different to what we expected to see. We stopped for morning tea at a bakery to sample Bosnian pite and stopped along the way for a couple of photo stops and to stretch our legs. When we arrived in Sarajevo we had a local tour guide show us around for over an hour. He was very informative and showed us the many areas and cultural influences of Sarajevo. He shared with us his personal experience of living in Sarajevo during the siege from 1992-1996. We chose to go to the Tunnel of Hope and we are glad we did as you can walk through a small section of the tunnel, see video footage and photo displays of the siege. We go to visualise everything we had heard about. We stopped for a late lunch of lamb spit in Herzegovina. Mouth watering and worth waiting until 3pm for lunch (great view too). We stopped at Mostar to see the Stari Most (Old Bridge). Biggest disappointment of the trip - very commercial. You have to walk through shops and cafes to stand on the bridge and you can't get photos of it. You have to go to the new bridge to take photos of it from a distance. Filip was the driver and the guide in a comfortable sedan. He really knew history and was really interesting to talk to - we even chatted about music! if you are staying in Dubrovnik and only have 1 day to spare to see Sarajevo, just do it, you won't be disappointed.
Sarajevo and Mostar tour
Jody F
August 24, 2018
Doria took us on a day tour to Sarajevo and Mostar. It was a long day, but Baldo expertly drove and guided us through Herzegovina and the beautiful Bosnian mountains to the two fabulous cities.
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The war, unfortunately, has left deep scars, but the Bosnian people were warm and welcoming. I highly recommend this tour to anyone staying in Dubrovnik, especially if you want to avoid the hordes (and heat) of the tourist season in Dubrovnik.
Great private tours experience
August 24, 2018
My parents and I have recently did 2 day trips to Sarajevo and Montenegro. Both trips were well planned and our tour guide was awesome. Had a great time.
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