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Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

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Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

Sarajevo: Visegrad, Sarkan Eight Railway & Kurstendorf Tour

Activity provider: Info Bosnia Tours

From US$ 262.64 per group up to 3

Discover the regions of eastern Bosnia and western Serbia on a full-day tour. See Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, ride along the Sarkan Eight Railway, and explore the replica village of Kurstendorf.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk across the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Embark on a boat cruise on the Drina River
  • Visit the newly-built Andric Town, dedicated to Bosnian Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric
  • Ride on the Sargan Eight narrow-gauge heritage railway line
  • Explore Kurstendorf, a replica of a traditional Serbian village
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Sarajevo. Begin the journey towards the eastern region of Bosnia, taking in views of beautiful mountains and small villages throughout the journey. First, stop at the town of Visegrad and walk across the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Drina River, with exceptional views of the bridge and the surrounding landscapes.  Continue towards the nearby town of Andric, recently built in honor of Nobel Prize winner and writer, Ivo Andric. Cross the border into Serbia and discover Sargan Eight, a narrow-gauge heritage railway line built shortly after WWI. Ride the Ciro locomotive along this scenic route through 22 tunnels, and capture panoramic views of a picturesque region.  After the train ride, travel to Kurstendorf. Also known as Drvengrad, discover a village that was purpose-built for the 2004 film "Life is a Miracle" directed by Emir Kusturica. Explore this charming replica of a traditional Serbian village, which has a hotel, cinema, chapel gallery, and restaurants. Enjoy some time for lunch, at your own expense, before returning to Sarajevo.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drina riverboat ride (5 EUR)
  • Sargan Eight train ride (10 EUR)
  • Entry to Kurstendorf (4 EUR)
  • Bottled water
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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4.7 /5

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Kenan was our guide and our driver for the tour to Visigrad. He took us from our hotel in Sarajevo. We were 3 persons. Kenan don't speak much. But he answered every question that we asked him. As a matter of fact , i liked that kind of guidness. what i didn't like about : Kenan is driving too fast. I was expected to get explantions about the history of Visigrad bridge according to the book "the bridge on the Drina", but Kenan didn't know. He came with no serbian money so we had to look for bank or exchane. In total, I liked the tour and Kenan very much.

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October 7, 2022

The fact that this tour isn't as popular as the others is what intrigued me to begin with. The scenery is outstanding. Andricgrad and Kurstendorf are fascinating projects and definitely worth visiting. The train ride is also a must-see, kind of like time traveling in the past to experience how people used to travel. Visegrad is a beautiful city and the bridge is sureal. The tour guide was as good as can be, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and just an overall pleasant down to earth individual. I'm glad I booked and wish to bring some friends along next time!

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April 10, 2022

Adi was my guide - he is excellent in all respects. The Bosnia Herzegovina history he narrated while en route to the railroad was superb. At all stops on he tour he always made the place interesting. The Sarkan Eight Railway is an engineering marvel. Well worth the tour. A great day.

September 24, 2021

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