Višegrad, Andrićgrad, Mokra gora - two days tour

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Tour code: #131
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Visit Andricgrad and Mecavnik, two gems built by Emir Kusturica, the famous film director, take a ride on the Šargan Eight, discover the village of Zlakusu and enjoy a boat ride on the Drina River.


Visit to the Nikolje Monastery
Visit to visit to Andrićgrad
Train Ride on the Šargan Eight railway
visit to Drvengrad ethno-themed park
boat ride on Drina River (optional)
visit to Potpeće Cave

Tour description:

Day one (Saturday)

We'll start from Novi Sad at 7.00 AM from the parking lot opposite the Hotel Sajam; our passengers from Belgrade will join us at 8.30 AM.

Our first stop will be in the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar gorge, where we'll visit the Nikolje Monastery, the most beautiful among the 16 monasteries in the area. Just a short drive away from the gorge is the village of Potpeće and above it, the imposing cave is best known for its huge entrance in the shape of an elephant. We'll enjoy our lunch in the "Terzića avlija" restaurant.

After lunch, we continue the journey to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After a 10-minutes' drive, we'll arrive in the town of Višegrad and the hotel. After the check-in, we'll have a tour around Andrićgrad, a stone city dedicated to Ivo Andrić, the famous writer and the only Serbian Noble Prize Winner. During the summer months, while the days are longer, we recommend a short boat ride along the Drina river.

After dinner at the hotel, you'll have free time to explore places in Andrićgrad suitable for spending the evening in, including a beer hall, wine tavern,  a rakia bar, patisseries, etc.

Day two (Sunday)

After breakfast at 7.30 AM, an optional visit to the Ivo Andrić Schoolroom follows, where an interesting lecture about his life and work will be given.

Crossing the border back into Serbia, we reach Mokra Gora village where we'll board to the train that will take us on a narrow gauge railway known as the Šargan Eight. It got its name after the way the railway climbs and makes a twist in the shape of a number 8. 

After this amazing train ride, we'll visit the hill of Mećavnik where the famed movie director Emir Kusturica built an ethno-themed “Wooden Town”, or Drvengrad. Free time for lunch.

During our journey towards Belgrade, we'll take another break in Ovčar Banja. We'll arrive in Belgrade, and then Novi Sad, in late evening hours.

Note: in case the train timetable changes, we'll first visit the Mećavnik Hill and then go on our train ride. In that case, we'll have lunch at the restaurant in Mokra Gora train station or in one of the restaurants in Ovčar Banja.

* Upon application for arrangement, it would be necessary to write down the address of the passenger in the footnote. This step is necessary to Issue you a Travel Guarantee Certificate. 


Dates of departure:

Sat 01.08.2020
Sat 05.09.2020
Sat 03.10.2020
Sat 06.03.2021
Sat 03.04.2021
Sat 01.05.2021
Sat 05.06.2021

Location of departure Address of location Time of departure Supplement or discount for departure from the place
850 RSD

Conditions for free cancellation

It is possible to cancel the trip with full reimbursement up untill 5 days before the day of departure.

Guide language

Serbian, English

Notes for transport

A van or a mini-bus with up to 30 seats. SURCHARGE FOR THE DEPARTURE FROM NOVI SAD: 8€ PER PERSON

Note for accommodation

The additional cost for a single room is 15 EUR.

Included in price

Accommodation in Andrićev Konak Hotel (3*) in Višegrad or the Pansion in Andrićgrad: 1/2 and 1/3 rooms, half-board (breakfast and dinner)
Licensed tourist guide as well as a local guide in Andrićgrad

Not included in price

Lunch at Terzića avlija restaurant in Potpeće; a la card lunch from 700 RSD (prior reservation through agency needed)
Admission fee to Potpeće Cave (adults 240, children 170 RSD)
train ticket for the Šargan Eight railway (900 RSD, payment needed at the time of reservation in the agency)
entry ticket for Drvengrad (250 RSD, payment needed at the time of reservation in the agency)
individual passenger expenses
International travel insurance (issued by the agency):
About 100 rsd for people under 18, about 142, 00 rsd for people 18 to 70, about 420, 00 rsd for people 70 to 86.
The agency's recommendation is that the traveler has this type of insurance.

Notes on dressing

No bare shoulders or short pants in the monastery. In case of colder weather, warm clothes are suggested during the train ride.

Notes on benefits

This program will be realized for a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 30 passengers. Fewer people in group mean better mobility and more attention from the guide. Citizens of Serbia can cross the state border with Bosnia-Herzegovina both with their passports as well as just with their ID cards.

Terms of payment

40% of the total value of the arrangement no later than 2 days from the receipt of the payment instruction and the remaining amount no later than 10 days before the start of the tour; Dina, Master card, Visa;