Mokra Gora - Višegrad - Tara

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

3 days

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What’s included in this tour?

two night half board at the hotel
boat cruise
lunch in Višegrad
lunch on board
entrance fee for the Wooden Town
the Šargan Eight train drive
the guide
the tour organizing

TOUR OVERVIEW:

DAY ONE

Arrival in Bajina Bašta, check in the hotel, diner and overnight

Bajina Bašta is a town with about 10 thousand inhabitants and some 20 thousand more living in the surrounding hills. The oldest part of the town with symetrical terraced houses dates from the end of the 19th century. The owners of the houses were pety traders and artisans who made up the majority of the town's population.
DAY TWO

Breakfast, departure to Mokra Gora, Šargan Eight train ride

Šargan Eight is the Europe’s most attractive narrow gauge museum railway, mentioned as the masterpiece among the similar railways. From 1925 until 1974 the railway connected Belgrade to Sarajevo and kept the doors of Mokra Gora Mt. open to the world. As predicted by Mitar Tarabić, the famous prophet from the nearby village of Kremna, a railway had been built and then forgotten. However, people did remember it and the railway was rebuilt as a visitor attraction. Today, the sounds of wooden wagons on steel rails can once again be heard between Šargan and Mokra Gora. Travelling the famous figure of eight route, it’s almost impossible for passengers to determine where the train has already passed and where it has yet to go.
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Depart for Višegrad, visit to the bridge of Mehmed Pasha Sokolović and Andrićgrad, lunch

Situated in the east of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on both banks of the River Rzav, on the spot where the river flows into the Drina, lies the town of Višegrad. The town’s greatest attraction is the bridge over the Drina built by Mehmed Pasha Sokolović in 1571, a bridge described in the Nobel prize winning novel The Bridge on the Drina, written by the Serbian novelist Ivo Andrić. In 2014 Andrić Town was opened for visitors in Višegrad, as a visitor, cultural and educational centre based on an idea by film director Emir Kusturica, inspired by the literary characters of Ivo Andrić. Its architecture is a mix of different eras and styles that passed throughout Višegrad history: the Byzantine style, the Ottoman period, the Renaissance and Classicism.
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Return back to Mokra Gora, Visit to Drvengrad, return to the hotel, dinner, overnight

This is ethno village with an urban form and structure. It’s located on Mokra Gora’s Mećavnik Hill and was designed by the film director Emir Kusturica. It consists of wooden houses, essentially log cabins that have retained their authenticity. The village offers restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and locally handcrafted products, galleries, a cinema, and a restaurant serving local specialities.
DAY THREE

Breakfast, visit to the Monastery Rača

Rača monastery is situated on the banks of the small river Rača, in the vicinity of Bajina Bašta. This medieval monastery was founded by the Serbian king, Dragutin Nemanjić. During the Ottoman period, the monastery was one of the most important cultural centres for Serbian people. Rača monastery was renowned for secretly copying Serbian literature in order to maintain cultural legacy. During World War II Rača monastery kept Miroslav's Gospel, the largest and the most important 12th century document of Serbian literature. It was saved from being burnt by being hidden under the stone plates of the monastery’s altar.
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Visit to Tara National Park – Mitrovac, Banjska stena viewpoint, Zaovine Lake

Tara was declared a national park on July 13th, 1981. It covers an area of about 24.991,82 hectares. Due to its favorable climate and remoteness, Tara is home to a rare relict and endemic tree species of the Balkan Peninsula, the Pančić Spruce, and many other natural monuments that can be called living fossils. The average height of Mount Tara is 1000-1200 meters above sea level. Its highest point is Kozji Rid (1591 m) and the lowest (291 m) is at Lake Perucac. The River Vrelo is the strongest karstic spring in the national park, and it flows into the Drina River after flowing 365 meters. Tara has a mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters with a lot of snow. It often rains in May. July and August are the driest months, and autumn is sunny and warmer than spring.
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Return back to the lake Perucac, boat cruise through the Drina River Gorge, lunch on board, the end of tour

The Drina canyon is one of the deepest in the world, up to 1,000 meters in some parts. Perućac lake is 54 km long and it stretches all the way to Visegrad. Navigating through the canyon of the Drina River you will enjoy in a magical area surrounded by cool green water and forest covered cliffs.

NOTE:

Tour is organized only for closed groups of minimum 30 adult traveling passengers.

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