Šargan eight

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

1 day

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What’s included in this tour?

entrance fee for the ethno village Wooden Town
the Šargan Eight drive
lunch in Visegrad
guide services

TOUR OVERVIEW:

START

Arrival in Bajina Bašta, meeting the guide

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.
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Visit to Drvengrad (Wooden Town)

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.
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Depart for Visegrad, 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, Šargan Eight train ride, the end of tour

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.

NOTE: Package is based on minimum 30 adult traveling passengers.

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