Private Transfer Dubrovnik to Sarajevo OR Sarajevo to Dubrovnik
Distance 236 km
Duration 4h 20min – could be more as routes involves border crossing, and depending on the traffic condition
You can arrange your private transfer to Sarajevo quickly and easily to any address in Sarajevo, and of course also to other destinations. One of our English-speaking drivers will be at your disposal.
Sarajevo is capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its population is little less than half a million which also makes it the biggest city in the country.
The city has long and rich history that has been marked by many different cultures. Having in mind this, Sarajevo and its inhabitants proud themselves with the traditional religious diversity, having adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism coexisting there for centuries.
The largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, named Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010. The people in Sarajevo are very friendly and there is very little crime.
The area of Sarajevo has been continiously settled since the neolithic age.
The modern city of Sarajevo as we know it today arose in the 15th century, after it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire. Sarajevo quickly grew into the largest city in the region. At its height, Sarajevo was the biggest and most important Ottoman city in the Balkans after Istanbul itself.
In 1878, the Austria-Hungarian Empire conquered Bosnia and Herzegovina and annexed it completely in 1908.
During the 20th century, Sarajevo has attracted international attention several times: In 1914 it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia that sparked World War I, while seventy years later it became the host city of the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo also underwent the longest siege in post WWII military history during the 1992-1995 aggression by the Serbian forces.
Today the city is completely recovered and represents a major center of culture and economic development in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo had street lighting before Vienna, as Austro Hungarians had doubts about the safety of electricity and deemed it wiser to first test it in the colonies. Sarajevo was also the first city in Europe and the second city in the world to have a full-time operational electric tram network running through the city, the first being San Francisco.
What to see
Old Town Baščaršija – cobbled streets, mosques and Oriental style shops at the heart the city;
Latin Bridge – location of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that sparked the beginning of World War I;
Vrelo Bosne – source of the Bosna river, beautiful park and picnic spot;
Vijećnica (City Hall);
Gazi Husrev bey’s mosque – one of world’s finest examples of Ottoman architecture;
Morića Han (Morić Inn) – the only preserved Ottoman Inn in Sarajevo;
Bosnian Historical Museum – shows moving display on the siege of Sarajevo from 1992-1995;
National Museum – displays of the natural and human history of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Sarajevo Tunnel Museum – built during the siege of Sarajevo to connect the city with free territory;
Alija Izetbegović Museum – museum of first Bosnian and Herzegovinian president…
Sarajevo airport is relatively small and is located around 10 kilometers from the city centre, in the Butmir suburb.