A touch of culture and tradition
This tour of Banja Luka and the surrounding area will offer you two unique perspectives on our beautiful city: the one from the marvelous and calming Vrbas River and the one through the busy streets of the city. You will get to know the traditional way of navigating the river on the so-called Dayak boat, the symbol of the city of Banja Luka. You will also taste top wines from a winery located near the city. You will get to know local customs, culture and traditions, and much more on this unique multi-day tour through our region.
|Destination||Banja Luka, Krupa na Vrbasu, Wine trail-East (Jungić winery)|
- transport and driver
- walking tour of the city accompanied by a professional tourist guide
- tour of the Marija Zvijezda monastery and souvenir shop
- tasting of local food
Travel With Car
Tradition trip details.
Upon arrival and accommodation, in agreement with the tour guide, a walking tour of the city and a ride by special boat. The Vrbas boat called "dayak" is a specific boat only for the Vrbas river and the city of Banjaluka, like a gondola for Venice. Over the centuries, this unusual vessel became a symbol of the city, leaving its mark on the culture of the people of Banja Luka. It was used for commercial purposes, for transporting goods from coast to coast, along the water or down the water. For navigation, a 15-kilometer long route is used, in the urban part of the city, where Vrbas is characterized by shallow depths along the banks and a suitable bottom for pushing off with a pole, after which the boat got its name. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of the city that you will enjoy to the fullest!
Included: transport and driver, host, tour of the Marija Zvijezda monastery and souvenir shop, host in the monastery, tour of the first hydroelectric power plant in Banja Luka, tour of the brewery (entrances to the museum included), lunch at the Lovački Bar, departure and tour of Slatina
Not included: personal expenses Get acquainted with the history of the city and find out numerous interesting facts. After visiting the monastery, a pleasant walk follows, as well as lunch in one of the most interesting restaurants.
During this trip, you will visit and enjoy the natural beauty and learn about the cultural heritage of the Republic of Srpska and the traditional crafts of the local population. The package includes a tour of the Krupa waterfall with a visit to the mills, familiarization with the old techniques of flour preparation, as well as a tasting of the local gastronomic offer, prepared according to the recipe of old generations. Arrival in the ethnic village of Ljubačke doline, which was set up as an open-air museum with the intention of showing the life of an average family collective from this area, its traditional architecture, material culture and furniture from the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century.
For all true lovers of wine and nature, the best option is a trip “Wine Route”. At the beginning of our journey to custom winery Jungić, you will get acquainted with its history and all the products they offer. The friendly hosts will show you the process of wine production from the very beginning to the final consumption. After that, we go to the beautiful monastery, which is located in the heart of nature.