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Belgrade

Serbia’s capital will take you in with its brutalist architecture, buzzing nightlife, and friendly locals.

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Belgrade: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise with Fruits and Drinks

1. Belgrade: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise with Fruits and Drinks

This atmospheric cruise is a great start to your evening in Belgrade. Let yourself be swept away by the magic and beauty of the city. The magic hour cruise is the most romantic way to explore Belgrade district by night. Get on board your boat, sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Pass under the bridges of Belgrade and soak up the magical atmosphere this tour will offer you. Discover the beautiful sights, floating houses, bridges, enchanting lights, and historic architecture under the city’s sky. The Magic hour cruise also offers wine, beer, water or soft drinks. On your way back, the sun goes down and the city lights will be switched on.

Belgrade: 2-Hour City Boat Cruise

2. Belgrade: 2-Hour City Boat Cruise

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a ride down the Sava and Danube rivers on a city boat cruise with an expert guide. Cruise by the Great War Island on your way to Zemun, where you'll see the Millenium tower. Learn about Zemun's history as a separate town until the middle of the 20th century. Enjoy views of the Belgrade fortress from various perspectives, and learn all about its construction and strategic importance.

From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

3. From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

Departing from your accommodation, head toward the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. For an hour, you will enjoy the colorful landscapes of the Pannonian Plain while hearing stories about the turbulent history of the area. Reaching the Fruska Gora region, you will find over 16 medieval Orthodox monasteries nested in this region. Explore one on the way toward Sremski Karlovci, a quiet little Baroque town with small houses, churches palaces, gardens and an impressive history. Visit the Chapel of Peace, where a peace treaty was signed. Visit the main square, the Four Lion Fountain, the Karlovci Gymnasium, town hall, Roman Catholic Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and more.  You will be able to taste two of the most famous products from the local regions, a famous Bermet wine and Kuglof cake, a touch of German tradition brought to Karlovci by German settlers in the 18th century. Your next stop will be the Petrovaradin Fortress, one of the largest strongholds in Europe still preserved. Built by the Austrian Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries, this fortress played a significant role in defending the middle European countries from Ottoman attacks. You will be able to walk through the fortress, passing through some of its gates and see some of the interesting places from the top like City Museum, the old military barracks and the clock tower. Enjoy the view over the Danube and the city of Novi Sad. As the second largest city in Serbia with its typical Central European appearance and proud history of being a cultural and intellectual center in the Austro-Hungarian Empire for which it earned the nickname 'Serbian Athens.' See the Museum of Vojvodina and Dunavski Park, the largest green area in the city, the beautiful neo-Romantic Serbian Orthodox Bishop’s Palace and visit the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. George from the 18th century with its invaluable iconostasis painted by famous Serbian painter Paja Jovanovic. Walk through the main street further on enjoying the 18th and 19th century architecture as well as endless rows of cafes and restaurants and then reach the Liberty Square, a central point in the city. Here, you will find the town hall, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Finance Palace and the neo-Classical edifice of the oldest city hotel Vojvodina. You will then pass by the Serbian National Theater and reach the city synagogue, the beautiful Hungarian Secession-style building, one of the largest European synagogues still standing. Then, take a break for a traditional Serbian lunch (at your own expense), shopping and enjoying Novi Sad and, at the arranged time, get back into the vehicle and head back to Belgrade.

Belgrade: Resava Cave, Manasija Monastery & Lisine Waterfall

4. Belgrade: Resava Cave, Manasija Monastery & Lisine Waterfall

Start with pickup from Belgrade at 8:00 AM. Travel to the first stop, Manasija Monastery, which was built in the 15th century by Serbian ruler, Stefan Lazarevic. Discover one the most significant medieval monuments in Serbia known for its artistic, cultural and historical value. Explore the monastery which is surrounded by magnificent towers of the medieval fortress which surrounds it. Continue to Resava Cave, one of the oldest and largest caves in Serbia. Explore the interior of the 80 million-year-old cave which measures approximately 4.5 kilometers in length. See numerous and magnificent halls, channels, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and flowstone waterfalls. Finally, make a final stop at the Veliki Buk waterfall which is over 20 meters high and is one of the highest and most impressive waterfalls in Serbia. Return to Belgrade in the evening time.

Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

5. Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

Your unforgettable boat cruise along Belgrade's rivers will begin at the beautiful district of Zemun, renowned for its grand architecture and unique landscape.  For the next 2 hours, relax on a pontoon boat with all the necessary facilities. Start by sipping a welcome drink and preparing to enjoy an invigorating experience away from the maddening crowds. Cruise past the Great War Island, a strategic defense point of Belgrade and wildlife shelter. Then, enter the delta of Danube and Sava, gradually approaching the Kalemegdan fortress, Belgrade's largest park, and most important historical monument. Along your journey, pass under all the city’s major bridges and as you cruise, your expert crew will tell you interesting stories various landmarks and teach you about the customs and culture of Serbian people.

From Belgrade: Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting

6. From Belgrade: Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting

Depart Belgrade and travel towards the natural reserve of Fruška Gora, home to 17 active monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Learn about the region's wine industry at a traditional winery in Sremski Karlovci, where you will sample regional wine specialties.  Marvel at the Baroque architecture of the city center, including Serbia's oldest secondary school at the Gymnasium of Karlovci. Continue to the Petrovaradin Fortress – known as the Gibraltar on the Danube – and admire the medieval fortifications built in the 17th and 18th centuries to defend the country from the Turks. Move on to Novi Sad, Serbia's second city and a melting pot of cultures thanks to its rich history on the border of the former Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. Stroll along the historic streets of Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina in the pedestrian zone and see the elegant City Hall. Discover the house where Albert Einstein's wife lived, and get some free time for lunch in a traditional restaurant of Vojvodina. 

From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour of West Serbia

7. From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour of West Serbia

Prepare yourself for an exciting and unforgettable adventure set in Western Serbia, the most naturally vibrant region in the country. With a morning departure from Belgrade, this unforgettable day will start with a drive to wild and almost untouched nature, tasty cuisine, and friendly and hospitable people. The route leads us to drive along the gorgeous Drina River where we will have a unique opportunity to see the world-famous attraction, “The House on the Drina” an isolated house made of logs on a river stone. The cherry on top will be the breathtaking view from the viewpoint positioned above the stunning landscape composed of high mountains and the Drina River itself. Our first goal on the tour is a unique retro “Šargan 8 Railway”. The unique drive with the retro-train called “Nostalgy” will bring you back to times passed and let you fully enjoy the scenery and numerous tunnels. While you are enjoying amazing landscapes you will learn how this project was a huge victory of technology over nature, why it is named by a number, and how it became Europe’s most attractive narrow gauge railway. After this “time travel” ride, something equally fabulous awaits us in the continuation of the tour. Film fans will be overjoyed to visit the breathtaking Ethno-village “Wooden Town” that famous director Emir Kusturica built. All the objects at this charming complex are made from natural materials, mostly wood. An especially interesting and glamorous event happening in this town is the film festival “Kustendorf”, a highly respected annual celebration of motion picture. Drive through the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Canyon that extends above the meanders of the Western Morava River. Enjoy more of the beautiful Western Serbia scenery before heading back to Belgrade.

Western Serbia 1-Day Tour of the Key Sites from Belgrade

8. Western Serbia 1-Day Tour of the Key Sites from Belgrade

Be collected from your accommodation in Belgrade and head to the countryside of Western Serbia, which is known for wild and untouched nature. For just over two hours, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Listen to interesting stories about this part of the country from your guide.  You will stop at an amazing viewpoint then head to Bajina Bašta, which is a small town in the foothill of Mt. Tara. Here, you will see the world-famous attraction The House on the Drina. This is an isolated house made of logs, which is perched precariously on a river stone. Next, head to the Sargan Eight train and ride this narrow railway. You will pass several viewpoints of the stunning Mokra Gora along the way. The authentic cars with wooden seats, wood burning stoves, and characteristic rattling sound will take you back to 1925, which is when this railway was put in operation. After the ride, continue your journey to the nearby Mećavnik, which is known as the Wooden City. The famous director Emir Kusturica decided to build it during the shooting of his film Life is a Miracle. Here, you will stop to enjoy a traditional lunch. After the meal, you will head back to Belgrade where you will arrive late in the afternoon.

Belgrade: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

9. Belgrade: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/ her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once your booking is received, you will be contacted to confirm all the details for the tour such as the meeting place and time, language and your contact information. In addition, you will also be asked some further questions to get to know you better. The right local will be handpicked for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2-hours). During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city. They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city. Through conversations with your local guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in the city, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Belgrade: Mokra Gora, Drvengrad, and Sargan 8 Railroad Tour

10. Belgrade: Mokra Gora, Drvengrad, and Sargan 8 Railroad Tour

Travel to Western Serbia to the beautiful Mokra Gora. Visit the Drvengrad ethno complex along the way and ride the Sargan 8 railroad. Note: from November 1st until March 31st Sargan 8 railroad is closed for visits. Instead of train ride, you will visit Zlatibor mountain, one of the most popular leisure destinations in Serbia. The narrow-gauge, figure-8-shaped Sargan railroad in Mokra Gora has been recently rebuilt and is a popular area attraction. Enjoy a ride through the area’s stunning landscapes. Next stop on the 12-hour trip is the ethno complex of Drvengrad. The town was built as a filming location by the famous director Emir Kusturica. On the way back to Belgrade, you will make a stop at the Drina River bank to take some photos of the unique house on the river. See authentic Serbian wooden houses from the 18th century, two restaurants, accommodation, a library, a gallery, a cinema, and a souvenir shop. Explore the town as your guide provides commentary on the local culture.

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What people are saying about Belgrade

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 975 reviews

Our guide Tamara was super knowledgeable and friendly. I had already visited Belgrade Fortress briefly, but this tour was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and learn more about the fortress itself and Serbian history straight from a local, who brings some context you might not find when doing your own research. The wine at the end was a lovely touch and gave me a little bit of time to chat with others. For the price, definitely a great value and well worth it!

An absolutely fantastic tour – Bojan was a really knowledgeable and friendly guide who made the whole experience so much more rewarding. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wants to see Belgrade from the water and learn a bit more about its history and politics.

Our guide was super informed. We had a great conversation about Yugoslavian politics/society. If you are interested into that part of history you should definitely try it.

The trip was great. Fresh fruits, snacks and beverages on board. Mosi was very knowledgeable and ready to answer any question. Very nice and helpful <3

Really nice tour with a friendly, competent and very helpful guide for every request