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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. 

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

7. 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

8. 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: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

9. Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

The underground tells the legend of Belgrade from the Roman, Austrian, Turkish and Serbian periods. Every one of these periods carries authentic charm. The first stop on the tour is the Roman hall, which contains the foundation of the main gate of the Roman fortress from the 2nd century. Next, visit the Roman well and army bunker from the Informbiro period. Learn about the spy secrets and President Tito’s political games between great forces after the World War II. The route continues to a big gunpowder warehouse, here the walls tell stories about the defense of Christian Europe from the Turkish Empire. This warehouse is now a Roman exhibit that keeps sarcophagus, tombs and altars from Serbia. The final point on the tour is a wine cellar where you can sample some wine. Visits to these sights portray stories about the unusual history of Belgrade including various human destinies and legends, and enigmas that stimulate the curiosity of history and culture specialists.

From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

10. From Belgrade: Golubac Fortress and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

The tour starts with a 2-hour drive toward Eastern Serbia, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listening to interesting stories about this part of the country. The first stop is Golubac fortress, a defensive complex which used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. Golubac is the perfect fairy-tale castle, wonderfully set off by its location in the rugged landscape at the head of Đerdap Gorge. There are nine towers in all, each between 20 and 25m high, and combined with the interesting position of the fortress leaning over the Danube. They make Golubac undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles along the 2,850km Danube odyssey from source to the Black Sea. Proceed the adventure towards the widest flow Danube river has, the famous Iron Gate. Its sheer size leaves no one untouched as the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea. After around 30 minutes of driving, reach the next stop, Lepenski Vir. The early settlement of Lepenski Vir was first uncovered in 1965. The works brought to light sacred architecture and monumental sculptures from one of the oldest Danube cultures, dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC, also marking the beginning of civilization in Europe. See more than 100 items (utensils, tools, and instruments, jewelry, altars, sculptures, Neolithic ceramics) illustrating the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods in Lepenski Vir. The setting also involves the reconstruction of burial methods in Lepenski Vir and a holographic reconstruction of houses in Lepenski Vir. After the museum, stop in a unique, authentic restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the Danube to enjoy a traditional lunch made of specialties of the cuisine of Eastern Serbia. Return to Belgrade in the evening hours.

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What people are saying about Belgrade

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 361 reviews

Charming, fun and a good time overall. It was nice to unwind leisurely, tell stories, watch the city roll by, and drink beer while Bojan told us about interesting history.

A great tour of Kalemegdan, you’ll learn a lot about the city and it’s history, and access spaces in the fortress that you otherwise cannot on your own.

Good way to know the city. Keep in mind - you’re surrounded by smokers and the first floor of the boat is your sanctuary if you were not.

Radenko was wonderful. Informative, wise, witty, and a lot of fun. Enjoyed the fortress and Temple of St. Sava.

Teodora is a great story teller with abundant information and knowledge. Wine was good.