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From Belgrade: Danube River and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

1. From Belgrade: Danube River 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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From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

2. 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.

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From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

3. From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

This tour starts with pickup from your accommodation and then heads toward Western Serbia. After a 2.5-hour ride, you’ll reach “The House on the Drina,” an isolated house made of logs on a river stone. Then, depart on the famous Sargan 8 scenic train. During your ride, pass and stop at several viewpoints, where you can see fabulous views over Mokra Gora.   After an almost 2.5-hour ride, return to the station and continue your journey to the nearby Mećavnik, or Drvengrad (Wooden City). The famous director Emir Kusturica, a two-time Palme D'Or award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, built it during the shooting of his film, Life is a Miracle. After a meal, head back to Belgrade, arriving in the late afternoon.

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From Belgrade: Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting

4. 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. 

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Belgrade: 8-hour Big Tour with Entrance Fees

5. Belgrade: 8-hour Big Tour with Entrance Fees

First stop of the tour is New Belgrade, on the other side of the Sava River with many interesting buildings, including: The  Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, and the building of the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, The next stop is  Zemun. Here you will see: Avijatičarski Trg and the Air Force Ministry, the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town’s Museum, the House with a Sundial and more. Then start your walking tour through the heart of old Zemun, go along the bank of the Danube River,  see the Zemun Promenade, and the oldest Orthodox church of St. Nicholas from the 17th century. You will also see Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun, Zemun Citadel with Millennium Tower, the Main City Square, Bishop’s Office, and the central city Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin, Magistarski Trg, where the city administration buildings have been standing since the 19th century. After Zemun, you will  head for Dedinje, where you can see the Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers - the resting place of Josip Broz Tito, a leader of second Yugoslavia. You will visit all three venues: the May 25 Museum, the House of Flowers and the Old Museum, where you canfamiliarize yourself with the cultural heritage of the former country of Yugoslavia. After that, you will leave the city, and head towards Avala with the largest monument in Serbia - a monument to the Unknown Hero and famous Avala tower, with a viewpoint from which you stay breathless. Here, you will make a stop for a traditional Serbian lunch, in one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Your next stop is one of Belgrade’s  most prominent landmarks  – The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.  Throughput the tour, you will see panoramic views of: Nemanjina Street with itts Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, the State Court, etc, Kralja Milana Street: Old and New Royal Palaces, Parliament Building (photo stop), King Aleksandar Boulevard: Main Post Office, St. Mark’s Church, Tašmajdan Park, Metropol Palace Hotel, University Library and Technical University with monuments to Nikola Tesla and Vuk Karadzic, Terazije Square, the Moskva Hotel,  Republic Square with National Museum and the National Theater and Opera buildings. Kalemegdan: Leopold's Gate, Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, Jakšića Tower, Chapel of St Petka and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church), Mehmed-pasha Sokolović fountain,  Defterdar's gate, the Main gunpowder storage,  Karl VI's gate and  Nebojsha tower, the Victor monument, Roman Well, the King's Gate and Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate ( Sahatkapija ) Clock Tower ( Sahatkula ), Military Museum and Istanbul's gate ( Stambol gate ), Monument of Gratitude to France.

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From Belgrade: Full Day Tour to Resava Valley

6. From Belgrade: Full Day Tour to Resava Valley

Discover the gemstones of Mother Nature and medieval culture in the flourishing Resava valley. Be ready for departure in front of your accommodation in Belgrade at 9:00 am. You will be picked up and transferred in a comfortable minivan. The first stop will be after a 1.5 hour drive accompanied by an interesting story of your guide. Learn about the medieval Serbian State on your way to beautiful Šumadija and arrive somewhere inbetween the green hills of the vivid Resava River gorge, where the medieval Manasija Monastery is located. Discover this complex with its magical atmosphere. It was built as a real military fortification with towers and walls in order to protect the Church of the Holy Trinity from the Ottomans. It was built during the rule of Despot Stefan Lazarević in the early 15th century. Turks conquered the Monastery in the 15th century, then Austrians in the 18th, so in the 19th century the Monastery was restored twice. Floor mosaics and wall frescoes along with architectural objects of Manasija represent a real rarity for Serbian medieval architecture and old Serbian painting. Visit Resava Cave that was not discovered long ago. It holds the title of one of the most interesting caves in Serbia and its natural beauty is protected by the state law. The next sight is beautiful Lisine Waterfall, located in a mountainous green area. You will enjoy the view of crystal clear water and the peaceful sound of nature. 

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From Belgrade: Gems of Eastern Serbia Tour

7. From Belgrade: Gems of Eastern Serbia Tour

Discover Eastern Serbia in this day long tour. Begin by exploring Manasija, a monastery built in early 15th century. Trace the fortifications surrounding the complex constructed to protect the Church of Saint Trinity against the Ottomans. See its fresco paintings, a representation of the greatest achievements of medieval Serbian arts and culture. Continue on to witness the dazzling cave jewelry of Resava, an 80-million-year-old cave discovered in 1962. Walk the 800 meter trail that is open to visitors and discover why this is one of the most visited caves in this part of Europe. Marvel at the natural beauty of the Lisine Waterfall and Krupaj Spring before visiting the oldest Serbian fresco paintings in the Gornjak Monastery.

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

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

9. 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.

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From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

10. From Belgrade: Medieval Monasteries and Resava Cave Tour

Your tour starts from your accommodation, where your guide will pick you up. Head towards Pomoravlje District, known as the center of the last Serbian Medieval Kingdom, where monasteries still have enormous cultural and historical legacy and wealth. Your first stop is Ravanica monastery. It was the endowment of Prince Lazar built during the period between 1375 and 1377, with its frescoes painted in the years preceding the Battle of Kosovo. Due to its architectural and artistic features, the Ravanica church can be called the birthplace of the new artistic movement called the Morava school. Continue your ride to Manasija monastery.  Manasija monastery is one of the last monuments to Serbian medieval culture, raised by Despot Stefan Lazarević, son of Prince Lazar. The construction of the church, an extravagant fortification and large refectory lasted from 1406 to 1418. The Church of the Holy Trinity, which is part of the monastery, is considered a prime example of Morava architecture. Also marvel at the frescoes in Manasija, together with those in Kalenić, which are the most beautiful of the Morava properties and are considered among the best in old Serbian art in general.  After this extraordinary experience, you will visit the Resava cave, one of the oldest in Serbia. The interior of the cave consists of numerous and varied halls, channels, galleries, columns, stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and flowstone waterfalls. Further on, you will enjoy a traditional Serbian lunch in a unique atmosphere, in a restaurant directly below the waterfall. After an unforgettable day, you will head back to Belgrade.

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What people are saying about Belgrade

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 273 reviews

Our guide was Stefan, he did a great job in touring us around and providing us with all necessary information regarding the places we visited. Also he was very collaborative and welcoming. A trip & a guide highly recommended if you ever visit Serbia!

The tour guide Bojan was extremely courteous and pleasant. The whole trip was an experience and definitely recommend for Friends and Family to try. The train journey gives you the flavor of Eastern Europe and is unforgettable experience.

Besides the weather (it was raining at Novi sad and all the way back) everything was very good. The guide , the food, the trip with the car was awesome.

We had excellent trip with Alexandra, he is a quite nice, helpful, knowledgeable and professional tour guide, we enjoyed our journey.

Good tour with very interesting guide Alexander, a lot of information about Serbia during trip.