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Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

1. Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

Discover the highlights and neighborhoods of Belgrade on a shared or private tour. Visit Kalemegdan, the Belgrade Fortress, the Zemun citadel, the Vračar area, Slavija Square, and more. See some of Belgrade's most significant sights by car and on foot. The first stop is Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center, and the magnificent Belgrade Fortress: Leopold’s Gate, Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića tower, Chapel of St Petka, and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church). Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman well, the King’s gate, the Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate, and Clock Tower, Military Museum, and Monument of Gratitude to France. See New Belgrade’s impressive modern architecture: Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, etc. After New Belgrade, reach Zemun, the northern area of Belgrade, characteristic for its Central European appearance, charming quarters, cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants on the Danube River banks. See Gospodska Street, the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town Museum, and the House with a Sundial, then reach the top of the hill, we’ll see the remains of the Zemun citadel that are still standing together with The Millennium Tower in the center, Zemun’s central landmark. Go down the Gardos Hill to the town center and reach the Main City Square with the Bishop’s Office and the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin from the 18th century. Cross the Gazela Bridge and head for Dedinje – Belgrade’s most luxurious residential area. See some of the mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. Spot the country’s biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Leave the city and head towards Avala, Belgrade’s green mountain. Situated less than 20 km south of the city center, it is one of Belgrade’s most popular green areas, a perfect spot for recreation, picnic, or just enjoying nature. Drive through green forests until we reach the highest spot of Avala with the Monument to the Unknown Hero. After that, go down to the second largest hilltop of Avala, 440 m high, where Avala tower is situated. Coming from Avala, visit the Vračar area, where you can see 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. Through Slavija Square, enter Nemanjina Street with almost all state governmental institutions: Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, the State Court, etc. Later, stop in front of the Parliament Building, where you'll take a short break to take pictures. Round off the tour at Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions are situated.

Belgrade: City Discovery Game

2. Belgrade: City Discovery Game

Become the Indiana Jones of your own Belgrade adventure, solving 13 different riddles which take you from one hidden location to the next. Using a web app in your phone's browser, unlock local recommendations and fun facts while enjoying city highlights such as the Saint Sava Temple, the famous Knez Mihailova Street, and the historic Kosančićev venac.  The challenge starts at the Temple of Saint Sava. No tour guide is required as all the information needed for this adventure is in the email from Secret City Trails. Discover spots in Belgrade that most locals don’t even know and see popular sights from a different angle (literally!). Along the way, unlock stories about a city at a crossroads of civilizations, traders, religion, architecture, and more. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids, and team building outings. Enjoy being together while exploring a new city, using creativity and imagination to unlock the secrets of the city that survived 115 wars.

Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

3. Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Feel the beating heart of Belgrade as you discover the highlights of the center of the city. See notable landmarks such as the remarkable Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, and the Victory Monument. Drive through New Belgrade, a part of the city built in the communist era. Pass by the Palace of Serbia, its construction and facade reflect the aspiration for architectural grandiose in the second part of the 20th century. See the charming cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants in the Zemun district, the part of the city settled on the Danube river banks. Its unique spirit is visible every step of the way. Take a short coffee break before heading further with the tour. See some of the most important examples of the architectural styles of Zemun as you stroll along the river bank. Climb up Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun. Its curvy cobblestone streets and tiny houses will give you the impression that Zemun is a melting pot of Mediterranean and Central European cultures. The next part of the tour involves the elite district of Dedinje with edifices of exceptionally high architectural value. Driving from Dedinje, catch a glance at the stadium of FC Red Star, a former Champions League winner. After a visit to the spectacular monument to the Unknown Hero of WWI, the work of the most significant sculptor of Yugoslavia, climb the Avala Tower via the elevators for fantastic views of the city. Hop back in the car and travel next to the hill of Vračar, crowned with Saint Sava Temple. This symbol of Belgrade, with its white and gold exterior beautifully dazzling in the sunlight, has a prominent place in the Belgrade skyline, reflecting the strong Christian Orthodox faith of Serbian. Arrive at Slavija Square and see the remains of the Serbian General Staff building, destroyed during the NATO bombing of 1999. After passing Terazije Square with its remarkable hotel Moskva. Finally, see Republic Square, the most central point of Belgrade, before the tour concludes.

Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

4. Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Belgrade and discover Serbian history through the city's biggest landmarks and highlights. Discover the modern and ancient architecture, with views of the Belgrade Fortress, St. Sava Temple, and much more. Get picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade and take a short ride to Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center and home to the Belgrade Fortress. Starting from Leopold's Gate, pass by the remains of the Roman castrum, Singidunum, and the medieval walls built upon it, Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, and Jaksica tower, all dating back to the 15th century. Enjoy a visit to the two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress, the Capel of St. Petka and Rizica Church. Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman Well, the King's gate, Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, the Clock Gate, and the Clock Tower. Leaving the fortress behind, enter the Kalemegdan park gain and hop into the car to continue the tour. Now explore New Belgrade's impressive modern architecture. Built as a new part of the town, after WWII and during the socialist regime, it has many remarkable buildings. See prominent locations such as the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, and the Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe. Cross the Gazela Bridge, head for Dedinje, Belgrade's most luxurious residential area. Here, admire some of the most beautiful mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. After, find the country's biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Next up, find yourself in the Vračar area, where one of Belgrade's most prominent landmarks, The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), stands as one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. After the temple, drive through Slavija Square and enter Nemanjina Street, with almost all state governmental institutions, which are beautiful examples of Belgrade's pre-war architecture. After that, ride through Kralja Milana Street, the city's artery where some significant buildings are situated, such as the Old and New Royal Palaces. Stop in front of the Parliament Building for a short picture break. After that, reach Terazije Square, with its recognizable 19th century white stone fountain, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the Moskva Hotel. Finally, reach Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city's most prestigious cultural institutions are situated. Finish the tour at the National Museum and the National Theatre.

Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking Tour

5. Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking Tour

Explore Belgrade with a friendly local guide who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM in front of Saint Sava Temple and begin your tour by visiting the second largest Orthodox Church in Europe. Here, learn the story behind the first Serbian Royal Dynasty, Nemanjic. Next, head to Slavija Square, one of the biggest squares in Belgrade where 7 streets cross. Here your guide will tell you a captivating local story about the Belgrade phantom. A short stroll away is Flower Square, with the Yugoslav Drama Theater and Students Cultural Center. Next on your route is Tasmajdan Park, the second biggest park in Belgrade, with Saint Marco's Church.  Pass by the National Assembly of Serbia, Old and New Palace, Nikola Pasic Square, and Terazije Square in order to reach the heart of the city at Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square. Stroll through the main pedestrian zone in Belgrade and arrive at the Kalemegdan Fortress, which is the number one attraction in the city and is an open-air museum built between the 1st and 18th century. Finish your tour at Republic Square.

Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

6. Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

The tour begins with pickup from Nikola Tesla Airport and heads into the New Belgrade area of the city. The area is the main business and residential district of the city, and was developed during Tito’s era, when the country was still named Yugoslavia. Tour around the main sights of the district, learning about the history and culture of the city along the way. Continue the tour to the Museum of Yugoslavia to get a deeper understanding of the country’s turbulent history. Visit Saint Sava Temple next, the second largest orthodox church in Europe, then pass by Tasmajdan Park, the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, the Old and New Palace, and Terazije Square. Arrive at Republic Square, considered to be the heart of the city, and see the National Theater, National Museum, and the monument dedicated to one of the greatest Serbian rulers, Prince Mihailo Obrenovic. From here, embark on a walking tour of Knez Mihailova Street until you reach Kalemegdan Park or Belgrade Fortress. Finally, enjoy free time to go shopping or grab some lunch before being transferred back to the airport in time for your flight.

Belgrade: Magic of Christmas Walking Tour

7. Belgrade: Magic of Christmas Walking Tour

Discover Belgrade at Christmas time with a local guide. Fill your heart with the joy of Christmas. Meet your guide at the Church of Saint Sava. Marvel at the landmark structure. Then, follow your guide to take in the Serbian capital's other main attractions. Learn about the history of Christmas, local legends, spells, and more as you walk through the city streets. See the most beautifully decorated places in Belgrade, including Belgrade Fortress and Knez Mihailova Street. Be spellbound by the festive atmosphere in Skadarlija. Then, visit the Serbian capital's old-fashioned Christmas Market. Discover local crafts and buy some souvenirs to take home. Get your guide to recommend the best traditional Serbian Christmas foods to try.

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What people are saying about Church of Saint Sava

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 178 reviews

Our guide Aleksandar offered us an excellent experience. He’s very knowledgeable and were able to keep our interest for the whole duration of the tour. The driver Djordje made our journey safe and smooth. Thanks a lot for the beautiful tour. We can highly recommend it.

A very informative experience. Our tour guide Aleksandar was very knowledgeable and gave us a detailed description on the city in such a short time. I definitely recommend this to anyone visiting 1st time

The tour was great and very insightful. Our guide was very friendly and shared a lot of very interesting information about Belgrade and the history of the area. A great trip that I highly recommend.

Great tour. Enjoyed my tour. Very educationally, interactive and engaging.

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