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Things to do in Dorćol

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Belgrade: Vintage Bike Tour

1. Belgrade: Vintage Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Belgrade’s top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 3.5-hour guided tour riding a vintage bike.  Ride in class and comfort on bike manufactured in Yugoslavia, which are perfect for discovering various parts of the city.  See Belgrade differently and feel as you cruise around the Tasmajdan park, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your retro bikes. Visit many famous sights like the Sava Temple, one of the biggest temples in the world, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

Belgrade: Local Craft Beer Tasting Tour

2. Belgrade: Local Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Join a specialized guide for a beer-fuelled tasting adventure in which you’ll explore the neighborhoods becoming magnets for craft beer pubs, drawing fans with their growing range of unique, handcrafted local beers. You’ll visit three bars to taste six beers in a range of different styles. Your beer-expert guide will discuss each beer, filling you in on the stories behind the makers, details about the production methods, and technical aspects. As you taste the different beers over the course of the tour, you will have fun and get to know the city and highlights. Join us to experience Serbian craft beer while the revolution is still fresh.

Belgrade: Guided City Highlights Tour

3. Belgrade: Guided City Highlights Tour

The meeting point is Republic Square, in front of a Horseman Statue (Prince Mihailo monument), surrounded by National Museum and National Theatre. Student’s Square is an academic hotspot, with a beautiful park in its middle. Most of the important educational institutions are located right here, including magnificent Captain Miša’s Edifice – the head office of the University of Belgrade. Next is Dorćol, one of Belgrade’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with plenty of exciting cafes, galleries, restaurants, and museums. Here we’ll stand in front of the Jewish community center, and you’ll hear a story about the Jewish community in Belgrade, about their everyday life and work, and their dreadful destiny during WW II. The next stop is the 16th-century Bayrakli Mosque, the only remaining mosque in Belgrade, to hear some exciting stories about how Belgrade looked and lived under the Ottomans. Walkthrough Kalemegdan area will start from Leopold’s Gate, you will pass by the remains of the Roman castrum – Singidunum and medieval walls built upon it – Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića tower, and two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress: Chapel of St Petka and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church) In the Upper Town, you will see the magnificent sight of two rivers’ confluence: the Sava and the Danube, and pass by Mehmed-pasha Sokolović fountain, Defterdar’s gate, and observe the Lower Town from above: the Main gunpowder storage, Karl VI’s gate, and The Nebojsha tower. In the Upper Town, we’ll come along to the Victor monument, probably the most recognized and photographed Belgrade’s landmark; The Roman well, the King’s gate and Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate with the Clock Tower. Passing by Military Museum and through the "Stambol" gate, we will leave the fortress behind us, entering the Kalemegdan park once again. There is a Monument of Gratitude to France, and many busts, representing the famous Serbian man of letters. After Kalemegdan park, we will head towards the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchy and Belgrade Cathedral, the oldest Belgrade Tavern called “The Question Mark” and the Residence of Princess Ljubica, an elegant Balkan style edifice. The charming quarter of Kosančićev Venac is home to many artists – painters, sculptors, photographers, art galleries, and art schools, so no wonder it is referred to as Belgrade Montmartre. Among other things, here we’ll visit the place where the National Library of Serbia stood before it was destroyed in Belgrade’s Nazi bombing in 1941. In King Peter’s street, we'll see the Neo-renaissance palace of the National Bank of Serbia, and the Art Nouveau Department store. We will reach Republic square through the pedestrian street Knez Mihailova, passing by many fascinating examples of civil architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts. After a short walk, we’ll reach The Republic Square one more time, where we’ll finish our tour.

Belgrade: Football History Tour

4. Belgrade: Football History Tour

Meet your local guide in central Belgrade and begin the tour with a stroll through the Dorcol neighborhood. Learn about the history of football in the city and the clubs and supporters who contest the "Eternal Derby" between FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade. As you stroll through Dorcol, see passionate street art that indicates local allegiances. Discover the complex relationship between history, politics, government, and crime intertwined with football within the city. Learn how the most passionate supporters' groups known as "ultras" and hooligan firms form a crucial part of fan culture for both major clubs. Learn of their political influence throughout all social strata and how the rivalry often manifests in violent clashes.  With your expert local guide, visit the home of Red Star Belgrade, Rajko Mitic Stadium. Explore this imposing sporting venue where European giants such as Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich all tasted defeat during Red Star's most successful period during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Visit the club museum and see the famous Champions League trophy on display. Red Star Belgrade holds the notable distinction as being the only Eastern European club to have won this prestigious competition, a feat they achieved in 1991. At the end of the tour, receive a small gift as a memento of your experience.

Belgrade: Alternative Walking Tour

5. Belgrade: Alternative Walking Tour

Discover how Belgrade has transformed from a war-time capital to a modern hub for young entrepreneurs and hipsters on this guided walking tour. Learn how the city's student and ex-pat populations have made it into a melting pot of experiences and cultures.  In the company of a private guide, see how abandoned industrial districts have been converted into hip areas blooming with art galleries and alternative nightclubs. Visit the first outdoor shopping mall in communist Yugoslavia, which has since been turned into a design district, and stroll through an abandoned brewery that now hosts over 20 bars and clubs. During your tour, you will see 2 of the city's oldest urban neighborhoods – Dorćol, usually called the Manhattan of Belgrade and Kosančić Circle, which is often compared to Montmartre in Paris. Visit a museum with a surprising collection of classic cars, as well as the Museum of Science and Technology where you can learn about Belgrade's scientific history.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Very interesting, informative bike tour with some socio-critical comments on the architecture, the history and present of Yugoslavia and Serbia. Our guide, Sarah, was very engaging, helpful and communicative. Her English communication skills are outstanding and she always made us feel like we were kings as customers. The flawless functioning of vintage bicycles, given the suboptimal quality of the road surface, could still be improved. We were completely satisfied with our experience and thanks to the chosen cycle route and Sarah's explanations, we were able to get to know Belgrade from a completely different, less touristy side.

A very interesting tour with a lot of background information on the political history and history of the country. Our friendly guides also told very personal impressions and stories. Architecture was a great focus. And driving chopper bikes made the tour a cool experience.