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From Belgrade: Niš and Devil's Town Private Day Tour

1. From Belgrade: Niš and Devil's Town Private Day Tour

Get an early start with a 7 am pickup from your accommodation in Belgrade. Journey directly to Niš, the third largest city in Serbia and birthplace of three Roman emperors. Begin your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to Skull Tower, a morbid reminder of the ill-fated First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman empire in the early 19th century. Built from the skulls of fallen rebel fighters, the tower was initially constructed by the Ottoman's as a warning against further rebellion. Visit an important historical monument that today is enclosed by a chapel in remembrance of the fallen Serbs and as a testament to the country's hard-won independence.  Expose yourself further to the darker side of Niš with a visit to the Crveni Krst Concentration Camp. Operated by the Nazis during the Second World War, the camp was used to detain as many as 35,000 Jews, Roma, and Serbs. Enter the three-story complex and familiarize yourself with a lesser-known Holocaust site that speaks to the complex history of WWII-era Serbia. Contemplate the area's dark past by viewing the personal belongings of prisoners, hearing stories about the first major escape from a Nazi concentration camp in Europe, and seeing ten prison cells. Mourn the victims of the camp with a stop at Bubanj Memorial Park where more than 10,000 people were executed. Continue on with the sightseeing tour, making stops at Niš Fortress, the Banovina Building (one of the most beautiful buildings in Niš and former seat of the Serbian government at the start of WWI), King Milan Square and the Monument to the Liberators, Cair's Fountain (a well-preserved drinking fountain that forms an important part of the city's architectural heritage), Memorial of Constantine the Great, and City Hall (a stunning example of neoclassicist architecture built in 1925). Finish your tour in Kazandzijsko Sokace or "Tinkers Alley," a picturesque, cobble-stoned street located in the old town. Take a photo at the iconic Stevan Sremac and Kalča Monument, located at the entrance to the alleyway, and stop for a coffee break before making the drive to Devil's Town. Enjoy a beautiful drive through the countryside of southern Serbia on the way to Devil's Town, a unique rock formation that has been nominated to be one of the new Seven Natural Wonders for good reason. Go on a short hike through the forest to reach the observation platform where your guide will point out the features of this stunning natural landscape and share local lore about the site. Admire 202 striking earthen towers formed during a period of intense volcanic activity millions of years ago. Check out the extremely acidic springs flowing at the base of the towers that have earned it the name Hell Gully.    Take a break for dinner at a nearby local restaurant located nearby before making the drive back to Belgrade and getting dropped off at your accommodation. 

Sofia: Private Day Trip to Nis in Serbia

2. Sofia: Private Day Trip to Nis in Serbia

Following a pickup from your hotel, travel directly to Nis in Serbia. Arrive in Nis after a 2-hour drive and explore the town known as the birthplace of the famous Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Your first stop will be the Skull Tower, also known as Chele Tower. Marvel at the stone structure embedded with human skulls. It was constructed by the Ottomans following the Battle of Cegar of May 1809, during the First Serbian Uprising. The next stop is the former concentration camp, opened in 1941 during World War II. More than 10,000 people are thought to have been killed at the camp. Today, you can explore the museum and learn about its dark history. The final stop leads you to the city museum in Nis where you can find all archeological findings from the area and learn about the long history of the town. After a guided tour of the most important monuments, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore the city. Take a stroll along the central pedestrian street and visit the local shops and restaurants with their delicious food. You’ll return to Sofia at around 6:00 PM.

From Belgrade: Private 2-Day Nis, Pirot & Devil's Town Trip

3. From Belgrade: Private 2-Day Nis, Pirot & Devil's Town Trip

Wander through the South of Serbia in the company of a professional guide on this sightseeing adventure. Visit its most famous destinations: the cities of Nis and Pirot, as well as Devil's Town. Day one will give you the chance to explore Nis, the birthplace of Constantine the Great. After exploring the city, continue to Skull Tower, where you will learn about the first Serbian uprising against the Ottomans in the 19th century. You will then travel to Pirot, a small trading town famous for its traditional carpets and its patented cheese. Spend the night in this lovely village. On the second day, make your way to the iconic Devil's Town, a natural monument comprised of two natural phenomena: the stone formations caused by erosion and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineralization. For these reasons, Devil's Town was a New Seven Wonders of Nature nominee.

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We really enjoyed the tour. Nina and Bogdan were awesome. They were very good at what they do. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to experience what is included in the itinerary.

A fantastic and unforgettable day. The super talented guide Nina and the very nice driver Bogdan made the day absolutely perfect.