Niš
Nature & Panorama

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Niš Nature & Panorama

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. 

...
From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour to Nis & Devil's Town

2. From Belgrade: Full-Day Guided Tour to Nis & Devil's Town

Take a full-day tour to South Serbia and visit its most famous destinations, the city of Nis and Devil's Town. The tour is led by professional English speaking tour guide. Nis is the largest city in this part of Serbia, known as the birthplace of Constantine the Great. After exploring the city and listening to the story about this famous Roman emperor, the tour continues to Skull tower, where you will learn about The First Serbian uprising against Ottomans in 19th century and its victims.  Finally, explore Devil's Town, a natural monument comprised of two natural phenomena: the soil figures (specific forms of relief) and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineralization. In fact, Devil's Town is a New Seven Wonders of Nature nominee.

...
Nis City Tour: Full-Day Trip from Sofia

3. Nis City Tour: Full-Day Trip from Sofia

The Serbian city of Nis is growing in popularity as a tourist destination. On this full-day trip from Sofia, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive to this picturesque, relaxed city that dates back to Roman times. Nis was the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. It is home to one of the oldest churches in Serbia, dating to the 4th century, located in the suburb of Medijana. You’ll find some fortress remains, a shopping street, and lovely gardens. The approach to Nis is very scenic, with the road passing through a river gorge. Your first stop is to visit the famous Cele Kula (Skull Tower). Learn about the atrocities committed by the Turks and see the unique monument to the sacrifice of Serbian revolutionaries. The next important site is in suburban Medijana, where you’ll explore an archeological site of a Roman estate. See remains of an ancient villa, a granary, villas, and baths. The museum houses sculptures and portraits of Roman gods and goddesses, utensils for daily use, and other objects unearthed at the site. You’ll have some free time to walk around the central square and try the famous Serbian grill for lunch. After lunch, your driver will take you to a small concentration camp that was set up by the Germans during World War 2 to imprison and exterminate Jews, Romas, and other minorities. At 16:00 you’ll begin the trip back to Sofia, expecting to arrive at about 18:30.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Niš

Want to discover all there is to do in Niš? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Niš

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Very fun and varied trip

A lovely tour with lots of interesting things to see. It was so easy to arrange and you were taken everywhere so you didn't have to do anything. The drive was lovely and you enjoy a lot of incredible scenery. There are a few things included which are fun and different and the free time is just enough to see the centre without it dragging on for too long. The guide was nice and friendly and knew a lot about the history of the region. I would definitely recommend this trip if you want to do something a little bit different.

I didn't know until I planned this trip to Bulgaria, but I came to know that there are birthplaces of Emperor Constantine, other historical sights and cheap and delicious restaurants. It takes about 3 hours each way, but I'm glad I went. It was nice that I didn't take much time at the border than I heard.

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.

Our guide, Alex, was friendly and knowledgable and we enjoyed our day with him. We liked him so much we booked a tour for the next day and hoped he would be our guide.

A nice tour, but takes to much time from Belgrade to get to it. The guide, Bojan, was excellent!