Things to do in Novi Sad

Our most recommended things to do in Novi Sad

From Belgrade: Novi Sad & Sremski Karlovci Full-Day Tour

1. 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.

From Belgrade: Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting

2. 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. 

Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci Wine Tasting and Salas Farm House

3. Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci Wine Tasting and Salas Farm House

Enjoy this Vojvodina Province tour that leads you to Novi Sad, the capital of the province and second biggest city in Serbia and Sremski Karlovci, a small town known for its baroque architecture and wine production. The tour includes a visit to Sremski Karlovci, a small baroque town where the Treaty of Karlowitz was signed at the end of Great Turkish War in 1699. Afterwards, you will explore the streets of the town. The sightseeing ends with a visit to a wine cellar and the tasting of famous wine from this region - bermet. The next stop is the city of Novi Sad and its famous Petrovaradin fortress, where Exit music festival is held every summer. Learn about its "Drunken Clock", and immerse yourself in the city's baroque architecture, excellent museums, and art galleries. Our last stop is traditional Vojvodina farmo house, usully located out of major cities and villages , where you can try traditional meals from this area. You have the option to choose between a private or shared experience. Plus, if you would like lunch in Novi Sad, your guide will be happy to recommend somewhere. The tour is guided by a professional tour guide.

From Belgrade: Novi Sad Day Trip

4. From Belgrade: Novi Sad Day Trip

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Belgrade and travel north to the city of Novi Sad. Arrive at Novi Sad Liberty Square which is surrounded by important buildings including the City Hall and Roman Catholic Church of the Name of Mary. Explore the streets of the city center at your leisure, including Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska Street intersected which have a multitude of shops, restaurants, craft shops, museums, and galleries. See the Serbian Orthodox Congregational Church of Saint George, the Platoneum, the building of the former Serbian Orthodox Grammar School, Saint Nicholas’ Church, and the Novi Sad Synagogue. Depart the city center and head to Petrovaradin Fortress, located on the banks of the Danube River. Admire this famous symbol of the city and explore the grounds. Enjoy the views and surroundings of one of the most iconic locations in Serbia. Next, travel for an hour to the town of Sremski Karlovci. Explore this charming town of vineyards and choose to stop at a local winery or restaurant to sample some local food and drink. Admire the architecture of the town, which has been occupied by various ethnic groups throughout the centuries. After some time here, travel back to Belgrade, arriving in the late afternoon.

From Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting

5. From Belgrade: Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad with Wine Tasting

Your full-day journey begins with a pickup at your accommodation in Belgrade. Located 52 miles (84 km) from Belgrade, Novi Sad is the second largest city and most important city in Serbia. No visit to Serbia is full without a visit to this beautiful city, well-known for its amazing architecture. Your first stop will be Fruska Gora Mountain, called Serbian Holy Mountain and Krusedo Monastery, built in the 16th century. A short drive will take you to the next stop, Sremski Karlovci, a small town located at the foot of the Fruska Gora Mountain and on the right bank of the Danube River. You will have great opportunity to see all the highlights of this charming city including first Serbian Gymnasium, first Serbian Theological School, Orthodox Church dedicated to St.Nicholas, Catholic Church of St. Trinity as well as the most beautiful pharmacy in this part of Europe. Afterward, the tour continues with the Wine Tasting at Probus Wine Cellar. Besides tasting wines, the long history of wine producing in this area will be introduced to you on the best possible way, by locals whose families started producing wines in the 18th century. Your next destination will be Petrovaradin Fortress called 'Gibraltar on the Danube' due to its location and size, it is the number one attraction in Novi Sad. It represents one of the best-preserved artillery bastions in Europe with more than 10 miles (16 km) of underground ways and tunnels.  The tour continues with sightseeing and walking through Novi Sad. The tour starts from the Serbian National Theater, the first theater in the country and the main city square called 'Liberty Square'. The square is surrounded with beautiful buildings such as City Hall, Vojvodjanska Bank building, hotel Vojvodina and the Roman Catholic Name of Mary Church-symbol of Novi Sad. After the sightseeing tour, you will have free time for traditional lunch, shopping and wandering around the city by yourself before returning to Belgrade in the evening.

Novi Sad: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

6. Novi Sad: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the best of Novi Sad on this guided walking tour of the city. Learn fascinating facts and legends as you explore must-see places alongside a professional local guide. Get to know what’s special about living in Serbia's second-largest city. Follow your guide to explore the streets, buildings, and corners of the city and discover the stories hidden within them. Visit the Petrovaradin Clock Tower and learn why it shows the wrong time, hear about the meaning behind the city’s name, and more. This tour is perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most out of their time here.

Novi Sad: Private Romantic Tour

7. Novi Sad: Private Romantic Tour

Discover the romantic side of the charismatic city of Novi Sad with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.  See the romantic views of Danube’s park and hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Find the best place in the city for a date and to take the most beautiful photos. Listen to the magical spring love story of Milena and Stefan. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city of Novi Sad on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period.

Novi Sad: 2-Hour Christmas Walking Tour

8. Novi Sad: 2-Hour Christmas Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Novi Sad’s most vibrant neighborhoods over the Christmas season on a 2-hour group walking tour of the city's main highlights. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Novi Sad Synagogue. Take in views of the twinkling Christmas lights around the city's charming streets while your local guide tells tales of the city's Christmas legends. Visit the first and oldest Christmas Market in Serbia, marveling at the iconic Saint George's Cathedral in the background, and warming up with a tasty hot drink and snack.

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What people are saying about Novi Sad

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 271 reviews

A very informative and pleasant day trip. Jelica, our guide had a charming personality and was very knowledgeable in every aspect with regards to the trip. She explained the rich history of this country very precisely and was ready to help us whenever possible. The lunch served was delicious and the guide and driver were punctual and abided by the schedule perfectly. In short, this trip is highly recommended for history lovers and want to explore Northern Serbia.

Dragana was an excellent guide, very personable and interesting. This tour was a nice blend of countryside and a small town along with an interesting city. Not too much drive time. We were out of the van in an hour with our first stop.

The tour guide was knowledgeable and it was well organised. Even though there was an inconvenient with the first wine tasting he took us to another winery which was great.

Great trip. Our guide, Aleksandar, shared both historical facts and some of his personal experiences as a local, which made it more valuable. Would recommend!

The guide was very knowledgeable, and a very enjoyable day!