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From Belgrade: Danube River and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

1. From Belgrade: Danube River and Iron Gate Gorge Tour

The tour starts with a 2-hour drive toward Eastern Serbia, enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listening to interesting stories about this part of the country. The first stop is Golubac fortress, a defensive complex which used to defend many kingdoms through centuries. Golubac is the perfect fairy-tale castle, wonderfully set off by its location in the rugged landscape at the head of Đerdap Gorge. There are nine towers in all, each between 20 and 25m high, and combined with the interesting position of the fortress leaning over the Danube. They make Golubac undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles along the 2,850km Danube odyssey from source to the Black Sea. Proceed the adventure towards the widest flow Danube river has, the famous Iron Gate. Its sheer size leaves no one untouched as the Danube suddenly gives the impression of the sea. After around 30 minutes of driving, reach the next stop, Lepenski Vir. The early settlement of Lepenski Vir was first uncovered in 1965. The works brought to light sacred architecture and monumental sculptures from one of the oldest Danube cultures, dating back to 7,000-6,000 BC, also marking the beginning of civilization in Europe. See more than 100 items (utensils, tools, and instruments, jewelry, altars, sculptures, Neolithic ceramics) illustrating the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods in Lepenski Vir. The setting also involves the reconstruction of burial methods in Lepenski Vir and a holographic reconstruction of houses in Lepenski Vir. After the museum, stop in a unique, authentic restaurant with a fantastic view overlooking the Danube to enjoy a traditional lunch made of specialties of the cuisine of Eastern Serbia. Return to Belgrade in the evening hours.

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

2. 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.

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From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

3. From Belgrade: Sargan 8 Railway and Wooden City 1 Day Tour

This tour starts with pickup from your accommodation and then heads toward Western Serbia. After a 2.5-hour ride, you’ll reach “The House on the Drina,” an isolated house made of logs on a river stone. Then, depart on the famous Sargan 8 scenic train. During your ride, pass and stop at several viewpoints, where you can see fabulous views over Mokra Gora.   After an almost 2.5-hour ride, return to the station and continue your journey to the nearby Mećavnik, or Drvengrad (Wooden City). The famous director Emir Kusturica, a two-time Palme D'Or award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, built it during the shooting of his film, Life is a Miracle. After a meal, head back to Belgrade, arriving in the late afternoon.

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Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

4. Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and meet your licensed guide who share interesting stories and facts about the city of Belgrade throughout the tour. Start by visiting New Belgrade, a part of the city built in the communist era. Pass by the Palace of Serbia, its facade reflecting the popularity of grandiose architecture in the latter half of the 20th century. See an example of brutalist architecture, Genex Tower, which stands tall among the "chess-like" grid of New Belgrade's tower blocks. Proceed towards the Belgrade Arena and Congress Hall Sava Center. Pass over the "Gazelle" bridge to reach the more vibrant and colourful parts of Belgrade. Explore the upmarket district of Dedinje with edifices of exceptionally rich architectural value. Take a short break in front the memorial complex devoted to the history of Yugoslavia, with a special emphasis on the life of Josip Broz Tito, a fierce leader who pioneered solidarity, unity, and peace between all citizens in the former Yugoslavian state. For the next portion of the tour, hop in a car and depart from Dedinje. During the ride, see Rajko Mitić Stadium which is home to FC Red Star, a former Champions League winner. See Partizan Stadium, the home of their fierce rivals, FC Partizan. After a short drive, stop at the top of Vracar Hill with Saint Sava Temple at its summit. Admire this symbol of Belgrade, with its white and gold exterior beautifully reflecting the sun rays. The plateau is also the home of the Serbian National Library, and is guarded by the monument dedicated to Karađorđe, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Reach Slavija Square where you will see the nearby remains of the Serbian General Staff building, destroyed during the war in 1999. Enjoy a drive through beautiful neighbourhoods with a diverse range of architectural styles, reflecting the 23 century-long history of Belgrade. Approaching the center of Belgrade, pass through an administrative triangle formed by the imposing seat of the Serbian National Parliament, as well as the Old and New Palaces, the residencies of the City Parliament and the President. Pass by Terazije Square with its remarkable Moskva Hotel and Republic Square, which is considered to be the central point of Belgrade. Walk from Student's square and down Uzun Mirko Street until you reach the remarkable fortress consisting of different layers of construction from various eras. Take a relaxing walk from Kalemegdan Park to the Victory Monument, and end the tour with an unforgettable view over the city where the Sava and Danube rivers converge.

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Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

5. Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

Start the tour from your accommodation and head towards New Belgrade, on the other side of the Sava River. Built as a new part of the town after WW II and during the socialist regime, it has many interesting buildings. Visit the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as the Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade and Sava Center, one of the largest congress halls in this part of Europe. Cross the Gazela Bridge and head for Dedinje – Belgrade’s richest residential area, where you will be able to see the Museum of History of Yugoslavia and House of Flowers – the resting place of Josip Broz Tito, a leader of second Yugoslavia. Continue to the Vračar area, where you will 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). Make a short stop for taking some pictures. By passing Slavija Square, you will enter Nemanjina Street. See the Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance and the State Court. Afterwards, head to Kralja Milana Street with the old and new royal palaces. Stop in front of the Parliament Building, where there will be a short break for taking pictures and a walk between the old and new royal palaces and hear the stories about the two dynasties that ruled Serbia in the 19th and 20th centuries. On King Aleksandar Boulevard, you will see the main post office, St. Mark’s Church, Tašmajdan Park, Metropol Palace Hotel, University Library and Technical University with monuments to Nikola Tesla and Vuk Karadzic.Terazije Square with its recognizable 19th century white stone fountain and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – the Moskva Hotel. At Republic Square, see the National Museum, the National Theater and the opera buildings. Walk through Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center. Starting from Leopold’s Gate, you will pass by the remains of the Roman castrum – Singidunum and the medieval walls built upon it – Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića Tower, Chapel of St. Petka and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church). In Upper town (Gornji grad), see the magnificent sight of the confluence of two rivers: the Sava and the Danube. Pass ny Mehmed-pasha Sokolović Fountain, the Victor Monument by world-renowned sculptor Ivan Meshtrovic, the Roman well, King’s Gate, Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate (Sahatkapija) Clock Tower (Sahatkula), Military Museum, Istanbul’s Gate (Stambol Gate) and Monument of Gratitude to France. Through the pedestrian street Knez Mihajlova, you will reach Republic Square once again passing by many interesting examples of civil architecture from the 19th and 20th century, such as the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts.

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From Belgrade: Novi Sad and Karlovci Sremski Wine Tasting

6. 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. 

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Belgrade: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

7. Belgrade: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/ her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once your booking is received, you will be contacted to confirm all the details for the tour such as the meeting place and time, language and your contact information. In addition, you will also be asked some further questions to get to know you better. The right local will be handpicked for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2-hours). During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city. They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city. Through conversations with your local guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in the city, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

8. Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

The underground tells the legend of Belgrade from the Roman, Austrian, Turkish and Serbian periods. Every one of these periods carries authentic charm. The first stop on the tour is the Roman hall, which contains the foundation of the main gate of the Roman fortress from the 2nd century. Next, visit the Roman well and army bunker from the Informbiro period. Learn about the spy secrets and President Tito’s political games between great forces after the World War II. The route continues to a big gunpowder warehouse, here the walls tell stories about the defense of Christian Europe from the Turkish Empire. This warehouse is now a Roman exhibit that keeps sarcophagus, tombs and altars from Serbia. The final point on the tour is a wine cellar where you can sample some wine. Visits to these sights portray stories about the unusual history of Belgrade including various human destinies and legends, and enigmas that stimulate the curiosity of history and culture specialists.

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Belgrade: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

9. Belgrade: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Download an engaging self-guided audio tour of the vibrant Balkan capital. Your tour is combined with a fully detailed map, enabling you to get the most out of your experience. Take a walk through Belgrade, Serbia's capital, and a city steeped in history. Listen to informative commentary as you stroll its streets. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Skardalija, the city's bohemian district. Admire the landmarks of Republic Square like the National Museum and Theater. Encounter famous sights like the Old Palace, Nikola Pasic Square, the Zepter Museum, and Prince Michael Street. You'll also see Students Square, the Ethnographic Museum, as well as the curiously named Question Mark Tavern and Big Staircase. Experience and learn about the monumental Belgrade fortress, with its points of interest including the Natural History Museum Gallery, the Inner Stambol Gate, and the Old Turkish Bath. Enjoy an experience where you explore and learn about the city and its fascinating sights at your own pace.

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Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

10. Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

Your unforgettable boat cruise along Belgrade's rivers will begin at the beautiful district of Zemun, renowned for its grand architecture and unique landscape.  For the next 2 hours, relax on a pontoon boat with all the necessary facilities. Start by sipping a welcome drink and preparing to enjoy an invigorating experience away from the maddening crowds. Cruise past the Great War Island, a strategic defense point of Belgrade and wildlife shelter. Then, enter the delta of Danube and Sava, gradually approaching the Kalemegdan fortress, Belgrade's largest park, and most important historical monument. Along your journey, pass under all the city’s major bridges and as you cruise, your expert crew will tell you interesting stories various landmarks and teach you about the customs and culture of Serbian people.

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