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Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

1. 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

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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Belgrade: 8-hour Big Tour with Entrance Fees

6. Belgrade: 8-hour Big Tour with Entrance Fees

First stop of the tour is New Belgrade, on the other side of the Sava River with many interesting buildings, including: The  Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, and the building of the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, The next stop is  Zemun. Here you will see: Avijatičarski Trg and the Air Force Ministry, the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town’s Museum, the House with a Sundial and more. Then start your walking tour through the heart of old Zemun, go along the bank of the Danube River,  see the Zemun Promenade, and the oldest Orthodox church of St. Nicholas from the 17th century. You will also see Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun, Zemun Citadel with Millennium Tower, the Main City Square, Bishop’s Office, and the central city Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin, Magistarski Trg, where the city administration buildings have been standing since the 19th century. After Zemun, you will  head for Dedinje, where you can see the Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers - the resting place of Josip Broz Tito, a leader of second Yugoslavia. You will visit all three venues: the May 25 Museum, the House of Flowers and the Old Museum, where you canfamiliarize yourself with the cultural heritage of the former country of Yugoslavia. After that, you will leave the city, and head towards Avala with the largest monument in Serbia - a monument to the Unknown Hero and famous Avala tower, with a viewpoint from which you stay breathless. Here, you will make a stop for a traditional Serbian lunch, in one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Your next stop is 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.  Throughput the tour, you will see panoramic views of: Nemanjina Street with itts Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, the State Court, etc, Kralja Milana Street: Old and New Royal Palaces, Parliament Building (photo stop), King Aleksandar Boulevard: 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, the Moskva Hotel,  Republic Square with National Museum and the National Theater and Opera buildings. Kalemegdan: Leopold's Gate, Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, Jakšića Tower, Chapel of St Petka and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church), Mehmed-pasha Sokolović fountain,  Defterdar's gate, the Main gunpowder storage,  Karl VI's gate and  Nebojsha tower, the Victor monument, Roman Well, the King's Gate and Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate ( Sahatkapija ) Clock Tower ( Sahatkula ), Military Museum and Istanbul's gate ( Stambol gate ), Monument of Gratitude to France.

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Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

7. Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Learn the history of Belgrade on a walking tour with a licensed guide. See the monumental National Assembly building where the Serbian parliament sits to start your journey through the turbulent story of the capital. See the former residence of the Obrenović dynasty, and the New Palace built for the Karađorđević dynasty that is now home to the President of Serbia. Continue to Nikola Pašić Square with its monument dedicated to a former mayor of Belgrade, and then pass Syndicate House to arrive at Terazije Square. Admire the impressive Hotel Moskva, and then make your way to Republic Square to look at the National Theater and National Museum. Stroll down the lively shopping street of Knez Mihailo as you continue to the historic core of Kalemegdan. Visit the Congregational Church, where the most important Serbians were buried, and admire the Building of the Patriarchate and Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Enter Kalemegdan Park on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers to see the historic citadel of Belgrade Fortress and a stunning statue by Ivan Meštrović.

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Underground & Dungeons of Belgrade Fortress Tour-4 Locations

8. Underground & Dungeons of Belgrade Fortress Tour-4 Locations

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour in Belgrade around the fortress of Belgrade. Learn about the city's hidden secrets while visiting 4 underground sites in the fortress. See the notorious Roman Well, cold war military bunker, gunpowder storage, and dungeons with medieval torture devices. Your first stop will be the Roman well built by the Austrians in 18th century. Hear about the many mysteries connected to it, and why it is considered Alfred Hitchcock's favorite spot in Belgrade. Your tour will continue to an army bunker, dating back to the beginning of the Cold War era. It reveals long-kept secrets of Communist Yugoslavia. If you're a fan of archeology, you will enjoy the Roman lapidarium in the Gunpowder Warehouse, where Roman artifacts from the territory of Serbia are exhibited. The history lesson will end at the dungeons where you will be able to learn about the dark medieval times and torture mechanisms used during that period. The tour will last 2-hours and it will be led by a professional tour guide.

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Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Tour

9. Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Tour

Explore Belgrade with a friendly local guide who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM in front of Saint Sava Temple and begin your tour by visiting the second largest Orthodox Church in Europe. Here, learn the story behind the first Serbian Royal Dynasty, Nemanjic. Next, head to Slavija Square, one of the biggest squares in Belgrade where 7 streets cross. Here your guide will tell you a captivating local story about the Belgrade phantom. A short stroll away is Flower Square, with the Yugoslav Drama Theater and Students Cultural Center. Next on your route is Tasmajdan Park, the second biggest park in Belgrade, with Saint Marco's Church.  Pass by the National Assembly of Serbia, Old and New Palace, Nikola Pasic Square, and Terazije Square in order to reach the heart of the city at Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square. Stroll through the main pedestrian zone in Belgrade and arrive at the Kalemegdan Fortress, which is the number one attraction in the city and is an open-air museum built between the 1st and 18th century. Finish your tour at Republic Square.

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What people are saying about Belgrade Fortress

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 331 reviews

The guide was extremely helpful and showed good knowledge about the history and the city, very enthusiastic and in the end of the tour we had a nice glass of typical wine, I recommend this tour if you want to know more about the history of Belgrade.

The tour was great and very insightful. Our guide was very friendly and shared a lot of very interesting information about Belgrade and the history of the area. A great trip that I highly recommend.

Nice tour with diverse stories around the history of the fortress. Very informative guide, loving what she does and clearly able to answer any questions!

Darko was super friendly and knowledgeable! My partner and I really enjoyed the tour and will definitely do another one when we're back.

We had a great time! The tour was very informative and fun.