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Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

Discover the highlights and neighborhoods of Belgrade on a shared or private tour. Visit Kalemegdan, the Belgrade Fortress, the Zemun citadel, the Vračar area, Slavija Square, and more. See some of Belgrade's most significant sights by car and on foot. The first stop is Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center, and the magnificent Belgrade Fortress: Leopold’s Gate, Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića tower, Chapel of St Petka, and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church). Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman well, the King’s gate, the Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate, and Clock Tower, Military Museum, and Monument of Gratitude to France. See New Belgrade’s impressive modern architecture: Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, etc. After New Belgrade, reach Zemun, the northern area of Belgrade, characteristic for its Central European appearance, charming quarters, cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants on the Danube River banks. See Gospodska Street, the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town Museum, and the House with a Sundial, then reach the top of the hill, we’ll see the remains of the Zemun citadel that are still standing together with The Millennium Tower in the center, Zemun’s central landmark. Go down the Gardos Hill to the town center and reach the Main City Square with the Bishop’s Office and the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin from the 18th century. Cross the Gazela Bridge and head for Dedinje – Belgrade’s most luxurious residential area. See some of the mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. Spot the country’s biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Leave the city and head towards Avala, Belgrade’s green mountain. Situated less than 20 km south of the city center, it is one of Belgrade’s most popular green areas, a perfect spot for recreation, picnic, or just enjoying nature. Drive through green forests until we reach the highest spot of Avala with the Monument to the Unknown Hero. After that, go down to the second largest hilltop of Avala, 440 m high, where Avala tower is situated. Coming from Avala, visit the Vračar area, where you can 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. Through Slavija Square, enter Nemanjina Street with almost all state governmental institutions: Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, the State Court, etc. Later, stop in front of the Parliament Building, where you'll take a short break to take pictures. Round off the tour at Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions are situated.

Belgrade: Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Belgrade: Self-Guided City Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Belgrade at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Belgrade’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the history-filled city of Belgrade you will first visit the beautiful Republic Square. Then the unique National Theatre in Belgrade and then the irreplaceable National Museum of Serbia. This wonderful route continues to the Educational Institution of Belgrade. As a fifth stop you will find the University of Belgrade. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Studentski Park. Of course, the Place where The City Keys were handed over to The Serbs in 1867 could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Monument of Gratitude to France. The penultimate destination is the enviable Royal Gate. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the The Victor. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Belgrade Panoramic City Tour

Belgrade Panoramic City Tour

Feel the beating heart of Belgrade as you discover the highlights of the center of the city. See notable landmarks such as the remarkable Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, and the Victory Monument. Drive through New Belgrade, a part of the city built in the communist era. Pass by the Palace of Serbia, its construction and facade reflect the aspiration for architectural grandiose in the second part of the 20th century. See the charming cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants in the Zemun district, the part of the city settled on the Danube river banks. Its unique spirit is visible every step of the way. Take a short coffee break before heading further with the tour. See some of the most important examples of the architectural styles of Zemun as you stroll along the river bank. Climb up Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun. Its curvy cobblestone streets and tiny houses will give you the impression that Zemun is a melting pot of Mediterranean and Central European cultures. The next part of the tour involves the elite district of Dedinje with edifices of exceptionally high architectural value. Driving from Dedinje, catch a glance at the stadium of FC Red Star, a former Champions League winner. After a visit to the spectacular monument to the Unknown Hero of WWI, the work of the most significant sculptor of Yugoslavia, climb the Avala Tower via the elevators for fantastic views of the city. Hop back in the car and travel next to the hill of Vračar, crowned with Saint Sava Temple. This symbol of Belgrade, with its white and gold exterior beautifully dazzling in the sunlight, has a prominent place in the Belgrade skyline, reflecting the strong Christian Orthodox faith of Serbian. Arrive at Slavija Square and see the remains of the Serbian General Staff building, destroyed during the NATO bombing of 1999. After passing Terazije Square with its remarkable hotel Moskva, see Republic Square, the most central point of Belgrade, before the tour concludes.

Belgrade: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Belgrade: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. In the history-filled city of Belgrade you will first visit the beautiful Republic Square. Then the unique National Theatre in Belgrade and then the irreplaceable National Museum of Serbia. This wonderful route continues to the Educational Institution of Belgrade. As a fifth stop you will find the University of Belgrade. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Studentski Park. Of course, the Place where The City Keys were handed over to The Serbs in 1867 could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Monument of Gratitude to France. The penultimate destination is the enviable Royal Gate. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the The Victor. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Secrets of Belgrade, self-guided interactive discovery game

Secrets of Belgrade, self-guided interactive discovery game

Set off on an exciting self-guided journey of discovery as you wander through the enchanting streets of charming Belgrade. All the information you need for your adventure will be in the email sent to you by Secret City Trails. Simply fire up the playlink and kickstart your adventure. What to expect: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Cryptic indications make you wind through the city's streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually would not have noticed. Once you've arrived at the correct stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Explore: Discover local bars, lovely squares and churches, old landmarks such as the famous Knez Mihailova Street and enjoy historical sights. Find curious statues, picturesque architecture as well as cosy cafés hidden on narrow streets. Unlock the enchanting stories and fragments of a city, at a crossroads of civilizations, traders, religion and architecture, that survived 115 wars. Made by locals: Our passionate local creator designed an interactive walk through the city. This walk will take you from one location to the next. As you solve each riddle, you will unlock fun facts as well as fascinating information on the history of the city. Finally our creator shares their best local recommendations with you. Made for you: Whether you are already familiar with Belgrade or just beginning to explore its wonders, prepare to encounter new delights that will spark your curiosity wherever your adventures lead you next. Secret City Trails provides an ideal adventure for all, from curious minds to puzzle enthusiasts, history buffs, and architecture aficionados. Perfect for friends, families, couples, solo travellers, locals, visitors, schools, and companies alike, this immersive experience unveils the city's hidden treasures in a fun and educational way. Ready to start? Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience and inject some extra fun into your city trip. So, put your thinking cap on, keep your eyes wide open and let your imagination run wild as you crack this Secret City Trail.

Belgrade Bike tour

Belgrade Bike tour

Feel like a local and explore Belgrade’s top highlights, its different neighborhoods, and hidden spots on a 3.5-hour guided tour riding a vintage bike.  Ride in class and comfort bikes, which are perfect for discovering various parts of the city.  See Belgrade differently and feel as you cruise around the Tasmajdan park, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your retro bikes. Visit many famous sights like the St Marc Church, one of the greatest churches in Serbian history, and discover architecture marvels that are not on the front pages of tourist magazines.

Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Belgrade and discover Serbian history through the city's biggest landmarks and highlights. Discover the modern and ancient architecture, with views of the Belgrade Fortress, St. Sava Temple, and much more. Get picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade and take a short ride to Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center and home to the Belgrade Fortress. Starting from Leopold's Gate, pass by the remains of the Roman castrum, Singidunum, and the medieval walls built upon it, Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, and Jaksica tower, all dating back to the 15th century. Enjoy a visit to the two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress, the Capel of St. Petka and Rizica Church. Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman Well, the King's gate, Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, the Clock Gate, and the Clock Tower. Leaving the fortress behind, enter the Kalemegdan park gain and hop into the car to continue the tour. Now explore New Belgrade's impressive modern architecture. Built as a new part of the town, after WWII and during the socialist regime, it has many remarkable buildings. See prominent locations such as the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, and the Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe. Cross the Gazela Bridge, head for Dedinje, Belgrade's most luxurious residential area. Here, admire some of the most beautiful mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. After, find the country's biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Next up, find yourself in the Vračar area, where one of Belgrade's most prominent landmarks, The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), stands as one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. After the temple, drive through Slavija Square and enter Nemanjina Street, with almost all state governmental institutions, which are beautiful examples of Belgrade's pre-war architecture. After that, ride through Kralja Milana Street, the city's artery where some significant buildings are situated, such as the Old and New Royal Palaces. Stop in front of the Parliament Building for a short picture break. After that, reach Terazije Square, with its recognizable 19th century white stone fountain, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the Moskva Hotel. Finally, reach Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city's most prestigious cultural institutions are situated. Finish the tour at the National Museum and the National Theatre.

Saint Sava Temple guided tour

Saint Sava Temple guided tour

Have you ever wondered why people in Serbia say that their churches and monasteries are doors to the world and windows to the heavens? Do you know how many Serbian monarchs became saints and why? Find out more about Serbian culture, customs and tradition. Visit one of the biggest Ortodox churches in world and be 1 of 10,000 people who can enter in there at the same time. Learn about differences between Orthodox and Catholicism. Get to know diferences in architecture of churches throughout the centuries and hear the stories about Saint Sava, first Archbishop (Archiepiscopus) of the autocephalous Serbian Church, the founder of Serbian law, and a diplomat. At Athos he established the monastery of Hilandar, which became one of the most important cultural and religious centres of the Serbian people. Saint Sava is widely considered one of the most important figures of Serbian history so here you will have a chance to realize why. In this tour, you are going to see and to explore serbian-byzantine style church, 79 meters high with its fascinating mosaic made from 50 million pieces of Murano colored glass, stones and gold.

Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

Belgrade: Airport Layover Private Sightseeing Tour

The tour begins with pickup from Nikola Tesla Airport and heads into the New Belgrade area of the city. The area is the main business and residential district of the city, and was developed during Tito’s era, when the country was still named Yugoslavia. Tour around the main sights of the district, learning about the history and culture of the city along the way. Visit Saint Sava Temple next, the second largest orthodox church in Europe, then pass by Tasmajdan Park, the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, the Old and New Palace, and Terazije Square. Arrive at Republic Square, considered to be the heart of the city, and see the National Theater, National Museum, and the monument dedicated to one of the greatest Serbian rulers, Prince Mihailo Obrenovic. From here, embark on a walking tour of Knez Mihailova Street until you reach Kalemegdan Park or Belgrade Fortress. Finally, enjoy free time to go shopping or grab some lunch before being transferred back to the airport in time for your flight.

Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking Tour

Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking 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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(217 reviews)

We got great experience of the city and deep and interesting knowledge of its history, great tour and great company, great start if you don’t know what to do, I went back to some of the spots we visited and to some spots we saw on the way. Definitely worth it.

A nice excursion where we saw Belgrade Fortress, Zemun and Avala. Radenko, the guide, explained the history of Belgrade to us in excellent English. I'm very happy.

The guider was very intelligent he has a lot of information about the city and he is distant and respectful I can see informative as well good luck

Nikola was the best guide we could get. Thanks for all my friend….

Extensive, thorough and informative tour through Belgrade.