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From Sofia: Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

From Sofia: Day Tour to Nis, Serbia

During this day tour you will travel through history with the professional lead of your guide. Your journey through time will start from the Roman period, when Nis gave to the world the Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great. You will then continue through the Middle Ages and the period of the Ottoman rule, which left constructions like the Nis Fortress and the Skull Tower, a symbol of the struggle for freedom and independence from the Ottomans, as well as a representation of the violence of the time. The latter of the tour will pay attention to modern history, in particular the period of Nazi occupation of former Yugoslavia by visiting a Nazi concentration camp. Following this concentration camp visit, it will be time for some rest. During this stop you will have the chance to taste typical Serbian cuisine, which is one of the most delicious of the Balkans. You will also have free time for a walk in the historical old part of the old city. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Sofia.

Nis City Tour: Full-Day Trip from Sofia

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. Visit city sites including Nis fortress with several excavated areas from Roman times, get familiar with findings fron Nis area dated back to 6000 bc in the Archeological hall in town, including more recent findings, discovered in the Royal Villa of Konstantine The Great, Mediana (currently closed for restorations ). You’ll have some free time to walk around the central square and an option to try the famous Serbian grill, either in a traditional restaurant where you can pay with a card (plenty of vegetarian and vegan options available) or try the Serbian street food.. 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.

From Skopje: Day Tour to Niš, Serbia

From Skopje: Day Tour to Niš, Serbia

Dive into Serbian history on this tour of Niš. Visit significant historical locations like Čegar hill, Skull Tower, Niš Fortress, and Mediana. End the tour with local wine and lunch. To start, go back in time with a visit to Čegar hill and learn about the famous Battle of Čegar, the first Serbian Uprising. While there, visit the remains of the fallen rebels that were built into Skull Tower. Continue to Tsarigrad road to Niška Banja and visit the locations where Agatha Christie was inspired to write "Murder on the Orient Express." Next, visit the Mediana archaeological site and learn about Constantine the Great and Edict of Milan. Admire Niš Fortress and its notable Stambol Gate, Hamam, Bali Bey Mosque, and its unique Lapidarium. To wrap up the tour, end in the oldest street of Niš for a refreshing cup of coffee before making your way to lunch. Enjoy your lunch with a taste of wine from local winery, Malca.

From Belgrade: Nis city full day tour

From Belgrade: Nis city full day tour

South - east part of Serbia was always known as a region that is full of mysteries and interesting stories. You will be introduced to some of them and who knows, maybe we will create a new story ourselves. Our first destination is city of Niš, many people call it city on a crossroad and for a good reason. Positioned on river Nišava banks, in spacious and fertile valley, Niš was destined to become significant place on the Balkans since the first centuries of its existence. With such strategic advantages, Niš was growing during the centuries as significant military, economy, cultural and religious center of the people who inhabited it and states that owned it (Celts, Romans, Byzantines, medieval Serbia, Ottoman Empire and modern Serbian state). Niš is a birthplace of Constantine the Great, one of the most important Roman emperor that legalised Christianity throughout the empire. Fortress that is surrounded by Nišava river is good example of Ottoman fortification architecture. Another side of the coin is Skull Tower and monument of the Battle of Čegar which shows how Serbs fought for liberty and freedom against Ottomans and story of courage and sacrifice. Liberation from varios ocupators continues in memorial park Bubanj and Red Cross contrencation camp – places that wisper the stories from Word war II.In the center of the city there is one old Caldron street that had a lot of craft workshops and in it you can see what is true way to drink Balkan coffee and you will learn about „institution“ of merak. Eat burek in a city where burek was originaly made in 16th century, our suggestion is quarter with meat.

Nis : eSIM Internet Data Plan Serbia high-speed 5G

Nis : eSIM Internet Data Plan Serbia high-speed 5G

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From Belgrade: Devil's town and City of Nis - full day trip

From Belgrade: Devil's town and City of Nis - full day trip

South - east part of Serbia was always known as a region that is full of mysteries and interesting stories. You will be introduced to some of them and who knows, maybe we will create a new story ourselves. Our first destination is city of Niš, many people call it city on a crossroad and for a good reason. Positioned on river Nišava banks, in spacious and fertile valley, Niš was destined to become significant place on the Balkans since the first centuries of its existence. With such strategic advantages, Niš was growing during the centuries as significant military, economy, cultural and religious center of the people who inhabited it and states that owned it (Celts, Romans, Byzantines, medieval Serbia, Ottoman Empire and modern Serbian state). Niš is a birthplace of Constantine the Great, one of the most important Roman emperor that legalised Christianity throughout the empire. Fortress that is surrounded by Nišava river is good example of Ottoman fortification architecture. Another side of the coin is Skull Tower and monument of the Battle of Čegar which shows how Serbs fought for liberty and freedom against Ottomans and story of courage and sacrifice. Liberation from varios ocupators continues in memorial Red Cross contrencation camp – places that wisper the stories from Word war II. In the center of the city there is one old Caldron street that had a lot of craft workshops and in it you can see what is true way to drink Balkan coffee and you will learn about „institution“ of merak. Eat burek in a city where burek was originaly made in 16th century, our suggestion is quarter with meat. After bustle of city we will go to the nature, we will visit infamous Devil’s town. It is a natural phenomenon with 202 earth figures in a specific forms of relief which appear rather attractive, and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineralization. Natural surroundings of the soil figures, seeming very harsh are almost mystical, and in the wider area picturesque and tame, the remains of a settlement, the old church and a few interesting mining groves, only add to the uniqueness of this place. Legend says that on that place there was going to be a wedding of brother and sister that didn’t know they are related and it was orchestrated by the Devil himself. In order to stop the incest, God made all the wedding guests into stone and they still stand today to show the power of God in form of earth figures. Entire valley does feel eerie but there is nothing to be afraid, it is ’’just’’ a natural phenomenon and it will leave you intrigued and happy that you visited something unique.

Nis: Serbia & EU eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Nis: Serbia & EU eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. This eSIM also covers these countries in Europe:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Aaland Islands, Isle of Man, Jersey, Russian Federation, Guernsey, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Gibraltar, Turkey. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:Vip/Telenor/Telekom Srbija

From Belgrade: Niš Private Tour - A Spirit of the South

From Belgrade: Niš Private Tour - A Spirit of the South

At 8a.m your #destinationserbia tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation. Departing from Belgrade, our journey heads south along the Morava valley. After approximately 2.5 hours, with a short break on the way, we arrive to Niš. Our first destination within the city is Mediana, an archaeological site and the best-preserved segment of the Roman city Naissus. Birthplace of Constantine the Great, Naissus witnessed the construction of Mediana—a luxurious royal palace on its outskirts—during Constantine's rule. Exploring the site, we encounter mosaics and remnants of this palace used by Constantine the Great and his successors. Transitioning to the early 19th century, we delve into the time of the First Serbian Uprising—a revolutionary period that laid the groundwork for modern-day Serbia. Our next stop is the Skull Tower, a poignant symbol built by Ottomans using the skulls of fallen Serbian soldiers. A testament to resistance and the Serbian people's pursuit of freedom. Following this, we visit the Red Cross concentration camp from WWII. Operated by the German Gestapo, the camp detained around 30,000 individuals, primarily Jews, Serbians, and Romas. While serving as a transit camp, few were directly killed on-site; instead, many were transported to Bubanj Hill in Niš for execution or to other concentration camps. Notably, this camp distinguished itself with a historic event—the first mass escape of prisoners in occupied Europe on February 12, 1942, where 105 individuals successfully fled. A core attraction of Niš is its Fortress, initially built by the Romans and later shaped by the Ottomans in the 18th century. The fortress encapsulates traces of numerous historical periods and stands as both a historical monument and a picturesque park in the heart of Niš. Our exploration continues through the city center, concluding with a gastronomic indulgence in the world-class cuisine of Southern Serbia. The unique flavors of the South, accompanied by local wine and rakija, offer an essential experience. As we savor the culinary delights and immerse ourselves in the stories of the local bohemians, our palate satisfied, we embark on our return journey to Belgrade, where we’ll arrive in the evening.

Sofia: Private Day Trip to Nis in Serbia

Sofia: Private Day Trip to Nis in Serbia

Following a pickup from your hotel, travel directly to Nis in Serbia. Arrive in Nis after a 2-hour drive and explore the town known as the birthplace of the famous Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Your first stop will be the Skull Tower, also known as Chele Tower. Marvel at the stone structure embedded with human skulls. It was constructed by the Ottomans following the Battle of Cegar of May 1809, during the First Serbian Uprising. The next stop is the former concentration camp, opened in 1941 during World War II. More than 10,000 people are thought to have been killed at the camp. Today, you can explore the museum and learn about its dark history. The final stop leads you to the city museum in Nis where you can find all archeological findings from the area and learn about the long history of the town. After a guided tour of the most important monuments, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore the city. Take a stroll along the central pedestrian street and visit the local shops and restaurants with their delicious food. You’ll return to Sofia at around 6:00 PM.

Belgrade: Private Day-Trip to Niš

Belgrade: Private Day-Trip to Niš

Your tour will begin once you are collected from your accommodation. After just over 2 hours of driving, you will reach Niš. From here your day is reserved for your exploration of the birth city of the famous Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great. You will begin by visiting the Niš Fortress, which lies on the bank of Nišava River. It assumed its final shape in 1723, at which point the Turks completed it whilst facing the end of their reign in this area. Its construction required that over 40 stone cutters from Constantinople, and around 400 bricklayers from Niš had to be hired. You will continue your sightseeing of the most important sights in the city including the Banovina Building, The Niš Liberators Monument at King Milan Square, the Monument of well-known Serbian writer Stevan Sremac. You will then explore the Mediana Archeological Site and the infamous Skull Tower (which was erected by the Turks as an example to others of the folly of opposition to their rule). Your tour will then conclude with a visit to the Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, which is today a museum. The German Gestapo operated the camp and held captured Jews, Serbians, and Romas during the Second World War. After that, you will have free time for individual activities in Niš and to try some of the traditional delicacies for which Niš is widely famous.

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Daniel was an amazing guide - we learnt so much about Bulgaria, Serbia and the rest of Europe from him! It was interesting visiting Nis and the drive didn't feel long due to chatting with Daniel and the other people on the tour. Highly recommend this day trip!

Our guide Michael was very informative, was amazing to Serbia, as well as the skull tower and concentration camp. had 1.5 hours to walk around nis as well as stops there and back. Had a fabulous day :)

The guide we had was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. We had a wonderful time. This is the company to use when you want to go to Serbia.

It was a good day trip, everything went smoothly. The tour guide was very helpful and share great information with us.

Brilliant. Jorge was superb, top guy. Trip, highly recommended, great value.