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Small Belgrade tour

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Duration

3 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

32 people

Languages

English

Highlights

  • The center of Belgrade has been intensively populated for 2000 years. In the area from Kalemegdan, through Knez Mihajlova Street to Republic Square, the life of the city took place under different rulers. The Kalemegdan fortress, which for centuries "lords" over the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, is a witness to the stormy history of this city. Numerous stories concerning great empires but also a small man were woven in the area of the mighty fortress. During the walk, we will hear stories about Celtic, Roman, Byzantine, Serbian, Hungarian, Turkish and Austrian Belgrade. The Roman legions built the first walls of white blocks from Tašmajdan, after which the Slavs named Belgrade ("White City"). The great military leaders and kings of the Middle Ages, as well as the events of modern days, have left indelible traces on the face of the eternally living city. Although you have passed through Kalemegdan countless times, we believe that you will hear some of the interesting stories for the first time and complete your knowledge.

Included/Excluded

  • professional licensed guide
  • individual costs are not provided for the program
  • traditional serbian lunch (optional 10-15 euros per person)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Tour description

Tour description

Prices:

Shared tours (6-15 person)

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*this is all year tour

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*prices from the private tours table are per person

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More details about the tour

We start the walking tour from the Student Square (in front of the Captain Misa palace – Rectorate of the University of Belgrade) at 12:00. First, we will hear the story of the Roman baths on Students Square, then we will pass by the remains of Roman streets in front of Shopping mall Rajićeva. We will continue our walking tour through Kalemegdan Park, where we will see the Cvijeta Zuzorić pavilion, a building that once was the Museum of Contemporary Art. The first gate we will pass through is Leopold’s, after which Zindan Gate awaits us, which is one of the main and most beautiful entrances to the fortress.

Belgrade fortress near Victor monument

At the very entrance, we will hear the story of the Rose church, whose dome rises from the Kalemegdan ramparts in 1867, after the retreat of the Turkish army. The church is specific because of its chandelier, which was made from the sabers and bullets of the defenders of Belgrade in 1915. Passing through the Despot’s Gate, we enter the upper town, and on our right is the only completely restored tower where the observatory (Ruđer Bošković Astronomical Society) is located today. While taking a leisurely walk through the upper town, we will hear the story of the Fountain of Mehmed Pasha Sokolović and the part of the preserved Roman walls located nearby.

Brankos bridge and river Sava

The continuation of the walking tour goes past Damat-Ali Pasha’s Turbe (Tomb), which represents the burial place of the great Turkish military leader. Pasha led 200,000 Turkish soldiers in the attack on Petrovaradin in 1716. which was defended by Prince Eugene of Savoy with significantly fewer soldiers. Before we see the confluence of the Sava and the Danube, we will pass by the only visible remains of the Serbian medieval entrance to the palace complex, the model of the palace is placed on the plateau next to the Pobednik monument. We will remember which victory is actually symbolized by a naked man with an eagle and a sword in his hand, as well as funny anecdotes related to him.

Zindan Gate is the most beautiful entrance to the fortress

Our tour continues past the Roman Well, which is neither Roman nor a well (we’ll tell why on our tour 🙂 ) to the King’s Gate. The grand staircase, which was reconstructed in 1928, during the great celebration, has its own sad story. With a leisurely walk with a beautiful view of New Belgrade, we will pass by the Embassy of France and reach the Belgrade Cathedral, which is dedicated to Archangel Michael. In addition to its great spiritual importance, the church is known for the fact that in front of it are the graves of two great Serbian educators. With their intellectual strength, they created the conditions for a great educational renaissance for the Serbian people.

Great young people in front of the Kings gate

Not far from the church is the beautiful building of Konak Knjeginje Ljubice, which was built immediately after the adoption of Hatišerif in 1830. This inn had a dual purpose, residential for the stay of the ruling family (Princess Ljubica and her sons Milan and Mihailo lived there) and state for the reception of diplomatic representatives. Konak changed its purpose many times so that it was also a Lyceum, the First Belgrade High School, the Court of Appeal, the Museum of Prince Paul, etc.

View on fortress from the water

We continue our walk through the old streets of Belgrade to Obilić’s venac, where there is a monument to Duke Vuk. The monument was erected in 1936. as the gratitude of the Serbian people to the great patriot and fighter for the liberation of Old Serbia. We end our tour at Republic Square, where we will hear the story of the most important museum institution in Serbia – the National Museum, as well as the National Theater, which is located across the road. In the end, we left the story about the monument to Prince Mihailo, who even today points with his hand to the newly liberated cities whose keys he received.

Belgrade cathedral church

Important notes

General notes

* Confirmation will be received at the time of booking * Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level * Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults * If you are the only person on a shared tour, a supplement of 75% will be applied. At latest 16 hours before the trip, you will be informed in the case that you are the only guest on the tour, and we will offer a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 75% of the price

Itinerary

12:00 – 12:30 Student Square - City Library 12:30 – 14:00 Belgrade fortress 14:00 - 15:00 Cathedral church, Obilicev venac and Republic square

Tour cancelation

If you cancel the tour up to 24 hrs before, you’ll get a 100% refund. If you cancel the tour less than 24 hrs before the trip, you will not receive any refund.

Durations

0 – 3 hours

Tour's Location

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