Standard Belgrade tour

Departure date

Monday to Sunday

Departure time

10:00 h

Duration

5 hours

Group size

3-8

Belgrade isn’t like other European cities, it’s a living story waiting to be explored! Our Standard Belgrade Tour takes you beyond the guidebooks on a journey to uncover Belgrade’s soul.

You’ll get to stand atop the mighty Kalemegdan Fortress, a witness to empires past.

Feel the pulse of the city thrumming through the streets of New Belgrade.

Seek solace in the quiet grandeur of St. Sava Temple.

This tour is an immersive experience, designed to show you Belgrade through the eyes of a local.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport (all cost included) by air-conditioned car (1-3 pax)/ minivan (4-7 pax)/ minibus (8-18 pax)
Professional, licenced English-speaking Serbian guide
Refreshments (a bottle of water per person)
Tour organization and 24/7 hours assistance
Entrance fee for temple of Sain Sava - 450 rsd (4€) per person
Meals
Individual expenses
Gratuities (optional)
Private tours
1 pax
140 €
2 pax
75 €
3 pax
60 €
4 pax
50 €
5 pax
55 €
6 pax
45 €
7 pax
40 €
8 pax
40 €
Children
35 €
The place of departure is by agreement
Departure time: 10:00
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English

Departure: Student Square (in front of Captain Miša’s Building – Rectorate of the University of Belgrade)

Belgrade, one of the oldest cities on the European continent, has seen organized settlements as early as 6000 BC. The area stretching from Kalemegdan Fortress through Knez Mihailova Street to Republic Square has been a vibrant hub under various sovereignties. The fortress, overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, has been a witness to the city’s tumultuous history. Throughout our tour, we will delve into tales from the Celtic, Roman, Byzantine, Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Turkish, and Austrian periods of Belgrade.

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The Romans erected the first walls from the white blocks of Tašmajdan, inspiring the Slavs to name the city Beograd, or “White City.” Great military leaders and kings from the Middle Ages, as well as modern times, have left indelible marks on this ever-vibrant city. Since the end of World War II, the construction of New Belgrade has added a modern, predominantly residential area to the city. As we traverse the streets of Belgrade, we believe you’ll hear some stories for the first time, enhancing your understanding of the city.

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Our walking tour begins on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Studentski Trg in front of the Captain Mišin Building – the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade, starting at 12:00. We’ll first explore the Roman baths at Studentski Trg, then pass by remnants of Roman streets in front of TC Rajićeva. The tour continues through Kalemegdan Park where we’ll view the “Cvijeta Zuzorić” pavilion, formerly the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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We’ll enter through Leopold’s Gate, proceeding to the Barbican Zindan Gate, a main city entry, where we’ll learn about the Church of Ružica, which emerged from the Kalemegdan ramparts in 1867 after the Turkish army’s withdrawal. As we pass through Despot’s Gate into the Upper Town, we’ll see the only fully restored tower, now housing the “Ruđer Bošković” Astronomical Society.

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Strolling through the Upper Town, we’ll hear about the Mehmed-paša Sokolović fountain and a preserved section of the Roman wall nearby. Next, we’ll walk past Damad Ali-pasha’s Turbe, the grave site of a major Turkish military leader. Before reaching the confluence of the Sava into the Danube, we’ll pass by the only visible remains of a Serbian medieval royal complex entrance, reflecting on the victory symbolized by the naked man with an eagle and sword and hearing humorous anecdotes related to it. Our journey continues past the so-called Roman Well, to King’s Gate and a large staircase reconstructed in 1928 which has its own somber story.

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A leisurely walk with a beautiful view of New Belgrade takes us past the French Embassy and to the Belgrade Cathedral dedicated to Archangel Michael, significant for its spiritual importance and as the site of graves of two major Serbian enlighteners. Near the cathedral stands the beautiful residence of Princess Ljubica, constructed right after the issuance of the Hatisherif in 1830, which has served various purposes over the years. We conclude our stroll through Belgrade’s old streets at Obilićev Venac, where we find a monument to Duke Vuk, erected in 1936 as a gesture of gratitude from the Serbian people to this great patriot and freedom fighter.

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Our next stop is the famous Republic Square where we’ll discuss the National Museum and the National Theatre, and hear about the monument to Prince Mihailo, who points to cities newly liberated from the Turks. After touring the square, our vehicle journey takes us towards New Belgrade, crossing over the Branko Bridge. We’ll see the Federal Executive Council building, the “Genex” building, and Sava Centre, among other significant sites, before returning to the old part of the city to visit the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans – Saint Sava Temple. Here, we’ll admire its monumental beauty and intricate mosaics, concluding our panoramic city tour back at Studentski Trg.

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Want to explore more of Belgrade’s charm or short on time? 

Whether you’re looking for an in-depth 8-hour exploration with our Big Belgrade Tour or prefer a quicker 3-hour overview with our Small Belgrade Tour, we’ve got you covered. Choose your adventure and book now to uncover more of Belgrade’s secrets!

10:00 - we start our tour

10:00-12:00 - walking tour Belgrade fortress

12:00-13:00 - walking tour Knez Mihailova street (pedestrian zone)

13:00-14:00 - temple of Saint Sava

14:00-14:30 - panoramic ride (New Belgrade)

15:00 - we finish our tour

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.

There is a possibility that some of the photos in this tour were taken from the following publications (books):

– Vujović M., 2020. Rimska civilizacija na tlu Srbije. Beograd: HERAedu.

– Popović M., 2006. Beogradska tvrđava. Beograd: Javno preduzeće “Beogradska tvrđava”

– Trišić D., 2017. Kulturno blago Srbije u 1000 slika. Beograd: Vulkan izdavaštvo d.o.o.

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