Abstract:Are you short on time but would like to cover also sights out of the city center? Then take our 4 hrs long private tour that will take you to all the most important spots in Serbia’s capital and give you a different perspective of this dynamic city.
Activities:Drive by car
Sightseeing of Kalemegdan Fortress
Walking through Knez Mihaila Street
Drive toward New Belgrade
Sightseeing of Zemun
Drive to Vračar and Church of the Saint Sava
Although the tour can be tailored to your needs and requests we recommend the following route.
After being picked up from your hotel, we will drive to the city center to see its very heart - the green Kalemegdan Park and the historic Citadel rising above the confluence of River Sava into the Danube. Here we will take a stroll to admire the most memorable views and see the Citadel’s many historic monuments, gates, and towers. Adjacent to the park is pedestrianized Kneza Mihaila Street, the backbone of the old town, full of period buildings, buskers and stylish shops. At its end stands Trg Republike, city’s central square where young and old meet by the National Theatre, National Museum or the Monument to Prince Mihailo.
We continue by car through modern New Belgrade passing some of the iconic buildings of the socialist era. Our next stop is Zemun which until a century ago used to be a part of Austria-Hungary and which still retains much of its separate identity. We will walk its picturesque side alleys from the famous farmers’ market to the top of Gardoš Hill, crowned by the 1896 prospect tower, to enjoy one of the nicest panoramic views with the Danube and whole of central Belgrade laid out in front of us. Afterward, we suggest taking a break in one of the cafés by the Danube, just like the locals do.
Driving back to the other bank of River Sava we will pass by the brutalist masterpiece of West Gate Towers and drive across the Ada Bridge, at 996 meters long a daring engineering feat and a new symbol of Belgrade. After seeing Dedinje, a quarter where Belgrade’s well off life in old and new villas next to residences of ambassadors, we arrive at the so-called House of Flowers, actually the mausoleum of President Tito, the lifelong ruler of socialist Yugoslavia.
Our last stop will be the quarter of Vračar and the imposing Church of Saint Sava, one of the three largest Orthodox Christian churches in the world. After admiring its size and stories of its origins and controversies surrounding it, we wrap up the tour next door in the quiet small church dedicated to the same saint where you will get the sense of an Orthodox place of worship, with icons, frescoes, and incense in the air.
Other suggested sights we could visit:
- the historic Novo Groblje cemetery with its monuments to the fallen in WW1
- Ada Ciganlija with its 3.5 km long lake, a favorite recreational ground for Belgraders
- the quarter of Savamala where derelict buildings stand alongside hip galleries and nightclubs
- Kneza Miloša Street with several impressive ruins from the time of NATO bombing campaign
- Mount Avala with its tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the TV tower (due to it being out of the city, for this destination we have to charge additional 2euro)
Meeting place: at your request.
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