Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe was for centuries a border between Islam and Christianity as well as a border between Western and Eastern Europe. During this tour you will find out more about differences between these two civilizations, so close regarding distance, yet so distant in everything else. Belgrade fortress and Zemun are places where differences are obvious even today.
We will start the tour from the arranged point and drive to the Belgrade fortress. During our walk through the fortress you’ll hear many Turkish words like: sahat tower, turbe, stambol gate… Each of these words indicates to the important parts of the fortress. Which are they, you’ll discover on the way. Of course, if you want to find out more about the history of the fortress, we will tell you stories about period when fortress was a Roman military camp, or about unusual Ruzica church. Also, you’ll enjoy the most impressive view of the confluence of two rivers, Sava and Danube.
On our way to Zemun, but still in the part of the city influenced by Ottomans, we’ll pass through Kosancicev venac, Serbian quarter developed under Ottoman rule, with its most impressive sights: Orthodox Cathedral, Residence of princess Ljubica, Patriarchy and the Tavern “?”.
Finally we will reach Zemun, the town within a town. Today, it is known by its amazing restaurants and taverns, but only a century ago it was part of a powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire. The most interesting and intriguing part of Zemun is Gardoš with its old houses, churches and hidden corners. Here you can feel the spirit of a local life and you’ll get an impression that time here runs slower. This is probably because people are more relaxed than in the busy streets of Belgrade. At the very top of Gardoš is located the Millennium tower which oversees the area. It was constructed by Hungarians in order to mark one thousand years of rule in this territory. Only five towers like this are constructed in the world. From this place you’ll enjoy breathtaking view of Zemun and the Danube.
After our visit to Gardoš, we will probably need a break at one of the local cafés or taverns. We know just the right place with a great view and a fabulous menu…
Tour plan given in this description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this rout and result of our own experience. In any moment we can alter the route and adjust it to interests and wishes of travellers.
Details on prices and services
|1-3 persons||129 €|
|4-6 persons||169 €|
|7-8 persons||259 €|
|* Price shown is an average price for one rakija per person based on restaurant’s menu.|