If you are looking for a Belgrade private city tour which will give you an overview on most attractive landmarks of Belgrade and an introduction to recent history of Serbian capital, then this one should be your pick. Even if you are not that much of a history buff, this tour can also be a fun and easy way to get to know Belgrade’s main attractions. If you are interested in more distant history of the city, as well as more in depth exploration try Belgrade between Ottomans and Austro-Hungarians tour.
What to expect from the tour
With this private tour you will discover some interesting stories about two Royal families who had contributed a lot for Serbia to become free and modern country in post Ottoman period. But also you’ll learn about events and general lifestyle from more recent times. During the XIX and in the beginning of XX century, Serbian political scene was very turbulent. Leaders were changed more than ten times. But each leader had left its mark in Belgrade. Nothing less turbulent was later during the XX century.
After #YourSerbiaHost picks you up from your hotel or other address in the city you’ll head to the first sight on the route, plateau in front of the Old palace. The Old palace, today’s City Assembly of Belgrade was constructed in 1884 for the needs of King Milan Obrenovic, first Serbian King after medieval period.
From the plateau where we greet our sportsmen for achieving outstanding results, where we change political regimes and where we celebrate important events we move on to one of the most important streets in Belgrade, which carries the name of Prince Milos Obrenovic. This street holds the most important buildings, such as embassies and ministries, which, at the same time, represent an architecture outdoor exhibition.
Further on we continue to Dedinje, Belgrade’s most prestigious residential area, where Serbian kings had their palaces. Although Serbia was very shortly a kingdom, Belgrade has four palaces. Two of them are situated on Dedinje, Royal palace and White palace. Constructed between two world wars, they were residence of the Karodjordjevic family.
Church of Saint Sava is next stop. This the biggest Orthodox temple in the Balkans, fifth in the world is for sure something you shouldn’t miss while you are in Belgrade. Monumental size and appearance will leave you speechless no matter if you are religious or not.
As we continue from St. Sava temple, we drive along Milan Obrenovic Street and arrive to the Republic Square. Three important edifices stand proudly here: National Theater, National Museum and Monument of Prince Mihailo Obrenovic.
From Republic square we continue on foot through main pedestrian street, Prince Mihailo Street. Most famous for its long promenade surrounded with cafes, restaurants and shops. End of the walk is in the area of King Peter’s street known for Cafe “?” and Church of the Holy Archangel Michael, also known as Orthodox Cathedral.
The very end of our Belgrade private city tour is planned at the oldest tavern in Serbia, Café “?” where we’ll finish our tour with tasting of local traditional drink rakija. Of course for those who are not fans of strong alcoholic drinks there is plenty more of choices for refreshment.
Good to know
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off|
|Rakija tasting at tavern "?" ~ 1,5€ per person**|
|* Price shown is an average price for one rakija per person based on restaurant’s menu.|