General

City Between East and West : Meet two sides of the city Austro-Hungarian Zemun and Ottoman Belgrade

Dive into the heart of Belgrade’s history, exploring the ancient Belgrade Fortress and baroque-looking Zemun on this Belgrade tour, without feeling overwhelmed by historical facts, even if history isn’t your cup of tea.

 

Tour in a Glance

DURATION
3-4 hours
TOUR STYLE
Private
GETTING AROUND
Driven and walking
AVAILABILITY
Year round
LANGUAGE
English
DIFFICULTY
Easy for everyone
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What To Expect From This Belgrade Tour In 2023/24

Uncover city history on this private Belgrade tour, exploring from its foundation to modern times. Gain insights into history core at Belgrade Fortress, experience the cultural contrast between once Austro-Hungarian Zemun and once Ottoman Belgrade. Marvel at the spectacular views of the Sava and Danube rivers. Opt for an easy-going introduction with our ‘Belgrade for Beginners Tour .

Highlights

  • Explore key historic sites but also check some hidden corners with your local guide
  • Local guide ensures easy to comprehand in-depth history explanations
  • Check the famous meeting point of Sava and Danube rivers and enjoy fantastic view
  • Experience the difference between once Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian part of the city in one tour

 

Tour Flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your address in the city (the usual start time is 10am) and he’ll take you directly to the Belgrade Fortress. When you reach the fortress, you’ll continue on foot.

During the walk through the fortress, you’ll hear many Turkish words like: sahat tower, turbe, stambol gate… Each of these words refers to important parts of the fortress. Which those are, you’ll discover on the way. Of course, if you want to deepen your knowledge of the fortress, we will tell you stories about the period when the fortress was a Roman military camp, or about the curious Ružica Church. Further, you’ll enjoy the most impressive view over the confluence of two rivers, Sava and Danube.

On the way to Zemun, but still in the part of the city influenced by the Ottomans, you’ll pass by Kosančićev Venac, a Serbian quarter developed under the Ottoman rule, with its most remarkable sights: Orthodox Cathedral, Residence of princess Ljubica, Patriarchy and the Tavern “?”.

Finally, you’ll reach Zemun, the town within a town. Today, it’s known for its fascinating restaurants and taverns, but only a century ago it was part of a powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire. Talking about taverns and restaurants, we know a perfect one for a break. This small family owned place is hidden in the old streets of Zemun with a great view over the Danube.

The most exciting and intriguing part of Zemun is Gardoš with its old houses, churches and hidden corners. At the very top of Gardoš is located the Millennium Tower which oversees the area. It was erected by Hungarians in order to mark one thousand years of rule over this territory. From this place you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of Zemun and the Danube.

After the visit to the Gardoš summit, you’ll walk the narrow streets of the neighborhood till you reach the very central square of Zemun. Here you’ll get the idea how the locals enjoy their time on the Danube promenade or what they buy in the local farmer’s market. For those willing to try some local flavors, we’ll find some seasonal products to taste directly at the counter.

Your Belgrade tour ends here (usually around 2pm) and we’ll take you back to your drop-off point.

Good to know

FIT THE TOUR TO MATCH YOUR NEEDS
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
TOUR LANGUAGE
Default language of the tour is English, but if you require #YourSerbiaHost can also give you tour in Russian, German, French, Spanish and of course Serbian – Subject to availability.
HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
There are several ways to reach us. By pressing “Send inquiry” button on the top right of this page (or at the bottom of the page if you are using a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
FREE CANCELLATION
If for any reason you need to cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the tour start time, we will refund 100% of the paid amount, no questions asked.
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8 comments

MMPPower
July 1, 2020
An amazing tour with an amazing guide! The care and dedication was second to none. I have been around the world and this is one of the best tour groups in the world!

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Marielle D
October 24, 2018
This was a great tour! I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for a tour of Serbia. For a little extra cost, they will pick you up from the airport and drop you off. They seem very flexible in scheduling the tours and making the tour fit your interests and schedule. Milijan was very knowledgeable. His English is expert, making him very easy to understand. Can’t recommend this enough.

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120davidmiami
June 3, 2018
Had an excellent tour with vlada was very nice and also extremely knowledgeable about Belgrade. Vlada also went out of his way to add some sites that are not on the standard tour because I had a certain special interest. I appreciate this very much. Miljan the organiser of the tour also organised for me a wonderful transfer to timisoara Romania to Belgrade and back so that I was able to make the tour. Thank you guys so much for this excellent day. I would recommend your services to anyone looking to travel in Serbia. The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 159€
4-6 persons 189€
7-8 persons 359€
9-19 persons 449€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Drinks or food during the break
Gratuities

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