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
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 .
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
#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
Details on prices and services
|Pickup and drop-off
|Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
|Drinks or food during the break