Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe, was for centuries the border between Islam and Christianity as well as a border between Western and Eastern Europe. During this Belgrade tour you will find out more about the differences between these two civilizations, so close geographically, yet so distant in everything else. Belgrade Fortress and Zemun are the most obvious examples of this contrast even today.
What To Expect From This Belgrade Tour In 2023/24
This private tour will give you a better understanding of the city’s history, from the days of its foundation till modern times. More in depth introduction to Belgrade Fortress as the everlasting nucleus of city’s life. First hand experience in disparities between the modern Zemun, once part of the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the modern Belgrade, once part of the Ottoman Empire. Spectacular views over the Sava and Danube rivers. If you are more into an easy going Belgrade private tour better opt for Belgrade for Beginners 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.
The tour ends here (usually around 2pm) and we’ll take you back to your drop-off point.
Good to Know
- Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
- Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
- If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
- When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
- Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
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|