General

This dynamic full-day tour will take you to the unique narrow-gauge railway Sargan Eight. Nowadays the Mokra Gora Train serves only for the amusement of its passengers, but it used to be the part of Belgrade-Dubrovnik railroad from the 1920s to 1974. If you think that a day trip won’t be enough for you, we suggest a tour with an overnight to Tara National Park and Mokra Gora.

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What to Expect from the Mokra Gora Train Tour in 2023

​Expect a fulfilling day in every way. Admire beautiful landscapes of West Serbia with mountain views, meadows and rivers. Get on board the Mokra Gora Train on the unique Sargan Eight Railway. Visit unordinary wooden town Mećavnik (aka Kustendorf), created by world famous movie director Emir Kusturica. At the end of the day enjoy views over the famous Drina River House and landscapes from the Gate of Podrinje observation deck. Learn local stories and legends.

Highlights

Scenic train ride
✓ Private guide
Wooden Town
✓ Drina River House
Nature
✓ Breathtaking landscapes

Tour Flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up at 8 am sharp from your Belgrade accommodation. Drive is long but you won’t feel it much, thanks to a newly built highway and to several breathtaking spots en route ideal for short breaks and taking photos.

Before you reach Mokra Gora town you will visit the famous Wooden Town Mećavnik-Drvengrad  (also known by the other name Kustendorf). The town was a result of the vision of Emir Kusturica which he got during filming his movie „Life is a miracle“. In Wooden Town you can find, as in any regular town, museum, church, library, hotel, restaurant… You might be surprised with street names in this town because those are named after famous people Kusturica admires: Nikola Tesla, Bruce Lee, Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Armando Maradona, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman.

After a break in Wooden Town you’re getting on board the train for the 13:30 Sargan Eight tour departure. During the ride you will pass and stop at several stations and viewpoints. Authentic railcars with wooden seats, wood burning stove and characteristic rattling sound will take you back to 1925, when this railway was opened and established a connection between Belgrade and the Adriatic Sea. The track on this section is around 15km long and passes through 22 tunnels overcoming an altitude difference of 300m.

Last attraction for the day is the famous Drina River House. You will enjoy this unusual sight on our way back to Belgrade, after a drive through Tara National Park.

Regarding lunch plans, there is plenty of choices and opportunities en route. We will give you several choices to pick from, depending where we are on the itinerary.

After a full day of activities you are getting back to Belgrade in the evening. Usual drop-off time is between 8 and 9pm.

Good to Know

Important info
During high season periods, May-Jun and September-October, there is high possibility that tickets for all departures are sold out, this applies especially on short notice bookings. However, we have solution for that, but in that case you need to be aware of possibility that you’ll be standing during the train ride (for an hour approximately). Train ticket price remains unchanged.
Fit the tour to match your needs
Tour plan given in this description is not fixed, it’s just result of our perception of most interesting points on this route and result of our own experience. If you want to have this tour customized, let us know.
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.
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 mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions on your side
  1. Please respect social distancing rules all the time (at least 1m, or 2m when possible)
  2. Please wear face cover while in the vehicle or other closed space (if you don’t have your own, we will provide)
  3. If you develop any respiratory infection symptoms before, during or after the tour, please let us know.
  4. When coughing or sneezing please use tissues or your elbow as cover
  5. Wash hands with soap and water whenever possible, but especially after use of toilet, before and after meals.
Booking the tour
Easiest way to to book this tour is to use our online booking and payment system. As soon as you click on “Book now” button bellow you’ll start reservation process over encrypted connection. If you need another way to book the tour Contact us.
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6 comments

Cas
October 10, 2022
Had a fantastic day with friends, with Miljan as a guide. He picked as up on time at the hostel in a comfortable car to drive to the Mokra Gora. During the ride he told a lot about Serbia and about the Balkan, and he answered all of our questions. Besides telling us about Serbia he was also really interested in us, like where we came from and why we chose to do a citytrip to Belgrade/Serbia. After visiting the wooden village he dropped us off for the train tour which was beautiful. He then picked us up to drive back to our hostel, and on the way we stopped at the river house. During the trip Miljan took some pictures of us. We really learned a lot and we would definitely recommend booking this tour with Miljan as a guide. The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
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mohandasv127
May 2, 2022
Made this tour with my wife. Andreij, our tour guide was excellent with his hospitality and knowledge. The tour was nicely organized and there was never a dull moment. The car was very comfortable. Everything was perfect and he went out of his way to help us. He even took some photos of ourselves with his own camera for which I am very much obliged . I would definitely recommend Serbian private tours to anybody making a tour of Serbia

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georgelK4255HT
August 27, 2021
We were a group of four and we cannot give this company a high enough recommendation. Our guide - Miljan - was SUPERB. Knowledgable, funny, and he tailored the tour to our needs. His passion for Serbian history and culture was infectious and the whole experience was a joy. If you plan to see Serbia, I suggest you use this company. Not only are they EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY but they also offer fantastic customer support.

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1051434970
May 29, 2017
We have a very nice day,the Tourist guide wait for us on time and pick us to the Sargan Eight and Mokra gora. The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
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phj2016
June 1, 2016
Our guide, Miljan was efficient in responding to our initial enquiry and maintained good communication prior to the trip. On the day he was punctual and very attentive in providing informed responses to our queries. He is very personable and good company which ensured that we had a relaxing and interesting trip. P & K J.

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Caio C
November 10, 2015
Miljan showed us the cultural aspect, natural beauties, and very good gastronomic experience in the country-side of Serbia! I will come back again!

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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 379€
4-6 persons 439€
7-8 persons 559€
9-19 persons 899€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Tour organization
What is extra:
Tickets for Shargan Eight Train ~10€ per person
Admission for Wooden Town ~2€ per person
Lunch ~15€ per person*
Personal expenses and gratuities
* Price shown is an average price for lunch per person based on restaurant’s menu, but it can vary depending on guest’s demands for food and drinks.

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