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.
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.
#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
- 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|
|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.|