This private wine tour takes you to one of the most famous wine regions in Serbia. Šumadija region (pronounced [ʃumǎdija]), owes its name to the fact that the whole area was covered with thick forest (forest=šuma in Serbian) until the XIX century. In more recent history, wine making was connected to the royal family Karađorđević who owned and cultivated 50 hectares of vineyards in the first half of the XX century. Their wine cellar was one of the most advanced wine productions in Europe of the time. If you look for a tour in the Fruška Gora wine region, you can check our Fruska Gora Wine Tour.

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What to Expect from the Royal Footprints Private Wine Tour in 2023/24 season

On our private wine tour you will visit wineries which will give you a good overview of the wine scene of Šumadija. Starting with the newly established Despotika Winery growing few indigenous Serbian vine sorts. Then a small family owned wine cellar, where you’ll have the opportunity to match wines with local food during lunch. Next is historic King’s Winery with legacy exhibition, and at the end eminent Aleksandrović Winery.


A day trip to the wine country
✓ Private guide
Four different wineries
✓ Wine tastings
Indigenous wines
✓ Local food

Tour Flow

After #YourSerbiaHost picks you up at your hotel in Belgrade (usual start time 10am) you’ll head for the first wine stop at the village Vlaški Do and winery Despotika. For winemaking standards, this relatively young winery with ambitious plans and enthusiastic owner makes two wines from indigenous Serbian grape varieties. Those are Morava (white) and Prokupac (red). Only a few winemakers in Serbia grow Morava, so you’ll have a unique opportunity to try this white wine sort. Of course we won’t stop only with these two, there are many Despotika’s wines to taste.

From the village Vlaški do we move on to another rural area. Next stop is the winery which is a perfect example of family wine making. Here you’ll have lunch with wine tasting and an opportunity to hear a story from family members why they chose to be winemakers.

Following this wine route you’ll reach the capital of Šumadija wine region, Topola. On the slopes of Oplenac hill royal family Karađorđević nurtured their vineyards, from which they produced famous Trijumf (Triumph) wine. Royal wine cellars nowadays are state owned and they grow grapes on 11 hectares only. The highlight of King’s Winery is the original king’s wine cellar which is in excellent condition, so you’ll have the opportunity to see how the king made his wine more than 90 years ago. The biggest treasure of the Royal cellar is the old archive where they keep wines from the 1930s. You’ll only get to try modern wines, not those from the 1930s.

Final stop is one of the most prominent Serbian wineries from the 1990s onward. Aleksandrović winery is a modern, yet very traditional establishment which produces only high quality wines. There is an interesting story related to their most famous Trijumf (Triumph) label and how Aleksandrović continued the tradition of making this wine. You’ll hear this one while you are sipping your own Trijumf. Nowadays Aleksandrović produces more than 20 different wines, but they are best known for their Trijumf range, including sparkling wines.

After this winery the private wine tour ends and you are taken back to your hotel in Belgrade.

Good to Know

Fit the tour to match your needs
Tour plan given in this description is not fixed, it’s just the result of our perception of the most interesting points on this route and the result of our own experience. If you want to have this tour customized, let us know.
Lunch options
Standard itinerary suggests lunch in a small family owned wine cellar, but on request we can organize lunch with wine tasting in Aleksandrović Winery, which is a carefully crafted gastronomy experience. For booking this experience please contact us.
Winter itinerary
This private wine tour is available year round, but the small family owned wine cellar doesn’t operate in the off-season period. In this period we’ll take you for lunch to a local restaurant in Topola where they serve excellent local food and have a great choice of Šumadian wines. Alternatively you can book lunch with wine tasting mentioned in the previous count.
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
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Maria R
November 19, 2022
Highly recommend the tour! Fantastic guide, great wine, beautiful wineries - our company loved the whole experience from the beginning till the very end. Thank you, Miljan! The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
June 19, 2022
Miljan took 4 of us on a day tour of 4 wineries. Milan’s is a great guide with a great knowledge of wine and everything else Serbia. We definitely recommend him. The wineries are all very different and each added something to the trip. the first winery was relatively new and modern with a lovely terrace overlooking the vineyard to sample the wines. Beware the generous portions! The Morava grape, producing a white wine, was one we had not tried before and is well worth trying. We then headed to the next winery and lunch spot. This was much smaller than the first, with far lower volumes. The lunch here was amazing and never ending. We loved the Black Tamjanika wine, probably our favourite of the entire day. Next stop was the Kings Cellar. The history and cellars here are fascinating but the wines somewhat average. Final stop of the day was the Alexandrovic winery. Another very modern winery set up well for tourism. The sommelier here was great and gave a really good background to the grapes grown, the history etc. The wines here were all excellent. We absolutely loved this trip. There is a little driving involved to get to see all 4 (good to break between the wines to be honest!) but well worth it. We understood that some tours only visit the last 2 wineries. I think if you did this you would miss out so much.

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December 26, 2021
My boyfriend and I went for a one-day wine tasting trip with our guide Andrija in late-november, and we had such a great day! Our private guide could tell a lot of interesting facts about Serbia and the wineries, and was showing us great hospitality. The wines were tasteful, we had a delicious lunch, the carride felt safe, and we enjoyed the Serbian landscapes. Finally, Andrija did a really great job guiding us! Highly recommended from our side! Best, Javier and Anna

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November 17, 2021
For a long time, wife and I wanted to take a wine tour together and this years' birthday was perfect occasion for a surprise wine tour party for my wife. Miljan from Serbian Private Tours managed to organise a tour for 10 of us on a tight schedule. And what a tour it was! We were picked up in front of our apartment by a fancy new minibus, and taken for an educational, inspiring and above all a fun ride for everyone. Tour was themed "in kings' footsteps" and thought us about history of winemaking in central Serbia, showed us different types and flavours of winemaking - from big a successful private winery, small family owned winery all the way to King Aleksandars' winery. Each stop offered completely different experience, with different ambient, history and obviously wines, yet all was connected by the same thread of passion for winemaking and indigenous vines. Cherry on top was the last stop at wine fair in Topola. Miljan was a great host and professional, has offered a lot of interesting information and stories, but has managed to adapt to our unusual group (each stop being a surprise, and generally a small celebration) and felt like a true part of the group. The minivan was also great and Stanko the driver always managed to find the right tune for us to listen to or sing along with and was a cool sidekick the whole ride. As a special curiosity, even though we haven't agreed to this upfront, Miljan was carrying a professional camera with him, and has taken a lot of great pictures of the event - he even went out of his way to create a neat little postcard that we'll print and send to everyone in the group as a souvenir. A great surprise and a great touch! All in all, this is definitely going to be a party and a tour to remember, would definitely recommend.

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September 17, 2020
We had a great time on our wine tour with beautiful wineries and beautiful wine. The tour is exactly as described and because we were traveling during this pandemic, we pretty much had most of these wineries to ourselves. The first stop was Despotika and a perfect start our day. The winery overlooks beautiful vineyards and scenery and we got 4 different types of wines. From here we went to a family house and had a wonderful lunch and also 4 glasses of wine to go with our meal. This is a true Serbian experience as you are in someone's actual house. From there we then went to a museum-like winery that gave us a sampling of wine. This use to be the King's old cellar and still has archives of old wine. A good stop and interesting to learn about. Our last stop was Aleksandrovic Winery which feels like a high-end winery that also overlooks beautiful vineyards. Here we sat until about sunset with delicious wine! We had a great time, and our guide Andrija was great. Also got some photos of our trip which was a nice surprise!! Overall highly recommend.

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Florian M
May 30, 2019
We were 4 adults and a young child and we couldn’t have a better guide for this wine tour. Our guide Andrija was were kind, he explained a lot, took lot of picture and was very preventive and helpful during the whole day. We visited 4 winery and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the garden at the second winery. The wines were delicious and every of us will keep nice memories of this day. We highly recommend this tour for a group of people how want to spend a chilly day in the Serbian wine region to discover new wine taste. Thanks

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Jessica B
April 10, 2019
We had a great day touring the region with Vlada. We learned a lot about the origins of wine making in the region, since we were very unfamiliar with it going in. We went to many different wineries and got to sample several different kinds of wine. The lunch break was delicious. Vlada was a great guide and also was flexible, making some slight adjustments to the schedule in order to best suit our needs. We would recommend this tour to anyone spending time in Belgrade, for a chance to spend some time outside of the city.

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Kerstin B
March 25, 2019
An amazing day with Andrija Vatović who was our guide and driver. Andrija also took photos throughout the day which of course was a bonus. Excellent and good food with wine at Rujevica vineyard. A trip we don't forget. Highly recommended.

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October 11, 2018
I did the wine tour in October of 2018. It was an excellent experience that I highly recommend. Miljan and I communicated easily during planning to ensure I was getting exactly what I wanted - to visit vineyards in a Serbian wine region...We visited four vineyards during the tour and also had lunch on a terrace overlooking the region’s rolling hills. Each vineyard was unique and all had excellent wine...Along the way Miljan was filled with information beyond just the wine. He is passionate about Serbia and all that it has to offer. We discussed Serbian culture and politics, the lasting impact of the war, and so much more. I really enjoyed this tour, and you probably would too. If you’re considering booking: do it. When I return to Serbia, I’ll absolutely hire him again. The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
September 30, 2017
We had a fantastic day with Miljan touring the Sumadija wine region of Serbia. The education we received was top notch and provided me a base to learn more. Loved the wineries and their diversity. Serbia definitely has very fine wines. We had a great time spending the day with Miljan, and learning more about Serbia. Mike, Carolyn, Dave, Kyra, Ryan and Brad.

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Jeanine S
April 18, 2017
We did the wine tour to Sumadija with Miljan and had a wonderful day! All the wineries were well chosen and very different. We tasted some very good wines and had a delicious lunch at the last winery. We would definitely recommend this tour!

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Elisabeth O
October 22, 2016
Yesterday we (4 people from Sweden) went on the Royal footprint wine tour with Miljam,the owner! This was one of the best wine experiences I have ever had! Interesting wineries and very good wines, friendly and passionet winemakers! At our last stop the young owner had started to serve food, so we had a 3-cource meal that was excellente! But the best was Miljan who drove us and guided us throu the winecountry outside of Belgrad! This is a MUST if you are in Belgrade!!!!!!

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October 22, 2016
Great wine tasting tour with lunch at one off the Wine producers. A must do event. Good Wine, fantastic driver/guide and local good food.

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September 5, 2016
This was not only our favourite part of visiting Belgrade, but one of the best wine tours I have ever been on. I have toured many wine regions around the world, and the wines that we were able to try on this tour were truly of incredible quality. Because Serbia is still fairly unknown to the world of wine, the prices of the many bottles that we purchased were far below what many other regions charge for that kind of quality. I was absolutely blown away by the fantastic wines and hope that it is not too long before the rest of the world catches on to the wines being produced in the Sumadija region. As far as the tour itself, I can not say enough good things about how happy we were. Miljan was not only enthusiastic about his business and ensuring his guests had a good time with all expectations met and surpassed, but he was so knowledgeable about all things Serbia, not just things relating to our tour. He was such a welcoming, accommodating and enjoyable host, we did not feel like we were spending the day with someone we had only just met. Many times throughout the day I thought and remarked on how much we were getting for the low price of the tour. At the wineries, tasting of the wines was only an aspect of the tour. All of the wineries came with a story and a tour of the winery itself, with details about the history of the area, the wines, and the people who brought the wineries to where they are today. As a wine enthusiast, to be able to see cellars that were almost 100 years old was an experience that I will never forget. At some of the wineries we even had the privilege of being able to sit down and taste with the winemakers so we could pick their brains about what they were trying to achieve with the wines and what techniques they used to bring about their visions for the wines. This is something you simply often to get on a typical wine tour. The passions of everyone involved on this tour was so clear and obvious and it resignated within us to make for an exceptional day. Thank you, Miljan and everyone you introduced us to throughout the day.

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Kelly S
April 18, 2016
My friend and I took the "Royal Wine Tour" a few weeks ago and had such an amazing day! Miljan was great in emailing us back promptly and creating a day with so many memories. We went to 3 wineries, each distinctly different from one another but equally fun and interesting. It felt very much like a personalized tour - at most wineries we were the only ones there so we got one-on-one interactions with the wine specialists! We were blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed sipping and learning about Serbian wine in the sun (Serbian wine is one of our new favorites now!) After the wineries, we went to a beautiful restaurant where Miljan helped us choose Serbian dishes and answered some of our thousands of questions about Serbian culture, history, food, etc. Also, when you book this tour, you also get a photographer as Miljan takes photos throughout the day on his professional camera and his selfie stick! ;) I would without a doubt recommend Miljan's company for touring Serbia.. we wish we could have done more! Perhaps next time, Miljan!

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 269€
4-6 persons 319€
7-8 persons 479€
9-19 persons 599€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Tour organization
Bottled water during journey
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
What is extra:
Wine tasting in Despotika Winery ~9€ per person for five wine labels
Wine tasting in Aleksandrović Winery 4,5€ per glass of wine
Wine purchase
Lunch 30€ per person*
Personal expenses and gratuities
* Price shown is price for lunch per person including three courses and three different wines matching the food.