General

Ultimate Serbia Adventure in Ten Days: Uncover Rich History, Cultural Marvels and Natural Beauty

This Serbia holiday package takes you deep into country’s culture and history with local guides, ensuring every moment is enriched with insightful context. Every detail of the tour is taken care of making an unforgettable trip, even if you’ve never visited this region before.

Tour in a Glance

DURATION
Ten days, nine nights
TOUR STYLE
Private
GETTING AROUND
Driven and walking
AVAILABILITY
Seasonal, 15.4-31.10.
LANGUAGE
English
DIFFICULTY
Easy for everyone
Off-season availability (click to read more)
Measures we take on tours to reduce risks against Coronavirus - COVID-19 (click to read more)

What to Expect From the Serbia in 10 Days Holiday Package in 2024

You’ll experience all the diversity that Serbia has to offer, from Vojvodina plains in the North, to the biggest gorge of Europe in the East. Together with mountains and intact nature in the West and laid-back atmosphere of the South, with getting to know the vibrant Belgrade, of course. Whether you seek cultural immersion, natural wonders, or historical insights, our tour promises to fulfill your every desire. On the other hand, if you want to go beyond Serbia try our Western Balkans Tour.

Highlights

  • Embark on a 10-day adventure through Serbia, designed to offer a comprehensive experience blending history, culture, and natural beauty.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Serbia’s turbulent history through visits to historic sites, monuments, and museums, providing context to the country’s cultural heritage.
  • Enjoy the authentic Serbian cuisine, from hearty village feasts to urban gastronomy experiences, showcasing the rich flavors and culinary traditions of the region.
  • Meet Serbia’s natural splendors, enjoy scenic outdoor adventures, explore hidden caves, and marvel at breathtaking waterfalls.

Tour Flow

1st Day – Meeting, Topola Town, Oplenac Royal Mausoleum and Village Home Stay

After #YourSerbiaHost meets you at the airport, bus/train station or wherever we agree to meet you will continue straight to Šumadija to the town of Topola. Renewal of the modern Serbian state commenced here in 1804. On the tip of Oplenac hill you’ll visit the Royal mausoleum, a church where 27 members of the royal family are buried. From this point onward you are only enjoying Šumadija wine. First, you’ll stop by the King’s Winery, established in the 1930s by a Serbian king. After this one you’ll visit the most prominent Serbian winery Aleksandrović. As a grand finale of the day you’ll have a local lunch with wine tasting at a young family owned winery, whose young winemakers will be your host during the meal.

Rest of the day we’ll spend in the household House of Čolović. Warm hosts from the guesthouse will show you firsthand how local people live in Serbian villages nowadays.

2nd Day – Zlatibor Mountain

Second day will start with rich and tasty homemade breakfast which is a treat for all senses. After you say goodbye to your hosts we’ll drive towards West Serbia and iconic Zlatibor Mountain where you’ll enjoy pure nature. First stop is Gold Gondola, the longest panoramic gondola in the world. After the gondola ride, you’ll continue towards the rural area of the mountain. Next is Stopića Cave, then after the cave you’ll head to the village Sirogojno, where the ethnological open-air museum Old Village is settled. From Sirogojno we move on to Gostilje Waterfall where a 20m water dropdown creates a wonderful scene and cold water makes pleasant refreshment on hot summer days.

Lunch and finish of the day is again in a rural area at guesthouse Pećinar which is managed by the Pećinar family for six generations.

3rd Day – Sargan Eight Train and Višegrad

If the voices of birds don’t wake you up, the smell of Zlatibor food will. After breakfast you’ll head to Mokra Gora town. Here you’ll experience the most attractive narrow track railway in this part of Europe, the famous Sargan Eight Train. After you get off the train, you’ll leave Serbia and cross to Bosnia to visit Višegrad. The town with a famous bridge over river Drina dating from the XVI century. You’ll hear a story about Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andrić who wrote the novel with the same name Bridge Over Drina and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Here you’ll get on a boat and take a ride on Drina River, to see the town and the old bridge from the water. For lunch, you’ll try ćevapi Bosnian way, in a local tavern.

After lunch you’ll return to Mokra Gora and to Drvengrad-Mećavnik (Woodentown) ethnic village. The complex is the creation of our famous film director Emir Kusturica. Hotel Mećavnik**** is your accommodation for the night and you have the rest of the day for yourself.

4th Day – Tara National Park, Kadinjača Memorial, Golija Mountain, Monastery Studenica

The day ahead will combine different activities and experiences. First, you’ll get into the heart of Tara National Park to admire views over Perućac Lake and Drina River from Banjska Stena observation deck. To get there you’ll walk for a short while through the forest which is older than human kind. From Tara Mountain we’ll take you to the village Perućac on the very Drina river, where you’ll walk along the shortest river in Europe, river Godina. The river is 365m long, hence the name Godina (Year). From Perućac you’ll stop next in Bajina Bašta, a town famous for its house in the middle of Drina River. Here, by the Drina River House you’ll enjoy the views from a nearby restaurant’s terrace where you’ll have lunch.

While driving over a mountain pass, we’ll stop to show you a memorial complex Kadinjača dedicated to WWII battle between German nazzi troupes and Yugoslavian partisans. This memorial complex is considered to be one of the best preserved communist memorials in the world.

The trip continues with a scenic drive over picturesque Golija Mountain. Final destination for the day is the most famous Serbian medieval monastery – Studenica. You’ll spend the night in the monastery’s guesthouse, which is a unique chance to get a glimpse of monastic life. Even though the accommodation is in line with monastic life, essential commodities in the guesthouse rooms come as a standard. Each room is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and Wi-Fi is widely available in all rooms.

As an alternative to the guesthouse in the monastery we can organize an overnight in the nearby village and the Radočelo Guesthouse.

5th Day – Studenica, Žiča, Vrnjačka Banja, Niš

In the morning of the 5th day you’ll explore Studenica Monastery. This UNESCO world heritage site, dating from the XII century is considered as the most beautiful Serbian monastery. Its churches, architecture and frescoes, together with spirituality and heritage are the cornerstones of Serbian Orthodox Church. From Studenica you’ll get down to the valley of river Ibar, also known as The Valley of Kings, thanks to numerous endowments built by Serbian medieval rulers. Here we’ll stop for lunch in a special place, a local tavern run by the same family for 200 years. After lunch next stop is the monastery Žiča from the XIII century. Here you’ll learn about its unique purpose and about the reasons for its different appearance to other Serbian monasteries from the same period.

Next place on the agenda for the day is Vrnjačka Banja, the famous Serbian spa town. Serbia has plenty of mineral and thermal springs, but Vrnjačka Banja is the oldest and most known one. Once in the town, we’ll take you for an unusual experience. You’ll walk its majestic parks and conduct a “water tasting”.

Final destination for the day is Niš, the economic and cultural center of the south and third biggest city in Serbia. Overnight is in Hotel Sole***. You’ll have the rest of the day to explore Niš on your own. Tips and recommendations will be provided.

6th Day – Niš Tour, Wine Cellar, Felix Romuliana, East Serbia

The time spent in Niš will create emotional reactions after visiting to several sights. The first one is the notorious WWII concentration camp Red Cross where Germans held Jews and communists imprisoned. The second one is a unique place, the Skull Tower. This memorial from the XIX century is actually a tower where skulls of Serbian revolutionaries were built-in by the Ottomans. In between two sights we’ll take you to a relaxing exploration of the Niš Fortress and central streets of Niš. Here you’ll soak in the local relaxed atmosphere in the Coopersmith’s alley where we’ll take a short break.

From Niš you’ll continue to East Serbia. En route we will stop first at a winery which has a unique process for wine aging. The same process Romans used when they were in these areas. Mora about this tradition you’ll learn during the winery tour. In the winery you’ll have lunch in combination with their wines. Next stop is Felix Romuliana, a UNESCO Roman palace from the IV century, built by Roman Emperor Galerius. In this one-of-a-kind archaeological site you’ll have a chance to wander Roman remains without people walking in queues around you.

Overnight is in Hotel Jezero**** on the shores of Bor Lake. Here you’ll have a chance to relax in the hotel’s pool after an exciting day or to enjoy a stroll around the area.

Hotel Option

Another option (with a supplement) for overnight stay in this region is a luxurious Hotel Ramonda**** which is located at the foot of the Rtanj Mountain.

7th Day – Iron Gate Gorge, Belgrade

From Bor Lake (or Rtanj Mountain) you’ll continue further to the very east of Serbia, to its border with Romania. The biggest gorge of Europe is located there, the famous Iron Gate Gorge. You’ll take a boat ride with a local captain through the most beautiful part of the gorge to the Tabula Traiana, a Roman memorial plaque from the I century. After the boat ride you’ll get back on the road and we’ll take you to a local household, Captain Misa’s Hill where you’ll have lunch typical for this area. After lunch the drive continues upstream till the archaeological site Lepenski Vir dating from 8000 BC. From there you’ll continue to the Golubac Fortress, located at the very entrance to the gorge where Danube is widest on its entire stretch (7km from side to side).

In the evening you’ll reach Belgrade and Hotel City Savoy**** (two nights).

8th Day – Belgrade Exploration

We’ll take you first to Belgrade Fortress, the most iconic Belgrade landmark. Then from the fortress we move to another part of the city, posh Dedinje. You’ll visit the House of Flowers, which is the eternal home of former Yugoslavian president Tito. #YourSerbiaHost will explain how Tito’s cult was nurtured during his life, but also long after he was gone. From the controversial Yugoslavian dictator’s tomb we’ll take you to a holy place, to the St. Sava Church. The biggest Orthodox Church in the Balkans is dedicated to a true saint who was born in the XII and who brought autonomy to the Serbian Orthodox Church in the XIII century.

When this part of exploration is finished we’ll take you to a restaurant in the neighborhood, where local food is prepared in a modern manner. After lunch we’ll switch to the other side of the river, to Zemun. This old part of the city was actually a separate town till 1934. Strolling along the Danube promenade or walking to the Gardoš Hill, with a drink in one of the local cafes will make you feel like a local.

Rest of the day you are free to explore Belgrade on your own. Tips and recommendations will be provided.

9th Day – Fruška Gora and Novi Sad

After breakfast you will travel straight to Vojvodina region and its sole mountain Fruška Gora. Here you’ll visit monastery Krušedol from the XVI century and then you’ll continue to the town of Sremski Karlovci. Next stop is Petrovaradin Fortress, where you’ll learn why it took 88 years for the complex to be completed. Lunch and gastronomy part of the day is planned in a small wine cellar where the wine maker is also a cook. He will serve his homemade food and match it with his fine wines.

After lunch it’ll take only 15 minutes to reach Hotel Centar**** where you’ll stay overnight. You have the rest of the day free to enjoy Novi Sad on your own. Tips and recommendations will be provided.

10th Day – Departure

On the last day we’ll say farewell at the airport or we can take you to the bus/train station in Belgrade (or Novi Sad). Depending on your travel arrangements you can spend some time exploring Novi Sad before you leave.

Good to Know

ACCOMMODATION CUSTOMIZATION
All accommodation facilities from the itinerary are 4* categorized, if you want more luxurious or less expensive accommodation please state that in the inquiry, but have in mind that 5* accommodation is available only in a few places outside of Belgrade.
FIT THE TOUR TO MATCH YOUR NEEDS
We’ve designed this tour based on our insights and experiences of the route’s highlights. For a customized tour, just let us know your preferences.
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 – Subject to availability.
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 a mobile device). Through our Contact page, or calling our Phone|WhatsApp|Viber number +38163684466.
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BOOKING THE TOUR
Booking process is straightforward. First you send an initial inquiry with all necessary details such as: your preferred travel dates, number of travelers and additional requests if any. After we confirm availability, the next step is to a make deposit payment. There are two ways for payments processing, online with credit card, or direct bank transfer to our bank account. After the deposit is received we’ll issue booking confirmation and you are all set. Remaining balance should be set before tour departure. If you need another way to book the tour Contact us.

 

4 comments

David E
August 29, 2022
I booked a multiday tour to Serbia way back in 2019 and made a partial payment for the trip. As COVID hit and then deepened Miljan at Serbian Private Tours was very understanding as I scheduled the trip and then postponed several times. I was finally able to go on August 8, 2022. The entire amount of the deposit was credited toward the tour. SPT planned a nine-day tour for me. I was picked up in Skopje, North Macedonia, and driven across the border for the start of the trip in Nis. From there we went north, east, and west. I found the tour to be very comprehensive, showing me the very different regions of the country. I added a day trip from Belgrade to the Iron Gates on the Danube River. The cost of the tour was very reasonable. It included a private guide/driver in a comfortable car, overnight accommodations, except my stay in Belgrade, all breakfasts and most lunches. I particularly enjoyed visiting many wineries. At one I had a gourmet lunch with six glasses of wonderful wine--full glasses, not the small pours often given during visits. My guide was Andrija. I have been to 100+ countries and I can truthfully say he ranks among the top ten guides I have had. His knowledge of the country--dates, history, political considerations--was incredible. I love to talk and reflect on what I am experiencing, and he was more than accommodating. he was very flexible in changing the tour to suit my interests and needs. I can't thank him enough for sharing his beautiful country with me. You cannot go wrong to use the services of Serbian Private Tours be it a day tour or a comprehensive tour as I experienced. The comment is taken from TripAdvisor review page connected to our service, to see the source follow this link.
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Karan Awtani
July 29, 2021
Tour De Force For All the Senses! Travelling in a group and with kids is never the simplest task - so it seemed quite like the smart thing to do to get someone with local knowledge to be our guides. And how right we were. The team led by Miljan (the owner, tour designer) and Andrija (the guide who was with us thru our 9 day journey) were nothing short of excellent. We made bespoke itinerary that allowed us to hub out of both Belgrade and Novi Sad and gave us a full whirlwind and thorough tour of Northern Serbia and the capital. From 999AD to 1999AD - we got whole rundown of what Serbia was, what it went through, and how the Serbs see themselves today. Along the way we experienced some fantastic architecture and historical sites that are millennia old such as some jaw dropping monasteries. Then within these dropped jaws we stuffed some incredible local cuisine and Serbian wine that truly satiated the heart and soul! The company is responsive, alert, understanding of customer needs and they definitely know their way around the country - lastly & most of all they are straightforward. I would highly recommend using their services be it as a solo traveler or a big group!!

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Linda S
October 8, 2019
Four of us organised an 11 day tour through Serbia with Serbian Private tours. We wanted to experience a wide range of what Serbia has to offer as well as investigate some family history. The tour definitely exceeded our expectations! Our guide Andrija impressed us with his knowledge, professionalism and friendly approach and the variety of experiences made our trip very memorable and a lot of fun!

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Elankwok
April 24, 2015
We spent 10 days with Miljan going around the entire Serbia for monasteries, lakes, fortress and winemakers. This was an unforgettable and fabulous trip as Miljan is so knowledgeable and caring all the way. To our surprise, he managed to take many wonderful photos in the trip which he shared with us later. His colleague Dana is a beautiful and elegant lady who tour us around Belgrade visiting the scenic spots. We are all having so much funs. Really appreciated that Miljan took many wonderful photos of us and marked the trip a memorable one.

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Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per person):
Solo traveler 3995€
2 or 3 persons 2495€
4 or 5 persons 1895€
6, 7 or 8 persons 1795€
9-19 persons 1695€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
4x HB service and 5x BB service in corresponding accommodation
Meals according to the itinerary
Admissions and activities
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Tour organization
What is extra:
Personal expenses
Travel fare to/from Belgrade
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
Gratuities