From Ancient Roman Ruins to Medieval Fortresses: Dive Deep into Serbia’s History with Local Expertise

Travel through centuries in just one day, exploring ancient Roman site Viminacium and fortified medieval city Smederevo, and get insights from local guide who will bring history to life, providing context  at every step of the journey, without feeling overwhelmed by complex historical narratives.


Tour in a Glance

6-7 hours
Driven and walking
Year round
Easy for everyone


What to Expect From the Smederevo Fortress and Viminacium Tour in 2024

Embark on a journey through time as you visit Smederevo Fortress and Viminacium, two historic sites near Belgrade. Experience the medieval capital of Serbia and the ancient Roman city, along with unique attractions like the mammoth park and opt wine tasting. If you have an archaeology bug, try Felix Romuliana tour as well.


  • Explore the archaeological site of Viminacium, once the capital of the Roman province Upper Mesia, with a local guide leading you through Roman necropolises, ancient baths, and amphitheater.
  • Witness the remarkable mammoth skeleton at Mammoth Park, an extraordinary exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the fully preserved skeleton of mammoth Vika.
  • Step back into the XV century as you discover Smederevo Fortress and uncover the stories behind its strategic location and turbulent history, including a tragic explosion in 1941.
  • Throughout the tour, gain fascinating insights into Serbian history, contemporary life, and local customs from your knowledgeable guide.

Tour Flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your Belgrade accommodation (usual start time is 9:30am) and after an hour and a half drive you’ll reach the first point – Viminacium. Today Viminacium is an archaeological site in the open. It presents what once was the capital of the Roman province Upper Mesia. During the two hour visit local guide will lead you through several sites. You’ll explore the Roman necropolis, antic bath and amphitheater where gladiator fights were held.

Last stop in Viminacium is Mammoth Park. You will see a mammoth skeleton in an authentic environment. The highlight of this exhibition is mammoth Vika whose fully preserved skeleton is one of the few in the world.

From the ancient period you are traveling back to the future, to the XV century and medieval Serbia. You’ll return to 1439 when Smederevo Fortress was completed.  You’ll hear a story why the ruler of Serbia, despot Djuradj Brankovic had to build the new capital right here, surrounded by two rivers, Jezava and Danube. After that, the story about the fortress will get to the more recent history, to the 6th of June 1941 when a major explosion blew up most of the Big Town, when more than 2500 people got killed and 3500 were wounded. The damage is still visible on the ramparts.

After medieval time and the XX century we are back to the present. From Smederevo Fortress we’ll drive through modern day Smederevo town, heading to a local restaurant for lunch. For those who are interested in wine we can add a visit to local wineries Jeremić or Janko. For parties larger than three persons we can organize lunch with wine tasting in winery Janko.

Expected return to Belgrade is in the afternoon. Usual drop off time is around 5pm.

Good to know

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.
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.
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If for any reason you need to cancel the tour up to 24 hours before the tour start time, we will refund 100% of the paid amount, no questions asked.
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June 10, 2015
We booked two last-minute tours with Serbian Private Day Tours. We had a great time, thanks to our guide Miljan. He's the ideal tour guide: friendly, knowledgeable, and he knows exactly which spots are worth visiting. We had a terrific time. Couldn't be happier with our decision to go with Serbian Private Tours

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Oded&Nitza Sharon
July 19, 2014
Miljan is the best guide that we met in our tours (we made a lot of tours all over the world with guide) the visit in Serbia was very interesting enjoing and unforgettable becouse of Miljan and Serbian Private Tours, he is very kind person, take care for evrything, very intelligent and have wide knowlage about the tours. We thank Miljan the wonderful time we spend with him in Serbia.

Available departures

This is a daily tour.

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Details on prices and services

Tour prices (prices are per tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 239€
4-6 persons 299€
7-8 persons 459€
9-19 persons 679€
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide service
Bottled water
Single-use surgical face mask if you don't have your own
Tour organization
What is extra:
Admission for Smederevo Fortress ~2€ per person
Admission for Viminacium ~5,5€ 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