General

If you find ancient and fortified cities appealing, then we have two of them not far from Belgrade. Both of them reflect significant periods of history. Smederevo fortress as the last capital of Serbia before final fall into Ottoman’s hands. Viminacium as the capital of Roman province Upper Mesia, which occupied significant parts of today’s Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

What to expect from the tour

In just one day you can experience distant history. Explore medieval capital of Serbia – Smederevo and wonder through ancient Roman city –  Viminacium. You will see unique mammoth park in most unusual setting. If you like wines, you’ll have an opportunity to try few local ones. If you have archaeology bug, try Felix Romuliana tour as well.

Tour flow

#YourSerbiaHost will pick you up from your Belgrade accommodation 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 a capital of Roman province Upper Mesia. The city used to be spread on 440 hectares (close to 900 acres), while river Danube was flowing next to it. Danube is 3,5km away nowadays. During the two hour locally guided visit, you’ll go through several sites. Such as Roman necropolis, antic bath and amphitheater where gladiator fights were held.

Last stop in Viminacium is Mammoth Park. Mammoth skeleton remains are displayed in authentic environment. The highlight of this exhibition is mammoth Vika whose fully preserved skeleton is one of the few in the world.

From ancient period we are traveling back to the future, to the XV century and medieval Serbia. In 1439 when Smederevo fortress was completed it was one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Europe. The ruler of Serbia, despot Djuradj Brankovic had to build new capital which will fulfill two terms. First, to be close to Hungarian border, which was the river Danube. Second, to be as far as possible from Turks, who were raising threat to Serbian state. Hence, position of Smederevo fortress was ideal, surrounded by two rivers, Jezava and Danube it was impossible to conquer. The fortress was very well preserved until 6th of June 1941 when major explosion blew up most of the Big Town. During the disaster more than 2500 people got killed and 3500 were wounded. After the incident the Big Town was never returned to its original state.

After medieval time and 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 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 late afternoon.

Good to know

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.
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2 comments

46v114
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.
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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 tour, not per person):
1-3 persons 199 €
4-6 persons 299 €
7-8 persons 399 €
Services included in the price:
Pickup and drop-off
Transportation
Driver/guide service
Refreshment during journey
Tour organization
What is extra:
Lunch ~15€ per person*
Admission for Smederevo fortress ~1€ per person
Admission for Viminacium ~4€ per person
Personal expenses
* 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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