Belgrade City Break
Big Blue will help you to discover that Belgrade has it all: a charming mix of medieval and modern architecture, a wealth of culture and history, a legendary literary tradition, terrific shops and remarkable world-class restaurants, friendly and welcome atmosphere in general.
The capital of Serbia since 1403. The city that will seduce all your senses.
Compare it to any of the other cities and you’ll miss. Belgrade has its own spices.
Find out how Belgrade people learned to enjoy more than 200 sunny days a year.
Extended city excursions available upon Your Request.
Day 1 Flight to Belgrade
Day 2 Belgrade experience
Day 3 Belgrade – Excursion
Day 4 Return Flight from Belgrade
- 3 nights Standard Hotel (3*, 4*, 5*)
- Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
- Generally 2-18 / 40 - 50
October: 10 | 17 | 24 | 31
October: 13 | 20 | 27 | 03-11
- Hotel accommodation based on BB (Belgrade);
- Tour guide and resident guides (all languages available);
- All transfers as per itinerary;
- In double room at hotel;
- All meals as per itinerary;
- All excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees to sights and museums described in the itinerary;
- Promotional materials – maps;
- Return flight ticket CITY1 - Belgrade;
- Food and drink (except the above);
- Own activities
DAY 1 - Friday
Option 1: Afternoon and evening flights
Arrive into Belgrade airport where you will be met by
a Big Blue tour leader.
Transfer to your hotel in Central Belgrade.
Information about various cultural events taking place in
Belgrade during the weekend will be provided.
Cosy dinner in one of Belgrade river (boat) restaurants.
Overnight in Belgrade.
Option 2: Morning flight
Arrive into Belgrade airport where you will be met by a Big Blue tour leader.
Good morning Belgrade! - Coffee and cakes on Ada Ciganlija – Sunset Restaurant – Favorite relaxing spot of Belgradians
Lunch in one of famous Belgrade restaurants downtown;
Afternoon sightseeing – walking tour
Dinner at Skadarlija
DAY 2 Saturday
After breakfast start a half day walking tour of Belgrade's highlights including City Hall, the National Parliament, Terazije Square from where Knez Mihajlova Street, the main pedestrian zone, begins.
Walk through the beautiful Kalemegdan Park and explore the fascinating Belgrade fortress with an unforgettable view on the confluence of two of European great rivers the Danube and the Sava.
Finish the tour in Skadarlija, Belgrade Bohemian Quarter. Stop for a delicious lunch - BBQ in Skardalija. Afternoon free to explore further or relax in one of Belgrade's cosmopolitan cafés.
Rakia Tour – by Rakia Bar – feel the taste of the best rakia;
Belgrade Quest | Belgrade Underground | Belgrade by kayak | Belgrade Clubbing Experience
Option for the afternoon:
Belgrade by kayak
Belgrade Clubbing Experience
Meal plan: B/L/D
After breakfast drive up to Avala, a small peak on the suburbs of Belgrade where you will find the famous TV tower (destroyed in the NATO bombings of 1999 and since rebuilt) and the Monument to the Unknown Hero and some other war memorials. Stay and enjoy the excellent views over the city and over the contiguous provinces of Vojvodina and Sumadija.
Continue to Topola and the stunning Oplenac Royal Mausoleum with mosaics in the various styles of mosaics throughout Serbia. This is also the resting place of Karadjorde's bones, one of the hero's of the first Serbian Uprising in the early 1800s and is thus highly revered by Serbians of all political stripes.
We will stop for a delicious traditional lunch in an ethno restaurant. After lunch, relax on the grounds of the restaurant before returning to Belgrade in the mid-afternoon. Overnight in Belgrade.
Meal plan: B, L, D
After breakfast drive to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci.
Find out more about Fruska gora. Visit one medieval monasteries and learn more about Serbian Holy Mountain. Enjoy wine tour and traditional lunch at Salas (Vojvodina traditional farm).
Light dinner in Belgrade – international cuisine.
Meal plan: B, L, D
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
Meal plan: B
Bit more about Belgrade
Belgrade has been the capital of Serbia since 1403, when Despot Stefan, son of Tsar Lazar, moved his palace here. The elegant Republic Square boasts architectonic monuments such as the National Theatre and the National Museum. Knez Mihajlova Street is the main shopping and meeting place, and contains a few other masterpieces of Belgrade's architecture such as the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and nearby in a 19th century quarter you will find the 'Question mark sign' Inn, Princess Ljubica's Residence (always housing a nice exhibition), the Patriarchy and the Orthodox Cathedral.
A cosmopolitan and historic city sitting at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers Belgrade also sits comfortably between the past and the future. From the medieval fortress of Kalemegdan and its intriguing history on the frontier between East and West, to the citys teeming cafés, excellent food and the best nightlife in the Balkans, Belgrade has something for everyone.
Learn about life under Tito and Milosevic and how modern Serbia is preparing itself for a new era.
Kalemegdan Fortress is situated at the confluence of the mighty Danube and Sava rivers. The Upper fortress area includes well-preserved artillery structures dating from the mid-18th century as well as a medieval fortification - an acropolis with original or partly reconstructed ramparts, gateways, towers and the excavated ruins of a 15th century castle. A few Turkish monuments and some older, ancient Roman remains also lie in this area. In this section of the fortification complex we will see the elegant 18th century Baroque Clock Tower and the Roman Well. The Eastern Ward includes the Rose Church of Our Lady along with a panoramic view of the Lower fortress and its monuments - the Nebojsa Tower, the Baroque Gate of Karl VI, and the remains of the medieval Metropolitan Palace.
Belgrade Fun Zone
The exciting nightlife of Belgrade is gaining momentum. Belgrade is said to be the new capital of cool, the place where the best nightlife in Europe is happening.
Bars, clubs, rafts and casinos work every day of the week. A contagious atmosphere or crazy parties and good fun rules.
From alternative to reggae, brass bands and gypsy music to turbo folk, from techno to heavy metal, Belgrade is bouncing in one of its many rhythms every night.
The number of clubs is growing daily, the scene headed by a team of experienced DJs. An increasing number of music and DJ stars come to Belgrade, attracted by stories of the city that loves to dance. The defining detail of the Belgrade clubbing scene are the river banks. Ships and rafts are open throughout the year, although the largest crowd gathers, naturally, in the summer. Ada Ciganlija is a fascinating zone of nightlife in Belgrade. Visit one of the rafts on the Sava or Danube quay. Entrance to the clubs is mostly free, taxis are not expensive, and neither are alcoholic drinks. Best of all, Belgraders are a friendly bunch and will be happy to party with you.
Strahinjića Bana Street is a unique fun zone. A single city centre street houses around twenty cafes, restaurants and bars, always filled with loud and cheerful Belgraders. If you like to be in the epicentre of city life, Strahinjića Bana is the place for you.
Source: Tourist Organization of Belgrade