BELGRADE PRIVATE CITY TOURS AND SIGHTSEEING

 

Private city tours in Belgrade will provide you with a deep insight into the history and people of one of the oldest European towns built on the ancient crossroads. You will enjoy the city’s lively atmosphere and see how much its inhabitants love walking and socializing in public places.

Belgrade is located at the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Danube and the Sava. The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe, running through ten countries and the Sava River makes a natural border between the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula. Modern Belgrade lies on both banks of the rivers Sava and Danube and has 16 islands.

The old town with the fortress stands right at the extreme north of the Balkan Peninsula and the neighborhoods are spread over the north of the Balkan Peninsula and the south of the Pannonian Plain. In times of peace, Belgrade's position has been an advantage, but throughout its history, it was attacked, conquered, and destroyed by many invaders. Nevertheless, today it is a town of friendly people that cherish peace and relaxed way of life.

Private Belgrade city tours are guided in English or Spanish by your professional Belgrade Tour Guide and Serbian Heritage Interpreter. All tours are customized and start and end at your hotel in Belgrade or the Belgrade Airport. During tours in Belgrade, our professional chauffeur will be driving a superior class car or a minibus. He will leave us as close as possible to each destination's entry point to avoid walking from car parks or inconvenient parking spots. In this way, we will also save you precious time and use it for visits and sightseeing.

All tours described below were designed to give you the best Belgrade city tour programs, and they showcase only some of the routes. Treat them only as an inspiration as your particular tour will be personalized and created uniquely for you.

PRIVATE CITY TOUR OF BELGRADE

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If you want to have a short and panoramic Belgrade city tour by car and visit the must-see attractions, four hours long tour is the best option.

We will start our city tour with the sightseeing of the Old Town. We will have a pleasant walk through Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress situated on the hill right above the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. From there we will enjoy beautiful views of New Belgrade, with its brutalist architecture, the old town of Zemun, and War Island.

Later we will continue to the Church of Archangel Michael and on to the Patriarch's Court and next to them the "?" Restaurant and Princess Ljubica's Palace, where you will hear the story of this brave and proud woman.

After seeing the busy Republic Square, we will pass by the National Theater and the National Museum, and next, we will gaze at the wonders of Terazije Street - old palaces and the famous Moscow Hotel. Driving along King Alexander Street, the longest street in Belgrade, you cannot miss the Serbian Parliament, Town Hall, university buildings, and the shopping strip. We will visit the Church of Saint Marco and the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, built on top of an enormous man-made cave.

At the end of our Belgrade city tour will step into the Temple of Saint Sava, Serbians' pride and joy. The church's impressive dimensions, exuberant interior mosaic decoration, and shining fresco paintings in the crypt make this church one of Belgrade's must-see attractions.

FULL - DAY PRIVATE BELGRADE SIGHTSEEING TOUR

A comprehensive full-day tour is a very best choice for those who want to see and visit Belgrade's highlights in only eight hours. We will sight-see the most interesting attractions in different neighborhoods of this truly cosmopolitan town.

We will pass through New Belgrade, built after World War II as a residential neighborhood, now the modern business and financial center. We will drive across the new Ada Bridge to the peaceful Topcider Park and Dedinje Hill with its luxurious villas. We will have a pleasant walk through Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, from where you can take in spectacular views of the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.

During the drive through King Alexander Street, you will see the University of Belgrade, government buildings, ministries, the Town Hall, and the Serbian Parliament.

At Vracar, a high-class upmarket area, we will enter the Temple of Saint Sava, the second-largest Orthodox Temple in the world. Recently finished interior mosaic decoration covers more than 160 thousand feet of the interior walls and domes. Once we step into the church, you will be impressed with the mosaics' beauty and large areas covered in pure gold, glittering in the sunshine.

 

In the afternoon, we will leave the hilly Balkan Peninsula and cross one of six bridges spanning the River Sava to enter the flat Pannonian Plain and visit Zemun.

ZEMUN was a prosperous border town of the Habsburg and Austro-Hungarian Empires during the 18th and 19th centuries and only less than a hundred years ago became a part of Belgrade. From the top of the Gardos Hill and the Millennium Tower you will enjoy a splendid view of the old Belgrade. Then we will stroll through narrow streets and see the market and houses of notable Zemun families, some of them still living in their historical palaces.

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PRIVATE TOUR OF JEWISH HERITAGE IN BELGRADE

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We will visit the most important sites in Belgrade's and Zemun's once-thriving Jewish communities during our personalized eight hours long tour. There are various buildings of architectural and historical significance in the Old town, synagogues, community centers, and many splendid houses designed by Jewish architects.

We will stroll through Jewish quarters to see where the most prominent Serbians of Moses' religion lived and worked. You will learn about the history of Jewish communities in Belgrade and Serbia and their centuries-long presence in the Balkans. At Jewish cemeteries, you will hear about the remarkable Jews that found eternal peace there and their life stories while admiring splendid works of art.

In Zemun's Jewish quarter, we will see the Synagogue, Rabbi Judah Ben Solomon Hai Alkalai Street, and the area where the family of Theodore Herzl lived. Monuments and former concentration camps in Belgrade remind us of the unfortunate times during World War II when many of our citizens perished during Nazi occupation.

Although the number of Jews in Belgrade is a fraction of what it once was, many Serbian Jews are still distinguished members of modern Serbian society, just as their forebears once were too.

PRIVATE BELGRADE WALKING TOUR

Belgrade walking tour starts in your centrally located hotel or from the TEMPLE OF SAINT SAVA. We will see and visit the most important and beautiful buildings in the town during our leisurely walk through Belgrade's center.  If you like a slow-paced city tour, this one is the best choice.

We will step into the Temple of Saint Sava and admire the mosaics of dazzling beauty made of 50 million tesserae - small colored glass tiles. The recently finished interior, decorated with biblical scenes with a golden background, is mesmerizing.

After a visit to the Church of Saint Marco and a stroll through King Alexander Street, we will walk past the Serbian Parliament and Belgrade Town Hall to the Republic Square and the National Theater. We will stop in front of the National Museum and the Monument of Prince Mihailo - a Serbian Prince of the 19th century.

As we proceed along the pedestrianized Prince Mihailo Street, we will see the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the buildings that house some of Serbia's most important institutions. At Student Square, we will pass the Rector's Palace and the University of Belgrade.

Every building in the old town has a story about notable Belgraders from the 19th and 20th centuries who generously donated large amounts of their money to Serbian society.

At Belgrade Fortress, built on the hill above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, you will hear stories about the brave people who, over the centuries, fought to defend the city from invaders. You will learn about Prince Stefan, the poet, and the warrior who built his capital here at the beginning of the 15th century. You will hear about 16th-century Belgraders expelled by Turks to Constantinople and forced to carry all their belongings in their arms. The sad story of Nicolas Doxat de Démoret, a Swiss architect, the builder of the star-shaped Belgrade fortress in the 18th century who was executed there by the Habsburg authorities, is one of many stories that shaped Belgrade history.

We will visit the famous Rose Church of our Lady, where the chandeliers were made of ammunition used by Serbian Soldiers in World War I, and see the Church of Archangel Michael, the Patriarch's Court, Princess Ljubica's Palace, and the "?" Restaurant.

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BELGRADE PRIVATE LAYOVER TOUR

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Make the most of your layover time and take a private tour of Belgrade between flights. It will be our pleasure to pick you up from the airport in a superior class car and take you for a tour of the Old Town with its vibrant quarters.

You will see Belgrade's highlights, such as the Temple of Saint Sava, the Belgrade Fortress, the Town Hall, and the Parliament. We will stroll through the old town's pedestrian zone, visit some secret gems of Belgrade, and see different neighborhoods. At the end of your customized Belgrade Layover tour, we will drive you back to the airport in time to meet your next flight.

You will enjoy your time in Belgrade with a memorable tour designed especially for you, which will give you an accurate idea of Belgrade, the vibrant town that we are happy to call home! So, take the plunge and dive with us into this lively and exhilarating town!

BELGRADE TOUR OF THE HIDDEN GEMS

If this is not your first visit to Belgrade or you want to visit exciting areas or neighborhoods of Belgrade and avoid Belgrade's usual highlights, this off-the-beaten-path tour is ideal for you. We will go to the places you would be most interested in visiting.

 

We would stroll through less visited but attractive neighborhoods in search of Serbian pearls of architecture, or visit Belgrade's Old Cemetery and hear the stories of Belgraders and some notable families throughout centuries.

You might also be interested in visiting the homes of some of the famous Belgraders who bequeathed their collections to the town of Belgrade or one of our small museums. In the Savamala District, the neglected former high-class area of the 19th century Belgrade, currently undergoing intense gentrification, we would enter into the Belgrade Cooperative Bank, founded at the beginning of the 20th century.

In Dorcol District, now emerging as a trendy area, we would walk through quiet, narrow streets lined with small residential houses and former factories. In New Belgrade, we will see some of the masterpieces of modern architecture and residential blocks of buildings built after World War II.

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