Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

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Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia
from £46.08
Located only 163 kilometers from Sofia, Nis is a fantastic option to add a Serbian stamp in your passport, without checking out from your hotel in Bulgaria. Nis is the third largest city in Serbia and the birthplace of Constantine the Great, one of the most important emperors in the Roman history. Explore the intriguing history of former Yugoslavia, while having delicious authentic Serbian roshtil (grill) in the city, located on the both sides of Nisava river.
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In Brief

София, Bulgaria
10 hours
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Pass By: Mediana, Nis 18000 Serbia

This Roman estate exhibits the remains of a granary, craft centre, villas , thermae, and the remains of ancient villa with with rich mosaics. Most mosaics exhibit geometrical or floral motifs, while two mosaics presenting figures - the head of the Medusa and a semi-prostrate figure of a river deity (probably Neptune). The museum contains sculptures and portraits of Roman gods and goddesses, utensils for daily use (bowls, pitchers, lamps) and remnants of lead pipes used to provide healing hot water from the nearby Niska Banja (Nis Spa).

Stop At: Skull Tower, Bulevar Dr Zorana Dindica, Nis Serbia

Upon our arrival in Niš we will first visit the famous Cele Kula (Skull Tower NIS) where you will learn about the atrocities of the Turks against the Serbs and you will see a unique in the world monument for the sacrifice of Serbian revolutionaries.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, Bul 12 Februari after the corssing with Alexandra Medvedeva str., Nis Serbia

At 15:00h we will drive to Niš Concentration Camp - a small but very authentic concentration camp set by the Germans during World War 2 to imprison and kill Jews, Romas and other minorities. We leave back to Sofia around 16:00h and expect to arrive around 18:30h.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Driver/guide in English
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Skull Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Rila Monastery and Boyana church shuttle tour starting point, ul. Oborishte, ул. „19-ти февруари“, 1000 Old City Center, София, Bulgaria

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Booking Information

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Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.45 out of 5 based on the last 11 recent reviews

I had an amazing trip through Bulgaria to Nis. Mihail (Michael), our guide, was friendly and a success peen driver. What really set him apart was his precise knowledge of not only Nis but the entire Balkan region. I think it was smart to go in the winter, though it was 0 C, but there wasn’t any waiting at the border and not so many tourists. The concentration camp visit is at the end as it’s a sad and sobering experience. Thanks Michael!!!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2020
Really great day, did take only 30 mins for border, can take over 2 hours July/Aug. Guide was very nice and knowledgeable, transport was in an eight seater minivan. The drive through the gorge was stunning. Couple of tips, you can exchange euros to local currency just after the border, toilets at the border you pay for and are squatting, if you can wait normal toilets in the city. For your free time most restaurants speak English, and best facilities are in the shopping mall.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Good place to go food shopping. Wonderful farm market. Worth visiting the Skull Tower and Concentration Camp.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Excellent tour even though it is a bit pricey, but I am the only person so it is worth it. The newly constructed road to Nis is breathtakingly beautiful in autumn!
• Submitted 19 Jan 2018
Red Cross Concentration Camp...which I had never heard of before,was moving and worth the day trip to Serbia.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
This tour is excellent opportunity to visit Serbia in one day. Nis left pleasant impression and a road to it has very scenic views. Our driver was friendly and sociable person with decent knowledge.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Great trip and extremely knowledgeable guide. It was good value for money and I definitely came away feeling I had learnt more about the Balkans.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017
Awesome. Wonderful experience.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
This was a good trip to book. I would never want to plan a trip to Nis on my own since I do not know the language. The only issues I had was that we booked this trip for a Saturday and half the places that this trip promised to take us were closed. We still got to see the city itself but I wish they would of at least given us a heads up on what would be closed.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
A good way to spend a day away from Sofia. There is not a lot to see in Nis, but it is a worthwhile day trip.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2015
We are very dissatisfied about the Nis day trip from Sofia. This was a complete waste of our time and money, and a very harassed trip for the following reasons. 1-There was no information about the fact that there are extraordinary long waits when crossing back to Bulgaria from Serbia in the afternoons. Our guide was well aware of this and in fact mentioned that and I quote if they hate someone they should send them out on a trip to Nis! During our trip back at the immigration check post, we had to wait for 2 hours in the sweltering heat with no air conditioning since the car would get heated up. From our driver and guide we came to know that this was an everyday occurrence for this tour during these months! We were very disappointed that this information was not made available to us. If we had known we would not have booked this trip, since I am allergic to the heat. I was sick that entire evening, with fever and discomfort due to exposure to the excessive and constant heat, with no a/c for a long time, something that we could have easily avoided had we been warned. 2-There was no information that there is actually no tower and very few remaining skulls in the skull tower. My sole reason for booking this trip was to see a real skull tower. It was very disappointing to see no tower a 6 ft broken wall can hardly be called a tower!!!. There were barely any skulls on the walls and our guide told us that this was the case for a long time. Apparently, people stole all the skulls, but strangely this is not mentioned in the description. This is misleading customers and very unethical. This was not the experience we had paid for.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2017