Belgrade cityscape - Serbia
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Take in the best of Belgrade in Serbia and many more of the country's highlights on this 7-day group tour. Uncover the highlights of the Serbian capital on a guided tour and choose from two free days to explore the city at leisure or take optional excursions to Novi Sad and the Resava Treasury. Enjoy an included heritage train ride in Zlatibor and spot rare griffon vultures in Uvac Special Nature Reserve.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
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Trip Highlights

Belgrade - Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the Serbian capital and visit the Museum of Yugoslav History
Tara National Park - Ride a heritage railway enjoying incredible mountain scenery and passing through tunnels and over viaducts
Novi Sad - Join an optional day trip to the former European Capital of Culture and enjoy a guided city tour
Uvac Special Natural Reserve - Spot majestic griffon vultures soaring overhead and enjoy a boat ride along the Uvac River

Included

6 breakfasts & 1 dinner
Escorted by a local tour leader with local guides for some sightseeing
Transportation in a mini-bus with air-conditioning & Wi-Fi
90-minute ride on the heritage Sargan Eight train
Entrance to Drvengrad wooden town
Entrance to Sirogojno Ethno Village
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
6 nights 4 star hotels (5-star upgrade is available)
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Guided sightseeing in Belgrade
Entrance to Museum of Yugoslav History
Uvac Special Natural Reserve visit and boat trip
1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger, accommodation taxes and city taxes

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified & optional activities
Departure transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Belgrade

Welcome to Serbia! Upon arrival in Belgrade, our driver will greet you at the Nikola Tesla airport and take you to your hotel. As you travel by coach, you can relax and take in the sights of New Belgrade, featuring Socialist architecture and modern business centres like the Usce Tower. Your driver will also point out landmarks such as the Western Gate of Belgrade, Belgrade Arena, and Palace of Serbia. After checking in at your hotel, you will have free time to rest and prepare for the tour.

During a brief meeting with our guide at 7pm, you will be introduced to the tour and provided with all necessary information.
Overnight: Belgrade

Day 2

Belgrade sightseeing

Today we tour Belgrade, the Serbian capital city. First, we visit the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex dedicated to Josip Broz Tito, the former Yugoslav political leader. We see the stadium of Serbia's most successful football team, FC Red Star, before heading to the Temple of Saint Sava, the patron saint of Belgrade.

After a brief stop at the Temple's plateau, we continue to key landmarks such as Slavija Square, Saint Mark's Church, the Serbian National Parliament, White Palace, and Republic Square. Surrounded by cultural institutions like the National Theatre and National Museum, Republic Square is the heart of Belgrade. Our tour will proceed along Knez Mihailo Street, the city's main pedestrian and shopping thoroughfare, before pausing at the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, located near the Building of Patriarchate. Then it's on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress. Situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, this historic complex is a significant cultural site in Belgrade. After our tour, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Belgrade free time or optional tour

Today you have a choice. You can enjoy a free day in Belgrade to explore at your own pace, or you can join an optional excursion to Novi Sad, Petrovaradin, and Sremski Karlovci.

If you join the optional tour, you will first drive to the 'Serbian Holy Land', which is home to 17 active Serbian Orthodox monasteries. Visit the well-preserved monastery Krusedol before proceeding to the town of Sremski Karlovci, known for its rich Serbian culture and Baroque centre. You will enjoy wine tasting at one of the region's leading wineries.

Next stop on the tour is the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located at the historical border of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, Novi Sad reflects a blend of multicultural influences in its architecture. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, passing by landmarks such as the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former residence of Albert Einstein's wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska, and a synagogue. It's then on to Petrovaradin, known as the 'Danube's Gibraltar', where the fortress is situated. After the optional excursion, it's back to Belgrade for the night.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Optional Resava Treasury tour

You can once again choose to explore Belgrade independently or embark on a tour to Resava Treasury. The first stop on the excursion is Manasija Monastery (Resava) located along the Resava River in central Serbia. Built in the early 15th century during the rule of Despot Stefan Lazarevic, the monastery features a Church of the Holy Trinity and has been restored twice due to conquests by the Turks and Austrians. The tour then proceeds to Resava Cave, a well-preserved natural monument. Lunch is at a restaurant near the Lisina waterfalls. After exploring these natural wonders, the tour returns to Belgrade for the overnight stay.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Belgrade to Zlatibor & heritage train

Belgrade - Zlatibor. Leaving Belgrade, we drive west towards the picturesque Ovcar-Kablar Gorge. We continue to Tara National Park, where we ride the authentic 'Nostalgia' train that runs along the narrow-gauge heritage railway, Sargan Eight. Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery as we pass through tunnels and viaducts. Originally part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo in the early 20th century, the railway offers a nostalgic trip back in time.

Next, we visit the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village is constructed mainly from natural materials such as wood. Hosting the annual Kustendorf Film and Music Festival since 2008, Drvengrad has attracted celebrities like Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, and Jim Jarmusch.

Our next stop is Zlatibor Mountain, the location of Serbia's first royal resort. Here, we enjoy a leisurely stroll around the charming town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, a delightful dinner featuring traditional Serbian cuisine is included.
Overnight: Zlatibor  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Uvac Special Natural Reserve

Zlatibor - Uvac Special Natural Reserve - Belgrade. Today we head to Uvac Special Natural Reserve, situated between the mountains Javor and Zlatar. This reserve is known for its population of griffon vultures, a rare species of raptor with a wingspan of approximately 3 metres and a weight of up to 11kg, making it the largest bird in Serbia.

Aside from the griffon vultures, the Uvac River has carved deep meanders and formed caves over centuries, which attract numerous tourists annually. We enjoy an included boat tour along the river, passing through the stunning landscape and visiting two caves - Usak and Ledena.

After experiencing Serbia's wild side, we return to Zlatibor and visit Sirogojno, a village renowned for its ethnological museum and 'Sirogojno sweaters' made from raw wool. Explore the Ethnological exposition of the open-air museum known as the Old Village before we return to Belgrade for the final night of our tour.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Belgrade

Tuck into breakfast before check out and the end of our touring arrangements.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
29 Jul - 04 Aug 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
24 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
14 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
21 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
28 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
05 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940
12 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off G
£895
£716
£1,175
£940

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Belgrade
£116
£0
Post Tour Accommodation - Belgrade
£95
£0

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
29 Jul - 04 Aug 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
24 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
14 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
21 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
28 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
05 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388
12 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off G
£1,185
£948
£1,735
£1,388

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation Superior - Belgrade
£201
£0
Post Tour Accommodation Superior - Belgrade
£180
£0

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Belgrade
Ends
Belgrade
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels (upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
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