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Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

1. Belgrade: 2.5-Hour Underground Tour with Local Wine

The underground tells the legend of Belgrade from the Roman, Austrian, Turkish and Serbian periods. Every one of these periods carries authentic charm. The first stop on the tour is the Roman hall, which contains the foundation of the main gate of the Roman fortress from the 2nd century. Next, visit the Roman well and army bunker from the Informbiro period. Learn about the spy secrets and President Tito’s political games between great forces after the World War II. The route continues to a big gunpowder warehouse, here the walls tell stories about the defense of Christian Europe from the Turkish Empire. This warehouse is now a Roman exhibit that keeps sarcophagus, tombs and altars from Serbia. The final point on the tour is a wine cellar where you can sample some wine. Visits to these sights portray stories about the unusual history of Belgrade including various human destinies and legends, and enigmas that stimulate the curiosity of history and culture specialists.

Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

2. Belgrade: 2-Hour Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Drinks

Your unforgettable boat cruise along Belgrade's rivers will begin at the beautiful district of Zemun, renowned for its grand architecture and unique landscape.  For the next 2 hours, relax on a pontoon boat with all the necessary facilities. Start by sipping a welcome drink and preparing to enjoy an invigorating experience away from the maddening crowds. Cruise past the Great War Island, a strategic defense point of Belgrade and wildlife shelter. Then, enter the delta of Danube and Sava, gradually approaching the Kalemegdan fortress, Belgrade's largest park, and most important historical monument. Along your journey, pass under all the city’s major bridges and as you cruise, your expert crew will tell you interesting stories various landmarks and teach you about the customs and culture of Serbian people.

Belgrade: Fortress Underground & Dungeons Tour with Rakija

3. Belgrade: Fortress Underground & Dungeons Tour with Rakija

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour in Belgrade around the fortress of Belgrade. Learn about the city's hidden secrets while visiting 4 underground sites in the fortress. See the notorious Roman Well, cold war military bunker, gunpowder storage, and dungeons with medieval torture devices. Your first stop will be the Roman well built by the Austrians in 18th century. Hear about the many mysteries connected to it, and why it is considered Alfred Hitchcock's favorite spot in Belgrade. Your tour will continue to an army bunker, dating back to the beginning of the Cold War era. It reveals long-kept secrets of Communist Yugoslavia. If you're a fan of archeology, you will enjoy the Roman lapidarium in the Gunpowder Warehouse, where Roman artifacts from the territory of Serbia are exhibited. The history lesson will end at the dungeons where you will be able to learn about the dark medieval times and torture mechanisms used during that period. The tour will last 2-hours and it will be led by a professional tour guide.

Belgrade: Shared Group or Private Guided Walking Tour

4. Belgrade: Shared Group or Private Guided Walking Tour

Learn the history of Belgrade on a walking tour with a licensed guide. See the monumental National Assembly building where the Serbian parliament sits to start your journey through the turbulent story of the capital. See the former residence of the Obrenović dynasty, and the New Palace built for the Karađorđević dynasty that is now home to the President of Serbia. Continue to Nikola Pašić Square with its monument dedicated to a former mayor of Belgrade, and then pass Syndicate House to arrive at Terazije Square. Admire the impressive Hotel Moskva, and then make your way to Republic Square to look at the National Theater and National Museum. Stroll down the lively shopping street of Knez Mihailo as you continue to the historic core of Kalemegdan. Visit the Congregational Church, where the most important Serbians were buried, and admire the Building of the Patriarchate and Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Enter Kalemegdan Park on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers to see the historic citadel of Belgrade Fortress and a stunning statue by Ivan Meštrović.

Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

5. Belgrade: 3-Hour Sightseeing City Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Belgrade and discover Serbian history through the city's biggest landmarks and highlights. Discover the modern and ancient architecture, with views of the Belgrade Fortress, St. Sava Temple, and much more. Get picked up from your accommodation in Belgrade and take a short ride to Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center and home to the Belgrade Fortress. Starting from Leopold's Gate, pass by the remains of the Roman castrum, Singidunum, and the medieval walls built upon it, Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, and Jaksica tower, all dating back to the 15th century. Enjoy a visit to the two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress, the Capel of St. Petka and Rizica Church. Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman Well, the King's gate, Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, the Clock Gate, and the Clock Tower. Leaving the fortress behind, enter the Kalemegdan park gain and hop into the car to continue the tour. Now explore New Belgrade's impressive modern architecture. Built as a new part of the town, after WWII and during the socialist regime, it has many remarkable buildings. See prominent locations such as the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, and the Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe. Cross the Gazela Bridge, head for Dedinje, Belgrade's most luxurious residential area. Here, admire some of the most beautiful mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. After, find the country's biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Next up, find yourself in the Vračar area, where one of Belgrade's most prominent landmarks, The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), stands as one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. After the temple, drive through Slavija Square and enter Nemanjina Street, with almost all state governmental institutions, which are beautiful examples of Belgrade's pre-war architecture. After that, ride through Kralja Milana Street, the city's artery where some significant buildings are situated, such as the Old and New Royal Palaces. Stop in front of the Parliament Building for a short picture break. After that, reach Terazije Square, with its recognizable 19th century white stone fountain, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the Moskva Hotel. Finally, reach Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city's most prestigious cultural institutions are situated. Finish the tour at the National Museum and the National Theatre.

Belgrade: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

6. Belgrade: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Download an engaging self-guided audio tour of the vibrant Balkan capital. Your tour is combined with a fully detailed map, enabling you to get the most out of your experience. Take a walk through Belgrade, Serbia's capital, and a city steeped in history. Listen to informative commentary as you stroll its streets. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Skardalija, the city's bohemian district. Admire the landmarks of Republic Square like the National Museum and Theater. Encounter famous sights like the Old Palace, Nikola Pasic Square, the Zepter Museum, and Prince Michael Street. You'll also see Students Square, the Ethnographic Museum, as well as the curiously named Question Mark Tavern and Big Staircase. Experience and learn about the monumental Belgrade fortress, with its points of interest including the Natural History Museum Gallery, the Inner Stambol Gate, and the Old Turkish Bath. Enjoy an experience where you explore and learn about the city and its fascinating sights at your own pace.

Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

7. Belgrade: Top Attractions & Belgrade Neighborhoods Big Tour

Discover the highlights and neighborhoods of Belgrade on a shared or private tour. Visit Kalemegdan, the Belgrade Fortress, the Zemun citadel, the Vračar area, Slavija Square, and more. See some of Belgrade's most significant sights by car and on foot. The first stop is Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center, and the magnificent Belgrade Fortress: Leopold’s Gate, Zindan Gate, Despot’s Gate, Jakšića tower, Chapel of St Petka, and Ružica Church (Virgin Mary Church). Continue the walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument, the Roman well, the King’s gate, the Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate, and Clock Tower, Military Museum, and Monument of Gratitude to France. See New Belgrade’s impressive modern architecture: Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, etc. After New Belgrade, reach Zemun, the northern area of Belgrade, characteristic for its Central European appearance, charming quarters, cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants on the Danube River banks. See Gospodska Street, the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town Museum, and the House with a Sundial, then reach the top of the hill, we’ll see the remains of the Zemun citadel that are still standing together with The Millennium Tower in the center, Zemun’s central landmark. Go down the Gardos Hill to the town center and reach the Main City Square with the Bishop’s Office and the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin from the 18th century. Cross the Gazela Bridge and head for Dedinje – Belgrade’s most luxurious residential area. See some of the mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. Spot the country’s biggest soccer stadium, the home of Red Star Belgrade. Leave the city and head towards Avala, Belgrade’s green mountain. Situated less than 20 km south of the city center, it is one of Belgrade’s most popular green areas, a perfect spot for recreation, picnic, or just enjoying nature. Drive through green forests until we reach the highest spot of Avala with the Monument to the Unknown Hero. After that, go down to the second largest hilltop of Avala, 440 m high, where Avala tower is situated. Coming from Avala, visit the Vračar area, where you can see one of Belgrade’s most prominent landmarks – The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. Through Slavija Square, enter Nemanjina Street with almost all state governmental institutions: Government Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Staff of Serbian Army, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, the State Court, etc. Later, stop in front of the Parliament Building, where you'll take a short break to take pictures. Round off the tour at Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions are situated.

Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

8. Belgrade City Highlights Half-Day Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Feel the beating heart of Belgrade as you discover the highlights of the center of the city. See notable landmarks such as the remarkable Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, and the Victory Monument. Drive through New Belgrade, a part of the city built in the communist era. Pass by the Palace of Serbia, its construction and facade reflect the aspiration for architectural grandiose in the second part of the 20th century. See the charming cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants in the Zemun district, the part of the city settled on the Danube river banks. Its unique spirit is visible every step of the way. Take a short coffee break before heading further with the tour. See some of the most important examples of the architectural styles of Zemun as you stroll along the river bank. Climb up Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun. Its curvy cobblestone streets and tiny houses will give you the impression that Zemun is a melting pot of Mediterranean and Central European cultures. The next part of the tour involves the elite district of Dedinje with edifices of exceptionally high architectural value. Driving from Dedinje, catch a glance at the stadium of FC Red Star, a former Champions League winner. After a visit to the spectacular monument to the Unknown Hero of WWI, the work of the most significant sculptor of Yugoslavia, climb the Avala Tower via the elevators for fantastic views of the city. Hop back in the car and travel next to the hill of Vračar, crowned with Saint Sava Temple. This symbol of Belgrade, with its white and gold exterior beautifully dazzling in the sunlight, has a prominent place in the Belgrade skyline, reflecting the strong Christian Orthodox faith of Serbian. Arrive at Slavija Square and see the remains of the Serbian General Staff building, destroyed during the NATO bombing of 1999. After passing Terazije Square with its remarkable hotel Moskva. Finally, see Republic Square, the most central point of Belgrade, before the tour concludes.

Belgrade: 4-Hour Serbian History Walking Tour

9. Belgrade: 4-Hour Serbian History Walking Tour

Since the time of Christ, Belgrade was always an important outpost on the border of two civilizations, nestled between the east and the west. Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Austro-Hungarians, Germans, and Russians have all fought and died to capture or liberate the "white city", leaving their bones to rest in this city. Many empires have collided there, and world history was shaped on the two mighty rivers. Following all of this dramatic history, Belgrade now proudly stands today as the Serbian capital. Prepare to be taken on a journey through time during which your guide will explain world politics, geography, and geopolitics. You can also get stuck into the grittier details of the Balkans which you may have been too afraid to ask about.

Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking Tour

10. Belgrade: 4-Hour Grand City Walking Tour

Explore Belgrade with a friendly local guide who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM in front of Saint Sava Temple and begin your tour by visiting the second largest Orthodox Church in Europe. Here, learn the story behind the first Serbian Royal Dynasty, Nemanjic. Next, head to Slavija Square, one of the biggest squares in Belgrade where 7 streets cross. Here your guide will tell you a captivating local story about the Belgrade phantom. A short stroll away is Flower Square, with the Yugoslav Drama Theater and Students Cultural Center. Next on your route is Tasmajdan Park, the second biggest park in Belgrade, with Saint Marco's Church.  Pass by the National Assembly of Serbia, Old and New Palace, Nikola Pasic Square, and Terazije Square in order to reach the heart of the city at Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square. Stroll through the main pedestrian zone in Belgrade and arrive at the Kalemegdan Fortress, which is the number one attraction in the city and is an open-air museum built between the 1st and 18th century. Finish your tour at Republic Square.

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What people are saying about Belgrade Fortress

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 416 reviews

We have been on many tours in our trips throughout the world, but we must say Stefan gave us one of the most comprehensive tours we have ever had. It would be a mistake if you did not take this tour to discover Belgrad

Our tour guide Bojan was amaizing, he explained so nicely the whole history of the fortress and each location. Nice chatting time at the end of the tour, with rakija.

Great tour. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions we had more than comprehensively. I really enjoyed the tour, many thanks!

Great tour with interesting informations about the history of Belegrad and aome stories that you would not know if you did not get this guide.

Nice travel to underground and hidden places of Belgrade!