Belgrade Big Tour: Top Attractions and Belgrade Neighborhoods
A whole day, complete Belgrade experience. Explore everything that Belgrade has to offer in both the city center and surrounding areas. Combining a walking tour and a panoramic car tour, you will get a taste of the entire city and the bigger picture of life in Belgrade.
With live, professional guiding, you will visit Zemun, Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers (the resting place of Josip Broz Tito), Avala mountain and Avala Tower, plus you'll have a complete sightseeing tour of the city (New Belgrade, Saint Sava Temple, Old and New Royal Palaces, Serbian Parliament, monument to Nikola Tesla, Republic Square, Kalemegdan Fortress and much more...)
For sure the most comprehensive tour in Belgrade.
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan or private car
What's excluded :
- Food & drinks
- entrance fee for Zemun Tower = 200 RSD per person
- entrance fee for Avala Tower = 300 RSD per person
- entrance fee for House of Flowers = 400 RSD per person
- Entry/Admission - The Millenary Monument
- Entry/Admission - Avala Tower
- Entry/Admission - Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan, Belgrade Serbia
Your trip will begin with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Belgrade. We'll not stay in the vehicle for a very long time since our first stop is Kalemegdan, the oldest and largest park in the city center. Starting from Leopold's Gate, we will pass by the remains of the Roman castrum – Singidunum and medieval walls built upon it – Zindan Gate, Despot's Gate, Jakšića tower, all dating back to 15 century. We will visit two Orthodox churches placed in this part of the fortress: Chapel of St Petka and Ružica Church ( Virgin Mary Church ).
Entering the Upper town ( Gornji grad ), we will see the magnificent sight of the confluence of two rivers: the Sava and the Danube.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Pobednik, Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade Serbia
We will continue our walk through the Upper town: the Victor monument by world-renowned sculptor Ivan Meštrovic, one of Belgrade landmarks, Roman well, the King's gate and Sava promenade, the Damat Ali Pasha Tomb, Clock Gate ( Sahatkapija ) Clock Tower ( Sahatkula ). Passing by Military Museum and through Istanbul's gate ( Stambol gate ), we will leave the fortress behind us entering the Kalemegdan park once again. There is a Monument of Gratitude to France by Ivan Meštrovic in the park and a large number of busts, representing the famous Serbian man of letters.
Here we'll enter the vehicle again and continue with our tour.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Novi Belgrade, Novi Belgrade, Belgrade
Continuing with our tour, we'll have a chance to see 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. Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, Federal Executive Council, also known as Palace of Federation, Genex Tower or Western Gate of Belgrade, Sava Center, one of the biggest congress halls in this part of Europe, etc.
Even the famous MOMA museum from New York dedicated a special exhibition called "Toward a Concrete Utopia" to New Belgrade's architecture.
New Belgrade will show you this city's different face, including the buildings architecturally similar to former Eastern block "brutalist" style, but also modern business buildings built in recent decades.
Finally, we will pass by the restaurant "Novak," owned by the famous tennis player Novak Đoković's family, and the Belgrade Arena, the most important sports venue in this part of Europe.
Stop At: Zemun, Zemun, Belgrade
After New Belgrade, we'll reach Zemun, the northern area of Belgrade, characteristic for its Central European appearance, charming quarters, cobblestone streets, and fish restaurants on the banks of the Danube River.
We'll pass by Avijatičarski Trg, where the old city of Zemun begins. This square, with the massive monument to WWII heroes, is surrounded by Zemun's oldest elementary school building and the Air Force Ministry, one of the finest examples of modernism in pre-war Yugoslav architecture.
We'll continue with our ride through the main street called Gospodska Street, where we have a chance to see some beautiful examples of Zemun architecture: the Post Office, Hotel Central, Town's Museum, the House with a Sundial, etc.
After that, we'll leave the vehicle on the banks of the Danube, and start our walking tour through the heart of old Zemun.
We'll walk along the bank of the Danube River – Zemun Promenade, where under the shade of the century-old plane trees, numerous old fish restaurants have nested.
Passing by the oldest Orthodox church of St. Nicholas from the 17th century, we'll climb the Gardos Hill – the heart of Old Zemun.
Its curvy cobblestone streets and small houses will give you the impression that Zemun is a melting pot of Mediterranean and Middle European cultures.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: The Millenary Monument, Gardos Hill, Zemun, Belgrade Serbia
When we 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. This romantic construction, built in a mixture of historical styles at the end of the 19th century, served to mark the most Southern point of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The majestic view from the top of the tower will leave you breathless: Zemun Old Town from above, but also the confluence of the two rivers and Belgrade Fortress on the other side.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Zemun, Zemun, Belgrade
We'll go down the Gardos Hill to the town center, and we'll reach the Main City Square, where an everyday market is situated. Old buildings, including the Bishop's Office and the central city Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin from the 18th century, are surrounding the square.
We'll finish our walking tour here, enter the vehicle, and continue our ride.
Pass By: Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
After we cross the Gazela Bridge, we'll head for Dedinje – Belgrade's most luxurious residential area. Here, we'll see some of the most beautiful mansions in the city, perfectly nestled in the greenery and serenity of Topčider Hill. Your guide will give you some interesting information about the history of the properties, and what was happening with them during the very turbulent 20th century.
We'll see the biggest soccer stadium in the country, "Rajko Mitić Stadium," the home of Red Star Belgrade, the last club from Eastern or Southern Europe that have managed to win the prestigious Champions League.
Their biggest competitor, Partizan Belgrade, has a stadium just across a small hill, and their rivalry is lasting for more than 70 years.
Stop At: St. Sava Temple, Krusedolska 2a, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
Coming from Dedinje, we'll visit the Vračar area, where we 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.
The Temple of St Sava has an enormous dome that you can see from all over the city. Size apart, the church is undeniably a highly impressive structure. Construction began in the 1930s, at the site where the occupying Ottoman forces burned the relics of St. Sava (1175-1236)
St Sava was the founder and the first archbishop of the independent Serbian Orthodox Church, and Serbians widely recognize him as one of the most important figures in Serbian history.
Built in the Serbian-Byzantine style, the church occupies an area of 3500 m² at floor level, with an additional 1500 m² in the three galleries on the first level. At its highest point, the dome is 70 m in height, while the central gilded cross is an additional 12 m high, giving the Cathedral a total height of 82 m.
Beneath the floor of the church, there are vaults and the lovely decorated crypt of Saint Sava.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Trg Slavija, Belgrade Serbia
When we finish with the Temple, we'll enter the vehicle one more time. Trough Slavija Square, we will 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. – all being beautiful examples of Belgrade's pre-war architecture.
Stop At: The National Assembly, 13, Nikola Pasic Square, Belgrade Serbia
After that, we have a ride through Kralja Milana Street, the city's artery where some significant buildings are situated, such as Old and New Royal Palaces. We'll pass by Nikola Pasic Square, with a monument to the first Prime Minister of Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and we'll stop in front of the Parliament Building, where we will take a short break for taking pictures.
Here we will also see the Old and New Royal Palaces and hear the stories about the two dynasties that ruled Serbia in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Terazije Fountain, Balkanska Street Between Hotel Moskva and Hotel Balkan, Belgrade Serbia
After that, we reach Terazije Square with its recognizable 19-th century white stone fountain and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city – the Moskva Hotel.
Pass By: Trg Republike, Streets of Kolarceva, Belgrade Serbia
We'll continue our ride and reach Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the most prestigious cultural institutions in the city are situated.
Here we will see the National Museum and the National Theater and Opera buildings, with an equestrian monument to the most important city and state ruler from the 19th century – Knez Mihajlo.
This would be the end of the first part of our journey, and we will make a lunch break (optional) before we leave the city and head for Avala mountain.
Stop At: Mountain Avala, Belgrade Serbia
Now we will leave the city and head towards Avala, Belgrade green mountain. Situated less than 20km south of the city center, it is one of the most popular green areas of Belgrade, a perfect spot for recreation, picnic, or just enjoying nature. Entirely covered with wood, it serves as home to many birds and animal species. We drive through green forests until we reach the highest spot of Avala. In 1930’s Aleksandar I King of Yugoslavia decided to destroy a medieval fortress of Žrnov that was situated here, to build the largest monument in the kingdom – Monument to the Unknown Hero. For this job, he engaged his court artist, world-renowned sculptor Ivan Mestrovic who indeed created a majestic structure, made of black marble with colossal sculptures, to resemble Antique tombs. We’ll hear some exciting stories about the way it was constructed and the symbolism of the very monument.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Avala Tower, Near Belgrade, Belgrade Serbia
After that, we go down to the second largest hilltop of Avala 440m high, where Avala tower is situated. Built in the 1960s as a TV-tower, it was the biggest concrete structure and the tallest structure in the entire Balkans. During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the tower was bombed and destroyed. It was reconstructed according to the same plans and reopened for visitors. The two elevators take us up to 123m with a viewpoint from which you stay breathless: you can see Central Serbian province of Sumadija, but also entire Belgrade, including the confluence of the two rivers and the region of Vojvodina behind. After a short break, we get back into the vehicle, and we head towards Belgrade.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum, Mihaila Mike Jankovica 6 Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
We will finish our tour with the visit of the Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers – the resting place of Josip Broz Tito, a leader of the second Yugoslavia. We will check all three venues: the May 25 Museum, the House of Flowers, and the Old Museum and familiarise ourselves with the cultural heritage of the former country of Yugoslavia, with particular emphasis on the social history of the socialist period.
Duration: 45 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
If you have booked the shared tour option, pick-up will be 15-30 minutes before the departure time. One day before the trip, not before 6 PM, we’ll send you an e-mail with all the pick-up details.If you have booked the private tour option, the default departure time is 09:30. If you want a different departure time, you should contact us and let us know at what time you would like to start. Pick up from any hotel, Airbnb, a pension that is up to 5 km from Republic Square, or from Belgrade port is free of charge. Additionally, we can pick you up from any address in Belgrade, but if the pick-up location is further than 5km but less than 10 km from the city center, we will apply a supplement of 10EUR. For locations further than 10km from the Republic Square, please contact us directly.If you want to start your tour at Belgrade airport, you could do that with a supplement of 15 EUR. Airports
- Nikola Tesla Airport, Aerodrom Beograd 59, Beograd 11180, Serbia
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- in the period between 15.11. and 31.03. Zemun Tower is closed
- We never cancel our tours, however, if you are the only person on a shared tour, a supplement of 50% will be applied. At latest 16 hours before the trip, you will be informed in the case that you are the only guest on tour, and we will offer a choice between canceling the tour with no fees applied, or paying the supplement of 50% of the price.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.