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Belgrade Panorama Sightseeing Tour

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Key Information:
Group Size: 1 - 45 people
Destination: Belgrade
Season: January - December
Languages: English, Greek
Minimum Cost: 60 Euro (EUR) Per trip
Maximum Cost: 100 Euro (EUR) Per trip

M14953 is a specialized and personalized Web-based reservation service for tour guide and other travel related services in Belgrade & Serbia, run by Mr. Branko Rabotic, Ph.D., recipient of a doctoral degree in economics (tourism), has been working as a professional tourist guide for more than 30 years.

Belgrade is not one of those monumental and polished travel destinations such as Paris, London or Rome. Nevertheless, you'll soon come to realize that the city with its somewhat dilapidated buildings, relatively scarce archaeological and historical monuments and two rivers most unprofitably used can be very charming. These are qualities you must see to believe.

Belgrade is not, as some obdurate critics used to object, the moodiest of all the capital cities in the Balkans, either. Quite the contrary: Serbs generally and Belgrade residents particularly are open, friendly and direct. Even after having suffering under international sanctions and anti-Serb sentiments in the West, they are incredibly hospitable and warm to foreigners, and sometimes generous to the extreme. You must see to believe.

Nor is Belgrade a very good example of a patriarchal, old-fashioned and melancholic community. The past and the present are curiously interwoven here, where east and west mingle. Its practical tolerance has made it a cosmopolitan city. Belgrade has always been tolerant of foreign influences, ideas, novelties and life styles, though its citizens are homely, fond and unobtrusive. As for the reputed spirit of melancholy, if you succeed in feeling it at all, it is not because of Belgrade's present anxieties, only because of some old regrets.

Places of Interest:
- St. Sava Church;
- Slavija Square;
- Belgrade Palace;
- the 'New Court';
- City hall;
- the Federal Parliament;
- Terazije street;
- the National Theatre;
- the National Museum;
- University.

A highlight of Belgrade Panorama tour is our brief visit to the archaeological and historical site of Belgrade Fortress. Situated at Kalemegdan, the remains of the old city's fortifications from the 1st to the 18th centuries overlook a spectacular panoramic view of the Sava and Danube confluence.

Tour Samples

Option 1: Belgrade Promenade.

The highlights of two most popular walking tours are combined here into a single unique experience! Enjoy this fully personalized tour of all the most important tourist attractions in the capital. Taking in the sounds and the sights you will collect lots of impressions in just two hours! If you don't have time for more extensive sightseeing, then this tour is just what you need!

After a visit to the Belgrade Fortress, its Upper town area (artillery structures and medieval ramparts with excavation of the castle) and one of its two tiny churches, the Rose Church of Our Lady, we guide you across the Old Town, where you will see some of the most arresting architectural monuments, mansions and palaces from the 19th century, including the 'Question mark sign' Inn, the Princess Ljubica's Residence and the Orthodox Cathedral (visit). During the tour we take a coffee break in the oldest cafe (founded in 1835) on Knez Mihailova Street.

Places of Interest:
- Belgrade Fortress;
- Clock Tower;
- a view of the confluence of the Sava and Danube;
- Military Museum (outside area);
- the Rose Church;
- the Old Town - "Varos";
- the 'Question Mark Sign' Inn;
- the Princess Ljubica's Residence;
- Orthodox Cathedral.

Duration of the tour: c/a 2 1/2 hrs.

Option 2: Belgrade Unusual (by public transportation).

We'll be using almost all means of public transportation (bus, trolley, tram) to reach some not so frequently visited attractions in town. Nothing brings you closer to "the true Belgrade", then this originally designed tour program!

Before exploring the vast and varied conglomeration of Greater Belgrade, we'll be heading to New Belgrade on the left bank of the Sava River in order to see some Communist-style apartment blocks and the Sava Congress Center. Then back to the central part of the city where the principal landmarks are to be seen: Slavija Square, Belgrade Palace, City hall, Terazije street, the National Theatre, the National Museum. A brief visit to the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija, with its cheerful and popular taverns. Then on to one of those picturesque open-air markets, where Belgradians usually go shopping. At the end of the tour we will visit the famous river island of Ada Ciganlija with its man-made lake. Some free time for swimming, or relaxing in one of the numerous cafes and restaurants. Don't forget your swimsuit, unless you are a naturist (there is a beach section for nudists as well). You can stay there as long as you wish and get back to the hotel on your own.

Places of Interest:
- Sava Congress Center;
- Slavija Square;
- Belgrade Palace;
- City hall;
- Terazije street;
- Republic Square;
- Bohemian quarter of Skadarlija;
- River island of Ada Ciganlija;
- Picturesque open-air markets.

Duration of the tour: c/a 3 1/2 hrs.

Option 3: Belgrade Fortress.

Though it is the place where history is no longer made, Belgrade Fortress contains a strong and clear bond connecting millennia of human history. Almost 2.000 years of Belgrade's turbulent past are represented in this single space with monuments and remnants from different periods. Let the most knowledgeable guide in town show you round.

We start our visit with the Upper fortress area. It includes well-preserved artillery structures dating from the mid-18th century as well as a medieval fortification - an acropolis with original or partly reconstructed ramparts, gateways, towers, barbicans and the excavated ruins of a 15th century castle. A few Turkish monuments and some older, ancient Roman remains also lie in this area. In this section of the fortification complex you will visit the fine Exhibition on the history of Belgrade Fortress (open 11 AM - 5 PM) and the elegant 18th century Baroque Clock Tower (or the Roman Well instead). Next, a tour of the Eastern Ward includes the Rose Church of Our Lady (visit) along with a panoramic view of the Lower fortress and its monuments - the Nebojsa Tower, the Baroque Gate of Karl VI, and the remains of the medieval Metropolitan Palace.

Places of Interest:
- Kalemegdan Park;
- Military Museum (open-air exhibition);
- Clock Tower;
- A view of the confluence of the Sava and Danube;
- Archaeological remains of the medieval castle;
- Eastern Ward;
- Rose Church of Our Lady;
- Lower fortress (panorama).

Duration of the tour: 2 hrs.

This is a heritage interpretation tour specially recommended to those with interests in archaeology and history.

The basic guiding fee for a city tour does not include costs for transportation and is set by the Tourist Guides Association of Serbia.

Costs for transportation:
- private car or taxi (1-3 people) EUR 40.00
- minivan (up to 7 people) EUR 100.00.

About This Supplier
Location: Serbia
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2006

M14953 is a specialized and personalized Web-based reservation service for tour guide and other travel related services in Belgrade & Serbia, run by Mr. Branko Rabotic, Ph.D. Mr. Rabotic, recipient of a doctoral degree in economics (tourism), has been working as a professional tourist guide for more than 30 years....

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