BELGRADE – half day car/bus tour
Day 1: New Belgrade – old Belgrade - Republika Square – Kalemegdan Fort
Enjoy today a city tour of Belgrade, capital of Serbia since 1403, when Despot Stefan, son of Prince Lazar, moved his palace here.
We will start our day by driving through the streets of Belgrade.
First we will see New Belgrade on the left bank of River Sava, with both Communist-styles as well as very modern apartment blocks. From here we continue to Zemun, which was once a separate town but now is a part of greater Belgrade. Here we will enjoy the old Gardos Tower and then we will return to the old part of the town by passing through the luxurious residential area of Dedinje. We will stop to pay a visit to the Memorial Complex of Josip Broz Tito, the legendary president of Former Yugoslavia. On our way to the center of the city we will see the new St. Sava Church. This is the third largest Orthodox Church in Europe, built at the place where in 1594 Sinnan Pasha had the holy relics of St. Sava burned at the stake. We will see the Federal Assembly building of Former Yugoslavia, the Church of St. Marko, Royal Palaces of the Serbian dynasties until WWII, and the main square named Terazije.
Our tour of Belgrade we will continue by driving through the old part of the town. We will see elegant Republic Square and we will make a close inspection of its architectonic monuments such as National Theatre, National Museum and Student’s Square. Then we will drive around Fortress of Kalemegdan which is the symbol of city of Belgrade, and is situated at the mouth of River Sava flowing into River Danube. We will finish our tour by a visit to the oldest quarters of the 19th century, including the 'Question mark sign' Inn, Princess Ljubica's Residence (now housing a permanent exhibition of original furniture), as well as the Patriarchy and the Orthodox Cathedral.
Trip organized by: “BALKAN EXPERT” d.o.o. license no. OTP 54/2013
Tour available with general condition of travel of “BALKAN EXPERT”