Sargan Eight Railway,Drvengrad & House on the Drina River day trip from Belgrade

Day Trips & Excursions in Eastern & Southern Serbia

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Check the three most exciting sights of Western Serbia on this full-day trip from Belgrade by air-conditioned vehicle and with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout the day.Explore stunning nature and take a ride on a scenic narrow gauge railroad train. Visit the famous Wooden village built by well-known director Emir Kusturica and admire the Drina, the most beautiful river in Serbia.
Our tour starts from your accommodation, and we head toward Western Serbia, known for its wild and untouched nature, tasty cuisine and friendly and hospitable people.Two and a half hours ride we’ll spend enjoying the beautiful landscapes and listen to interesting stories about this part of the country.Our first stop is one of the most famous viewpoints in the area, called "Kapija Podrinja." From here, you can enjoy a breathtaking view and admire the stunning scenery made of surrounding mountains and the Drina river. After a short ride, we will reach our next stop, Bajina Bašta, a small town in the foothill of Mt. Tara.Here, we will see the world-famous attraction, “The House on the Drina,” an isolated house made of logs on a river stone.We will leave the house behind us, and continue our trip just in time to make it for the departure of the famous Sargan Eight scenic train. Unique narrow-gauge railway nowadays serves only for the amusement. During our ride, we will pass and stop on several viewpoints from which one can see fabulous views over Mokra Gora. Authentic cars with wooden seats, wood burning stove and characteristic rattling sound will take us back in 1925 when this railway was put in operation and made a connection between Belgrade and the Adriatic Sea.After almost two and a half hour ride we are returning to the departing station from where we continue our journey to the nearby Mećavnik, or Drvengrad (Wooden City).The famous director Emir Kusturica (two times Palme D’Or in Cannes winner) decided to build it during the shooting of his film “Life is a miracle.” He chose to convey ruined wooden chalets from the slopes of the mountain, to restore them, equip them with luxurious facilities, and to form a new settlement.Here we will make a stop to enjoy a traditional lunch made of specialties of the very famous cuisine of Western Serbia, irresistibly delicious and very piquant. (not included)After the meal, we will head back for Belgrade where we will arrive late in the afternoon.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or a private car
  • services of a professional, English-speaking guide
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • ticket for Sargan Eight scenic train = 7 EUR per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities