Day Trip from Belgrade: Nis Sightseeing Tour & Devil's Town

Cultural & Theme Tours in Niš

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If you are interested in both, nature and history than this is the perfect tour for you. See all popular landmarks in Nis, a city famous for being a birthplace of the greatest Roman Emperor ever - Constantine the Great, and admire one of the most attractive natural phenomena within Balkans while visiting Devil's Town.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skull Tower, Nis, Central SerbiaSightseeing tour of Nis will start by visiting Skull Tower, No. 1 attraction in the city, which represents unique landmark in the world and one of the most morbid attractions within Balkans. This horrific monument was built after the battle for liberation of Nis in 1809 as a warning to anyone rising against the Ottoman Empire. 3m high tower was originally made of 952 human skulls, while 58 are preserved until today. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, Nis, Central SerbiaRed Cross Concentration Camp, one of few Nazi Concentration Camps in Europe, is next on our route. Jews, Roma, Serbs, women and children were imprisoned here during the Second World War. It is a three-storey building with the permanent exhibitions on each floor. During our visit you will have the opportunity to become more familiar with dark history of WWII in Serbia, by seeing personal belongings of prisoners, hearing stories about their life in concentration camp, first major escape from a Nazi concentration camp in Europe, seeing ten prison cells, etcDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Bubanj Memorial Park, Nis, Central Serbia In order to fulfill the story, afterwards we'll visit Bubanj Memorial Park, where more than 10.000 people were moved from Concentration camp in order to be executed. The main attraction is the Monument Three Fists, which symbolizes the resistance and keeps the memory on the terror and human suffering. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Nis Fortress, Nis, Central SerbiaWe continue our Nis Sightseeing tour by visiting Nis Fortress, located at the right bank of the Nisava River. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved fortresses in Eastern Europe, with remains dating back to ancient Roman time. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: King Milan SquareFrom here, we'll start our walking part of the tour during which you'll see all major attractions located in the main city center such as: Banovina Building - the most beautiful building in Nis and former seat of the Government, King Milan Square with The Monument to the Liberators, Cair's Fountain - the most beautiful and best preserved drinking fountain in the city, Memorial of the Constantine the Great, The City Hall built in 1925, etc. Our sightseeing tour will finish in Kazandzijsko Sokace or "Tinkers Alley" - a cobbled street located in the old town. Once a craftsmen alley, today this street is favorite tourist area and the best location for feeling the local atmosphere. Full of bars and traditional restaurant it's also the right place for trying local delicacies. The Monument of Stevan Sremac and Kalca, located at the entrance, is No. 1 photo spot for visitors. Here we'll have a coffee break, before we start our drive to Devil's Town. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Davolja Varos, Prolom, Central SerbiaLess than 2h drive from Nis, through south Serbia, will take us to Devil's Town, nominee for one of the New Seven Wanders of Nature. The whole complex consists of two natural phenomena: the 202 soil figures and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineralization (Red Well). In order to reach platform, overlooking these soil figures we'll have to hike through the "forest" for 850m. During the hike we'll pass by Red Well and Saxon mining pane that dates back to 13th century. On the observation platform, besides taking memorable pictures, you will be captivated by a local legend about the wedding quests turned into stone.When your exploration of Devil's Town is finished, a break for lunch will be made in local restaurant located nearby. Return to Belgrade after 9 p.m. Drop off to your accommodation. End of service.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • All required tickets
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All top attractions
  • Souvenir/Gift from the company
  • Entry/Admission - Skull Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Davolja Varos

What’s not included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch