Southern Serbia: Day Trip to Nis from Belgrade

Day Trips & Excursions in Niš

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Serbia is a relatively small country, but for sure it offers a lot of diversity. One of the best examples of that diversity is Niš, third biggest city in Serbia, with an exciting mixture of Ottoman heritage, laid-back charm, captivating history, great food, cheerful locals and music that will make you dance. Escorted by the professional, English-speaking guide, in an air-conditioned vehicle, get to know everything about this charming city on this 10-hours exciting journey.
We start our tour from your accommodation. After slightly more than two hours of driving (highway only), we will reach Niš. The day is reserved for the born city of famous Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. First of all, we will visit the Niš Fortress, lying on the bank of Nišava River. Its assumed its final shape in 1723, when the Turks built it, facing the end of their reign in this area. Its construction required that over 40 stonecutters from Constantinople and around 400 bricklayers from Niš to be hired. We will continue our sightseeing of most important sights in the city including Banovina Building, Niš Liberators Monument at King Milan Square, The Monument of well-known Serbian writer Stevan Sremac, Mediana Archeological Site and infamous Skull Tower - the monument unique in the world,erected by the Turks as an example to others of the folly of opposition to their rule. We will conclude our sightseeing with a visit to Red Cross Nazi Concrentation Camp, today a museum. The German Gestapo operated the camp and held captured Jews, Serbians, and Romas during the Second World War. After that, you will have free time for individual activities in Niš and to try some of the traditional delicacies for which Niš is widely famous. At the scheduled time, we will hop back into our vehicle, and after about two hours you will be back in your hotel. Itinerary: Hotel Pick-up 08:00 am Tour start - Travel across Central Serbia 10:00 am Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 15 minutes 10:30 am City Tour with an expert guide - ca. 3 hours 13:30 pm Free time in Niš - ca. 2,5 hours 16:00 pm Departure for Belgrade (shortstop on the way back) Ca. 18:00 pm Arrival in Belgrade. Hotel Drop-off

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

What’s not included

  • Traditional lunch = 10-15 EUR per person ( optional
  • Gratuities