Welcome to Niš

Niš was settled in pre-Roman times, but hit its peak during the years of the Empire. Constantine the Great (AD 280–337) was born here, as were two other Roman emperors, Constantius III and Justin I. Turkish rule lasted from 1386 until 1877, despite several Serb revolts; Ćele Kula (Tower of Skulls) and Niš Fortress are reminders of Ottoman dominion. Niš also had it rough during WWII; the Nazis built one of Serbia's most notorious concentration camps here.

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$65.60 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

Our guide will pick you up at 8:30am from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia. Only 45 minutes of driving will take you to the border between Bulgaria and Serbia. After another hour and a half drive, crossing the wonderful Sicevo gorge you will reach Nis. Your first stop is Mediana - an ancient luxurious residence. Here you will learn about the history of the city, during the Antiquity and how important was Naissos for the Romans, while admiring lovely mosaics on the floor of the atrium in one of the houses of the noble people, lived here.NOTE: Mediana is still closed for renovation, so visitors are currently not allowed.Your next stop for the day is Cele kula, or the Skull tower. Built here in 1809 after the battle of Cegar hill between the Serbians and the Ottomans, it represents the atrocities of the Turks against the Serbs. Today the Skull tower is a symbol of the Serbian battle for independence and a cultural monument of exceptional importance for the history of the country.From over here you will head to the city center for some lovely Serbian grill in traditional restaurant, located in the Old quarter of Nis. After that you will have free time in the city center to buy some souvenirs, before we head towards Nis Concentration camp. The name of the camp is 12th of February and is one of the few preserved in Serbia. Although small in sizes, the history of Nis camp is not different of these of the other camps around occupied Europe. Here you will learn about the occupation of Serbia during WWII, the stories of the imprisoned Jews, Romas and communists.After our visit of the camp you will head towards Sofia and expect to arrive somewhere around 6:30pm.

$115.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Nis and Devil's Town Full Day Trip from Belgrade

The tour leads to the most popular destinations of the Southern Serbia. First of them, Nis city, once known as Naisus, is famous as a birthplace of the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great. You will explore Nis fortress, a cultural and historical monument located on the Nišava River bank, protected by law in May 1948 and declared a cultural site of great importance. The next stop is Skull tower, where you will learn about The First Serbian uprising against Ottomans in 19th century and its victims. The history lesson continues at a concentration camp from World War II, one of the few fully preserved fascist camps in Europe. Even today, it provides authentic testimony to the perils of the Serbian, Roms, and Jewish population, communists, numerous supporters of the liberation movement and partisans, who were incarcerated here during the German occupation of Serbia (1941-1945). Finally, you will visit the Devil’s Town – New Seven Wonders of Nature nominee! This natural monument is comprised of two natural and rare in the world phenomena: the soil figures (specific forms of relief) and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineralization. Arrival to Belgrade is late in the evening.

$609.93 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Explore Beauty of Serbia

DAY 1- BELGRADE  Arrival at Belgrade airport. Check in. Overnight.DAY 2- BELGRADE Breakfast. Belgrade guided city tour. Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy. We will visit the House of Flowers and pass through the wealthiest Belgrade area Dedinje. Panoramic tour of The White palace - it was commissioned by command of King Alexander I.Continuing the tour, we find a beautiful park known as Karadjordje’s park and St. Sava’s Temple, the biggest orthodox temple in the Balkans. Departure for Kalemegdan tour which begins with visiting St.Petka Church, Princess Ljubica Residence, Saborna Church and Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.DAY 3 - SREMSKI KARLOVCI & NOVI SAD Breakfast. Departure to the Fruska Gora Mt and visiting Krusedol Monastery. Sremski Karlovci is a small town situated on the slopes of Fruska gora Mt. Despite small number of inhabitants in this town, significance for Serbian history, culture and spirituality is huge. City tour of Sremski Karlovci which includes Patriarchy Residence, Karlovci’s Grammar School, Fountain ’’The Four Lions’’. Visiting Museum of Beekeeping and Wine Cellar``Zivanovic``,honey and wine degustation. Free time for lunch. Departing for Novi Sad, the capital of the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina. Departure to the Belgrade. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.DAY 4 - BELGRADE - TOPOLA AND OPLENAC - NIS Breakfast. Check out. Departure to Avala Mt, where we will visit TV tower with panoramic view. Departure to the Topola. It is situated in the heart of the Serbia`a picturesque Sumadija region. Visit to the Karadjordjevic Complex at hill of Oplenac which includes: St. George Church, Peter`s House (family Karadjordjevic mausoleum), Karadjordje City with historical exhibition, Gallery in the Winegrower House. Free time for lunch.  Depart to Nis. Check in. Overnight.DAY 5 - NIS Breakfast. Panoramic tour of Nis. At the beginning of your sightseeing, you will get to see Mediana - archeological site, The Scull Tower - fearsome monument and the symbol of Nis - The Nis Fortress. When we have finished the sightseeing of Nis, cultural route continues to Belgrade. Free time for lunch visit to Devil’s Town. Unique natural phenomenon of 200 sculptures and columns made of earth by erosion. It is on tentative UNESCO list as Natural Landmark of Criteria VII. Overnight.DAY 6 - NIS  - PROLOM SPA Breakfast. Departure for Prolom spa resort where you will enjoy a pleasant climate, high altitude and a beautiful view of the mountains that surrounds the resort. Free time for lunch.  After lunch we are going to see Lazarica Church, the only cottage church in Toplica region. Free time. Departure for Nis. Overnight. DAY 7 - NIS Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport. End of service.

$84.58 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private transfer tour to Pristina with sightseeing

Your tour host will pick you up at the address of your hotel or other location in the city of Belgrade (or in Priština if you choose to take vice versa trip).You’ll be in Niš after two hour drive. The highway connecting Belgrade and Niš has one significance, this road uses the only natural passage through Balkan peninsula, connecting West Europe and Middle East.Once in Niš, you’ll visit the notorious Skull tower, a memento from the Ottoman period and First Serbian uprising. Next stop will be Niš fortress from the XVIII century, which plays important role in everyday life of local people.From Niš we’ll continue further towards Devil’s Town. This attraction is in fact rear natural phenomenon and it was competing to get on the list of new world wonders. You’ll get a chance to explore the site where soil erosion creates unreal scenery.After the Devils’ Town there is nearby local tavern as ideal lunch stop.You’ll reach Priština in late afternoon.

$97.82 Cultural & Theme Tours

One day to Nis, the Capital of South-East Serbia from Sofia

The tour starts from your hotel. After approximately 3 hours transfer you will reach Nis, the third Serbian city by size, after Belgrade and Novi Sad. Before to reach the old town you will stop to visit the unique monument –’’Skull Tower’’. It is a tower made of human skulls build in 1809.  After the visit you will continue to the old town in Nis, where you will have a walk tour and will see The King Milan Square with the Cair’s Fountain and the monument of the Liberators. The Nis Fortress and you will continue through the main pedestrian street to the reach the last preserved street of the former Nis bazaar from the beginning of the 19th century – called Tinkers alley (Kazandzijsko sokace). After the tour you will have time for lunch and relax. In the afternoon transfer back to Sofia and the tour will finish to your hotel.

$188.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Balkan Loop Tour Sofia - Nis - Skopje Sofia

We begin our tour at 8:00 from Sofia with a relaxed scenic drive to the West along the Balkan range (Stara planina or Old mountain) to the Serbian-Bulgarian border and in about 2 hours we reach the beautiful historic town of Nis. We will explore the city's heritage and we will have lunch in some restaurant in the old part. After another stroll on the main street and park, we will continue our road trip South to Macedonia and overnight there. The next morning after a good breakfast we will pay a visit to Skopje's center and highlights. After a nice lunch we will proceed with a 4 hour trip back to Sofia.