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 suffered during WWII; the Nazis built one of Serbia's most notorious concentration camps here.

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$65.08 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-day Nis and Serbian History Tour from Sofia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Medijana, Nis, Central SerbiaThis Roman estate exhibits the remains of a granary, craft centre, villas , thermae, and the remains of ancient villa with with rich mosaics. Most mosaics exhibit geometrical or floral motifs, while two mosaics presenting figures - the head of the Medusa and a semi-prostrate figure of a river deity (probably Neptune). The museum contains sculptures and portraits of Roman gods and goddesses, utensils for daily use (bowls, pitchers, lamps) and remnants of lead pipes used to provide healing hot water from the nearby Niska Banja (Nis Spa).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Skull Tower, Nis, Central SerbiaUpon our arrival in Niš we will first visit the famous Cele Kula (Skull Tower NIS) where you will learn about the atrocities of the Turks against the Serbs and you will see a unique in the world monument for the sacrifice of Serbian revolutionaries.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp, Nis, Central Serbia At 15:00h we will drive to Niš Concentration Camp - a small but very authentic concentration camp set by the Germans during World War 2 to imprison and kill Jews, Romas and other minorities. We leave back to Sofia around 16:00h and expect to arrive around 18:30h. Duration: 1 hour

$114.17 Cultural & Theme Tours

From Belgrade: Nis and Devil's Town Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nis Fortress, Nis, Central SerbiaThe 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. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Skull Tower, Nis, Central SerbiaWhile visiting Skull tower, 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). Duration: 1 hourStop At: Davolja Varos, Prolom, Central SerbiaFinally, you will discover The Devil’s Town (Djavolja Varos) - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature nominees.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. These two rare phenomena are together observed as the “Devil’s Town”, and are a remarkable wonders of nature. It features 202 exotic formations described as earth pyramids or “towers”, as the locals refer to them. The peculiarity of these wonders of nature is complemented by the natural surroundings, almost mystical, and in the wider area picturesque and tame. The remains of a settlement, the old church and a few interesting mining groves, only add to the uniqueness of this place.Duration: 1 hour

$57.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

Two Serbian cities in one day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sofia History Museum, Sofia, Sofia RegionThis Day tour starts at 08:00 am when our tripvam representative will pick you up from your hotel.Two hours driving time and we’ll be in Pirot.In Pirot we will visit:The old fortress “Kaleto” – dated back to the 14th century AD. It’s situated in the city center and it was once called “Momchilgrad”, because the town of Pirot was in Bulgarian territory at some point in the past.The monument “Pirot’s liberators from Ottoman rule”If our tour is on a Saturday we can also visit the Pirot’s marketplace where many local people are selling their homemade stuff and even people from Bulgaria go there on weekends to buy what they need!Our next stop is the city of Nis where we’ll have traditional Serbian lunch – pleskavitsa, veshaltsi and other delicious stuff!Then we’ll have a nice afternoon walk around Nis and learn about some of the secrets, stories and beauties that this old city is keeping.Expected time of arrival back in Sofia – 6:00 pm

$605.12 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.

$83.92 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. During winter period Devil's Town is not open for visits, so this part of the tour is skipped.You’ll reach Priština in late afternoon.

$3002.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tastes of Western Balkans

  Day 1, ZAGREB: D The agency representative will meet&greet you. Evening tour of the center of Zagreb.   Day 2, ZAGREB-SARAJEVO: B, L, DDeparture towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sightseeing tour of Sarajevo in the afternoon, followed by a traditional Bosnian dinner.   Day 3, SARAJEVO-MOSTAR-BUDVA: B, L, DSightseeing of Mostar with lunch in the best local restaurant. After lunch we depart towards Budva (Montenegro). Leasure evening in Budva.   Day 4, BUDVA-KOTOR-BUDVA: B, L, DExcursion to Kotor. We'll take a boat ride to the Isle of The Lady of Skrpjel, followed by a guided tour of Kotor- UNESCO World Heritage city.   Day 5, BUDVA-CETINJE-LOVCEN-BUDVA: B, L, D Our excursion starts at Cetinje, and continues towards Lovcen mountain. On top of the most imposing peak sits the highest mausoleum in the world.   Day 6, BUDVA-VIRPAZAR-SKHODER-TIRANA: B, L, DThe cruise on the largest Balkan lake includes a lunch with three types of fish. In the afternoon we continue to Shkoder and later towards Tirana.   Day 7, TIRANA-KRUJE-TIRANA: B, L, D Kruje excursion, to the hometown of Skenderbeg. Sightseeing and lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we return to Tirana for a guided tour.   Day 8, TIRANA-OHRID-STRUGA–OHRID: B, L, D We head towards Ohrid (Macedonia). We'll visit the nearby Biljana spring, contiunue to the village of Struga, and further to the etno village Vevcani.   Day 9, OHRID-BITOLA- ST.NAUM–OHRID: B, L, D Half-day excursion to Bitola and the nearby ancient town of Heraclea. In the afternoon we’ll take a boat excursion to the Monastery of St.Naum.   Day 10, OHRID-DEBAR–SKOPJE: B, L, D Along the way to Skopje we'll visit the 1000 yrs old Bigorski Monastery. We'll arrive to Skopje in the afternoon and enjoy the walking tour.   Day 11, SKOPJE–BELGRADE: B, L, DLunch in Nis- the city with the best Serbian barbecue. Once in Belgrade it's a must to go out and explore the famous clubs and rafts.    Day 12, BELGRADE–NOVI SAD–OSIJEK: B, L, D We start at the historic Petrovaradin fortress, followed by a tour of Novi Sad and lunch in one of the best restaurants in Serbia. After lunch we depart to Osijek (Croatia) where we'll enjoy the old city center.   Day 13, OSIJEK-KOPACKI RIT–ZAGREB: B, L, D Kopacki rit- the European Amazon, is a part of the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO protection. The park tour is followed by a traditional fish lunch. Leisure evening in Zagreb.   Day 14, ZAGREB: B And everything comes to an end. At the agreed time we will transfer you to the airport from where you will take a flight back home.