Your Belgrade tour will first lead you to Belgrade Cathedral – St Michael’s Church, which holds relics of one of the most important Serbian leaders of the 19th century: Prince Miloš Obrenović. Meanwhile, in front of the church are the tombs of Vuk Karadžić, a Serbian philologist and linguist who established the modern Serbian alphabet, and Dositej Obradović, another linguist and a philosopher, as well as the first minister of education of Serbia. These two men had the biggest influence on Serbia’s educational development and literacy programs, and will set the tone for our tour from historic to modern-day Belgrade.
Across the street from the church is the Patriarchate Building and on the opposite corner is Princess Ljubica’s Residence; she was the wife of the aforementioned Prince Miloš Obrenović. We’ll get to enter the residence and you’ll learn more about 19th-century life in Serbia. (Please note that we cannot go inside the residence on Mondays.)
Nearby these two buildings you’ll find the oldest traditional tavern in the city, built back in 1823. We’ll have a coffee break here and even indulge in some morning rakia (Serbian schnapps) as you listen to stories about Serbia’s fight for freedom against the Turks. You can pick up a bit of the local language, too, as we’ll also have a mini class on the Serbian alphabet.
After our short coffee break, your Belgrade tour continues through the city’s main walking area, Knez Mihailova Street. We’ll see the Belgrade library, Republic Square, and Serbia’s Academy of Science and Art, and learn about the “between the wars” architecture that is so characteristic of Belgrade.
As we continue through the narrow streets of the old Dorcol neighbourhood, passing by the city’s most popular cafés, restaurants, and bars, we’ll reach a green market where locals sell homemade dairy and meat products, and fresh produce directly from their farms outside the city. White cheese, kaymak (similar to clotted cream), and čvarci (fried or roasted pork rind and fat) are some of the typical Balkan products that you'll find in this market. It's in markets such as this one where you'll get a true sense of what everyday life in Belgrade looks like.
From there, we'll go for a walk through Belgrade's bohemian quarter, Skadarlija street. This cobblestone street is a pedestrian zone filled with restaurants, bars, and traditional taverns. Here, we'll stop for a street food-style lunch at one of the best sausage joints in the city.
The tour ends after lunch in the city centre, at the Republic Square.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance into Princess Ljubica’s Residence, coffee and a shot of rakia, tasting of kaymak at the green market, street food sausages for lunch.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: Princess Ljubica’s Residence is closed to visitors on Mondays, therefore we won’t be able to go inside on any Monday tours.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.