"The White City."
Belgrade is one of Europe's oldest and most exciting destinations.
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Belgrade is known for its warm-hearted people, turbulent history and fantastic nightlife. Before the fall of Yugoslavia, Belgrade was the capital of the most advanced country in the Eastern Bloc. Most of the locals speak English, good service is the norm and there is a generally positive attitude. The city has various styles of architecture reminiscent of Austrian and Ottoman influences. It is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. On the surface Belgrade is not the most pleasing to the eye. It can also be a bit rough around the edges. For some that can be charming. But the interiors of the restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs certainly make up for this. There are unique and diverse settings full of atmosphere and character throughout the city.
The nightlife in Belgrade is legendary. It can certainly compete with the best in Europe. The city is full of beautiful people and has a Mediterranean atmosphere evident in its cafe culture. Serbs are very proud of their food. The cuisine consists of grilled meats, local cheese and produce. Belgrade was bombed by NATO as recently as 1999. You can see the most striking evidence of this at the military headquarters left in ruins in the center. Tourism here is less developed than in neighboring Croatia or Hungary. But Belgrade is an energetic city rediscovering its tourist potential. What the city lacks in polish it makes up for with its authenticity and genuine hospitality.
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Where to stay in Belgrade
Belgrade itself is rather a sprawling city, but the majority of its attractions are to be found in a concentrated area in the center. Recent years have seen significant new openings and Belgrade's top hotels rival those in other capital cities in the region. As well as Belgrade's best hotels we can also arrange apartments if you're spending a longer time in the city and prefer to have a little more space. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Things to do in Belgrade
Belgrade's main attractions are generally within walking distance of one another so you could explore on your own but to get the most out of your time in Belgrade we suggest taking a walking tour with a private local guide or if you're up to it, a driving tour in an original socialist era Yugo car. Another very popular option and a great way to get some up to the minute dining tips too is to take a food tour, you'll learn about Serbian food and culture from young enthusiastic locals. The city has an incredible atmosphere so be sure to enjoy the café culture as well as the delicious restaurants and the Belgrade nightlife that is a contender for the best in Europe. Sights not to miss include the Kalmegdan Fortress, Republic Square and St. Sava Temple. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Belgrade
Spend some time in Belgrade on a tour that takes in other cities in Serbia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Belgrade and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
Discover some of the less-visited parts of the Balkans on a self-drive trip that will reward your adventurous spirit with warm welcomes, great food and spectacular sights. Start your exploration in Zagreb, then head to the capital of the former Yugoslavia, Belgrade. From there you'll be going south into Bosnia & Herzegovina with stops in Sarajevo and Mostar, before dipping into Montengro for a couple of nights in UNESCO-listed Kotor then dropping the car off at Dubrovnik airport. read full itinerary
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