Day trip

From Belgrade: Drina River House, Sargan 8 Train & Drvengrad

Activity provider: INSPIRED TOURS

From Belgrade: Drina River House, Sargan 8 Train & Drvengrad

Activity provider: INSPIRED TOURS

From US$ 121.18 per person

Explore the spectacular nature of western Serbia while enjoying the railroad ride of a lifetime in a 90-year-old steam engine "Nostalgia." Hear the story behind the Drina River house and step into the charming wooden town where life is a miracle.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.The guide will pick you up at you hotel or apartment in Belgrade.
Private or small groups available


  • See the iconic house on a rock in the Drina River
  • Admire the pristine nature of western Serbia on a 90-year-old steam engine
  • Take a glimpse into the wooden town where the movie Life is a Miracle was filmed
Full description
Go off the beaten path and explore the best of western Serbia. Photograph the peculiar Drina River house – the only Serbian landmark posted on the cover of National Geographic Magazine, and travel back in time on a scenic ride on the Sargan 8 train. Explore a wooden town created as a movie set and enjoy spectacular views along the way on this private or small-group tour.  The tour starts at 7:00 AM from your accommodation in Belgrade. Travel for 2.5 hours in an air-conditioned car or minivan and arrive at the Gate of Podrinje viewpoint, marking the entrance to the magical Drina River Valley. Continue to Bajina Basta, a small city famous for being the home of the Drina River house. This unusual house was built in 1968 by local students and was made famous by National Geographic Magazine. Take a quick break to explore the area and enjoy a coffee or tea.  Next, drive 45 minutes towards Mokra Gora Railway Station, where you will start the Sargan 8 railroad ride. Authentic cars with wooden seats will take you back to 1925 when this railroad connected Belgrade with the Adriatic Sea. Hop on the train "Nostalgia" and ride up to the cliff at Jatare Station where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After a 2.5-hour ride, you will return to the starting point.  The last stop is in Drvengrad or "Woodentown," an ethno village developed by the well-known movie director, Emir Kusturica, as a set for his movie Life is Miracle. All the objects including the hotel, shops, church, and cinema are made of natural materials. Before starting the return trip, break for lunch and try some regional specialties. Drop-off will be provided at your accommodation in Belgrade at approximately 8:00 PM.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Roundtrip transport
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Guide
  • Refreshments
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee for wooden town
  • Sargan 8 railroad ticket
  • Souvenir from the company
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • During the high season, there is a strong possibility that tickets for the Sargan 8 sell out. This applies especially to last-minute bookings
  • If a child/infant takes part in this tour, there must be at least two adults with them
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Great day, guide and driver! Thank you!!

October 29, 2022


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