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Western Serbia 1-Day Tour of the Key Sites from Belgrade

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS

Western Serbia 1-Day Tour of the Key Sites from Belgrade

Activity provider: VICTOR TOURS

From US$ 94.86 per person

Discover the three key sights in Western Serbia on this 1-day guided trip from Belgrade. Ride an old-fashioned railway through scenic wild nature and see the famous House on the Drina.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
At your accommodation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Western Serbia on this 1-day tour of the key sites
  • Visit the world-famous House on the Drina
  • See the famous wooden village built by a well-known director
  • Ride on a traditional railway taking in stunning views along the way
  • Try the famous cuisine of Western Serbia
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation in Belgrade and head to the countryside of Western Serbia, which is known for wild and untouched nature. For just over two hours, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Listen to interesting stories about this part of the country from your guide.  You will stop at an amazing viewpoint then head to Bajina Bašta, which is a small town in the foothill of Mt. Tara. Here, you will see the world-famous attraction The House on the Drina. This is an isolated house made of logs, which is perched precariously on a river stone. Next, head to the Sargan Eight train and ride this narrow railway. You will pass several viewpoints of the stunning Mokra Gora along the way. The authentic cars with wooden seats, wood burning stoves, and characteristic rattling sound will take you back to 1925, which is when this railway was put in operation. After the ride, continue your journey to the nearby Mećavnik, which is known as the Wooden City. The famous director Emir Kusturica decided to build it during the shooting of his film Life is a Miracle. Here, you will stop to enjoy a traditional lunch. After the meal, you will head back to Belgrade where you will arrive late in the afternoon.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Sargan Eight (approximately 8 EUR)
  • Entrance fee to Kusturica's Wooden Village (approximately 2 EUR)
  • Food or drink
  • Tips (optional)

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  • The child rate only applies when booked with 2 adults
  • The tour will never be canceled. However, if you are the only person on tour, a supplement of 75% will be applied
  • At least 24 hours before the trip, you will be informed if you are the only guest on tour, and be offered a choice between canceling the tour with no fees or paying the supplement of 75% of the price
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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This tour takes you on a long journey into Western Serbia, a region known for its natural beauty with untouched nature. It takes several hours to get there and back, which means you will be spending a lot of time sitting in the vehicle, with a little amount of walking. The first two sites you visit, the Gate of Podrinje, and the Drina River House are beautiful sites, but they are merely a viewpoint, and you don’t really get to do anything while you’re there other than viewing it and taking pictures. The Šárgan Eight train and the Wooden City are cool, but they are a bit tacky and too touristy. I wish the tour offered the option to either walk through a trail at the beautiful Tara Park or to take the train. Our tour guide, Uroš was the best part of the trip. His English was great, a very skillful driver, and I really appreciated his background and knowledge in geography, geopolitics and history as a fellow geography and history geek.

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October 19, 2022

Stefan was our tour guide- he was AMAZING! What a lovely and down to earth guy. He made the day so enjoyable. He made sure everyone was having a good time. This tour included many things which meant you got to see so much in 1 day. I recommend it. It is a long day- but worth it. The train ride was beautiful and drina :)

September 6, 2021

If you go on this trip with Jovan, you are very lucky. It is very interesting to talk with him, not only about the excursion, but also on any topic that interests you. Jovan speaks really good English, so you'll understand everything) The trip was nice and comfortable. Scenes are fantastic there. I defently advice this trip

August 24, 2019

Product ID: 199627