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Red Belgrade Communist Tour

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Red Belgrade Communist Tour

From US$ 28.28 per person

Tour Belgrade and learn about Serbia's history from WWII. Hear about the influence of Josip Broz Tito, conspiracy theories, and urban legends.

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  • Discover the history of the communist era of Serbia on a guided tour
  • Hear shocking stories and conspiracy theories
  • Learn about the life of Tito, the former president
  • Discover the so-called "Golden Era" of the Balkan region
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Learn about the communist era of Serbia, which lasted from the end of World War II to the late 1990s, on a guided tour of Belgrade. Meet your guide at Republic Square, the place where Josep Broz Tito's inspiring speech proclaimed the birth of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Hear conspiracy theories and urban legends from the 2nd half of the 20th century as you learn about the fall and rise of communism in Yugoslavia. See socialistic grey edifices belonging to the constructivism era mixed with numerous monuments from the era of the Yugoslavian Kingdom. Arrive at Terazije Square and hear about the glamorous holidays and festivities which were often celebrated here. See Hotel Moskva, and learn about the world-known celebrities and atypical guests who once stayed in its rooms. Make your way Nikola Pašić Square, which was once known as the square of Marx and Engels. Note its Trade Union Hall and learn about the cult of work which was emphasized during the communist era. At Pioneer's Park, learn how Tito's regime was the most liberal of all countries within the communist system. Allowing the influence from the West in music, a change of lifestyle was created. See the monument of Ivo Andrić, a Nobe Prize-winning Serbian writer and a Serbian ambassador to Berlin at the beginning of World War II. Afterwards, catch a trolley, a mode of public transportation used during the communist era which is still active today. Discover the district of Belgrade, Dedinje, famous for numerous embassies and residential villas. Visit the complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia, which is devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the famous leader revered as an outstanding man who led the country to a bright future. In the museum see a stunning collection of ceremonial gifts given to the Yugoslavian president, one of the most valued being a gift from the crew of Apollo 11. At the end of the tour, stop at the mausoleum known as the House of Flowers where Tito is buried.
  • Admission to the Yugoslav History Museum
  • Round-trip trolley ride
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Republic Square, next to the Prince Mihailo Monument (the horseman statue).

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • The tour involves an average amount of walking
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4.9 /5

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We had an excellent experience with Zlatan, he explained the country’s history so well and in a way that made it easy to follow. He answered our questions easily , as he obviously has a great depth of knowledge and at the end of the tour, very kindly took us to our bus stop. Which was extremely helpful. Thank you

October 3, 2019

Really nice tour! Zlatan is a really good guide, he tells you a lot about the complex past and makes it good to understand. I liked that he answered all the questions we had about Serbia, the people, the food and the past. I would definitely recommed to do this tour!

August 10, 2019

Fascinating tour

We were lucky to have Dragana as our guide for this tour. She has a master's degree in history and is excellent at explaining Belgrade's complicated past. There is a lot of standing so be prepared to be on your feet. Dragana provided so much intriguing information that our teenagers went home and did additional research. This tour is an excellent value.

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July 19, 2019

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