Belgrade Time Travel – Half Day Historic Core Walking Tour

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Description

From the ancient past to a modern time, this cultural walking tour focuses on the highlights of the city’s historic core: Belgrade Fortress, famous ‘Question Mark’ Inn, Knez Mihajlova St, Republic Square. Experience Belgrade’s unique atmosphere with us!


Discover the remarkable story about the City at the Crossroads of the Worlds“, one of the oldest constantly inhabited spots on the planet. Our journey will begin at the time of the Celts and Romans, address the turbulence of the last few centuries and end with a look at the modern-day Belgrade, capital of the country that today vigorously pursues its European future. This carefully designed 4 hours program combines history, culture, architecture, customs and important figures in one comprehensive experience.

Highlights

  • On-foot exploration of Belgrade’s historical center
  • Little-known historical facts & intriguing stories explained
  • Vibrant artery of Belgrade – Knez Mihajlova visited
  • Sample Turkish coffee and Serbian rakia in tavern from 1823
  • Insights into history, politics, people, and customs

What’s included?

  • Guided walking tour of Belgrade’s city center
  • Admission fees
  • One drink per person during the refreshment break (Turkish coffee, rakia, beverages, water, tea)
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • Service of a licensed local guide

Exclusions

  • Food, souvenirs or other expenses of private nature
  • Gratuity to the guide

Please note

  • Children 12 and younger are complimentary.
  • At least 3 people are required for this activity to take place
  • Maximum group size is 15 people
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part
  • This activity is unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriers
  • All persons under 18 will not be offered any alcoholic drink

What do I need to bring?

It is advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour operates regardless of the weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.

Where is the meeting point?

The tour starts in front of Belgrade City Library’s main entrance;
(in Serbian: ‘Biblioteka grada Beograda’),
Address 56, Knez Mihajlova St. (please see image).

It is the very last building in the city’s most famous pedestrian street.


Itinerary

Our time travel starts at Kalemegdan, a park that surrounds Belgrade Fortress. This is the place where the most distant past can be seen, and where Belgrade started as a human settlement very long time ago.

It is the most logical spot to begin unfolding the unusual and exciting story about the 'Crossroads of the Worlds'.

We walk through 'Stambol' and 'Clock' gates and enjoy an open-air exhibition of the Military Museum. Then we proceed to the 'King's Tower' and 'Zindan Gate' and visit The Rose Church of Our Lady. View of the 'Lower town' and its monuments. Enjoying superb views of the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers, New Belgrade, Zemun and 'Victor monument", one of the symbols of the city. Continuing through 'King's Gate' and rest of the Kalemegdan park with a number of monuments.

Leaving the park and passing by beautiful French embassy, reaching the Patriarchate, Orthodox Cathedral, seeing famous "?" Inn (Question mark Inn) and Princess Ljubica's Residence. Walking up to Knez Mihajlova pedestrian street, by far the oldest street in the city as scholars say that it follows the central grid layout of the Roman city of Singidunum which existed almost 2000 years ago. It has a large number of impressive buildings and mansions built at the end of the 1870's and is protected by law as one of the most valuable landmarks of the city.

Finally, we end the tour at the Republic Square, the real heart of Belgrade, with buildings of the National Theatre, and National Museum and a well known equestrian statue of Prince Michael (Knez Mihajlo).

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Duration: approx. 3 hours.